Aides Urge Trump to Expel Russian Envoys Over UK Attack

Aides Urge Trump to Expel Russian Envoys Over UK Attack

By and March 23, 2018, 7:47 PM EDT President Donald Trump’s advisers are poised to recommend that he expel some Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy living in the U.K., a person familiar with the matter said. The advisers reached the preliminary recommendations at a […]

Officer hospitalized in UK spy poisoning case released from hospital

Officer hospitalized in UK spy poisoning case released from hospital

The police officer who was injured when responding to a poisoned former Russian spy earlier this month had been discharged from the hospital, U.K. authorities said. Detective Sgt. Nick Bailey was hospitalized for several weeks in connection with the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. Hospital officials and police announced Bailey’s release […]

The UK should get behind the EU's radical tax plan for tech firms

The UK should get behind the EU's radical tax plan for tech firms

Radical stuff from the European commission: it is proposing a tax on the revenues of large digital companies operating in the EU, to be levied at 3%. The idea breaches the basic principle that corporate taxes should be charged on profits, not turnover, and thus will cause conflict with the US and probably a few […]

Facebook and UK political consultancy sued in data storm

Facebook and UK political consultancy sued in data storm

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A U.S. resident has sued Facebook and a British-based political consultancy for obtaining data from millions of the social media site’s users without their permission, while an academic at the center of the storm accused both firms of scapegoating him. The complaint filed at the U.S. District Court in San Jose, […]

UK surge in housing costs for poorest 'worst in western Europe'

UK surge in housing costs for poorest 'worst in western Europe'

The cost of a home for the lowest earners has risen faster in Britain than anywhere in western Europe, fuelling a “worrying” increase in homelessness, a Europe-wide investigation has found. Housing costs for people who earn about £16,000 a year increased by 45% between 2010 and 2016, compared with an average rise of 10% for […]

Brexit: Michael Gove shares fishing industry 'disappointment'

Brexit: Michael Gove shares fishing industry 'disappointment'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some Conservative MPs have expressed disappointment at the outlined fishing deal The UK will regain full control over the country’s fishing waters for the first time in 40 years after December 2020, Michael Gove has insisted. The environment secretary said he shared the “disappointment” of fishing communities who hoped […]

Sergei Skripal possibly poisoned through car's air vents say US media

Sergei Skripal possibly poisoned through car's air vents say US media

The former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, could have been exposed to a deadly nerve agent through his car’s ventilation system, US media have reported. The pair remain critically ill in hospital after being exposed to the nerve agent novichok in Salisbury, in the UK, two weeks ago. The US organisation ABC […]

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