UK urges G7 to ban Russian ships

WARSAW: On April 5, Britain urged G7 and NATO nations to ban Russian ships from their ports, agree on a timetable to phase out oil and gas imports from Russia, and further tighten sanctions on banks and key industries. Speaking in Poland ahead of a meeting of NATO and G7 countries later this week, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said, "On Thursday, I will be urging our NATO and G7 partners to go further in sanctions by joining us in banning Russian ships from our ports, cracking down on more Russian banks, going after industries that are filling Putin’s war chest like gold, and agreeing on a clear timetable to eliminate imports of Russian oil, coal, and gas."

Russia must adhere to UN Charter: UK, India

London: On March 22, it was reported that in a joint call, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Russia must adhere to the United Nations Charter. According to a readout provided by Johnson's office, "The pair agreed that Ukraine’s integrity and territorial sovereignty must be respected," a statement issued by Johnson's office following the call said. Johnson also said both countries required to enhance efforts to promote peace and de-escalation in the region

UK to provide Ukraine additional $230m of aid

On Monday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the United Kingdom would approve another 175 million pounds ($230m). The additional payment is in aid for Ukraine to assist it to deal with a growing humanitarian crisis. The extra funding brings the UK’s overall financial support for Ukraine to about 400 million pounds ($525m), Johnson told reporters.

UK PM Johnson pledges massive sanctions against Russia

London: On Feb 24, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that Britain and its allies would unleash a massive package of economic sanctions to stagger the Russian economy after the Kremlin launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine. "Today, in concert with our allies, we will agree on a massive package of economic sanctions designed in time to hobble the Russian economy," Johnson said in a televised address to the nation. He said the West must end its reliance on Russian oil and gas which had given Russian President Vladimir Putin a grip over Western politics.

Piers Morgan expresses deep concern for Queen Elizabeth

Piers Morgan, the former host of Good Morning Britain, has expressed his concern for Queen Elizabeth after Prince Charles was diagnosed with coronavirus. "Prince Charles testing positive for covid just 2 days after seeing the Queen is filling me with deep unease," he wrote on Twitter. Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son and heir, is undergoing isolation after testing positive for coronavirus for the second time, according to his office. A post on the prince's official Twitter feed claimed, "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 and is presently self-isolating."  

White house presents tribute to Queen Elizabeth on her Platinum Jubilee

On the historic anniversary of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the White House delivered a heartfelt tribute to British Queen Elizabeth II. "Today we honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the historic occasion of her Platinum Jubilee," the White House said in a message on its official Twitter account. "She has strengthened the friendships, shared ideals, and faith in democracy that forever unite our country, throughout the past 70 years.  

UK warns Russia of sanctions

London: On Jan 30, the UK warned that sanctions law would be implied on Russia and it would have ‘nowhere to hide’. The UK planned legislation to prevent a Russian invasion of Ukraine, as Moscow said that NATO wanted to ‘drag’ Kyiv into the alliance. “Any company of interest to the Kremlin and the regime in Russia would be able to be targeted so there will be nowhere to hide for Putin’s oligarchs, for Russian companies involved in propping up the Russian state,” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has said on Sunday

UK removes Covid restrictions for vaccinated passengers

People travelling in England or Scotland will no longer be required to take Covid tests if they are fully vaccinated, according to a statement from the UK Ministry of Health. The new policy will take effect on February 11, just in time for the half-term holiday, according to the statement. Travel restrictions for those who have not been vaccinated have also been tightened. They won't have to self-isolate anymore, but they'll still need a pre-departure and day-two exam. Regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated, all visitors to England must complete a passenger location form.  

UK warns Russia of severe economic sanctions

London/Kiyv: On Jan 23, a senior UK minister asserted that Russia would face severe economic sanctions if it installed a puppet regime in Ukraine. Britain accused the Kremlin of pursuing to install a pro-Russian leader there. "Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with several former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion," alleged Britain.

Prince Andrew loses military titles over sex abuse scandal

According to international media sources, Queen Elizabeth has revoked Prince Andrew of his military titles and Royal patronages as a sex abuse investigation approaches. According to Sky News, the Queen of England has deprived Prince Andrew of his royal duties, which will not be recovered, following rumours of a civil sex lawsuit against him. "The Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen with The Queen's approval and agreement," according to a statement released by Buckingham Palace.  

UK records highest number of cases since January

The UK experienced the greatest number of Covid infections since January on Friday, according to a senior minister, as the government tries to contain the new variant's spread. Michael Gove, the Communities Secretary, said the country is in a "very concerning situation" as the Omicron variant spreads quickly, with case numbers doubling every two to three days in England. On Friday, the United Kingdom reported a total of 58,194 cases.  

UK, Australia boycott Beijing Winter Olympics

Sydney: On Dec 8, It emerged that Australia and Britain would also join the United States in a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing. The PMs of both countries as other supporters mulled over similar moves to protest at China's human rights record. "There will be effectively a diplomatic boycott of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, no ministers are expected to attend and no officials," said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Hurricane in UK, many without power since 5 days

After five days, thousands of houses in Scotland and the north of England are still without power. Hurricane Irwin, according to sources, killed three people on Friday and left thousands of households without power due to winds of up to 100 miles per hour (160 kilometres per hour). Engineers had restored 97 percent of the houses as of Wednesday morning, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA), while about 30,000 remained without power. It may take longer to restore power to 30,000 homes. ENA asserted, "We have teams of engineers working around the clock to repair the network."  

UK and Pakistan finalize negotiations on Readmissions Agreement

The British High Commission Islamabad announced Friday that The United Kingdom and Pakistan had sealed negotiations on the UK-Pakistan Readmissions Agreement. The agreement will ensure the return of illegal migrants who have no legitimate basis to remain in the country, he stated. According to the high commission's statement, British Permanent Home Secretary Matthew Rycroft, during a two-day visit to Pakistan, finalized the negotiations with Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar.

