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British PM sacks party chairman after tax probe

London, UK | XINHUA | British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday fired chair of the ruling Conservative Party Nadhim Zahawi from the government after an investigation into his tax affairs found “a serious breach” of the ministerial code. Zahawi, who last year was briefly Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, …

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Iran vows retaliation after EU, Britain slap sanctions

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran on Tuesday strongly condemned new sanctions imposed by the European Union (EU) and Britain and vowed to take retaliatory measures. Iran reserves the right to take retaliatory measures against such “failed policies” and will soon announce its new list of sanctions against the “human rights …

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King Charles III formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch

London, UK | Xinhua | King Charles III was formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch at a meeting of the Accession Council at St James’s Palace on Saturday. Charles assumed the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday, aged 96. The accession ceremony introduced the new monarch …

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Britain records 104 more monkeypox cases

London, UK | Xinhua | Another 104 cases of monkeypox have been recorded in England, taking the national count to 470, the Health Security Agency said Monday in a statement. The agency told people in Britain to contact a sexual health clinic if they have a rash with blisters, and if …

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Monkeypox declared notifiable disease in Britain

London, UK | Xinhua | A new law declaring monkeypox as a legally notifiable disease came into force across Britain on Wednesday, meaning all doctors in England are required to notify their local council or local Health Protection Team about any suspected monkeypox cases. Laboratories must also notify the U.K. Health …

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WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain

London, UK | Xinhua | The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert Wednesday night warning that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain. An investigation is underway by British health officials to detect the cause of the outbreak which has hit mainly London, now affecting nine …

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British court approves extradition of Julian Assange to U.S.

London, UK | Xinhua | Britain’s Westminster Magistrate’s Court issued a formal order on Wednesday to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges. The decision on whether to approve the extradition now rests with British Home Secretary Priti Patel, although Assange’s lawyers may still appeal …

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Britain’s economic confidence falters due to Ukraine crisis

London, UK | Xinhua | While prices in Britain already rose at a pace never seen for decades this winter, a flare-up of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is expected to push the inflation even higher, with millions of households feeling the pinch. Many have slashed the forecasts for the country’s economic growth …

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