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UK’s Boris Johnson defends UN human rights body

Geneva, June 18 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has defended the U.N.’s main human rights body, alluding to signs the U.S. may withdraw from it over its alleged bias against Israel. Speaking to the Human Rights Council, Johnson nonetheless ...

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UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

London, June 17 :  British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country’s beleaguered National Health Service. The prime minister said the NHS will receive an additional 384 million pounds ($510 million) per week once ...

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Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

London, June 17 : The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the U.K. is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. Charlotte Caldwell said Sunday she ...

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Epileptic boy at center of cannabis oil case in UK hospital

London, June 16 : A British boy whose mother says he needs cannabis oil to prevent severe epileptic seizures was being treated in a London hospital Saturday while British officials review the case. Billy Caldwell, 12, was in Chelsea and ...

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Firefighters battle major blaze at famed Glasgow art school

Photo: Flames and smoke rise from the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building in London, early Saturday. London, June 16 : Firefighters sought to limit damage to the historic Glasgow School of Art Saturday, after a dramatic fire that ravaged ...

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Rising crime is symptom of inequality, says senior Met chief

Patricia Gallan says inequality leads people to feel like they ‘do not have a stake in society’ One of Britain’s most senior police chiefs has intervened in the debate about rising crime, saying social inequality is a cause that needs ...

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Labour frontbencher who quit over EEA vote defends decision

Laura Smith, who held her leave-voting seat by 48 votes, says constituents come first Laura Smith, the Labour frontbencher who resigned in the biggest parliamentary revolt Jeremy Corbyn has faced since he became leader, has defended her decision to vote ...

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Duchess Meghan makes first joint appearance with queen

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, third right, are welcomed by well-wishers after arriving by Royal Train at Runcorn Station, north west England, Thursday June 14, 2018. London, Jun 14 : The former Meghan Markle is ...

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BD born Anwar Choudhury removed as Cayman Islands governor

Bangladeshi born Anwar Choudhury, governor of Cayman Islands in United Kingdom, has been “temporarily withdrawn” from the post, officials with the country’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed it on Wednesday. The U.K.’s confirmation was preceded by a statement from Cayman ...

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UK gov’t defeats pro-EU lawmakers on Brexit

Photo: A flag is waved by a pro-EU demonstrator outside Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. London, June 14 : British lawmakers rejected proposals by pro-European Union politicians Wednesday that were intended to lock the U.K. into the bloc’s ...

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