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Background: Who was Qasem Soleimani?
Iran's most powerful military commander, General Qasem Soleimani, has been killed by a US air strike in Iraq. But who was the man behind the 'shadowy figure'?
Quote of the Day
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
UK minister slams schools for uncontested teaching of ‘white privilege’ & ‘inherited racial guilt,’ claiming it BREAKS THE LAW
The UK’s minister for women and equalities has stated that teaching political ideas such as “white privilege” and “critical race theory” as fact is illegal, adding that schools ...
UK PM launches scathing attack on London mayor for 'bankrupting' Transport for London
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of having “effectively bankrupted” Transport for London (TfL) before the pandemic hit, as coronavirus bailou...
People will have to live with coronavirus for ‘evermore,’ says UK expert on govt’s advisory committee
John Edmunds, a British epidemiologist on the government’s Covid-19 advisory committee, warned UK lawmakers that there is very little chance of the coronavirus being eliminated....
State pension to rise £4.40 a week next year in smallest possible increase
The state pension is set to rise by £4.40 a week next year, which is the smallest increase possible.
Pregnant woman Tasered by police lost baby days later
A pregnant woman miscarried days after she was Tasered by a police officer during a fight with her boyfriend.
Britain is entering a postwar reckoning and Boris Johnson needs a vision for the future
The Prime Minister needs to develop a vision equally for solving the major problems that lie ahead in the next decade.
Britain’s 6th-Gen Tempest could sport an avatar co-pilot
Concepts are being developed, whereby a 'virtual co-pilot' could take on some of the pilot’s responsibilities
Britain to conclude one-year spending review in late November
Britain's finance ministry said it will conduct a one-year spending review setting out budgets for government departments and the devolved administrations for 2021-22 which will...
Scientists raise doubts about Britain’s plan to deliberately infect volunteers.
The idea of vaccinating healthy volunteers and then deliberately infecting them with the coronavirus - a plan set in motion for the first time by scientists in London this week ...
Behind the Enigma by John Ferris review – inside Britain's most secret intelligence agency
From codebreakers at Bletchley Park to the crisis surrounding whistleblower Edward Snowden … an authorised history of GCHQ
Britain confirms withdrawal from EU military missions, diplomats say
Britain has formally notified the European Union of its intention to withdraw from the bloc's military missions by the end of this year, EU officials told envoys on Wednesday, d...
Britain's 50-stone fattest man is hoisted out of his flat by CRANE
Jason Holton, 30, from Camberley, Surrey, signed up to JustEat in 2014 and spent £30 a day on takeaways, including doner kebab meat, chips and chicken chow mein.
Britain leaves the door open to foreign yards in $2B supply-ship buy
Unions have been demanding that building the ships, known as Fleet Solid Support vessels, should be an entirely British affair.
Johnson says London transport has been 'bankrupted' by its mayor
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the mayor of London Sadiq Khan had bankrupted the capital's transport system, as the government looked to force Khan to sell off land a...
Prince William refused to attend lunch with Prince Harry amid ‘Megxit,’ royal expert claims
The claim was made by royal biographer and historian Robert Lacey who is also the official consultant on Netflix’s “The Crown.”
London Bridge attack: Convicted murderer Steven Gallant 'did not hesitate' to tackle knifeman
A convicted murderer has said he "did not hesitate" to join the fight against the London Bridge knifeman in November.
Chinese town built to look just like Paris complete with a fake Eiffel Tower
Tianducheng is a replica of Paris complete with its own versions of the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks
Instant Opinion: Brexit Britain can be built on the ‘Microsoft model’
The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.
Apartment Rents Are Plunging in the World's Richest Cities. It's Time For You to Negotiate
Desire for space and stuck-at-home students weigh on formerly desirable areas — but for how long?
Hong Kong virtual bank WeLab is live with Temenos
Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that WeLab Bank, Hong Kong’s first homegrown virtual bank, has publicly launched using cloud-native Temenos Transact to pr...
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