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Macron wins French presidency by emphatic margin

Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union. The centrist’s emphatic victory, which also smashed the dominance of France’s mainstream parties, will bring huge relief to European allies who had […]

Bangladeshis now make up the single largest group of illegal migrants to European shores, reports English daily The Independent. More than 2,800 Bangladeshis arrived on European shores from North Africa in the first three months of 2017, compared to only one over the same period in 2016, said the report from the London-based newspaper. Those […]

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Syed Jamanoor Islam, a British-Bangladeshi student, was described as a very well-behaved and decent boy.Metropolitan Police The attackers brutally beat Syed Jamanoor Islam with a baseball bat and then stabbed him several times A 20-year-old British-Bangladeshi student was stabbed to death in front of his mother near his East London home on Tuesday. Syed Jamanoor […]

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Muslim leaders hold peace rally in wake of Westminster terror attack ‘The figures of far-right extremists do not define the British values that we hold,’ speaker tells crowd in Birmingham Richard Vernalls, Press Association The Independent Online Muslims leave Birmingham Central Mosque after friday prayers Getty Images Muslim faith leaders have led a peace rally […]

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Munsur Ali, a British Bangladeshi Labour Party candidate, was democratically elected as a Councillor in the City of London at the recent election held on the 23rd of March. What is being called a historic win where not only Britain’s Labour party won a record 5 seats but also as it is the first time […]

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Bangladeshi-origin parliament member Rupa Huq has been named home affairs minister in the shadow cabinet of UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Rupa Huq, who was elected in last year’s UK general elections from Ealing Central and Acton constituency, has been inducted into the Labour Party shadow cabinet on Thursday, according to a news agency […]

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Britain’s 2011 military intervention in Libya, ordered by former prime minister David Cameron, relied on flawed intelligence and hastened the North African country’s political and economic collapse, lawmakers said on Wednesday in a damning report. Britain and France led international efforts to help oust Libya’s then-leader Muammar Gaddafi in early 2011, using fighter jets to […]

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Britain’s former prime minister David Cameron said on Monday he was resigning from his seat in parliament, ending his political career just weeks after he A file photo shows Britain’s outgoing prime minister, David Cameron, with his wife Samantha, waves in front of number 10 Downing Street, on his last day in office as prime […]

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The Progress 1000 celebrates London’s most influential people, highlighting those driving progress and innovation in London. Bangladeshi-origin British lawmakers Tulip Rizwana Siddiq and Rushanara Ali have been named in the Evening Standard’s The Progress 1000 list of the most influential people in London. Hampstead and Kilburn’s lawmaker Tulip and Bethnal Green and Bow’s lawmaker Rushanara […]

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Thousands of rescuers have searched through the night for survivors following Wednesday’s earthquake in a mountainous area of central Italy. More than 240 people have died and at least 368 were injured, officials said. Many people are still believed to be buried under rubble and more than 4,300 rescuers are using heavy lifting equipment and […]

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Theresa May has become Britain’s new prime minister, promising to carve out a bold new future in the world as she embarks on the monumental task of leading the country out of the European Union. May, 59 assumed office after an audience with Queen Elizabeth and drove straight to her new home of 10 Downing […]

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Nicola Sturgeon has said prospect of Scotland being removed from the European Union is “democratically unacceptable” and announced a possible new independence referendum. “The prospect of a second referendum must be on the table, and it is on the table,” the First Minister said. “We will begin to prepare the legislation required for a new […]

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