UK law firm accused of failings over Azerbaijan leader's daughters' offshore assets

UK law firm accused of failings over Azerbaijan leader's daughters' offshore assets

A firm of London solicitors that set up an offshore company for the daughters of Azerbaijan’s president has been referred to a disciplinary tribunal after being accused of multiple failings. They include not detecting “a significant risk of money-laundering”. Leyla and Arzu Aliyeva – the daughters of President Ilham Aliyev – set up a secret […]

UK Promises Brexit Clarity in Time for EU Summit in June

UK Promises Brexit Clarity in Time for EU Summit in June

Prime Minister Theresa May will publish a detailed plan for the U.K.’s post-Brexit relationship with Europe next month, setting a deadline for her warring Cabinet to agree on a common stance. The policy document, known as a white paper, will be released in June, according to a government official. A European Union summit is scheduled […]

Windrush row: 63 people could have been wrongly removed, says Javid

Windrush row: 63 people could have been wrongly removed, says Javid

Who are the Windrush generation? They are people who arrived in the UK after the second world war from Caribbean countries at the invitation of the British government. The first group arrived on the ship MV Empire Windrush in June 1948. What is happening to them? An estimated 50,000 people face the risk of deportation […]

Royal wedding: The UK's rapidly changing mixed-race population

Royal wedding: The UK's rapidly changing mixed-race population

Image copyright Getty Images Meghan Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry will see her become the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family. How does the wedding reflect wider changes in UK society? The growing number of people of different ethnic origins in the UK is often interpreted as a sign of a rapidly changing country. […]

Will the Royal Wedding boost the UK economy?

Will the Royal Wedding boost the UK economy?

(Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) LONDON — It’s a favorite tabloid newspaper headline: The Royal Wedding will bring a HUGE boost to the economy. Parts of the British press have been confidently suggesting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials on Saturday will benefit the country’s economy to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds. Retail spending is likely to […]

Call for buyers to keep Salvador Dalí's lobster phone in UK

Call for buyers to keep Salvador Dalí's lobster phone in UK

One of surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s white lobster telephones could be lost from the UK unless a buyer steps in to meet the price tag of more than £850,000. Michael Ellis, the arts minister, has put a temporary export bar on the artwork, Lobster Telephone (White Aphrodisiac), by Dalí and Edward James, to give buyers […]

De La Rue: the British money-maker that lost UK passport contract

De La Rue: the British money-maker that lost UK passport contract

News that De La Rue has lost the contract to produce UK passports caused the company’s share price to fall by more than 5% in early trading. The company, which is more than 200 years old, describes itself as the world’s largest commercial producer of currency and passports and claims to supply products to two-thirds […]

Cambridge Analytica was offered politicians' hacked emails, say witnesses

Cambridge Analytica was offered politicians' hacked emails, say witnesses

The data analytics firm that worked on the Donald Trump election campaign was offered material from Israeli hackers who had accessed the private emails of two politicians who are now heads of state, witnesses have told the Guardian. Multiple sources have described how senior directors of Cambridge Analytica – including its chief executive, Alexander Nix […]

UK to get first glimpse of polar bear cub

UK to get first glimpse of polar bear cub

The park’s outdoor enclosure has been closed to the public since the cub was born, though the young bear and its mom were photographed exploring on Tuesday. “Having spent four months in her maternity den, Victoria quickly took the chance to go outside,” said head keeper Una Richardson. “Understandably, her cub has been more cautious […]

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

UK will lead European exoplanet mission

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGiovanna Tinetti: “What is the ‘standard model’ of planets?” A telescope to study the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System will be launched by the European Space Agency in the late 2020s. The mission, to be known as Ariel, was selected by the organisation’s Science Programme […]

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