UK: N Ireland FIrst Minister apologises to Muslim community
4th Jun 2014

UK: N Ireland FIrst Minister apologises to Muslim community

Gerry Moriarty Irish Times: First Minister Peter Robinson apologised for comments he made last week about Muslims when he met members of Northern Ireland’s Islamic community yesterday evening.His apology made at the Belfast Islamic Centre was accepted by the centre’s … Continued

UK: Pfizer calls it quits on AstraZeneca
27th May 2014

UK: Pfizer calls it quits on AstraZeneca

Pfizer’s been hot to acquire AstraZeneca since January. After a controversial courtship and billion-dollar dowry, the New York-based company has finally accepted the British company’s “Thanks, but no thanks.”  US drugmaker Pfizer said Monday it is calling off its controversial … Continued

ICC reopens probe into alleged British war crimes in Iraq
14th May 2014

ICC reopens probe into alleged British war crimes in Iraq

The ICC has said it will reopen an initial investigation into alleged war crimes carried out by British forces during the Iraq War. Burning, sexual assault and electrocution of detainees are among the alleged abuses.   The Hague-based International Criminal … Continued

UK: Irish president makes first state visit to UK since independence
9th Apr 2014

UK: Irish president makes first state visit to UK since independence

President Michael Higgins has become the first Irish head of state to visit the United Kingdom since independence. He addressed the British parliament, praising the progress made by Dublin and London toward peace. Addressing both houses of the British parliament … Continued

14th Mar 2014

UK: Four feared dead in British helicopter crash

LONDON, (Xinhua): A civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England late Thursday, with four people aboard believed to have died, local media reported. The accident occurred in Norfolk in what local residents said very foggy weather. The East of England Ambulance … Continued

11th Mar 2014

UK: London to host int’l meeting over sanctions on Russia on Ukraine

LONDON, (Xinhua): Britain is to host an international meeting on Tuesday to discuss possible sanctions against a list of Russians amid ratcheted-up pressure by Western countries to urge Russia to withdraw its forces in Crimea. Britain is mulling sanctions on … Continued

28th Feb 2014

UK: Chancellor Merkel appeals for strong UK voice inside EU

  ]German Chancellor Angela Merkel applauded by Speaker of House of Commons, John Bercow] German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appealed for a strong United Kingdom voice inside the EU in an address to the upper and lower houses of British … Continued

27th Feb 2014

UK: Lee Rigby killer and accomplice handed lengthy jail terms

A London court has jailed the killer of a British soldier for life, sentencing his accomplice to a minimum of 45 years in prison. Muslim converts Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale killed Lee Rigby last May. Adebolajo received a whole … Continued

14th Feb 2014

UK: England hit by more rain as it deals with widespread flooding

    [Photo:   ‏@fatimamanji       Camera crew @hirdstephen and I are filming at Malvern Hills #floods #c4news]   Heavy rains have again hit south west England as a winter storm moves northward. The country has been hit with the heaviest … Continued

11th Feb 2014

UK: Thames bursts banks as Cameron calls UK floods ‘biblical’

In England, the Thames has burst its banks. A new political row over the handling of devastating winter storms has erupted into the open. The UK Environment Agency on Monday issued 14 severe – meaning lives (and more than 2,500 … Continued

5th Feb 2014

UK probe finds role in India Golden Temple assault was ‘limited’

A government investigation has found that the UK had only a “limited impact” on India’s 1984 assault on the Amritsar Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine. The raid’s death toll is still disputed after almost 30 years. Prime Minister David Cameron … Continued

1st Feb 2014

UK: Hollande and Cameron disagree on EU reform in England

French President Francois Hollande has rejected British plans to revise EU treaties. At a meeting in England, Hollande said the issue was “not a priority” for Paris, also urging Britain to remain in Europe.  President Hollande and British Prime Minister … Continued

16th Jan 2014

UK finance minister threatens European Union exit, once again

British Finance Minister [Chancellor] George Osborne has reiterated his stance that the UK might have to exit the European Union, should necessary reforms not come about. He said caring about the eurozone was not enough.  Addressing a conference on EU reform … Continued

13th Jan 2014

Britain rejects “systematic” torture of Iraqis by British forces

LONDON, (Xinhua): British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Sunday rejected accusations of “systematic” torture of Iraqis by the British armed forces in Iraq after lawyers and public interest groups made a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court (ICC), local … Continued

11th Jan 2014

UK: Call for ICC probe into British ‘war crimes’ in Iraq

  Two NGOs say they have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate allegations of abuse of prisoners in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. They say hundreds of former prisoners have complained. A German human rights group and a British … Continued

9th Jan 2014

UK: London jury vindicates police shooting

    A British inquest jury has found that police lawfully shot dead a man in London’s Tottenham suburb more than two years ago. Fatal nationwide riots were sparked by the death of Mark Duggan in 2011. The family of Mark … Continued

20th Dec 2013

UK: London theater ceiling collapse injures more than 80

[An injured woman is taken towards a waiting ambulance on a stretcher following a roof collapse at Apollo Theatre in Central London on Dec. 19 (Xinhua/Yin Gang) ]   LONDON, (Xinhua): A total of 88 people were injured after the ceiling … Continued

16th Dec 2013

UK: MPs express support for Interpal, call for more MPs to sign

By Elham Asaad Buaras London, (The Muslim News): An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been tabled in the House of Commons on November 25, praising the work of a British charity Palestinian Relief and Development Fund (Interpal) and calling on … Continued

12th Dec 2013

UK: G8 summit sets ‘ambitious’ 2025 target for dementia cure

  Britain has hosted a special G8 meeting campaigning for a united effort to combat dementia comparable to the global approach to AIDS. Prime Minister David Cameron set a goal of 2025 for a cure.  On Wednesday, the World Health … Continued

3rd Dec 2013

China, UK to boost ties as Cameron voices stance on Tibet

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) holds a welcoming ceremony for the visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 2, 2013.(Xinhua/Li Tao)   BEIJING, (Xinhua): Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to enhance political and economic … Continued

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