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Janey Godley dropped from Scottish Covid ads after ‘unacceptable’ tweets
Comedian described as Nicola Sturgeon’s alter ego made series of posts using ‘offensive, hurtful language’
The best of British press photography
Images from an exhibition of the best 100 from members of the British Press Photographers' Association.
Lawyers are trying to convince a judge to allow the Scottish government to investigate the Trump Organization under a 'McMafia' order
As prosecutors in Manhattan continue their investigation into the Trump Organization’s finances, attorneys in Scotland are citing its progress to advocate for opening a parallel investigation into how the former US president’s company fi...
George Galloway: After Biden’s addled appearance at the G7, we can only hope he’s never left alone with the nuclear codes
The G7 was predictable theatre macabre, but the US president’s bewilderment and confusion – in stark contrast to the acuity of 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who is still very much on top of her game – will be the lasting memory.
Queen meets Joe Biden at Windsor Castle
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have met the Queen at Windsor Castle.
The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges
The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them faster.”
The ‘Global Britain’ Conundrum
Both London and Washington hope to build democratic alliances. Yet can-and should-they lead them?
Queen's Speech: PM sets out plans to take UK forward after Covid
Boris Johnson has said the government "won't settle for going back to the way things were", as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
What the UK can teach the U.S. (again)
Political trends in the United States and Great Britain often seem to move in parallel, and last week’s local elections across the United Kingdom yield some pertinent lessons for U.S. political parties.
UK’s Johnson says ‘more hot air’ at COP26 climate summit won't keep planet cool, vows to ‘bend ears’ of fellow leaders to do more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned his fellow state leaders that talk alone is insufficient to tackle global warming and must be backed with action, ahead of the UN COP26 climate summit in Britain later this year.
Mukesh Ambani buys Britain's iconic country club Stoke Park for 57 million pounds
Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (“RIIHL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries signed the definitive agreement late on Thursday night.
UK ‘reserves right’ to return to Afghanistan if terrorism flourishes in ‘ungoverned spaces’ – minister
London has left the door open for itself and its NATO allies to return to Afghanistan for another military campaign in the event there is any “threat” to the UK or its allies, the under secretary for the armed forces has said.
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy
Monarchs, heads of state and PMs across the world, both past and present, have been sending heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.
Joe Biden And Other World Leaders Are Paying Tribute To Prince Phillip Following His Death
“At the Queen’s side or trailing the customary two steps behind,” wrote former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, “Prince Philip showed the world what it meant to be a supportive husband to a powerful woman.”
Biden Invites Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping To Virtual Climate Summit
Forty world leaders have been invited to the meeting meant to mark Washington's return to the front lines of the fight against man-made climate change, after former president Donald Trump disengaged from the process.
US activists condemn Boris Johnson’s voter ID plan, accuse him of copying Trump
As Boris Johnson prepares to introduce voter ID laws in the UK, US activist groups such as the ACLU have spoken out against the proposal, comparing its proponents to Donald Trump and warning it would “suppress the vote.”
PM’s Union unit chief quits after less than two weeks in job
Boris Johnson’s main adviser on keeping the UK together has quit after less than two weeks in the post.
Time for a Free Public Registry of Corporate Beneficial Ownership in the U.S.
In the tumult of recent weeks, a major legislative milestone in the American fight against kleptocracy has sneaked by almost unnoticed. It demands our attention, especially because its work is only half done.
Boris Johnson, Joe Biden Vow To Deepen Ties In Their First Call: UK PM's Office
British newspapers reported that Johnson was the first European leader to receive a call from Biden, who earlier spoke to Canadian and Mexican counterparts.
Britons Lament "UK Variant" Label As Virus Strain Spreads Around World
"WHO calls for more intensified measures to fight UK coronavirus variant," CNN announced. "Warnings of huge new spike in US covid-19 cases as UK variant spreads," wrote the New Scientist. "U.K. variant found in Ohio," reported Cleveland....
Charles warns we face more pandemics unless climate change halted
The Prince of Wales said he will ‘absolutely’ get the Covid vaccine when he’s offered it
Golf’s PGA strips major championship from Trump-owned course
PGA will be cancelling all tournaments and instituting a lifetime ban of ever holding events at Trump Courses including stripping Trump of hosting the 2022 PGA Championship.
Boris Johnson condemns 'disgraceful scenes' in US
Boris Johnson has condemned the "disgraceful scenes" in the US, where protesters stormed Congress.
Loujain al Hathloul: Saudi women's rights activist sentenced to almost six years in prison
The imprisonment of Ms al Hathloul is expected to be a point of contention for the incoming Biden administration in the US.
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