How The Guardian Lost America

The Guardian needed a new US headquarters. It was the morning of February 23, and staffers gathered at the company’s office in lower Manhattan, an immense space that the British newspaper once hoped would be home to a 300-person-strong US digital arm. Now the company — years ago a burgeoning news outlet with a shiny […]

Theresa May vows to ‘lead Britain forward’ despite staggering election blow – The Washington Post

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed Friday to remain in power and push ahead with difficult talks on Britain’s E.U. exit despite a stunning election blow that left her Conservative Party grievously weakened and the country in a political tailspin. “I will now form a government — a government that can provide certainty […]

Analysis: UK’s Theresa May pays heavy price for gamble – The Washington Post

LONDON — In the big book of political blunders, Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap election to solidify her Brexit mandate will rank among the most memorable — and the most unnecessary. The British prime minister was cruising along two months ago with a solid majority in Parliament and several years to run on […]

Manchester Arena: police confirm fatalities after explosion at Ariana Grande concert – live | UK news | The Guardian

Fatalities confirmed by Greater Manchester police after reports of explosion at pop concert Injuries also reported Witnesses reported hearing at least one explosion at the end of the set Police are asking people to avoid the area I and my sister, along with a lot of others were seeing Ariana Grande perform at Manchester Arena, and […]

White House Tries to Soothe British Officials Over Trump Wiretap Claim – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump provoked a rare public dispute with America’s closest ally on Friday after his White House aired an explosive and unsubstantiated claim that Britain’s spy agency had secretly eavesdropped on him at the behest of President Barack Obama during last year’s campaign. Livid British officials adamantly denied the allegation and secured promises […]

‘Brexit’ Fuels Feeling in Scotland That Time Is Right for Independence – The New York Times

A demonstration in Glasgow on Monday, after the Scottish first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said she would seek permission to hold a new referendum on independence. Credit Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images LONDON — Scotland’s nationalists wasted no time: Just minutes after the country’s leader, Nicola Sturgeon, called on Monday for a new independence referendum, a website […]