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United Kingdom

2021

14

Jan

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Black mothers in the UK are four times more likely to die in childbirth than their White counterparts. Little is being done to find out why

When pharmacist Ifeoma Onwuka, known to her friends as Laura, went into hospital to have her daughter, she and her husband hoped the delivery would go smoothly, and that they would soon be able to take their new arrival home  to meet her siblings. Onwuka’s labor was induced at James Paget University Hospital in Great […]

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Source: CNN , CNN

04

Jan

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Lethal airstrikes in Yemen ‘left off’ confidential UK record

The government is under pressure to explain why a series of air strikes in Yemen, many involving civilian casualties, have not been recorded in its confidential log of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL). The existence of the database, which has been kept by the Ministry of Defence since 2015, emerged only when the […]

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Source: AA , The Guardian

2020

03

Oct

Home Office moved Covid-affected asylum seekers against orders

The Home Office moved dozens of asylum seekers involved in a Covid outbreak more than 120 miles despite an enforcement order saying they should remain in self-isolation for 14 days, the Guardian has learned. Home Office contractors have been accused of being “beyond reckless” in their handling of the initial outbreak. Among those who were […]

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Source: The Guardian

02

Oct

“Putting migrants on ships off the coast”: Johnson devises a drastic solution to stop immigration

It all started yesterday, with an article from Financial Times, according to which the Johnson government would have considered, among the various options on the table in the fight against irregular immigration, the possibility of transferring all asylum seekers or migrants awaiting status on Ascension Island, a small and rocky British territory in the Sea South […]

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Source: TRT HABER , WT

30

Sep

Priti Patel looked at shipping UK asylum seekers to south Atlantic

Priti Patel asked officials to explore the construction of an asylum processing centre on Ascension Island, a British overseas territory more than 4,000 miles from the UK in the south Atlantic, for migrants coming to Britain. The home secretary’s officials also looked at the possibility of building an asylum centre on St Helena, part of […]

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Source: AA , FT

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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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