UK

Hundreds of asylum-seeking children missing from UK govt. hotels

Hundreds of asylum-seeking children have gone missing from hotels managed by the British government, the country’s immigration minister Robert Jenrick told the parliament on Tuesday, prompting calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said around 200 children have gone missing since July 2021, although the number could be higher. …

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UK public employees march on PM’s office as austerity, cost-of-living crisis bite

British government employees have gathered in front of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office in London to protest against working conditions and wages, as the wave of strikes and protests over pay continues nationwide. The protest was attended mostly by healthcare workers, union representatives, and other labor forces from different industries. The demonstrators chanted slogans and …

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India accuses BBC of ‘colonial mindset’

The BBC documentary features the findings of a British inquiry into the 2002 deadly riots, which reveals PM Modi failed to stop the violence. India’s foreign ministry on Thursday dismissed a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that questioned his leadership during the deadly 2002 Gujarat riots as “propaganda”. …

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Over 45,000 migrants made Channel crossing to the UK in 2022

More than 45,000 migrants crossed the Channel to the UK from mainland Europe in 2022, surpassing the previous year’s record by more than 17,000, according to government figures released Sunday. The issue has become a huge political problem for the Conservative government, which has promised to bring down illegal immigration …

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UK faces winter of strikes as workers demand higher pay

Britain faces widespread industrial unrest in the run-up to the Christmas holiday and into January as workers struggling with double-digit inflation resort to strike action to demand better pay and working conditions. Below are some of the industries in which labour unions have undertaken or threatened strikes, echoing actions across …

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UK’s Sunak to pledge more military aid to Ukraine

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak plans to use his first major foreign policy speech to vow commitment to sustaining and possibly stepping up military aid to Ukraine. “We will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes,” read an excerpt of a speech, which Sunak is slated to deliver …

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UK’s Supreme Court blocks Scotland’s independence bid

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) has unanimously rejected a bid by Scotland’s government to hold a fresh referendum on independence, saying Edinburgh cannot do it without Westminster’s consent. On Wednesday, the UKSC’s President Lord Reed ruled that the Scottish Parliament did not have the power to legislate …

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