Can the UK and EU Cut a Brexit Deal on Financial Services?

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Prestigious universities edge out rivals in UK's battle for students

Prestigious universities edge out rivals in UK's battle for students

Prestigious universities are squeezing out their rivals in the battle for undergraduates, setting a trend that could continue for several years and place some institutions under greater pressure to attract students to secure their funding. The shift comes as the university admissions clearing house, Ucas, reported that record numbers had been placed on university courses […]

UK's Bit Part in Trade Drama Shows Perils of Post-Brexit Role

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UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre

UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre

Leading playwrights and directors in Britain have severely criticised the bombing of a major cultural centre in the Gaza Strip by Israel’s air force, calling it a “devastating loss for the already isolated community”. In a letter to the Guardian, 14 figures from UK theatre, including the director of the National Theatre, Rufus Norris, and […]

Australians living longer but life expectancy dips in US and UK

Australians living longer but life expectancy dips in US and UK

Australians are outliving their British and American cousins. A study of how long men and women are living in 18 wealthy countries has found that life expectancy is on the rise in Australia but declining in Britain, the United States and several other nations. Australian women had a life expectancy of 85.5 years in 2016, […]

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

'Child spies' must have an appropriate adult present at meetings

Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says. A revised code of practice for use of covert human intelligence sources (CHIS), published on Wednesday by the Home Office, states that a parent, guardian, personal contact or professional such as a social worker should […]

Saudi Prince Faces UK Jail Sentence in Loan Fight

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Driver Crashes Car Into Barriers Outside UK Parliament

Driver Crashes Car Into Barriers Outside UK Parliament

LONDON — A car crashed into the gates of the Houses of Parliament in London early Tuesday, injuring a number of pedestrians, according to the police, who detained the male driver. Officers set up a security cordon around Parliament Square, with around a dozen police cars and ambulances parked at the site, and helicopters flew […]

UK's FTSE 100 ends lower as Turkey worries hit travel industry's stocks

UK's FTSE 100 ends lower as Turkey worries hit travel industry's stocks

The U.K.’s main stock index closed in negative territory Monday, joining a global downdraft that has been attributed to worries about Turkey’s precarious financial condition. Travel-related shares with exposure to Ankara were among the worst performers. How markets are performing The FTSE 100 […]

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Why are UK and US sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that 440 more British military personnel will join the Nato mission in Afghanistan. But how do the UK and US allies see their role in the country? The additional troops will be ferrying international advisors safely around the country’s capital city, Kabul, in their Foxhound […]

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