European Commission raids British headquarters of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox; reason unknown - UK's Telegraph
4 month ago
Amb. @KarenPierceUN: Russia cannot carry out an investigation on its own in Syria; it has no mandate from the Security Council. The investigation has to be independent. It is clear Moscow cares more for saving Asad, "abusing the power of veto", than about the use of WMD.
Man critical after 13 injured in a two-bus crash in Luton
4 month ago
In phone call, @POTUS and @theresa_may "agreed not to allow the use of chemical weapons to continue," according to just-released @WhiteHouse readout.
Prime Minister Theresa May and other political figures including U.S. president Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
_may also said she would chair a meeting of Britain's National Security Council later on Tuesday
Irish PM dismisses Davis' Brexit comments as 'strange'
4 month ago
Israeli Labour party formally suspends ties with Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism in Labour
Increased activity on the British military base in Cyprus.
This is a red line: a country cannot have the same rights as an EU member when it has left the EU – German CDU MEP Elmar Brok
"The agreement on the future relationship will be more than just one agreement"- @ElmarBrok_MEP
German CDU MEP Elmar Brok: Brexit has damaged all of us but the negotiations are there to limit the damage
German CDU MEP Elmar Brok: after Brexit, the standards will diverge. This is technically very difficult to deal with. So you will have border checks and all kinds of controls
German CDU MEP Elmar Brok at our Brexit perspectives event in Brussels: the deal from December is for Northern Ireland to have "full alignment" with the EU but nobody knows how to translate that in legal terms. UK disagrees with our translation but we are still waiting for theirs
Russian embassy in London says any secret resettlement of Sergei and Yulia Skirpal 'will be seen as an abduction or at least as their forced isolation'
British PM May to talk to Trump on suspected chemical attack in Syria
Reuters: British Prime Minister: Those responsible for the chemical attack in Syria should be held accountable
Washington: @statedeptspox: "Acting Secretary Sullivan spoke with @BorisJohnson to discuss the alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, the international community's response, and potential further steps the U.S. and UK governments might take in coordination with other partners.
UK Chief of the Defence Staff held a "significant" meeting with key military officials in the MOD this morning to discuss military options for Syria
'Any kind of a border has to be avoided at all costs the people won't allow it, we're not going to have one' says Former Taoiseach of Ireland Bertie Ahern
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says he thinks there is no doubt that Russia poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury
The Russian Embassy in London has said in a statement "we congratulate Yulia on her recovery. Yet we need urgent proof that what is being done to her is done on her own free will"
British Gas will increase energy bills for dual fuel customers on its standard variable tariff by an average 5.5% or £60 a year affecting 4.1m households
Salisbury District Hospital Medical Director says it is hoped poisoned spy Sergei Skripal "will be able to leave hospital in due course"
Sergei Skripal 'has made good progress' according to Salisbury District Hospital chief
PM Theresa May: UK's net migration target to remain post-Brexit
Salisbury District Hospital confirms Yulia Skripal has been discharged from hospital following nerve agent attack
Yulia Skripal has been discharged from hospital Salisbury District Hospital has confirmed
Tony Blair says probably not necessary for @theresa_may to seek parliamentary backing for UK airstrikes against Assad post suspected chemical weapons attack. Makes distinction between airstrikes and deploying ground troops in terms of requirement for MPs' vote
Viktoria Skripal says she is "feeling pleased" that her cousin Yulia Skripal is "well enough to be released from hospital" and says she thinks the UK will insist she claims asylum
Sky Sources say Yulia Skripal is being discharged from hospital after she had issued a statement to say her strength is "growing daily" following the nerve agent attack in Salisbury
Russian envoy to the United Nations: the intervention of US intelligence in the case of Skripal will complicate the case
British delegate: Assad government, Russia and Iran risk the stability of the region and the world
Russian delegate: London and Washington tried to divert attention from Skripal spy case
The RF Embassy requested details of the interception of the message on the day of the poisoning of the Skripals
Theresa May: The international community must be firmer in dealing with an attack in Douma
4 month ago
From Britain's @foreignoffice: UK and @StateDept agree, "This attack [in Douma] bore hallmarks of previous chemical weapons attacks by the Assad government"