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France refuses to be held ‘hostage’ to British politics
France will not be held hostage to Britain’s domestic politics over the Channel migrant crisis, the country’s interior minister has said, signaling, however, readiness to negotiate with London.
UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders
Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southe...
If You Have Enough Money, You Might Want to Buy These Military Aircraft
Are you interested in purchasing a powerful aircraft? If so, you are in luck. The military is selling certain units to civilians! Of course, this is not going to come cheap. You better be ready to spend an arm and leg if you want to brin...
Too Early To Know If New Covid Variant Needs New Vaccine: EU Medical Body
The EU has reacted with concern to news of the new strain, proposing that member states stop all flights to and from southern African where it was first discovered.
Boris Johnson to shake up business advisory council amid backlash at CBI speech
Downing Street officials have started working on an overhaul of the Build Back Better Council, which advises Boris Johnson on a range of economic and business issues, Sky News learns.
Free market didn’t work: How a major business boss admitted the failure of capitalism
‘Capitalism has failed’ was the essence of Confederation of British Industry Director General Tony Danker’s message to its annual conference – presumably motivated by being on the right side of history.
UK's Johnson shocked by migrants' deaths, calls for France to do more
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "shocked and appalled" by the deaths of at least 31 migrants in the English Channel on Wednesday, and called for France to do more to deter people from attempting the crossing.
3 Americans Found Guilty In Black Man's Murder In US
Black jogger's murder in US: Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan face potential life in prison for the February 2020 shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
Fading Credibility: Might Peppa Pig Babble Be the Last Straw in a Series of BoJo's Blunders?
UK PM Boris Johnson's clumsy Peppa Pig World remarks during a Monday speech at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference have sparked credibility concerns within his own party. British academics have discussed whether BoJo's...
Football club-owners face new licensing regime in bid to avert future collapses
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch will outline plans this week for a new licensing regime focused on financial sustainability for the owners of English professional football clubs, Sky News learns.
Cyber-flashing likely to become a criminal offence - Dorries
Ministers are working towards making the unsolicited sending of obscene images via wi-fi or Bluetooth a criminal offence, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said.
AstraZeneca's pledge to poorer nations as it seeks COVID jab profits from next year
The pharmaceutical company's chief executive defends the company's decision to start making profits from its COVID-19 vaccine, saying that countries with "low purchasing power" will be spared.
Boris Johnson stumbles through speech to business leaders - praising Peppa Pig and comparing himself to Moses
The speech was billed as an opportunity for Mr Johnson to set out how his green policies could contribute to the government's "levelling up" agenda.
Electric vehicles: New homes will be required to have EV charging stations from 2022, Boris Johnson to announce
The UK government wants to ban the sale of traditional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, with hybrids allowed until 2035.
Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid
"It's relentless -- relentless," sighed nurse Claudiu Ionita, standing in front of a line of gurneys in Bucharest University Hospital's morgue. On each gurney lay a body inside a black plastic bag.
Our focus on past bad behaviour is blinding us to the wrongs of today
Society’s compulsive need to rake over retrospective sins means that we fail to focus on wrongdoing in the here and now. We should not prioritise retrospective punishment over contemporary justice.
How blatant lying became par for the course in politics
Falsehoods, half-truths and spin have been a feature of politics since the dawn of time, but a new book reveals how, even in the age of ‘fact checkers’, our leaders have been spouting absolute whoppers at an astonishing rate.
Covid is surging in Europe. What does it mean for the UK?
As the days get shorter and we huddle indoors, memories of 2020’s catastrophic winter are close at hand. Now a new surge of coronavirus cases is spreading across Europe. But as well as notes of caution, there are good reasons to hope tha...
Germans, Austrians line up for shots as COVID cases soar across Europe
Germans and Austrians are rushing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections soar across Europe and governments impose restrictions on the unvaccinated, figures showed on Wednesday.
Russian "Military Adventurism" Would Be "Tragic Mistake": UK
"I think it would be a tragic, tragic mistake for the Kremlin to think there was anything to be gained by military adventurism," Boris Johnson said.
Queen Elizabeth Hosts In-Person Reception After Health Fears
The 95-year-old monarch withdrew from an annual event remembering Britain's war dead on Sunday with a "sprained back", the latest of several cancelled appearances that have added to fears about her health.
Greta Thunberg says 'many loopholes' in COP26 pact
Greta Thunberg has said the eventual agreement struck at COP26 was "very vague" with many loopholes.
"Blah, Blah, Blah": Activist Greta Thunberg On UN Climate Deal
During the conference, Greta Thunberg and other activists had denounced the way it was playing out, arguing that world leaders had failed to match their words with real action.
UK's Queen Elizabeth Suffers 'Sprained Back': Buckingham Palace
A palace statement said Queen Elizabeth II, having sprained her back, has decided she will not be able to attend today's Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph.
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