Articles by Jeff Mason and Michael Holden

Trump Criticizes UK Prime Minister’s Brexit Plan, Saying He Would Have Done It Better

U.S. President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of …

Prime Minister May: ‘People Deserve Answers’ on London Tower Blaze

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promised a public inquiry into a fire that gutted a 24-story apartment block killing at least 17 people, as the government faced questions about how such a devastating blaze could have occurred. Smoke …

UK Court Says Parliamentary Approval Needed for Brexit; Government to Appeal

England’s High Court ruled on Thursday that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union, upsetting Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans. The government said it would appeal against the decision and a …

Icelandic Ash Cloud Shuts UK Flights; Britain Says Airspace Open

About 250 flights to northern Britain were cancelled on Tuesday over concerns about the ash cloud spewing from an Icelandic volcano, but British and Irish officials dismissed fears of a mass shutdown of airspace. The explosion of the Grimsvotn volcano …

Volcanic Ash Cloud Again Grounds Flights in Scotland and Ireland

A cloud of abrasive volcanic ash drifting south from Iceland disrupted flights to and from Ireland and Scotland anew on Wednesday. Two airports serving Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, were closed until at least 1800 GMT, while flights from the Irish …