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UK imposes sanctions against human rights abusers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi officials involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi are among those targeted The UK is imposing sanctions on 49 people and organisations behind the most “notorious” human rights abuses of recent years. Individuals implicated in the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009 will have their UK […]

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Coronavirus: Calls for government to plan public inquiry

Image copyright Getty Images The government must set out plans for an inquiry into its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the health service ombudsman has said. This was not about blaming staff but about “learning lessons”, he said. Ombudsman Rob Behrens said patients were reporting concerns about cancelled cancer treatment and incorrect Covid-19 test results. […]

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Boris Johnson: Economy speech fact-checked

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The prime minister has set out how £5bn worth of infrastructure projects would be spent in order for the UK to “bounce back better”. Boris Johnson compared his plan with former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal. Reality Check has taken a closer look at some of the announcements: ‘New […]

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Coronavirus: PM to announce on Tuesday if pubs can reopen

Image copyright Wiktor Szymanowicz/Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson will announce his plans in Parliament on Tuesday Boris Johnson is expected to announce on Tuesday if the hospitality sector can reopen on 4 July, and that the 2m distancing rule in England will be relaxed, with some conditions. Non-essential shops have reopened in England already, […]