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Staff orders news media to leave The White House as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks mid-sentence
British taxpayers footed £300,000 bill SO FAR for court costs in Julian Assange’s extradition saga – reports
The UK government has reportedly spent more than £300,000 in public funds on lawyers and other costs to extradite jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet at White House
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are holding face-to-face talks in the White House.
Covid ‘high alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school
Headteachers’ leader says government must be ready to act amid big rise in numbers absent
High Court orders search of emails & WhatsApp messages of ex-Health Secretary Matt Hancock in Covid testing contracts case
The emails and WhatsApp messages of former British Health Secretary Matt Hancock can be searched, the High Court has ruled amid a court battle over the allegedly unlawful awarding of multi-million-pound Covid testing contracts.
CF Industries: Government to meet CO2 firm's costs to start plant
The government will meet the operating costs of a US-owned fertiliser plant so it can restart production of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the UK after warnings of food shortages.
BBC director general welcomes proposals for ‘distinctly British’ content
Tim Davie says promotion of British talent could counterbalance the ‘globalised algorithmic’ commissioning of TV
Boris Johnson pleads with Jeff Bezos to pay Amazon’s swelling UK tax bill, seemingly to no avail
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has attempted to confront Amazon founder and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos over his company’s minimal tax payments in the country during the UN General Assembly, Downing Street has confirmed.
Johnson aides knew he had crush on me, says Jennifer Arcuri
American businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has said members of Boris Johnson's staff knew he had a "crush" on her when he was mayor of London.
Britain’s hopes of early post-Brexit trade deal with US appear dashed
Little likelihood of progress on free-trade agreement as Biden focuses attention elsewhere, say insiders
‘He has no idea what’s going on’: EasyJet chief advises Ryanair boss to focus on his own airline after merger comments
The boss of easyJet has warned his counterpart at rival Ryanair to stay out of its affairs, after the Irish airline tycoon suggested the British carrier would need to merge with Wizz Air or face being taken over.
Afghanistan: Defence secretary angered over data breach
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said it would be an understatement to say he was angered by a data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who worked for UK forces.
Starmer risks ‘civil war’ over Labour leadership election rules change
Move to put proposals to vote at party conference comes under fire from Momentum and some unions
Judge rules banker was ‘plainly sexist’ to refer to women as ‘birds’ in discrimination case
A British judge has ruled that the term “bird” is a “plainly sexist” slur towards women, after a Barclays investment banker claimed that she was mistreated by her boss who continually used the word when speaking to her.
"US Has No Closer, More Reliable Ally Than Australia," Says Joe Biden
Earlier, Joe Biden met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Boris Johnson dismisses fears over tough winter
Boris Johnson has said people should not worry about putting food on the table this winter, amid surging energy prices and a cut to universal credit.
Johnson’s staff knew he had a crush on me, says Jennifer Arcuri
US businesswoman gives evidence to London Assembly committee about friendship with mayor
UK schools shouldn’t close again even if Covid infections rapidly spike – England Children’s Commissioner
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has stated that the UK government should “never” close schools again, even if Covid cases spike again, warning that students have already suffered “immense” harm.
Johnson says energy price rises are short-term
The prime minister says he does “not believe people will be short of food” amid reports of some empty supermarket shelves.
Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways
Priti Patel and Grant Shapps want injunction this week, which could lead to protesters being jailed
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