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UK issues first-ever red warning for extreme heat

London, UK | Xinhua | The Met Office of the United Kingdom (UK), the country’s national weather service, on Friday issued a red warning for extreme heat, the highest-level alert, that covers parts of England next Monday and Tuesday. The alert, issued for the first time ever, is an upgrade from …

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8 contenders in race to succeed Johnson as UK PM

London, UK | Xinhua | Eight candidates have been nominated to enter the race to be the leader of the Conservative Party and replace outgoing Boris Johnson as prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK), the party’s backbench 1922 Committee said on Tuesday. The eight contenders who successfully enlisted the required …

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson forced out finally

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | Boris Johnson will step down as leader of the Conservative Party immediately, and will be replaced as  British Prime Minister in October, the BBC has reported. A Conservative leadership race will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place …

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Clock ticks for Prime Minister Boris Johnson

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fired Cabinet minister Michael Gove, as Downing Street fought off a rebellion within the ruling party. Resignations on Tuesday cabinet ministers Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid left the Prime Minister struggling to keep the Conservative Party together. …

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Nigel Topping visits Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Nigel Topping, the United Kingdom’s High-Level Climate Change Champion on 20th May was in Uganda for a one-day visit. His visit was about the UK’s commitment to carry forward the actions from COP26 as we countdown to COP27. During his visit, he had a meeting …

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EU launches legal action against UK over post-Brexit deal changes

The European Union on Wednesday launched new legal proceedings against the United Kingdom over its failure to implement parts of the post-Brexit deal it agreed with the bloc Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union (EU) has launched legal action against the United Kingdom (UK) in response to the latter’s …

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Outsourcing asylum seekers

The case of Rwanda and the UK UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on April 4, 2022 that Britain would relocate some asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Rwanda. The plan was condemned by the opposition as well as human rights groups such as Amnesty International. The UK has …

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Ugandan expert hails UK-Rwanda refugee deal

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by the government of the United Kingdom to relocate people seeking asylum there to Rwanda is a probable solution to several issues the county is facing, an expert has said. But the announcement by the UK Prime Minister earlier in the week …

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Drivers face tough new laws over cellphone use in vehicles

London, UK | Xinhua | Drivers in Britain are to face fines and a risk to their driving licenses under stricter controls over the use of cellphones in their vehicles, the British Department for Transport (DfT) announced Friday. While it is already illegal in Britain to text or make a …

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