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First refugees to be told this week of their relocation to Rwanda
Arrivals who crossed Channel will be notified of Home Office plan to send them to nation to make asylum claims
Julian Assange extradition order issued by London court
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has moved one step closer to being extradited to the United States, where he is set to be tried under the Espionage Act, after a London court sent his handover order to the British government for approval.
Cocaine worth £302m found in Southampton is 'largest in UK'
A "monumental seizure" of cocaine found in a shipment of bananas has been called the UK's biggest since 2015.
A bribe is a bribe, even if officially it isn't : Priti Patel accepts £100,000 donation from firm run by oil trader who profit from the sanctions against Russia
Hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand is not believed to have made a political donation before. However, what looks like a bribe, smells like a bribe, walks like a bribe and barks like a bribe, is in England a… “donation”.
Russian oligarchs on UK sanctions list were granted ‘golden visas’
Eight unnamed individuals were awarded right to live in Britain under controversial investor visa scheme
Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder gets married in Belmarsh prison
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has married his long-term partner at a high-security prison in London.
Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against extradition
The Supreme Court has refused to allow Julian Assange his latest appeal against extradition to the US.
How many refugees have fled Ukraine and where are they going?
The UK finally changed their position and is launching a new and very helpful visa scheme to help people host Ukrainian refugees in their homes. The UN says four million people may try to escape the war in Ukraine.
Ukraine war: UK households offered £350 a month for hosting refugees
Households in the UK will be offered £350 a month to open their homes to people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
Questions raised over time-lag on UK moves to sanction oligarchs
Only eight people named so far sanctioned in UK with critics saying a process likely to ‘take weeks and months’ allows time for ‘asset flight’
Roman Abramovich terrified of being sanctioned and is selling property, says MP
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ‘terrified of being sanctioned’ by the UK Government and is selling his property, according to Labour MP Chris Bryant.
Ukraine conflict: Russia blames Liz Truss and others for nuclear alert
Vladimir Putin put Russia's nuclear forces on high alert after comments by UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and others, the Kremlin has said.
Priti Patel support Putin against Ukrainians: refuses to waive all visa rules for Ukraine refugees
Home secretary cites “concerns” over extremists and Russian agents entering UK amid growing unrest among Tory MPs. Is that only stupidity (as they have already visa and already staying in UK) or just primitive evilness and racism a la Na...
Roman Abramovich: Labour MP urges government to seize Russian billionaire's assets
The government should seize the assets of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, a Labour MP has said, citing concerns about alleged links to corruption.
Ukraine crisis: Golden visa used by Russian oligarchs to live in Britain scrapped over corruption fears
Oligarchs have had the world as their oyster, armed forces minister says, but if Putin continues to threaten the West they will find it "extraordinarily hard" to enjoy the trappings that come with it.
Mike Lynch steps down from Darktrace board as he fights extradition to U.S. -Telegraph
British tech tycoon Mike Lynch has resigned as an adviser to Darktrace PLC (DARK.L), a British cyber security firm, The Telegraph reported on Friday.
HP Wins Huge Fraud Case Against Autonomy’s Mike Lynch
Just hours after the ruling, the UK home secretary approved Lynch’s extradition to the United States, where he faces further charges.
Julian Assange: From liberal darling to public enemy no. 1
“The UK High Court will deliver its decision on Monday morning [January 24] about whether to permit Julian Assange to appeal the US extradition decision to UK Supreme Court,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Friday.
End-to-end encryption protects children, says UK information watchdog
Information commissioner defends role of privacy protections in face of government-backed campaign
EU plane to be deployed over Channel after migrant deaths
A plane operated by EU border agency Frontex will be deployed over the Channel to better identify smuggling networks, said the French interior minister at a meeting with European migration officials.
France refuses to be held ‘hostage’ to British politics
France will not be held hostage to Britain’s domestic politics over the Channel migrant crisis, the country’s interior minister has said, signaling, however, readiness to negotiate with London.
Priti Patel's fast-track visa scheme for scientists attracted zero applicants in first six months
The Home Office says that there have been thousands of applications for other immigration schemes, but none from people who have won prestigious awards.
MPs' addresses & phone numbers stolen in cyberattack – reports
Labour politicians’ home addresses and personal phone numbers were reportedly stolen during a “cyber incident” affecting the party’s IT provider – sparking personal security fears in the aftermath of Tory MP David Amess’ murder.
Facebook Will Fuel Further Unrest, Whistleblower Says
Frances Haugen, a former product manager on Facebook's civic misinformation team who has turned whistleblower, appeared before a parliamentary select committee in Britain that is examining plans to regulate social media companies.
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