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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

Valtteri Bottas replaces Rosberg as Hamilton's new Mercedes teammate
London [UK], Jan. 18 : Valtteri Bottas has replaced Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton's new teammate at Mercedes for the forthcoming Formula One season. Read Full Story

More than 100 killed after military jet bombs refugee camp in Nigeria
London [United Kingdom], Jan. 18 : More than 100 people have been killed after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria. Read Full Story

Theresa May commits to Brexit vote, says 'no deal better than bad deal'
Washington D.C. [U.S], Jan. 17 : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday committed to placing a final Brexit deal to a vote in both houses of the Parliament. Read Full Story

Ex-Man U manager Van Gaal retires from football, citing `family reasons`
London [U.K], Jan.17 : Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has announced his retirement from professional football, putting an end to his 26-year-long illustrious career. Read Full Story

BBC to adapt Le Carre's 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'
London [UK], Jan. 16 : BBC is creating the first onscreen adaptation of John Le Carre's spy classic 'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold'. Read Full Story

Arsenal swamp Swansea 4-0 in EPL at Liberty Stadium
London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 : Arsenal FC rediscovered its swagger by swamping Swansea in an EPL match at the Liberty Stadium 4-0. Read Full Story

Chinese club offer for Diego Costa mere 'speculation': Chelsea manager Conte
London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 : Chelsea FC manager Antonio Conte has dismissed a reported offer from a Chinese football club to key striker Diego Costa as mere speculation, and added that the latter did not feature in Saturday's English Premier League match because of a back pain. Read Full Story

British F1 great Stirling Moss recovering in Singapore hospital
London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 : Eighty-seven-year-old British Formula One great Stirling Moss is recovering from a severe chest infection in a Singapore hospital almost a month after being admitted. Read Full Story

After 4-0 win over West Brom, Coach Pochettino says Tottenham ready for title bid
London [United Kingdom], Jan.15 : Tottenham Hotspurs have claimed second spot in the ongoing English Premier League after a 4-0 win over West Brom on Saturday. Read Full Story

Global Tamil Forum calls on Sri Lanka to expeditiously implement CTF recommendations
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Jan. 15 : The London-based Tamil Diaspora organization, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) welcoming the recommendations of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF) has called on the Sri Lankan government to fully implement these recommendations. Read Full Story

Protest in UK over missing Pakistani activists
London [UK], Jan. 15 : Dozens of Pakistani human rights activists gathered outside the Pakistan High Commission in London to protest the disappearances of political activists. Read Full Story

Nawaz Sharif's family has owned Park Lane flats in London since 1990s, says media report
Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan.14 : The ongoing investigations into the Panamagate scandal has taken a new twist with media reports in the United Kingdom claiming that four apartments in London's upscale Park Lane neighbourhood have been owned by the family of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif since the 1990s. Read Full Story

Ex-England football manager Graham Taylor dies aged 72
London [U.K], Jan.13 : Former England manager Graham Taylor has recently passed away after a suspected heart attack. He was 72. Read Full Story

Russia says U.S. troops arriving in Poland threat to its national security
London [UK], Jan. 13 : Reacting to the biggest deployment of U.S. troops in Europe since the end of the cold war, Russia has branded the arrival of troops and tanks in Poland as a threat to Kremlin's national security. Read Full Story

UK encourages Indian visitors to apply for early visas
London, Jan 12 : The UK has launched a new campaign to encourage Indian visitors to apply early for their visas in the quieter, off peak period, during January and February. Read Full Story

Knights of Malta challenge Pope Francis's authority over condom row
London [UK], Jan. 12 : Pope Francis is facing an extraordinary challenge to his authority from an ancient Catholic order, the Knights of Malta, that is refusing to cooperate with a Vatican investigation into the sacking of a top official over the distribution of tens of thousands of condoms. Read Full Story

Taliban video shows kidnapped professors begging Trump to negotiate their release
London [UK], Jan. 12: In a video released by the Taliban militant group, an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in Kabul five months ago have pleaded with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to help secure their release . Read Full Story

Charleston church shooter awarded death penalty
London [UK], Jan. 11 : Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a massacre at a historically black Charleston, South Carolina, church in 2015, has been awarded a death sentence for his crime. Read Full Story

Swiss Muslim girls must attend swimming lessons alongside boys, rules European Court
London [UK], Jan. 11 : Switzerland has won a case at the European court of human rights over its insistence that Muslim parents send their children to mixed-sex school swimming lessons. Read Full Story

Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova to return to court from doping ban in April in Stuttgart
London, Jan 10 : Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova is all set to return to the professional Tennis world by participating in the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart in April. Read Full Story

Andy Murray stands at no 1 position on ATP ranking
London, Jan 9 : British Tennis star Andy Murray has remained the number one ranked player in the world, as per the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. Read Full Story

Former Portuguese prime minister Mario Soares dies aged 92
London [UK], Jan. 8 : Former Portuguese president and prime minister, Mario Soares, a central figure in the country's return to democracy in the 1970s after decades of dictatorship, has died at the age of 92. Read Full Story

Age UK pilot programme shows great promise in reducing loneliness
London, Jan 6 : Half a million people over the age of 60 usually spend every day alone, with nearly half a million more usually going at least five or six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone at all, according to new research for Age UK as it launches its latest report 'No one should have no one: working to end loneliness amongst older people'. Read Full Story

Japan postpones high-level dialogue with S. Korea over offensive statue
London [UK], Jan. 6 : Japan has postponed high-level economic discussions with South Korea to express its displeasure at the placement of a statue symbolising victims of Japanese wartime sex slavery outside its consulate. Read Full Story

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