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Dozens of states sign nuclear weapons ban treaty at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile tests, although the United States, Britain, France and others boycotted the event at the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders.

Boris Johnson muscles his way to center of UK Brexit debate

Britain's undiplomatic chief diplomat, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, has thrown politics into turmoil by thrusting himself to the front of the Brexit debate at the worst possible time for the … Click to Continue »

Berlin has not received a concrete Brexit settlement offer from Britain: government spokesman

BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain had made no concrete proposal to the German government regarding the amount of money it was willing to pay in settlement of its obligations on leaving the European Union, a German government spokesman said...

One step forward in Bahrain, two steps back in Britain

Please join me here as I discuss with Avi Abelow of Israel Video Network the remarkable comments about Israel by the King of Bahrain, a dismaying although not altogether unproblematic report about antisemitism in Britain and the latest...Show More Summary

Despite legal abortion in Great Britain, women cite access barriers, new research finds

(University of Texas at Austin) Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal healthcare system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling...Show More Summary

Wednesday links

Hey, Firefly fans - It’s Unification Day.  Joshua Norton, Emperor of the United States. The origins of Kotex. In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. A Secret World Hidden Beneath the Vineyards of Champagne. Alexander...Show More Summary

'A housing catastrophe': 4 charts show how millennials were priced out of Britain's housing market

LONDON — Young people are spending three times more on housing than their grandparents, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation. The policy group found that millennials — those born between 1981 and 2000 — are being forced...Show More Summary

Europe's leaders demand that US internet giants remove extremist content within 2 hours (MSFT, GOOG, FB, TWTR)

The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove "terrorist content" from the internet quicker and more efficiently than ever before. They want the material to be taken down within oneShow More Summary

UK growth will trail Italy, France and Germany next year, says OECD

Pound’s Brexit slide has pushed up inflation and dampened purchasing power, says forecast Italy, France and Germany will grow faster than Britain next year as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on consumer confidence and deter much-needed...Show More Summary

RANKED: These are the British professions that pay the biggest bonuses

This week, Britain's statistical authority, the Office for National Statistics released a heap of data examining how much British workers earn in bonuses on top of their basic salaries. "During the financial year ending 2017 (April 2016...Show More Summary

At U.N., Britain to push internet firms to remove extremist content quicker

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The leaders of Britain, France and Italy will push social media companies on Wednesday to remove "terrorist content" from the internet within one to two hours of it appearing because they say that is the period when most material is spread.

What will become of English in a post-Brexit European Union?

How might the Brexit process affect the status of the English language within the European Union? Without Britain, will English even cease to be a language of the Union? A new article in World Englishes explores these questions.

Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia and Britain signed a framework deal for military cooperation, Saudi state media said Tuesday, just two days after Gulf rival Qatar signed a deal to buy jet fighters from the European nation. The agreement came after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed security ties with visiting British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon in

UK backs Opdivo for lung cancer after Bristol-Myers cuts price

LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the drugmaker agreed a discounted price.

Blair Sees Chance Brexit Will Be Reversed

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Bloomberg he thinks there is a 30% chance that Britain’s decision to quit the European Union will be reversed. Said Blair: “I still have some difficulty seeing how, after the general election which [...]

UK foreign minister Johnson says he will not resign: Sky

Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said he was not going to resign, when questioned on Tuesday following reports that he could quit before the weekend if his Brexit demands were not met by Prime Minister Theresa May. May is due...Show More Summary

20 Haunting Photos From the Heyday of the Eugenics Movement at the Turn of 20th Century

The photos – from a time Britain and America would prefer to forget – show people’s heads being measured in order to determine their mental faculties as well as displaying the “undesirable” traits of people who “shouldn’t be allowedShow More Summary

The 5 countries where people click most on ISIS propaganda (and the U.S. is No. 2)

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LONDON — Who looks at Islamist extremist content online? A new study released Tuesday by the Policy Exchange think tank based in London, whose reports often inform government policy in Britain, ranked the top consumers of propaganda produced by the Islamic State, by country of origin, as measured by clicks. The top consumers of Islamic […]

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