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UK to impose sanctions on Belarus over 'rigged election' crackdown

London - Britain said Thursday it was preparing sanctions against those in Belarus responsible for "rigging" the August 9 presidential election and for the subsequent crackdown on protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.

Regulators must impose more stiff sanctions in dirty money fightback: analysts

London - Financial regulators must impose more heavy penalties to combat money laundering, experts argue, after an international journalism investigation alleged that astronomical amounts of dirty cash has been flowing for years through some top global banks.

Op-Ed: Dumb demographics, deranged elections, and the Great Divide

Washington - The four-year ultra-psychosis of American elections does get a bit samey. People are suddenly fanatical on subjects they know less than nothing about. Studying the process shows some very odd things.

Exiled Saudi dissidents launch opposition party

London - A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organised political resistance under King Salman's rule.

UK tightens rules to fight worrying coronavirus rise

London - Britain on Tuesday tightened restrictions to stem a surge of coronavirus cases, ordering pubs to close early and advising people to go back to working from home to prevent a second national lockdown.

Assange says he 'hears voices' in prison: psychiatrist

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange complained of hearing imaginary voices and music while detained in a high-security British prison, a psychiatrist who has interviewed him told his extradition hearing on Tuesday.

Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

London - The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization warned that new cases worldwide soared to record levels last week.

Safe space: helping Glasgow's drug users from a van

Glasgow - In the shade of the buildings at the bottom end of a secluded street in central Glasgow, Peter Krykant gets out of his converted white minibus and glances up an adjacent alleyway.Drug spoons, bloody syringes and human excrement litter the ground.

UK to outline early pub closing as virus alert level raised

London - The UK government will on Tuesday announce new measures to curb rising coronavirus cases across England, hours after upgrading the virus alert level with top advisers warning of a surging death toll within two months without immediate action.

Paw-ly in the pandemic: pets can catch virus from owners

London - Cat and dog owners suffering from Covid-19 can pass their illness onto their feline and canine companions, according to a small study released Friday.

Half of Covid patients in Irish study suffer ongoing fatigue

London - More than half of patients and staff with Covid-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the "significant burden" of lingering symptoms.

UK PM says he has 'every hope' of avoiding no-deal with EU

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had full confidence that Britain and the EU will avoid a potentially disastrous cliff-edge "no deal" at the end of this year.

Science explains why blue and green colors are so bright

Throughout the natural world the colors of blue and green are typically the brightest and most intense, as well as symbolizing the wonder of nature. Why is this? Computational biology provides an answer.

Meet Rob Woodhouse: General Manager of the London Roar in the ISL Special

London - Rob Woodhouse, the General Manager of the London Roar in the International Swimming League (ISL), chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about the 2020 season.

UK MPs resume Brexit feuding as new bill faces first Commons vote

London - Britain's parliament on Monday finds itself in familiar territory -- arguing about Brexit -- with threats of rebellion and resignations over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial plan for a new law that will break his EU divorce treaty.

Tehran defers new trial of UK-Iranian 'hostage' Zaghari-Ratcliffe

London - Tehran on Sunday abruptly postponed a new trial of British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, according to her husband, who accused the Islamic republic of treating his wife as "a piece of bait".

Angry EU rounds on Johnson's claim of Brexit blockade

London - The European Union on Sunday rejected an incendiary claim by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the bloc is plotting to destabilise the UK as another week of Brexit high drama beckoned, headlined by a stormy parliamentary debate in London.

Johnson accuses EU of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused the European Union of threatening to tear the UK apart by imposing a food "blockade" between Britain and Northern Ireland, throwing new fuel on the fire of simmering Brexit talks.

Visionary UK designer Terence Conran dies at 88

London - British designer Terence Conran, whose Habitat chain brought high-end furniture and homeware to the high street in the Swinging Sixties, died on Saturday at the age of 88.

Chatting with Harry Coppell: British record holder pole vaulter Special

Acclaimed British pole vaulter Harry Coppell chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about setting a new British record and the camaraderie that exists in the sport.
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