Shots were reported fired outside the British Parliament building in London on Wednesday. According to Reuters, at least a dozen people were injured. A man was also seen wielding a large knife, local media said. A witness told HuffPost UK that a suspect attempted to storm the gates surrounding the building.

Prime Minister Theresa May passionately defended the United Kingdom on Friday as speculation grew that Scottish nationalists could use the start of Brexit talks to demand a second independence referendum.

LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged people to "rise up" in opposition to the U.K.'s departure from the European Union, in an impassioned speech Friday. Blair's address appeared to be an attempt to marshal resistance to Prime Minister Theresa May's hardline approach to the EU departure, known as Brexit.

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