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GSK’s Walmsley battles hostile investors and Covid slump

The head of the British pharmaceutical giant GSK, Emma Walmsley, will present the company's quarterly results on Wednesday as criticism mounts...

Cameroon refugee achieves Olympic dream after UK ordeal

Cyrille Tchatchet II is preparing to make history at the Tokyo Olympics -- seven years after finding himself homeless and penniless on Britain's...

E.Guinea closing UK embassy over sanctions against president’s son

The central African state of Equatorial Guinea announced Monday it was closing its embassy in London after Britain imposed sanctions against...

London roads flood as storms roll in

Buses and cars were left stranded when roads across London flooded on Sunday, as repeated thunderstorms battered the British capital.

Charles and Diana’s ‘wedding of the century’

Their fairy-tale marriage 40 years ago this month was dubbed the "wedding of the century".

Britain hits five individuals with anti-graft sanctions

Britain on Thursday placed sanctions on five individuals around the world including the son of Equatorial Guinea's president, as part of its...

Airport echoes with sobs and farewells in Hong Kong exodus

Twice a day Hong Kong's virtually deserted airport fills with the sound of tearful goodbyes as residents fearful for their future under China's...

Dozen Thai student activists charged with royal defamation

A dozen Thai pro-democracy student activists were charged with royal defamation and sedition on Thursday, their lawyers said, over a rally last...

Britain, Australia brace for UNESCO world heritage rulings

The world heritage committee of the UN's cultural agency UNESCO begins debating Friday its list of World Heritage sites, with Australia and Britain...

UK policeman pleads guilty to murder of London woman

A British police officer on Friday pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman whose disappearance sparked outrage and a national debate about women's...

Merkel frets about Euro finals crowds in London

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday raised fears about the potential for close-contact spread of the coronavirus when London hosts the...

Princes William and Harry reunite for Diana statue tribute

Princes William and Harry set aside their differences on Thursday to unveil a new statue of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have...

EU children in care face uncertain post-Brexit future

Children like Adam and Nastashia are already scarred from the trauma of a troubled upbringing and being placed in care, but Brexit has placed...

‘Must do more’ : British royals reveal staff diversity data

Britain's royal family for the first time revealed how many ethnic minority staff it employs on Thursday, and admitted it has not made sufficient...

Russia says it fired warning shots at UK ship

Russia on Wednesday said it fired warning shots at a British navy destroyer in the Black Sea after it violated the country's territorial waters,...

Thai authorities warn against planned pro-democracy protest

Thai authorities warned demonstrators against gathering to mark the anniversary of the Siamese Revolution on Wednesday, citing the kingdom's...

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