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Russia confirms British foreign minister could visit Moscow

Russia confirms British foreign minister could visit Moscow

A possible visit by UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to Moscow is being looked at, Russia has received a corresponding request, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "Such a request (for a visit by UK foreign …

Boris Johnson defies calls to resign over 'partygate'

Boris Johnson defies calls to resign over 'partygate'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defied calls to resign in a feisty performance in Parliament. Pressure on the prime minister grew as one Conservative lawmaker defected to the opposition Labour Party and a former Conservative …

Britain in danger of record "fuel poverty"

Britain in danger of record "fuel poverty"

According to the Observer, the charity National Energy Action has warned of the threat looming over the UK: by the spring, a record will be set for the number of households without money to pay their electricity bills. This situation is …

UK civil servants banned from saying 'Brexit'

UK civil servants banned from saying 'Brexit'

Civil servants have been told to stop saying 'Brexit' and to refer to the UK's departure from the European Union using the date of '31 December 2020,' Daily Mail reported.  A 'style guide' …

Skin signs could be signalling omicron variant

Skin signs could be signalling omicron variant

One of the prevalent symptoms of COVID-19 that many might have not heard about is rash, Daily Express reported. The ZOE COVID Study app reports that based on its frequency skin rash should be considered as “a fourth key …

How Christmas Was Celebrated in the Middle Ages

How Christmas Was Celebrated in the Middle Ages

People in medieval Europe celebrated the Christmas season with 12 full days of feasting and revelry culminating with Twelfth Night and the raucous crowning of a “King of Misrule”, …

COVID-19 cases hit new record in UK

COVID-19 cases hit new record in UK

A record number of daily coronavirus cases have been reported across the UK for the second day running, with 88,376 infections confirmed on Thursday. England's chief medical officer, Prof Chris Whitty, said the Omicron variant could …

UK Omicron infections estimated at 200,000 cases per day

UK Omicron infections estimated at 200,000 cases per day

The NHS will need to exceed 840,000 booster jabs per day in a bid to fight Omicron which is causing around 200,000 new infections per day, the Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said. Javid told MPs that …

“President Heydar Aliyev Rose Of Peace” bred in Britain

“President Heydar Aliyev Rose Of Peace” bred in Britain

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to challenging times in the early years of Azerbaijan’s independence. The country was unstable and fragile with various crises, the economy was in decline, and the war in Karabakh tore the …

First person dies from Omicron variant in UK

First person dies from Omicron variant in UK

At least one patient has died in the United Kingdom after contracting the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. "Sadly at least one patient has now been confirmed to have died …

UK court permits Julian Assange extradition to U.S.

UK court permits Julian Assange extradition to U.S.

Julian Assange can be extradited to the U.S. to face trial on espionage charges over the mass leak of classified and confidential military documents, senior British judges have ruled. The Wikileaks founder, 50, is accused in America of …