Portugal approves Chelsea’s sale by Abramovich

The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who as a Portuguese passport holder needed its approval. The decision by Portugal was announced on Thursday, a day after the British government approved the…

U.K. Parliament opens with pomp but no queen as Prince Charles stands in

Britain’s Conservative government made sweeping promises to cut crime, improve health care and revive the pandemic-scarred economy as it laid out its plans for the next year in a tradition-steeped ceremony in Parliament — but without Queen Elizabeth II, who…

Titanic is Britain’s favourite period drama film

‘Titanic’ has been voted as Britain’s favourite period drama movie. The 1997 blockbuster that was directed by James Cameron and starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet came out on top after being chosen by a quarter of Brits in a…

Return of sport would ‘lift the nation’ says UK minister

Restarting sport in Britain would “lift the spirits of the nation” amid the coronavirus crisis, foreign secretary Dominic Raab said on Tuesday. Speaking at Downing Street’s daily briefing he said the government “has had constructive meetings with sports bodies”. He…

UK set to leave EU on January 31 after Brexit bill is passed by House of Lords (Metro)

Britain is on course to leave the European Union at the end of this month after Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill cleared its final parliamentary hurdle. The prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill is set to be given royal assent and become…

Final hours of voting in race to become British prime minister (Guardian)

The voting closes Monday in the contest to become Britain’s next prime minister, with Boris Johnson expected to be confirmed as the winner charged with delivering Brexit. After a month-long contest between former London mayor Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy…

Atiku woos May, sells agenda to Britain (Guardian)

The People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has taken his campaign to Britain, presenting his ideas while faulting the tenure of Nigeria’s incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari. Atiku, who will contest the February elections against Buhari and over 50 candidates,…

European Union leaders approve Brexit plan (NPR)

Discussions of a Brexit deal came to an end as European leaders signed off to split from Britain early Sunday. The agreement will head to British Parliament for an approval vote in December, which could determine whether or not the…

Dominic Raab accuses May of caving in to EU bullying (Guardian)

Theresa May has come under more fire from MPs within her own party, with the former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab suggesting the prime minister has failed to stand up to a bullying European Union over the withdrawal deal. Meanwhile, the…

Raab resigns as Britain’s Brexit minister (Guardian)

British leader Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday when a series of ministers including her Brexit secretary quit as she tried to sell her proposed EU withdrawal agreement to a divided parliament. Dominic Raab resigned from his role…

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