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Truss expected to be named new Britain PM

Liz Truss is expected to be named leader of the governing Conservative Party and Britain’s next prime minister on Monday, poised to take power at a time when the country faces a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest and a recession. After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive party leadership contest that pitted Truss against Rishi Sunak, a former ...

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UK PM Election Results, Who will be the next Prime Minister of Britain?

As the voting for British Prime Minister election is over, the official announcement will be made tomorrow. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as prime minister and party leader amid strong opposition from within his own party, the ruling Conservative Party, over the issue of hosting alcohol parties in the Prime Minister’s office in violation of the Corona regulations. ...

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BBC donates $1.6 million to charity over Diana interview

The BBC said yesterday it had donated to charities £1.42 million ($1.64m) of sales it made from an interview that it conducted with Princess Diana in 1995 and which was obtained after deceit by one of its journalists. The broadcaster last year came under fire from critics, including Prince William, after an inquiry concluded that it tried to cover up ...

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Truss on brink of power as UK Tories finish voting

After a gruelling nationwide tour, a dozen hustings and three televised debates, Liz Truss appears poised to take over as the UK’s next prime minister heading into the close of voting by Conservative party members on Friday. The result of the summer-long campaign pitting the foreign secretary against former chancellor Rishi Sunak will be announced on Monday, before Prime Minister ...

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High energy prices threaten UK hospital services

UK hospitals bosses on Thursday warned that patient care may have to be cut to offset huge increases in energy bills over the winter months. Most hospital groups contacted by medical journal the BMJ said they expected bills to at least double, as the price hikes kicked in. The NHS Confederation, which represents health providers in the publicly funded National ...

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UK cost-of-living crisis worsens as energy price cap nearly doubles

Britain announced Friday a vast 80-percent hike in electricity and gas bills, in a dramatic worsening of the cost-of-living crisis before winter as the UK awaits a new leader. Regulator Ofgem said its energy price cap, which sets prices for consumers who are not on a fixed deal with their supplier, will in October increase to an average £3,549 ($4,197) ...

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UK announces new sanctions and legal action against Myanmar military

The UK has taken fresh action against the Myanmar Armed Forces on 5th anniversary of the military’s campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya. Announcing a further round of sanctions to target military-linked businesses in Myanmar, the British government said the new sanctions to target the military’s access to arms and revenue. Those being sanctioned include Star Sapphire Group of ...

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UK to continue duty-free market access to Bangladesh after LDC graduation

The UK will continue to provide Bangladesh with duty-free access to its market after the country’s graduation from the LDC category. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson said this while responding to a query from acting President of BGMEA Shahidullah Azim about the duty-free market access for Bangladesh after the LDC graduation. The British government has announced a ...

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Woman dies after crash leaves Range Rover on Tube train track

A woman has died after a collision left a Range Rover on a train track in west London. The Metropolitan Police said the collision, involving a Range Rover and a Tesla, happened on the A40 westbound near Park Royal Tube station in west London at 3.48am on Monday. A London Underground line has been part suspended following the incident. Emergency ...

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