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As Donald Trump offers to mediate, UK and France call Kashmir a bilateral issue

After the US offer of mediation, the United Kingdom and France have called Kashmir a bilateral issue

Aug 21, 2019, 10:41 AM IST

UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times, but whose interpretation was contested by ministers. 

Aug 18, 2019, 22:52 PM IST

UK Typhoon Eurofighters intercept 5 Russian warplanes including Sukhoi Su-27B jets, TU-142 Bear Bomber near Estonia

The RAF Typhoon Eurofighters were scrambled on Monday to intercept a Russian Antonov AN-26 Curl transport aircraft and then later in the day a Russian TU-142 Bear Bomber and two Su-27B fighters were tracked following which the Typhoons were once again tasked with escorting aircraft.

Aug 07, 2019, 14:56 PM IST

UK issues advisory, warns citizens against travelling to J&K

The advisory cautioned against "all but essential travel to the city of Srinagar and travel between the cities of Jammu and Srinagar on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway", and also advised against travel to the tourist destinations of Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Sonmarg.

Aug 03, 2019, 18:54 PM IST

Speculation ends, UK's new PM Boris Johnson to move to Downing Street with girlfriend

The move will make Boris Johnson the first Prime Minister in living memory to live with an unmarried partner in Number 10.

Jul 30, 2019, 10:42 AM IST

Boris Johnson to succeed Theresa May as Britain's next Prime Minister

Johnson and his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, had spent the last month crossing the country seeking to win over the Conservative Party members who had to choose Britain's new leader.

Jul 23, 2019, 16:43 PM IST

UK's anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats name Jo Swinson as new leader

Britain`s anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party named lawmaker Jo Swinson as its new leader on Monday, as the party looks to translate a surge in voter support for its pro-European Union agenda into influence in a deadlocked parliament.

Jul 22, 2019, 22:32 PM IST

All 23 crew members of seized British-operated tanker are safe: Iranian TV

The crew of the British-flagged Stena Impero tanker seized by Iran`s Revolutionary Guards are all safe, the head of the Ports and Maritime Organisation of Iran in Hormozgan Province told state TV on Sunday.

Jul 21, 2019, 12:44 PM IST

British-flagged tanker was in accident with fishing boat, says Iran

The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with a fishing boat before being detained on Friday, Iran`s Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official.

Jul 20, 2019, 12:04 PM IST

Boris Johnson smashes record for most money raised by UK politician

More than half of the donations to Boris Johnson`s campaign have come from financiers and businessmen who funded the campaign to leave the European Union.

Jul 17, 2019, 21:24 PM IST

Israeli minister accuses UK's Jeremy Corbyn of Jew-hatred

A BBC Panorama expose aired last week said Corbyn`s office had interfered in independent party discipline processes aimed at rooting out anti-Semitic conduct. Labour, the main opposition party in Conservative-led Britain, denied this.

Jul 16, 2019, 23:35 PM IST

UK's Hammond pledges to fight a no-deal Brexit from outside government

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond told CNBC television he did not want to make life difficult for either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two contenders to replace Theresa May as prime minister on July 24.

Jul 15, 2019, 21:00 PM IST

UK envoy to US quits after spat over leaked e-mail critical of Donald Trump

Over the last two days, Trump took aim at Darroch in a series of Twitter tirades calling him a "stupid guy" and a "pompous fool".

Jul 10, 2019, 18:22 PM IST

UK interior minister Javid to endorse Johnson as PM: Sunday Times

Boris Johnson is the frontrunner in a contest with foreign minister Jeremy Hunt to be the next leader.

Jul 07, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

Eyes on Iran as Britain seizes oil tanker over Syria sanctions

The Grace 1 tanker was impounded in the British territory at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea after sailing around Africa from Middle East. 

Jul 04, 2019, 20:35 PM IST

Britain tells China to honour Hong Kong freedoms

British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt condemned violence on both sides and warned of consequences if China neglects commitments made when it took back Hong Kong.

Jul 02, 2019, 20:27 PM IST

In race for No. 10, UK's Johnson and Hunt vow to splash the cash

The rivals to succeed Theresa May as leader of the ruling Conservative Party set out plans to win broader political backing by investing in education, transport and defence.

Jun 30, 2019, 19:44 PM IST

RAF F-35s take part in first operational missions, UK calls it 'historic moment'

According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the F-35B Lightning II jets carried out more than 14 armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq and Syria but did not carry out any airstrikes.

Jun 25, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

UK failing to make most of ties with India, says British Parliament panel; calls it 'missed opportunity'

The report adds that although the British government claims that the UK-India relationship was "now a relationship of equals”, it has been observed that the Indian government does not necessarily see it the same way. 

Jun 24, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

Sonic boom, unruly woman onboard Jet2 plane and 2 RAF Typhoon fighters: How an 'explosion' spooked UK

Residents in Harlow, Epping, Chelmsford and Stansted heard a "loud explosion" on Saturday evening.

Jun 23, 2019, 14:27 PM IST