Home Secretary Theresa May’s plan to outlaw khat risks alienating communities in the U.K. where the herbal stimulant is widely used, and increasing recruitment to terrorist network al-Shabab, lawmakers said.
The number of whistle-blower calls to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority increased 23 percent during the last year, even as the regulator was criticized for failing to do enough to encourage bank employees to come forward.
The nine-hour detention of the partner of a Guardian newspaper journalist at Heathrow airport was unlawful and breached his right to freedom of expression, his lawyers said at a court hearing challenging his arrest.
Lael Brainard, the U.S. Treasury Department’s top international official, is likely to be nominated to the Federal Reserve Board, according to a person familiar with the decision who requested anonymity.
The U.K. Home Office, responsible for immigration and counter-terrorism, and the Department for Communities and Local Government, responsible for local authorities and engagement with minority communities, are to share central London headquarters to reduce costs.