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  • Japan, Britain and Italy to announce joint fighter project as early as next week: Sources Dec 02, 2022 07:34 AM IST

    Japan, Britain and Italy to announce joint fighter project as early as next week: Sources

    For Tokyo and London it represents the culmination of ever closer defence ties, which in turn give Britain a bigger security role in Asia and provide Japan with new security partners that can help it counter neighbouring China's growing military power.

  • In Britain, nurses prepare for unprecedented strike over pay Nov 25, 2022 06:30 AM IST

    In Britain, nurses prepare for unprecedented strike over pay

    The industrial action on Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 is unprecedented in the British nursing union's 106-year history, and comes as the state-run National Health Service (NHS) braces for one of its toughest winters ever.

  • Britain appoints barrister to investigate complaints about Deputy PM Dominic Raab Nov 23, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Britain appoints barrister to investigate complaints about Deputy PM Dominic Raab

    Adam Tolley, a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers, will lead the investigation, the terms of reference published by the government said, without saying when it would be completed.

  • Britain says monkeypox shot offers strong 78% protection Nov 22, 2022 09:51 PM IST

    Britain says monkeypox shot offers strong 78% protection

    Monkeypox cases have remained low but the World Health Organisation continues to classify the disease as a global health emergency, its highest level of alert.

  • Ericsson to invest in 6G network research in Britain Nov 22, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Ericsson to invest in 6G network research in Britain

    The Swedish company, which supplies 5G gear to all four British mobile networks, said the 10-year initiative would help drive the development of next-generation 6G networks, which are expected to be commercially available around 2030.

  • Britain to proceed with 2023 revaluation of business properties -Hunt Nov 17, 2022 06:38 PM IST

    Britain to proceed with 2023 revaluation of business properties -Hunt

    Hunt said he would soften the blow on businesses with a 13.6 billion pound ($16.1 billion) support package over the next five years, he told parliament during the presentation of his autumn statement.

  • A new source of economic anxiety in Britain: soaring mortgage rates Nov 17, 2022 06:03 PM IST

    A new source of economic anxiety in Britain: soaring mortgage rates

    Sharp increases in interest rates are set to upend Britain’s housing market and rock the country’s already weak economy. Britain’s homeowners are especially vulnerable because most mortgages have short-term fixed rates, which renew every few years, often every two or five years.

  • UK's Suella Braverman signs pact with France to tackle illegal migration Nov 14, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    UK's Suella Braverman signs pact with France to tackle illegal migration

    The Indian-origin minister is in France to finalise the new arrangement, which will also see specialist UK officers embedded with their French counterparts for the first time as part of the new financial agreement.

  • UK pledges £1 billion to fight AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria Nov 14, 2022 04:25 PM IST

    UK pledges £1 billion to fight AIDs, tuberculosis and malaria

    Britain is historically a major donor to the fund, and its absence generated surprise in global health circles when other world leaders committed $14.25 billion on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in September.

  • Britain, France to sign migrant deal today Nov 14, 2022 11:42 AM IST

    Britain, France to sign migrant deal today

    French interior minister Gerald Darmanin will host his British counterpart Suella Braverman in Paris early on Monday morning to sign an agreement, according to a media invitation issued by France's Interior Ministry.

  • Britain says it has frozen 18 billion pounds worth of Russian assets Nov 10, 2022 03:03 PM IST

    Britain says it has frozen 18 billion pounds worth of Russian assets

    The frozen Russian assets were 6 billion pounds more than the amount reported across all other British sanctions regimes.

  • China lashes out at visit by UK trade minister to Taiwan Nov 07, 2022 03:23 PM IST

    China lashes out at visit by UK trade minister to Taiwan

    China claims Taiwan as its own territory and threatens to annex it by force.

  • Japan hosts multilateral display of naval unity amid East Asia tension Nov 06, 2022 04:33 PM IST

    Japan hosts multilateral display of naval unity amid East Asia tension

    The naval parade in Sagami Bay near Tokyo involved 38 vessels, 18 from friendly countries such as the United States, South Korea, Britain, Australia, Singapore, India and Thailand.

