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Not male, VIP's now demand female bodyguards
London [UK], Apr 23 : The trend's changing. While earlier you would imagine a tall, big man with biceps as someone's bodyguard, people these days are hiring women (average-sized women too) for their protection. Read Full Story

U.K. may reverse Brexit post polls: EU Parliament President
London [U.K.], Apr 21 : European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has said that Brexit, a term that describes United Kingdom's withdrawal from European Union, could be reversed after the snap elections. Read Full Story

U.K. Parliament approves Theresa May's snap vote
London [U.K.], Apr 20 : The members of the British Parliament have approved Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to hold an early general election on June 8. Read Full Story

Martial has to start doing what I like, warns Mourinho
London [U.K], Apr 19 : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has issued a warning to Anthony Martial, saying that the striker must start doing as he is told if he wants to have a future at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

Britain could join U.S. against Assad's regime in Syria: Boris Johnson
London [UK], April 19 : British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has said Britain could join U.S. air strikes against the Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria despite a previous vote in the parliament against it. Read Full Story

British PM refuses to participate in TV debates before snap election
London [UK], Apr 18 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has excused herself from taking part in TV debates during the general election campaign. Read Full Story

Meghan Markle to be Prince Harry's date at Pippa Middleston's marriage
Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 18 : It seems like things are getting serious between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Read Full Story

British PM May calls early general election in UK
London [UK], April 18 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for a general election in the United Kingdom on June 8 to seek a stronger mandate in talks over leaving the European Union. Read Full Story

John Terry to leave Chelsea at end of season
London [United Kingdom], Apr. 17 : John Terry is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season, the club announced. Read Full Story

Counseling helped Prince Harry to cope with Diana's death
New York [USA], Apr 17 : Prince Harry, the fifth in line to the throne, has revealed that he took the help of counseling for four years to cope with her mother, Princess Diana's death. Read Full Story

U.K. Home Secretary urged to revoke Syrian President's wife's British citizenship
London [U.K.], Apr 17 : U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been urged to consider revoking the British passport of Asma al-Assad, the U.K.-born wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, after her social media posts in support of his regime. Read Full Story

Number of Britons applying for Irish passports increases by more than two-thirds
London [UK], Apr. 16 : Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan has said that the number of Britons seeking Irish passports has increased by more than two-thirds to some extent due to Brexit. Read Full Story

Number of Britons applying for Irish passports increases by more than two-thirds
London [UK], Apr. 16 : Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan has said that the number of Britons seeking Irish passports has increased by more than two-thirds to some extent due to Brexit. Read Full Story

Ahead of Easter, Royal Prince Harry secretly flies to Toronto for Meghan Markle
Los Angeles [USA], April 14 : Looks like Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle can't get enough of each other! Read Full Story

British Defence Secy Fallon meets Jaitley, to chair first India-UK strategic dialogue
New Delhi , Apr. 13 : U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, who arrived in India on Tuesday on a four-day visit, met his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley on Thursday. Read Full Story

'The Crown' rules 2017 BAFTA nominations
New Delhi , April 11 : Netflix's lavish 'The Crown' takes a huge step towards 2017 BAFTA British Academy Television Awards, with five nominations in the kitty. Read Full Story

Man dragged off United Airlines flight, a doctor with a troubled past
London [United Kingdom], April 11 : The man who was dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday (April 9), has been identified as Vietnamese-American doctor with troubled past. Read Full Story

Anti-Pakistan protest in London over human rights violations in PoK
London [United Kingdom], April 11 : Exiled Kashmiris held a demonstration outside the Pakistan High Commission in London to oppose Islamabad's move to make Gilgit Baltistan the country's fifth province. Read Full Story

UK Defence Secretary visits India to enhance defence relationship
New Delhi, Apr. 11: United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon MP will visit India from 11-14 April , the third British Cabinet Minister to visit India during April. Read Full Story

British tourists may face 'extreme vetting' by U.S.
London [UK], Apr 10 : Under a new "extreme vetting" policy being considered by the U.S. administration, British travellers may have to hand over personal information, including social media passwords and mobile phone contacts or be denied entry, according to the Guardian. Read Full Story

British Foreign Secy cancels Russia trip post U.S. talks
London [UK], Apr. 8 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has cancelled his trip to Moscow following U.S. missile strikes in Syria, which Moscow has denounced. Read Full Story

Shia LaBeouf starrer 'Man Down' sells only one ticket at UK box office
Los Angeles [USA], April 05 : The Man is down indeed! Read Full Story

