Health official cancels vaccine passport plan

News 09/12/21, 22:10

Coronavirus restrictions will be further relaxed, and proof of vaccination will no longer be required to attend specific venues. British Health Minister Sajid Javid (Conservative) confirmed vaccine passports and testing for returning travelers will not be mandatory in the near future. "We have looked at it properly and, while we should keep ...

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joins race for UK prime minister

Europe 05/27/19, 09:40

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is joining the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May.Javid said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that his goal is to restore trust and create new opportunities.He says "first and foremost, we must deliver Brexit,"noting the Conservative Party's poor results in the ...

London climate-change protesters vow to continue blockades

Europe 04/18/19, 09:43

Protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days say they will escalate their civil disobedience campaign if the British government doesn't step up action against climate change.Hundreds of demonstrators have blocked sites including Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames and the Oxford Circus and Marble ...

UK lawmakers: Julian Assange should face justice in Sweden

Europe 04/13/19, 02:57

More than 70 British legislators are urging the government to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him.The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to "do everything you can to champion action that will ensure ...

5 mosques vandalized in central England

Europe 03/21/19, 07:24

Counter-terrorism officers in central England are investigating attacks on five mosques in which windows were apparently shattered by a sledgehammer.The attacks in Birmingham are being treated as linked. No motive has been established.The incidents in Birmingham come just days after an attacker killed 50 worshippers in two mosques in New ...

UK studying how to get children of IS followers out of Syria

Europe 03/10/19, 08:44

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria.Hunt told the BBC on Sunday that he and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are studying how the children could be brought to Britain without ...

UK official criticized after baby dies in Syrian camp

Europe 03/09/19, 09:37

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is facing criticism after the death of a U.K. teenager's baby in a Syrian camp.Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return ...

Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

Europe 03/06/19, 03:02

The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria said his daughter's citizenship should not be revoked and that she should return to the U.K. and be punished if it was determined she had committed a crime. Shamima Begum fled east London with ...

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child home

Europe 02/22/19, 10:31

The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group begged the British government on Friday to help bring her newborn son to Britain. Shamima Begum's family has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, asking for his help in bringing her baby to Britain and describing ...

UK official vows to prevent return of Britons who backed IS

Europe 02/15/19, 04:23

Britain's Home Secretary has warned he'll block the return of Britons who traveled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group.Sajid Javid's comments come amid a furious debate about Shamima Begum, who ran away to join extremists when she was 15. Begum, who is now nine months pregnant, ...

UK official signs order to extradite tycoon Mallya to India

Europe 02/04/19, 14:12

A British official has signed an order that paves the way for tycoon Vijay Mallya's extradition to India to face financial fraud allegations.The government office that oversees immigration and other issues said in a statement issued on Monday that Home Secretary Sajid Javid "carefully considered all relevant matters" before signing ...

UK makes 2 arrests in migrant Channel crossings

Europe 01/03/19, 04:33

British officials say two men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling migrants from France to England by sea.The National Crime Agency said late Wednesday that a 33-year-old Iranian citizen and a 24-year-old British man were arrested in Manchester.The men are being questioned but have not been charged or identified. ...

UK minister questions asylum claims by migrants from the sea

Europe 01/02/19, 08:58

Britain's Home Secretary has questioned whether migrants trying to enter England from France by taking small boats across the English Channel are genuine asylum-seekers.Minister Sajid Javid said Wednesday during a visit to the coastal city of Dover that almost all the migrants who make the risky crossing seek asylum in ...

6 Iranians found on English beach as Channel crossings mount

Europe 12/30/18, 12:11

The governments of France and Britain scrambled to respond Sunday to a mounting number of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, a trend illustrated by six Iranian men who turned up on a beach in southeastern England.The recent increase in migrants departing France in small boats with England as ...

UK to unveil post-Brexit immigration plan amid business fear

World 12/19/18, 06:39

With 100 days until Britain leaves the European Union, the government was publishing long-awaited plans Wednesday for a post-Brexit immigration system that will end free movement of EU citizens to the U.K.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the proposals — Britain's biggest immigration changes in more than 40 years — would ...

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