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Shell reports record profits as energy prices soar after Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Thursday, February 02, 2023

Energy companies have been reporting blockbuster profits since last year, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine sent oil prices sharply higher.

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Widespread strike in Britain was coordinated to have the greatest impact

Thursday, February 02, 2023

Roughly half a million workers went out on strike in the U.K. Wednesday, the largest single day of industrial action in Britain in more than a decade.

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U.K. blocks Scottish gender ID bill

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The Scottish government and Westminster are clashing after the U.K. government blocked the bill to allow people in Scotland to self-ID their gender. Scotland's first minister vowed to fight the veto.

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Encore: High energy prices and inflation are taking a toll on U.K. businesses

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

More than 11,000 small businesses closed in the U.K. last year. Many smaller shops could not keep up with higher energy costs, inflation and competition from online retailers.

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High energy prices and inflation are taking a toll on U.K. businesses

Monday, January 09, 2023

More than 11,000 small businesses closed in the UK last year. Many smaller shops could not keep up with higher energy costs, inflation and competition from online retailers.

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Strikes hit Britain as nurses, postal workers and others walk out

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The United Kingdom is experiencing a winter of discontent — with strike actions by both public and private sector workers — from the post service to the national health system.

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U.K. court upholds plan to deport refugees to Rwanda

Monday, December 19, 2022

A U.K. court ruled the Government's plan to deport refugees to Rwanda is lawful — so what happens next?

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U.K. top court upholds a controversial plan to send migrants to Rwanda

Monday, December 19, 2022

The ruling comes months after the government introduced a plan to deport hundreds of potential asylum-seekers to Rwanda. Immigration lawyers and human rights groups have warned of rights violations.

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A U.K. high court will rule on whether a policy to deter asylum seekers is unlawful

Sunday, December 18, 2022

The high court in London will rule Monday on the lawfulness of the government's policy of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their claims heard.

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Nurses, railroad engineers and postal workers are striking in the U.K.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Nurses, railroad engineers and postal workers are striking in Britain, right as the holiday season gets underway.

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Climate change and hunger are driving a refugee crisis in the African countries bordering Lake Chad

Sunday, December 04, 2022

In the handful of countries bordering Africa's Lake Chad, climate change and hunger are driving a refugee crisis.

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A new kind of climate refugee is emerging

Friday, December 02, 2022

They flee their homes not solely because of climatic changes that make it difficult to earn a living but also because of violence sparked by the competition for dwindling resources.

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Remote areas of Africa are feeling the costly impacts of the war in Ukraine

Friday, December 02, 2022

In a small town in Chad, climate change, regional conflicts and rising commodity prices have driven shortages, which have been exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine many thousands of miles away.

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Encore: London's Victoria and Albert Museum exhibit acknowledges its colonial legacy

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on African fashion. The exhibit's curator says it's a way for the museum to acknowledge its colonial legacy.

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U.K. Supreme Court rules that Scotland can't hold an independence referendum

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The U.K. Supreme Court ruled that the Scottish government cannot hold a referendum for independence without the U.K. government's approval.

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Welsh fans are ecstatic over the team's first World Cup match in more than 6 decades

Monday, November 21, 2022

The national soccer team of Wales last saw action at the men's World Cup in 1958. The team's opening match against the U.S. on Monday means a lot to Welsh identity and longtime fans.

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A London museum spotlights African fashion — and grapples with its colonial legacy

Saturday, November 19, 2022

A new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum focuses on fashion from Africa. The exhibit's curator says it's a way for the museum to acknowledge its colonial legacy.

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Britain announces big tax rises and spending cuts over the next five years

Thursday, November 17, 2022

A cloud of economic gloom settles over Britain as the government announces big tax rises and spending cuts over the next five years.

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Even remote corners of Africa are feeling the costly impacts of war in Ukraine

Thursday, November 17, 2022

In Chad, one of the continent's poorest countries, rising food and fuel prices — and drought — have left many hungry and unable to afford the limited food that is for sale.

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Rishi Sunak takes over as U.K. PM facing enormous economic and political challenges

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

As his Conservative Party struggles to heal divisive wounds from months of infighting, Sunak must deal with high inflation levels, elevated energy prices and a soaring cost of living.

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