Tag Archives: Britain
Britain, EU Kick Off Brexit Negotiations
British and the European Union negotiators on Monday began historic talks on the UK leaving the 27-member bloc, with both sides seeking to strike a positive tone. Speaking in Brussels, Brexit Minister David Davis said London wanted a "new, deep and special partnership" in the interest of Britons ..
Leader Of British Minority Party Quits
Less than a week after his party made gains in the general election, leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain Tim Farron on Wednesday announced that he was quitting. Farron took over what is considered the third party in British politics after his predecessor, Nick Clegg stood down in 2015, Xin..
Final Election Result Shows Britain’s Conservative Party Wins 318 Seats
Britain's Conservative party gained 318 seats to Labor's 262 seats in the general election, according to the final results released late on Friday. The Labor party has gained the last constituency to declare, Xinhua reported. The outcome of the election means that Britain has a hung parliament..
Britain’s May On Course To Lose Majority In British Parliament: Exit Poll
British Prime Minister Theresa May is on course to lose her overall majority in the British general election, according to an exit poll released as soon as voting finished Thursday night. The poll, commissioned by Britain's main broadcasters, showed May's Conservatives would have 314 seats, losin..
New App To Improve Lives Of People With Dementia
In a first, an app is being developed by researchers to help improve the environment at workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia. The app being developed by the researchers at the University of Stirling in Britain will digitally assess how suitable a residence, care ..
Beta Blockers May Not Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients: Study
London: Challenging established medical practice that all heart attack patients should be on beta blockers, a new study claims that some such patients may not benefit from the medication. The study looked at patients who had a heart attack but did not suffer heart failure -- a complication of a h..
Australian Researchers Use Silkworms To Repair Damaged Eardrums
Melbourne: Silkworms could have the potential to repair damaged eardrums, a team of Australian researchers has found. The team of researchers, based in Melbourne and Perth, have developed a device that incorporated silk into the "ClearDrum" ear implant, a device similar in appearance to a contact..
100-Year-Old British-Era Bridge Going Strong In Pakistan
Islamabad: A suspension bridge built by the British rulers on Laspur river connecting two villages in Chitral district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province will complete 100 years in June this year as recorded on the plaque in its pillar. The British forces had crossed the Shandur Top in Chi..
British Airways Aims To Resume Most UK Flights
London: British Airways (BA) said that it is aiming to run a "near normal schedule" at Gatwick and the "majority of services" from Heathrow on Sunday after a "major" IT failure resulted in the cancellation of all flights. Serious problems with BA's systems led to thousands of passengers having th..
Intelligence Identifies 23,000 Jihadis In Britain
London: The British intelligence has identified 23,000 jihadis extremists living in the country as potential terrorist attackers, the media reported on Sunday. The scale of the challenge facing police and security services was disclosed by sources in Whitehall after criticism that multiple opport..