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Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak gestures during a question and answer session at Supacat Ltd. in Honiton, south-west England on May 29, 2024, during a campaign event in the build-up to the UK general election on July 4. (Photo by Alastair Grant / POOL / AFP)

UK parliament dissolves ahead of election

The British parliament dissolved on Thursday ahead of a July 4 general election, which looks set to bring Labour to power after 14 year
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Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech about mathematics, on ending the "anti-maths mindset" to boost economic growth, during a visit at the London Screen Academy (LSA) in London in London, on April 17, 2023. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP)

You don’t have to attend varsity, UK PM Sunak says amid Nigerian students’ financial struggles

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, has advised Nigerians and other foreign students studying in Britain that success in life does not have to be achieved by going to
Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak enjoys a hot drink and a Tunnock's during a visit to the Global Energy Group facility at the Port of Nigg in north-east Scotland on May 23, 2024, during a campaign event in the build-up to the UK general election on July 4. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / POOL / AFP)

Sunak ‘disappointed’ UK smoking ban won’t become law

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's decision to call an early general election means his flagship smoking ban will not pass before the current parliamentary session is suspended on Friday.
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A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaking during the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs), in the House of Commons in central London, on May 15, 2024. (Photo by UK PARLIAMENT / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO USE FOR ENTERTAINMENT, SATIRICAL, ADVERTISING PURPOSES - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / UK PARLIAMENT"

UK to offer 43,000 seasonal worker visas

The UK government has announced it plans to offer 43,000 seasonal worker visas to the agricultural sector and extend the visa programme for five more years, until 2029. The decision follows Prime
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Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech on welfare reform during a press conference at the Centre for Social Justice as part of a visit of local businesses, in central London, on April 19, 2024. - The British government wants to review the social assistance system to fight in particular against what it calls "the culture of sick leave", while the number of people who do not work for health reasons is reaching new heights. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP)

UK economy exits recession ahead of election

Britain exited recession with stronger-than-expected growth in the first quarter of 2024, official data showed Friday, in a boost to embattled Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ahead of this year's election.
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Keir Starmer (C), flanked by Britain's main opposition Labour Party deputy leader and Shadow Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary Angela Rayner (front 2nd L) and New Labour Party MP for Blackpool South, Chris Webb (L), speaks to supporters after delivering a celebrating speech at Blackpool Cricket Club, following the results of the by-elections in Blackpool, north-west England, on May 3, 2024 - Britain's ruling Conservatives lost a parliamentary seat to the main Labour opposition on May 3, as the country awaited local election results likely to pile more pressure on embattled leader Rishi Sunak. Labour seized the constituency of Blackpool South, in the northwest of England, in the latest by-election defeat for the Tories as it appears on course to lose an upcoming general election. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

UK’s ruling Conservatives brace for more losses in local elections

Britain's ruling Conservatives braced Saturday for further losses in local elections, their worst results in recent memory and a key test before a general election to be held by January.
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A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak giving a statement on Huthis maritime attacks in the Red Sea to MPs, in the House of Commons, in London, on January 23, 2024. - Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warned Iran-backed Huthis that Britain would stage new military action if the Yemeni rebels keep attacking shipping in the Red Sea. (Photo by JESSICA TAYLOR / UK PARLIAMENT / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO USE FOR ENTERTAINMENT, SATIRICAL, ADVERTISING PURPOSES - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / JESSICA TAYLOR /UK PARLIAMENT" - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO USE FOR ENTERTAINMENT, SATIRICAL, ADVERTISING PURPOSES - MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / Jessica Taylor /UK Parliament" /

UK records 80% drop in dependants migrants after visa system change

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, has revealed that the recent action to mitigate the number of dependants in the country has seen a significant fall as they have now
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Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks during a press conference, at the Downing Street Briefing Room, in central London, on April 22, 2024 regarding the Britain and Rwanda treaty to transfer illegal migrants to the African country. - Rishi Sunak promised on April 22, 2024 that deportation flights of asylum seekers to Rwanda will begin in "10 to 12 weeks", as the plan entered its final stage in parliament. (Photo by Toby Melville / POOL / AFP)

UK confirms first migrants held for Rwanda deportation flights

The UK government confirmed on Wednesday it has detained an unspecified number of migrants in recent days who are set to be deported to Rwanda in July under its controversial new policy.
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FILE PHOTO: Rwanda's President Paul Kagame addresses a news conference in Kigali, Rwanda April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana/File Photo

Mixed reactions trail UK-Rwanda asylum operation

Eleven weeks earlier than stated, the British Home Office seeks to launch a surprise operation to detain asylum seekers across the UK today in preparation for deportation to Rwanda.
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UK Border Force and Interforce security officers escort migrants, the first to be picked up at sea attempting to cross the English Channel from France in 2024, at the Marina in Dover southeast England, on January 13, 2024. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

UK’s Home Office to detain asylum seekers in surprise operation

The United Kingdom’s Home Office will launch an operation to detain asylum seekers in preparation for their deportation to Rwanda, The Guardian UK reported on Sunday. The surprise operation would start a
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