US President Joe Biden participates is a virtual press conference on national security with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Op-Ed: Thai view on the new AUKUS alliance

The new military alliance among three Anglo-Saxon countries – the US, the UK and Australia, known as AUKUS – for the sharing of nuclear submarine technology is a bad move….

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Buckingham Palace supports BLM movement, senior aide says

(Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family support the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, a senior representative of Buckingham Palace told Channel 4 News in an interview. Ken Olisa, the first…

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PayPal to let UK users buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency

PayPal on Monday said it will this week begin to allow users in Britain to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency through the online payment platform for the first time. The…

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Afghan security force personnel stand guard along the roadside in Herat on August 12, 2021, as Taliban took over the police headquarters in Herat, Afghanistan’s third-largest city and also seized another key district capital just 150 kilometres (95 miles) from capital Kabul. (Photo by – / AFP)

Taliban advance on major Afghan cities as US, UK troops to aid evacuations

KABUL (Reuters) – The United States and Britain said on Thursday they would send thousands of troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate civilians, as the Taliban stood poised for their two biggest military victories since they…

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Britain’s Prince Andrew leaves St. Mary the Virgin church in Hillington, near royal Sandringham estate, in Norfolk, Britain January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Radburn

Prince Andrew is sued by Jeffrey Epstein accuser over alleged sexual abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew was sued on Monday for having allegedly on three occasions sexually abused a woman who says she was trafficked for sex by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. In a civil complaint filed in…

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A man grieves alone by the tomb of a loved one who died of Covid-19 coronavirus at a cemetary in Bekasi on August 8, 2021, as Indonesia passed the grim milestone of over 100,000 Covid-19 deaths. (Photo by Rezas / AFP)

Asean collects US$1.2 billion in aid from dialogue partners

ASEAN has accumulated more than US$1.2 billion worth of combined assistance from 11 dialogue partners including the new dialogue partner, the UK. Almost all the countries have contributed special funds…

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What if everyone’s worst nightmare comes true?

The brightest minds in the United States and England are fearing that the world is facing a really and progressively gloomy future, but they think slightly differently, though. The US…

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Op-Ed: Global Britain wooing Asean

Make no mistake, when the UK decides to display its maritime power, the right place to show off is the South China Sea. It is the center of regional concern…

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A passenger arrives from a flight at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Travelers fully vaccinated against coronavirus from the United States and much of Europe were able to enter Britain without quarantining starting today, a move welcomed by Britain’s ailing travel industry. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease…

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UK poised to become Asean’s 11th dialogue partner

The United Kingdom is expected to be admitted as the 11th dialogue partner of Asean next week when the Asean foreign ministers meet virtually for the 54th annual meeting, according to a…

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UK to donate 415,000 AstraZeneca doses to Thailand, delivery expected in early August

The United Kingdom will donate 415,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand, which are expected to arrive in the next 1-2 weeks, according to the British Embassy in…

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People relax at outdoor dining areas on the South Bank, as lockdown restrictions continue to ease amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

UK delays COVID reopening by a month, citing Delta variant risk

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions by a month on Monday, warning that thousands more people might die if he did nothing because of the…

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with U.S. President Joe Biden, ahead of the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool

UK’s Johnson hails Biden as ‘a big breath of fresh air’

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden as “a big breath of fresh air” on Thursday because he wanted to work with…

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson discusses the foreign aid cap with a member of an engagement group during a visit to Falmouth’s Maritime Museum, where he met and thanked volunteers hosting the media centre for the G7 Summit, in Falmouth, Cornwall on June 10, 2021, ahead of the three-day G7 summit being held from 11-13 June. – G7 leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States meet this weekend for the first time in nearly two years, for the three-day talks in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. (Photo by Leon Neal / POOL / AFP)

G7 to provide 1 bn Covid vaccine doses ‘to world’: UK

G7 leaders will agree to expand global Covid vaccine manufacturing to provide at least one billion doses to the world through sharing and financing schemes, Britain said Thursday. The announcement…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2020 Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and his parter Carrie Symonds (L) meet veterans at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in central London. – Johnson married his fiancee Carrie Symonds married in a “secret ceremony” on May 29, 2021, UK media reports said. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Boris Johnson weds fiancee in ‘secret’ weekend ceremony

