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UK plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda draws criticism

Britain’s Conservative government has struck a deal with Rwanda to send some asylum-seekers thousands of miles away to the East African country, a move that opposition politicians and refugee groups condemned as inhumane, unworkable and a waste of public money. Home Secretary Priti Patel visited the Rwandan capital, Kigali, on …

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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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UK Brexit supremo Frost resigns in blow to PM Johnson

British Brexit minister David Frost resigned on Saturday over disillusionment with the direction of Boris Johnson’s government, dealing a major blow to the embattled prime minister as the Omicron variant sweeps the country. The resignation of Frost, a core architect of Johnson’s tumultuous Brexit strategy, raised questions about the future …

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France wants EU to start legal case against UK

The French government has said it will call on the EU to open legal proceedings against the UK over London’s alleged withholding of fishing licenses. Paris says 73 licenses are now outstanding. Speaking on Friday, Minister for European Affairs Clement Beaune told reporters that France had obtained 93% of the …

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