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Assange lawyer says she saw Trump ally offer to arrange pardon

19 Sep 2020

LONDON A lawyer for Julian Assange told a London court on Friday that she was present when an ally of U.S. President Donald Trump offered to arrange a pardon for the WikiLeaks founder in return for information that would "benefit President Trump politically". | Video

In England, parents despair at COVID dilemma as testing system buckles

17 Sep 2020

BIRMINGHAM/SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England Parents across England are facing a COVID-19 dilemma: their children are not allowed to return to school unless they have a negative coronavirus test, but it is fiendishly difficult to get one as the British testing system buckles.

UK's creaking COVID-19 test system puts health services at risk

16 Sep 2020

LONDON Britain's testing system for COVID-19 was creaking on Tuesday as a bottleneck prevented people including medics from getting a test, with the government saying it may take weeks to resolve the problem.

England brings in more local restrictions as COVID-19 rate soars

11 Sep 2020

LONDON The spread of the coronavirus is accelerating across all parts of England with one study suggesting cases were doubling each week, fuelling concerns further public restrictions could be needed just days before a ban on gatherings comes into effect.

Assange warned he will be removed from extradition hearings if outbursts continue

08 Sep 2020

LONDON Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, was warned by a judge on Tuesday he will be removed from the courtroom and tried in his absence if he continues to interrupt proceedings.

Assange warned he will be removed from London court if outbursts continue

08 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 8 Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States from Britain, was warned by a judge on Tuesday he will be removed from the courtroom and tried in his absence if he continues to interrupt proceedings.

Scottish nationalists announce plans for new independence referendum

01 Sep 2020

LONDON Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday pledged to publish draft legislation for a new Scottish independence referendum, including the question and timing of the vote, before the country's parliamentary election next year.

Irish haulier pleads guilty over Vietnamese truck deaths in UK

28 Aug 2020

LONDON A 40-year-old Irish haulier pleaded guilty on Friday to the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese men, women and boys found dead in the back of a refrigerated truck near London last year.

England axes health agency criticised for COVID-19 response

19 Aug 2020

LONDON England will scrap the government agency responsible for responding to public health emergencies after the country has suffered the highest death rate in Europe from the coronavirus pandemic.

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