Michael Holden

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26 Nov 2018 | 9:50 PM

Stopping Brexit? EU's top court hears UK exit reversal case

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's top court will hold an urgent hearing on Tuesday over whether Britain can unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the EU, in a case supporters of membership hope could pave the way to a second referendum and ultimately stop Brexit.

23 Nov 2018 | 8:44 PM

UAE signals jailed UK academic could be freed in 'amicable solution'

LONDON (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates signalled on Friday a British academic it jailed for life on spying charges could be freed after his family appealed for clemency in a case that has strained ties between the longstanding allies.

8 Oct 2018 | 7:30 PM

Mass action against Google over iPhone data blocked by London court

London's High Court on Monday blocked an attempt to bring legal action against Alphabet Inc's Google over claims it had collected sensitive data from more than four million iPhone users although it said the company's actions had been "wrongful".

Google remains under pressure from lawmakers and regulators over its privacy practices in the United States, where it has acknowledged making mistakes in the past. — Reuters
12 Sep 2018 | 9:15 PM

No evidence to justify Indian businessman Mallya's extradition, UK court hears

LONDON (Reuters) - The Indian government has failed to provide any substantial evidence to justify extraditing tycoon Vijay Mallya from Britain to face fraud charges, his lawyer told a London court on Wednesday.

5 Sep 2018 | 7:55 PM

UK charges two Russians for attempted murder of Skripals with nerve agent

LONDON (Reuters) - British prosecutors on Wednesday charged two Russians for the attempted murder of a former Russian spy and his daughter with a nerve agent, naming suspects for the first time in a case that has caused one of the biggest East-West rifts in decades.

9 Aug 2018 | 10:28 PM

Assange considers offer to appear before U.S. Senate committee

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for six years, is considering an offer to appear before a U.S. Senate committee to discuss alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, his lawyer said on Thursday.

12 Jul 2018 | 10:39 PM

Trump blasts May's Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

BLENHEIM PALACE, England (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May's proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans.

12 Jun 2018 | 12:37 AM

Prince William to meet Netanyahu, Abbas on landmark Middle East trip

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when he makes a landmark trip to the region later this month, his office said on Monday.

4 May 2018 | 9:11 PM

Meghan Markle's father to walk her down aisle at wedding to Prince Harry

LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan Markle's father will walk her down the aisle when the American actress marries Britain's Prince Harry this month and both her parents will meet Queen Elizabeth and senior royals in the run-up to the ceremony, Kensington Palace said on Friday.

14 Apr 2018 | 6:36 PM

Britain attacks Syria with cruise missiles to deter more chemical attacks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain struck Syria with air-launched cruise missiles on Saturday to cripple President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons facilities and prevent what Prime Minister Theresa May cast as a global slide towards their greater use.