Tag Archives: Country: United Kingdom

06Oct/17

Zimbabwean artist exhibits paintings of African life at London gallery

For her first solo show at The Tyburn Gallery in central London, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami began searching through old family photographs, taken from the 1970s to 1990s in Zimbabwe. She uses the images to create irreverent reflections on African life through oil and acrylic works that tell a semi-autobigraphical story in what became a personal quest for identity. Continue reading

27Sep/17

Bombardier loses battle with Boeing

The U.S. Commerce Department has slapped preliminary anti-subsidy duties on Bombardier’s CSeries jets after rival Boeing accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing the aircraft. As Laura Frykberg reports, the move is likely to strain trade relations between the neighbours and cause problems in Britain where Bombardier’s Northern Ireland factory employs thousands. Continue reading

18Sep/17

Bank of England’s Carney sees Brexit pushing up inflation, rate rise likely

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 18, 2017) (IMF TV) – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday (September 18) that Brexit is likely to hurt Britain’s growth prospects in the short term and push up inflation as the country adjusts to life outside the European Union. Continue reading

15Sep/17

Witnesses describe scenes of injured and panic after Parsons Green Station blast

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 15, 2017) (REUTERS) – An improvised explosive device exploded on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London injuring 22 people on Friday (September 15) in what police said was the fifth terrorism incident in Britain this year. Continue reading

12Sep/17

Brexit bill wins UK parliamentary vote

Britain’s parliament backs legislation to sever ties with the European Union, a reprieve for Prime Minister Theresa May who now faces demands by lawmakers for concessions before it becomes law. Graham Mackay reports. Continue reading

06Sep/17

Britain could still reverse Brexit, former minister Heseltine says

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Brexit could be reversed if economic pain prompts a change in public opinion that brings a new generation of political leaders to power in Britain, former Conservative minister Michael Heseltine said.
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05Sep/17

UK’s ‘Prince Harry and I are in love’, says US actress Meghan Markle

(VANITY FAIR) – U.S. actress Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Britain’s Prince Harry, has said they are in love and happy together, in her first frank comments about their relationship since they became a couple last year. Continue reading

03Sep/17

UK minister: EU commission criticism of Brexit talks was “silly”

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (BBC ANDREW MARR SHOW) – Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said on Sunday (September 3) the European Union had made itself look silly by criticising the British approach to the talks that Brussels said had made little progress. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Value for money? UK soccer’s £1.4 bln splurge

UK Premier League soccer clubs have eclipsed the record for the amount spent during the summer transfer window, splashing out a record £1.4 billion – an average of £71 million for each club. Kate King takes a look at whether they’re spending within their means. Continue reading