Tag Archives: London

UK’s Johnson rejects calls to resign amid ‘partygate’ fine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to resign after being fined for breaking his government’s pandemic lockdown rules, saying he would instead redouble efforts to strengthen the economy and combat Russian aggression in Ukraine. London police fined Johnson and other people Tuesday for attending a birthday party thrown for …

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UK: Assassin of MP David Amess sentenced to life in prison

Judge says the killing of the conservative politician by the IS supporter was an attack “on the heart of democracy” Islamic State group sympathizer Ali Harbi Ali was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for killing British MP Sir David Amess and plotting terrorist attacks on others, including Michael …

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British MP David Amess stabbed to death: Police

A British lawmaker in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was stabbed to death on Friday in a church by a man who walked into a meeting with voters from his electoral district, police said. Police said a man had been arrested on suspicion of murder. David Amess, who represented …

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UK extends truck driver visa program as fuel crisis persists

The British government has extended an emergency visa program for truck drivers as fuel shortages showed few signs of abating Saturday, particularly in London and the southeast of England. In an announcement late Friday, the Conservative government said temporary visas for nearly 5,000 foreign truck drivers it hopes to recruit …

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France warns Britain against ‘blackmail’ over migrants

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Thursday that France would not accept Britain violating international maritime law or “financial blackmail” as London steps up efforts to prevent migrants crossing the Channel. “France will not accept any practice that breaks maritime law, nor any financial blackmail,” Darmanin wrote on Twitter. “Britain’s …

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