Tag: United Kingdom

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 17, 2020

As of 8 am, April 17, 2020: World count  There are now 2,138,763 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 671,308 infections, followed by Spain (184,945) and Italy (168,941).  There have been 142,735 deaths worldwide. The US, again, is on top...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 13, 2020

As of 8 am, April 13, 2020: World count There are now 1,840,093 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in 177 countries. The United States has the highest number of confirmed cases worldwide, with 557,488, followed by Spain (166,831) and Italy (156,363).  The state of New York now has...

Brexit and the divide in UK citizens’ political identity: what is to become of “Leavers” and “Remainers” after Brexit?

Some of the opinions expressed in this article can be attributed to Timothy Oliver, lecturer in British politics, who wrote the original piece for The Conversation.  Last Friday (Jan 31) was no ordinary Friday. In all the chaos and global distress caused by the rampant...

Queen admits ‘bumpy’ year in Christmas message

by Dmitry ZAKS Queen Elizabeth II described 2019 as "quite bumpy" in a Christmas Day message at the end of a chaotic year which saw Britain bitterly divided over its split from the European Union and her scandal-plagued son Prince Andrew withdraw from public life. The...

The Queen sacks Prince Andrew: His career is over expert says

British newspapers today are abuzz with the sacking of Prince Andrew from Royal duties as a result of the Epstein scandal. The Daily Mail said that the Queen effectively sacked the Prince after discussing the Epstein scandal with Charles and summoning the distraught Duke of York. The...

UK’s opposition Labour party agrees to December election

Britain was on course for a December election Tuesday after the main opposition Labour party said it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan, although a date has not yet been fixed. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I have consistently said that we are ready...

Crunch Brexit talks resume as EU and UK close in on possible text

by Dave CLARK British and European negotiators resumed intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks brought them closer but failed to confirm an elusive breakthrough. News that Britain has softened its stance on the customs status of Northern Ireland in order to clinch...

‘Hong Kong deserves democracy. But…we do not often get what we deserve’ Lee Kuan Yew in 1992

Singapore — According to now-declassified files in the National Archives in London, how Singapore’s Founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew outspokenly criticized the way the United Kingdom handled issues in Hong Kong led Britain to believe that Singapore may have had its own agenda...