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United Kingdom

  1. special relationship
    Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s First U.K. State VisitMPs are cranky, the people are planning protests, and Trump might finally get that carriage ride he so desperately wants.
  2. brexit
    Theresa May to Step Down If Parliament Backs Brexit PlanOn Wednesday, the U.K.’s embattled prime minister announced she would step down if Parliament would just agree to a Brexit plan.
  3. brexit
    A Crucial Week for Brexit: What to ExpectThere could be up to three votes this week determining the future of Britain’s departure from the E.U.
  4. foreign interests
    May and Corbyn’s Desperate, Last-Ditch Moves to Stop the Brexit Crash-OutBoth made surprise U-turns, with Corbyn backing a second referendum, and May mulling a deadline extension. Neither plan will end the U.K.’s problems.
  5. foreign interests
    Confidence Vote Confirms Theresa May Is the U.K.’s Least Terrible OptionThe results of the confidence vote were fitting, as the prime minister is pushing a bad, unpopular deal that’s still the best version of Brexit.
  6. brexit
    Tory Rebels Decide Brexit Not Chaotic Enough, Move to End May’s LeadershipThe Conservative Party’s hard-line Brexiteers engineer a small, pointless crisis (within the large pointless crisis they already engineered).
  7. brexit
    May Faces Cabinet Mutiny As Brexit Deal Breaks DownIf the U.K. prime minister couldn’t sell her own Brexit secretary on the divorce deal with the E.U., how will she ever sell it to Parliament?
  8. brexit
    May Has Sold a Brexit Deal to the E.U. (But Not to the U.K.)The British prime minister just reached a divorce agreement with Brussels — and her partners in London are already in revolt.
  9. naked capitalism
    We’re Headed for a Brexit CrashoutWe’re on a path to the worst sort of Brexit: no plan, no transition period, and a U.K. financial crisis for which we’re totally unprepared.
  10. man bun woes
    Man Claims He Was Fired From British Airlines Because of His Man Bun“This stuffy old airline won’t allow me to have my hair as I like it.”
  11. Trump Unites U.S. Allies — in Opposition to His Trade PoliciesSix of the G7 countries are furious at Trump and his tactics.
  12. Trump Asks Trudeau: ‘Didn’t You Guys Burn Down the White House?’Canada, Britain, whatever.
  13. Comcast’s $31 Billion Bid for Sky Could Crush Rupert Murdoch’s DreamsThe media mogul was already dealing with skeptical regulators and now a competing offer dwarfs his own.
  14. fragrance
    Here’s What the Royal Wedding Will Smell LikeHarry and Meghan’s wedding will have an official perfume.
  15. Trump, May, Merkel, and Macron Condemn Russia Over Spy PoisoningThe rare joint statement calls the nerve agent attack “an assault on U.K. sovereignty.”
  16. Theresa May’s Brexit ‘Breakthrough’ Is a Declaration of SurrenderTurns out a bad deal is, in fact, better than no deal.
  17. British MPs Condemn ‘Racist,’ ‘Incompetent’ TrumpOne said Trump should be arrested if he ever sets foot in London.
  18. Report: Trump Won’t Get Tea With the Queen on 2018 Visit to the U.K.What was once a “state visit” has been downgraded to a simple “working visit.”
  19. Trump Reportedly Told May to ‘Fix’ a Warm Reception or He Won’t Visit the U.K.“I haven’t had great coverage out there lately, Theresa.”
  20. Donald Trump Will Reportedly Push Back His U.K. Trip Until Next YearProtesters promised to greet him if he made his official state visit.
  21. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Is Using Classical Music to Calm Drunk CustomersA little Bach apparently encourages everybody to chill the eff out.
  22. Protesters in the U.K. Are Gearing Up for a Surprise Trump Visit“Donald Trump is so cowardly he thinks he can sneak into the country to avoid protests.”
  23. With Minor-Party Support, Theresa May Hangs Onto Power — for NowAfter a horrific election, she is managing to form a minority government. But her political situation is fragile.
  24. U.K. Shocker: Exit Poll, Early Results Say Tories Will Lose Their MajorityDefying expectations, Theresa May did not buttress her majority and Labour did not fall apart under Jeremy Corbyn. Either could wind up in power.
