England declares drought in parts after months of scant rain

The Environment Agency announced that the south, south-west and south-east of England are in drought, along with the central and eastern regions, after convening the National Drought Group, made up of water companies, ministers and other water authorities. Parts of the capital London are also affected. The UK has had five straight months of below-average … Read more

UK declares drought in parts of England amid heat wave

LONDON: Britain officially declared a drought in parts of England on Friday (Aug 12) as households faced new restrictions on water use during an extended period of hot, dry weather that has already severely strained the infrastructure of the nation. Parts of southern, central and eastern England are now in a state of drought, meaning … Read more

‘Too cold and they don’t speak English’: Afghan refugees refuse to live in Scotland and Wales

https://sputniknews.com/20220812/too-cold-and-they-dont-speak-english-afghan-refugees-refuse-homes-in-scotland-and-wales-1099508501.html ‘Too cold and they don’t speak English’: Afghan refugees refuse to live in Scotland and Wales ‘Too cold and they don’t speak English’: Afghan refugees refuse to live in Scotland and Wales Refugee Minister Lord Richard Harrington wrote to local authorities in late June to say the government was looking for a further 2,000 … Read more

UK economy shrinks in second quarter, fueling recession fears

LONDON — The UK economy shrank in the three months to June, figures released on Friday showed, a smaller-than-expected contraction that nonetheless added to nervousness about the difficult months ahead. The Office for National Statistics said Britain’s gross domestic product fell 0.1% between April and June, down from 0.8% growth in the previous quarter. GDP … Read more

Tennis News 2022: Casper Ruud fined for not going to the bathroom, Montreal Masters, code violation, reaction

Casper Ruud is the biggest name left at the Montreal Masters, but the world number 7 has landed in hot water after a bizarre code violation in his 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 win over Roberto Baptist Agut. The thrilling clash took more than three hours to finish, but at the end of the first set, which … Read more

Alleged IS ‘Beatles’ member charged in UK with terrorism

LONDON (AP) — An alleged member of an Islamic State group hostage-taking cell nicknamed “The Beatles” was charged with terrorism offenses in Britain Thursday after being deported from Turkey. The militants, nicknamed “The Beatles” by their hostages because of their British accent, held about two dozen Westerners a decade ago, when the Islamic State controlled … Read more

Man Accused of Being a Member of ISIS ‘Beatles’ Group Charged in UK

Aine Davis was serving a prison sentence in Turkey for terrorism offences. (Figurative) London: A British man accused of being part of an ISIS kidnap-murder cell known as the “Beatles” has been charged with terrorism offenses after returning to the UK, police said on Thursday. “A 38-year-old man has been charged with multiple terrorism offenses … Read more

Treasurer Jim Chalmers calls China’s intentions for Taiwan worrying

Treasurer Jim Chalmers has called Chinese Ambassador Xiao Qian’s warning that the country was willing to use all necessary measures to reunify Taiwan with China “troubling.” Emphasizing that there was no change in Australia’s official position on Taiwan, Dr. Chalmers said that Australia wanted peace and stability in the region. In a speech to the … Read more

Last member of ‘Daesh Beatles’ group reportedly captured in UK

https://sputniknews.com/20220811/last-member-of-the-beatles-group-of-daesh-captured-in-the-united-kingdom-1099465268.html Last member of ‘Daesh Beatles’ group reportedly captured in UK Last member of ‘Daesh Beatles’ group reportedly captured in UK Four people who pledged to fight for Daesh* in Syria and ended up as Western prisoner and hostage guards are believed to have belonged to the so-called… 08.11.2022, Sputnik International 2022-08-11T00:34+0000 2022-08-11T00:34+0000 2022-08-11T00:34+0000 world … Read more