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UK accepts India's appeal against closure of Ambedkar memorial in north London

The minister had recovered the appeal in the case last September after the memorial faced closure due to an alleged breach of planning norms for the residential area.

Mar 14, 2020, 08:57 AM IST

Commonwealth links and a wealth of knowledge

A distinguishing feature of the Commonwealth is that it not just a network of governments, but a family of interconnected networks.

Mar 09, 2020, 15:40 PM IST

India becomes 5th largest economy, overtakes UK, France: Report

India's real GDP growth, however, it said is expected to weaken for the third straight year from 7.5 per cent to 5 per cent.

Feb 18, 2020, 10:17 AM IST

Brexit law to return to parliament before Christmas: Deputy Finance Minister Sunak

Prime Minister Boris Johnson intends to bring back Brexit legislation to parliament before Christmas, deputy finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Sunday.

Dec 15, 2019, 18:07 PM IST

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

Dec 12, 2019, 06:50 AM IST

Britain's PM Boris Johnson says election race not over yet

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his supporters not to be complacent before a Dec. 12 general election that he is forecast to win, saying the race was not over yet.

Dec 08, 2019, 18:46 PM IST

London Bridge cordoned off after stabbing incident, several injured; man detained by police

Witnesses told British media that the police arrived quickly at the scene soon after shots were heard.

Nov 29, 2019, 20:33 PM IST

UK welcomes Hong Kong's Lam promise to reflect seriously after election

Britain said on Monday it welcomed a promise by Hong Kong`s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to "seriously reflect" after democrats in the city scored a landslide majority in district council elections.

Nov 25, 2019, 17:17 PM IST

Brexit election? PM Boris Johnson makes fresh bid to break deadlock

As the European Union finalises a third delay to the divorce that was originally supposed to take place on March 29, the United Kingdom, its parliament and its voters remain divided on how or indeed if to go ahead with Brexit.

Oct 29, 2019, 15:29 PM IST

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees 'great' new Brexit deal with EU

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a "great" new Brexit deal and urged lawmakers to approve it at the weekend.

Oct 17, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

A deal to smooth Britain`s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week.

Oct 14, 2019, 18:14 PM IST

EU, Britain to hold intense negotiations on Brexit deal as departure date nears

The European Union and Britain agreed on Friday to hold intense talks over the next few days in a bid to secure a deal over Britain`s departure from the bloc, but arrangements over British-Irish border controls remain at issue, the EU said.

Oct 11, 2019, 20:19 PM IST

Make more concessions if you want a Brexit deal: EU tells Britain

As the clock ticks down to the October 31 departure date, Brexit descended into a public row between London and Brussels this week as both sides position for another delay followed by an election in Britain or an acrimonious divorce.

Oct 09, 2019, 22:13 PM IST

UK court rejects Brexit delay case, saying PM Johnson pledged to abide by law

Last month British lawmakers passed legislation, known as the "Benn Act", which requires British PM Boris Johnson to send a letter to the EU asking for a delay if no divorce agreement has been struck by October 19, to stop what opponents say would be calamitous no-deal Brexit.

Oct 07, 2019, 20:45 PM IST

Brexit: UK will leave the European Union on October 31, says Finance Minister Javid

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday.

Sep 30, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

British PM Johnson vows to stay put to hit October 31 Brexit deadline

Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not quit as Britain`s prime minister even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, insisting only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct. 31.

Sep 29, 2019, 23:30 PM IST

'Parliament is dead,' says British PM Johnson's lawyer as Brexit chaos deepens

Britain faces an October 31 departure deadline, but after three years of political crisis it remains unclear when, if or on what terms the it will leave the bloc it joined in 1973.

Sep 25, 2019, 23:01 PM IST

Suspending UK Parliament was unlawful, rules Supreme Court

On August 28, Johnson had ordered the suspension for five weeks, saying it was to allow a Queen's Speech to outline his new Brexit policies. 

Sep 24, 2019, 16:29 PM IST

'Very likely indeed' Iran was behind Saudi attacks: British PM Boris Johnson

The United States and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for the September 14 strikes on two Saudi Aramco oil plants that initially halved the country`s crude output. Yemen`s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has claimed responsibility.

Sep 23, 2019, 22:35 PM IST

UK government publishes no-deal Brexit scenarios predicting disorder

A `no-deal` Brexit could snarl cross-Channel trade routes, disrupting supplies of medicines and fresh food while protests spread across Britain, according to a worst-case scenario reluctantly released by the government on Wednesday.

Sep 12, 2019, 14:56 PM IST