Psychiatrist Zholia Alemi accused of faking medical degree

A “bogus” psychiatrist spent two decades working for the UK’s National Health Service – earning more than $1 million – after forging her qualifications, a court heard. Zholia Alemi, described as a “most accomplished forger and fraudster,” is alleged to have fooled the General Medical Council (GMC) into granting her registration as a doctor and … Read more

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak visits Kyiv, announces new $89 million air-support package

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has promised 125 anti-aircraft guns and other air-defense technology as he made an unannounced visit to Ukraine’s snow-blanketed war-time capital for talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Key points: Rishi Sunak sought to reassure Volodymyr Zelenskyy there would be no change of stance in the UK’s support of Ukraine The … Read more

Division at G20 over bid to condemn Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Most G20 members could strongly condemn Ukraine war Zelenskiy urges G20 to help end the war under his plan Indonesia urges action on global economic problems China’s Xi to hold meetings with several other leaders NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Disagreement emerged at a Group of 20 (G20) summit on Tuesday as the … Read more

Show us the money: Developing world at COP27 seeks financing details

Finance Day at COP27 puts focus on banks, investors, insurers Emerging markets demand more help to pay for transition UN experts flag dozens of climate projects worth $120 billion SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Finance took center stage at the COP27 climate talks on Wednesday, with UN experts publishing a list of projects … Read more

New PM Rishi Sunak pledges to lead Britain out of economic crisis

Sunak meets King Charles on Tuesday morning Vows to rebuild trust in the country Expected to start forming a cabinet Sunak faces a huge challenge to rebuild stability LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak became Britain’s third prime minister in two months on Tuesday and pledged to lead the country out of a deep … Read more

Rishi Sunak looks set to become the next UK PM after Johnson quits the race

Sunak could be declared the winner after 2 pm Penny Mordaunt races to secure backing to challenge him Borrowing costs ease as Boris Johnson withdraws from the race LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak looked set to become Britain’s next prime minister after his rival Boris Johnson quit the race, admitting he could no … Read more

Boris Johnson fighting to win support for UK PM comeback bid, Sunak enters the race

Sunak officially declares that he will run First ballot to be held on Monday Johnson’s backers say he can get on the ballot Sunak clearly leading among lawmakers LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Boris Johnson was fighting on Sunday to get enough support to make a shock return as Britain’s prime minister after prominent figures … Read more

Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak lead race to be UK’s next prime minister

No candidates have yet declared their intention to run Doubts Johnson can reach the target of 100 lawmaker nominations Sunak is the bookmakers’ favorite The winner would be the fifth British PM in six years LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Boris Johnson and his former finance minister Rishi Sunak were leading the potential contenders to … Read more

UK PM Truss clings to power as chaos in Westminster escalates

Truss loses authority as lawmakers quarrel Pound stable against the dollar Some lawmakers say Truss must go now LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss battled to retain her grip on power on Thursday, a day after a second top minister quit and rowing and jostling broke out among her lawmakers in … Read more

Liz Truss says sorry, faces deep spending cuts to balance books

Truss says she’s sorry for mistakes Says she is ‘sticking around’ Economic agenda that caused market rout scrapped Some Conservative MPs are calling on her to quit LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Liz Truss apologized for threatening Britain’s economic stability after she was forced to scrap her vast tax-cutting plans and embark on … Read more