LONDON, Sept 17: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will seek to persuade Britain’s top court this week that his decision to suspend parliament until shortly before the date for Brexit was not illegal as Scottish judges concluded last week.

LUXEMBOURG, Sept 16: The European Commission said on Monday that London had still not proposed an alternative to the Irish backstop that has stymied a deal on Britain’s exit from the EU, giving a blunt read-out of a meeting between its president and Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

LONDON, Sept 9: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try for a second time on Monday to call a snap election, but is set to be thwarted once more by opposition lawmakers who want to ensure he cannot take Britain out of the European Union without a divorce agreement.

LONDON, Sept 5: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government abandoned attempts in the upper house of parliament to block a law aimed at stopping the country from leaving the European Union without a deal.

LONDON,  Sept 1: It’s long been known that Britain’s Parliament building must be vacated for urgent repairs that will take years and cost billions, but the problem now goes beyond the water leaks and vermin infestation to Britain’s global reputation as a model of democracy-in-action.

LONDON, August 18: Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.

LONDON, August 13: A majority of Britons believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson must take Britain out of the European Union “by any means”, even if that involves suspending parliament, an opinion poll conducted for the Daily Telegraph said on Monday.

LONDON, July 27: The head of Britain’s leading charity funding scientific research has written to new Prime Minister Boris Johnson warning about the threat to science if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.

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Boris’s big lie

July 1, 2019 09:41 am

BRUSSELS – Three years after the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum, the UK is no closer to figuring out how to leave the European Union, and what comes next, than it was when the result was announced. And now a Conservative Party leadership election to replace outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May is in full swing. To those of us watching from the outside, the debate between the candidates confirms that they have learned nothing whatsoever from the past two years of negotiations with the EU.

LONDON, June 19: Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest.

Madame Tussauds London on Tuesday revealed its first figure of Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra Jonas, completing her presence at the world-famous wax museum across four continents. Chopra, who married American singer-songwriter Nick Jonas last year, has been working closely with Madame Tussauds' team on the epic project since a private sitting at her New York City apartment.

LONDON, June 17: Prime Minister Theresa May is considering a face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at this month’s G20 summit in Japan in an effort to begin a thaw in relations before a new British leader comes to power, The Times newspaper reported.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime Minister KP Oli has indicated that the British government was not positive regarding Nepal's proposal to review the tripartite agreement concerning the British Gurkha soldiers.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Amid concerns from various quarters that there was duplication in the work of donor agencies, the USA and the UK have joined hands to combat human trafficking in Nepal.

LONDON, June 8: Two women were punched and robbed in what police on Friday called a disgusting homophobic assault on a London bus, after one of the victims said their attackers tried to force them to kiss each other.

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on June 7, paving the way for some senior Conservatives to run for the leadership.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that meaningful support of international community was necessary to make the country prosperous with the country now entering a new phase of economic development.

LONDON, May 2: The U.K. should effectively eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by rapidly adopting policies that will change everything from the way people heat their homes to what they eat, an independent committee that advises the British government on climate change recommended Thursday.

LONDON, April 12: British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her decision to delay Brexit and seek a compromise exit plan with the opposition Labour Party as one angry lawmaker from her own party stood up in parliament on Thursday and asked her to resign.

BRUSSELS, April 11: As if Brexit hadn’t spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween.

UNITED KINGDOM, March 23: A man has been arrested after five mosques had their windows smashed in Birmingham.

KATHMANDU, March  20: The agitating Gurkhas Joint Satyagraha Struggle Committee (GJSSC) has threatened to launch stringent protests from July 1 if their demand to form a talks team comprising the representatives of Nepal government, UK government and agitating ex-Gurkha servicemen to settle the issues of compensation and pension parity with their British counterparts.

