Tag: United Kingdom

UK looks to challenge Elon Musk’s Starlink after winning bid for bankrupt satellite company OneWeb

The U.K. government is set to try and take on Elon Musk’s Starlink after it was crowned the winning bidder of failed satellite company OneWeb at an auction in New York. Like Starlink, OneWeb is aiming to establish a satellite network that can beam high-speed, low latency internet to Earth. Founded in 2012, OneWeb raised around […]

Brexit statement in FULL: Boris Johnson calls for ‘new momentum’ to save Brexit talks

Boris Johnson held talks with Brussels chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michael today as the European Union finally acknowledge the Uk’s rejection of an extension to the transition period. Brexit talks have entered the fourth rounds of negotiations but have so far made little progress. However, the UK and European Union have now agreed “new momentum” is […]

China must answer questions about coronavirus spread: UK defense secretary

The United Kingdom’s defense secretary said China must respond to allegations that it downplayed the extent of the coronavirus. Ben Wallace was asked during an interview on LBC radio Monday whether China has questions to answer about its handling of the pandemic. “I think it does,” he said, according to Reuters. “China needs to be […]

European ambassadors angered over sovereignty move

A group of 10 European ambassadors, led by the UK, gave a formal protest to Israel on Thursday and stressed that annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria would destabilize the region and harm Israel’s standing in the international community, European diplomats told Barak Ravid of Channel 13 News. The ambassadors of the UK, Belgium, […]

U.S., UK brace for soaring death tolls as pandemic bears down

The United States and Britain braced for one of their bleakest weeks in living memory on Monday as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. New infections in Italy, Spain and France showed signs of slowing, but hundreds of patients were still dying each day. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was […]

Queen Elizabeth II delivers coronavirus address and calls for unity, saying ‘we will succeed’

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II addressed the nation Sunday in a rare televised speech and called for unity amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Together we are tackling this disease, and I want to reassure you that if we remain united and resolute, then we will overcome it,” the Queen said. “I hope in the years to come […]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized with Virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to a hospital with the coronavirus. Johnson’s office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. Downing Street said Sunday the hospitalization is a “precautionary step” and he remains in charge of the government. “On […]

Boris Johnson ‘Furious’ With China’s Role in Pandemic

China faces a “reckoning” in the United Kingdom for this global coronavirus pandemic, from spreading the disease to potentially lying about their number of cases, according to allies of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “Of course, the only priority now is to deal with the crisis, but everybody knows that there has to be a […]

Franklin Graham banned in Britain!

All seven of the venues in the United Kingdom scheduled to host Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, have been canceled because of the evangelist’s biblically based views on human sexuality and marriage. “Pastor Graham peddles controversial, repulsive views about LGBT people which are in direct conflict with the values we hold dear […]

Franklin Graham surprised by backlash over UK evangelistic tour

Evangelist Franklin Graham has said in a media interview that he’s surprised to see all the confirmed venues in the United Kingdom pulling out due to his views on homosexuality, even as his supporters have started an online petition calling it “bullying” and a “hate crime.” “I have been surprised… I’m not coming to speak […]