British trade unions fear post-Brexit race to the bottom
29 March 2018 | 11:46 am
Trade unions in Britain not only worry that leaving the customs union and the single market will lead to a loss of jobs; they also fear that competition against the EU could put pressure on workers' rights and workplace standards.
17 Aug 2021
In rare public criticism of the UK'S NATO ally, the British government has called the US move to withdraw from Afghanistan "a mistake" because the country "is heading towards civil war."
19 Sep 2021
The blaze continues to rage close to a popular Costa del Sol resort, fanned by strong winds and late summer temperatures. Emma Raducanu, who won the US Open tennis final as a qualifier, has been hailed as the new queen of British sport. The 18-year-old is the country's first women's Grand Slam singles champion since 1977.
22 Oct 2021
Londoners react to news of Britain's Queen Elizabeth being hospitalised
6 Nov 2021
Britain on Thursday (November 4) granted conditional authorization for Drugmaker Merck's COVID-19 pill, molnupiravir, the first pill shown to successfully treat COVID-19. It reduced hospitalizations, and deaths by around 50% in people severely infected with the coronavirus, according to interim clinical trial results announced on October 1. Due to the strong positive results, the Phase 3 trial is being stopped early at the recommendation of an independent group of medical advisers.
8 Nov 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the government took accusations of corruption very seriously and would hold lawmakers to account, but added that the process of investigating politicians needed to be changed.
10 Nov 2021
Britain has backed a $546 million Rolls-Royce funding round to develop the country's first small modular nuclear reactor, in a drive to reach net zero carbon emissions and promote new technology with export potential. Hitting this goal by 2050 will require a huge increase in low-carbon power generation such as wind, solar and nuclear, but while large-scale new nuclear projects have struggled for funding, Britain is now banking on smaller versions.
8 Apr 2022
Almost exactly a year after she lost her beloved husband, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is preparing for the culmination of celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee. Her reign has now entered an unprecedented eighth decade. Elizabeth ascended the throne in February 1952 following the death of her father. We discuss her life and legacy to date with Robert Hardman, author of "Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II".
11 May 2022
Enter the twilight of the world's longest reign. The 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II missed what is arguably the highlight of any British monarch's calendar: the reading of the government's parliamentary program instead delivered by her son, the crown prince. The importance is mostly symbolic, since the Queen's Speech is written by the prime minister. However the optics of the exercise beget the question: what United Kingdom will Charles inherit?
Sunak or Truss to be Britain's next PM
She won over the Conservative Party faithful. Now can she win over the UK? Our panel discusses the challenges ahead for prime minister-in-waiting Liz Truss. The one-time Remainer played the hardline Brexiteer in a sometimes bitter Tory leadership campaign, often courting comparisons with Britain's first female PM, Margaret Thatcher.
Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.
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The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, first signed in 2014, allows for US troops to set up temporarily at Philippine military bases to thwart Chinese ambitions.
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In the run-up to midterm elections in the United States, Republicans and Democrats are waging a battle over immigration. Republican governors from Texas, Arizona and Florida have sent more than 10,000 migrants to cities run by Democrats.
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Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory."