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 […]

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Image copyright REL Image caption Sabre would work like a jet engine in the lower atmosphere and like a rocket motor in the high atmosphere Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce. REL, based at Culham in Oxfordshire, is working on a […]

Breach at UK's Great Western Railway: Commuters told to reset passwords

Breach at UK's Great Western Railway: Commuters told to reset passwords

Great Western Rail is urging all customers to change their passwords after identifying a successful attack to access GWR.com accounts over the last week. The train company said circa 1,000 accounts were directly affected out of more than a million, and has written to those customers and the Information Commissioner’s Office. “We are now asking […]

World leaders to miss union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

World leaders to miss union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to break with tradition for their wedding, with UK and foreign politicians not on the official guest list. Donald Trump, the US president, and his predecessor, Barack Obama, have not been invited to the 19 May ceremony, and Theresa May and other UK political leaders are not expected to […]

Norway offers to roll over UK trade agreements after Brexit

Norway offers to roll over UK trade agreements after Brexit

Norway’s government has signalled its co-operation with British wishes to roll over trade arrangements with non-EU countries in the transition phase after Brexit. The UK’s tariff-free trade in goods with Norway and scores of other non-EU countries is ensured by EU treaty arrangements, which for Britain will end with Brexit in March 2019. But Britain […]

Man living in UK for 56 years loses job over immigration papers

Man living in UK for 56 years loses job over immigration papers

An experienced special needs teaching assistant lost his job after his employers ruled that he was an illegal immigrant, despite the fact he has lived in the UK for more than 50 years. Michael Braithwaite, who arrived in Britain from Barbados in 1961, had worked at a north London primary school for over 15 years […]

'I'm just glad he has a chance.' In-state star impresses during UK visit

'I'm just glad he has a chance.' In-state star impresses during UK visit

Pendleton County standout Dontaie Allen was one of the state’s best scorers and rebounders during his junior season, and figures to match or exceed that production for the Wildcats during his senior campaign next school year. Where he’ll play college basketball has yet to be decided, but it sounds like there’s a frontrunner for his […]