  25. British PM May Calls Snap Election to Consolidate Her PowerThe Tory leader saw a chance to increase her majority and strengthen her hand with her own party, with Europe, and with Scotland — and took it.
  26. Britain Hits the European Union With Divorce PapersNow, the U.K. has two years to reach a new deal with the E.U. — before high tariffs kick in and suffocate the British economy.
  27. Scotland Wants Another Vote for Independence Before BrexitA majority of Scots voted to remain in the EU — now they may try to leave the U.K. in order to do so.
  28. Theresa May and Donald Trump Begin Their ‘Special Relationship’Trump joined British PM Theresa May for his first White House press conference Friday.
  29. Parliament Has to Make ‘Brexit’ Official, Says the United Kingdom Supreme CourtPrime Minister Theresa May’s government has said this will not delay the March 31 timetable for triggering Article 50.
  30. Jets Owner Woody Johnson Is Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to U.K.Fireman Ed wasn’t available.
  31. climate change
    Climate Change Could Mean the End of Fish and ChipsCod and other species are fleeing rising temperatures.
  32. drunk and disorderly
    A McDonald’s Is Testing a ‘Walk-Through’ for Drunk CustomersPartiers are invited to stumble over for a meal “after their night out.”
  33. Britain’s Next Prime Minister Will Be a WomanShe’ll be the second female PM in the country’s history.
  34. Think America’s Primary System Is Too Closed? Look at Britain’sIn the U.K., the rank and file pay dues to become party members, and letting them choose leaders is a recent innovation.
  35. Now Britain’s Labour Party Is Also Descending Into a Leadership CrisisLeader Jeremy Corbyn just lost a no-confidence vote from his peers in Parliament.
  36. brexit
    Brexit Sparks Coup Attempt, Resignations, and ‘Utter Chaos’ in U.K. PoliticsThe Conservative and Labour parties decide it’s a great time for a leadership crisis.
  37. brexit
    The (American) Idiot’s Guide to BrexitHere’s everything you need to know about the British referendum that could reshape the future of the world’s largest economy.
  38. Brexit Has Scrambled the British Political System — and Given Trump a ModelThe PM has resigned, and the Labour leader is facing a no-confidence vote. It’s a fine mess!
  39. London Elects Its First Muslim MayorConservatives tried to gin up fear of Sadiq Khan’s religious background. It backfired.
  40. Obama to UK: Don’t Brexit. UK to Obama: Piss OffLondon mayor Boris Johnson suggested that the “part-Kenyan” president’s position might be motivated by an “ancestral dislike of the British empire.”
  41. racism
    Idris Elba Tells Parliament Just How Close the United Kingdom Came to Losing Him“Talent is everywhere, opportunity isn’t.”
  42. scary things
    London Subway Stabbing Being Investigated As a Terrorist AttackThe incident happened just days after the U.K. authorized military airstrikes against ISIS.
  43. George Galloway’s Bizarre Twitter Strategy[Tips fedora.]
  44. britain
    The U.K. May Never Be the Same After Yesterday’s ElectionDisunity looms over the kingdom.
  45. international intrigue
    U.K. Faces Big Questions After David Cameron’s Unexpected Election TriumphThe Conservative sweep and Scottish nationalist surge mark a massive shift in British politics.
  46. international affairs
    Some Wasted Dude Prank Called the British Prime Minister And the U.K.’s spy chief. 
  47. other countries' embarrassments
    Top U.K. Adviser on Stopping Child Porn Arrested for Child PornPatrick Rock had an office at No. 10 Downing Street.
  48. Crime Scenes
    Red-Handed: Meat Thieves Steal Over 2,000 Pounds of BeefThese thieves only steal locally raised beef.
  49. Mediavore
    Kildare’s Reopens After Being Cited for Serving Minors; Hail Storm ofPlus: McDonald’s cops a farm-to-table stance; and bootleg liquor claims 115 lives in India, all in our morning news roundup.
  50. Marketing Gimmicks
    Molson Coors Will Release a Lady-Specific BeerThe new brew is being marketing to female drinkers.
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