Tag Archives: Britain

BRITAIN: Defense Secretary Has Speech Interrupted By iPhone Siri Because He Used The Word “Syria” [VIDEO]

Gizmodo reports: For modern smartphone owners, it’s a common enough of an occurrence. You’re just sitting there, talking about whatever, when suddenly you say something that triggers the digital assistant on your phone. Now normally, you’d probably get annoyed for a second, tap a button to dismiss the interruption, and then continue with whatever you were doing. But if you’re, …

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Britain Vows To Ban Ex-Gay Torture Nationwide

The Guardian reports: The government will appoint a national LGBT health adviser and take measures to end so-called conversion therapy as part of a plan to deliver what Theresa May has promised will be “real and lasting change”. The proposals form part of an action plan published by the Equalities Office on Tuesday. It follows a UK-wide survey of LGBT …

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BRITAIN: Massive Protests Planned For Trump’s Visit, Giant Inflatable Trump Baby May Float Over Parliament

NBC News reports: A 20-foot-tall inflatable orange baby with the face of President Donald Trump could float over Britain’s parliament next month, one of many acts of protest planned to coincide with Trump’s first visit to the U.K. since taking office. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are expected to march in London, Scotland and elsewhere during his trip, which takes …

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BRITAIN: 100,000 March Against Brexit [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Around 100,000 supporters of the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, organizers said. Protesters packed the main arteries of the capital, waving British, Irish and European flags and colorful banners to call for a “People’s Vote” on the eventual deal …

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REPORT: Trump To Meet Queen During Visit To UK

Sky News reports: Donald Trump will meet the Queen when he visits Britain next month, the US ambassador to the UK has told Sky News. The president is due in Britain for a working visit on Friday 13 July – his first to the country since being elected in 2016. It is not a state visit with all the pomp …

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BRITAIN: PM Theresa May Denounces Trump’s Migrant Policies As “Deeply Disturbing And Wrong” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Theresa May has described Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their families as “deeply disturbing” and “wrong”, but defended her decision to receive the US president in Britain next month. Quizzed about the images of children held in cages, and audio of crying toddlers separated from their parents by US border officials, May went further …

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REPORT: Trump Asked Trudeau About Canada Burning Down White House (Which Was Done By The British)

CNN reports: President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, sources familiar with the discussion told CNN. According to the sources, …

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BELFAST: 20,000 March For Marriage Rights [VIDEO]

Belfast Live reports: Politicians have been urged “to do the right thing” by thousands of people who joined a rally in Belfast this afternoon calling for equal marriage. The march, which was organised by the Love Equality campaign, was led from Writer’s Square by Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister and Patrick Corrigan, from Amnesty International. Supporters lined the streets as …

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Widespread Visa Card Outage Hits Britain And Europe

The BBC reports: Customers across the UK and Europe have been unable to pay for their purchases with Visa cards because of a network failure. Some shoppers reported they were stuck in queues in supermarkets and petrol stations as Visa transactions could not be processed. Banks have advised customers that they can still withdraw cash from ATMs. Visa says it …

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REPORT: Ecuador On Verge Of Booting Assange

CNN reports: Julian Assange’s nearly six-year refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London is in danger, opening the WikiLeaks founder to arrest by British authorities and potential extradition to the US, multiple sources with knowledge tell CNN. While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is “unusually bad” …

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BELARUS: Government Slams Same-Sex Relationships As “Fake” After UK Embassy Flies Rainbow Flag In Minsk

Reuters reports: Leading rights groups praised the British embassy in Minsk on Tuesday for flying a rainbow flag to support sexual minorities in one of Europe’s most homophobic states, after Belarus condemned the UK for challenging its “traditional values”. Britain came under fire from the eastern European country’s interior ministry on Sunday, which said on its website that the UK …

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Scotland Might Try For Independence Again

Reuters reports: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over Brexit. Speaking on ITV television’s Peston on Sunday program, Sturgeon also said her Scottish National Party would not block another Brexit vote on any final deal, but feared what would happen if …

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BRITAIN: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Marry

CNN reports: And they’re married! Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle were wed Saturday at Windsor Castle in a ceremony that combined British pageantry with modern style. In a departure from tradition, Markle walked much of the way up the aisle unchaperoned, followed by her 10 bridesmaids and page boys — a move that is unprecedented for a …

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Ecuador Spent Millions On Spy Operation For Assange

The Guardian reports: Ecuador bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Julian Assange in its central London embassy, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Over more than five years, Ecuador put at least $5m (£3.7m) into a secret …

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The Queen/Freddie Mercury Trailer Is Here [VIDEO]

Entertainment Weekly reports: Rami Malek is out from behind the computer and rocking the mic with style in the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody. In the upcoming Queen biopic, the Mr. Robot star takes on the role of legendary rocker Freddie Mercury. The journey to the big screen hasn’t been an easy one for Bohemian Rhapsody. First, after years of …

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BRITAIN: Northern Ireland Marriage Equality Bill Stalls In House Of Commons After Objection By Tory MP

The Belfast Telegraph reports: A bid to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland has been blocked from progressing the legislative process in the House of Commons. MP Conor McGinn [photo] had brought a private member’s bill forward seeking to extend same-sex marriage into Northern Ireland following the collapse of the devolved government more than 15 months ago. He had expected …

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BRITAIN: Supreme Court Hears Gay Cake Case

The Guardian reports: A bakery run by evangelical Christians is to launch a fresh attempt to overturn a £500 award made against it for refusing to bake a cake promoting same-sex marriage. Ashers bakery, which has branches in Northern Ireland and is financially supported by the Christian Institute, is taking its claim to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, which is …

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BRITAIN: Personal Finance Expert Sues Facebook For Defamation Over Fake “Scam” Ads Featuring His Name

The Associated Press reports: A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Martin Lewis, who founded the MoneySavingExpert website, says his name has appeared on more than 50 advertisements in the last year, many of them get-rich-quick scams to con …

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