Tag: London (England)

Commuters Drag Climate Activists From London Trains

LONDON — A bearded man wearing a suit walks on the roof of a London Underground train as a crowd of clearly infuriated commuters yell and point at him. A few seconds later, another man leaps up and grabs his legs as the protester tries to kick him off. They both fall, and the protester […]

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E.U. May Be on Verge of Brexit Deal, Though Approval in U.K. Is Not Assured

ImagePrime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain leaving his residence in London on Tuesday.CreditIsabel Infantes/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Hopes for a breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union have surged in recent days, but the positive mood music from diplomats masks a harder reality for Mr. […]

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Boris Johnson’s Hopes for E.U. Deal Could Falter With Parliament at Home

ImagePrime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain leaving his residence on Tuesday in London.CreditIsabel Infantes/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — Hopes for a breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union have surged in recent days, but the positive mood music from diplomats masks a harder reality for Mr. […]

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Among Brexit Foes, a Second Referendum Is Gaining Traction

LONDON — As Britain and the European Union grope for an elusive new agreement on Brexit, an old idea is suddenly getting new traction in the halls of Parliament: putting Britain’s departure from Europe back up for a popular vote. Labour members of Parliament said they would push to attach an amendment to whatever agreement […]

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize

LONDON — Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have both won this year’s Booker Prize, it was announced at a ceremony on Monday, after the judges for the literary award rebelled against its rules. “We were told quite firmly that the rules state you can only have one winner,” Peter Florence, the chairman of the Booker […]

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Arrest Us, Please! Extinction Rebellion’s Path to Success

LONDON — In February 2015, Simon Bramwell climbed into a tree near Bristol, in southwest England, to prevent workmen from cutting down a whole row of trees for a bus lane. “I’m terrified of heights, so it was quite a prospect,” Mr. Bramwell, 47, said in a telephone interview. Along with other activists, he made […]

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Britain Demands Return of American Woman Who Fled After Fatal Crash

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Monday for the wife of an American diplomat involved in a crash that killed a teenager to return to Britain, saying he would ask President Trump to intervene if the impasse was not resolved through diplomatic channels. Mr. Johnson’s statement — in which he also disclosed the […]

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Extinction Rebellion Takes Aim at Fashion

ImageExtinction Rebellion protesters carrying a casket during the mock funeral for fashion last month.CreditAlexander Coggin for The New York Times LONDON — Last month, on the final day of London Fashion Week, hundreds of black-clad demonstrators gathered in Trafalgar Square to embark on what they called “a funeral march for fashion.” Gathering behind a band […]

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BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley Is to Retire

LONDON — Bob Dudley, the chief executive of BP, will retire in February after nearly a decade in the job, the oil company announced Friday. The company’s chairman, Helge Lund, said in a statement that the move came at a “logical time for a change,” with BP charting its course through a global “energy transition.” […]

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Britain, Struggling With Brexit, Eyes Another Retreat. This One’s From Fossil Fuels.

LONDON — In the shadow of a noisy, turbulent Brexit, another epic transformation is underway in Britain. A leading industrial power that built itself on coal and colonialism, Britain is now trying to pivot away from the fossil fuels that powered the industrial age. The government has set a legally binding target to reach net-zero […]

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Kara Walker Takes a Monumental Jab at Britannia

LONDON — The Queen Victoria Memorial, centerpiece of the plaza that fronts Buckingham Palace, is possibly the most bombastic of this city’s monuments to British grandeur. Beside Victoria, queen and empress, glowering toward the Mall, is a cascade of allegorical statuary representing Courage and Constancy, Truth and Justice, Manufacture and Agriculture, Peace and Progress, and […]

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U.K. Parliament Live Updates: Reopening the Brexit Debate

Here’s what you need to know: Lawmakers scramble for an unexpected return. Britain’s Parliament is gathering for a sudden, unexpected return on Wednesday, rejoining the chaotic battle over Brexit after a landmark court ruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament was unlawful. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on Tuesday left lawmakers, who had […]

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In Love With ‘Wonderful Things’

LONDON — Few individuals can get the great and the good of the fashion world to put aside the gossip, rivalries and angst of runway show season. But on Tuesday night, many will dress up and mount the steps of the Victoria & Albert Museum to celebrate Tim Walker, responsible for some of the most […]

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Real-Time Surveillance Will Test the British Tolerance for Cameras

CARDIFF, Wales — A few hours before a recent Wales-Ireland rugby match in Cardiff, amid throngs of fans dressed in team colors of red and green, and sidewalk merchants selling scarves and flags, police officers popped out of a white van. The officers stopped a man carrying a large Starbucks coffee, asked him a series […]

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Golden, Going Gone. 18-Karat Gold Toilet Is Stolen.

The golden go is gone. A solid 18-karat gold toilet, titled “America” by its creator Maurizio Cattelan, was stolen early Saturday from an exhibit at Blenheim Palace, the Oxfordshire birthplace and family home of Winston Churchill. The toilet was part of a larger exhibit featuring Mr. Cattelan’s work that began on Thursday. The police said […]

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Boris Johnson Drags the Queen Into the Brexit Quagmire

LONDON — Three hundred years ago, after King James II had suspended Parliament and tried to rule alone, the pendulum of power swung in the British Isles. In the revolution that swept him aside, the monarchy, once supreme, ceded powers to lawmakers, gradually rendering itself an ornament in a system increasingly controlled by Parliament. But […]

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As Boris Johnson Pursues Brexit, All Eyes Are on Northern Ireland

DUBLIN — There is a lurking suspicion among the Irish that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is the latest in a long line of British leaders who haven’t cared much about them. He took nearly a week to return a congratulatory phone call from Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and he has brushed aside the challenge […]

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Offers to Buy Its London Counterpart

Hong Kong’s stock exchange operator said on Wednesday that it was offering to purchase the parent company of the London Stock Exchange in a deal that, if completed, would value the British company at nearly $37 billion. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited said in a news release that a combination with the London Stock […]

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