UK MPs vote in favour of Heathrow airport expansion
Lawmakers, by a wide margin of 296 votes, backed expansion proposals agreed earlier this month by Prime Minister Theresa May's government, overcoming vehement opposition from MPs
British MPs overwhelmingly approved long-awaited plans to build a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, after decades of acrimonious debate over its potential impact.
Lawmakers, by a wide margin of 296 votes, backed expansion proposals agreed earlier this month by Prime Minister Theresa May's government, overcoming vehement opposition from MPs with constituencies nearby where residents fear increased pollution and noise. The government argue that the $18.5 billion plan will provide a major boost to Britain's post-Brexit economy and could create up to 1,14,000 local jobs by 2030.
Brexit bill becomes law
A bill enacting Britain's decision to leave the European Union has become law after months of debate, the speaker of parliament announced yesterday to cheers from Conservative Party lawmakers.
UK calls for chemical weapons power
The Hague: A Nobel Prize-winning chemical weapons watchdog is opening a special meeting to consider a British proposal on whether it should have the right to apportion blame for chemical attacks. Russia has already voiced its opposition.
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