A kingdom united in grief: UK mourns Queen Elizabeth II
12 September 2022 | 7:28 am
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.
The European Union has said the UK failed to comply with significant parts of the protocol governing post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland.
Ireland's foreign minister has told France 24 that Dublin sees the United Kingdom's search for a new prime minister as "an opportunity for a fresh start" in the two countries' relations. This Friday, the European Commission launched new legal action against the government of Boris Johnson — this, as it pushes on with moves to unilaterally breach part of the Brexit treaty relating to Northern Ireland.
British military intelligence says Russian-occupied Kherson was "virtually cut off" as Ukrainian forces stage a counteroffensive helped by newly acquired long-range artillery capability.
From the 1970s into the 1990s, thousands of UK residents were infected with HIV and hepatitis C after receiving contaminated blood transfusions. Politicians are being called on to finally pay damages to victims.
The UK's Conservative Party has sent ballot papers to members in a vote to determine who becomes Britain's new prime minister. Some 160,000 people will have a say on who succeeds Boris Johnson as Tory leader.
Members of Scotland's ruling party have condemned a remark by the favorite to become next UK prime minister. Liz Truss said the best thing to do with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was to "ignore her."
The Bank of England has warned that Britain is facing a recession as it hiked its benchmark interest rate by 0.5%.
Archie Battersbee, 12, was taken off life support after courts concurred with doctors who deemed him to be "brain-stem dead." He had been in a coma since early April.
Regulators in the UK are again the first in the world to provisionally approve a new COVID vaccine for use. The latest shot, from Moderna in the US, is supposed to offer protection against the Omicron variant as well.
Sources say the former envoy to Myanmar has been detained for violating immigration laws. Britain has expressed concern about the reported detention of Vicky Bowman, whose husband is a famous activist.
The UK is set to learn whether Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will succeed Boris Johnson as the next prime minister. The new Conservative Party head faces a long and pricey to-do list, including the cost-of-living crisis.
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.
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