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UK to ban petrol, diesel cars from 2030 – Boris Johnson

Britain will ban petrol and diesel vehicle sales from 2030 as part of a 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution” to be unveiled Wednesday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

UK royal Meghan accuses tabloid press of causing rift with her father

Britain’s tabloid media harassed and manipulated the father of Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, leading to a rift between them, documents filed by the British royal’s lawyers to London’s High Court on Monday said.

Drug smugglers hide £1m worth of cocaine in UK face mask consignment

British customs officers have seized 14 kg of cocaine worth over one million pounds that smugglers had hidden in a consignment of face masks in the UK customs zone of the Channel Tunnel.

Coronavirus: Australian minister tests positive after U.S. trip

Australia’s Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton has tested positive for the new coronavirus and has been admitted to hospital, he said on Friday.

 ‘Assange may die in detention’, doctors demand urgent medical treatment for Wikileaks founder

More than 60 doctors have demanded urgent medical treatment for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to British media reports.

Britain rules out tanker swap with Iran

British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, on Monday ruled out exchanging a detained Iranian oil tanker for a British vessel seized by Tehran, saying the...

Charles marks 50 years as Prince of Wales

Britain’s Prince Charles on Monday marked the 50th anniversary of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, granting the official title Prince of Wales to her eldest son and heir to throne.

Britain will not take part in EU parliament elections

Britain will not take part in the elections to the European Parliament in May because it will leave the EU on March 29th, Junior...

Germany to expand military cooperation with Britain

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has spoken out for a close military cooperation between the European Union and Britain, ahead of this...

Britain likely to leave EU without deal

Britain is now likely leave the European Union without a deal due to the "intransigence" of the European Union, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox...

Victims of domestic violence to be getting paid

Victims of domestic violence in New Zealand will be getting paid leave allowance to enable them "stop the abuse and not worry" about their livelihood.

Trump faces ‘carnival of protest’ on trip to Britain

A barrage of nationwide protests will greet US President Donald Trump's four-day trip to Britain from Thursday, with organisers hoping to stage one of...

British police probe new Novichok nerve agent case

British police scrambled on Thursday to determine how a couple were exposed to the same nerve agent used on a former Russian spy earlier...

Homes evacuated as wildfire rages in northern England

Firefighters battling a rare large wildfire in northern England, which has sparked the evacuation of dozens of homes, are being hampered by changeable winds and combustible peat, officials said Wednesday.

British prime minister faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a new showdown with pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament's role in the final Brexit deal, which could...

Far-right terror threat on the rise in Britain

Stung by an attack on Muslims in London a year ago, Britain is facing a growing threat from far-right extremists fuelled by online hate...

As Brexit looms, Germany sees jump in Brits taking citizenship

The number of Britons who have obtained German citizenship has shot up dramatically since Britain's decision to quit the European Union, official data showed...

Iran says will quit nuclear deal if US walks away

Iran warned on Thursday that it will quit a landmark nuclear deal with world powers if President Donald Trump pulls the United States out...

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns in blow to prime minister May

Rudd stood down amid claims she misled lawmakers on whether her department held targets for removing illegal immigrants in Britain.

Queen Elizabeth to start this year’s London Marathon

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will be the official starter of this year’s London Marathon — 30 miles away on a special rostrum in the grounds...

Britain set to announce action against Russia over spy poisoning

British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to announce retaliatory action against Russia on Wednesday after Moscow rejected her "unfounded accusations" over the poisoning...

UK’s May sets up EU row over post-Brexit citizens’ rights

European Union citizens arriving in Britain during its post-Brexit transition period should not be afforded the same rights as those who arrived earlier, Prime...

Trump cancels London trip for embassy opening

US President Donald Trump announced Friday he will no longer attend the opening of the new US embassy in London, , a move welcomed...

Schools closed, flights delayed after UK snowfall

Britain was recovering Monday after heavy snow brought freezing temperatures, shutting hundreds of schools and disrupting flights for a second day. Power was restored to...

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