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Rishi Sunak considers banning cigarettes for next generation: Exclusive: Sources say law could gradually increase smoking age to ultimately prevent sales to ...
Sunak may ban cigarettes in UK for future generations, reports Guardian: People born after a certain date would be blocked from ever being able to buy tobacco ...
Rishi Sunak considers phasing out cigarettes in New Zealand-style ban: The Prime Minister has reportedly been presented with plans for the UK to echo a policy ...
Like New Zealand, Sunak considering banning cigarettes for next generation: Like New Zealand, Sunak considering banning cigarettes for next generation
Sunak considers ban on young people buying cigarettes: Rishi Sunak is considering plans to ban younger generations from ever buying cigarettes and end smoking in ...
Sunak may ban cigarettes in UK for future generations, the Guardian reports: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering introducing measures that would ...
Sunak may ban cigarettes in UK for future generations, say government sources: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is looking at anti-smoking measures similar to ...
Future ban on cigarette ban 'being considered by Prime Minister': England could end up following in the footsteps of New Zealand which aims to eventually ban ...
Three new UK smoking laws being considered by Rishi Sunak in crackdown: On Friday, Whitehall sources said the prime minister was looking at measures similar to ...
Rishi Sunak ‘considering outlawing cigarettes for the next generation’: PM reportedly looking at emulating New Zealand’s ban on tobacco being sold to anyone born ...
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
Just Stop Oil activists target Sunak’s London home: Protesters bang pots and pans and denounce PM as a climate criminal as Cop28 begins
Single West Country mum living off food her daughter doesn't eat: Her heating bills have soared and she can barely afford to buy bread and butter for her ...
Armenian Government OKs 1 Bn Drams Contract to Man On Trial for Defrauding Government
Indian rescuers free all 41 workers trapped in a mountain tunnel for over 2 weeks
After Russia's 'betrayal,' Armenia seeks new allies to ensure its security: The loss of Nagorno-Karabakh has strengthened Armenian Prime Minister Nikol ...
Electric cars and energy-efficient aircraft: British government wants to boost industry with billions
Christopher Luxon's lack of control of Winston Peters 'does not bode well for future' - Hipkins
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.
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 ...
'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
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 ...
Parents in England urged to sign up for free childcare in the new year: From April next year, eligible working parents of two-year-olds will be able to access 15 ...
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.
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 ...
Germany’s Budget Woes Stress Test an Already Shaky Coalition: The German government’s struggle to hammer out a revised budget after a shock court ruling not only ...
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 ...
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 ...
Greece versus Great Britain: Sculpture dispute escalates - meeting of the prime ministers canceled
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.
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
Smokefree legislation would have driven cigarette black market - Christopher Luxon
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
Argentina's right-wing president-elect to meet with a top Biden adviser: Argentine President-elect Javier Milei is getting a meeting with a top Biden aide ...
Leaked document says U.S. is willing to build energy projects in case Snake River dams are breached
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) ...
17m for Bola Tinubu’s Ferry, N1.7b Vehicles for Chief of Staff… More Questionable Contracts in 2023 Lagos State Procurement Records
Quick Glance: Dubious Expenditures in 2023 Lagos State Procurement Records
- Funsho Doherty, the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party, raised concerns in an open letter to the Lagos State Government about questionable projects awarded to contractors in the second quarter of 2023.
- The procurement records revealed that the state government allocated monies to ministries for projects that were part of their core responsibilities.
- The procurement records disclosed that Lagos State currently has a debt stock of N996,440,044,235.35.
- Some of the poignant expenses include N1.7 billion for purchasing vehicles for the Office of the Chief of Staff’s Carpool, N17 million for refitting Bola Tinubu’s ferry, and N54 million for cleaning and maintaining the statehouse, according to the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency.
Taoiseach says he knew there would be ‘big trouble’ last Thursday as Mary Lou McDonald accuses Government of ‘
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 ...
‘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 ...
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 ...
Week in Politics: Winston Peters now second most important person in the government
Geert Wilders’s Dutch election win is a headache for Europe: Hard-right parties are now part of the political landscape
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.
Call to close visa route for cheaper foreign staff: Dancers and graphic designers on ‘shortage’ list
UK expands HIV screening programme as Elton John addresses lawmakers: Singer Elton John addressed British lawmakers on Wednesday as the government announced ...
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 ...
Watch: Christopher Luxon, new ministers sworn in at Government House: Christopher Luxon has been officially sworn in as New Zealand's 42nd prime minister.
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.
Former Labour MP Steve Maharey quits Pharmac, ACC boards as new Government takes office
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 ...
Inside Tube's brand new trains as line gets £2.9bn upgrade: They are expected to enter service in 2025
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 ...
Babcock awarded £121million future submarine contract: Two contracts, worth collectively over £100 million, have been awarded to Babcock to support the ...
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 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
Dublin riot: Police arrest 34 people for rioting after school stabbing: Ireland’s prime minister on Friday condemned anti-immigrant protesters who rampaged ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Sunak says 'more to do' to bring down migration as minister pressures him with radical plan
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 ...
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
What kind of legacy does Rishi Sunak want to leave behind?: Outgoing British governments can bequeath a total mess or embed their preferences
Microsoft's $3.2 bln UK investment to drive AI growth: Microsoft's (MSFT.O) plan to pump 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) into Britain over the next three years ...
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.
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 ...
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