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UK top court rules against Scottish independence vote bid

London, England | Xinhua | The United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the approval of the UK parliament. “The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence,” said …

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BREAKING: Sunak to replace Truss as UK Prime Minister

London, UK | XINHUA | Rishi Sunak, former chancellor of the exchequer of the United Kingdom (UK), on Monday won the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest. He will replace Liz Truss as the country’s new prime minister. Sunak was the only contender who secured the required backing of 100 lawmakers by …

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BBC marks 100 years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UK national broadcaster, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), marked 100 years on Oct. 18 at a time of radical change in the UK. The broadcaster was founded by a group of wireless manufacturers and it began filling the airwaves with its first daily radio …

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UK will have a new PM next week

London, UK | Xinhua | United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday after just a little over six weeks in office and thus became the shortest-serving prime minister in the country’s history. In a statement outside 10 Downing Street, she said that there will be a leadership election …

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Truss resigns, becomes shortest-serving UK PM

  London, UK | Xinhua |  United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday after just a little over six weeks in office and thus became the shortest-serving prime minister in the country’s history. In a statement outside 10 Downing Street, she said that there will be a …

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UK home secretary resigns, notes “serious concerns” over Truss gov’t

London, UK | Xinhua | Suella Braverman, home secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), resigned on Wednesday after breaching a security rule. However, she also noted her “serious concerns” about the direction of Prime Minister Liz Truss’s government. In her resignation letter posted on Twitter, Braverman cited her “technical infringement of …

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UK PM vows to stay on despite mini-budget chaos

London, UK | Xinhua | Liz Truss, prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), on Wednesday defied calls to resign after almost all the measures in her government’s economic blueprint had been scrapped following market turmoil. Responding to a question from the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer on why she should …

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UK announces support to help Uganda manage the Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The British High Commission in Kampala on 12th October announced that the UK will provide £2.2m to WHO, UNICEF and WFP to support Uganda’s response to the current Ebola outbreak.  This will consist of: £400,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO), to enhance case investigation …

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The faith-based Reaganomics of Liz Truss

Are her government’s tax cuts, ostensibly aimed to stimulate economic growth, brilliant or crazy? COMMENT | CHRIS PATEN | The death and funeral of Queen Elizabeth II united the British people in grief, highlighting the bonds that hold the United Kingdom together: a shared sense of decency, purpose, and fairness. …

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