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EU rejects Theresa May's attempt to reopen Brexit talks

30 Jan 2019

EU rejects Theresa May's attempt to reopen Brexit talks

European leaders moved quickly yesterday to reject an attempt by Britain's PM Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit deal, as British lawmakers voted to demand changes.

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

15 Jan 2019

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

British lawmakers are preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union today after more than two years of political upheaval.

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

30 Nov 2018

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

The UK government has confirmed an amendment to a new weapons bill going through the Parliament to ensure that it wouldn't impact the right of the British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords.

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

16 Nov 2018

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

Embattled British Prime Minister, Theresa May, yesterday faced a possible "coup" after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Indian-origin minister Shailesh Vara and two other ministers resigned from her divided Cabinet over UK's "half-baked" divorce deal with the EU.

Man 'deliberately' crashes car into security-barriers outside UK Parliament; arrested

14 Aug 2018

Man 'deliberately' crashes car into security-barriers outside UK Parliament; arrested

A number of pedestrians were injured when a car crashed into the security barriers outside the UK's Parliament building today, Scotland Yard said as armed police quickly arrested the male driver.

Inside British Parliament, Siri 'interrupts' MP, announces results on Syria

05 Jul 2018

Inside British Parliament, Siri 'interrupts' MP, announces results on Syria

The task of digital assistants Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, is to make our lives easier. But in this case, a minister of British Parliament was left embarrassed when Apple's Siri rudely interrupted his speech.

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

28 Mar 2018

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

Cambridge Analytica (CA)'s net in India extends far wider than previously thought. Christopher Wylie, whistleblower, said it carried out "all kinds of projects" in different parts of India.

Zuckerberg refuses to appear before UK parliamentary committee for questioning

28 Mar 2018

Zuckerberg refuses to appear before UK parliamentary committee for questioning

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has refused to appear before a UK Parliament committee that's investigating data misuse on social media in the light of the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India

27 Mar 2018

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India

Former employee of Cambridge Analytica (CA) on Tuesday said that the UK-based data analytics firm worked "extensively" in India.

UK: PM Theresa May to reshuffle scandal-hit cabinet soon

09 Jan 2018

UK: PM Theresa May to reshuffle scandal-hit cabinet soon

British PM Theresa May will soon implement a cabinet reshuffle in a bid to re-assert her authority, amid multiple high-level departures.

Inside UK parliament: 160 attempts daily to access online porn

08 Jan 2018

Inside UK parliament: 160 attempts daily to access online porn

Despite a massive crackdown on sexual misconduct within the UK Parliament, users on the in-house internet network tried to access online porn over 24,000 times in four months.

Brexit: May government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

14 Dec 2017

Brexit: May government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

The Brexit took an unexpected turn after Britain's Theresa May government faced a surprise defeat in a Parliamentary vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

UK approves liberal visa scheme for Chinese, excludes Indians

22 Nov 2017

UK approves liberal visa scheme for Chinese, excludes Indians

The UK is planning to make permanent a pilot scheme unveiled in January 2016 providing Chinese citizens with easier, longer and cheaper British visas.

UK Parliament to vote on final Brexit deal

14 Nov 2017

UK Parliament to vote on final Brexit deal

UK has announced that its Parliament will be given a take-it or leave-it vote on the final Brexit deal.

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

03 Nov 2017

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

Ever since numerous sexual harassment allegations popped up against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of men/woman have been speaking out about their experiences on harassment at the hand of powerful individuals

Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout

29 Mar 2017

Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout

Pro-Brexit MPs "politely walked out" of a meeting of the Brexit Select Committee after a report presented was deemed "too gloomy".

UK Parliament attack: Police deny IS links of suspect

28 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attack: Police deny IS links of suspect

Though Khalid Masood's attack on the UK parliament echoed Islamic State methodology, British police denied any association between him to either IS or al-Qaeda.

London Attack: UK seeks WhatsApp encryption key

27 Mar 2017

London Attack: UK seeks WhatsApp encryption key

The UK government said security agencies should have access to WhatsApp's encryption system as the London parliament attacker used WhatsApp.

Police: London Parliament attacker acted alone

26 Mar 2017

Police: London Parliament attacker acted alone

London Metropolitan Police said that based on investigations, it appeared that the perpetrator of the London Parliament attacks worked alone.

Fresh arrest over London Parliament attack

24 Mar 2017

Fresh arrest over London Parliament attack

Authorities in London said they made two "significant" arrests over the London Parliament attack, taking the total number of arrests to 9.

UK Parliament attacker named Khalid Masood by London Police

24 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attacker named Khalid Masood by London Police

On Thursday, London Police named British-born Khalid Masood as the perpetrator of the Parliament attack.

UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility

23 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attack: ISIS claims responsibility

British police have identified and arrested 7 individuals connected to the attack on the UK Parliament.

UK Parliament attack claims 5 lives, injures 40

23 Mar 2017

UK Parliament attack claims 5 lives, injures 40

On Wednesday, a car drove into pedestrians outside the British Parliament houses; a policeman was also stabbed by a possible IS-inspired terrorist.

UK Houses of Parliament: Gunshots fired, Parliament on lockdown

22 Mar 2017

UK Houses of Parliament: Gunshots fired, Parliament on lockdown

The Houses of Parliament and Palace of Westminster are on lockdown after shots were fired outside the Parliament.