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Today โ€” April 20th 2018Expatica UK Headlines

Parents of terminally-ill British toddler lose court appeal

The parents of a terminally-ill British toddler lost a last-ditch legal bid on Friday to prevent doctors from turning off life support for their son despite getting the support of Pope Francis.Tom Evans...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

Western air strikes in Syria illegal: German parliament experts

The air strikes unleashed in Syria by Western allies in mid-April were a violation of international law, jurists at the German parliament said in a report Friday."The use of military force against a state,...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

UK says would support Zimbabwe return to Commonwealth

Britain would "strongly support" Zimbabwe's return to the Commonwealth, the foreign ministry said on Friday after talks between British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and his Zimbabwean counterpart in...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

The Commonwealth: International body born out of colonial past

The Commonwealth is staging its two-day, biennial summit in London, which closes on Friday.Here is a factbox on the group, which comprises around a third of the world's population and a fifth of its landmass...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

European lawmakers demand Russia World Cup boycott

A group of EU lawmakers on Friday urged the bloc's leaders to boycott this year's football World Cup in Russia to protest over Moscow's "mockery of European values".The 60 MEPs said all European Union...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

Royal Mail CEO steps down after delivering on privatisation

Britain's Royal Mail on Friday said chief executive Moya Greene would retire in September after eight years in the role, during which time she put her stamp on the postal service's massive privatisation...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.Police chief Pujith Jayasundara...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

UK to fine Barclays CEO over whistleblower incident

British regulators are to fine Barclays chief executive Jes Staley an undisclosed amount after he breached rules by trying to uncover a whistleblower, the bank said Friday.Following a year-long investigation,...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

European stock markets diverge at open

Europe's main stock markets diverged at the start of trading on Friday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index profiting further from fresh falls in the pound.The FTSE index gained 0.4 percent to 7,360.75...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

Paramount announces Elton John biopic

Paramount has agreed to fund and distribute "Rocketman," a biopic about British entertainer Elton John, a spokesman for the US studio said on Thursday.The film will star Taron Egerton ("Kingsman," "Eddie...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

S. Africa leader curtails Britain trip over unrest at home

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his participation in the Commonwealth summit in Britain to tackle violent demonstrations at home, his office said, in one of the first major challenges...

  • April 20th 2018 at 02:00

Bowie's New York subway station turns into museum to him

David Bowie has taken over a subway station in his adopted home of New York, with images of the rock legend plastered throughout and commemorative fare cards issued in his honor.Concert photos figure...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00
Yesterday โ€” April 19th 2018Expatica UK Headlines

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigns

Save the Children chair Alan Parker resigned on Thursday, citing a "complex mix of challenges" as the reason for his early departure.The Brunswick Group chair's decision to step down from the global organisation...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

About 500 lawmakers from Germany, France and Britain on Thursday urged the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon."It is the US's and Europe's...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

First genetic adaptation to diving discovered in 'Sea Nomads'

Researchers have discovered the first evidence that people can genetically adapt to deep diving, as shown by the unusually large spleens in indigenous people of Indonesia known as the "Sea Nomads," a...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

Irish drugmaker Shire facing potential $60bn bidding war

Ireland's Shire Pharmaceuticals on Thursday faced the prospect of a bidding war after rejecting a $60-billion takeover from Japan's Takeda, as Botox-maker Allergan revealed it was mulling an offer.Shire,...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

Russia says British-made smoke grenades found in Syria

Russia said Thursday that Syrian government forces found German "chlorine containers" and British "smoke grenades" in the country's Eastern Ghouta, an ex-rebel enclave that was taken over by regime forces...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.In...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

Japan's Takeda in unsuccessful $60bn bid for drugmaker Shire

Japanese drugs giant Takeda said Thursday it had made a $60-billion takeover bid for Irish peer Shire but its offer was rejected."Takeda notes recent press speculation regarding Shire plc and confirms...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00

May's immigration policy was seen as Nazi-like: ex-official

A former top official has severely criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's immigration policies when she was interior minister after the threatened deportations of Caribbean immigrants caused...

  • April 19th 2018 at 02:00
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