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UK school may let boys wear skirts

UK school may let boys wear skirts

LONDON – Boys could be allowed to wear skirts at a north London private school if a plan for gender neutral uniforms comes in. Highgate School is considering mix-and-match outfits for pupils after head teachers said that growing numbers of children were questioning their gender. The school, which charges up to £6,790 a term, has […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Terror arrest

UNITED KINGDOM – Terror arrest

LONDON – UK police have foiled another suspected terror attack in London, arresting a man carrying knives near the British parliament. Armed officers from the Metropolitan Police’s counter-terrorism command unit swooped on the suspect Thursday, as part of an “ongoing operation.” The 27-year-old man was arrested at 2.22pm, a few meters from the scene of […]

ENGLAND – Death of giant rabbit adds to United’s woes

ENGLAND – Death of giant rabbit adds to United’s woes

LONDON – United Airlines is reviewing its handling of a giant showcase rabbit that died after being shipped across the Atlantic from Britain on one of its flights, the latest in a growing list of customer complaints. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that a veterinarian had checked Simon – […]

UK: Theresa May to seek snap election

UK: Theresa May to seek snap election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on June 8. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum. Explaining the decision, May said: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.” Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his Labour Party wanted the election, […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Brexit begins

UNITED KINGDOM – Brexit begins

LONDON –– Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant steps by a British leader since World War […]

UNITED KINGDOM – Attacker named

UNITED KINGDOM – Attacker named

LONDON –– The attacker who killed three people near parliament in London before being shot dead was named on Thursday as a 52-year-old British-born man, Khalid Masood, who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by its Amaq news agency, […]

UK: Several injured in ‘terrorist’ incident at Westminster

UK: Several injured in ‘terrorist’ incident at Westminster

London’s Metropolitan Police say an attack in Westminster is being treated “as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise”. A policeman has been stabbed and his apparent attacker shot by officers in a major security incident at the Houses of Parliament in London. Around three shots rang out outside the Palace of Westminster after a […]

UNITED KINGDOM –– Laptops banned from cabins on some flights

UNITED KINGDOM –– Laptops banned from cabins  on some flights

LONDON – The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on nine airlines operating out of […]

Impose visas on US citizens, says EU

Impose visas on US citizens, says EU

STRASBOURG – Members of the European Parliament have called for the European Commission to impose visas on US citizens visiting Europe amid an ongoing dispute over visa restrictions against five EU nations. MEPs called on Washington to grant the same visa-free access to nationals of Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Cyprus as enjoyed by citizens […]