The Liberian-flagged oil tanker Nave Andromeda was stormed by UK special forces on 25 October after the ship was hijacked by stowaways off the coast of the Isle of Wight, in the English Channel, with police saying that seven men were taken into custody.
The rapid development of algorithms and robots is projected to have a seismic impact on the production of goods and provision of services across the planet. Many experts are concerned that if this 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' is not managed appropriately, millions of people will lose their jobs without suitable replacements on the horizon.
Earlier, the Met Police said it was alerted by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 12:20 GMT to a report of a collision between a cyclist and a car in Grafton Road, with the driver of the car having stopped to exchange details with the cyclist but leaving before officers arrived on the scene.
LONDON (Sputnik) - More than 50 Conservative parliament members in the United Kingdom have sent a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking for "a clear roadmap" out of the coronavirus lockdown.
National polling has frequently put incumbent President Donald Trump behind former VP Joe Biden in the lead up to the US election on 3 November. With just over a week before the showdown, former allies of the Commander in Chief call on him to shake up his campaign strategy.
Both Prince Charles and Prince William reportedly believe that the Duke of York "should be kept away from any public role because of his battered reputation".
The United Kingdom and the European Union are currently in deadlock over access to fishing waters after Britain leaves the blocs Single Market and Customs Union at the end of 2020.
A Liberian-flagged oil tanker was stormed by UK special forces on 25 October after the ship was hijacked by stowaways off the coast of the Isle of Wight, in the English Channel.
Immigration lawyers allegedly seeking to make money from legal aid have been criticised for obstructing lawful attempts to remove migrants who should not be in the UK, amid the government’s call for tougher measures to deal with a recent surge in illegal immigrants to the UK in 2020.
Clinical trials of the anti-coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca pharmaceutical company in partnership with Oxford University were previously halted in the UK after one of the British participants contracted an “unexplained illness”, but resumed days later.
Last week, Sir Ivan Rogers, former UK ambassador to the EU, told the Observer that Johnson was "biding his time" and was likely to choose a no-deal option if Trump defeats Biden in the upcoming election.
With the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021 looming, questions have arisen as to how the UK’s public procurement remedies system might be rebooted once the country ceases to be bound by EU law, enjoying greater autonomy to regulate its own domestic procurement laws and procedures.
LONDON (Sputnik) – UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Monday that the crew of a Liberian-flagged oil tanker that was stormed by special forces on Sunday night after the vessel had been reportedly hijacked by stowaways are safe, and the police investigation is still ongoing.
The Nave Andromeda was spotted sailing erratically near the Isle of Wight early on Sunday and authorities were unable to contact the crew by radio. Late in the day, the elite Special Boat Service was given the green light by ministers, and commandos boarded the ship from navy helicopters and detained seven suspected hijackers.
Nigeria has been gripped by violent protests since early October when a rally against police brutality in Lagos resulted in law enforcement personnel opening fire at peaceful demonstrators, triggering unrest with buildings being set on fire, vehicles destroyed and shops looted.
The Nave Andromeda tanker left Nigeria last week and was due to dock in Southampton earlier in the day. Reports say a Coastguard helicopter is circling the ship. Law enforcement has set up a restriction zone of five nautical miles around the vessel.
Supermarkets are banned from selling goods deemed to be non-essential - including clothes, school stationary and mobile phone chargers - during the Welsh government's 17-day 'firebreak. lockdown. The move is ostensibly to protect small shops forced to close under the measures from unfair competition, but has angered residents.
House of Commons speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle barred Parliament's many bars from serving alcohol a week ago - but officials admitted there was nothing they could do to stop MPs stocking their offices with booze and throwing private parties.
Earlier this month, British Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick confirmed that COVID-secure marshals will not have the power to enforce the law and should instead advise people on how to follow the rules on social gatherings as the coronavirus pandemic persists.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse was set up in 2014 to expose official failures to bring child abusers to justice. But a victim of the Rotherham grooming gang accused the inquiry of trying to "bury" the scandal of Asian men abusing teenage girls for decades with impunity.