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Brexit vote sparks fight over EU medicines agency

2016-06-25 10:42

Britain's vote to leave the European Union has triggered a battle among other member states to take over the hosting of the European Medicines Agency.

Prolific UK paedophile faces life in jail

2016-06-03 08:48

A British paedophile who preyed on impoverished children in a Kuala Lumpur slum and posted pictures of the abuse online faces life in jail when he is sentenced.

Cameron warns of recession if Britain leaves EU

2016-05-23 13:48

British PM David Cameron has warned that Britain would be plunged into a "do it yourself" recession if it votes to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum

Britain's Cameron takes home 'special status' EU deal

2016-02-20 11:26

Prime Minister David Cameron takes a deal giving Britain "special status" in the EU back to London hoping it will be enough to keep his country in the bloc as campaigning begins for a crucial in-out referendum.

French, British schools on alert after bomb threats

2016-01-28 14:34

Around 20 schools in France and Britain were placed on bomb alert following another round of telephone threats, the second in a week.

British explorer Henry Worsley dies on solo Antarctic trek

2016-01-25 13:19

A British explorer has died after suffering exhaustion and dehydration while attempting to cross the Antarctic alone and unsupported

Britain to offer language classes to female Muslim migrants

2016-01-18 12:11

Thousands of female Muslim migrants to the UK will be offered a chance to learn English

Man stabs himself in head at London airport

2015-12-17 11:50

A man was taken to hospital after he repeatedly stabbed himself in the head on Wednesday at London's Heathrow airport, police and British media said, triggering panic among passengers.

Britain's Labour to campaign to stay in EU

2015-09-14 14:32

Britain's opposition Labour Party will campaign to stay inside the European Union no matter what the circumstances, the party's new foreign affairs spokesperson Hilary Benn says.

France says Britain EU referendum 'very risky'

2015-05-28 10:08

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was "very risky", ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris.

 

BREAKING: EU chiefs say Britain must leave 'as soon as possible'

2016-06-24 12:40

EU chiefs told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor.

Stephen Hawking stumped by Trump

2016-05-31 10:26

Stephen Hawking may be one of the world's top theoretical physicists, but there is one thing that has baffled him - explaining the rise of Donald Trump.

London votes for new mayor after bitter campaign

2016-05-05 11:44

Londoners are set to go to the polls to elect their new mayor following a bitter campaign between the two leading candidates that stayed ugly to the very end.

Cyber attack targets British bank

2016-01-29 18:00

British bank HSBC said it had successfully repelled a cyber attack although online access to banking services was not possible.

UK man must notify police if he plans to have sex

2016-01-25 16:11

A British man has been ordered by a court to give police 24 hours' advance notice if he plans to have sex with a female.

British woman dies on Spanish holiday island, husband held

2016-01-23 20:04

Emergency services on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca say they were called to attend a woman who appeared to have been strangled with a cellphone charger cable.

Canadian kills UK man in Peru after drinking hallucinogen

2015-12-18 09:53

A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew, police told AFP Thursday.

Air raids will make Britain 'safer', says Fallon

2015-12-05 19:33

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says that Royal Air Force strikes against the Islamic State group will make British streets safer.

Britain appoints minister for Syrian refugees

2015-09-14 11:28

Britain has appointed a minister to deal specifically with the 20 000 Syrian refugees that the country has agreed to resettle from camps bordering the war-torn country.

Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

2015-05-26 14:52

Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the US or Britain.

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