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The UK is planning to raise the National Insurance tax to meet the demands of social care.
For Sustaining Social Security, UK Plans to Raise Taxes, Low Income Groups Most Affected
The British government is planning to raise individual taxes to fund the National Health Service (NHS) and social care reforms. If the plans materialize, the Tory Party’s 2019 election manifesto promising not to raise taxes...
An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a COVID-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021.
10 Downing Street Party Asked for Vaccine Passports, Tory MPs Displeased
Boris Johnson reportedly asked Tory Members of Parliament (MPs) to bring their Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) passports or provide a recent negative test result to attend a party at his residence on 10 Downing Street....
Children have been facing increased stress during the pandemic, especially with lockdowns.
Loneliness and Lockdowns: UK Sees Record Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions to Children
A record number of youngsters in the UK are being prescribed antidepressants by the National Health Service (NHS). There has been a steep rise in mental health issues, especially among children and youngsters over the...
A Royal Air Force Hercules C-130 lands during a mission to Cyprus, on August 14, 2014. C-130’s, such as this one participating in an aid drop to stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq, are reliable and tough.
Daring Nighttime Raid: UK’s Special Air Service Rescued its Own From Taliban-Seized Kandahar
According to the Daily Mail, a group of 20 elite Special Air Service (SAS) forces sent a distress signal to the British military when Kandahar fell to the Taliban. The Mail reports that the stranded...
The United States and allies urged Afghans to leave Kabul airport, citing the threat of terrorist attacks.
US and UK Warn People to Avoid Kabul Airport
On Aug. 25, the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan issued a security alert, asking American citizens in the country to avoid going to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Americans who are at the East...
Canadian writer Sheng Xue speaks about communist rule in China
Americans and Britons Sign Petitions to End Communist Rule in China, Bringing ‘Light to the Darkness’
According to surveys conducted over the past year, many of the world’s people view Beijing with an increasingly darkening attitude.  More than 1.2 million have signed a petition called ‘End the CCP’ in reference to...
British Government May Block China From Owning British Nuclear Power Plants
Recent news reports have revealed that British government ministers are considering various financing options regarding the Sizewell-C Nuclear Power Plant project in Suffolk to counteract the progressive ownership of vital British infrastructure by Chinese government-run...
Though HMS Queen Elizabeth will traverse through South China Sea, it isn't clear whether it will pass within the 12 mile limit of Beijing's artificial islands.
Will London Stand Up to China? HMS Queen Elizabeth Heading for Beijing’s Territorial Claims in South China Sea
The UK’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth and Carrier Strike Group are passing through the Singapore Strait. “It comes as the vessels head into the South China Sea having completed exercises with the Indian, Malaysian...
London aims to locate two warships permanently in the Asian region.
Britain Announces Permanent Warships in Asia Ahead of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s Visit to Japan, Tokyo Decouples Taiwan From China Map
On July 20, Britain declared that it would soon be deploying warships in Asian waters. The deployment would come after aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and escort ships sail to Japan in September, traversing the...