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Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Britain’s ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, was summoned to Russia’s foreign ministry Russia is to expel 23 British diplomats amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter in the UK. The Russian foreign ministry said staff from the UK’s Moscow embassy would be expelled […]

Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack – Johnson

Spy poisoning: Putin most likely behind attack – Johnson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin,” Boris Johnson says. Russian President Vladimir Putin is “overwhelmingly likely” to have ordered the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said “our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin, and with his decision” […]

Anonymous Content, Casarotto, United Agents Launch UK Production Company Chapter One

Anonymous Content, Casarotto, United Agents Launch UK Production Company Chapter One

EXCLUSIVE: In one of the most intriguing developments to hit the UK industry in quite a while, I can reveal that US management and production powerhouse Anonymous Content has teamed up with leading UK talent agencies Casarotto Ramsay and United Agents to form a film and TV production house in Blighty called Chapter One. The ambitious […]

UK Crypto Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contracts

UK Crypto Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Futures Contracts

A British cryptocurrency exchange is planning to enter the bitcoin futures market. CoinfloorEX, a London-based exchange founded in 2013, announced Wednesday that it would launch bitcoin futures contracts next month, joining a number of other companies to offer such product to their customers, according to Reuters. Notably, unlike some of its competitors, Coinfloor will offer […]

UK to announce reprisals for Russian spy poisoning

UK to announce reprisals for Russian spy poisoning

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov dismissed accusations of Russian involvement in the attack as “nonsense,” state-run Tass reported. His office said Moscow would not respond to London’s ultimatum without receiving a sample of the substance, setting up a potential showdown between Downing Street and the Kremlin. Skripal is believed to have lived in the UK […]

Black Panther still purring at UK box office as it passes $1bn worldwide

Black Panther still purring at UK box office as it passes $1bn worldwide

The winner: Black Panther A commercially impotent set of new releases last Friday ensured that Black Panther remained unchallenged at the top of the UK box office for a fourth week, with weekend box office of £2.93m. After 27 days, the title’s cumulative box office has reached £39.8m – ahead of the lifetime total of […]

Turkey coup attempt: Britons describe gunfire and explosions

Turkey coup attempt: Britons describe gunfire and explosions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People have gathered in Taksim Square the day after the failed coup Britons in Turkey have been describing how they heard gunfire and explosions during an attempted coup, in which 161 people died. Alev Scott, a British-Turkish writer, says she heard gunfire in Istanbul’s Taksim Square and low-flying jets. The […]

Suspected migrants rescued in Channel

Suspected migrants rescued in Channel

Image caption The boat was driven away from Dymchurch beach Twenty people, including 18 Albanians, have been rescued from a boat that had started taking in water overnight in the English Channel off the Kent coast. The BBC has been told that some of the passengers, who are believed to be migrants, phoned relatives in […]

Peru drugs mule Reid ‘to be released’

Peru drugs mule Reid ‘to be released’

Image copyright Splash News Image caption Melissa Reid faced a hearing in Lima to decide whether she should be transferred to a Scottish prison Briton Melissa Reid, who was jailed for trying to smuggle drugs from Peru, is to be released from prison, authorities in the country have said. The 22-year-old, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, […]

EU referendum campaigns hit the streets

EU referendum campaigns hit the streets

Image caption There is less than six weeks to go until the in-out referendum The EU referendum campaign is to step up a gear as campaigners from both sides of the debate hit the streets this weekend to try to win over voters. PM David Cameron and Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn will separately make their case […]