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Liz Truss is appointing her new cabinet hours after becoming prime minister
Kwasi Kwarteng has been named chancellor, James Cleverly is foreign secretary and Therese Coffey is the new health secretary and deputy PM.
Priti Patel resigns as Home Secretary as incoming PM Truss plans to fill key posts
In her resignation letter to Boris Johnson, Priti Patel says "it has been the honour of my life to serve our country as home secretary for the last three years and to deliver on our commitments to back and reform our police, stand up for...
Protesters across UK decry ‘heinous’ Rwanda deportation plan
Demonstrations take place outside Brook House and Colnbrook immigration removal centres
Tech firms to be forced to combat 'tsunami of online child abuse' by Online Safety Bill amendment
Meta, which owns Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, has announced plans to effectively lock Facebook Messenger and Instagram direct messages using end-to-end encryption, a technology which keeps conversations secure, but can also make the...
WikiLeaks' Assange lodges appeal against U.S. extradition
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has appealed to the High Court in London to block his extradition to the United States to face criminal charges, his brother said on Friday, the latest step in his legal battle that has dragged on for mo...
UAE citizens granted visa-free access to UK from 2023 through new ETA system
On Monday, the United Arab Emirates was added to the United Kingdom’s list of countries eligible for its new Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system, removing visa restrictions for UAE passport holders to the UK from 2023.
Julian Assange Is Enduring Unbearable Persecution for Exposing US War Crimes
Ever since U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel formally ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. last week, press freedom advocates around the world have been mobilizing. Assange Defense, on whose advisory boar...
Britain has approved Assange’s extradition – war criminals and murderers, rejoice
Priti Patel’s decision to hand over the WikiLeaks co-founder shows the price of investigative journalism anywhere the US holds sway
Julian Assange’s extradition from UK to US approved by home secretary
Appeal likely after Priti Patel gives green light to extradition of WikiLeaks co-founder
Punished for Exposing War Crimes? U.K. Approves Assange Extradition to U.S., Faces 175 Years
In a blow to press freedom, the United Kingdom has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. H...
Refugees in Rwanda warn of challenges for arrivals from UK
As Britain plans to send its first group of asylum-seekers to Rwanda on Tuesday amid outcries and legal challenges, some who came to this East African country under earlier arrangements tell The Associated Press the new arrivals can exp...
UK e-visa waiver for Saudis comes into force on Wednesday
The decision of the British authorities to give electronic visa waiver for Saudi citizens to enter the country comes into force on Wednesday, June 1.
Julian Assange extradition order issued by London court
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has moved one step closer to being extradited to the United States, where he is set to be tried under the Espionage Act, after a London court sent his handover order to the British government for approval.
A bribe is a bribe, even if officially it isn't : Priti Patel accepts £100,000 donation from firm run by oil trader who profit from the sanctions against Russia
Hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand is not believed to have made a political donation before. However, what looks like a bribe, smells like a bribe, walks like a bribe and barks like a bribe, is in England a… “donation”.
UK plan to label Houthis as terrorists risks disaster in Yemen, aid bodies warn
Exclusive: agencies write letter to government after learning home secretary is pushing for designation
Russian oligarchs on UK sanctions list were granted ‘golden visas’
Eight unnamed individuals were awarded right to live in Britain under controversial investor visa scheme
Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder gets married in Belmarsh prison
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has married his long-term partner at a high-security prison in London.
Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against extradition
The Supreme Court has refused to allow Julian Assange his latest appeal against extradition to the US.
Ukraine war: UK households offered £350 a month for hosting refugees
Households in the UK will be offered £350 a month to open their homes to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Questions raised over time-lag on UK moves to sanction oligarchs
Only eight people named so far sanctioned in UK with critics saying a process likely to ‘take weeks and months’ allows time for ‘asset flight’
Roman Abramovich terrified of being sanctioned and is selling property, says MP
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ‘terrified of being sanctioned’ by the UK Government and is selling his property, according to Labour MP Chris Bryant.
Ukraine conflict: Russia blames Liz Truss and others for nuclear alert
Vladimir Putin put Russia's nuclear forces on high alert after comments by UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and others, the Kremlin has said.
Roman Abramovich: Labour MP urges government to seize Russian billionaire's assets
The government should seize the assets of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, a Labour MP has said, citing concerns about alleged links to corruption.
Australia says it will list Hamas as ‘terrorist’ group
Designation in April will place restrictions on financing or providing support to the Palestinian movement, with some offences carrying 25-year prison sentence.
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