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British MPs vote for UK to stage diplomatic boycott of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

London: The UK House of Commons has unanimously passed a motion calling for the British government to stage a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless the Chinese government ends the “atrocities” taking place in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

UK: Matt Hancock resigns as health secretary after breaking social distance guidance

London/UNI: Britain's health secretary Matt Hancock resigned from his position on Saturday after he was found in breach of social distancing norms by kissing a colleague.

UK govt updates green, red travel lists of countries effective June 30

London/Sputnik: UK transport minister Grant Shapps announced on Thursday changes to the "green" and "red" lists of countries depending on the risk of COVID-19 exposure, effective June 30.

EU, UK expand sanctions on Myanmar military

Brussels/Sputnik: The European Union and the United Kingdom announced on Monday fresh sanctions on Myanmar’s officials and companies with ties to the military, which seized power in February.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab slams China over Apple Daily crackdown

London: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday targeted China over the raids and arrests at Apple Daily in Hong Kong and said it demonstrated Beijing is using the National Security Law to target dissenting voices.

UK: Parliament approves extending COVID-19 restrictions until July 19

London/Sputnik: The House of Commons of the UK Parliament approved on Wednesday the government's proposal to postpone the deadline for lifting quarantine restrictions in England until July 19 due to the surge of COVID-19.

China, Britain exchange barbs over 'Six-monthly Report' on Hong Kong

Beijing: The Chinese government has condemned the British government's move of releasing a 'Six-monthly Report' on Hong Kong.

UK PM Boris Johnson marries fiancee in 'secret ceremony'

London/UNI: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, got married in a secret ceremony on Saturday, local media reported on Sunday.

Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’

New York: UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination.

UK adds Pakistan in high-risk country for terror financing; Pakistan opposes

The United Kingdom government has put Pakistan on the list of 21 countries that are considered high-risk countries for money laundering and terror financing. The country still remains on the grey list of the global terror watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).  Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday expressed reservations on the inclusion, calling the move “devoid of facts”.

UK armed forces bill would limit war crimes accountability: UN rights chief

New York: Legislation under consideration in the UK regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes if it is passed in its current form, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

Boris Johnson opts out of Prince Philip’s funeral amid Covid-19 restrictions: Downing Street

Moscow/Sputnik: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not attend Prince Philip’s funeral later this month in order to make room for as many family members as possible, amid strict coronavirus regulations, a Downing Street spokesperson said.

UK's decision to put Pakistan on travel 'red list' irks Minister Asad Umar

Islamabad: The United Kingdom's decision to add Pakistan to its travel 'red list' has left the South Asian nation's Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar irked.

Xinjiang sanctions: Boris Johnson slams China

London: British PM Boris Johnson has slammed China for imposing sanctions on nine UK individuals and four entities and said the freedom to speak out in opposition against the abuse faced by Uyghurs in Xinjiang is fundamental.

Xinjiang sanctions: Boris Johnson slams China

London: British PM Boris Johnson has slammed China for imposing sanctions on nine UK individuals and four entities and said the freedom to speak out in opposition against the abuse faced by Uyghurs in Xinjiang is fundamental.