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South Africa has received a consignment of 450 gasoline generators donated by China to alleviate the country's severe power cuts. 📸: Getty Images t.co/7TOAMJgfsP
Quick Glance: Africa: 70-year-old Ugandan Gives Birth to Twins
- Safina Namukwaya became pregnant with twins after IVF treatment
- The Women's Hospital International and Fertility Centre in Kampala confirmed the birth
- China donated 450 gasoline generators to alleviate South Africa's power cuts
- The generators will be officially received by South Africa's Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Tens of thousands march against antisemitism in London including U.K. ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Greek officials angry after UK's Sunak scraps leaders' meeting over Parthenon Marbles
Quick Glance: Greece, UK Dispute: Parthenon Sculptures Clash
- Controversy over Parthenon sculptures displayed in the British Museum.
- Canceled meeting due to disagreement on revisiting resolved matters.
- Sculptures divided between London and Athens.
- Dispute jeopardized global issue discussions, including wars and climate crisis.
New Zealand to ban mobile phones in schools: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon's government is looking to fight falling literacy rates.
Return the Parthenon marbles. The British Museum has too much stuff anyway : These relics from the fountainhead of European culture don’t belong in a cold ...
Rishi Sunak will not rush through laws for Rwanda scheme: New legislation must be watertight, prime minister says
After Russia's 'betrayal,' Armenia seeks new allies to ensure its security: The loss of Nagorno-Karabakh has strengthened Armenian Prime Minister Nikol ...
Just Stop Oil activists target Sunak’s London home: Protesters bang pots and pans and denounce PM as a climate criminal as Cop28 begins
Electric cars and energy-efficient aircraft: British government wants to boost industry with billions
New Zealand plan to drop smoking ban draws line under Jacinda Ardern era: Prime Minister Christopher Luxon to also reverse prohibition on new oil and gas ...
Quick Glance: New Zealand Smoking Ban Reversal Sparks Health Expert Criticism
- New Zealand passed laws in 2022 to restrict and eventually ban cigarette sales to future generations.
- Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in New Zealand, and the policy aimed to prevent young generations from picking up the habit.
- Health experts strongly criticized the sudden reversal.
- The announcement of the government's repeal of the laws shocked health experts who believed the policy would remain untouched.
Turkey expects to ratify Sweden's NATO accession 'within weeks' - Swedish minister
Quick Glance: NATO Urges Continued Support for Ukraine
- Stoltenberg urges NATO members to continue supporting Ukraine in its battle against Russia.
- The US has provided over $40bn in security aid to Ukraine and pledged to back Kyiv for as long as necessary.
- Recent pledges from Germany and the Netherlands worth $11bn show NATO's commitment to supporting Kyiv.
- Ukraine's Foreign Minister will lobby for continued NATO backing at the summit despite concerns over the future of Western support.
David Cameron’s Desperate Return to British Politics: The default move by Britain’s Conservative Party, when in trouble, is to summon a posh bloke.
Quick Glance: Braverman's Sharp Attack on Sunak After Dismissal
- Braverman launches scathing attack on PM Sunak, accusing him of abandoning secret promises.
- Former home secretary criticizes Sunak's record in government after her dismissal.
- Braverman criticizes Sunak in a letter, accusing him of betrayal.
- She thanks the PM for the dismissal but criticizes his governance and lack of support.
'Vote of confidence': UK hails $37 billion of foreign investment: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced 29.5 billion pounds ($36.8 billion) of private sector ...
Quick Glance: Investment Surge
- Global FDI conference held in historic palace
- Sunak welcomes foreign investments, refrains from subsidy pressure
- Britain slips in FDI ranking
- Britain encourages investments from China for economic modernization
Britain's Sunak tries to reclaim climate narrative with $2 bln pledge: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will pledge 1.6 billion pounds ($2 billion) in funding at the U ...
Tens of thousands march in London calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza: LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people turned out on central London’s streets ...
The Crown, the Cabinet and the UK’s legacy of slavery: The story of the merchant whose descendants include King Charles and minister Jeremy Hunt illuminates the ...
Nissan invests $1.4 bln to build two new EV models in Britain: Nissan (7201.T) said on Friday it would pump 1.12 billion pounds ($1.4 billion) into its British ...
Quick Glance: Nissan to Produce Two New Electric Models in Sunderland
- Japanese carmaker expected to invest around £1bn in its UK plant
- Decision to manufacture electric successors in Sunderland aided by financial support from the British government
- Manufacturing electric successors in Sunderland removes uncertainty about the future of the 6,000-worker plant
- Announcement is a boost for the UK car industry in transitioning to electric vehicles
The other Elgin behind the ‘stolen’ marbles in the British Museum: Mary Nisbet, the Countess of Elgin, helped fund the taking of the Parthenon sculptures ...
