Posts tagged BRITAIN
An analysis of the histories of almost 200 nations found that only 22 have never experienced a British More >
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KINGSTON, Jamaica—Shrugging off economic hardships and high crime, people across Jamaica proudly wore the national colors of gold, black and green Monday to mark the Caribbean island’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain.
Telephone poles and street lights were wrapped in the flag’s colors across the scenic island of less than 3 million More >
Britain has voiced renewed concern over Iran’s military ambitions after Tehran claimed it had successfully test-fired an upgraded version of its short-range ballistic missile.
The Foreign Office said the test called into question Iran’s claims that its nuclear program is purely for civilian power generation, and not for military use as many in More >
Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has pledged greater support for Syria’s rebel fighters, as the battle for the country’s commercial capital Aleppo intensified.
“Given the scale of death and suffering and the failure so far of the diplomatic process we will, over the coming weeks, increase our practical but non-lethal support,” Hague More >
LONDON—Police and News International say a 37-old-year reporter with The Sun tabloid has been arrested in an inquiry into the alleged gathering of data from stolen cell phones.
Scotland Yard says the man is the ninth person arrested as part of Operation Tuleta, which is looking into allegations of computer hacking. It is one of three parallel More >
LONDON—Radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada is launching a new legal bid at Britain’s High Court for release from detention.
Abu Qatada, who has been described in Spanish and British courts as a leading al-Qaida figure in Europe, is being held in a high-security prison while he fights deportation to Jordan over terror charges. Both the British and More >
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne was under intense pressure to change course after worse-than-expected official figures showed the country’s economy shrank by 0.7 per cent between April and June.
Liberal Democrats called for a “Plan A plus” to stimulate growth and one Liberal Democrat peer called for the Chancellor to be More >