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Estelle Shirbon

UK's COVID testing system hit by Roche supply chain glitch

08 Oct 2020

LONDON Britain's COVID-19 testing system faced more disruption on Wednesday after logistical problems at a Roche warehouse delayed the dispatch of some of the Swiss pharmaceutical giant's products.

Concerned about Channel crossings, UK minister vows to toughen asylum rules

04 Oct 2020

LONDON Britain's interior minister pledged on Sunday to reform what she described as a broken asylum system and to stop people arriving through illegal routes from making "endless legal claims to remain in our country".

London's Royal Opera House to sell Hockney painting to survive COVID crisis

04 Oct 2020

LONDON London's Royal Opera House is to sell a 1970s painting by David Hockney as it seeks to raise cash to get through the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst crisis in its history.

UK judge to give Assange's U.S. extradition verdict early next year

01 Oct 2020

LONDON A British judge said on Thursday she would give her decision early next year on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States to face 18 charges including espionage.

Send them to Moldova? Build a sea wall? UK's asylum 'brainstorm' under fire

01 Oct 2020

LONDON The British government came under fire on Thursday after newspapers revealed it had studied housing asylum seekers on disused oil rigs, banishing them to camps in Moldova or Papua New Guinea, or building floating walls in the sea to keep them out.

Paint it black: UK postboxes change colour to honour Black Britons

30 Sep 2020

LONDON Four of Britain's distinctive red postboxes have been painted black and gold and adorned with images by or of illustrious Black Britons, in a novel way of celebrating Black History Month.

UK seeks to seize $39 million from lawyer who helped corrupt Nigerian politician

24 Sep 2020

LONDON British prosecutors launched an attempt on Thursday to confiscate 30.8 million pounds ($39.3 million) from a London lawyer who assisted a Nigerian politician in looting and laundering funds from the oil state he governed.

UK seeks to seize $39 mln from lawyer who helped corrupt Nigerian politician

24 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 24 British prosecutors launched an attempt on Thursday to confiscate 30.8 million pounds ($39.3 million) from a London lawyer who assisted a Nigerian politician in looting and laundering funds from the oil state he governed.

UK concert hall sheds name of slave trader whose statue was toppled

23 Sep 2020

LONDON A concert hall in the English city of Bristol that was named after 17th century slave trader Edward Colston has renamed itself the Bristol Beacon saying the long-debated change was aimed at making everyone feel welcome.

Revealed: the darkness behind the beauty of Britain's great houses

22 Sep 2020

LONDON Feted for their fine architecture and often used as lavish backdrops for period movies, Britain's great estates came under the spotlight on Tuesday for a darker reason: their links to colonialism or slavery.

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