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  1. special relationship
    5 Weird and Worrying Moments From Trump’s Press Conference With Theresa MayProtests are “fake news,” Jeremey Corbyn is a “negative force,” and other nonsense.
  2. the art of diplomacy
    Trump U.K. Visit Off to Long, Hard StartHe was greeted by a penis.
  3. global politics
    Theresa May to Resign As U.K. Prime Minister After Brexit FailuresMay’s voice cracked as she announced that she will step down on June 7, after three failed attempts to pass her Brexit plan.
  4. foreign interests
    U.K.’s Brexit Meltdown Morphs Into a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’Theresa May’s position went from bad to worse — again — when the Commons speaker blocked further votes on her Brexit deal in a surprise ruling.
  5. foreign interests
    Theresa May Delays Brexit Deal So It Can Die Another DayWhile it’s the best deal Brexiteers can hope for, nobody likes it — and its probable failure means the U.K. is headed for a worst-case scenario.
  6. break ups
    May and E.U. Leaders Reach Historic Agreement on Brexit Deal Nobody WantsAfter a year and a half of negotiations, the European Union has approved a pain-delaying Brexit deal which most British lawmakers oppose.
  7. Arrest Made After Paraglider Interrupts Trump’s Scotland InfomercialThe anti-Trump protester had buzzed the president’s struggling Scottish golf resort, which may not get the publicity or revenue boost Trump expects.
  8. Two More Britons Poisoned by Nerve Agent Used on Ex-SpyRussia is denying involvement in the attack and says the U.K. is trying to spoil the World Cup.
  9. russia investigation
    Top Brexit Backer Passed Trump Transition Team Info to RussiansA trove of leaked emails have exposed the extensive Russian ties of two top Brexit supporters in the U.K. who later threw their weight behind Trump.
  10. international affairs
    U.K. Diners May Have Been Exposed to Nerve Agent Used to Poison Russian SpyPatrons of two establishments in Salisbury have been asked to wash their clothes, though authorities say the risk is minimal.
  11. international relations
    Trump Cancels U.K. Visit Over Obama’s ‘Bad Deal’ — Which Was Initiated by BushIt definitely had nothing to do with the hordes of protesters expected to greet Trump in London.
  12. extreme weather
    This Year’s Latest Major Hurricane, Ophelia, Is Headed for IrelandThe 2017 hurricane season just keeps getting crazier.
  13. terrorism
    U.K. Lowers Terrorism Threat Level, Second Arrest Made in London Tube AttackTwo men, an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old, are in custody as the investigation into the bombing continues.
  14. international affairs
    Arrest Made in London Tube AttackU.K. authorities raised the country’s terrorism threat level to “critical” on Friday night.
  15. Edgar Wright’s Forgotten Film Debut ‘A Fistful of Fingers’Edgar Wright’s newest film Baby Driver is out this week, and if early reviews are any indication, it can easily stand alongside his previously […]
  16. uk
    As U.K. Races to Prevent Another High-Rise Disaster, Lax Regulation Draws BlameSixty British high-rises have already failed fire-safety tests following the devastating Grenfell Tower inferno. Hundreds more may still be at risk.
  17. As Brexit Talks Begin, the U.K. Has Few Cards to PlayTheresa May’s government is low on goodwill from the U.K. public, and the European Union.
  18. international affairs
    London Terrorist Attack Leaves 7 Dead and 48 WoundedThe three assailants drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge, then started stabbing people before being shot and killed by police.
  19. cybercrime
    Cybersecurity Experts Worry That Ransomware Crisis Could Get Worse on MondayWhile the original malware used in Friday’s worldwide attack was shut down, many computers are likely still vulnerable to new variants.
  20. fertility
    Woman Who Won Appeal to Use Deceased Daughter’s Eggs Allowed to Carry GrandchildShe will use donor sperm and carry the child.
  21. David Cameron to Resign Wednesday, Theresa May to Be Next U.K. Prime MinisterEnergy Minister Andrea Leadsom has dropped out of the Tory leadership race, allowing the home secretary to assume office on Wednesday.
  22. lawsuits
    Woman Wins Appeal to Use Her Deceased Daughter’s EggsTruly a new frontier of fertility.
  23. roundup
    No, the Brexit Doesn’t Mean Trump Will Win, But It’s Still an Important WarningThe U.S. and U.K. electorates have been primed by many of the same anxieties, and the anti-Trump elite better pay attention.
  24. brexit
    Many in the UK Are Clamoring for a Brexit Do-OverAnd more than 140,000 Londoners now want out of the UK, but neither is likely at this point.
  25. British Prime Minister David Cameron Steps Down Following Brexit VoteCameron said the country requires “fresh leadership” to negotiate its divorce from the EU.
