World Nov 02

UK halts fracking ahead of election; some want permanent ban

The British government announced Saturday that it will no longer allow fracking because of new scientific analysis that casts doubts on the safety of the controversial practice, but some critics called the action an election stunt and demanded a permanent…

World Oct 16

Anti-Brexit protesters hold British and European Union flags outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 11, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Brexit talks soldier on, summit looms

The European Union and Britain saw their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit diminish by the hour Wednesday as legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrated negotiators.

Apr 08

UK plan steps up global crackdown on social media

As concerns mount globally over how to monitor internet material without stifling free speech, the British proposal reflects a push by some countries -- particularly in Europe but also Australia and New Zealand -- to give regulators more power.

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