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UK crossbow intruder wanted ‘to kill queen’, court hears

A man appeared in court Wednesday after allegedly entering Windsor Castle grounds armed with a crossbow, declaring he planned to kill Queen Elizabeth II. The 20-year-old man, Jaswant Singh Chail, from Southampton in southern England, appeared at a London court, having been charged with treason earlier this month. He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via video-link from Broadmoor high-security psychiatric ...

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Rishi Sunak losing UK PM race, trails Truss by 32 points

Liz Truss led Rishi Sunak by 32 points in the latest survey of UK Tory members by the ConservativeHome website, suggesting she remains on track to win the race to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister, Bloomberg reported. Some 60% of the 961 Tory members polled by the influential website said they favored Truss to become the Conservative Party’s new ...

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Sunak: Rushdie attack a ‘wake-up call’ on Iran

Rishi Sunak, one of two candidates seeking to become Britain’s next prime minister, said Friday’s attack on author Salman Rushdie should serve as a wake-up call to the West over Iran, the Sunday Telegraph reported. Indian-born author Rushdie, who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his novel “The Satanic Verses”, was stabbed in the ...

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First minister switches sides to back Liz Truss in race to be prime minister

Stepping out in support of Liz Truss, Welsh Secretary Sir Robert Buckland has become the first Cabinet minister to publicly switch sides in the Tory leadership contest. Sir Robert had initially backed Rishi Sunak in the race to succeed Boris Johnson, citing his ability to lead the country through “challenging economic times.” But in an article for The Daily Telegraph, ...

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UK PM hopeful Sunak scores surprise debate win over rival

Rishi Sunak on Thursday appeared to score a surprise win with a studio audience at a key debate with frontrunner Liz Truss in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister. While opinion polls back Truss to win the vote among Conservative party members, those sitting in the audience at the Sky News debate overwhelmingly supported Sunak in a show ...

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UK invited applications for Chevening Scholarships

The British High Commission has invited applications from Bangladeshis for Chevening Scholarships to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences. Applications will be accepted from August 2 to ...

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Judge says Prince Harry can sue UK govt over security plan

Prince Harry can take the British government to court over his security arrangements in the U.K., a judge in London ruled Friday. Harry and his wife Meghan lost publicly funded U.K. police protection when they stepped down as senior working royals and moved to North America in 2020. The prince wants to pay personally for police security when he comes ...

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