Great Britain

Famous Big Ben Will Fall Silent Until 2021 For Repairs

The Big Ben’s famous chimes will sound for the final time at midday on Monday before being disconnected to allow the clock and surrounding tower to be restored, according to the BBC. The Great Bell has sounded on the hour for 157

UK general election 2017: Voters to go to the polls

Polls open at 07:00 BST at more than 40,000 polling stations across the country, with counting starting once voting ends at 22:00 BST, according to the BBC. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered

Queen Elizabeth II attends church in first public appearance since falling ill with cold

Queen Elizabeth II attended the service at St Mary Magdalene Church with other members of the Royal Family including Prince Philip, Metro reports. The 90-year-old Queen was forced to miss both Christmas and New Year’s services after falling ill, and was also

Theresa May becomes new UK prime minister

On July 13, Theresa May arrived at Downing Street from Buckingham Palace, where she officially accepted the Queen's invitation to form a new government, BBC reports. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Mrs May said it would be her mission to "build a

What Brexit means for Ukraine

After British voters approved a referendum to leave the EU on June 23, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said: "We respect the British citizens' decision, but Ukraine feels sorry for these events. To my mind this will weaken

Big Ben chimes to be silenced for £29 mln refurbishment

The Parliament says it has no choice but to stop the chimes of Big Ben, after 157 years of nearly unbroken service, to prevent its mechanism from failing, the BBC reports. The Elizabeth Tower, which houses it, will also be repaired during

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday

Elizabeth II was third in line to the throne after Edward, Prince of Wales, and her father, The Duke of York, reports with reference to Yahoo news. She spent the early part of her life living at 145 Piccadilly,