UK: Fuel shortage drives U-turn on short-term visas
30 September 2021 | 8:06 am
A lack of truck drivers has led to delivery bottlenecks and fuel rationing across the UK. Industry associations estimate Britain needs 100,000 more drivers to meet demand.
1 Nov 2021
The French prosecutor says the captain of the Cornelis Gert Jan faces a possible €75,000 fine for "non-authorized fishing in French waters" by a non-EU boat. The scallop dredger was seized Thursday off Le Havre.
3 Nov 2021
The most senior cleric in the Church of England apologized for having compared the impact of climate change to the Holocaust. Justin Welby had said politicians' inaction over climate change was akin to genocide.
5 Nov 2021
The oral pill, known as molnupiravir, is the first to have successfully treated COVID-19. However, it is not clear when it will be available.
18 Nov 2021
Since August, a new British ambassador to France has been in post. Menna Rawlings has taken up the job at a time when the two countries have butted heads over various issues, from migration to Northern Ireland to fishing, while still bound together on other international issues – including the COP26 climate summit and as permanent members of the UN Security Council. Speaking to FRANCE 24 in a week when around 1,000 undocumented migrants crossed from France to England in small boats in a single day, she defended British border policy and spoke out about the ongoing disputes over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
15 Nov 2021
A taxi driver was described as having an 'incredible presence of mind' by Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (November 15) following his reported actions prior to a blast outside the Liverpool Women's Hospital on the previous day. An explosive device blew up a taxi at the hospital on Sunday after it was carried on board by a passenger, who was killed by the explosion, police said.
20 Nov 2021
The oil giant has announced it will take up a new tax residency and remove "Royal Dutch" from its name. The relocation follows a Dutch court order to slash its emissions by 2030.
18 Nov 2021
Inflation is continuing to soar in advanced economies around the world. In the UK, the consumer price index rose by 4.2 percent in October, the highest in a decade, while the eurozone's inflation rate hit a 13-year high. Also in the show: the EU proposes new rules to combat deforestation, and thousands of Chinese millennials seek a new life on rural farms.
19 Nov 2021
Dawn Sturgess was exposed to Novichok found in a counterfeit perfume bottle in 2018. The incident occured shortly after the attempted murder of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.
4 Dec 2021
The response to the tragic drownings on the English Channel has spiraled into a political spat between France and the UK, delaying proactive solutions to prevent future tragedies.
30 Nov 2021
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told his British counterpart Priti Patel that she was "no longer welcome" at weekend talks. This follows Boris Johnson's decision to publish a critical letter to Emmanuel Macron.
27 Nov 2021
Storm Arwen brought with it snow, ice and wind gusts of almost 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour. Police said one man was killed in Northern Ireland and another in Cumbria.
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The majority of Portugal fans believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should not start for the national team at the World Cup. In a recent survey conducted by the Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola, 70% of fans said he should be dropped. Ronaldo has struggled to make his mark in Qatar, and has looked off the pace and out of shape.
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Shops closed in several Iranian cities after activists called for a general strike. Meanwhile, Iranian authorities said that protesters' sentences will be "carried out swiftly."
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South Africa's embattled leader Cyril Ramaphosa is seeking to annul a bombshell report in court after calls for his removal grew louder. His ANC party has vowed to back him on any potential impeachment proceedings.
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African international film festival (AFRIFF) is Africa's number 1 destination promoting & celebrating film & visual storytelling in Nigeria. It anchors the globe award in the celebration of the year's greatest achievement in film, both in Africa and across the globe.
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Nigeria's state railway company resumed a popular train service between the capital Abuja and the northern state of Kaduna that was suspended in March after gunmen killed passengers and kidnapped several dozens.
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The unidentified 58-year-old was one of three men detained on suspicion of money laundering as the UK attempts to disrupt possible criminal actions of oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.