British Chancellor Philip Hammond on two-day visit to India beginning today
New Delhi , Apr.5 : British Chancellor of the Exchequer and Member of Parliament Philip Hammond will be on a two-day official visit to India beginning on Wednesday to carry forward the relationship between both sides. Read Full Story

Croydon attack: Six more people charged over assault
London [U.K.], Apr. 4 : Six more people were charged in connection with an attack on a teenage asylum seeker in south London, The Guardian reports. Read Full Story

London: Five charged in attack on Kurdish asylum seeker
London [U.K.], Apr. 3 : Five people have been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a teenage asylum-seeker in London that left him with serious head injuries, CNN reports. Read Full Story

British Chancellor's visit to India will focus on 'Make in India', finance in UK
New Delhi , Apr. 2 : Chancellor of the Exchequer and Member of Parliament Philip Hammond will be on a two-day official visit to India beginning on April 5 to carry forward the relationship between both sides. Read Full Story

Mixed reactions to UK triggering Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty for Brexit
London [United Kingdom], Mar.31 : There have been mixed reactions to Britain's decision to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for moving out of the European Union. Read Full Story

World's largest corporate Masala bond starts trading on London Stock Exchange
New Delhi , Mar 30 : London Stock Exchange today welcomes the world's largest corporate Masala bond. The landmark bond issuance from Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), one of India's leading banking and financial services companies comes less than 12 months after HDFC's INR 30 billion (USD 450 million) debt issuance in London, the first ever Indian corporate to list a Masala bond. Read Full Story

55-carat Indian gem to be auctioned in London
London [UK], Mar. 30 : A 55-carat Indian gem, a ruby-red spinel , will be auctioned at Sotheby's Arts of the Islamic World sale in London on April 26 . Read Full Story

Merkel rejects May's plan of parallel Brexit and trade talks
London [UK], Mar. 30 : Hours after the Britain invoked Article 50 to start the formal process of Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel dealt an instant blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan of holding trade talks at the same time as Article 50 secession negotiations. Read Full Story

Theresa May accused of using security as bargaining chip in Brexit talks
London [UK], Mar. 30 : Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of threatening to use the safety of British and European citizens as a bargaining chip in Brexit talks. Read Full Story

Theresa May to trigger Article 50 for Brexit today
London [UK], Mar. 29 : British Prime Minister Theresa May will today trigger Article 50 that will kick-start the Brexit process for Britain to formally leave the European Union (EU) in two years' time. Read Full Story

London Stansted Airport temporarily closed as protesters surround 'deportation plane' on runway
London [UK], Mar. 29 : Takeoffs and landings have temporarily been halted at London Stansted Airport after pro-migrant activists stormed the runway in an attempt to keep a deportation flight of failed asylum seekers grounded at the Essex airport. Read Full Story

British Foreign Secretary postpones visit to Russia
London [UK], Mar. 28 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson postponed his Russia visit following the rescheduling of the NATO Foreign Ministers meeting. Read Full Story

Mother's Day 2017: David Beckham shares heartfelt tribute to wife Victoria and mother Sandra
New Delhi , Mar.27 : UK celebrated Mother' Day yesterday and football star David Beckham marked the special day with lovely tributes dedicated to his wife Victoria Beckham and mother Sandra Beckham. Read Full Story

Labour's Brexit spokesman to call for united opposition if Brexit deal fails
London [U.K.], Mar. 27 : With just 48 hours before British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggers article 50 - the official process for exiting the European Union (EU), Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer will set out six tests which any deal must pass, or face the opposition of Labour in the House of Commons. Read Full Story

Westminster attack: Keith Palmer's family expresses gratitude for help, support
London [U.K.] India, Mar. 27 : The family of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death as he guarded the building by an attacker Khalid Masood when he drove through the Westminster bridge in a bid to enter the the Palace of Westminster, has thanked those who fought for his life and paid tribute to the "selfless bravery" of the officer. Read Full Story

Westminster attack: Khalid Masood a potential extremist in 2010
London [U.K.], Mar. 27 : Kent-born terrorist Khalid Masood, who killed five people and injured more than 50 in an attack on Westminster here, was known as a potential extremist in 2010, it emerged as the police made a fresh arrest in connection with the investigation on Sunday night. Read Full Story

London attacker acted alone, says police
London, Mar 26 : The police has said the attacker in London acted alone and there is no information to suggest further attacks are planned. Read Full Story