  26. brexit
    Britain Votes to Leave the European UnionBrexit is complete, and global markets are tanking in response.
  27. U.K. Parliament Debates Ban on Future U.S. President Donald TrumpThe House of Commons debates whether banishing Trump is worth risking a diplomatic crisis.
  28. tv
    Jon Hamm Is Going to Be on Black MirrorAccording to Britain’s Channel 4, it will be “the most mind-bending episode yet.”
  29. David Hasselhoff Is Starring in His Own ‘Curb’-Style Show and No This […]Do you love Curb Your Enthusiasm, but daydream about it focussing on a different famous person other than Larry David? To get more specific, is […]
  30. UK’s V Festival Comes Under Fire for Its All-Male LineupV Festival, the UK’s Virgin Media-sponsored music festival, is being criticized this week for its all-male comedy lineup. The Independent […]
  31. Awards
    Fergus Henderson Awarded World’s 50 Best Lifetime Achievement AwardThe most surprising part of the announcement is that the St. John chef hasn’t won yet.
  32. FX and UK’s Sky Broadcasting Group Team Up to Develop ComediesEngland’s Sky Broadcasting Group and US cable network FX announced a deal today to develop shows together. The two-year agreement will find […]
  33. The Long, Brilliant Career of Steve Coogan, the Funniest British Comedian […]Although he’s been a wildly popular comedian in the UK for over 20 years now, Steve Coogan has yet to become a household name in the States. […]
  34. Jack Black Is Developing an Adaptation of the UK Film ‘Wizard’s Way’Jack Black has acquired the rights to develop and produce a remake of he British film Wizard’s Way, Variety reports. The comedy follows two […]
  35. Monut
    Krispy Kreme U.K. Launches Mince-Pie Doughnuts for KristmasAnd lo, the “moughnut” came upon them.
  36. ABC Orders a Pilot Based on the UK Series ‘Bad Education’, Adapted by Two […]ABC is adapting the UK sitcom Bad Education into an American show. THR reports that the network has orderd a pilot for a single-camera comedy […]
  37. weddings!
    How Not to Get Out of Getting MarriedIf you need to resort to bomb threats to tell your partner you messed up, it probably wasn’t meant to be.
  38. The American Version of ‘The IT Crowd’ That Never Made It to TVThere’s no formula for good TV. Networks and studios shuffle through hundreds of new projects every year, but when it comes down to it, it’s […]
  39. ‘Peep Show’ Creators Are Writing a Cop ShowNoted UK comedy writers Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong are creating a new show. Chortle that Channel Four has ordered a six-part season of an […]
  40. Humphrey Ker Sells a Sitcom to ABCUK comedian Humphrey Ker is making his first US TV show. Deadline reports that Ker has sold a show to ABC loosely based on his own life that […]
  41. Watch a Trailer for HBO’s New Comedy ‘Getting On’ Here’s a new trailer for Getting On, HBO’s upcoming remake of the UK medical comedy of the same name. Premiering Sunday, November 24th, […]
  42. HBO’s Remake of the UK Series ‘Getting On’ Premieres Nov. 24HBO announced today that the network’s adaptation of the acclaimed UK medical comedy Getting On will debut Sunday, November 24th at 10pm. The […]
  43. lies
    Women More Likely to Lie About Reading ClassicsWe saw the Keira Knightley version, okay?
  44. Watch Simon Pegg Do Standup on TV in 1995 This surfaced online a few years ago, but here’s video of a 25-year-old Simon Pegg doing standup on the BBC in 1995, a year before he started […]
  45. ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ Is Being Remade for the US as ‘Virgins America’There’s going to be a US remake of The Inbetweeners Movie, the 2011 UK film based on the popular E4 comedy series about a quartet of horny […]
  46. The Alan Partridge Movie Is Getting a US Release in 2014Steve Coogan’s Alan Partridge movie is coming to the US. Deadline reports that Magnolia Pictures has acquired the rights to the film, entitled […]
  47. Talking to ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ Co-Writer Dan Mazer About His New Movie ‘I […]As Sacha Baron Cohen’s longtime writing/producing partner, Dan Mazer is responsible for co-scripting Borat, Brüno, and both the US and UK […]
  48. ‘The Inbetweeners Movie’ Sequel Is Definitely HappeningThere’s going to be another The Inbetweeners movie. Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, creators of the beloved UK TV series about the trials and […]
  49. ‘Peep Show’ Co-Creator Sam Bain Has Screenwriting Tips for YouSam Bain, co-creator of the UK series Peep Show and co-writer on the movie Four Lions, wrote a list of 10 screenwriting tips for The Guardian […]
  50. Quote of the Day
    U.K. Restaurant Chain Little Chef Boots Heston BlumenthalHis dishes have been on the menu for six years.
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