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UK Postal Union says strikes looming over pay dispute

LONDON, England: The UK's Communication Workers Union said Post Office workers would hold a one-day strike, coinciding with a walkout ...


Largest number ever awaiting health care in UK, says report this week

LONDON, England: England's healthcare problems continue to stack up, as the number of people awaiting routine hospital treatment has risen ...


UK summons China envoy over 'aggressive' escalation of Taiwan conflict

LONDON, England: After a furious China extended its largest-ever military exercises to encircle Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ...


After polio found in sewage, London offers booster to children

LONDON, England: Local health authorities announced this week that following the discovery of the polio virus in the city's sewage ...


Nicholas Evans, author of 'The Horse Whisperer,' passes away at 72

Washington [US], August 16 (ANI): Nicholas Evans, a British journalist and author best known for penning "The Horse Whisperer," which ...


Boris Johnson resigns as British PM

LONDON, 7th July, 2022 (WAM) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced today his resignation from the leadership of the ...


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Would a new Cold War be in the best interest of the United States?

As China unleashed live-fire military exercises off the coast of Taiwan, simulating a real "reunification by force" operation in the ...

Myanmar deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to serve six additional years in prison

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar - According to a legal official, a court in Myanmar has sentenced former leader Aung San Suu Kyi ...

China, Nepal to build rail, communications network across Himalayas

BEIJING, China: Following a meeting between their foreign ministers, China and Nepal have agreed to build the Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity ...

Heatwave continues in China as temperatures exceed 40C

BEIJING, China: Several regions in China experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, including the major southwestern city of Chongqing.The country's ...

California seeks $1.4 billion to keep nuclear plant open

SACRAMENTO, California: California Governor Gavin Newsom is proposing to give a $1.4 billion government loan to extend the life of ...

With Covid cases increasing, India's New Delhi continues mask mandate

NEW DELHI, India: A government order released to reporters this week said New Delhi will continue to enforce a mask ...

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Saudis buy stake in Russian energy companies, spend billions

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: In a Twitter post published this week, Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding said it had invested in Russian ...

Asian stocks rally across the board, Nikkei 225 surges 354 points

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stock markets across the Asia Pacific region rallied on Wednesday.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 surged 353.86 ...

Poor crane, inexperienced operator among causes of tragic deaths by girder fall

DHAKA, Bangladesh A preliminary investigation into the tragic crane accident that killed five people in Uttara on Monday has found ...

Proposed Vietnam bullet train would run north-south 960 miles

HANOI, Vietnam: The Vietnamese government is considering building a high-speed railway, with a possible cost of up to $58.7 billion, ...

U.S. stocks have mixed day, Nasdaq Composite slides 26 points

NEW YORK, New York - Stocks were decidedly mixed in the U.S. on Tuesday as investors struggled to make a ...

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UK Labor Party calls for limit on energy prices

LONDON, England: Reports from the UK's opposition Labour Party said its leader, KeirStarmer, will call for a freeze on energy ...


UK Postal Union says strikes looming over pay dispute

LONDON, England: The UK's Communication Workers Union said Post Office workers would hold a one-day strike, coinciding with a walkout ...


Largest number ever awaiting health care in UK, says report this week

LONDON, England: England's healthcare problems continue to stack up, as the number of people awaiting routine hospital treatment has risen ...


UK summons China envoy over 'aggressive' escalation of Taiwan conflict

LONDON, England: After a furious China extended its largest-ever military exercises to encircle Taiwan following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ...


After polio found in sewage, London offers booster to children

LONDON, England: Local health authorities announced this week that following the discovery of the polio virus in the city's sewage ...


Labor shortages hit UK harvest

The value of food wasted could be more than €60 million, a farmers union warnsAround Pound 60 million ($75 million) ...


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