Tag Archives: Britain

Elton John Stars In John Lewis Holiday Ad [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: It’s the most magical time of the year – or at least as far as television advertising goes – as the official John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled. And this year it’s gone in a completely new direction, by featuring a music icon. Elton John takes us on his musical career journey and reveals his most …

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TURMOIL: Ministers Quit Over PM May’s Brexit Draft

CBS News reports: The morning after the night before was a rough one for British Prime Minister Theresa May. On Wednesday night, she announced that she’d won her cabinet’s backing for her draft proposal on how the U.K. should pull out of the European Union. On Thursday morning, May’s Brexit secretary, the man who led her negotiating team in Brussels …

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Theresa May Issues Draft Brexit Agreement With EU

CBS News reports: Prime Minister Theresa May has managed to hash out a draft agreement with the European Union on the terms of Britain’s looming divorce from the EU, and to convince her own divided cabinet that the deal is a better than the default alternative — a “no-deal Brexit.” May emerged from her official residence at No. 10 Downing …

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REPORT: Trump “Berated” Theresa May In Phone Call

The Washington Post reports: As he jetted to Paris last Friday, President Trump received a congratulatory phone call aboard Air Force One. British Prime Minister Theresa May was calling to celebrate the Republican Party’s wins in the midterm elections — never mind that Democrats seized control of the House — but her appeal to the American president’s vanity was met …

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BRITAIN: Companies Plan To Microchip Employees

The Telegraph reports: British companies are planning to microchip some of their staff in order to boost security and stop them accessing sensitive areas. Biohax, a Swedish company that provides human chip implants, told the Telegraph it was in talks with a number of UK legal and financial firms to implant staff with the devices. One prospective client, which cannot …

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BRITAIN: 700K March For Second Brexit Vote [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The centre of London ground to a halt as an estimated 700,000 people from all over the UK marched peacefully on parliament to demand a second referendum on Brexit. It was the biggest outpouring of public opposition to government policy since the anti-Iraq war protest in 2003. The number who descended on the capital to call for …

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UK Condemns Trump’s Praise For Assault On Reporter

The Guardian reports: Downing Street has indirectly criticised Donald Trump after he praised a Republican congressman for attacking a Guardian reporter, saying any violence or intimidation against journalists was “completely unacceptable”. Asked about Trump’s comments, Theresa May’s spokeswoman said: “He obviously made comments at a political rally, and those are for him. But more generally we would always say that …

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BRITAIN: Anti-Gay Bakers Win Wedding Cake Case

The BBC reports: The Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery have won their appeal in the so-called “gay cake” discrimination case. The UK’s highest court ruled that Ashers bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a slogan supporting same-sex marriage was not discriminatory. The five justices on the Supreme Court were unanimous in their judgement. The high-profile dispute began …

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Banksy Piece Sells For $1.3M, Promptly Shreds Itself

The BBC reports: A stencil spray painting by elusive artist Banksy shredded itself after it was sold for more than £1m. The framed “Girl With Balloon”, one of the artist’s best known works, was auctioned by Sotheby’s in London. The piece which shows a girl reaching towards a heart-shaped balloon was the final work sold at the auction. However, moments …

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BRITAIN: High Court Overturns Patent On PrEP Drug

Gay Star News reports: Britain’s High Court today ruled to overturn pharmaceutical company Gilead Science’s patent extension on Truvada. The HIV medication is also used for PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). When taken as advised, this stops HIV negative people acquiring HIV. PrEP is not yet available on the NHS in England and Wales. The NHS is currently conducting a trial to …

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Putin Claims Poisoning Suspects Are Russian Civilians

The BBC reports: The two suspects in the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are civilians, not criminals, Russian President Vladimir Putin says. The UK government named them as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and said they were from Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU. Mr Putin said his government had found the pair and he hoped …

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Britain Charges Russia Spies In Poisoning Case [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Two Russian nationals have been named and charged over the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, Wiltshire. British police and prosecutors made the announcement on Wednesday. Police said the two men were traveling on authentic Russian passports under the names of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov and arrived in the UK on an Aeroflot …

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BRITAIN: London Mayor Sadiq Khan Shrugs Off Mocking Bikini Balloon: I Don’t Think Yellow Is My Color [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Protesters have been given permission to fly a bikini-clad blimp of London mayor Sadiq Khan over Westminster. Campaigners raised £58,182 for the 29ft-long ‘baby Khan’, which will fly over Parliament Square on 1 September. A crowdfunding anti-Khan campaign was launched following the giant Donald Trump baby balloon flown by protesters during the president’s visit in July. Mr …

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Stormy Daniels Drops Out Of Celebrity Big Brother

NBC News reports: Adult film star Stormy Daniels pulled out of the British edition of “Celebrity Big Brother” on Thursday night, but there were conflicting explanations for her last-minute withdrawal. The 39-year-old, who claims she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago and is suing the president, did not appear as planned on the reality show’s season …

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Stormy Daniels Joins Cast Of UK’s Celebrity Big Brother

The Daily Mail reports: The full Celebrity Big Brother line-up for the upcoming 2018 series has been confirmed. Reality stars Gabby Allen and Dan Osborne, as well as porn star Stormy Daniels and actress Roxanne Pallett lead the string of big personalities heading into the famous Borehamwood mansion. The series will be the last on Channel 5, and is set …

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Britney Spears Sparks Criticism With Pride Tweet

The Huffington Post UK reports: Britney Spears has raised eyebrows with her latest tweets, which has sparked accusations of “exploiting Pride” to sell her latest perfume. Over the weekend, Britney gave her first UK live performance in two years at Brighton Pride, where her show received huge praise from fans. However, shortly after the event, a tweet was posted on …

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Trump Lies About Being Late To Meet Queen Elizabeth

Politico reports: Speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Trump claimed he had actually arrived 15 minutes early for his meeting with the “incredible” queen, slamming the “fake, fake, disgusting news” media reports that noted he had been the one who was late. The president’s visit to Britain was broadcast live on television, including footage of the 92-year-old queen …

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US Right Wing Groups Fund Defense Of UK Extremist

The Guardian reports: A right wing American think tank that spent a five-figure sum on Tommy Robinson’s legal defence has said it is aware of up to four other similar organisations bankrolling a high-profile campaign to release him. The Middle East Forum has also paid for foreign speakers to attend “Free Tommy” rallies in the UK in addition to funding …

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Queen Wore Brooch From Obamas To Greet Trump

The Hill reports: Queen Elizabeth wore a brooch given to her by former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama on the day President Trump landed in the U.K., according to multiple reports. The Obamas gave the vintage brooch to the Queen during a 2011 visit. The 14-karat yellow gold piece of jewelry is also known as the American …

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Bannon Appears To Call For Literal “War” Over Brexit

Haaretz reports: British Prime Minister Theresa May warned her divided party on Sunday that there may be “no Brexit at all” if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union after leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc. “My message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize,” …

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