Britain

Britain's top court hears government appeal against Brexit ruling

Britain's Supreme Court opened a four-day hearing on Monday of the government's appeal against a ruling that parliamentary approval is needed before Prime Minister Theresa May can begin...

Scottish village gets 384,000-pound gift from former German POW

A village in Scotland has received a gift of 384,000 pounds (489,000 dollars) from a German soldier who was held there as a prisoner of war during World War II, according to media reports Saturday...

Britain reports record EU migration in year leading up to Brexit

Britain on Thursday reported record annual immigration of 284,000 EU citizens in the year to June, the month that a majority of British voters opted for their country to leave the European Union...

Teen charged for Polish man's death amid rise in post-Brexit attacks

A 15-year-old boy was charged with manslaughter on Thursday after the death of a Polish man during an alleged hate crime in August.

Vegans urge Bank of England to remove tallow from banknotes

British vegans have petitioned the Bank of England to remove tallow from its banknotes after the bank admitted its new plastic 5-pound (6.2-dollar) notes contain traces of the animal fat.

Inventor of the Web: British surveillance laws are a "nightmare"

The inventor of the World Wide Web says unprecedented digital surveillance powers given the final stamp of approval in Britain on Tuesday breach fundamental privacy rights.

Rights of 1 million Poles will be respected post-Brexit, May says

The rights of nearly 1 million Poles living in Britain will not be curtailed after the country leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday.

Paul Nuttall succeeds Nigel Farage as leader of Britain's UKIP

Paul Nuttall is the new leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) after a party vote on Monday, making him the successor to Nigel Farage.

Turkey releases BBC correspondent detained in restive south-east

BBC correspondent Hatice Kamer was released by Turkish police on Sunday, a day after she was detained while reporting in the restive south-east of the country, the British Broadcasting Corporation...

Turkey detains BBC correspondent in restive south-east

Turkish police detained a BBC correspondent while she was reporting in the restive south-east of the country on Saturday, the network confirmed.

Top British photographer accused of rape found dead in Paris flat

A prominent British photographer who had recently been accused of rape by several of his former subjects has been found dead in his flat in Paris, security sources told dpa early Saturday.

Ferrero cuts ties with Romanian supplier after child labour report

Italian confectioner Ferrero Rocher has cut ties to a Romanian supplier following accusations of child labour, slave wages and unhygienic conditions in the manufacture of its Kinder chocolate eggs...

Brits set to spend 2 billion pounds on Black Friday

British shoppers are expected to shell out a record 1.96 billion pounds (2.44 billion dollars) this Black Friday, according to research from VoucherCodes.co.uk and the Centre for Retail Research...

Think tank: British workers face "dreadful" decade of stagnant wages

British workers could be facing the longest period of wage stagnation since World War II as they are served up "an additional dollop of austerity," an economic think tank said Thursday.

Chinese company Ctrip acquires Skyscanner for 1.74 billion dollars

China's top online travel agency Ctrip is planning to acquire British flight comparison website Skyscanner, the companies said on Thursday.