Britain's Boris Johnson battles to stay as PM amid revolt
A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is battling to remain in office, shrugging off calls for his resignation after three Cabinet ministers and a slew of junior officials said they could no longer serve under his scandal-plagued leadership.
In major blow, 2 key ministers quit Boris Johnson government
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is clinging to power after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal.
UK health chief sees 'unfair' pricing for COVID travel tests
Britain’s competition watchdog says it will look into the cost of COVID-19 testing for travelers after Health Secretary Sajid Javid complained that high prices for the government-mandated tests were preventing some people from going on holiday.
IS bride loses bid to return to UK to fight for citizenship
FILE - This undated photo released by the Metropolitan Police of London, shows Shamima Begum. Shamima Begum who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday Feb. 26, 2021 to return to the U.K. to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds. (Metropolitan Police of London via AP, File)LONDON – A woman who ran away from London as a teenager to join the Islamic State group lost her bid Friday to return to the U.K. to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds. Begum's lawyers appealed,, saying her right to a fair hearing was harmed by the obstacles of pursuing her case from the camp. The U.K. Supreme Court disagreed, ruling Friday that the right to a fair hearing does not trump all other considerations, such as public safety.
IS bride to return to UK to fight for British citizenship
LONDON A U.K. woman who as a teenager ran away to join the Islamic State group won the right Thursday to return to Britain to fight for the restoration of her citizenship, which was revoked on national security grounds. Shamima Begum was one of three east London schoolgirls who traveled to Syria in 2015. She resurfaced at a refugee camp in Syria and told reporters she wanted to come home, but was denied the chance after Former Home Secretary Sajid Javid revoked her citizenship. She challenged the decision, arguing she is not the citizen of another country and that Javids decision left her stateless. But the stripping of her citizenship without a chance to clear her name is not justice it is the opposite.
Production of Brexit coin stops as uncertainty looms
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images(CNN) - The UK has halted production of commemorative Brexit coins, which had been marked with the date "31 October 2019" -- the day the UK is due to leave the European Union -- amid uncertainty over the departure. Earlier this month, designs were approved for a series of 50 pence (64 cents) pieces -- to be made in gold, silver and cupro-nickel -- to mark the UK's exit from the European Union. Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Saturday denied that having hundreds of thousands of coins minted was "foolish." UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has conceded publicly that he may not deliver on his "do or die" promise that the UK will exit the European Union on October 31. Johnson told lawmakers on Thursday that if they backed a general election on December 12, they'd be allowed more time to scrutinize his Brexit deal.