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds married over the weekend, his office confirmed Sunday, in what media reports have described as a  “secret ceremony”.  He is…

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Thai Govt. claims C.36.3 strain of COVID-19 is not a “Thai variant” and not of concern

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry said today (Friday) that there is no current Thai variant of the coronavirus, which was previously reported to have been detected in the UK by Public…

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Protesters carry a wounded man shot with live rounds by security forces during a crackdown on demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon on March 17, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

UK and US sanction military-owned Myanmar conglomerate

Britain and the United States on Thursday announced sanctions against military-owned conglomerate Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (MEHL) as part of “further measures” targeting the regime after a coup. “Today’s sanctions target…

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Police officers detain an anti-lockdown protester in central London on March 20, 2021 after demonstrators against the ongoing coronavirus restrictions gathered. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP)

UK police arrest 36 at anti-lockdown protests

London police arrested dozens of people Saturday after thousands turned out in the British capital to protest against ongoing coronavirus lockdown restrictions, with the city’s police force in the spotlight…

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UK says AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘safe and effective’

The UK government on Thursday defended the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after Denmark suspended the jab’s use, and insisted it would continue with its own rollout. “We’ve been clear that it’s…

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FILE PHOTO: Captain Sir Tom Moore smiles as he launches his autobiography book ‘Tomorrow will be a Good Day’ at his home in Milton Keynes, Britain September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

UK’s record-breaking fundraiser Captain Tom Moore dies aged 100

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Captain Tom Moore, the British World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for health service workers on the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus, has…

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A Union flag flutters in the breeze as the sun sets in Hartlepool, north-east England, on January 1, 2021, where 69.6% of voters in the 2016 “Brexit” referendum opted to leave the EU (European Union). (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union’s single market, with the first trucks crossing the Channel by ferry and rail largely reporting few difficulties…

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Thailand removed from UK’s mandatory COVID-19 quarantine list

From this Saturday, Thailand will be dropped from the United Kingdom’s quarantine list, which means that travelers, from Thailand to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, need not be quarantined…

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UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people in work in Britain has suffered the biggest drop since 2009 and signs are growing that the coronavirus will take a heavier toll…

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China says UK will ‘bear the consequences’ after Hong Kong extradition treaty suspended

China will resolutely respond to acts of interference in its internal affairs, a spokesman for the country’s embassy to the United Kingdom said on Tuesday, after Britain announced it would…

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A worker pulls a trolley past a man looking at phones displayed at a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, July 13, 2020. Huawei Technologies reported Tuesday that its revenue grew 13.1% in the first half of the year compared with a year earlier, despite sanctions from the U.S and challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

China accuses Britain of helping Washington hurt Huawei

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government accused Britain on Wednesday of colluding with Washington to hurt Chinese companies after tech giant Huawei was blocked from working on a next-generation mobile phone…

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Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals, reports said Saturday, despite growing pressure on the government to relax virus lockdown measures. It comes as the…

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Britain nears grim milestone of 20,000 coronavirus hospital deaths

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain could hit the grim milestone of 20,000 COVID-19 deaths later on Saturday, when the daily count is added to the current toll of 19,506 people who…

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British schools struggle to stay open amid coronavirus outbreak

LONDON (Reuters) – Schools across Britain were struggling to stay open on Wednesday, with some forced to partially or fully close as staff and students stayed at home because of…

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UK closes down social life as coronavirus outbreak accelerates

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday shut down social life in Britain and ordered the most vulnerable to isolate for 12 weeks, ramping up the battle against…

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UK general election 2019 : Boris Johnson stays at No.10

The majority of Britons has decided once again to leave the EU. Johnson vowed in his victory speech on Friday to “put an end to all that nonsense” and “get…

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech during his Conservative party general election campaign visit to the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) in Coventry, central England on November 13, 2019. – Britain goes to the polls on December 12 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

UK’s Johnson looks set for big win in ‘Brexit election’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday’s snap election, an exit poll showed, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU…

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UK’s worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods, and…

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Election bid looms as British MPs defeat Johnson on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a snap election on Tuesday after he suffered a major parliamentary defeat over his Brexit strategy that could delay Britain’s exit from…

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