North Korea calls UK-based defector ‘human scum’ – BBC News

North Korea calls UK-based defector ‘human scum’ – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Thae (seen on the right in this file picture) is now under the protection of South Korea North Korea has branded a UK-based diplomat who defected to South Korea as “human scum”. Thae Yong-ho, deputy envoy in London, and his family are now under the protection of the […]

Outrage over photos of UK hunter posing with dead elephant and zebra – The Independent

Outrage over photos of UK hunter posing with dead elephant and zebra – The Independent

A Scottish farmer has caused outrage after posing for photographs with the the bodies of an elephant, water buffalo and other African animals that he had shot dead. Ian Evans, of Wigtonshire in south-west Scotland, also killed antelope and zebra while on several trips to reserves in South Africa. His daughter-in-law, Helen Winters, who posted these photos online, has also accused […]

Most EU citizens want UK to remain, study suggests – The Guardian

Voters in six European Union countries are overwhelmingly in favour of Britain remaining in the 28-nation bloc – but if it votes to leave, many also feel the UK should be punished by exclusion from the single market. According to a study of 8,000 voters in Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Spain and Sweden by the […]

Polish Express newspaper creates guide to the UK’s benefits system – Daily Mail

Polish Express newspaper creates guide to the UK’s benefits system – Daily Mail

Polish Express created guide for how to bag the best benefits when in UK Features sections on every type of welfare and image of money on a tree Critics have blasted it as ‘encouraging’ out of work migrants to head here 111,000 Polish National Insurance requests registered in Britain last year By Euan McLelland For […]

EU referendum: Donald Tusk says talks over UK changes fragile – BBC News

EU referendum: Donald Tusk says talks over UK changes fragile – BBC News

Image copyright AP Image caption The two men conceived the draft renegotiation package that must be agreed by all 28 states The man responsible for trying to broker a deal over the renegotiation of the UK’s EU membership has said the process is “fragile”. Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said he had cancelled all […]

EU reform will not deter UK-bound migrants – Jose Manuel Barroso – BBC News

Media captionEx-European Commission president says availability of jobs is more important Cutting benefits for new EU migrants would not put people off wanting to move to the UK, a former European Commission president has said. Jose Manuel Barroso said plans for an “emergency brake” on in-work benefits for migrants was a creative compromise but would […]

David Cameron accused of failing UK steel after EU proposal rejected – The Guardian

David Cameron has been accused of failing the British steel industry after the government confirmed it was blocking proposals from other EU members to tackle dumping of cheap product by China. Sajid Javid, the business secretary, said it would not be right for the EU to scrap regulations known as the “lesser duty rule”, which […]

CBI downgrades forecast for UK economic growth – The Guardian

Britain’s leading employers’ organisation, the Confederation of British Industry, has warned that the growth prospects for the UK economy have dimmed since George Osborne’s autumn statement three months ago. Cutting its forecasts for both 2016 and 2017, the CBI said a weaker performance at the end of last year coupled with a less rosy outlook […]

Tests show UK Quran manuscript is among world’s oldest – CNN.com – CNN

London (CNN)For years, the two parchment leaves covered in an elegant early form of Arabic script were misbound with leaves of a similar Quran manuscript dating from the late seventh century. Now, with the help of radiocarbon analysis, the two fragments have been shown to be decades older — which puts them among the oldest […]