Michael Holden

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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.

5 Apr 2018 | 10:56 PM

Recovering daughter of ex-spy poisoned in UK makes first comment after attack

LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yulia Skripal on Thursday made her first public comments since being poisoned in Britain last month with her father, a Russian former double-agent, saying she was getting stronger by the day but shedding no new light on the incident.

5 Apr 2018 | 6:10 PM

What is known, and not known, about poisoning of ex-spy in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal remains critically ill in hospital more than a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent in the southern English city of Salisbury.

26 Mar 2018 | 11:29 PM

U.S., EU to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats over UK nerve attack

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would expel 60 Russian diplomats, joining governments across Europe in punishing the Kremlin for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain that they have blamed on Moscow.

23 Mar 2018 | 7:38 AM

Russian agent may have limited mental capacity after nerve attack

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge said on Thursday.

7 Mar 2018 | 1:55 PM

Social media firms are like irresponsible landlords: UK counter-terrorism police head

Technology and social media firms are allowing extremists to act with impunity and lack commitment in tackling the online terrorist threat, a senior British police officer said on March 6.

The British authorities have long accused tech firms of failing to do enough to tackle the problem of extremism on the internet, saying they had too often turned a blind eye to the actions of those using their services. — Dreamstime/TNS
27 Feb 2018 | 4:02 AM

Britain is facing serious far-right terrorism threat, top UK officer

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces a new and significant threat from organised far-right terrorism, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer said on Monday as he revealed police had foiled four plots by right-wing extremists in the last year.