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King Charles’ cancer diagnosis sparks national concern

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed hope for King Charles’ full recovery as news of his cancer diagnosis emerged, triggering an outpouring of support from global leaders. The monarch, aged 75, faces treatment after Buckingham Palace revealed his health condition, drawing attention to the state of Britain’s healthcare system. Sunak conveyed his sentiments, stating, “All Read More…

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U.S. and Britain launch airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, escalating regional tensions

Responding to Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea, the United States and Britain carried out airstrikes from the air and sea against Houthi military targets in Yemen. This development marks a significant regional escalation, expanding the fallout from the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. President Joe Biden emphasised the purpose of the targetted strikes, Read More…

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Britain-Rwanda treaty sealed despite immigration policy blow

Britain solidified a new pact with Rwanda, aiming to circumvent a court ruling impeding its asylum deportation initiative, marking a significant setback to the country’s immigration strategy. The plan to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda encountered a legal obstacle, emphasising a critical blow to the government’s policy. The scheme involving Rwanda remains pivotal in the Read More…

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Rwanda treaty for asylum seekers: UK’s new approach under scrutiny

British Home Secretary James Cleverly’s visit to Rwanda on Tuesday marked the signing of a new treaty aimed at relocating asylum seekers to the African nation. This initiative comes after the UK’s Supreme Court deemed the previous deportation scheme unlawful. The Rwanda plan is a pivotal aspect of the government’s strategy to curtail migration, drawing Read More…

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Masters of the game: Britain plucks Cameron to regain balance

The British are known masters of diplomacy and politics. This is exemplified in the quote by its former Prime Minister Winston Churchill who said: “’Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” That was how Britain, an island in the North Read More…

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UK Supreme Court deems asylum seeker scheme to Rwanda unlawful, impacting PM Rishi Sunak ahead of election

Britain’s Supreme Court delivered a significant blow to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday, ruling the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda as unlawful. This decision, just ahead of an anticipated election next year, rattles Sunak’s immigration policy. The proposed strategy aimed to relocate tens of thousands of asylum seekers, who arrived in Read More…

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Sunak shakes cabinet, appoints Cameron Foreign Secretary

In a surprising move, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak executed a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, appointing former leader David Cameron as the new foreign minister. This decision came after Sunak dismissed interior minister Suella Braverman, whose criticism of the police had jeopardised Sunak’s authority. Sunak’s reshuffle indicates a strategic shift, opting for a more centrist Read More…

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King Charles expresses sorrow for Kenyan independence struggles but stops short of full apology

In a notable moment during his four-day state visit to Kenya, King Charles conveyed his “greatest sorrow and deepest regret” for the atrocities endured by Kenyans during their arduous fight for independence from British colonial rule. However, he refrained from issuing a complete apology, a step fervently sought by survivors of that era and local Read More…

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Rishi Sunak becomes first British Asian PM as Penny Mordaunt draws back

Rishi Sunak will be the first British Asian prime minister after his only surviving challenger dropped out of the Conservative leadership race. Before the nomination deadline on Monday, nearly 200 Conservative MPs publicly backed the former chancellor. Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt withdrew after failing to garner enough backing from MPs. It means that Mr. Sunak Read More…