August 28, 2019

Queen asked by UK government to suspend parliament during crucial Brexit period

melis82/iStock(LONDON) -- The U.K. government is set to ask the queen to suspend Parliament, which will, in effect, stop opposition lawmakers from blocking Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly dodged questions as to whether or not he will ask the queen to suspend Parliament in recent weeks. Now, he has formally asked the queen to suspend Parliament in the middle of September. It will remain suspended until Parliament re-opens on Oct. 14. By suspending Parliament, opposition lawm..
August 28, 2019

American teen vanishes after traveling to London, police say

New York City Police Department(LONDON) -- Authorities on both sides of the pond are investigating the disappearance of an American teenage girl who apparently traveled to the United Kingdom over the weekend. Victoria Grabowski, 16, was last seen Saturday morning at her residence in the New York City borough of Queens. She is believed to have then boarded a London-bound flight at John F. Kennedy International Airport, though that is still "under investigation," a spokesperson for the New York C..
August 28, 2019

Experts explain how Brazilian wildfires became so devastating

beyhanyazar/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The eyes of nations around the globe are currently focused on the Amazon rain forest in Brazil, where wildfires are wreaking so much havoc that the smoke has been visible in cities up to a thousand miles away and even from space. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research reports that the number of wildfires in the country has risen more than 84% from last year. The rampant devastation of the rain forest, which houses millions of species of plants, anima..
August 28, 2019

UK government to ask Queen to suspend parliament, help push through Brexit: Reports

melis82/iStock(LONDON) -- The U.K. government is set to ask the queen to suspend Parliament in order to stop opposition lawmakers from blocking Brexit, according to reports in the British media. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly dodged questions as to whether he will ask the queen to suspend Parliament in recent weeks. Now it seems he will ask the queen to suspend Parliament as early as Wednesday, according to the BBC. By suspending Parliament, opposition lawmakers will have less tim..