UK’s first large-scale lithium refinery chooses location

UK’s first large-scale lithium refinery chooses location

A lithium-ion battery photographed at a Volkswagen plant in Germany. Lithium-ion batteries are crucial components of electric vehicles. Jan Woita | Image Alliance | Getty Images LONDON – A facility described as Britain’s “first large-scale lithium refinery” will be located in the north of England, and those behind the project hope its output will hit … Read more

Iran accused of plotting to kill two journalists in Britain

Iran accused of plotting to kill two journalists in Britain

CNN — Two British-Iranian journalists working in the United Kingdom have been warned by police of a “credible” plan by Iran to kill them, according to their employer, London-based news channel Iran International. In a statement on Monday, the Farsi-language broadcaster said it was “shocked and deeply concerned” by the alleged deadly threats, while accusing … Read more

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Family of jailed British-Egyptian fear for his life during COP27 summit

Alaa Abd El-Fattah: Family of jailed British-Egyptian fear for his life during COP27 summit

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN — The sister of imprisoned British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah is concerned for his life, telling a press conference on the sidelines of COP27 that the family does not “know if he is alive.” Despite Egypt’s police state making it difficult for government critics to speak out freely, Sanaa Seif, … Read more

Britain declares a public holiday on May 8 to honor King Charles III

Britain declares a public holiday on May 8 to honor King Charles III

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will have another reason to celebrate the coronation of King Charles IIIfor the government has declared a special holiday on the occasion. The feast day will be Monday, May 8, capping a three-day weekend beginning with the coronation. The coronation of Charles’ late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was also … Read more

Backstreet Boys pay emotional tribute to “our little brother” Aaron Carter during concert in London

Backstreet Boys pay emotional tribute to “our little brother” Aaron Carter during concert in London

The Backstreet Boys paid an emotional tribute to Aaron Carter, the younger brother of group member Nick Carter, during their concert in London on Sunday. The younger Carter was found dead Saturday in a California home. “The next song is about family,” band member Kevin Richardson said as the group performed at London’s O2 Arena. … Read more

How Climate Became the New Culture War Frontline – POLITICO

How Climate Became the New Culture War Frontline – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Delegates landing in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for UN climate talks this week are a global elite bent on tearing down national borders, stripping individual freedoms and condemning working people to a life of poverty. The dark view is held by a number of far-right … Read more

Ed Sheeran film crew helps rescue missing woman off UK coast

Ed Sheeran film crew helps rescue missing woman off UK coast

A crew filming a music video for Ed Sheeran on England’s Suffolk coast became unlikely heroes Thursday when they helped police rescue a missing woman. Lowestoft Police reported on Friday that officers had been searching for a missing woman on Lowestoft’s north and south beaches on Thursday. She was eventually found in the ocean and … Read more

Man who had COVID for 411 days finally cured with Regeneron cocktail given to Trump

Man who had COVID for 411 days finally cured with Regeneron cocktail given to Trump

London – A man in the UK who was infected with COVID-19 for 411 days was finally cured after receiving the same cocktail of drugs given to former President Donald Trump, doctors in London said. His is one of the longest known cases of COVID in the world after another patient who was infected for … Read more

Food and wine tours to France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain

Food and wine tours to France, Italy, Spain and Great Britain

When Colin and Jenoa Matthes left their home state of Utah to go on a world tour in 2019, they were drawn to the food scenes in places like France and Italy. “We really loved, especially the food of all these different countries … and how local and specialized they were in different regions … … Read more

The Bank of England is warning Britons to prepare for Britain’s longest ever recession

The Bank of England is warning Britons to prepare for Britain’s longest ever recession

Bank of England in London. Getty The Bank of England warned on Thursday that the UK is facing its longest recession on record and it predicted that the country’s unemployment rate could double by 2025. The Bank of England’s announcement came as it raised its key interest rate from 2.25% to 3%, giving it is … Read more