Ethiopia wants Britain to return, not loan, stolen treasures
24 April 2018 | 11:31 am
A British museum is in talks to secure the return of artefacts stolen by its troops during an invasion in 1868 known as the Battle of Maqdala. A long-term loan is one of the options on the table.
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"The British government has left us out in the cold," says Terence Knott. He's the man behind EUBritizens, an action group of British people living in Europe whose lives have changed dramatically due to Brexit. They've lost their freedom of movement and their right to study, their professional qualifications no longer apply and some are even stuck at home unable to drive as their driving licenses are no longer valid. They're aiming long term to win back European citizenship, starting with a legal case to allow them the right to vote in Europe as they say they've been disenfranchised. Knott joined us for Perspective.
16 May 2021
"We are happy to reopen even if it is with a very limited capacity," says the director of the Grévin Museum, a wax museum in Paris. After being closed for more than six months because of the pandemic, staff are carrying out the final touches to the wax statues before reopening to the public on May 19.
23 May 2021
In January 2021 Clare Smyth became the first British woman chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, for her Notting Hill restaurant 'Core', becoming only the fourth British chef to ever receive the honour. She says it was "brilliant that it happened in such a difficult year", and as restaurants prepare to welcome diners back for indoor service she says she expects "many, many more top female chefs" to come through in the years ahead.
8 Jun 2021
People outside Buckingham Palace react after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana -- named for Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother.
16 Jun 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison announce a new post-Brexit free trade deal between their countries. It follows similar UK trade deals reached with Japan and the European Union following London's divorce with Brussels. On 1 February 2021, the UK formally applied to join the CPTPP, a trade agreement among Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
27 Jun 2021
An exhibition is set to open in Berlin dedicated to the 14 million German refugees from World War II. The controversial project has had a tortuous birth.
22 Jul 2021
The scam tried to get cryptocurrency for access to the Twitter accounts of celebrities such as Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. A Florida teenager masterminded the elaborate scam.
11 Aug 2021
The UK national is accused of spying for the Russians since November 2020 in return for undisclosed amounts of cash. It follows a joint German and British police investigation.
31 Aug 2021
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hails a mission "unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes" after the UK airlifted over 15,000 people from Afghanistan over the last two weeks. The UK on Saturday flew out the last of its military from Afghanistan, concluding its pullout, but the government faces criticism as hundreds eligible for relocation remain behind.
11 Sep 2021
George Russell will race for Mercedes next season in an all-British line-up with seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One team said in a widely-expected announcement on Tuesday (September 7). Russell, who is in his third season at Williams, will replace Finland's Valtteri Bottas whose move to Alfa Romeo was made official on Monday. The 23-year-old will be Hamilton's first new team mate since Bottas, now 32, also joined from Williams to take the place of retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg in 2017.
10 Sep 2021
The shuttered museum was run by the group that organized the Tiananmen vigils in Hong Kong. Separately, the group's vice-chairman and 11 others pleaded guilty of defying a ban on the vigils.
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Hong Kong police on Thursday raid a museum that houses exhibits commemorating Beijing's deadly crackdown on Tiananmen Square in 1989, a day after they arrested four members of the group that ran the venue.
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