Sunak courts international investors with UK’s ‘low tax approach’: British prime minister uses summit to unveil nearly £30bn in pledges and MoUs with global ...
Rishi Sunak ‘agreed secret migrant deal’ with Suella Braverman: The prime minister gave ‘assurances of support’ to the former home secretary’s plans to reduce ...
Tens of thousands march against antisemitism in London including UK ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Quick Glance: Thousands March Against Antisemitism in London, With Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
- Tens of thousands march against antisemitism in London, supported by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
- Organizers call it the largest gathering against antisemitism in London for almost a century.
- Marchers wave Israeli flags and Union Jacks and hold placards with slogans like 'Never Again Is Now' and 'Zero Tolerance for Antisemites'.
- Counterprotesters, including Tommy Robinson, criticized antisemitic incidents and signs at the protests.
Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The Pogues and a laureate of booze and beauty, dies at age 65
Quick Glance: Pogues Frontman Shane MacGowan Passes Away at 65
- The frontman of The Pogues, Shane MacGowan, has passed away at the age of 65.
- In recent years, MacGowan had been battling various health issues and was recently treated for an infection in Dublin.
- Thanks to the 1987 hit Fairytale Of New York, the Irish star will forever be associated with the festive season.
- MacGowan was known as a punk rebel and for his excessive lifestyle, which also took a toll on his health.
Greece versus Great Britain: Sculpture dispute escalates - meeting of the prime ministers canceled
Quick Glance: Flight Powered by Fat and Sugar Crosses Atlantic
- Virgin Atlantic tests sustainable fuel on London to New York flight
- Fuel made from waste fats and plant sugars emits 70% less carbon
- Experts see sustainable fuels as crucial for reducing aviation industry's carbon footprint
- Sustainable Aviation Fuels currently account for about 0.1% of airlines' fuel consumption
Rishi Sunak’s positive vision could pave way for tax cuts: Rishi Sunak is expected to pave the way for tax cuts by setting out a positive vision for the economy ...
Quick Glance: Jeremy Hunt Plans Tough Decisions on Benefits and Inheritance Tax
- Chancellor Jeremy Hunt plans difficult decisions to reform the welfare state while cutting inheritance tax.
- Hunt emphasizes no easy way to reduce the tax burden and highlights the importance of the inflation decline.
- He announces it is the crucial moment for economic growth and refuses to disclose details about tax cuts.
- It is expected that Hunt is considering a cut to inheritance tax to gain party support.
Can Rishi Sunak call an early general election — and would he?: The PM is buoyed by figures suggesting 20 per cent of voters have yet to make up their minds ...
Rishi Sunak says lower inflation has opened way to UK tax cuts : In run-up to Autumn statement, prime minister sets battle lines for coming general election
King Charles III honors K-pop band Blackpink: King Charles III honored the K-pop band Blackpink. He saluted their work in raising awareness among young people ...
Tech companies to sign agreement with UK government to tackle online fraud: Eleven of the world's biggest tech companies, including Amazon.com (AMZN.O) ...
UK inflation slows sharply to 4.6%: Bigger than expected fall allows Rishi Sunak to say he has met pledge to halve rate of price rises
Quick Glance: Surprising Drop in US Producer Prices in October
- Last month saw the largest decrease in the producer price index for final demand since April 2020 at 0.5%.
- The PPI increased by 1.3% in the 12 months through October, following a 2.2% rise in September.
- Goods prices experienced a 1.4% decline in October, with a 15.3% decrease in gasoline prices being responsible for over 80% of the drop.
- Food prices fell by 0.2%, while prices for light motor trucks decreased.
The U.K. Supreme Court has struck down a plan to send asylum-seekers to Rwanda: In a major defeat for the British prime minister, the Supreme Court has ruled the ...
Quick Glance: Supreme Court Ruling Deems Rwanda Asylum Policy Unlawful
- The Supreme Court overturns a Court of Appeal decision, declaring the deportation policy to Rwanda unlawful.
- This decision means the flagship policy cannot proceed in its current form.
- Flights were grounded following the Court of Appeal ruling last June due to a lack of human rights safeguards.
- The Supreme Court decision leaves the £140m Rwanda scheme in tatters, with uncertain prospects for similar deals with other nations.
Britain to pay households to use less power on Friday evening: Britain's National Grid (NG.L) will pay some households to use 550 megawatts less electricity ...
Far right Wilders wins 'massive' and 'shocking' Dutch election - UPI.com
Quick Glance: Geert Wilders and the Dutch Election Impact
- The rise of hard-right parties in the political landscape
- Geert Wilders's victory in the Dutch election on November 22nd has received praise from across Europe, particularly from right-wing political groups.
- Mr. Wilders's presence poses a challenge for the EU, accustomed to navigating differences between centrist parties of the left and right.
