Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday.
Transport companies are being asked to bid to provide extra freight capacity to be used in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. The hurried ferry procurement process as the UK prepared to leave the EU on 29 March cost taxpayers more than £85m.
Senior backbench Conservative MPs have recommended that the party change its leadership contest rules to limit the number of candidates.
Theresa May has told MPs they have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit, as she set out a “new Brexit deal”. MPs will get a vote on whether to hold another referendum if they back the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, she said.
President Trump mixed high-level diplomacy with schoolyard taunts as he kicked off his overseas visit meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and later touring Westminster Abbey — while sparring on the side with one of his biggest British critics, London Mayor Sadiq Khan.