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Coloniser Queen Elizabeth must fall - EFF

2016-12-02 16:33

The British monarchy must fall and be consigned to the dustbin of history that contains Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Mobutu Sese Seko, King Leopold and apartheid, says the EFF.

Ethiopia detains foreign pilots in a vintage air rally

2016-11-24 18:01

The United States Embassy says Ethiopian authorities have detained several foreign pilots, including Americans, who were participating in a trans-Africa air rally

Up to 200 inmates riot at British prison

2016-11-07 10:25

British authorities have put an end to a prison riot involving up to 200 inmates, which broke out just days after a warders' association had warned of a "bloodbath" in the UK's detention facilities.

Britain backtracks over listing foreign workers

2016-10-10 13:20

The British government stepped back from a plan to make employers list their foreign workers after a backlash among business leaders.

British baron's daughter dies in Philippine drug war

2016-09-19 15:24

A daughter of the late British baron Lord Moynihan has been killed in the Philippines where the government is waging a deadly war on drugs, police say.

Tusk: Britain should start EU divorce talks soon

2016-09-08 13:16

Britain should start talks to leave the European Union as soon as possible, says European Council President Donald Tusk.

Britain launches soft drinks sugar tax to fight obesity

2016-08-18 17:36

Britain will tax companies selling sugary soft drinks and invest that money in health programmes.

Britain not bankrolling Mugabe's regime - ambassador

2016-07-27 21:54

Britain’s ambassador to Zimbabwe has denied claims that her government is secretly supporting President Robert Mugabe’s regime, says a report.

Boris Johnson to make first US trip for ISIS talks

2016-07-19 09:35

New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will make his first official visit to the US, meeting international counterparts as part of the fight against Islamic State.

Boris Johnson appointed Britain's foreign minister

2016-07-14 07:22

Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and "Leave" campaign figurehead in Britain's EU referendum, was appointed foreign secretary in new PM Theresa May's government.

 

Hate crimes in Britain linked to Brexit campaign

2016-12-01 12:30

Hate crimes in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU frequently took inspiration from the campaign to leave the bloc, according to a study released.

Trump backs Nigel Farage as British ambassador to US

2016-11-22 16:50

Donald Trump has tweeted that Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage "would do a great job" as British ambassador to the US, in the latest unorthodox intervention from the president-elect.

UK government to appeal Brexit court ruling

2016-11-04 09:10

The British government has vowed to appeal a High Court ruling that it must seek parliament's approval before starting EU exit talks, in a landmark judgement that could delay Brexit.

World court has no jurisdiction in nuclear case

2016-10-05 20:08

The UN's highest court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to take on cases brought by the tiny Pacific Ocean nation of the Marshall Islands that seeks to urge Britain, India and Pakistan to resume talks to eradicate nuclear weapons stock.

Nearly 30 million cars in EU over emissions limit - study

2016-09-19 14:32

One year after Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal, nearly 30 million cars on Europe's roads are still way over air-pollution limits, reports a European environment watchdog.

Five beachgoers die in Britain on hottest day of year

2016-08-25 08:13

Five beachgoers died as Britain sweltered on the hottest day of the year, officials said, bringing to 12 the number of people to have perished in the past week.

Car security bug revealed: 100-million vehicles affected!

2016-08-11 15:22

Researchers have discovered a security flaw in remote locking systems fitted to around 100-million cars worldwide, German media reported.

WATCH: Boris Johnson's super-awkward US press conference

2016-07-20 11:40

In his first press conference as UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has been grilled by American journalists over his “outright lies” and previous insults about world leaders. Watch his reaction here.

Britain's new finance chief rules out Brexit emergency budget

2016-07-14 13:48

Britain's new finance minister Philip Hammond has ruled out an emergency budget in response to economic turbulence triggered by the country's vote in favour of exiting the European Union.

Teenager Verstappen seduced by British fans

2016-07-11 08:15

Dutch teenager Max Verstappen was so impressed by the home fans at the 2016 British GP that he felt he should change his passport.

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