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Resettling refugees in Rwanda: A look at UK’s controversial policy

August 06, 2022 6:59 pm

There are two overriding concerns with this proposal, namely, whether or not the UK and other countries have the right to transfer the burden of asylum seekers to a third party, and whether Rwanda is an appropriate destination to send them.

Here’s where UK’s Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak stand on issues from taxes to China

August 06, 2022 6:57 pm

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, engaged in a two-month battle to succeed Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister,have announced a slew of policies in their bid to win votes among the Tory faithful.

Rishi Sunak diverted money from 'deprived urban areas' of Britain, says report

August 06, 2022 9:20 am

Rishi Sunak is up against Foreign Minister Liz Truss to win the votes of 2 lakh members of the Conservative Party by September 5 to replace Johnson as the next UK Prime Minister.

UK PM race: Rishi Sunak wins over voters in TV debate with Liz Truss

August 05, 2022 9:39 am

It will come as a boost for the British Indian Rishi Sunak who has been trailing Liz Truss in most recent opinion polls.

UK leadership live debate ends after presenter faints on air

July 27, 2022 8:33 am

UK PM debate: Before the premature end, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak had again clashed over their tax and spending plans and what they would do to address a cost of living crisis.

'Hasta la vista, baby,' says UK's Boris Johnson as he exits parliament

July 22, 2022 8:05 am

Speaking in his final "Prime Minister's Questions", Johnson sought to shape his legacy around the COVID-19 response and his support of Ukraine in its defence against Russia.

UK inflation surges to new 40-year high of 9.4%

July 20, 2022 8:23 pm

The new figure is the highest since 1982, when inflation peaked at 11%.Russia's war in Ukraine has boosted food and energy prices around the world, with shipments of oil, natural gas, grain and cooking oil disrupted.

Former UK finance minister Sunak wins fourth round leadership contest vote

July 19, 2022 8:01 pm

The candidate emerging as the winner will replace Boris Johnson

Rishi Sunak tops new UK PM vote as only 4 remain in race

July 19, 2022 9:58 pm

While the top tier of the voting tally remains largely unchanged, Rishi Sunak has picked up 14 more votes from the previous round of 101.

Explained: Why do trains in the UK run slower during heatwaves?

July 19, 2022 7:50 am

Rails are pre-stressed to help them resist high temperatures, with British rails having a stress-free level of 27 degrees Celsius. Other countries choose different temperatures.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

April 19, 2018 1:55 pm

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

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).


Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.