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No action as UK ends probe into abuse claims in Iraq

Investigations into claims of abuse by British troops in Iraq have closed without a single prosecution being brought, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said on Tuesday. Allegations against British soldiers who served in the conflict — and elsewhere around the world — have dogged the government and military. But in June …

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NHS warns UK health service facing growing winter pressures

The National Health Service is on the brink of being overwhelmed in many parts of the UK amid increasing pressure as winter approaches, the head of a healthcare system body has warned. Infections have been increasing markedly since the start of October, however, the government is resisting introducing the extra …

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UK considers ways to boost lawmaker security after stabbing

Britain is considering a number of options to boost the security of lawmakers after a parliamentarian was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday. The killing of David Amess, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, took place five years after the …

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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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More than 1,000 migrants cross English Channel to UK in two days

Britain has rescued or intercepted a total of 1,115 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel over just two days, the country’s interior ministry said on Sunday. Rising numbers of Channel crossings by migrants in small boats have contributed to growing tensions between the UK and France following Britain’s departure …

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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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