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The UK and Japan are seeking to strengthen military ties through the Reciprocal Access Agreement.
UK and Japan Considering a Military Alliance Apparently Directed at Countering Beijing
The governments of Japan and the United Kingdom have begun negotiating the Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) to deepen defense ties between the two global powers. Once concluded, the agreement will allow both nations and their...
Germany’s Social Democrats Score Close Victory in National Elections
On Sept. 26, millions of voters across Germany went to the polls to select the 20th Bundestag, Germany’s Federal Assembly which possesses federal legislative power. Following a tight race, Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) were...
100-year-old WWII veteran Captain Tom Moore.
Record Number of 100-Year-Olds in the UK
Despite the pandemic over the past one and a half years, the United Kingdom has reported that a record number of people aged 100 and above lived in the country in 2020.    According to the...
UK children under the age of 16 can now take puberty-blocking drugs without parental consent.
Children Can Now Use Trans Drugs Without Parental Permission, UK Court Overrules Earlier Decision
On Sept. 17, Britain’s Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision to limit the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children. Kids under the age of 16 will now be allowed to take the drugs...
Gab, a free speech platform, is refusing the German government’s mandate to comply with a censorship law.
Gab CEO Refuses to Comply With Germany’s Censorship Dictates
Social media platform Gab has recently been facing intense pressure from German authorities to comply with their censorship policies. In a Sept. 20 blog post, Gab CEO Andrew Torba revealed that his company has received...
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British Defence Contractors Stand to Benefit From AUKUS Pact
The AUKUS announcement on 15 September preceded the news that BAE Systems PLc, the UK’s largest defence contractor and third biggest globally, along with Rolls Royce Holdings PLc, had been awarded a Ministry of Defence...
British Golf Club Workers Unearth Bronze Age Coffin
Workers at the Tetney Golf Club were tending to the landscape of the area when they unearthed an extraordinary find - a 4,000-year-old coffin that is believed to come from the Bronze Age. While Britain...
Theatre goers queue to scan their contact tracing app on July 21, 2021 in London, England. The NHS App vaccine passport uses iProov, a private company, to collect biometric facial recognition data for account verification. The NHS provides iProov with government identification data to complete the match. This information can also be queried by law enforcement.
UK Vaccine Passport App Sends Biometric Facial Recognition Data to Private Company, Shares With Law Enforcement
The vaccine passport app used by the United Kingdom’s public health system is using a private company to collect and process biometric facial recognition data, and the National Health Service (NHS) admits the data collected...
School staff check vaccine passport status for students and parents inside a school on September 13, 2021 in Turin, Italy. Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s administration intends to expand its vaccine status segregation requirement from the public sector to private sector employees.
No Jab? No Job. Italy to Extend Vaccine Passport to Private Sector Workers
The Italian government plans to use its authority to extend its Green Pass vaccine passport requirement from public sector workers to the private sector, according to comments given by a Minister on public radio.  In...