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Facial Recognition in School Cafeterias in the United Kingdom/Scotland
UK Schools Deploy Facial Recognition Payments at Cafeterias
Nine schools in Scotland’s North Ayrshire in the United Kingdom have deployed facial recognition payment systems in student cafeterias as of Oct. 18. The company supplying hardware and software for the roll out says the...
Immensa Health Clinic Wolverhamption 43,000 False Negative PCR Tests Shoddy Worksmanship
UK Lab With Dubious History Suspended After Producing 43,000 False Negative PCR Tests
The United Kingdom’s Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has suspended a private laboratory that processes PCR tests on the government’s behalf after tens of thousands of tests were confirmed as false negatives.  In an Oct. 15...
Hessen Germany Bars Unvaccinated From Supermarkets
No Jab? No Food. German State Allows Supermarkets to Bar Unvaccinated
All retail stores, including supermarkets, are now permitted to enforce measures that allow only those who can flash a vaccine passport verifying their injection status or evidence of a previous Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection...
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British Review: Inclusion of Biologically Male Athletes Competing Against Females at Odds With Fairplay Rules
An audit on transgender athletes participating in sports competitions by a United Kingdom's Sports thinktank concluded that inclusion and fairness are irreconcilable and suggested stricter guidelines in this regard. "The inclusion of transgender people into...
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Poland Denies It Maneuvers Toward PolExit After Legal Clash With the EU
The Polish government is at loggerheads with the European Union over jurisdictional rights leading to a looming walkout of Warsaw and possibly financial sanctions imposed by the supra-national governing body. Tension reached a tentative climax...
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Unearthing the Mystery of the Arthurian Giant of Glastonbury Abbey
England has always been a host of numerous medieval legends, especially the tale of King Arthur, whose legend has continued to inspire heroism and hope to this day. The story has become so widely accepted...
French Senate to Vote on Mandatory Vaccination for all Citizens Aged 24 to 59
The French Senate is set to vote on a bill that would make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for large swaths of its population. Life hasn’t been easy for the non-vaccinated in France since the out roll...
HMS Richmond, Britain's Anti Submarine Warfare Frigates enters Indonesia's port Tanjung Priok during a visit in Jakarta on May 22, 2011.
In Challenge to Beijing, British Warship Transits Through Taiwan Strait
For the first time since 2019, a warship of the British Royal Navy sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Sept. 27, testing Beijing’s territorial claims. The HMS Richmond, a frigate of the U.K.’s Carrier Strike...
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...