University of Cambridge says it gained from slave trade

General view shows the University of Cambridge. October 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register It did not own slaves, but got significant benefits University and benefactors invested in the slave trade Black scholars to be celebrated, supported in new schemes Museum has recommended return of Benin Bronzes to … Read more

Britain bets all on historic tax cuts and borrowing, investors take fright

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kwarteng cuts top rate of income tax in dash for growth Huge increase in UK government debt issuance planned Gilts suffer biggest slump in decades Pound falls to new 37-year low against dollar LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unleashed historic … Read more

Ban on gas fracking in England lifted in push for energy independence

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Britain pushing to increase domestic energy supply Moratorium has been in place since 2019 More research needed to assess the risk of tremors BGS survey says challenges remain on predicting impact LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday formally lifted a moratorium on fracking for … Read more

UK eases pressure on business by halving energy bills this winter

Sheep graze beneath a row of electricity pylons near Ellesmere Port, Britain, October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wholesale electricity, gas bills to be capped from October Level will be less than half current market prices Government says deal will prevent companies from collapsing LONDON, Sept 21 … Read more

Hurricane Fiona slams Turks and Caicos as Category 3 storm, heads for Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona slammed into the Turks and Caicos Islands as a powerful Category 3 storm on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains and triggering floods on the Caribbean archipelago after cutting a path of destruction through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. US officials said the storm had claimed … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin makes way to abbey ahead of funeral

Monarchs and leaders gather in London for the queen’s funeral Thousands line streets for display of pomp and pageantry Queen Elizabeth was widely revered in Britain and beyond Her death comes as Britain faces the risk of economic crisis LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on … Read more

Biden to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth lying in state

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Biden to arrive in London ahead of Monday’s funeral World leaders have paid respects at the queen’s coffin Tens of thousands still queuing at lying-in-state LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden is expected to pay tribute at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth in … Read more

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

Indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe raises her fist during her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 1, 2022. AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY/TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lidia Thorpe took her oath … Read more

King Charles, William greet well-wishers in queen’s queue

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren to hold vigil Line to see the queen’s coffin stretches to 16.5 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – King Charles and his son William shook hands and greeted well-wishers who had queued for hours in central London on Saturday to file past the coffin … Read more

Queue to see queen’s lying-in-state paused as capacity reached

King Charles visits Wales, last stop of UK tour King and siblings to stand vigil on Friday night Police mount huge security operation ahead of funeral LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – As tens of thousands of people poured into London ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday, the miles-long queue of mourners waiting to … Read more