LONDON, March 10: With tensions escalating, Britain’s House of Commons leader said Saturday that European Union officials need to take seriously British proposals for ending the Brexit impasse before a crucial vote in Parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The United Kingdom is investing an extra £15 million to increase individual pensions to its  Gurkha soldiers by between 10 percent and 34 percent.

LONDON, March 3: British businesses reported their weakest growth in nearly six years during the past three months due to fears of a no-deal Brexit and rising global trade barriers, the Confederation of British Industry said on Sunday.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 22:The United Kingdom has expressed commitment to continue its support for Nepal's socio-economic development.

Pop rock band The 1975 and DJ Calvin Harris were the main winners at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, each scooping two prizes at Britain’s annual pop music honors.

LONDON, Feb 20: Shamima Begum, a teenager who left London when she was aged 15 to join Islamic State in Syria, has had her British citizenship revoked, according to a letter sent to her family published by ITV News on Tuesday.

LONDON, Feb 19: Japanese car maker Honda is set to announce it’s closing its only British car plant in 2022 with the loss of 3,500 jobs, a lawmaker told Reuters, in the latest blow to the UK car industry as Brexit approaches.

Britain’s Prince Harry flew up to the Arctic on Valentine’s Day to meet the Royal Marines and learn about special freezing-weather helicopter commando exercises.

LONDON, Jan 18: British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal, and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split.

Hard Brexit truths

January 7, 2019 00:30 am

An honest Brexiteer should admit that leaving the EU on their terms may well lead to the dissolution of the UK

LONDON, Jan 3: The Minister for Internal Affairs and Planning of Gandaki Province, Kiran Gurung has urged Nepali residents in the UK not to fragment the diaspora by being politically active outside of the country.

LONDON, Dec 10: Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from Britain to India to face fraud charges resulting from the collapse of his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, a London court ruled on Monday.

What might a no-deal Brexit look like? The UK is due to leave the European Union in four months but still cannot count on a transition period to protect its economy.

LONDON, Nov 16: Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has arrived in London on Thursday evening.

PAKISTAN, Nov 4: The husband of a Christian Pakistani woman who spent eight years on death row after being accused of blasphemy has asked Theresa May to grant them asylum in Britain.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav has expressed concern over the increase in the number of mental patients in Nepal every year due to illiteracy, unemployment, migration, social disintegration, poverty and natural disasters.

LONDON, Oct 4: UK Sport said on Wednesday that holding the 2030 World Cup in Britain would be a “crowning achievement” to bookend a decade of sport that includes plans to host the Ryder Cup, the world athletics championships and the grand departs of the three major cycling tours.

Aug 31: Britain's Whitbread Plc said on Friday it had agreed to sell coffee chain Costa to Coca Cola for an enterprise value of £3.9 billion ($5.1 billion).

LONDON, Aug 1: A hurried cremation of UK national Dawn Sturgess poisoned in Amesbury earlier this month confirms that the UK authorities continue to destroy evidence related to the Skripal affair, a source in the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom told Sputnik.

Britain's MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

LONDON, July 26: The statement comes amid stalled Brexit talks, which provoked cabinet havoc in the UK and a disagreement between Brexiteers and Brussels on the Irish border issue some eight months before Britain's scheduled departure from the bloc.A

LONDON, July 25: The Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom on Tuesday urged London to provide Moscow with access to the materials of the Amesbury poisoning incident investigation, noting that UK authorities deliberately restrict communication of all victims of poisoning incidents with the outside world.

Donald Trump has said the UK will "probably not" get a trade deal with the US, if the UK prime minister's Brexit plan goes ahead.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Britain will take him to a palace, a country mansion and a castle — and will mostly avoid London, where noisy protests are planned. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said Friday that Trump will arrive July 12 after attending a NATO summit in Brussels.

LONDON, July 10: The soccer World Cup prompted shoppers in Britain to spend more on beer, barbecues and big-screen televisions in June but the overall increase in sales slowed in a reminder of how wary many consumers remain, a survey showed on Tuesday.