  • Queen Elizabeth 'really hit it off' with Tom Cruise in her final weeks: Report Nov 06, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Queen Elizabeth 'really hit it off' with Tom Cruise in her final weeks: Report

    Describing Queen Elizabeth, Tom Cruise, who had been filming his latest 'Mission Impossible' film in the UK, said: "She's just a woman that I greatly admire."

  • Rishi Sunak declares bank holiday for King Charles's coronation. It may cost UK over £1 billion Nov 06, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak declares bank holiday for King Charles's coronation. It may cost UK over £1 billion

    Rishi Sunak said, "I look forward to seeing people come together to celebrate and pay tribute to King Charles III by taking part in local and national events across the country in his honour."

  • UK man grows 'world's most dangerous plant' at home because he was bored Nov 03, 2022 07:53 PM IST

    UK man grows 'world's most dangerous plant' at home because he was bored

    One man reportedly shot himself dead after being driven mad by the pain when he used the Gympie-Gympie shrub as toilet paper.

  • UK sanctions four Russian steel and petrochemical tycoons Nov 02, 2022 04:51 PM IST

    UK sanctions four Russian steel and petrochemical tycoons

    Those sanctioned included Alexander Abramov and Alexander Frolov, who Britain described as known associates of oligarch Roman Abramovich, who was himself sanctioned earlier this year.

  • Inflation in UK shops rises to highest level on record Nov 02, 2022 06:35 AM IST

    Inflation in UK shops rises to highest level on record

    Consumers are trying various methods to save money on their weekly shop, visiting rival retailers and choosing own-label brands as well as buying more wonky vegetables, frozen food and canned goods

  • Sunak, Hunt say ‘Inevitable’ all Britons will pay more tax Nov 01, 2022 07:23 AM IST

    Sunak, Hunt say ‘Inevitable’ all Britons will pay more tax

    Sunak met with Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt on Monday to discuss tax and spending plans ahead of an economic statement planned for November 17.

  • Does Britain have the heft to play a global role anymore? Oct 31, 2022 11:30 AM IST

    Does Britain have the heft to play a global role anymore?

    The country's descent into economic chaos roiled markets but has raised questions about its role in the new world order that's beginning to take shape

  • UK politicians demand probe into Liz Truss phone hack claim Oct 30, 2022 03:38 PM IST

    UK politicians demand probe into Liz Truss phone hack claim

    The Mail on Sunday said that the hack was discovered when Truss was running to become Conservative Party leader and prime minister in the summer.

  • Russia says British navy personnel blew up Nord Stream gas pipelines Oct 29, 2022 04:59 PM IST

    Russia says British navy personnel blew up Nord Stream gas pipelines

    Russia has previously blamed the West for the explosions last month that ruptured the Russian-built Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines on the bed of the Baltic Sea.

  • Rishi Sunak makes Parliament debut as UK PM, axes more of Liz Truss policies: Here's a look Oct 27, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak makes Parliament debut as UK PM, axes more of Liz Truss policies: Here's a look

    Rishi Sunak has already appointed a government that mixes allies with experienced ministers from the administrations of his two immediate predecessors, Liz Truss and Boris Johnson as he tries to tackle Britain’s multiple economic problems.

  • Rishi Sunak on his new role: ‘Hope to build a Britain where children can light diyas’ Oct 27, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Rishi Sunak on his new role: ‘Hope to build a Britain where children can light diyas’

    As the new British prime minister, Rishi Sunak faces the immense challenge of tackling an economic crisis. But critics wonder if the super-wealthy leader can truly understand people's troubles.

  • Indians have good reason to celebrate Rishi Sunak Oct 27, 2022 07:42 AM IST

    Indians have good reason to celebrate Rishi Sunak

    It’s hard to overstate the symbolic significance of Rishi Sunak’s premiership. He is the first British prime minister of color; the first who is openly and proudly not a Christian; the first child of two immigrants.