UK: PM Liz Truss faces grilling from lawmakers amid tax-cut turnaround
19 October 2022 | 12:16 pm
Truss answered questions both from the opposition and her own Conservative Party, after she reversed course on her controversial tax-cut plans.
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France 24 Videos Fri, 5 May 2023 at 9:09 pm GMT+1 The famed Cullinan Diamond will adorn the Queen consort's headdress, replacing India's Ko Hi Noor diamond after claims it bought back painful memories of the colonial past. Some South Africans are enraged, demanding the Royal Family return the jewel.
Imran Khan was arrested in the capital, Islamabad, according to officials from his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party as well as local media reports.
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Two EU parliamentary committees have backed setting up rules on how generative artificial intelligence like ChatGPT can be used in Europe. Once approved, they would become "the world's first rules" on AI technology.
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