Tag: United Kingdom

And so it begins: Brexit talks to focus 1st on orderly exit

Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal: a deal for citizens living in each other’s territory, border arrangements between Ireland and the U.K. and the amount that Britain will pay to get out of previous EU commitments. Both EU negotiator Michel […]

UK Government Hosts Europe’s Largest ‘Jew Hate Event’ Allegedly Linked to Terror

A Government building in Westminster is hosting the “biggest ever in Europe” pro-Palestinian event, organised by a group allegedly linked to anti-Semites, Islamists, and terror groups. Palestine Expo 2017 is due to take place just yards away from Parliament in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, which is owned by the Government and operated by an agency […]

Manchester attack: UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical,’ another attack may be imminent

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday that the country’s terror threat level has been raised to its highest level based on evidence gathered during the investigation of the deadly attack at a Manchester Ariana Grande concert, signifying that another attack may be imminent. “The threat level should be increased, for the time being, from […]

Potential terrorists in UK swells to 3,500

The around 3,000 potential terrorists monitored since 2015 has grown after the return of UK-born people who left to fight with ISIS. Around 400 ISIS-trained fighters are believed to have returned from war zones in Syria and Iraq. Despite being on red alert for more attacks on home soil like today’s carnage in Westminster, new […]

Ariana Grande concert Manchester Arena bombing suspect identified as Salman Abedi as ISIS claims responsibility

CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack. In a generic statement posted online, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Abedi’s suicide […]

UK warned it needs new Middle East policy that does not rely on Trump

The UK must fundamentally rethink its approach to the Middle East and potentially distance itself from the “mercurial and unpredictable” leadership of Donald Trump, a major report has concluded. Former cabinet ministers, senior foreign policy advisers and diplomats warned the Foreign Office against relying too heavily on the US president and urged the UK to […]

Russian Senator: U.K. Will Be ‘Wiped Off the Face of the Earth’ If It Uses Nuclear Weapons

A senior Russian politician responded aggressively Monday to comments by the U.K.’s defense minister suggesting pre-emptive use of nuclear weapons against Russia is an option for London, claiming the U.K. would be completely annihilated by Russia’s nukes in response. Russia’s Frants Klintsevich, who heads the defense and security committee in Moscow’s upper house of parliament, said the U.K. would […]

The Latest: UK’s Johnson says more Russia sanctions possible

The Latest on the meeting of the foreign minister of the Group of Seven (all times local): 2:05 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says there could still be new sanctions imposed on Russian military officers over their support for the Syrian government — even though G-7 allies ignored his call for new punitive measures […]

UK puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on notice’ over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The UK has put the United Nations Human Rights Council “on notice” over what it called its “disproportionate focus on Israel”. On the final day of the council’s 34th session the UK mission to the UN said it would vote against all resolutions about Israel’s conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories if things did […]

Five dead, around 40 injured in UK parliament terrorist attack

Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britains parliament.The dead, in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack,” included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed. The other three victims were among those hit […]