Britain's leadership contest was rocked on Saturday by reports that police were called to a late-night "row" between frontrunner Boris Johnson and his partner, just hours before campaigning opens to win over grassroots Conservatives.
A British Foreign Office minister is to visit Iran today and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region,” amid heightening tensions between Tehran and Washington after an American drone was shot down by Iran.
A frontrunner to buy British Steel has been deterred by the government’s refusal to provide backing for investment in the Scunthorpe steelworks, amid concern there is just a week left to save the company.
Rifts and feuds between senior members of the royal family in Britain have further deepened as Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are to split from the charitable foundation they share with his older brother Prince William and his wife Kate.
The British government has temporarily suspended granting new permissions for export of arms to Saudi Arabia after a top UK court ruled them unlawful because they are used by Riyadh against civilians in Yemen.
Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has dismissed as fabrications the so-called evidence implicating Iran in a recent attack on two tankers in the Sea of Oman, saying the incident was a plan to provoke US-Iran war.
The top Scottish member of the British parliament has denounced the main candidate seeking to become the country’s next prime minister, saying he is a “racist” who cannot be trusted to lead the United Kingdom.
Boris Johnson got a boost in his campaign to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday when one of his former rivals and EU supporter Matt Hancock backed him saying he was almost certain to win the contest.