Speaking truth to power

Jan 11, 2017

Speaking truth to power

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The resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, the British ambassador to the European Union in Brussels, has raised serious issues not only about Britain’s strategy for Brexit but also about relations between officials and politicians and their political advisers. Rogers was an experienced negotiator and ...

Nov 11, 2016

Leprosy bacteria found in British isles red squirrels

Some red squirrels in Britain and Ireland are infected with the bacteria that causes leprosy in humans, though the risk of transmission to people is low, researchers said Thursday. Still, scientists were surprised to uncover signs of the infectious disease that ravaged Europe in ...

Queen Elizabeth shows off her new portrait

Nov 9, 2016

Queen Elizabeth shows off her new portrait

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth unveiled a new portrait of herself on Tuesday in London, painted by Irish artist Colin Davidson. The painting was commissioned by Co-operation Ireland, a charity set up to promote relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, to mark the ...

France finishes clearing Calais 'Jungle' camp of migrants

Oct 27, 2016

France finishes clearing Calais 'Jungle' camp of migrants

French authorities said on Wednesday they had finished clearing the “Jungle” shanty town outside Calais built by migrants who had hoped to cross to Britain but who are now mostly being dispersed around France. The operation passed off peacefully for the most part, though ...