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Man charged in ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ letters

A man accused of sending letters promoting “Punish a Muslim Day” and urging people around Britain to commit violent acts was charged on Thursday with 14 offenses including soliciting to murder, British counter-terrorism police said.…

UN toughens sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a US-drafted resolution that significantly strengthened sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on exports aimed at depriving Pyongyang of $1 billion in annual revenue.…

UK speaker opposes Trump address to parliament

LONDON: The Speaker of Britain's House of Commons said Monday he was "strongly opposed" to allowing Donald Trump to address members of parliament during the US president's state visit later this year. John Bercow said such a speech was…

Britain plans £369 mn refit for Buckingham Palace

LONDON: Buckingham Palace is set to get a £369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and fire-risk cables under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday that would see Queen Elizabeth II forced to move rooms. The works are to start…

UK leader quits after 18 days in office: British media

LONDON: Diane James quit as head of the eurosceptic UK Independence Party on Tuesday just 18 days after being elected to replace Nigel Farage, according to senior party sources quoted by British media. James was elected leader on September…