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Qatar Airways cancels 6 billion order with Airbus over peeling paint dispute

Airbus has cancelled a $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways for 50 of its new A321neo passenger jets, escalating a legal battle between the two companies over paint on the recently delivered A350s. Qatar Airways called Airbus’s decision announced on Friday “a matter of considerable regret and frustration”. In December, Airbus was taken to court […]

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Two men jailed to total of 15 years in prison for smuggling $340,000 worth of cocaine in baked beans tins

Two men have been jailed for attempting to smuggle $341,875 worth of cocaine in baked beans and condensed coconut milk tins. Daniel Kelly and Steven Gilhooly were sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court, London, on January 12, according to London’s Metropolitan Police. Kelly and Gilhooly, both aged 43, […]

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Facebook faces $3.2 billion suit in UK for abusing market dominance

Facebook’s owner Meta Platforms faces a $3.2 billion class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) watchdog and a competition law academic, said she was bringing the case on behalf of […]

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Queen withdraws military titles and royal patronages of Prince Andrew, Buckingham Palace

The Duke of York, Prince Andrew’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said. The 61-year-old will also stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said. It comes as he faces a US civil action over sexual assault allegation. Buckingham Palace […]

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Doctor loses license to practice medicine after branding initials on patients’ livers during surgery

A surgeon in the United Kingdom who branded his initials on patients’ livers, has been struck off the medical register, according to a reports. This means he can no longer work as a doctor in the U.K. The branding occurred in February and August of 2013, and Bramhall received two convictions for common assault in […]

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United Kingdom: As many as 100 invited to Downing Street “bring-your-own-booze” drinks event during lockdown

As many as 100 people were invited to a “bring-your-own-booze” drinks event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown. Reports suggest the PM and his wife attended the gathering on 20 May 2020. But Boris Johnson has declined to say whether he was among those there. The Metropolitan Police said it was in […]

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UK to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign with competition to create new desert, 200,000 neighborhood parties

The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with a military parade, neighborhood parties and a competition to create a new dessert for the Platinum Jubilee, Buckingham Palace said Monday. Elizabeth will become on February 6 the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, and festivities marking the anniversary […]

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United Kingdom reports extremely rare human case of bird flu

A person living in the south-west of England has caught bird flu, UK officials have confirmed. Cases like this are extremely rare and the individual probably became infected from very close contact with a sick or dead bird. Experts say there is no evidence of onward spread and all close contacts of the person are […]

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UK eases testing rules international arrivals, scraps pre-departure PCR test

The rules on testing are to be eased for people travelling to England, the government announced following calls from the travel industry. From 04:00 GMT on Friday, fully vaccinated travellers coming to England will no longer have to take a test before they travel. And from Sunday, rather than taking a PCR test on day […]

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‘There could be no winners in nuclear war’: UK, US, China, Russia, France acknowledge in joint statement

China, Russia, the UK, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided. According to a joint statement released on Tuesday, the five countries – permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – said they considered it their primary responsibility to avoid […]

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Prince Andrew asked to provide documents to prove his alleged ‘medical inability to sweat’

Prince Andrew has been asked to provide documents proving his “alleged medical inability to sweat” in a court filing by attorneys for Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who has accused the royal of sexual assault in a US civil lawsuit. In the court document filed Thursday, Giuffre’s attorneys also ask for any documents relating to anyone Andrew […]

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United Kingdom: Big Ben to ring in New Year after four years of silence

One of the world’s most famous clocks is returning to service in time to ring in the new year. The Big Ben last bonged on August 21, 2017, before undergoing an intensive, much-needed repair project. The Cumbria Clock Company, located in England’s Lake District, took on the task of cleaning the clock’s face, chiming mechanism […]