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Love pulls British youth to Bangladesh

Graham Stuart and Ferdousi Kabir Mukta knew it was love when they came across each other in the UK. Mukta had gone there for studies at Nottingham University in 2017 where the couple met and fell in love. They eventually decided to tie the knot but the issue of religions popped up. Stuart finally came to Chattogram on December 14 ...

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Cost of UK royals back in spotlight after Queen’s year to forget

After a torrid 2019 in which the queen’s son Prince Andrew was implicated in an underage sex abuse scandal, many in Britain are again asking if the monarchy has gotten too big — and rich — for its own good. The family’s year to forget may encourage Prince Charles, set to eventually take over from his mother Queen Elizabeth II, ...

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Prince Philip leaves hospital for Christmas with Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh has returned to Sandringham in time for Christmas after four nights in hospital. Prince Philip, 98, was taken to the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Friday on the advice of his doctor. Buckingham Palace said the duke had returned to the Queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on Tuesday and thanked people for “their good wishes”.It comes ...

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Queen Elizabeth II attends church; Philip still in hospital

Queen Elizabeth II attended church near her rural retreat Sunday as her husband Prince Philip spent his second night in a London hospital. Palace officials have not provided an update on the 98-year-old prince’s condition following the announcement Friday that he was being admitted to King Edward VII Hospital as a precautionary measure due to a pre-existing condition. It is ...

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Prince Philip hospitalised as ‘precautionary measure’ by Buckingham Palace

Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has been admitted to a hospital as a “precautionary measure,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement Friday, reports The Washington Post. The 98-year-old duke, who is married to Queen Elizabeth II, will on his doctor’s advice undergo treatment for a preexisting condition, the palace said. Philip made the 115-mile journey from his residence in ...

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UK lawmakers OK Johnson’s Brexit bill, pave way to exit EU

Britain took a big step towards the European Union exit door on Friday when lawmakers gave preliminary approval to Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s EU divorce bill in a decisive vote that broke years of political deadlock over Brexit. The House of Commons, with its Conservative ranks swollen after Johnson’s election victory last week, voted 358-234 for the Withdrawal Agreement ...

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UK MPs to vote on Johnson’s Brexit deal

MPs will vote later on whether to back the prime minister’s plan for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January, reports BBC. The EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill would also ban the government from extending the transition period – where the UK is out of the EU but follows many of its rules – past 2020.Boris Johnson said it ...

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Queen lays out Johnson’s Brexit plans at Parliament opening

Queen Elizabeth II formally opened a new session of Britain’s Parliament on Thursday with a speech laying out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to use his commanding majority to take the U.K. out of the European Union and shake up the country’s public services. Johnson’s Conservative Party won an 80-strong majority in the 650-seat House of Commons last week on ...

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State Opening: Queen to outline PM’s Brexit and NHS agenda

The Queen Elizabeth is to set out the Conservative government’s agenda for the year ahead following their decisive election win last week, reports BBC. Legislation to take the UK out of the EU on 31 January will be among more than 20 bills announced during Thursday’s State Opening of Parliament.Other measures include guarantees on extra health service funding and longer ...

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Tony Blair warns Labour not to ‘whitewash’ reasons for poll defeat

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is warning that Labour will be “replaced” as a serious political force if it tries to “whitewash” the scale of its election defeat. The ex-prime minister will unveil research suggesting Labour’s problems go “far deeper” than the unpopularity of Jeremy Corbyn and its Brexit stance. He will say in a speech that the party ...

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