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January 8, 2019

A movie about Brexit hits screens as the stage is set for final debate in real life

TheaDesign/iStock(LONDON) -- Brexit got the Hollywood treatment for U.K. viewers on Monday night. With the final round of debates set to begin in Parliament on Theresa May’s deal on Wednesday, watching "Brexit: Uncivil War" must have felt like "Groundhog Day." "Brexit: Uncivil War" features actors playing the real-life figures behind the vote, as the country once again relived the most divisive political campaign in recent British history. The U.K. Parliament was expected to vote on the Prime Mi..
January 8, 2019

Who is Paul Whelan, the US man arrested in Russia on spying charges?

Family handout(MOSCOW) -- Of the many questions around Paul Whelan, the former United States Marine arrested in Russia on spying charges, one puzzling aspect is his use of Russian social media. Whelan had a long-standing enthusiasm for Russia, traveling there previously at least twice, according to his twin brother, and talking online about his efforts to learn Russian. For a decade, Whelan also maintained an account on the Russian social media site VKontakte, using it to reach out to ordinary R..
January 8, 2019

Flights start taking off again at London’s Heathrow Airport after drone sighting

Franckreporter/iStock(LONDON) -- Departures from London's Heathrow Airport, the UK's busiest hub, were briefly suspended today after a drone was sighted there, according to airport officials. A spokesperson from the airport confirmed that a drone was sighted near or within the airport, prompting the precautionary suspension of departure flights, but less than an hour later, the airport press office confirmed that flights had resumed. “We are currently responding to a drone sighting at ..
January 8, 2019

Flights out of London’s Heathrow Airport suspended after drone sighting

Franckreporter/iStock(LONDON) -- Departures from London's Heathrow Airport, the UK's busiest hub, were suspended today after a drone was sighted there, according to airport officials. A spokesperson from the airport confirmed that a drone was sighted near or within the airport, prompting the precautionary suspension of departure flights. No further details about the ongoing situation have been released. This incident comes after operations at Gatwick Airport, about 30 miles southeast o..