U.S. ambassador says Trump to meet Queen Elizabeth on UK visit

By Alistair Smout LONDON, June 20 : U.S. President Donald Trump will meet Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Britain next month, the U.S. ambassador in London told Sky News on Wednesday. Trump is due in mid-July after months of back-and-forth over when he would visit the country that has traditionally been the United States’ […]

EU leaders worried over Irish border issue in Brexit talks-draft

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS, June 19 : European Union leaders will express concern on Friday over a lack of progress in talks with London on how to avoid reimposing controls at the border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic after Brexit. Leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the EU after […]

Major fire ravages celebrated Glasgow School of Art for second time

By Russell Cheyne GLASGOW, Scotland, June 16 : A huge fire has gutted one of Scotland’s architectural gems, the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art, which was still being restored after a major blaze in 2014. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said after visiting the site on Saturday that the damage to the […]

Britain’s May defuses revolt in parliament over Brexit plans

By Elizabeth Piper, Andrew MacAskill and William James LONDON, June 12 : Prime Minister Theresa May defused a rebellion in parliament over her Brexit plans on Tuesday but only after having to compromise and hand lawmakers more control over Britain’s departure from the European Union. After winning Tuesday’s ballot over changes to a future “meaningful […]

Britain’s May defeats rebellion in parliament over Brexit plans

By Elizabeth Piper, Andrew MacAskill and William James LONDON, June 12 : Prime Minister Theresa May defeated a rebellion in parliament over her Brexit plans on Tuesday, but not without having to compromise and hand lawmakers more control over Britain’s departure from the European Union. After winning Tuesday’s vote on changes to a future “meaningful […]

Brexit campaigner Banks: Russia meetings were not an issue in the past

By Alistair Smout and Sarah Young LONDON, June 12 : Arron Banks, the man behind one of the main Brexit campaigns, said on Tuesday scrutiny of his meetings with the Russian ambassador over a potential business deal had turned into a “witch hunt” now Britain’s relations with Moscow had soured. Banks, a businessman who financed […]