Tag Archives: United Kingdom

Man found guilty of murdering UK lawmaker David Amess

A “fanatical Islamist” inspired by Islamic State was found guilty on Monday of murdering veteran British lawmaker David Amess by knifing him to death in a frenzied attack in a church where he was meeting voters. Ali Harbi Ali, 26, a British citizen and son of a former media adviser …

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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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Storm Barra crashes into Ireland, UK with deadly force

Violent gusts of over 150 kilometers per hour disrupted everyday lives across Ireland and Scotland, as Storm Barra hit and left people without power. The storm from the Atlantic, which broke earlier in the week, tore through numerous regions of the UK and Ireland for at least two days. Dubbed …

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AUKUS could trigger race for nuclear submarines, IAEA warns

The United Nations’ nuclear organization has sounded the alarm over Australia’s plan to obtain nuclear-powered submarines. Under a trilateral deal between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States dubbed AUKUS, Australia will be given nuclear-propulsion technology for submarines. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) set up a task force to …

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UK to extend Northern Ireland’s Brexit grace periods

Britain plans to further extend post-Brexit grace periods on some goods imports to Northern Ireland, Brexit minister David Frost said on Monday, in a move designed to give London and Brussels more time for talks about trade with the province. The fate of British-ruled Northern Ireland was the most contentious …

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Paris, London seek to establish a safe zone in Kabul

According to the French president, Paris and London are submitting a draft resolution to the UN to establish a safe zone in Kabul to allow humanitarian operations to continue in Afghanistan. On Sunday morning, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a plan to establish a “safe zone” in Kabul, the capital …

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China blasts ‘mendacious’ US report on virus origins tracing

China has blasted a “mendacious” report by the US intelligence community that concluded a months-long investigation into the origins of the coronavirus, warning Washington against politicization of the issue. The strong condemnation by China’s Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu on Saturday came a day after the US intelligence report on …

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Home Office slammed over ‘chaotic’ handling of Afghan refugee crisis

Thousands of Afghan asylum seekers who have already arrived in the UK are stuck in a “nightmarish limbo” amid mounting pressure to grant them the right to stay in Britain permanently. Nick Thomas-Symonds, the shadow home secretary, said on Monday that the Conservatives’ “chaotic handling” of Afghanistan evacuation “has put lives in danger …

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