Tag Archives: UK
UK Has Large Audience For Online Jihadi Propaganda
Online jihadi propaganda attracts more audience in Britain than in any other European country and the main internet companies are failing to curb it, a leading think tank revealed on Tuesday. The centre-right Policy Exchange said that the Islamic State (IS) terror group was still producing about ..
UK Terror Threat Increased To Critical After Tube Bomb
The UK terror threat was increased from severe to critical as police continue the hunt for the person who attempted to bring carnage to a London rush-hour tube train packed with school children and commuters, officials said on Saturday. Twenty-nine people including a young boy were injured on Fri..
UK Election: Conservative Party Fails To Win Majority
UK Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservative Party has failed to win an overall majority in parliament, and the country is now set for a hung parliament, media reports said on Friday. With 629 results in out of the total 650, the latest party figures are: Conservatives: 42 per cent (up 5);..
UK Elects First Female Sikh MP
Preet Gill has become the first female Sikh MP to be elected to the UK's Houses of Parliament as Thursday's general election results started pouring in, the media reported on Friday. Gill secured 24,124 votes to hold the seat in Birmingham Edgbaston for the Labour Party with a majority of 6,917, ..
UK Election: Pound Down After Early Results
With no parties showing majority in the June 8 UK General Election, the pound was down sharply as traders reacted to the early results, a media report said. The currency market had been expecting a clear victory for Theresa May's Conservative Party, but the results so far, and the exit poll, have..
Three Terror Suspects Arrested In London
Three terror suspects were arrested in London but this was not connected to the June 1 attack in the UK capital that left eight people dead, the police said on Thursday. The Metropolitan Police said two men, aged 34 and 37, were arrested in the neighbourhood of Newham and a third, aged 22, was de..
UK To Vote In General Election
Millions of people across the UK are set to vote in the general election on Thursday where the ruling Conservatives are predicted to secure an overall majority despite an energetic bid for power by the opposition Labour Party, the media reported. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. (local time) in over 4..
UK PM Criticised For Missing Debate
British Prime Minister Theresa May's political rivals have lined up to criticise her for missing a seven-way general election debate, the media reported on Thursday. She was accused of lacking "guts" and of "running away from the debate" during the 90 minute BBC TV event on Wednesday night. Ma..
Thousands Of UK Drivers Caught In Crackdown On Mobile Phone Use
UK police have caught almost 6,000 drivers using their mobile phones while driving even after tougher penalties for the offence came into effect, according to latest figures. The tougher penalties came into effect from March 1 and, under the rules, new drivers caught using a phone within two year..
Australia To Deploy More Troops In Afghanistan
Canberra: Australia will deploy more troops in Afghanistan to conduct advisory and training missions to the Afghan security forces following a request from NATO, Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Monday. "Given the centrality of Afghanistan in the global fight against terrorism, an enhanced A..