• Meghan Tells Men to Value & Appreciate Women in Their Lives
    2020-03-10 06:01:34 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has visited a school to offer an International Women’s Day message with an appeal to men to honor the women in their lives. The surprise visit Friday took place at the Robert Clack Upper School in Dagenham in east London. The community was the site of famous strikes by...
  • Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, Will Fulfill their Final Royal Commitment
    2020-03-08 18:58:01 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; It&rsquo;s definitely a farewell. But will it be fond?</p><p>Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will fulfill their final royal commitment when <a href="">they appear Monday</a> at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in Lond...
  • Plácido Domingo pulls out of London's Royal Opera House
    2020-03-07 06:05:56 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Spanish tenor ?Plácido Domingo, who is ensnared in allegations of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from this summer’s production of Don Carlo at London’s Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House said in a statement Friday it had been mutually agreed with Domingo that he will not be taking up his role in the Giuseppe Ve...
  • A Major Milestone for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    2020-03-05 01:38:17 UTC

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  • Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi work on charity single in London
    2020-02-28 14:47:24 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry joined Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday as the singer recorded a charity single to support the foundation that oversees the Invictus Games — a multinational sports event for sick and injured servicemen. The prince and the popstar greeted each other at the studio where the Beatles reco...
  • Spectacular Sinn Féin Victory Reshapes Ireland's Political Landscape
    2020-02-11 00:18:15 UTC

    DUBLIN — Sinn Féin candidates stormed to a series of spectacular victories in general election counts on Sunday, reshaping Ireland’s political landscape as party leaders begin to turn their attention to how the next government might be formed. Though many seats remain to be filled and counts will continue today, a hung Dáil, which w...
  • EU Parliament Gives Final Approval to Brexit Deal
    2020-01-29 18:07:08 UTC

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament on Wednesday gave its final approval to Britain’s divorce deal from the bloc, paving the way for Brexit to take place on Friday. The chamber broke into singing Auld Lang Syne, a traditional Scottish song to bid farewell, after voting 621 for versus 49 against the Brexit deal, with 13 abst...
  • EU: Lots of Problematic Issues in UK’s Latest Brexit Proposal
    2019-10-03 17:28:04 UTC

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday pointed to a number of problematic issues in Britain’s latest Brexit proposal, saying that more discussions were needed. “Accepting such a proposal would not meet all the objectives of the backstop: preventing a hard border, preserving North-South coo...
  • Boris Johnson's Brexit Dilemma
    2019-09-10 01:33:31 UTC

    Brexit, the UK’s most significant geopolitical move in decades, remains in question more than three years since the 2016 referendum, with possible outcomes ranging from an exit on Oct. 31 without a withdrawal agreement to smooth the transition, to abandoning the whole endeavour. LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said o...
  • Irish PM: We Need a Single Irish Economic Zone
    2019-09-08 18:15:51 UTC

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar plans to discuss whether regulatory alignment between Ireland and Northern Ireland might form the basis of a Brexit deal when he meets British counterpart Boris Johnson on Monday. But Varadkar said a breakthrough was unlikely during Monday’s talks with the EU summit on Oct. 17-18 ...
  • UK's Johnson Loses Control
    2019-09-07 01:55:13 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British parliament voted on Wednesday to prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, but rejected his first bid to call a snap election two weeks before the scheduled exit. After wresting control of the day’s parliamentary agenda from Johnson, the Ho...
  • Pelosi: US, UK Trade deal Won't Pass Congress if Good Friday pact Is Undermined
    2019-08-14 16:02:03 UTC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no chance that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will pass Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. “Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Fri...
  • US, UK Seek Quick Post-Brexit Trade Deal
    2019-08-13 18:20:56 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States are discussing a partial trade accord that could take effect on Nov. 1, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday. The official also said visiting U.S. national security adviser John Bolton and British trade minist...
  • US will "Enthusiastically Support a No-Deal Brexit"
    2019-08-12 19:04:58 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties. Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President D...
  • No-Deal Brexit Could Lead to United Ireland
    2019-07-28 00:33:47 UTC

    Dublin — A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would "come to question the union" with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said, AFP reports. His comments came after new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the current Brexit deal was unacceptable and set preparations for...
  • No-Deal Brexit Would Cause Severe Damage to UK
    2019-07-29 03:42:16 UTC

    A no-deal Brexit would cause “severe” damage to UK businesses, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the lobby group, told BBC that quitting the EU without an agreement should be an option “that is not even considered”. Claims that firms are ready for a no-deal scenario are ...
  • 2 Finalists in UK Leadership Race Make Pitch to Tory Members
    2019-06-22 20:51:35 UTC

    LONDON (AP) — The two finalists in the race to lead Britain’s governing Conservative Party — and become the country’s new prime minister — made their first formal pitches to party members Saturday, both vowing to be the right man to deliver Brexit. Ex-foreign secretary and former London mayor Boris Johnson, the runaway favorite of T...
  • US Ranks Last in the world for Maternity Leave
    2019-06-13 18:25:15 UTC

    NEW YORK, 13 June 2019 — Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Portugal offer the best family-friendly policies among 31 rich countries with available data, according to a new UNICEF repot. Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, United Kingdom and Ireland rank the lowest. The United States is the only country included in the analysis with no nati...
  • UK’s Johnson Threatens to Withhold $50 Billion Brexit Payment
    2019-06-09 01:46:56 UTC

    (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound ($50 billion) Brexit payment until the European Union gives Britain better exit terms. The EU has repeatedly said it will not reopen discussion of the Brexit transition...
  • Tearful Theresa May Quits as UK Prime Minister
    2019-05-25 03:17:25 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit after failing to deliver Brexit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union. May’s departure deepens the Brexit crisis as a new leader, who should be in place by the end ...
  • British PM Theresa May 'Expected to Quit Friday'
    2019-05-23 05:52:23 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected on Friday to announce her departure from office, The Times reported, without citing a source. May will remain as prime minister while her successor is elected in a two-stage process under which two final candidates face a ballot of 125,000 Conservative Party members, ...
  • Still Unclear How, When or If UK Will Ever Indeed Quit EU
    2019-04-02 20:57:13 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she would seek another Brexit delay to agree an EU divorce deal with the opposition Labour leader, a last-ditch gambit to break an impasse over Britain’s departure that enraged many in her party. Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Unio...
  • Brexit: EU Prepares For a 'No-Deal' Scenario
    2019-03-29 20:39:59 UTC

    Theresa May's exit deal failed by 58 votes, and April 12 beckons as a new exit date for the UK out of the EU. More indicative votes are on the table, as the EU prepares for a 'no-deal' scenario. LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a third time on Friday, sounding its probable death knel...
  • May Promises to Resign if Brexit Deal Passes
    2019-03-27 18:09:57 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would quit if her twice-defeated EU divorce deal passes at the third attempt, making a last-ditch bid to persuade rebels in her Conservative party to back her. May told a meeting of Conservative lawmakers she would stand down if her divorce plan finally got ...
  • UK's Theresa May delays vote on Brexit until March 12
    2019-02-25 18:01:20 UTC

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May promised on Sunday to offer lawmakers a vote on her Brexit deal by March 12, the latest delay in her attempt to win approval for a plan to ensure Britain’s orderly departure from the European Union. As the United Kingdom’s labyrinthine Brexit crisis goes down to the wire,...