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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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UK supposedly gifts 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine amid fears of Russian invasion

The UK sent a group of 30 elite troops to help train the Ukrainian armed forces on new anti-tank weapons gifted by the UK amid fears of an imminent new Russian invasion, according to reports. The members of the Ranger Regiment part of the army’s newly-formed Special Operations Brigade flew out on military planes that […]

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Two teenagers arrested in UK as part of the investigation into synagogue hostage incident in Texas

Two teenagers have been arrested in England as part of the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday. British citizen Malik Faisal Akram, 44, from Blackburn, was shot dead after a standoff with police in Colleyville. Details of the ages or genders of the pair arrested in south Manchester on […]

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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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Husband of murdered Singaporean woman denies killing wife at a Newcastle hotel

The husband of a woman found dead in a Newcastle hotel has denied her murder. Pek Ying Ling, 51, was found dead at the County Aparthotel on 6 December while on a trip from Singapore with her husband, ahead of meeting up with their three sons for a family holiday. Despite attempts to save her […]

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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 Royal Navy warship and Russian submarine collide in the North Atlantic Ocean

A Russian submarine collided with a Royal Navy warship on patrol in the North Atlantic, the UK Ministry of Defence has confirmed. HMS Northumberland had been tracking the submarine when it hit the ship’s sonar – a piece of equipment being trailed hundreds of metres behind it. The incident, in late 2020, was captured by […]