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UK's Johnson urges 'independent' probe of Rohingya crisis in Suu Kyi talks

Nay Pyi Taw - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson stopped off in Myanmar on Sunday to press Aung San Suu Kyi on the need for an independent probe into violence in Rakhine state, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities again...

UK accounted for 50 percent of Europe's new offshore wind in 2017

The European offshore wind industry had an impressive year in 2017, increasing capacity by 25 percent to 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity installed. And the United Kingdom's installed 1.7 gigawatts accounted for more than 50 percent of the total.

Moscow says UK defence minister worthy 'of Monty Python'

Moscow - Moscow on Friday said the British defence secretary had stepped beyond "the boundaries of reason" after he accused Russia of planning to create chaos in the UK that could "cause thousands and thousands of deaths".

3D survey solutions using AI could change undersea inspections

Subsea technology company Rovco has secured Innovate UK funding to develop a 3D visualization system as part of a two-part artificial intelligence demonstrator project potentially worth £1.0 million (US$1.35 million).

World's first vending machine for the homeless is totally free

Homeless people in the United Kingdom can now obtain food or other personal items like socks or a toothbrush from a vending machine at no cost any time of the day or night, thanks to a local charity called Action Hunger.

Uber loses appeal in U.K. case over drivers’ employment rights

Ex-Uber drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took Uber to court last October over their employment status and won. They argued that they should be given basic worker rights such as holiday pay and national minimum wage.

Nick Heyward to release new solo album 'Woodland Echoes'

English singer-songwriter Nick Heyward will be releasing his first solo studio album in 18 years entitled "Woodland Echoes."

Armada Music opens new United Kingdom office in London

One of the largest independent record labels in the electronic dance music industry, Armada Music, has opened its United Kingdom office in London.

Archbishop of Canterbury declares Sudan new Anglican province

Khartoum - Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north.

Trump touts 'very big' trade deal with Britain

Washington - US President Donald Trump touted the prospects of a "very big" trade deal with Britain on Tuesday as the minister tasked with clinching accords for the post-Brexit era met officials in Washington."Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom.

U.K. farmers using new technology to stop sheep rustling

Farmers in Cumbria, U.K. are fighting back against thieves who have been stealing their sheep, using cutting-edge technology in a 12-month pilot project in the country's Lake District.

U.K. announces it will invest $320 million in energy storage R&D

London - In a move aimed at powering the transition to a low-carbon economy, the U.K. is set to invest in battery technology research and development to the tune of £246 million ($320 million) over the next four years.

Deadly snake fungus has now been found in wild snakes in Europe

A fungal disease that has been killing wild snakes in over 30 states in the U.S. and Canada has now been identified for the first time in wild snakes in Europe, according to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL).

Review: Soul II Soul's Simon Law looks to the sky on debut solo album

A key member of British R&B collective Soul II Soul, who co-wrote their two Grammy-winning songs "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)" and "African Dance," Simon Law has worked on all the band's albums but one. His debut solo effort is out now.

Trump nominates NFL team owner as envoy to Britain

Washington - US President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will formally nominate Republican fundraiser and American football team owner Woody Johnson to be his ambassador to Britain.

Review: Stone Free Festival brings top rock acts to the O2 Special

London - The second annual all-day rock festival at London's O2 saw Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as the headline act, supported by Sweet and Blue Öyster Cult. Digital Journal went along.

Country/rock singer Jace Everett returns with new album Special

The American singer/songwriter is perhaps best known for co-writing "Your Man," a number one hit for Josh Turner in 2005, and for his song "Bad Things," which was used as the theme tune for the HBO series 'True Blood'.

Adam Lambert and Queen announce European and U.K. tour

Grammy-nominated pop singer Adam Lambert and classic rock group Queen have announced a 24-date tour in Europe and the UK.

Review: SaraBeth beautiful on 'I Want It That Way' single, to tour the UK Special

Country songstress SaraBeth has released her new single, "I Want It That Way," a remake of the Backstreet Boys song, and her version is glorious.

Review: Frankie Valli brings the crowd to its feet at London's O2 Special

London - The legendary 'Jersey Boy' himself stopped off in the English capital to perform a hit-packed show that lasted nearly two hours. Digital Journal was there.

UK says South Sudan violence amounts to 'genocide'

Entebbe - Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan's civil war amount to "genocide", according to Britain's International Development Minister Priti Patel.

Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?

Paris - The United States and Britain have banned laptops and tablet computers from passenger cabins on certain airlines' flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa, citing terror threats. Why this measure now?

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

Scottish leader set to rally troops for referendum

Aberdeen - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will ramp up pressure on the British government to grant a new secession referendum as she rallies her independence-hungry footsoldiers on Saturday.

Op-Ed: Mystery writer Simon Hall is excited about new book Special

Plymouth - Just about everyone enjoys a good mystery; the intrigue, the danger and of course, the end when it is solved. But the U.K's mystery writer Simon Hall believes that mysteries hold a special spot in English literature.

Google's Deepmind to help cut 10 percent off U.K.'s energy bill

DeepMind wants to help the UK cut its energy consumption by up to 10 percent, according to a report published in The Financial Times on Sunday.

U.K. carbon emissions fall after record drop in coal use

New figures released by Carbon Brief shows the UK's CO2 emissions fell by 5.8 percent in 2016, after a record drop of 52 percent in the use of coal.

Chatting with Michaela Weeks: Britney Spears impersonator Special

UK artist Michaela Weeks chatted with Digital Journal about her love for Britney Spears and being an internationally recognized Britney Spears impersonator.

English music festival Y Not announces first wave of artists

Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club and The Vaccines to headline this annual gathering which takes place in Derbyshire from July 27 to July 30.

Review: 'Apple Tree Yard' box set out February 20

London - The acclaimed four-part miniseries starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin - and based on the best-selling novel by Louise Doughty - can be yours to own on DVD or Blue-Ray later this month.
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