Shamima Begum: What can the UK do about the IS teenager? – BBC News

Shamima Begum: What can the UK do about the IS teenager? – BBC News

Image copyright Met Police Image caption “I’m not the same silly little schoolgirl who ran away four years ago,” Ms Begum said Shamima Begum, one of three schoolgirls who left London in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, has said she wants to return to the UK. But what problems does that throw up? […]

UK and USA agree to continue Mutual Recognition Agreement – GOV.UK

An arrangement which helps boost British trade with the US will continue when the UK leaves the European Union, supporting jobs in both countries. The Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment (MRA) was signed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch and Deputy United States Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney in Washington today (Thursday 14 February). […]

Should IS teenager be allowed back in UK? – BBC News

A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has said she now wants to return to the UK. Speaking from a Syrian refugee camp, Shamima Begum, now 19, told The Times newspaper she has no regrets but wants to come back to the UK as she […]

U.K. Parliament rejects Prime Minister May’s Brexit strategy – MarketWatch

The British Parliament on Thursday rejected U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, adding to the government’s tally of lost parliamentary votes, as expected. Prime Minister May had aimed for a re-endorsement of her plan to secure changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with the European Union late last year, which would allow the […]

UK growth won’t hit the Bank of England’s target and it could cut rates this year, economist says – CNBC

<!– –> × MENU SEARCH QUOTES Europe Economy The United Kingdom’s growth rate will likely fall below the central bank’s forecast this year, according to one economist, who believes that interest rates could also be cut if Brexit talks continue to head south. Speaking to CNBC’s “Squawk Box Asia” Monday, ING’s chief economist and head […]

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far? – BBC News

Brexit: What trade deals has the UK done so far? – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK-Swiss agreement signed in Bern on 11 February also applies to neighbouring Liechtenstein As a European Union member, the UK is automatically part of about 40 trade agreements which the EU has with more than 70 countries. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 […]

Apache and Wildcat to touch down in Estonia as UK bolsters its commitment to NATO – GOV.UK

The Army aircraft will provide aviation training opportunities to NATO allies on Estonia’s annual Exercise Spring Storm as well as to the UK-led battlegroup on NATO enhanced Forward Presence. The helicopter deployment will boost our contingent to around 1,000 personnel in the Baltics, making the UK the largest contributor to NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence – […]

UK to host Gavi pledging conference in 2020 – GOV.UK

The UK will host a major international conference in 2020 to raise funds for life-saving vaccinations for some of the world’s poorest children, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today. The conference will bring together political leaders, civil society, public and private donors, vaccine manufacturers and governments to support the global vaccination body Gavi, the […]