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Thursday, May 26, 2022



May 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falklands Attack

May 16, 2022 4:56 am

The attacks were reported by the Defence Ministry on Saturday as British diplomats in the US met Margaret Thatcher to report the progress of talks at the UN.

UK plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda stokes anger and dread

May 02, 2022 2:53 pm

The British government’s announcement in April of a contentious plan to send some asylum-seekers to the African country has brought confusion and concern to many who arrived by other irregular means.

Britain to reopen embassy in Kyiv next week: Prime Minister Boris Johnson

April 22, 2022 7:10 pm

The PM said Russian President Vladimir Putin had made a "catastrophic blunder" over the invasion, but that it remained a realistic possibility Russia could still win in Ukraine

Britain imposes sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's daughters

April 08, 2022 5:21 pm

The government said Friday it is imposing asset freezes and travel bans on Putin's daughters Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova, as well as the daughter of the Russian Foreign Minister

UK detains Russian-owned superyacht in London's Canary Wharf

March 29, 2022 10:13 pm

The 58.5 metre Dutch-built yacht, named Phi, was detained under the government's Russian sanctions, the first time the regulations have been used to detain a ship

March 26, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Bangla martial law

March 25, 2022 11:40 pm

Bangladesh was peaceful as the Chief Martial Law administrator, Lt General Ershad, armed himself with drastic powers to forestall any opposition to his takeover.

UK aid worker asks why she was left in Iran for six years

March 21, 2022 8:02 pm

Zaghari-Ratcliffe arrived in Britain from Iran in the early hours of Thursday following six years when she was detained in Tehran and convicted by an Iranian court of plotting to overthrow the clerical establishment.

Britons to get 350 pounds a month to open homes to Ukraine refugees

March 13, 2022 9:26 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sought to portray Britain as helping lead the global response to the Russian invasion but his government has faced criticism over delays in accepting refugees.

London police investigating Downing Street lockdown parties

January 25, 2022 4:10 pm

London police say they are now investigating Downing Street parties during lockdown

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will stand up to 'dictatorship'

January 21, 2022 11:39 pm

In a joint statement, the ministers expressed concern at Russia's military build-up on the border with Ukraine and "their absolute support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity."


British Army on standby as UK reels under fuel crisis

September 28, 2021 9:28 pm

Up to 90% of British fuel stations ran dry across major English cities on Monday after panic buying deepened a supply chain crisis in the country.

'Kill the Bill': Britain's fight for the right to protest

April 03, 2021 8:24 pm

The demonstration is against the contentious Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, 2021 which is currently going through Parliament and would give police stronger powers to restrict “highly disruptive protests” causing “serious disruption to the public.”

With British government, parliament and people divided, a disorderly Brexit looms

April 02, 2019 8:25 pm

The European Union said on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the Brexit deadlock.

City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

March 25, 2019 9:28 am

In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit

UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

February 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Natural History Museum director Michael Dixon said the change was part of a 10-year overhaul of the museum.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).