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UK court allows appeal against arms sales to Saudi Arabia

UK court allows appeal against arms sales to Saudi Arabia

A court in the UK has decided to hear an appeal against a ruling that allows the British government to continue to export arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. Two judges of the Court of Appeal granted permission for the plea on Friday, according to the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). The campaign […]

UK government could be forced to ban Saudi arms sales after campaigners win right to appeal ruling

UK government could be forced to ban Saudi arms sales after campaigners win right to appeal ruling

British weapons sales to Saudi Arabia could be ruled unlawful after the second round of legal action by campaigners was given the go-ahead. Judges have granted the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) permission to appeal a ruling by the High Court in July that allowed the UK to continue granting export licences despite allegations […]

Meghan Markle's UK Hair Stylist Reveals the Royal Bride-to-Be's Hair-Straightening Secret

Meghan Markle's UK Hair Stylist Reveals the Royal Bride-to-Be's Hair-Straightening Secret

From the perfect messy bun to loose California girl waves, Meghan Markle’s hair is always effortlessly chic. So how does the royal-to-be maintain her super-shiny locks? According to her former hair stylist in London, it involves intensive salon treatments and a whole lot of TLC. “Meghan came to see me at least twice for keratin […]

UK's May faces local election losses as key Brexit tests near

UK's May faces local election losses as key Brexit tests near

LONDON (Reuters) – Voters will pass judgment on Prime Minister Theresa May’s party on Thursday in local government elections expected to show rising support for her opponents in London that will add to pressure on her position over Brexit. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, […]

EDF plan for tallest UK onshore wind turbines prompts outcry

EDF plan for tallest UK onshore wind turbines prompts outcry

EDF Energy has said its plans for two major windfarms on the Isle of Lewis may need to reach heights normally the preserve of turbines at sea, prompting an outcry from local opponents. The French company’s renewables unit said it may need to go higher for the project to be economically viable and win millions […]

UK stocks mixed amid thin trade; Just Eat up 4%

UK stocks mixed amid thin trade; Just Eat up 4%

The U.K.’s FTSE 100 struggled to rise above the flatline, with other prominent benchmarks — from the likes of Germany, France and Spain — all shut for the day. Just Eat was among the top performers, up by 4 percent. The company reported a 24 percent increase in U.K. orders in the first quarter of […]

Walmart's UK deal signals a rethink on overseas expansion

Walmart's UK deal signals a rethink on overseas expansion

Anna Nicolaou in New York April 30, 2018 Print this page Walmart has long aspired to replicate its US dominance outside its home market, and targeted its international expansion on countries where it believed it could become the number-one or number-two player. Its results are patchy at best. In the UK, Asda stubbornly played third-fiddle […]

UK Home Secretary Rudd Quits, Robbing Theresa May of Key Ally

UK Home Secretary Rudd Quits, Robbing Theresa May of Key Ally

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has lost a pro-European ally with the resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd, the fourth Cabinet member to quit in six months just as internal battles over Brexit come to a head. The upset destabilizes May’s government at a delicate time. Rudd, 54, was due to address lawmakers on Monday […]

UK driving laws coming in 2018 – New rules, fines and punishments explained

UK driving laws coming in 2018 – New rules, fines and punishments explained

In 2018 a number of new driving laws, rules and regulations will come into forces. New laws and rules have been and will continue to be introduced over the course of the year, which could have an impact on drivers. Here are the new rules and laws that are set to be announced over the […]

Walmart in Talks to Merge UK Asda Unit With British Grocer Sainsbury

Walmart in Talks to Merge UK Asda Unit With British Grocer Sainsbury

LONDON—Walmart Inc. is in advanced talks to merge its U.K. grocery unit Asda Group Ltd. with rival J Sainsbury PLC, the latest industry move to add scale in the face of aggressive discounters. In a brief statement Saturday, Sainsbury, which has a market value of $8.16 billion, confirmed the tie-up talks and said that it […]