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'Breakthrough' Made in Brexit Talks

Negotiations ready to move to next phase

(Newser) - Britain and the European Union made a significant step forward Friday in Brexit talks, officials said, after a flurry of overnight diplomacy by phone bridged differences over the Irish border . "I believe that we have now made the breakthrough that we needed," European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said... More »

First There'd Be a Bomb. Next They'd Go After the PM

Theresa May assassination plot foiled in the UK

(Newser) - British authorities say they've foiled a plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May that would have started with a bomb at the gates to Downing Street, the New York Daily News reports. The two suspects would have attempted to kill May in the chaos surrounding the explosion at... More »

Irish Border Problem Holds Up Brexit Talks

Deal slips away after talks in Brussels

(Newser) - The European Union and Britain ended a flurry of top-level diplomacy on Monday without a deal on the terms of their divorce, as agreement on how to maintain an open Irish border after Brexit slipped out of the negotiators' grasp, the AP reports. British Prime Minister Theresa May went to... More »

Trump Tweeted Himself Out of Planned UK Visit: Report

'I would not expect a Trump visit in January'

(Newser) - President Trump's "working visit" to Britain that was scheduled to take place in January has been scrapped following his tweeting of far-right, anti-Muslim videos and public spat with Prime Minister Theresa May. The Telegraph reports the decision to cancel the trip was made on the American side, quoting... More »

Trump Fires Back at British PM Over Anti-Muslim Videos

He told her to focus on terrorism, not him

(Newser) - President Trump fired back at Theresa May on Wednesday after the British prime minister condemned his decision to retweet a far-right group's anti-Muslim videos —but he started with the wrong Theresa May. "Don't focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking... More »

British PM's Speech: Almost Inspirationally Disastrous

She had to deal with prankster, coughing, technical difficulties

(Newser) - Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to restore the "British Dream" Wednesday, in a nightmare speech that saw her plagued by a cough and interrupted by a prankster, while parts of the backdrop fell down as she was speaking. In a mishap-prone Conservative Party conference address, May vowed... More »

US Jet Tariff May Lead to a 'Trade War'

Canada, UK peeved by proposed 219% tariff on Bombardier jets

(Newser) - After a complaint from US aviation giant Boeing, the Department of Commerce has proposed slapping a 219% tariff on the import of C-Series jets from Canadian-owned Bombardier. The move—which still needs approval from the US International Trade Commission—would be in keeping with President Trump's goal of promoting... More »

In Wake of London Attack, May Reacts to Trump's Tweets

'I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation'

(Newser) - Just hours after Friday's attack on the London Underground, the US president was tweeting his thoughts on the "loser terrorists" he said were responsible for it, also labeling them "sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard." But British Prime Minister Theresa... More »

Trump: Yes, I'm Going to London

At G-20 summit, he hails 'very special relationship' with Prime Minister May

(Newser) - President Trump continued his one-on-one meetings at the G-20 summit in Germany on Saturday, this time with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The two had "tremendous talks" on trade, declared Trump, who also spoke of the "very special relationship" he has developed with May since becoming president. He... More »

One Topic Conspicuously Missing From Queen's Speech

Donald Trump's state visit

(Newser) - While Prince Philip was in the hospital Wednesday, his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, delivered the Queen's Speech at the opening of parliament in the UK. The speech, which outlines the government's agenda and is actually written by ministers, centered on Brexit, reports Reuters . But what's drawing the... More »

Doubts Surface About Trump's Visit to Britain

2 reports say he's hesitant, fearing a bad reception by the public

(Newser) - Speculation surrounding Trump’s anticipated visit to England has piqued amid two reports that he's having second thoughts because of a potentially bad reception. The Guardian reports that plans are "on hold" after Trump relayed as much on a phone call made in recent weeks to Prime Minister... More »

British Election Made History in One Way

More than 200 female MPs will be in office for the first time

(Newser) - The way Britain's election backfired disastrously on Prime Minister Theresa May is grabbing most of the attention, but the Telegraph takes note of a milestone getting lost in the shuffle: A record number of women were elected to parliament. For the first time, more than 200 female MPs will... More »

After Shocking Election Turn, Here's What's Next in UK

Conservatives looking to form government with DUP

(Newser) - Theresa May appears set to stay on as prime minister despite the spectacular failure of her attempt to increase the Conservative Party's majority with an early election in the UK. The BBC reports that May, whose party lost 12 seats in Parliament, leaving it without the majority needed to... More »

Conservatives Dealt Huge Blow in British Election

Theresa May's election gamble backfires

(Newser) - She gambled on an early election—and she lost, big time. Theresa May and the Conservative Party have been dealt a huge blow in Britain's election, with the party losing its majority in Parliament after early predictions that it would gain as many as 80 seats. Full results have... More »

Polls Open in Unpredictable UK Election

Campaign has not gone to plan for May

(Newser) - After weeks of fierce campaigning and unpredictable twists, polling stations have opened across Britain in an election to choose a new government. Polls opened at 7am Thursday as voters choose 650 lawmakers for the House of Commons. Prime Minister Theresa May called the snap election in hopes of increasing the... More »

Gore Accuses Trump of Being 'Divisive' With London Tweets

Trump criticized and misquoted London mayor in tweet

(Newser) - Al Gore appeared on CNN's State of the Union Sunday to take President Trump to task for criticizing and misquoting London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a tweet while the latter attempts to deal with the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack. “I don’t think that a major... More »

UK's Theresa May: 'Enough Is Enough'

Most parties temporarily suspend campaigning as toll climbs to 7

(Newser) - Prime Minister Theresa May says of terror attacks in London and Manchester that "enough is enough"—and tougher measures are needed as "terrorism breeds terrorism" and attackers copy each other. May was speaking a day after three attackers left seven dead in an onslaught in the London... More »

Trump Vows to Find Source of Manchester Leaks

He threatens prosecution 'if appropriate'

(Newser) - Before he could be chided by British Prime Minister Theresa May in person at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, President Trump called for an investigation into "deeply troubling" leaks of information regarding the bombing in Manchester. Responding to reports that UK authorities are furious that sensitive information... More »

UK Believes Another Attack May Be Imminent

It's raised the threat level to 'critical' for the first time in a decade

(Newser) - Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain's threat level from terrorism has been raised to critical—meaning an attack may be imminent, the AP reports. It's the first time the threat level has been at this level in more than 10 years, CNN reports. May says Salman Abadi, the... More »

Banksy Unveils His Latest Mural

This time, he's not happy with Brexit

(Newser) - Banksy has let the world know his take on Britain's decision to leave the European Union: The street artist has created a large mural in the British port of Dover showing a workman chipping away one of the 12 stars on the EU flag, per the AP . His representatives... More »

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