Tag: Britain

Breaking Bad: UK ex-headmaster jailed in Singapore drug case

A British former headmaster of an international school in China has been jailed for 10 months in Singapore after admitting possession and consumption of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday. Damien Michael Charnock used to be the head of Dulwich College Shanghai, a branch of the exclusive...

Britain preparing to ‘take back control’ at WTO: minister

Britain is looking forward to "taking back control" of its trade policy after it exits the European Union later this month, a government minister told the World Trade Organization Wednesday. Speaking at a WTO conference, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said her country was preparing...

UK opposition seeks to oust PM to avoid no-deal Brexit

Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn urged parliament Wednesday to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal. Corbyn called on members of other parties who fear the economic consequences of a chaotic...

UK warship commander says Iran trying ‘to test’ Britain in Gulf

The commander of a British warship accompanying UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran said Wednesday that Tehran appeared to be testing the Royal Navy's resolve. William King, commander of HMS Montrose, said during 27 days patrolling the flashpoint entrance...

Boris Johnson wins race to become Britain’s next PM

by Alice RITCHIE and James PHEBY Boris Johnson won the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, but will face a confrontation over Brexit with Brussels and members of his own party as well as a tense diplomatic standoff with Iran. The former London...