Filmmaker says Prince Charles was heartbroken after Diana’s death

The unexpected death of Princess Diana affected Prince Charles greatly. According to a new documentary series, the Prince of Wales carried an "enormous burden" on his shoulders and had to make some difficult decisions while grieving the loss of his former wife. While promoting CNN Original's Diana six-part documentary series, royal analyst Matt Robins told Us Weekly, "I think by the end of Diana's trip, I see [Charles] as grief-stricken."    

Kate Middleton repeats green dress from 2019 Pakistan visit

Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the Royal Variety Performance in London on Thursday night. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a floor-length emerald green Jenny Packham gown, while the Duke of Cambridge wore a classic tuxedo to the 94th annual charity event. While Kate's outstanding design decision is making the rounds on the internet, the internet recalls that the Duchess wore the same outfit during her royal tour of Pakistan in October 2019.  

Princess Diana never wanted to quit marriage with Prince Charles: Royal Expert

In a recent interview on Tuesday, a royal expert said that Princess Diana never wanted to call off her marriage to Prince Charles. Emma Cooper, a royal expert who spoke to US Weekly, said: "I don't believe Diana ever truly wanted to give up; in the end, it was the queen who said, 'You're separated.' You should get divorced ".. Cooper's extensive study into the late princess' relationship with Charles, 72, while working on the six-part CNN original docuseries Diana brought this to light.  

Prince Harry to spend the holidays with the Queen in UK

Prince Harry is planning a trip back to the United Kingdom because he is concerned about the health of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who spent a night in the hospital on October 20. While his wife Meghan Markle and children Archie and Lilibet remain in the United States, the Duke of Sussex is eager to see the 95-year-old monarch. According to a royal insider, "He’s fearful there may not be another opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the queen.  

UK announces £55 million to cope climate change in Pakistan

British High Commission (BHC) reported that the United Kingdom has promised over £55 million to assist Pakistan fight climate change, water scarcity and unlock climate investment amidst ongoing 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), a statement issued by the British High Commission (BHC) on Thursday said. According to the announcement, the aid has been divided into three parts.

UK should not be irrational on N.Irish protocol: Irish PM

Dublin: On Nov 3, Micheál Martin, Ireland's prime minister warned the UK on Wednesday that the far-reaching implications would emerge in its relations with the European Union in its Brexit divorce deal. The consequences would directly have an impact if the UK takes the "reckless" step of attempting to rescind some fractions of the Northern Irish protocol in the deal, he added.

Queen Elizabeth back home after spending a night in hospital 

For the first time in years, Britain's 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth spent the night in hospital for 'preliminary investigations,' but she was in high spirits and back at work at her Windsor Castle home on Thursday. On Wednesday, the world's oldest and longest-reigning monarch postponed an official visit to Northern Ireland. The queen's medical staff had advised her to rest, according to the palace, and her illness was unrelated to Covid-19.

Knife attacker kills UK lawmaker

On Oct 15, David Amess, a conservative British lawmaker, was murdered by continuous stabbing. He was killed during an event in his local community in southeast England. Local police hid the name Amess and announced that a man had been arrested “on suspicion (of) murder” after a stabbing incident happened in Leigh-on-Sea.

Megan Markle and Prince Harry’s lives changed for the better since birth of Lilibet

Since the birth of their daughter Lilibet earlier this year, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's life have changed for the better. According to a source who talked to Us Weekly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's lives have been changed by the newest addition to their family. "Every day just gets happier. There’s just so much love and gratitude and they couldn’t ask for more,” said the insider.

David Furnish all praise for Meghan Markle

David Furnish praised Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's sweetheart after the two collaborated on the Duchess' new animated series. After collaborating on the Duchess of Sussex's new Netflix series, Elton John's spouse called her an "amazing leader" and a "fantastic collaborator." The 58-year-old has given his acting skills to the new series, which is partly based on the former Suits star's youth.

Prince Harry adores his daughter, Lilibet, reads her bedtime stories

Prince Harry adores his daughter Lilibet Diana and is frequently seen fawning over her. According to an insider, the Duke of Sussex reads bedtime stories to his daughter and adores her. “Harry adores Lili and loves reading her bedtime stories and rocking her to sleep,” a source close to the matter told Us Weekly. “He has a real magic touch.” "Every day only gets happier" for Harry and Meghan Markle and their 2-year-old son, Archie, with Lili at home, according to the insider, who added, "There's just so much love and gratitude and they couldn't ask for more."

Meghan Markle called out for being ‘only common dominator’ in two family feuds

Meghan Markle has recently come under criticism and has been dubbed the "only common dominator" in both the Markle and royal quarrels. Royal editor Robert Jobson has reprimanded the royal, believing she is the single “common denominator” and accused initiator of family feuds with both the royal family and Meghan Markle. He was quoted saying, “I have absolutely no doubt having covered the Royal Family for over 30 years and known Prince Harry since he was a little boy, I've spoken to him on numerous occasions, he will have regrets.”  

Kate Middleton, Duchess Camilla dazzle at the James Bond premiere

  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the spectacular global premiere of James Bond: No Time To Die at London's Royal Albert Hall, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. It was indeed a very memorable moment on the red carpet, and the Royals didn't disappoint, with the Duchesses looking stunning in evening gowns and the Princes in tuxedos. Kate looked lovely with a gold sparkly Jenny Packham dress along with her hair styled in a stunning updo. Camilla, on the other hand, looked fabulous in a pale blue dazzling gown by Bruce Oldfield.