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Nationwide strikes hit the UK

Half a million people from across the public sector came out on the streets or joined picket lines in England and Wales demanding better pay and conditions in what has been described as the biggest coordinated industrial action in decades. Among those on the streets are some 300,000 teachers on …

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Iran announces retaliatory sanctions on dozens of EU, UK individuals, entities

Iran on Wednesday announced sanctions against 34 individuals and entities from the European Union and the United Kingdom, days after Brussels and London imposed a fresh round of sanctions targeting Iranian officials and organizations. The ministry said the individuals and entities were designated because of “supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, …

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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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