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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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Liz Truss: UK’s new prime minister

Who is she and why has she replaced Boris Johnson? | NICHOLAS ALLEN | The United Kingdom’s new prime minister is Liz Truss. After a two-month contest, Conservative Party members chose her as their new leader. She then travelled to Balmoral in Scotland where she was formally invited by the …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: The Queen is dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The Queen is dead: Interesting facts on her connection to Uganda THE LAST WORD The meaning of Ruto’s victory: Why being vilified as being the most corrupt politician in Kenya did not undermine …

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King Charles III will visit Westminster Hall today

London, UK | XINHUA AND BBC |  This is what will happen today in regard to the last farewell to Queen Elizabeth II This morning, King Charles III will visit Westminster Hall, where both the House of Commons and the House of Lords will meet to express their condolences The …

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Tension as British Queen put under medical supervision

London, UK | Xinhua | Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision at Balmoral, Scotland, after doctors became concerned for her health, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham …

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Truss, 47, set to take over as UK’s next PM

London, UK | Xinhua | Liz Truss, foreign secretary of the United Kingdom (UK), has won the ruling Conservative Party’s leadership contest and will replace Boris Johnson as the country’s new prime minister. In the runoff, Truss beat her rival, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak by winning approximately …

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