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UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

The tanker's interception came on the heels of already high tensions in the Persian Gulf as the Trump administration continues its campaign of maximum pressure on Iran.

UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees: Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt said the call with Iran's foreign minister had been constructive and Mohammad Javad Zarif had told him that Iran wanted to resolve the issue and was not seeking to escalate tensions.


UK: Iranian vessels tried to block British vessel in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have executed them immediately.

British ambassador resigns after Trump row: How special is the US-UK relationship now?

The row over the leaked memos is a further blow to relations between the allies. Britain's so-called special relationship with the United States was one of the most enduring alliances of the 20th century, though Brexit and Trump's presidency have raised questions about its future.

British ambassador to Washington resigns after leaked memo spat

"Since the leak of official documents from this Embassy there has been a great deal of speculation surrounding my position and the duration of my remaining term as ambassador," Kim Darroch said in his resignation letter.

UK economy probably shrank for first time in seven years

The worsening outlook, both at home and overseas, has also left investors and economists rewriting their calls for UK interest rates.


UK PM candidate Hunt: Boris Johnson is a "coward" for avoiding debate

Hunt said the personal life of Johnson was irrelevant but that the candidates should explain their Brexit positions - and specifically what would a new leader do if lawmakers tried to sink a new government heading towards a no-deal Brexit.

UK falling behind in race to engage with India, warns British Parliament inquiry report

The report's findings are expected to feature heavily during the course of UK-India Week, organised by UK-based media house India Inc, which includes a high-profile Leaders' Summit in Buckinghamshire, south-east England.

After JEE, UK's Queens University to explore accepting scores of more Indian entrance exams

The Queen's University situated in Northern Ireland's Belfast, had last month announced incorporation of JEE scores in the eligibility criteria for admission to its science and technology programmes.

UK, India invested 75 million pounds for academic exchanges since 2006: Official

The bilateral investment, the biggest by any country with the UK in the recent past, has resulted in multiple policy dialogues and institutional partnerships, an official said.

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Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I


Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).

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Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.