UK to give EU citizens 28 days to apply for settled status

People who miss the June 30 settlement scheme deadline will be issued warnings to apply or risk losing their rights. European Union citizens living in the United Kingdom will be given a 28-day warning to apply for post-Brexit settled status or face losing some of their rights from next month, the government said on Tuesday. […]

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Angela Merkel receives Moderna dose after first AstraZeneca shot

Several countries have allowed switching COVID vaccines for second doses and several medical studies are under way. German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a Moderna coronavirus vaccine as her second jab, after getting the first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. The 66-year-old took her first dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in April, […]

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Euro 2020: England look for top spot, Scotland seek progress

England take on Czech Republic with both sides already guaranteed progress; Scotland, Croatia seek win to go through. England and Czech Republic will meet in their final group game on Tuesday with both sides having already sealed progress a day before their match. England will have to make do without Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell […]

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England players Mount and Chilwell to self-isolate at Euro 2020

The duo will miss the final Euro 2020 Group D match against the Czech Republic and potentially their last-16 tie. England’s football team will be without Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell for its final Euro 2020 Group D match against the Czech Republic after they were told to undergo self-isolation following exposure to Scotland’s Billy […]

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The Indigenous woman who survived a desolate Arctic island

On September 16, 1921, Ada Blackjack watched as four white men planted a British flag on the shore of a desolate Siberian island. The group had been sent by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, the Canadian-born explorer, to colonise Wrangel Island, 140km (87 miles) off the coast of Siberia, on behalf of the British Empire. As well as […]

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Dating apps find users want friends, not sex, in post-COVID world

I’ve just come out of a long-term lockdown. Can we be friends? Amorous entanglements are not what is uppermost in the minds of many people emerging from long periods of pandemic isolation. Instead, they crave the friendships and social groups they have been starved of over the past year. That is the verdict of dating […]

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Surging infections divide UK airlines and gov’t on reopening

Britain’s surging coronavirus infection rate is widening a rift between airlines and health authorities over the government’s decision to maintain some of the tightest rules on travel in Europe. Travel industry officials plan to hold events on Wednesday in London, Edinburgh and Belfast to draw attention to some 195,000 jobs they say are at risk […]

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Rights group urges UK to probe UAE activist’s death near London

A US-based advocacy group, Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), has called on United Kingdom authorities to investigate the circumstances of a prominent Emirati dissident’s death in a car crash near London. Alaa al-Siddiq, 33, executive director of the UK-based ALQST, a non-profit organisation that advocates greater freedoms and human rights in the United Arab […]

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Prominent UAE activist Alaa al-Siddiq dies in London car crash

Alaa was executive director of a UK-based non-profit that advocated for human rights in the Gulf. Alaa al-Siddiq, a prominent dissident Emirati rights activist and critic, has died in a car crash in London. Alaa was the executive director of the United Kingdom-based ALQST, a non-profit organisation that advocates for greater freedoms and human rights […]

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Former UK parliament speaker Bercow joins opposition Labour Party

The former Conservative MP launches blistering attack on PM Johnson, calling him ‘a lousy governor’. John Bercow, the colourful former speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, has left the Conservatives to join the opposition Labour Party, launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In an interview with the Observer newspaper published on Sunday, […]

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