Tag: England

Brexit, Act IV, Scene I

First, here’s the good news on Brexit. The Malthouse Compromise is dead. Britain has signed a post-Brexit free trade agreement with Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The irritating phrase “meaningful vote” has lost all meaning. Prime Minister Theresa May, who increasingly resembles one of those characters that just won’t die in a TV series, is […]

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England to Offer Hospital Patients Free Sanitary Products

LONDON — Beginning this summer, women and girls at hospitals across England will be offered free tampons and other sanitary products, health officials announced on Sunday, in what advocates called “a big step forward” in the effort to end period poverty. The decision by N.H.S. England comes less than a […]

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White House Memo: Stay Tuned for a Trump Split Screen Featuring Cohen and Kim

WASHINGTON — President Trump will have just wrapped up the first day of his summit meeting in Vietnam with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, when back home in Washington, Michael D. Cohen, his former lawyer and fixer, takes the stand on Wednesday morning to testify publicly against him before […]

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Britain in the Crazed Brexit Vortex

LONDON — Brexit. Brexit? Brexit! BREXIT!? The Backstop! Norway Plus! Canada Minus? The Cooper Amendment! The Malthouse Compromise? The Kyle-Wilson Amendment! Hard Brexit! Soft Brexit! No deal? Brexiteer! Remoaner! BREXIT!!?? Aaaargh. It has come down to this with a few weeks to go until the March 29 deadline for Britain […]

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Watching Brexit Fall Apart

PARIS — If French voters, unsettled by the revolt of the Yellow Vests, are tempted to use referendums to enhance the democratic process, they should look at the sad spectacle across the Channel: the British people trying to pick up the shards of their future after their House of Commons […]

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Could a Drone Disruption Like Gatwick’s Happen at a U.S. Airport?

Two drones that went floating over a runway at Gatwick Airport outside London this week caused chaos, disrupting hundreds of flights there, and stranding tens of thousands of passengers at England’s second-largest airport and elsewhere at the peak of the holiday season. The drone disruption raises a host of questions, […]

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José Mourinho Leaves Manchester United as Manager

MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United has parted ways with its manager, José Mourinho, two days after a defeat to its archrival Liverpool compounded the club’s worst-ever start to a Premier League season. The club confirmed Mourinho’s departure, halfway through his third year at Old Trafford, in a brief statement on […]

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Betting on a new way to make concrete that doesn’t pollute

LEIGHTON BUZZARD, England — Just after sunrise, a concrete plant located in a muddy industrial zone north of London stirs to life. Workers in orange suits and hard hats watch through a protective window as a machine presses what looks like red sand into a tray of brick-shaped blocks. Further […]

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A Brexit Compromise Nobody Likes: What Could Be More English?

LONDON — With the sputtering of the hard-line Conservative coup against Prime Minister Theresa May over her Brexit plan this week, the British Parliament seemed to be turning, slowly and with a great grinding of gears, in the direction of something quintessentially English: a compromise that satisfies no one. There […]

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It Isn’t an Easy Time to Be a British Muslim. Cricket Helps.

The threat of anti-Muslim bigotry in Britain has been growing, and some politicians from the governing Conservative Party have been encouraging it. In a newspaper column in August, Boris Johnson, the former Conservative foreign secretary — who is chummy with Steve Bannon and fancies himself an upper-class English version of […]

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West Midlands Metro is the third transit system to store tickets on Google Pay

Google Pay may first and foremost be a platform for transferring money, whether that’s in the form of making mobile payments with NFC on our phones, buying things online, or just sending cash to friends or family, but that’s just one component of its broader capabilities. In addition to storing loyalty cards or coupons, we’ve […]

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OnePlus announces new UK carrier and retail partnerships ahead of 6T release

As the launch of the OnePlus 6T draws ever nearer, we’ve got a pretty good picture of what it will be like. It’s going to be the company’s most advanced phone to date, and thanks to some new network and retail partnerships in the UK, it should also be easier to buy than its past […]

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Showing: Alex Chinneck – “Open To The Public” (England)

Over the weekend, another mind-boggling installation was completed by Alex Chinneck in England entitled Open To The Public. Building on the British artist’s series of impossible architectural creations, the abandoned 1960s office building (Brundett House, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PN) was transformed with two enormous zippers “unzipping” the structure. Head over to see it soon if you are […]

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Novichok Was Found in a Glass Bottle Inside a Box, British Victim Says

Russia has categorically denied any involvement in either the Skripal case or the election interference. In their one-on-one meeting in Finland this month, President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said they had discussed the election meddling. Mr. Putin even offered to allow American prosecutors to sit in on interrogations of the 12 […]

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Finally, the World Has a Giant, Shirtless Jeff Goldblum Statue

Jeff Goldblum is iconic in everything he touches—the dad you wish you had in Beetlejuice, a human bug who’s somehow still sexy in The Fly—but there is no role quite so canon as his turn as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park, and no scene that captures his essence quite as well as that brief, […]

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Fashion Notes: Melania Trump is Posh and Proper for Final Day in England

First Lady Melania Trump went posh and proper for her final day in London, England as she and President Trump jet-set to Scotland for a quick weekend getaway on their European tour. Mrs. Trump pulled off three wardrobe changes on her final day in England, starting with a posh navy, maroon, tan, and orange flare dress […]

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