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2020

20

Aug

British spy’s account sheds light on role in 1953 Iranian coup

A first-hand account of Britain’s role in the 1953 coup that overthrew the elected prime minister of Iran and restored the shah to power has been published for the first time. The account by the MI6 officer who ran the operation describes how it took British intelligence years to persuade the US to take part in the […]

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Source: EN , The Guardian

12

Aug

Coronavirus: London renters ‘struggling to keep up with rent’

One in four private renters in London are struggling to keep up with their rent, with evictions due to resume in a fortnight, City Hall has said. London mayor Sadiq Khan said the government must act soon to avoid a “tsunami of evictions” before the eviction ban ends on 23 August. Mr Khan has asked […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , BBC

03

Aug

Conservative U.K. Lawmaker Is Arrested Over Rape Accusations

The arrest of the lawmaker, who has not been publicly identified, poses problems for the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. A Conservative lawmaker in Britain was arrested this weekend after a former parliamentary employee accused him of raping her, according to British news reports. The lawmaker, who is said to have once held a […]

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Source: SABAH , NYT

10

Jul

UK: Liz Truss statement on arms sales to Saudi Arabia ‘deeply cynical’

Responding to a House of Commons statement today by the International Trade Secretary Liz Truss on UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK’s Director, said: “This is a deeply cynical move to restart business as usual when it comes to Saudi arms sales. “How the Government can seriously describe a five-year Saudi-led aerial […]

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Source: TRT HABER , AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL UK

08

Jul

Britain Says It Will Resume Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Military sales were suspended over concerns about Saudi human rights violations in Yemen. Now, Britain argues that Saudi violations there are “isolated incidents.” One day after sanctioning 20 Saudis for human rights violations, Britain on Tuesday sent a very different signal to the government in Riyadh, ending a moratorium on arm sales to Saudi Arabia over […]

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Source: TRT HABER , NYT

22

Jun

UK accused of selling arms to Saudi Arabia a year after court ban

British firms fulfilling fighter jet contracts which enable kingdom to wage war in Yemen, despite the trade being ruled unlawful. The government stands accused of ignoring a landmark court ruling restricting UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia. In a judgment handed down a year ago, the court of appeal ruled it was “unlawful” for the government to have […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA

20

May

Covid-19 deaths in care homes top 10,000 – but how did they happen?

Today we learnt that the number of deaths in care homes involving Covid-19 had topped 10,000 across the UK. With the majority of those in care aged over 85, that amounts to almost a million years of life brought to a close by coronavirus. And yet it happened in just a matter of weeks. ITV News has […]

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Source: TRT HABER , itv

27

Apr

Revealed: UK ministers were warned last year of risks of coronavirus pandemic

Ministers were warned last year the UK must have a robust plan to deal with a pandemic virus and its potentially catastrophic social and economic consequences in a confidential Cabinet Office briefing leaked to the Guardian. The detailed document warned that even a mild pandemic could cost tens of thousands of lives, and set out […]

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Source: NTV , The Guardian

20

Apr

Concern over protective kit guidance change

Healthcare workers have been advised to reuse gowns or wear different kit if stocks in England run low. Unions representing doctors and nurses have expressed concerns about the updated Public Health England guidance. It comes as the UK recorded another 888 coronavirus deaths, taking the total number of hospital deaths to 15,464. There have been […]

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Source: TRT HABER , BBC

10

Apr

Hundreds of UK care home deaths not added to official coronavirus toll

Hundreds of people are dying in care homes from confirmed or suspected coronavirus without yet being officially counted, the Guardian has learned. More than 120 residents of the UK’s largest charitable provider of care homes are thought to have died from the virus in the last three weeks, while another network of care homes is […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian