LONDON, May 12: Prime Minister Theresa May does not need to spell out a timetable for her departure, prisons minister Robert Buckland said on Sunday, adding the leader had already announced she would leave office after the first phase of Brexit.

LONDON, May 11: Prime Minister Theresa May should set a date for her departure next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative MPs to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday.

LONDON, May 10: Ireland and Britain will work with Northern Irish parties to try to restore a devolved government in the province within weeks rather than months, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

LONDON, April 23: Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle, an American actress of African-American heritage, was a historic moment for Britain’s royal family. Some say the imminent birth of their baby is, if anything, even more significant.

LONDON, April 18: British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country’s sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment.

LONDON, April 7: Britain’s government held out the possibility of compromise on Sunday with the opposition Labour Party to try to win support in parliament for leaving the European Union with a deal, just days before the latest Brexit date.

BUCHAREST/ LONDON, April 6: The British government is optimistic about reaching some form of deal with the opposition Labour Party to end a deadlock on Brexit as work on a compromise continues, Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Saturday.

LONDON/BRUSSELS, April 5: British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Brussels on Friday asking for a delay of Brexit until up to June 30, while saying she aims to get Britain out of the EU earlier to avoid it participating in European elections.

LONDON, March 24: Britain's drawn-out drama around Brexit, which is set to take another twist this week as parliament again grapples with the way forward, has featured a colourful cast of characters -- crashing or catapulting their careers.

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LONDON, MARCH 23: Thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will march through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership.

LONDON, March 7: The British government has announced a special relief package for the agitating ex-Gurkha soldiers on Thursday.

A timeworn laboratory in Britain's Royal Botanic Gardens may not seem like the obvious epicentre of efforts to halt international illegal logging.

DUBLIN, Feb 27: Brexit is turning Dublin into a new financial hub, with the city a top contender for banks, funds and law firms needing a continued presence in the European Union after March 29.

Brexit’s lost world

February 25, 2019 00:30 am

When Britain leaves the EU, it will be forced to negotiate with the Chinese on its own, without the leverage of Germany, which has far stronger bilateral trade ties with China

LONDON, Feb 18: Britain's richest man has been slammed for plans to move to Monaco to save billions in tax less than a year after being knighted.

LONDON, Jan 25: Queen Elizabeth has sent a delicately coded message to Britain’s factious political class over Brexit, urging MPs to seek common ground and grasp the big picture to resolve the crisis.

LONDON, Jan 18: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation after World War Two.

Jan 18: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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LONDON, Jan 16: British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.

Jan 15: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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LONDON, Jan 15:  British Prime Minister Theresa May faced the prospect of defeat in a historic vote in parliament on her Brexit deal on Tuesday, leaving the country in limbo about its membership of the world’s biggest trading bloc, which has shaped its economy for decades.

Brexit does not matter

January 9, 2019 00:30 am

A chaotic Brexit could do great damage to ordinary people, but those ordinary people will be overwhelmingly British. The days when Britain could move the world are long gone

LONDON, Jan 4: Scientists have found that a strain of cholera causing an epidemic in Yemen – the worst in recorded history – came from eastern Africa and was probably borne into Yemen by migrants.

BEIJING, Dec 24: China accused Britain and the European Union of hypocrisy on Monday for expressing concern about China’s detention of two Canadian citizens, saying they had double standards for not mentioning a senior Chinese executive arrested in Canada.

MOSCOW, Dec 21: Russia’s media regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into the activities of British public broadcaster the BBC, a move it described as a response to pressure being put on a Russian TV channel in Britain.

BRUSSELS, Dec 14: European Union leaders assured Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that the Brexit treaty she agreed last month but is struggling to get through UK parliament should not bind Britain forever to EU rules.

LUSAKA , Nov 27: Britain’s Prince Harry on Monday offered Zambia support with boosting the country’s dwindling elephant population, as he began a two-day working visit without his pregnant wife Meghan.

The Brexitization of European politics

November 3, 2018 00:10 am

BRUSSELS – Far from settling the question of the United Kingdom’s future, the 2016 Brexit referendum and subsequent negotiations with the European Union have triggered a full-blown identity crisis and culture war in Britain. Two years after the UK electorate voted by 52 percent  to 48 percent  to withdraw from the EU, it is safe to say that former Prime Minister David Cameron’s ploy to settle a long-running niche debate within the Conservative Party has backfired spectacularly.

ADEN, Nov 1: The Saudi-led coalition has massed thousands of troops near Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah, local military sources said on Wednesday, in a move to pressure Iranian-aligned Houthi insurgents to return to U.N.-sponsored peace talks.

The editor of a British food magazine resigned Wednesday after he joked about writing a series of stories on “killing vegans.”

Almost as many applications were received in the first half of 2018 as in the whole of 2015, figures show.

Chandra Shumsher in Britain

October 15, 2018 01:00 am

Jung Bahadur, seven years after his landmark trip to Britain as the first Nepali leader of standing traveling overseas, came to be hailed in high esteem for the timely and crucial military support he provided in putting down the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny in India, Chandra, several days ahead of his visit, was considered to be imperial Britain’s “trusted” and “reliable ally”.

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LONDON, Sept 21: The Embassy of Nepal in Britain is gearing up to organize a high level visit from Britain to Nepal. While Nepal and Britain have maintained friendship for two centuries, no sitting British prime minister has landed in the country that is home to British Gurkha regiment.

LONDON, Sept 3: Former foreign secretary and Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson penned a renewed attack on Britain's government Monday, predicting "victory" for the European Union in its negotiations with London.

LONDON, Aug 21: Britain on Tuesday will call for the European Union to increase sanctions against Russia, saying the bloc had to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the United States, which hit Moscow with new economic curbs this month.

By 2035 the number of Brits with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40 will approach five million, a new study shows.

LONDON, Feb 27: Britain would consider joining U.S. military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

According to a new survey by YouGov, the majority of Brits feel 2017 was a bad year for the country.

KRETZHAUS, Sept 10:  An English tree surgeon has reacted to Brexit by transforming his German home into a quirky homage to Britain, complete with red telephone boxes and a life-size model of Queen Elizabeth.

LONDON, July 22: Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday, during a visit to Tokyo.

MADRID, June 28: Police on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State group, four in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

MANCHESTER, May 23: At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday.

A Day in Britain

March 29, 2017 12:07 pm

KATHMANDU, March 29: Bachelor-level students of Islington College organized a one-day event titled ‘A Day in Britain’ in Kathmandu on March 11, showcasing various aspects of the British culture and lifestyle.

LONDON, March 20: Britain's government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation.

Adele to get married in Britain

January 1, 2017 17:16 pm

LONDON Jan 1: Singer Adele and her partner Simon Konecki have shelved plans to marry in the US, and instead, they will exchange wedding vows in Britain.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Nepalis living in Britain have provided Rs 547 thousand to a one-year-old child from Khotang.

LONDON, Dec 29: A Nepali youth lost his life while playing a football match with his friends in Birmingham. The deceased is Nishan Bhandari, 20.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: A Nepali professor in Britain has extended his support to Dr Govinda KC who is on a hunger strike for the last 19 days.