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British economy in recession

LONDON, ENGLAND | Xinhua | The British economy has entered a recession following two successive quarters of contraction in the second half (H2) of 2023, official data showed Thursday. Britain’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2023 after shrinking by 0.1 percent …

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Supporters of Yemen’s Houthis rally after US-Britain airstrikes

SANAA, YEMEN | Xinhua | Thousands of supporters of the Yemeni Houthi rebel group held a rally in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Friday to protest the U.S.-Britain joint retaliatory airstrikes on the group’s camps. The protesters demanded a response to Friday’s pre-dawn airstrikes that heavily bombed over 60 training sites …

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British king calls on Britain, France to reinvigorate friendship

Paris, France | Xinhua |  Britain’s King Charles III on Wednesday evening called on Britain and France to “reinvigorate” their friendship to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. Arriving in France Wednesday afternoon for a three-day state visit, Charles III made the remarks during a state dinner organized by …

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Britain’s turn against media freedom

It’s failed to produce an internationally coordinated and funded strategy to support public-interest media COMMENT | JAMES DEANE | In July 2019, the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, launched a global campaign for media freedom at a London conference co-organised by the Canadian government. “Today, we are joined by delegations …

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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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