UK weather: Britain to beat Rome and Madrid with temperatures as high as 26C this week

UK weather: Britain to beat Rome and Madrid with temperatures as high as 26C this week

1/50 17 April 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May hosts a meeting with leaders and representatives of Caribbean countries, at 10 Downing Street on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. AFP/Getty 2/50 16 April 2018 Aneira Thomas, the first baby to be born on the NHS, addresses the Unison Health Conference at the […]

US and UK Warn of Cybersecurity Threat From Russia

US and UK Warn of Cybersecurity Threat From Russia

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of Britain’s National Cyber Security Center, said Russia had targeted “millions” of devices in both countries, often seeking to hack into individual homes or small businesses or to control their routers. “Once you own the router, you own all the traffic, to include the chance to harvest credentials and passwords,” said […]

US and UK blame Russia for 'malicious' cyber-offensive

US and UK blame Russia for 'malicious' cyber-offensive

The cyberwar between the west and Russia has escalated after the UK and the US issued a joint alert accusing Moscow of mounting a “malicious” internet offensive that appeared to be aimed at espionage, stealing intellectual property and laying the foundation for an attack on infrastructure. Senior security officials in the US and UK held […]

Lords likely to vote in favour of UK staying in customs union

Lords likely to vote in favour of UK staying in customs union

George Parker and James Blitz in London April 16, 2018 Print this page The House of Lords is expected to vote for Britain to remain in an EU customs union this week, inflicting a damaging defeat on the government. The upper chamber of the British parliament is currently debating the EU withdrawal bill, which lays […]

No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush

No 10 refuses Caribbean request to discuss children of Windrush

Downing Street has rejected a formal diplomatic request to discuss the immigration problems being experienced by some Windrush-generation British citizens at this week’s meeting of the Commonwealth heads of government, rebuffing a request from representatives of 12 Caribbean countries for a meeting with the prime minister. “We did make a request to the CHOGM summit […]

Syria air strikes: UK confident of successful mission, says PM

Syria air strikes: UK confident of successful mission, says PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May said the UK had taken part in “limited and targeted strikes” The UK is “confident” that air strikes carried out by Britain, the US and France on suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria have been successful, the PM has said. Theresa May also said it […]

Russian claims that UK staged Syria gas attack 'a blatant lie'

Russian claims that UK staged Syria gas attack 'a blatant lie'

The UK has denounced as “a blatant lie” Russian claims that the country’s intelligence services were responsible for staging “the fake chemical weapons attack” in Douma, Syria, as a pretext for launching a possible wider military assault on the Syrian regime forces. Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said he had obtained documentary evidence that […]

Where UK ministers and other key MPs stand on possible Syria attack

Where UK ministers and other key MPs stand on possible Syria attack

Theresa May The prime minister and her close aides have tried to take the same methodical, step-by-step approach to calibrating Britain’s response to the Douma attack that they deployed after the Salisbury poisoning – though that is far harder to achieve when action is likely to be led by the erratic Donald Trump. Despite May’s […]

Penny Mordaunt hails UK aid as a shield against crime, poverty and terrorism

Penny Mordaunt hails UK aid as a shield against crime, poverty and terrorism

UK Aid is a shield against pandemics, organised crime, poverty and terrorism, and an example of British values,Penny Mordaunt, the international development secretary has said. In a speech short on detail, but long on colour and allusion, Mordaunt evoked images of past glories and wartime Britain. She also announced the launch of a new “great […]