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[FILE] Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves his home in London on June 11, 2019. – The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally has begun, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner Boris Johnson. (Photo by ISABEL INFANTES / AFP)

UK brings back two-year post-study visa

The Boris Johnson government on Wednesday announced the return of the two-year post study work visa that was popular with self-financing Indian students, reversing a 2012 decision that led to a major drop of Indian students coming to the UK.
Britain’s former defence secretary Gavin Williamson. ‘Theresa May … had no option but to fire a minister who she could not trust with her government’s most sensitive decisions.’ Facundo Arrizabalaga-EPA

Former UK defence secretary denies Huawei leak

Gavin Williamson has strenuously denied he leaked information from the National Security Council as calls are being made for a police inquiry.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May reacting as Scottish National Party (SNP) MP and Westminster leader Ian Blackford speaks in the House of Commons in London on April 11, 2019, after she updated MPs on Brexit, following her attendance at the EU Summit. – European leaders agreed with Britain on Thursday to delay Brexit by up to six months, saving the continent from what could have been a chaotic no-deal departure at the end of the week. The deal struck during late night talks in Brussels means that, if London remains in the EU after May 22, British voters will have to take part in European elections — or crash out on June 1. (Photo by HO / various sources / AFP) /

Theresa May sacks defence secretary

The sack followed an investigation into an information leak from the National Security Council
Signs are displayed at the Huawei stand at the Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai on April 17, 2019. (Photo by GREG BAKER - AFP)

British premier approves Huawei role in 5G network

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the go-ahead for China’s Huawei to help build a 5G network, shrugging off security warnings from senior ministers and Washington, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
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Britain calls in navy over migrants crossing Channel in dinghies

A British navy ship was patrolling the Channel on Friday in response to a wave of mostly Iranian asylum seekers risking the crossing from France in dinghies.
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Britain voices ‘grave’ concerns over China’s Huawei

British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has warned of his “very deep concerns” about Chinese technology giant Huawei being involved in the use of 5G on Britain’s mobile network, The Times reported Thursday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Donald Trump ‘not satisifed’ with Saudi response to death of Jamal Khashoggi

The US president initially described the explanation that the journalist was killed after a fist fight as "credible", but his latest comments were more cautious.

Boris Johnson defends strikes on ‘barbaric’ Bashar al Assad

The Foreign Secretary has defended the case for the UK's action in Syria, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons.

Gavin Williamson: World’s patience wearing thin with Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Britain from its allies, according to Britain's defence secretary.

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.

‘Beatles’ hostage’s daughter demands justice

The daughter of a British hostage murdered by the notorious Islamic State group kidnapping cell nicknamed "The Beatles" called Friday for the last two members, now captured, to face justice.

UK to launch new radar against Russian threat

Britain’s defence minister Gavin Williamson said a new radar off Scotland’s Shetland Islands would help tackle the “severe and real” threat from Moscow.

Britain escorts Russian ship amid strained relations

A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period.

Britain’s two-week-old warship that carries 40 aircraft on deck leaks water

Britain’s future flagship vessel HMS Queen Elizabeth, its biggest-ever warship, has sprung a leak, defence officials admitted Tuesday, only two weeks after it was commissioned into the Royal Navy.

Hunt down and kill Britons who join IS – minister

Britons who have joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq should be hunted down and killed, Britain’s new defence minister said.

UK premier Theresa May names new defence secretary after sex scandal resignation

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday named Gavin Williamson as Britain’s new defence secretary after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to step down over a sexual harassment scandal sweeping parliament.

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