Boris Johnson receives Partygate investigation by civil servant Sue Gray

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received the long-awaited report by senior civil servant Sue Gray into lockdown-busting parties at Downing Street.  The details have not been published yet but Johnson will go to the House of Commons later to make a statement on the findings, which have…

Sinn Féin to UK: Don’t unsettle Northern Ireland

The U.K. government would put Northern Ireland in a “very dangerous place” by unilaterally changing the region’s post-Brexit trade protocol, Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said Tuesday. O’Neill intervened as the U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss prepared to announce plans to bring forward new legislation to override parts of…

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic victory at Eurovision

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s musical competition Eurovision. Swept along on a wave of solidarity, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra racked up a record popular vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an…

Investigators have found ‘new evidence’ in Madeleine McCann case

German prosecutors say they have found new evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. A spokesperson for the Brunswick public prosecutor’s office has told Portuguese television that the investigation is moving forward. “We have found some new facts, some new evidence – not forensic evidence — but evidence,” Hans…

Northern Ireland leaders trade Brexit barbs as election looms

Press play to listen to this article BELFAST — Rival leaders clashed in their final TV debate Tuesday night ahead of a Northern Ireland Assembly election widely forecast to make the Irish nationalist Sinn Féin party the largest in the U.K. territory for the first time. Expected gains for Sinn…

Young people are saving money and paying off debt through ‘cash stuffing.’ Here’s how it works 

As news of soaring gas prices splashed across headlines, Yasmine Camilla saw her energy bill double “almost overnight.” Filling up the tank now costs 30% to 40% more, she says. But this rising cost of living is something she would never have noticed eight months ago. “I had always just…

UK and Germany won’t send tanks to Ukraine

LONDON — It “wouldn’t be appropriate” for Western allies to fulfill all of Ukraine’s requests for weaponry, the British prime minister said Friday. Boris Johnson was speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz following their first in-person meeting in London, hours after Berlin declined to send…

Boris Johnson: Sanctions should intensify until all Russian troops leave Ukraine

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — The G7 should intensify sanctions against Russia until all Russian troops have left Ukraine, the British prime minister said. Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that the public should not expect the G7 group of the world’s seven most industrialized…

IBBC meets with Saudi Iraqi Business Council in Riyadh | Iraq Business News

From the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC): Baroness Nicholson and Christophe Michels led a 30-strong delegation of IBBC Members to Riyadh to meet with Members of the Saudi Iraqi Business Council. The high profile meeting of Members of both Councils met under the auspices of the Saudi Minister of Commerce…