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Fear spreads in UK tower blocks with 'deathtrap' cladding

Fear spreads in UK tower blocks with 'deathtrap' cladding

LONDON: From her 18th floor flat, Pippa Wordsworth has a grim view of Grenfell Tower that has become bleaker after she was told her building has the same flammable cladding as on the burnt-out hulk.

British PM May promises EU citizens can stay after Brexit

British PM May promises EU citizens can stay after Brexit

BRUSSELS: Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (Jun 22) promised EU citizens living in Britain that they could stay after Brexit, but set up a row with Brussels over the role of Europe's top court.

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Britain's Prince Philip, 96, leaves hospital after infection

Britain's Prince Philip, 96, leaves hospital after infection

LONDON: Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, left hospital on Thursday (Jun 22) after two nights inside for treatment of an infection, Buckingham Palace said.

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New decree targets labeling violations

New decree targets labeling violations

Labels must be displayed directly on goods or their commercial packaging in easy-to-spot positions, clearly and fully showing compulsory information about the item.

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Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May, leading a so-called "zombie" government after a disastrous election, on Wednesday (Jun 21) unveiled a diluted programme of action that included the mammoth legislation needed to take Britain out of the EU.

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Macron allies quit French government

Macron allies quit French government

PARIS: Two more ministers from the centrist party that helped bring French President Emmanuel Macron to power quit the government on Wednesday (Jun 21) as he prepared to unveil a new cabinet.

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UK economy chiefs stress Brexit perils after talks start

UK economy chiefs stress Brexit perils after talks start

LONDON: The two most senior custodians of Britain's economy on Tuesday (Jun 20) laid out arguments for a Brexit that protects jobs and financial health - a day after the government prioritised a clean break with the EU.

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Explosion rocks Brussels train station, suspect shot dead

Explosion rocks Brussels train station, suspect shot dead

BRUSSELS: Belgian soldiers shot a terror suspect after an explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels on Tuesday (Jun 20) in the latest attack to hit Europe.

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NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

WASHINGTON: NASA revealed on Monday (Jun 19) 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life.

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Woman gives birth at 35,000 feet

Woman gives birth at 35,000 feet

MUMBAI: An Indian woman gave birth to a baby boy on an international commercial flight as it flew at 35,000 feet, the airline said on Monday (Jun 19).

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1 dead, 8 injured after van rams into people near north London mosque

1 dead, 8 injured after van rams into people near north London mosque

LONDON: One man was killed and eight people hospitalised when a van ran into pedestrians near a mosque in north London in an incident that is being investigated by counter-terrorism officers, police said on Monday (Jun 19).

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New images inside London fire tower show 'indescribable' scenes

New images inside London fire tower show 'indescribable' scenes

LONDON: London police on Sunday (Jun 18) released images taken within Grenfell Tower following its devastating fire, as a police chief said conditions inside verged on the "indescribable" and warned the death toll would rise further.

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Trump revamps Obama-era Cuba deal, turns heat up on regime

Trump revamps Obama-era Cuba deal, turns heat up on regime

MIAMI: US President Donald Trump vowed on Friday (Jun 16) to overhaul Barack Obama's deal to restore ties with Cuba, promising to instead support the Cuban people against Raul Castro's government.

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Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30

Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30

LONDON: Angry residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed the local authority headquarters on Friday (Jun 16) as they demanded justice for the victims of a London tower block fire that left 30 people dead, with dozens more unaccounted for.

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British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions

British PM May urges Qatar, Saudi and Bahrain to ease tensions

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May urged the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar on Thursday (Jun 15) to take steps to reduce tensions that have led the Arab world's biggest powers to cut ties with Qatar.

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Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

Britain, EU to begin Brexit negotiations on Monday

LONDON: Britain and the European Union will start Brexit negotiations on Monday, while Prime Minister Theresa May nears a deal to prop up her minority government following her election fiasco.

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