File photo of Rishi Sunak meets supporters as he arrives to attend a Conservative Party leadership election hustings at the NEC, Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s new prime minister

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak on Monday won the battle for the leader of Britain’s Conservative party and will become the country’s first prime minister of colour. Penny Mordaunt, the…

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Police officers stand guard as mourners gather ahead of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s State funeral in London on September 19, 2022. (Photo by ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / POOL / AFP)

Crowds jam London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Huge crowds built in central London overnight and from early morning on Monday to secure a spot to watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. As…

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Britain’s King Charles III makes a televised address to the Nation and the Commonwealth from the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace in London on September 9, 2022, a day after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)

King Charles III vows ‘lifelong service’ as crowds mourn queen

(AFP) – King Charles III pledged to follow his mother’s example of “lifelong service” in his inaugural address to Britain and the Commonwealth on Friday, after ascending to the throne…

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A notice is placed on the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, on September 8, 2022 following the announcement of the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Lesley Martin / AFP)

Mournful ‘God Save the Queen’ rings out at Buckingham Palace

(AFP) – Tearful crowds outside Buckingham Palace sang a forlorn “God Save the Queen” as news broke of Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday. Hundreds braved torrential rain to stand at…

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An ambulance drives past St Thomas’ Hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/May James

First person dies from Omicron variant in United Kingdom

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) – At least one person has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday,…

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A visitor to the Shougang Park walks past the a sculpture for the Beijing Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. China on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, threatened to take “firm countermeasures” if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February’s Beijing Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China dismisses UK, Canada Olympic boycott as ‘farce’

China on Thursday dismissed the decision by Canada and the United Kingdom to join Washington’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games as a “farce.” China is also…

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Vietnam becomes UK’s biggest trade partner in ASEAN

Vietnam and the United Kingdom have signed 26 cooperation deals, covering areas from trade, agriculture, education, and training to energy and environmental protection. This potentially makes Vietnam the UK’s biggest…

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Climate activists arrive at Glasgow Central Station ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain October 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Climate-friendly travel plans to COP summit hit by UK weather chaos

MILTON KEYNES, England, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Delegates, campaigners and journalists travelling by train to the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow fell victim to a weather-related delay on Sunday –…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Boris Johnson greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 19, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

A royal rest: Queen Elizabeth told by doctors to take a break

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, decided on Wednesday to rest for the next few days on advice from doctors and cancelled a planned visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said. The…

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Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, indoor hospitality in pubs will return despite concerns over the spread of a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus / AFP

UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

Most of the UK took a major step towards normality on Monday as coronavirus restrictions were eased, despite concerns over the spread of a more transmissible Covid variant. Across England,…

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UK grants Oscar winners fast-track immigration route

Winners of major prizes for film, theatre, science and technology — including Oscars — can now apply to live and work in Britain in a simpler process, the UK government…

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UK launches Asia Pacific digital trade network

The United Kingdom is launching a new digital trade network for the Asia and Pacific region that is seen as part of a strategy to turn itself into a global…

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UK PM Johnson orders Britons: you must stay at home

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Britons on Monday to stay at home to halt the spread of coronavirus, imposing curbs on everyday life without precedent in peacetime….

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