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World  /  Published 22.10.19

Trudeau retains power, loses majority

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada was headed to a second term on Monday after an often ugly campaign that became a referendum on his character and on his authenticity as an earnest standard-bear...
By Ian Austen and Dan Bilefsky/ NYTNS in New York

World  /  Published 04.10.19

Banksy canvas fetches £10m

Devolved Parliament, a painting of the House of Commons showing MPs as chimpanzees by the British “street artist” Banksy, sold at auction at Sotheby’s in London on Thursday evening for a record...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

A thriller set in London and Assam

About a year ago, I sent Neil Basu a copy of Abir Mukherjee’s detective thriller set in Calcutta in 1919, A Rising Man, which introduces an unlikely partnership between Captain Sam Wyndham of the Im...
By Amit Roy in

World  /  Published 10.01.20

House of Commons votes 330-231 to pass Brexit bill

Britain passed a long-elusive milestone on the road to Brexit on Thursday when the House of Commons approved a bill authorizing the country's departure from the European Union at the end of the month....
By AP in London

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.19

Brexit: How to fail in style

Theresa May looks good. She does not have much competition amongst politicians, if we leave out Kashmiris, who cannot help looking good. But if one has to watch leaders on television, most options are...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Opinion  /  Published 25.01.19

A national crisis in the UK

Here we are in 2019. The country is at war with itself and the so-called ‘meaningful vote’ in the House of Commons on the prime minister’s Brexit “Withdrawal Agreement” was a defeat of hist...
By Anabel Loyd in

World  /  Published 27.03.19

UK lawmakers prepare to vote on alternatives to Brexit deal

British lawmakers were preparing to vote Wednesday on multiple options for leaving the European Union as they sought to bring some clarity to the country's tortured Brexit process.In the wake of two o...
By AP in London

World  /  Published 05.11.19

Bercow aide takes over as Speaker

Britain woke up to a new Speaker on November 5, which marks the anniversary of the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes and fellow members of the Gunpowder Plot were caught as they were about to blow up Parlia...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 10.09.19

UK House prorogued after ‘wild night’

After what many MPs described as “a long, wild and historic night in Westminster”, the Mother of Parliaments was prorogued at 2am on Tuesday for five weeks at Boris Johnson’s instigation — the...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 27.07.19

Rees-Mogg enters Boris government, style guide in hand

Perhaps the most interesting appointment in Boris Johnson’s government is that of Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has just issued an English style guide for his staff banning such words and phrases as “unacc...
By Amit Roy in London


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