UK nurses demand pay rise, to go on strike
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UK nurses demand pay rise, to go on strike

For the first time in history, nurses under the United Kingdom National Health Service will embark on industrial action to press home their demand for better pay amidst the rising cost of living and soaring energy bills. About 300,000 registered nurses of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), who are mostly employees of the state-run…

Unwholesale Trade

Unwholesale Trade

 A London court on Thursday ordered the UK unit of the mining and commodity trading group Glencore to pay £281m in fines and confiscated profit.  What’s the company’s crime?  Bribery of officials in several African countries. According to the ruling by Judge Peter Fraser, the actions of Glencore’s UK subsidiary indicated “corporate corruption on a…

Rishi Sunak as new PM

Rishi Sunak as new PM

The revolving door at Number 10 Downing is ready to welcome yet another Conservative leader, the building’s third occupant in just seven weeks.  What’s the profile of the new PM?  Rishi Sunak is set to become the U.K.’s newest leader following the resignation of Liz Truss, beating out competitors Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt over…

Truss Resigns

Truss Resigns

In our last story on British Prime Minister Liz Truss’ stormy early days in office, we wondered how long before she gets to still waters. She has found the still waters, but outside No. 10 Downing street. What do you mean?The embattled PM succumbed to the raging storm that has made her time in the…

A recap of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

A recap of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Monday’s funeral of Queen Elizabeth II was one of the biggest diplomatic gatherings in decades. Leaders of almost 200 countries and territories, including roughly 90 presidents and Prime Ministers, flew in to attend. Many of them did not get royal treatment, however.  How do you mean?  Japan’s Emperor and other Heads of State arrived at…

Queen Elizabeth II: The Black Man’s Misplaced Anger 

Queen Elizabeth II: The Black Man’s Misplaced Anger 

The world was again reminded of man’s temporary presence on earth when Buckingham palace announced the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, 2022. There had been fears of the inevitable earlier in the day when doctors expressed concern over her health, and the Queen finally drew the curtain on her time in…