UK: Jeremy Hunt replaces Kwasi Kwarteng as finance minister
14 October 2022 | 1:24 pm
Prime Minister Liz Truss has said Kwarteng had "put the national interest first" by agreeing to her demand that he step aside less than six weeks into the job.
Liz Truss on Monday won the backing of Conservative Party members to take over from Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom’s next prime minister.The foreign secretary fended off competition from her opponent, ex-finance chief Rishi Sunak, by securing the backing of 81,326 of the 172,437 of Conservative Party members who cast their vote in an election that closed Friday.
Liz Truss has finally succeeded Boris Johnson as the become the United Kingdom's new prime minister, who resigned in July after a series of scandals. Truss, 47, defeated rival Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest, and she follows Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May as the third female British Premier Minister.
People around the world and in Britain are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.'s longest-reigning monarch and one of the most enduring royal personalities the world has known. She died Thursday at the age of 96.
The world is paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who has died at the age of 96. She reigned for 70 years over a British economy that was transformed in many ways. Our Business Editor Kate Moody looks at how the economy has changed, the cost of living crises that have bookended her time on the throne, and what's in store for businesses during the period of national mourning.
Grief comes in many shapes and forms — especially when experienced collectively. People joining the crowds outside Buckingham Palace have a broad spectrum of views on Queen Elizabeth II and her legacy.
King Charles III has been visiting Northern Ireland on the latest leg of his tour after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Meanwhile, police are facing criticism over their treatment of anti-monarchy protesters.
During Elizabeth's reign, her profile faced to the right, while Charles's will face to the left. Seemingly a small matter, but changing queen to king on banknotes, coins, stamps and post boxes comes at a cost.
Queen Elizabeth's eight grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, stood by her coffin as members of the public filed by to pay respects. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has arrived to the UK.
Following the death of the much-loved Queen, what’s next for the future of the British monarchy and the British Commonwealth? We discuss what lies ahead with a French podcaster who produced a special series about Queen Elizabeth II’s seven decade reign.
French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with newly appointed British Prime Minister Liz Truss on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, just a few weeks after Truss had raised eyebrows with comments about him.
The latest move by the Liz Truss' government aims to help London's financial sector, but many decry the new policy amid the cost-of-living crisis.
The British pound has fallen to its lowest level in decades against the US dollar, amid fears over runaway inflation and recession. The government has announced a drastic plan to cut taxes, claiming it will boost growth.
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