Britain

Prince Harry Denied Police Protection When In Britain

The BBC reports: Prince Harry has lost a High Court challenge against the government over the level of his security protection when he is in the UK. The Duke of Sussex failed to overturn a ruling which saw his security status downgraded after he stopped being a “working royal”. The King’s second son launched the legal challenge after being told …

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British Head Of Lettuce Delivers Speech At CPAC

Politico reports: On Thursday, an ousted world leader went to a far-right political conference in the United States to rage about how they and the conservative movement were betrayed by enemies within. No, it wasn’t Donald Trump. It was Liz Truss. The former British prime minister who lasted just seven weeks in office spoke in a hotel conference room that …

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British Court To Rule On Extraditing Assange To US

The Associated Press reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s fight to avoid facing spying charges in the United States may be nearing an end following a protracted legal saga in the U.K. that included seven years of self-exile inside a foreign embassy and five years in prison. Assange faces what could be his final court hearing in London starting Tuesday as …

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Boris Johnson: Tucker Carlson’s Vladimir Putin Interview Was “A Display Of Bum-Sucking Servility To A Tyrant”

The Hill reports: Boris Johnson, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, called out conservative commentator Tucker Carlson for interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Around the world, people are watching that ludicrous interview with Vladimir Putin conducted by Tucker Carlson and we must not fall for this tissue of lies above all for the notion that Putin is somehow …

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Britain Sees “Alarming Surge” In Measles Cases

The medical website Medriva reports: Last week, England experienced a surge in measles cases with a total of 118 new instances confirmed in regions such as the West Midlands, London, Yorkshire, and The Humber. This sudden outbreak of the highly infectious disease has stirred considerable worry among health officials and underscores the critical importance of maintaining robust vaccination protocols and …

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British PM: King Charles’ Cancer Was “Caught Early”

NBC News reports: King Charles III’s cancer was “caught early,” Britain’s prime minister said Tuesday, a day after the revelation of the 75-year-old monarch’s diagnosis. Rishi Sunak’s comments offered the British public new details about the condition, as Prince Harry headed home to see his father and Prince William, the heir to the throne, prepared to step up and take …

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King Charles Diagnosed With Cancer, Palace Says

The BBC reports: King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, says Buckingham Palace. It is not prostate cancer, but was discovered during his recent treatment for an enlarged prostate. The type of cancer has not been revealed, but according to a palace statement the King began “regular treatments” on Monday. Buckingham Palace says the King “remains wholly …

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RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Contestant Wins Libel Lawsuit After Being Called “Pedophile” By Right Wing TV Host

Deadline reports: Laurence Fox has lost his libel case after calling two people including a former Drag Race contestant “paedophiles” on social media. The actor-turned-politician, who was fired by GB News late last year for highly misogynistic remarks, heard his comments labeled “harmful, defamatory and baseless” by a High Court judge this afternoon in London, according to the BBC. Fox …

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King Charles “Doing Well” After Prostate Surgery

The BBC reports: King Charles has had his treatment for an enlarged prostate, after being admitted to hospital on Friday morning. Queen Camilla said the King is “doing well”. He is expected to spend at least one night at the hospital. The procedure was carried out at the London Clinic private hospital, where Catherine, the Princess of Wales had surgery …

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US Embassy Ribs Brits Over Tea-Making “Controversy”

Bloomberg News reports: The US and UK have traditionally enjoyed a so-called special relationship as close allies bound by a common language. But that goodwill has been jeopardized by an American academic who claims that the recipe for a perfect cup of tea includes a pinch of salt. Her advice drew bafflement and derision in the UK, where tea is …

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Boris Johnson: Trump Is “Just What The World Needs”

Boris Johnson writes for the Daily Mail: The biggest threat to the world? Trump? If you look at the facts, you can actually make a case — and I may as well make it now — that a Trump presidency could be just what the world needs. In the cocktail parties of Davos, I am told, the global wokerati have …

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King Charles To Undergo Surgery For Enlarged Prostate

The BBC reports: King Charles III is set to attend hospital next week for treatment for an enlarged prostate. Buckingham Palace said the King’s condition is benign but he will undergo a “corrective procedure”. The 75 year old’s public engagements will be postponed for a short period of recuperation, the palace said. The announcement comes shortly after it was revealed …

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Poll Suggests Election Wipeout For Britain’s Tories

Reuters reports: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party is set for an electoral defeat on a par with its heavy loss to the Labour Party in 1997, according to a YouGov opinion poll published in the Telegraph newspaper. Ahead of an election expected later this year, the poll predicted Labour was on course to win 385 seats in parliament …

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US And UK Carry Out Strikes On Houtis In Yemen

Reuters reports: The United States and Britain have started carrying out strikes against targets linked to Houthis in Yemen, four U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday, the first time strikes have been launched against the Iran-backed group since it started targeting international shipping in the Red Sea late last year. The Houthis, who control most of Yemen, have been targeting …

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London Mayor: Brexit Has Cost UK Economy $178B

Bloomberg News reports: London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Thursday will blame Brexit for costing the UK economy £140 billion ($178 billion), calling on the government to “urgently” rebuild relations with the European Union to stem the decline. Britain’s EU divorce has also meant there are 2 million fewer jobs nationwide than there otherwise would have been, including 290,000 lost positions …

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Britain Imprisons Nazi Podcasters For Terror Threats

The Associated Press reports: A neo-Nazi podcaster who called for the deaths of Prince Harry and his young son received a prison sentence Thursday along with his co-host Thursday. The sentencing judge in London called the duo “dedicated and unapologetic white supremacists” who encouraged terrorism. Christopher Gibbons and Tyrone Patten-Walsh espoused racist, antisemitic, Islamophobic, homophobic and misogynistic views and encouraged …

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US Flight Makes “Drifting, Bouncing” Landing In London

ABC News reports: An American Airlines flight was seen drifting, dipping and bouncing as its crew struggled to make a safe landing at Heathrow International Airport in London Wednesday morning. American Airlines flight 134 from LAX to Heathrow was hit with a strong cross wind at about 11:40 a.m. local time as it tried to make a safe landing on …

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King Charles Delivers Climate-Themed Xmas Message

The Washington Post reports: King Charles III’s annual festive address saw the British monarch posing next to a replantable tree festooned with dried oranges while delivering a message that acknowledged the “growing awareness” of the need to protect the planet. Charles is a noted conservationist known for his strong opinions on climate change. He also made sustainability a key point …

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Prominent Tory Admits Lying About COVID Contracts

ABC News reports: A member of Britain’s House of Lords has acknowledged that she repeatedly lied about her links to a company that was awarded lucrative government contracts to supply protective masks and gowns during the coronavirus pandemic. Underwear tycoon Michelle Mone said that she had made an “error” in denying connections to the company PPE Medpro, and regretted threatening …

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Church Of England To Begin Blessing Same-Sex Couples

Via press release from the Church Of England: A selection of readings and prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and asking for God’s blessing for same-sex couples can be used in Church of England services for the first time from Sunday, December 17, following approval by the House of Bishops. The final texts of Prayers of Love and Faith, commended for use …

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