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Runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain, top court says

Runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain, top court says

By LONDON (Reuters) - A UK-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship, because she poses a security risk, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday.Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two school friends. While there, she married an Islamic State fighter. She gave birth to three children, all of whom died as infants, and is now being held in a detention camp in Syria.She was stripped her of her British citizenship in 2019 on...

February 26, 2021
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Runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain, top court says

Runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain, top court says

By LONDON (Reuters) - A UK-born woman who went to Syria as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State should not be allowed to return to Britain to challenge the government taking away her citizenship, because she poses a security risk, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday.Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two school friends. While there, she married an Islamic State fighter. She gave birth to three children, all of whom died as infants, and is now being held in a detention camp in Syria.She was stripped her of her British citizenship in 2019 on...

February 26, 2021
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Duchess Meghan wins privacy battle against 'dehumanizing' tabloid paper

Duchess Meghan wins privacy battle against 'dehumanizing' tabloid paper

By LONDON (Reuters) - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said on Thursday a British tabloid had been held to account for its “dehumanizing practices” after she won a privacy claim against the paper for printing extracts of a letter she wrote to her father.Meghan, 39, the wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, sued publisher Associated Newspapers after its Mail on Sunday tabloid printed parts of the handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.Last month, her lawyers asked Judge Mark Warby to rule in her favour without the need for a trial which...

February 11, 2021
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Judges, not voters, may decide on Scottish independence vote

Judges, not voters, may decide on Scottish independence vote

By LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland’s top civil court dealt nationalists a blow on Friday by declining to rule that the Scottish parliament had the right to call an independence referendum without London’s permission.In the first skirmish of what is likely to become a major legal battle, the Court of Session in Edinburgh said it was premature and hypothetical to challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s power to block a new secession vote.But, with the Scottish National Party (SNP) set for a big win in May’s election to the Edinburgh parliament on the promise of a referendum, the fate of the...

February 5, 2021
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UK sees record daily COVID deaths, London hospitals on brink

UK sees record daily COVID deaths, London hospitals on brink

By , LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom recorded its highest daily death toll on Friday since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as London declared a major incident, warning that its hospitals were at risk of being overwhelmed.With a highly transmissable new variant of the virus surging across Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shuttered the economy and is rushing out vaccines faster than the country’s European neighbours in a bid to stem the pandemic.Britain has the world’s fifth-highest official death toll from COVID-19 at nearly 80,000, and the 1,325 deaths reported within 28...

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January 8, 2021
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UK judge rejects extradition of 'suicide risk' Assange to United States

UK judge rejects extradition of 'suicide risk' Assange to United States

By LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges including breaking a spying law, saying his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide.The United States accuses Australian-born Assange, 49, of 18 offences relating to the release by WikiLeaks of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables which it says put lives in danger.U.S. prosecutors are set to appeal Monday’s decision to London’s High Court, and ultimately the case could go to...

January 4, 2021
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To fight new COVID strain, UK PM Johnson reverses Christmas plans for millions

To fight new COVID strain, UK PM Johnson reverses Christmas plans for millions

By , LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed an effective lockdown on over 16 million people in England and reversed plans to ease curbs over Christmas, saying Britain was dealing with a new coronavirus strain up to 70% more transmissible than the original.Although Johnson and his scientific advisors believe vaccines will still be effective, and the new strain is not more deadly or more serious in terms of the illness caused, he said on Saturday the government had to take urgent action.The number of cases in England has soared in the last two weeks because of the virus...

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December 19, 2020
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PM Johnson congratulates Joe Biden, a win that could pose him problems

PM Johnson congratulates Joe Biden, a win that could pose him problems

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Boris Johnson congratulated Joe Biden on winning the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, although the victory could pose problems for the prime minister because of Biden’s vocal concerns over his Brexit policy.Johnson, dubbed “Britain Trump” by the incumbent Donald Trump, has never met Biden and commentators have suggested he will have to work hard to foster the so-called “special relationship” between the close allies.“Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and to Kamala Harris on her historic achievement,” Johnson...

November 8, 2020
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Take your threats off the table, Johnson tells EU in trade row

Take your threats off the table, Johnson tells EU in trade row

By LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union not to threaten Britain on Saturday, saying a bill which would breach a divorce treaty with the bloc was needed to protect the country’s integrity.With the EU stepping up planning for talks on trade to end without a deal, Johnson has accused its negotiators of threatening to impose a food blockade between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland.“Let’s make the EU take their threats off the table”, Johnson said on Twitter. “And let’s get this Bill through, back up our negotiators, and protect our country.”British...

September 12, 2020
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UK's speedy COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply cut

UK's speedy COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply cut

By , LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will see a significant reduction in the amount of COVID-19 vaccines available at the end of the month due to a cut in manufacturing supply, it said on Wednesday, in a setback to one of the world’s fastest inoculation rollouts.Britain is on track to have given a first COVID-19 shot to half of all adults in the next few days and passed 25 million first shots on Wednesday, making it the most extensive and quickest programme so far in a European country.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the country remained on track to have vaccinated priority groups by April 15...

March 17, 2021
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