- The likelihood of further success for hard-right parties in upcoming elections is high.
‘Hissy fit’: Sunak accused of losing his Marbles in centuries-old dispute: A visit by the Greek prime minister to London this week has reignited a 200-year-old ...
Covid inquiry: Eat Out to Help Out was a surprise, Chris Whitty says: The family of one of the country’s most senior medical advisers received death threats over ...
Thailand prime minister says 12 Thai hostages released from Gaza: Thailand’s prime minister said 12 Thai hostages have been released from Gaza and are safely in ...
Rishi Sunak’s autumn statement to push benefit claimants into work: Rishi Sunak will end the “national scandal” of two million people who are out of work by ...
Britain's King Charles to push for global action on climate in COP28 speech: Britain's King Charles will give an opening address to the U.N. COP28 climate summit ...
Call to close visa route for cheaper foreign staff: Dancers and graphic designers on ‘shortage’ list
Cabinet reshuffle live: Andrea Jenkyns files letter of no confidence in Sunak: Key momentsCameron first former PM to return for more than 50 yearsEx-minister ...
Dublin riot: Police arrest 34 people for rioting after school stabbing: Ireland’s prime minister on Friday condemned anti-immigrant protesters who rampaged ...
UK reaches deal with unions which could end senior doctor strikes: The British government and medical trade unions said on Monday they had reached a deal which ...
UK expands HIV screening programme as Elton John addresses lawmakers: Singer Elton John addressed British lawmakers on Wednesday as the government announced ...
Babcock awarded £121million future submarine contract: Two contracts, worth collectively over £100 million, have been awarded to Babcock to support the ...
Sunak says 'more to do' to bring down migration as minister pressures him with radical plan
Matt Hancock’s hopes of restoring his reputation lie in tatters: Asked at the Covid Inquiry why so many witnesses had called him a liar, the best Hancock could ...
Canada PM Trudeau says his main rival abandoning Ukraine due to Trump influence: Canada's Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said his main political ...
Quick Glance: Trudeau Accuses Main Rival of Betraying Ukraine
- Trudeau criticizes conservative rejection of trade agreement with Ukraine
- Conservative lawmakers oppose the agreement, supported by other parties
- Trudeau accuses conservative party of succumbing to Trump's influence
- Trudeau emphasizes the need to support Ukraine and condemns conservative stance
Nearly 80% of British teenagers have used generative AI: Ofcom report on digital habits finds that YouTube has overtaken Facebook as UK’s most visited website
Sunak rejects call from Argentina’s new president for talks on Falklands: Rishi Sunak has rejected a proposal by the newly elected Argentine president to enter ...
Putin has arrived in Minsk, Belarus for CSTO summit. Explore Belarus local news alerts & today's headlines geolocated on live map on website or application ...
Rishi Sunak ‘will do what’s necessary’ on Rwanda despite cabinet row: Rishi Sunak is facing cabinet opposition over plans to opt out of European human rights ...
Crowning Glory: The Story Behind Kate Middleton's Rare Tiara Moment: Kate Middleton stunned the world with her latest look, which included a rare tiara that ...
Nicola Sturgeon powerless to stop legacy going up in smoke: Scotland's former First Minister has shared career highs and lows with New Zealand's ex-Prime ...
Former Wilko chair says Liz Truss's mini-budget pushed company over the edge: Speaking to MPs on the Business and Trade Committee, Lisa Wilkinson said there were ...
What kind of legacy does Rishi Sunak want to leave behind?: Outgoing British governments can bequeath a total mess or embed their preferences
Rishi Sunak says net migration must come down: Rishi Sunak has said net migration must “come down to more sustainable levels”, but declined to apologise for ...
In a cautious EU, Spain stands out as vocal Israel critic: Pedro Sánchez, Spain's newly reappointed prime minister, who has promised to recognize the State of ...
David Cameron: a return from the political wilderness : The former premier needs a second act after his own spell in Downing Street left him carrying Brexit and ...
UK PM Sunak: net migration is too high: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Friday said the level of migration into the UK was too high and needed to come down ...
Rishi Sunak says he abhors antisemitism from all, including Musk
Quick Glance: Twitter Successor X: Musk Insults Defecting Advertisers
- Elon Musk lashes out at major advertisers who have withdrawn from X.
- Musk warns that a boycott by advertisers will kill X (formerly Twitter).
- Musk emphasizes that he is not an antisemite and that the visit to Israel was unrelated to the controversy surrounding his X post.
Migration to the UK Still Near Record Despite Sunak’s Clampdown: A near-record number of long-term migrants came to the UK in the year ending June ...
How can Rishi Sunak bring down high immigration?: Immigration is fast becoming Rishi Sunak’s Achilles’ heel. His efforts to tackle illegal migration are in ...
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