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U.K. police have charged a 25-year-old man with lawmaker David Amess’ murder

British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old man with the murder of lawmaker David Amess and the preparation of terrorist acts. Ali Harbi Ali, a Briton of Somali heritage, stabbed 69-year-old veteran Conservative politician Amess to death Friday at a constituency surgery in a church in his Southend constituency in Essex, a county in southeastern England. He was arrested at ...

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UK PM Johnson encourages all leaders to attend ‘critical’ climate summit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson encourages all leaders to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland next month, his spokesman said on Wednesday when asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to take part remotely. “The prime minister has said before that we would obviously strongly encourage leaders to attend given this is a very critical moment in terms ...

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Sajid Javid to lead press conference amid calls for Covid Plan B to be implemented

A Covid-19 news briefing will be held in Downing Street this afternoon amid growing calls for ministers to implement Plan B for responding to coronavirus. Sajid Javid will lead the 5pm press conference, which is expected to urge the elderly and vulnerable to accept a third vaccine dose as part of the government’s booster jab campaign. The health secretary will ...

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UK set to open up vaccine bookings for children aged 12-15

The United Kingdom on Tuesday said it will open up bookings for vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) for children between 12 and 15 years of age to speed up the inoculation process amid fears of rising infections in the country. The announcement was made by British health minister Sajid Javid who said that the national Covid-19 vaccine booking service ...

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British MP killing was terrorist incident: Police

The killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess has been declared a terrorist incident by police. Sir David was stabbed multiple times at a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex on Friday. The Metropolitan Police said there was “a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism”. A 25-year-old British man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder, and police ...

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UK lawmaker stabbed in eastern England has died

British Conservative lawmaker David Amess has died after being stabbed Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England. A 25-year-old man has been arrested to this end. The Essex Police force said officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea just after noon Friday. It said “a man was arrested and a knife recovered. ...

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UK extends visas to overseas butchers amid labor shortage

Britain’s government said Thursday it will allow up to 800 more foreign butchers work in the UK on temporary visas, after farmers said a labor shortage in meat processing has caused them to cull thousands of healthy pigs. Earlier, the pork industry warned that up to 150,000 pigs could be destroyed because a lack of abattoir butchers led to a ...

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British HC hails UK-Bangladesh defence cooperation

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Robert Chatterton Dickson today said the United Kingdom is proud of longstanding defence cooperation between Britain and Bangladesh while London is committed to deepening ties with Dhaka. He made the remark while the Frigate HMS Kent the UK’s Carrier Strike Group deployment (CSG21) was welcomed by the Bangladesh Navy at the naval base in Chattogram ...

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UK job vacancies reach 20-year high

The number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record high, according to the latest official figures. Vacancies hit 1.1 million between July and September, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest level since records began in 2001. The largest increase in vacancies was in the retail sector and in motor vehicle repair, it said. The UK ...

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