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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologized “wholeheartedly” to every victim of the country’s infected blood scandal after the final report of an inquiry into contaminated blood transfusions was released Monday. He cited the report’s conclusions that British authorities, including successive governments and the National Health Service (NHS), were guilty of a “catalogue of failures” and [...]

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The UK Government announced on Thursday that it is updating its statutory guidance for schools and introducing age limits for sex education and sensitive topics. The press release says the decision to introduce age limits to sex education in schools comes “following multiple reports of disturbing materials being used in Relationships, Sex, and Health Education [...]

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University leaders should take responsibility for protecting Jewish students on campus, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said to vice-chancellors during an antisemitism roundtable hosted at Downing Street. Sunak met with 17 leaders of higher education institutions from England and Scotland, along with Jewish student and community groups. The meeting was convened after the proliferation of student [...]

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Students at multiple UK universities this week have set up protests and encampments in solidarity with similar protests against Israel’s war in Gaza recently seen across campuses in the United States as well as in Canada, France and Germany. The UK universities include Oxford, Cambridge, University of College London, Newcastle,  Sheffield, Warwick, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester [...]

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The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) announced on Friday that two men were arrested and charged with immigration offenses over English Channel crossings which led to the death of five migrants on a beach in France, including a child. The charges against the two men include assisting unlawful immigration and attempting to arrive in the [...]

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King Charles III has given his assent to the UK government’s legislation which will allow asylum seekers to be sent to Rwanda. The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill 2024 received Royal Assent on Thursday and will now become law in the UK. Royal assent is the final stage in the British legislative process, [...]

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The UK’s Parliament on Tuesday approved the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill, which would declare Rwanda a “safe country” in order to send certain asylum seekers there while they await their applications to be assessed. The bill would enable the deportation of irregular migrants under the UK-Rwanda international treaty on asylum partnership. The [...]

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The UK House of Commons voted Tuesday to advance the “Tobacco and Vapes Bill” that would make it illegal for anyone born in 2009 or later to buy tobacco and add restrictions to vaping. Legislators voted in favour of the bill in a 383 to 67 vote. Rather than banning smoking outright, the restrictions apply to [...]

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Belgian police intervened at the National Conservatism Conference (NatCon) on Tuesday, following an order prohibiting the event. The order, issued by the mayor of the Brussels municipality of Saint-Joose-ten-Noode Emir Kir, was aimed at preventing public disorder. The conference, set for April 16 and 17, faced disruption on its first day due to the police [...]

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