UK PM contenders say EU will drop Irish backstop for Brexit deal
The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both said Friday they believe the EU will agree on a Brexit deal this year without the controversial "backstop" provision for the Irish border.
Britain says Iran tried to 'impede' UK tanker in Gulf
Britain said on Thursday that Iranian military vessels tried to "impede the passage" of a UK oil tanker but were warned off by a British warship in a dramatic escalation of tensions with Tehran in the Gulf.
UK MPs back extending gay marriage, abortion rights to Northern Ireland
MPs in Britain's House of Commons voted on Tuesday to extend same-sex marriage and abortion rights to Northern Ireland -- unless devolved government is restored there by October 21. Campaigners hailed the move as a "big step forward" in bringing the law in socially-conservative Northern Ireland in line with the rest of the country. However,…
Trump derides May's 'foolish policies,' 'pompous' envoy
President Donald Trump assailed Britain's US ambassador as a "pompous fool" and slammed outgoing premier Theresa May's "foolish" policies in a second straight day of virulent attacks triggered by the leak of unflattering diplomatic cables.
Iran demands Britain release oil tanker held in Gibraltar
Iran demanded Friday that Britain immediately release an oil tanker it has detained in Gibraltar, accusing it of acting at the bidding of the United States.
British PM hopeful Hunt unveils no-deal Brexit plans
British prime ministerial contender Jeremy Hunt on Monday pledged billions of pounds to mitigate the effects of a possible no-deal Brexit, but the country's finance minister dismissed the plans as unaffordable.
Boris Johnson spreading Brexit 'untruths': leading MEP
The EU's Brexit coordinator on Friday accused British prime ministerial hopeful Boris Johnson of spreading "untruths" about leaving the EU after a report that the front-runner called the French "turds" over their stance on the issue.
Britain's Prince William: 'Fine By Me' if Children Gay
Britain's Prince William said Wednesday it would be "fine by me" if his children came out as homosexual, but worried about the pressures it could place on them.
Pound heads back towards 5-month lows on no-deal Brexit fears
Sterling edged back towards five-month lows on Wednesday after the top contender to replace Prime Minister Theresa May reaffirmed his desire to take Britain out of the European Union with or without any agreement.