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  • Meet Kate Forbes, 29-yr-old Scotland minister who presented pound 34 £ bn budget

    Meet Kate Forbes, 29-yr-old Scotland minister who presented pound 34 £ bn budget

    World | February 06, 2020 23:52 IST

    Kate Elizabeth Forbes who is the Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament became the first woman to deliver the Scottish budget at very short notice. 

  • Brexit, EU, UK flag,

    UK flags disappear in EU as Brexit transition begins

    World | February 02, 2020 23:50 IST

    The European Union (EU) has removed all traces of the UK from its buildings after Britain ended its 47-year relationship with the bloc, a media report said.

  • Brexit, Britain, European Union,

    Brexit: Britain begins new chapter outside European Union

    World | February 02, 2020 0:04 IST

    European leaders have expressed sadness at the UK leaving the European Union (EU) after a long association of 47 years, with French President Emmanuel Macron emphasising Britain's "unrivalled ties" with France.

  • Brexit

    Brexit comes into force: UK officially leaves EU, ending 47-year-long membership

    World | February 01, 2020 6:33 IST

    As the clock ticked down the final seconds, thousands of Brexiters partied outside Parliament, while anti-Brexit campaigners mounted several protests along the Irish border. In a televised address to the nation, Johnson called the UK's withdrawal from the EU "an astonishing moment of hope."

  • Johnson hails UK's 'new beginning' as Brexit day arrives

    Johnson hails UK's 'new beginning' as Brexit day arrives

    World | January 31, 2020 17:27 IST

    Britain officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday, midnight in Brussels (2300 GMT, 6 p.m. EST). The departure comes 3½ years after the country voted by a margin of 52%-48% to walk away from the club that it had joined in 1973.

  • Brexit vote, European union, Brexit,

    Historic Brexit vote in European Parliament on Wednesday

    World | January 29, 2020 14:02 IST

    The European Parliament is set to approve the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) in a historic vote on Wednesday. 

  • Brexit: UK's Queen Elizabeth gives assent to bill, making it a law

    Brexit: UK's Queen Elizabeth gives assent to bill, making it a law

    World | January 23, 2020 23:03 IST

    Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill has become law, removing the last UK obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week. House of Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans announced on Thursday that the Withdrawal Agreement Act had received royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II, the final formality in the measure's legislative journey.

  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

    EU, UK must renegotiate 600 agreements before transition period for Brexit expires

    World | January 10, 2020 10:20 IST

    The UK is a member of the EU in 600 international agreements, which expires at the end of the year when the transition period for Brexit expires and "the time to negotiate is very short", said EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

  • British lawmakers approve Brexit bill, UK on course for Jan 31 exit

    British lawmakers approve Brexit bill, UK on course for January 31 exit

    World | January 10, 2020 0:03 IST

    Britain passed a major milestone on the road to Brexit when the House of Commons on Thursday approved a bill authorizing the country's departure from the European Union at the end of the month.

  • Brexit coins ordered again for new January 2020 deadline

    Brexit coins ordered again for new January 2020 deadline

    World | December 21, 2019 18:59 IST

    The UK government has ordered a new set of commemorative coins to mark the latest Brexit deadline of January 31, 2020 after having to melt down thousands with missed deadlines this year.  

  • Boris Johnson Brexit support

    UK MPs overwhelmingly back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

    World | December 20, 2019 21:04 IST

    Newly elected British Parliamentarians on Friday definitively backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill setting the stage for the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) by the January 31, 2020 deadline. The lawmakers voted 358 to 234 in favour of the so-called divorce agreement with the 28-member economic bloc, handing Johnson a decisive 124-vote majority.

  • PM Modi congratulates British PM Boris Johnson on 'thumping

    PM Modi congratulates British PM Boris Johnson on 'thumping majority' in UK election

    World | December 13, 2019 12:35 IST

    British media reports say the Conservative Party has secured a majority by winning 326 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's gamble to push for an early vote as a way to end the parliamentary deadlock on Brexit looks to have paid off, with the number of Conservative seats in Parliament growing from 330 in 2017 to 368.

  • Boris looks set for victory as early results in UK’s

    Boris looks set for victory as early results in UK’s Brexit election pour in

    World | December 13, 2019 7:04 IST

    The first sign of what the results held in store came with a definitive exit poll released at the close of voting at 2200 GMT on Thursday, which predicted the Johnson-led Conservative Party winning 368 seats, with the Labour Party way down at 191 in a predominantly Tory blue versus Labour red contest.

  • UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

    UK voters decide who they want to resolve Brexit impasse

    World | December 12, 2019 15:35 IST

    U.K. voters were deciding Thursday who they want to resolve the stalemate over Brexit in a parliamentary election seen as one of the most important since the end of World War II.

  • Explained: How UK’s general election will affect Brexit

    EXPLAINED: How UK’s general election will affect Brexit

    World | December 12, 2019 13:36 IST

    Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

  • Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study

    Life-threatening bacteria found in Make-up products: Study

    December 03, 2019 13:36 IST

    "Make-up products used every day by millions of people in the UK are contaminated with potentially deadly bugs, such as E.coli and Staphylococci because most are not being cleaned and are used far beyond their expiry dates," said study lead author Amreen Bashir from Aston University in the US.

  • Ahmedabad-born Indian woman Conservative nominee for UK poll

    Ahmedabad-born Indian woman Conservative nominee for UK poll

    India | November 26, 2019 7:36 IST

     Tamkeen Shaikh says: "The reason I have joined politics and particularly the Conservative Party is, it's the best way to contribute to the society and the party believes in creating opportunities for business and innovation.

  • British PM Johnson promises to end 'paralysis' over Brexit

    British PM Johnson promises to end 'paralysis' over Brexit

    World | November 06, 2019 20:57 IST

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said if he wins next month's general election, he would end the "paralysis" in Parliament over Brexit but warned that a victory for the Opposition Labour Party would mean a "horror show" and further delay in UK's divorce from the EU.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson Brexit deadline missed regret

    Boris Johnson in “deep regret” at missing Brexit deadline

    World | November 03, 2019 18:07 IST

    Boris Johnson said on Sunday that it was a matter of “deep regret” for him to have missed the October 31 Brexit deadline and blamed Parliament for the delay in his election campaign fight back.

  • Trump criticises Johnson's Brexit deal

    Trump criticises Johnson's Brexit deal

    World | November 01, 2019 7:02 IST

    "We can't make a trade deal with the UK because I think we can do many times the numbers that we're doing right now and certainly much bigger numbers than you are doing under the European Union." Trump told LBC.

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