Top U.K. Envoy Breaks With Trump Administration Over Iran Policy

Top U.K. Envoy Breaks With Trump Administration Over Iran Policy

Aug. 21, 2018 2:42 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The U.K.’s top diplomat defended Britain’s support for the Iran deal on Tuesday during his first trip to Washington, taking on an issue that is emerging as a major source of contention in the relationship between the two allies. The Trump administration withdrew from the Iran deal in May, […]

UK posts biggest July government surplus in 18 years

UK posts biggest July government surplus in 18 years

The UK government this year ran its biggest July surplus since 2000, according to figures published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics, giving Philip Hammond a boost as he looks to increase health sector funding. The Treasury collected £2bn more in revenue than it spent during the month, higher than the £1.1bn expected […]

A shocking indictment of a privately run UK jail

A shocking indictment of a privately run UK jail

Peter Clarke is not one to mince his words. The chief inspector of prisons for England and Wales has released a string of reports into the shocking state of the correctional services. Each one has highlighted deteriorating conditions, rising violence, drug abuse, suicides and overcrowding. His latest report following an unannounced inspection at the main […]

U.K. government to temporarily take over operations of G4S prison: media reports

U.K. government to temporarily take over operations of G4S prison: media reports

The U.K. government has taken over the operations of HMP Birmingham, a major prison run by G4S Plc, after an inspection found it was in a “state of crisis,” multiple media outlets reported on Monday. The Ministry of Justice said it would run the prison for an initial six-month period, Reuters reported, in order to […]

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I am very lucky to be alive’ A British woman has survived after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia, the country’s coastguard has said. Officials said she was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea – 60 miles offshore – around […]

Kentucky basketball: Analysts impressed by UK in Bahamas

Kentucky basketball: Analysts impressed by UK in Bahamas

For ESPN analyst Dan Dakich, a telling moment during Kentucky’s trip to the Bahamas came the morning after the Cats defeated the professional team from Serbia called Mega Bemax. “I think the Serbians thought they were going to be able to, if not intimidate Kentucky, then muck up the game and knock Kentucky back,” Dakich […]

UK weather latest: Storm Ernesto fires towards Britain and will hit TONIGHT – SHOCK GRAPHS | Weather | News

UK weather latest: Storm Ernesto fires towards Britain and will hit TONIGHT – SHOCK GRAPHS | Weather | News

The storm, which has formed in the mid-Atlantic, has been described as a post-tropical cyclone, which has the ability to cause 50mph winds and intense downpours. The vicious storm is currently moving north-west across the Atlantic towards north-western Europe. The Beaufort Wind Scale has claimed that the winds created by the subtropical storm will have […]

Camberwell quadruple stabbing: boy charged after two seriously hurt | UK news

Two teenage boys were seriously injured and two others suffered lesser injuries after the four were stabbed in south London. Six males were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and grievous bodily harm with one so far being charged. Scotland Yard said the injured boys, aged between 15 and 16, were taken to south London […]

Vaping should be promoted by UK government, say MPs

Vaping should be promoted by UK government, say MPs

Vaping is key weapon in stopping smoking Fewer concerns that ecigarettes are gateway to smoking MPs call for different policies to encourage vaping Vaping is much less harmful than smoking, and the UK government should actively support ecigarettes to reduce the death and disease caused by tobacco, according to MPs. With the world of public […]

One in every five pounds spent with UK retailers is now online, figures show

One in every five pounds spent with UK retailers is now online, figures show

“Food sales remained robust as people continued to enjoy the World Cup and the sunshine.” Laith Khalaf, a senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “There’s really only one winner in the battle between clicks and bricks at the moment, with online sales driving retail growth onwards and upwards.  “Even the dusty old department stores are […]

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