British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

/ Apr 19, 2017

British parliament backs May's plan for June 8 snap election

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced ...

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

Apr 17, 2017

Lawmakers call for Assad's wife to be stripped of British citizenship

U.K. lawmakers are calling on the government to strip Syrian President Bashar Assad’s wife of her British citizenship for supporting her husband’s regime during the country’s ongoing war. Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman, on Sunday accused Assad of using her international ...

Beckham daughter gets brand protection at age 5

/ Apr 14, 2017

Beckham daughter gets brand protection at age 5

Harper Beckham is only 5 years old, but her famous mother already is taking steps to protect her brand. Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has registered daughter Harper’s name with intellectual property authorities in Britain and Europe. That will make it ...

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Syria sarin attack probe

/ Apr 13, 2017

Russia vetoes U.N. resolution on Syria sarin attack probe

Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. resolution demanding the Syrian government cooperate with an investigation of a suspected chemical attack, blocking Security Council action against its ally for an eighth time. Britain, France and the United States had put forward the measure in response ...