Thousands of anti-Brexit protestors march in London
London [UK], Mar. 25 : Thousands of Brexit protestors gathered for Saturday's Unite for Europe protest, which began at London's exclusive Park Lane next to Hyde Park before marching to parliament. Read Full Story

London ISIS attack: Investigation on to find more terror links
London [U.K.], Mar. 25 : A joint investigation by Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command and MI5 led to new arrests on Thursday in London, Birmingham and Manchester, in connection with Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster, with two people still in custody. Read Full Story

London ISIS attack: Vigil held at Trafalgar square, solemn crowd remembers victims
London [U.S.], Mar. 24 : Londoners trickled into Trafalgar Square for a vigil, a day after a deadly terror attack near the premises of the British Parliament rocked the city. Read Full Story

UK Parliament attacker identified as Khalid Masood
Washington D.C. [U.S.], Mar. 23 : The man believed to have been responsible for the terrorist attack in Westminster has been identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood. Read Full Story

UK Journalist Steve Hewlett dies at 58
London [UK], Feb. 21 : Broadcaster and journalist Steve Hewlett, who shared the story of his cancer battle on BBC Radio 4, breathed his last at the age of 58. Read Full Story

Miss France is the new Miss Universe
London [UK], Jan. 30 : Beating out women from around the world, Iris Mittenaere, a 23-year-old dental student from France, has been crowned the winner of the 65th Miss Universe competition held this year in the Philippines. Read Full Story

Theresa May faces calls to cancel Trump's UK visit
London [UK], Jan. 29 : Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn has warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that she will be failing the country if she does not cancel American President Donald Trump's state visit in the wake of his ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the U.S. Read Full Story

Chaos, protests at airports worldwide following Trump's travel ban
London [UK], Jan. 29 : President Donald Trump's executive order to close American borders to travellers from some Muslim-majority countries has caused chaos and protests at major airports worldwide as many were barred from boarding flights to the U.S. or were pulled off planes overseas. Read Full Story

Theresa May repeatedly refuses to condemn Trump's immigration ban
London [UK], Jan. 29 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly refused to condemn the ban on refugees and entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Read Full Story

Lord Mayor of London visits Pakistan to boost trade ties with Islamabad
Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 28 : The Lord Mayor of London Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, recently visited Pakistan to strengthen trade links between London and Islamabad. Read Full Story

Putin, Trump set for phone call today
London [UK], Jan. 28 : Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak to his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump via telephone on Saturday in their first conversation since the latter took office. Read Full Story

'The Salesman' protagonist boycotts Oscars over Trump's 'racist' VISA ban
London[U.K.], Jan.27 : Looks like U.S. President Donald Trump's 'anti-Muslim' statements have started sparking controversies. Already. Read Full Story

German paper releases more documents linking Maryam to London flats
Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 27 : German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung has once again released some more documents supposedly linking Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif to the company that owns the Park Lane flats in London despite the Sharif family pleading innocence in the Panamagate case before the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Theresa May hopeful for trade deal with Trump administration soon
London [United Kingdom], Jan. 27 : British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she is hopeful that a trade agreement could be reached with the Trump administration soon. Read Full Story

Trump administration to publish weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants
London [UK], Jan. 27 : U.S. President Donald Trump has under a new executive order directed his new administration to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants. Read Full Story

Britain SC asks govt. to hold vote before leaving EU
London [UK], Jan. 24: Britain's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the United Kingdom Government must hold a vote in Parliament before beginning the process of leaving the European Union (EU). Read Full Story

Theresa May to meet Trump coming week
London [United Kingdom], Jan. 22 : British Prime Minister Theresa May is scheduled to meet new United States President Donald Trump coming week, White House officials have confirmed. Read Full Story

Canadians travelling to Women's March on Washington denied US entry
London [UK], Jan. 21 : Would-be protesters heading to the Women's March on Washington have reportedly been denied entry into the United States. Read Full Story

Alex Hales to return home with hand injury
London, Jan 21 : England opening batsman Alex Hales will miss the remainder of England's tour of India after scans revealed that he fractured his right hand during the second one-day international against India on Thursday in Cuttack. Read Full Story

Amnesty report to "expose" Philippines extrajudicial executions in drug-related crimes
London, Jan 21 : Amnesty International's Crisis Response will launch a new investigative report exposing the "full horror of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs crime in the Philippines." Read Full Story

UK employers place Birmingham in graduate recruitment top six
New Delhi, Jan 18 : The University of Birmingham is among the six UK universities most frequently targeted by Britain's top employers looking for graduate recruits, according to a newly published report. Read Full Story

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