Brexit: MoD prepares for no-deal in Whitehall bunker

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Brexit operations are taking place at the main MoD building in Whitehall The Ministry of Defence has set up an operations room in a bunker at its main Whitehall building to deal with a potential no-deal Brexit. The preparations are being run under the banner of Operation Redfold […]

Eurostar passengers told to avoid travel until April – The Washington Post

James McAuley March 21 at 1:04 PM PARIS — The high-speed Eurostar train service urged London-bound passengers on Thursday to avoid all but essential travel to Britain until April, amid a mounting customs union strike in the lead-up to Brexit. Crowds spilled out into the main hall of Paris’s Gare du Nord station, as trains […]

U.K. Police Investigating Attacks on 5 Mosques in Birmingham – The New York Times

The attacks came after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer last week left at least 50 people dead, and the British police said they had been providing reassurance and support at mosques in Birmingham. [Read: Profiles of the victims in the New Zealand attacks.] On Thursday, Britain’s home secretary, […]

Business and labor unions say the UK is facing a ‘national emergency’ – CNN

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EU leaders to decide whether to give UK more time for Brexit – CNBC

<!– –> × SEARCH QUOTES Brexit European leaders are meeting on Thursday to decide whether to grant the U.K. an extension to its Brexit due on March 29. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is in Brussels Thursday to seek support from the bloc’s 27 leaders for an extension to Brexit date that would mean a […]

UK retail sales up but food spending falls – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales rose in February, up by 0.4% on the previous month, official figures show. But sales at food stores saw the biggest fall since December 2016, the Office for National Statistics said. Separate data showed government borrowing fell to £0.2bn in February from £1.2bn a year earlier. After 11 months […]

Texas chemical fire: Residents of Deer Park warned to stay indoors

Image copyright AFP Image caption The warning covers the whole of the city of Deer Park Residents of a city in south-east Texas have been warned to stay indoors after a fire at a chemical plant led to an escape of the chemical benzene. The City of Deer Park, near Houston, advised people to close […]

Harvard sued by ‘descendant of slave for profiting off of photos’

Image copyright Getty Images The descendent of a black American slave has sued Harvard University, claiming the college profits off images of her alleged ancestor. The pictures, commissioned in 1850 by a professor seeking to prove that blacks were an inferior species, is believed to among the first photos of US slaves. Tamara Lanier’s lawsuit […]

R. Kelly asks judge for permission to play Dubai concerts

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A court filing claims that “denying the opportunity to work would be a hardship on his children” R&B star R. Kelly has asked a US court to let him travel to Dubai to perform concerts next month. According to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, R. Kelly […]