UK royal Kate taking chemotherapy after cancer discovery

Kate, Britain's Princess of Wales, said on Friday she was undergoing preventative chemotherapy after tests taken after she had major abdominal surgery in January revealed that cancer had been present

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Who will become Ireland's next prime minister?

Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday he would step down as Ireland's prime minister and the leader of the governing Fine Gael party, in a surprise move, citing "personal and political" reasons

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UK government pledges extra cash for Muslims' security

The British government on Monday pledged 117 million pounds ($150 million) towards protecting Muslim communities amid a rise in Islamophobia as it promises more action to tackle extremism

UK to ban disposable vapes to prevent use by children

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce plans on Monday to ban the sale of disposable vapes to prevent their use by children, and reiterate the government's intention to introduce a law preventing younger generations from buying tobacco

Four die trying to cross Channel to UK in freezing cold

Four migrants died overnight and a fifth was in critical condition on Sunday after trying to reach Britain from northern France in freezing temperatures, the French maritime authority said

US, UK, Canada sanction dozens on human rights anniversary

Dozens of alleged human rights abusers around the world face new sanctions Friday under a coordinated action by the United States, Britain and Canada to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

UK announces stricter visa measures to reduce net migration

Britain announced plans to slash the number of migrants arriving by legal routes on Monday, raising the minimum salary they must earn in a skilled job by a third, amid pressure on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to tackle record net migration figures

COLLINS DICTIONERY / ‘AI’ named Word of the Year

The abbreviation of artificial intelligence (AI) has been named the Collins Word of the Year for 2023, the

UK's ruling Conservatives suffer two damaging by-election losses

Britain's ruling Conservative Party suffered two damaging by-election defeats to Labour on Friday, boding ill for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his party's chances at the next general election.

UK child-killer nurse facing life sentence

A British nurse will be sentenced on Monday for murdering seven newborn babies and attempting to kill six others while they were in her care

Sunak dealt blow as UK court rules Rwanda deportation plan unlawful

The Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that the British government's plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda is unlawful, dealing a setback to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's campaign to stop migrants crossing the Channel in small boats

Boris Johnson lied to MPs over Covid parties: committee

Boris Johnson deliberately lied to MPs about lockdown-breaking parties during the Covid pandemic that would have seen him face a 90-day suspension had he not quit as a lawmaker, a parliament committee ruled today

UK ex-PM Boris Johnson resigns as MP

Britain's former prime minister Boris Johnson on Friday announced his resignation as an MP, accusing a parliamentary probe into the "Partygate" scandal of driving him out

FBI files uncover plot to kill UK's Queen Elizabeth II

A newly released cache of FBI files has revealed a potential plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during her 1983 visit to California.

Net migration to UK hits ‘record’ 606,000

Net migration in the UK hit a record 606,000 in 2022, official figures showed yesterday, heaping pressure on the government, which has pledged to cut dependency on foreign labour.

Britain to limit migration of foreign students by family

UK will also remove the ability for international students to switch out of the student route into work routes before their studies have been completed

First UK baby with DNA from 3 people born

Doctors in the United Kingdom have delivered a baby with DNA from three people using a special in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique

World leaders congratulate King Charles III, Queen Camilla

Leaders in the United States and Europe sent congratulations to Britain's King Charles III and Queen Camilla on their coronation today, while China called for "cooperation" and "peace"

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