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EU gears up for Brexit showdown with trade deal at stake

EU gears up for Brexit showdown with trade deal at stake

European Union member states are gearing up to consider suspending the bloc’s trade agreement with the UK if London takes concrete action to override parts of the Brexit deal, according to officials. EU ambassadors met Wednesday …

UK sanctions Russian airlines

UK sanctions Russian airlines

Britain said on Thursday it was introducing new sanctions against the Russian airline sector to prevent state-owned Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and Rossiya Airlines from selling their unused landing slots at British airports. The British …

Two more cases of monkeypox found in UK

Two more cases of monkeypox found in UK

Two more cases of monkeypox have been detected in the United Kingdom, health authorities have said. Nine cases in total have now been confirmed since 6 May, all of them in England, the UK Health Security …

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Turkey is a cosmetic surgery hub

Known for its pristine Aegean beaches and architectural wonders, Turkey also draws tourists for its cosmetic treatments

UK foreign secretary calls for creation of global NATO

UK foreign secretary calls for creation of global NATO

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Sunday called for the creation of a global NATO, which will pay more attention to the Indo-Pacific region. She also expressed her "strong support" for Finland and Sweden joining the …

UK slaps new sanctions on Russian media outlets, bankers

UK slaps new sanctions on Russian media outlets, bankers

The UK government expanded its anti-Russian sanctions blacklisting the VGTRK broadcaster and certain journalists from Russia for covering the events in Ukraine, according to a statement by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office made public on …

Britain calls on to leave NATO

Britain calls on to leave NATO

Green Party co-leader Adrian Ramsay said that London should leave NATO after the end of Russia's special operation in Ukraine. "British withdrawal from NATO remains our long-term policy, because we would like more …

UK bans products and technology exports to Russia

UK bans products and technology exports to Russia

The UK government introduces a ban on export to Russia of those products that can be used against the people of Ukraine, according to a statement published on Monday night by the UK Department for International Trade. "The UK has …

Media: UK to switch to jet fuel from vegetable oil

Media: UK to switch to jet fuel from vegetable oil

The UK is planning to produce "green" jet fuel made from used vegetable oil and other waste, the Daily Mail newspaper reported, citing senior industry officials. The Global Britain Commission, whose members are the heads …

UK bans silver and caviar from Russia

UK bans silver and caviar from Russia

London imposed a ban on the import of silver, wood products and high-quality products, including caviar, from Russia, the Department for International Trade said on Thursday. The new sanctions announced today by International Trade …

UK tax service to revoke Moscow Exchange’s status

UK tax service to revoke Moscow Exchange’s status

UK authorities intend to revoke the recognized stock exchange status from the Moscow Exchange, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said in its statement on Tuesday. "The UK’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has …

Situation in Ukraine drives up price of crisps in UK

Situation in Ukraine drives up price of crisps in UK

Britons already facing a cost of living crisis could have to rustle up more cash for a bag of crisps, with experts warning of a 2.2 per cent price rise. Prices of the salty snack have already been driven up by 9.6 per cent in …

UK sanctions Russian top businessmen

UK sanctions Russian top businessmen

President of the Russian oil producer Lukoil Vagit Alekperov, Board Chairman of Sistema Holding Vladimir Evtushenkov and ex-President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin were added to the updated sanction list posted on the website of the UK …

UK inflation hits 30-year high

UK inflation hits 30-year high

British consumer price inflation leapt to its highest level in three decades last month, intensifying the pressure on embattled Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his finance minister Rishi Sunak to ease the cost-of-living squeeze. The …

UK plans one nuclear reactor each year

UK plans one nuclear reactor each year

The U.K. government has pledged to put new nuclear power at the heart of its plan to wean Britain off imported fossil fuels.  In a fresh energy strategy, ministers pledged to deliver the equivalent of one nuclear reactor each year …

USAF B-52 bombers fly 15-hour mission over Europe

USAF B-52 bombers fly 15-hour mission over Europe

B52 bombers conducted a 15-hour long-range mission over Europe and the Mediterranean sea on Tuesday. The United States Air Force planes were escorted by aircraft from Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy and United Kingdom. Two of …

Georgian editions to be displayed at London Book Fair

Georgian editions to be displayed at London Book Fair

A Georgian national stand with up to 200 new book editions, the latest foreign language translations, and catalogues of Georgian publishers will be showcased next month at London Book Fair.  Literature enthusiasts will also be able …