25 Jan 2022

US troops on alert as West voices unity

US President Joe Biden released a statement confirming total unanimity with European leaders regarding Russia’s controversial troop build-up on the border with Ukraine. Western powers reportedly agreed to unprecedented sanctions against Russia if it were to invade during crisis talks on Monday. The US has placed 8,500 troops on “high

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24 Jan 2022

Ukraine: UK withdrawing some embassy staff from Kyiv

Some staff from Britain’s embassy in Ukraine has been withdrawn as fears of a Russian invasion grow. Approximately half of the staff working in the embassy in Kyiv will return to Britain, despite no specific threats made to British diplomats. All relatives of US embassy staff have been ordered to

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04 Jan 2022

UK’s Defence Academy hit by cyberattack which caused ‘significant’ damage

The UK’s Defence Academy reportedly suffered from a cyberattack last year that inflicted significant damage to the institution, says a retired high-ranking officer. Air Marshal Edward Stringer stated that the attack was likely launched by a hostile foreign state such as Russia or China. The breach was detected in March

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21 Dec 2021

UK Cyber Cops Share 225 Million Passwords with Breach Site

UK cyber investigators have share 225 million stolen passwords with a popular data breach checking website, offering it the ability to significantly expand its reach. HaveIBeenPwned is a tool for the public that allows individuals to easily check if their phone, email, or password has been involved in a data

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16 Dec 2021

France to drastically restrict travel from UK

France is planning on renewing Covid restrictions for travelers arriving from the UK in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. On Saturday, the French prime minister’s office stated that travelers from the UK would have to provide a compelling reason for entering France. In addition, all

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10 Dec 2021

Julian Assange can be extradited to the US, court rules

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been approved to be extradited from the UK to the US by the HIgh Court. The US appealed against a UK court ruling from January that stated he could not be extradited because of concerns over his mental health. Judges were reassured after

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02 Dec 2021

Barbadians celebrate the birth of a republic and bid farewell to the Queen

Barbados cut its remaining ties with the British monarchy at midnight today after a 400-year long relationship. On Monday evening, Prince Charles spoke at a ceremony and acknowledged the atrocity of slavery as the nation officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. Barbados inaugurated its first-ever President

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01 Dec 2021

Clearview AI to be Fined $22.6m for Breaching UK Data Protection Laws

US-based facial recognition company Clearview AI will likely be fined roughly $22.6 million for serious breaches of the UK’s data protection laws. The penalty was announced yesterday by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). ICO issued a provisional notice to Clearview that it must stop processing personal data taken from

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18 Nov 2021

U.K. Inflation Hits 10-Year High, Stirring Expectations of Rate Rise

For the first time in a decade, annual inflation in the UK has accelerated to its fastest, strengthening expectations that the Bank of England (BOE) will be the first major bank to lift interest rates from pandemic lows. Concerns over global inflation have intensified due to the Covid-19 crisis, and

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04 Nov 2021

UK becomes first to authorize Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ antiviral molnupiravir to treat mild-to-moderate Covid-19

The Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics’ oral antiviral, molnupiravir, was authorized by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on Thursday for treatment of mild and moderate Covid-19 cases. This is the first antiviral oral drug to be authorized for the treatment of Covid-19 and is authorized for adults at

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