‘Donnez-moi un break,’ Boris Johnson tells France over submarine row

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France on Wednesday to “prenez un grip” (get a grip) and “donnez-moi un break” over a submarine deal row that saw Australia tear up a French contract for a trilateral nuclear-powered submarine deal between Australia, the US and the UK. Johnson’s comments came as French President Emmanuel Macron is […]

Bob Marley and The Wailers ‘Jammin’ Certified Platinum In The UK

Bob Marley’s music is selling more than ever some four decades after his death. The undeniable influence that the music icon has on the reggae community remains unprecedented. The 1977 release by Bob Marley and the Wailers, “Jammin,” has been certified platinum in the United Kingdom by the British Phonographic Industry. The record was bestowed […]

France cancels defense meeting with UK over submarine row, sources say

PARIS (Reuters) – France has cancelled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Parly personally took the decision to drop the bilateral […]

SR – Snap It (Remix) Lyrics

[Intro] DT5 on the beat Senseii [Chorus: SR] Two in the dots, hold it steady (Man down, man down) Snap it, stuff it, slap it Big man, hold that corn for brekky (And again) Knife work’s been on fleek How many yutes been chinged up already? (Woo) Gyal get beat and dash I got my […]

Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Wife Release Statement Hints At Foul Play: “He Was Not Sick”

Following the death of Jamaican musical genius Lee “Scratch” Perry, his wife, Mireille Perry, issued a statement via his IG account hinting at possible foul play surrounding his death. Mireille shared with fans that Perry was not sick prior to his death on Sunday at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover. “I have no […]

CIA chief held secret meeting with Taliban in Kabul: report

US Central Intelligence Agency chief William Burns held a secret meeting in Kabul with Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Monday meeting, which if confirmed will have been the highest-level encounter between the Islamist group and the Biden administration since the militants’ return to power, came as efforts to […]

Scotland’s pro-independence parties strike power-sharing deal

Scotland’s ruling party on Friday announced a landmark power-sharing deal for a pro-independence majority in the devolved parliament in Edinburgh, catapulting the Greens into their first ministerial positions in UK politics. The agreement between the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish Green Party needs to be approved by members but tightens ties between the […]

Pfizer COVID jab declines faster than AstraZeneca: study

The effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 declines faster than that of the AstraZeneca jab, according to a new study published on Thursday. “Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech have greater initial effectiveness against new COVID-19 infections, but this declines faster compared with two doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca,” researchers at Oxford University said. The study, which has […]

‘The die was cast’: UK defense minister unloads on Trump for giving ‘momentum’ to the Taliban

On Monday, Business Insider reported that British Defense Minister Ben Wallace placed the blame for the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan squarely on the shoulders of former President Donald Trump. “The die was cast when the deal was done by Donald Trump, if you want my observation,” said Wallace on BBC Breakfast. “President Biden inherited a […]

The ‘most expensive drug in the world’, how it works and the devastating disease it treats

Babies born with the rare, inherited motor neuron disease spinal muscular atrophy are, without treatment, unlikely to reach their second birthday. When, as a researcher in the 1990s, I became aware of the disease there were no treatments even on the horizon. Now there are two recently licensed drugs to treat this devastating affliction. There […]

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Tensions rise as Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi to be sworn in as president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is pictured during a meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane at the Presidential Palace in Tehran. -/Iranian Presidency /dpa As Iran awaits the swearing in of its new president on Thursday afternoon, tensions in the region continued to rise with the leader of the country’s Revolutionary Guards warning the world […]

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How summer of 2021 has changed our understanding of extreme weather

A succession of record-breaking natural disasters have swept the globe in recent weeks. There have been serious floods in China and western Europe, heatwaves and drought in North America and wildfires in the sub-Arctic. An annual report on the UK’s weather indicates extreme events are becoming commonplace in the country’s once mild climate. August 2020 […]

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UK health minister sparks fury by urging people not to ‘cower from’ COVID

LONDON (Reuters) – British health minister Sajid Javid was accused of insulting coronavirus victims on Sunday after urging people to take a COVID-19 vaccine and “learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus”. Javid, who replaced Matt Hancock as health minister last month after his predecessor stepped down for breaking COVID rules by […]

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UK police officer pleads guilty to Sarah Everard’s murder

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) – A British police officer on Friday admitted murdering Sarah Everard whose killing sparked anger and soul-searching across the country about what police, government and society can do to stop male violence against women. Wayne Couzens, 48, a London officer who guarded diplomatic premises, had previously admitted rape and kidnap. […]

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