Tag: UK

Facial recognition makes subtle advance in Britain

Pictures by Tolga Akmen by Clara WRIGHT The experiment was conducted discreetly. Between 2016 and 2018, two surveillance cameras were installed in the Kings Cross area of London to analyse and track passers-by using facial recognition technology. The deployment of the cutting-edge technology at one of the...

‘Shameful’ for UK not to publish Russia meddling probe: Clinton

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday it was "shameful" that the British government had not published a delayed parliamentary report into possible Russian interference in British politics ahead of December elections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has previously rejected claims it was suppressing the report to avoid...

India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship

An Indian-origin British journalist critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his Indian overseas citizenship, a move campaigners said underlined the government's hostility to a free press. The home ministry said Thursday that Aatish Taseer had "concealed the fact that his late father was...

China slams British MP university report as ‘fictitious’

Beijing on Thursday criticised as "fictitious" a report by British politicians claiming there was "alarming evidence" of Chinese interference on university campuses. The report, which was released Tuesday, cited examples where Beijing-linked organisations appeared to suppress freedom of speech at institutions of higher education. One academic...

Brexit deal ‘possible this week’: EU’s Barnier

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Tuesday that a deal with Britain could be reached this week, but warned more tough talks are still needed. British and EU officials are racing to reach a deal on Britain's exit terms before a summit of EU leaders...

UK Johnson’s Brexit plans in tatters after stinging defeats

by Dario THUBURN and Dmitry ZAKS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's hardline Brexit strategy stood in tatters on Thursday after a humiliating week left him without a working majority but unable to call an election. His supporters ended a night-long filibuster in the upper House of...

Like in the UK, Malaysia now has question time for their Prime Minister

Malaysia's Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has agreed to a Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Dewan Rakyat. This is a weekly practice in the United Kingdom's Parliament. Dr Mahathir finally agreed to the Question Time for the Malaysian Parliament saying he will be...

LGBTQ rights are being taught at British schools to the dismay of some parents

At Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham, books like "And Tango Makes Three", "My Princess Boy" and "We Are Family" are part of the curriculum that teaches students between the ages six and 11 about the human rights and characteristics legally protected from discrimination...

Brexit chaos stirs bafflement in UK ex-colonies

By Jerome Taylor with AFP reporters. Across much of Britain's former Asian colonies, many are greeting the UK's impending departure from the European Union with a mixture of bafflement, apathy, amusement -- and a touch of schadenfreude. Britain long justified imperial subjugation by arguing Rule Britannia...

London-born Zouk DJ being caned for drug charges causes diplomatic dispute between UK and Singapore

London-born Singapore DJ Ye Ming Yuen, 29, was sentenced to 20 years in jail and 24 strokes of caning for drug offences. UK media The Daily Mail and The Independent reported that a “major diplomatic row” has been created between Singapore and the UK...