The latest news for Americans in the UK
Terrorist attack outside London Parliament
A serious terrorist incident has occurred outside the Houses of Parliament and on Westminster Bridge in London. Several people were hit by a car on the bridge and two police officers were attacked by a man with a knife. Two people are confirmed dead [at 4:30pm].
Advice for American expats:
The State Department has said that the US Embassy is ready to provide consular assistance, and it urges Americans in London to notify their families they are safe. Police have requested that the public avoids Parliament Square, Westminster Bridge and the surrounding area.
For further information and advice
follow Tweets from the US Embassy, London at @USAinUK
, the State Department at @TravelGov
and the Metropolitan Police at @metpoliceuk
or go to news.met.police.uk/
Posted 22 Mar 17
The American magazine's ElectionFest
successfully combined the hard facts of the US presidential election campaign with heartfelt opinions, hilarious comedy and brilliant Americana music. The audience enjoyed the all-American ambience, met old friends, made new friends, and had a good look at the new US Embassy building, south of the River Thames in the new 'Diplomatic Precinct' of Nine Elms and right next door to the Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite venue.
Posted 14 Feb 17
Two great presentations by David Beirne from the Federal Voting Assistance Program
– who also helped guests register and apply for their ballot through the evening – and MORI's polling guru Sir Robert Worcester, were introduced by our co-host, American writer and voice-over actress Alex Kolton.
Posted 14 Feb 17