Where the Risks of Pregnancy Meet Abortion Laws and Health Care

Even before the wave of abortion bans, medical treatment and advice for pregnancy has largely focused on fetal safety over the mother’s.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #great-britain, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #morning-sickness, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #women-and-girls

Big Ben Bongs Will Soon Ring Out Again Across London

Next to the Houses of Parliament, the tower that houses the enormous bell has been undergoing renovation since 2017.

#architecture, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #watches-and-clocks

His Union Went on Strike. His Interviews Went Viral.

At a time of rampant inflation and wage stagnation, Mick Lynch, the force behind Britain’s largest railway strikes in three decades, has found success that has surprised even his colleagues.

#content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #lynch-mick-1962, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #railroads, #strikes

Xi Jinping Tells a Muted Hong Kong That Political Power Is for Patriots

The Chinese leader’s first visit to the former British colony since a sweeping crackdown was a declaration of victory, an assertion of power and a warning to critics.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #xi-jinping

‘Everything in Hong Kong Has Changed’: A Road to Reinvention

In the 25 years since the handover to China, life on Queen’s Road, the first thoroughfare built by the British after they seized the territory, has been transformed.

#china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #elections, #great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #politics-and-government, #roads-and-traffic

Conservatives Lose 2 U.K. By-Elections, Adding to Pressure on Boris Johnson

The double defeat exposed the party’s vulnerabilities and was likely to revive talk of another no-confidence vote against the prime minister.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #liberal-democrats-great-britain, #politics-and-government

Will Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday Make a Difference?

Many economists say suspending federal taxes on gas will not significantly cut prices for consumers.

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In Two Elections, North and South, Boris Johnson Risks a Sharp Rebuke

Scandals, economic pain and an uproar over lockdown parties have left Britain’s Conservatives at risk of losing both recent advances and old strongholds.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #england, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #yorkshire-england

Boris Johnson Is in Trouble, and So Is Britain’s Conservative Party

The Conservatives’ problems are much bigger than the prime minister.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Black Country, New Road, a Breakout Band, Starts Over (Again)

The group lost its lead singer just as it was gaining widespread acclaim. Its members have come up with an unusual solution.

#ants-from-up-there-album, #black-country-new-road-music-group, #content-type-personal-profile, #great-britain, #manchester-england, #pop-and-rock-music, #wood-isaac-singer

U.K. Hobbled By Largest Railway Strike in Three Decades

Travel was disrupted for tens of millions of people during the country’s biggest walkout in decades as union leaders warned of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

U.K. Train Strike Expected to Cause Transit Chaos

Tens of millions of Britons will find traveling difficult or impossible during the biggest walkout in decades, as union leaders warn of a summer of labor unrest.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england, #national-union-of-rail-maritime-and-transport-workers-rmt, #organized-labor, #strikes, #transit-systems, #wages-and-salaries

The Mystery of Fleet Street: An Article on Boris Johnson Vanishes

What happened to a story published in The Times of London that was critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson? The disappearance has London’s media world guessing.

#daily-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #symonds-carrie, #times-of-london

‘Downton Shabby’: A Commoner Takes on an English Castle

A Los Angeles actor and producer moved across the pond to restore his crumbling ancestral home. But fixing up a 50,000-square-foot manor isn’t easy.

#downton-abbey-tv-program, #great-britain, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hopwood-depree, #middleton-england, #palaces-and-castles, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Britain Approves Extradition Order for Assange

Priti Patel, Britain’s home secretary, approved the order. But Mr. Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who faces charges in the U.S. under the Espionage Act, is likely to appeal.

#assange-julian-p, #extradition, #freedom-of-the-press, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #wikileaks

Bank of England raises rates for a fifth time, to 1.25 percent.

Inflation is reaching deeper into the British economy, the bank said, as businesses raise prices and workers seek higher pay.

#bank-of-england, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #wages-and-salaries

U.K. Prepares to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

The plan, a signal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government that Britain is serious about addressing arrivals coming across the English Channel, has been criticized as unworkable and unethical.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #rwanda

The Grenfell Fire, 5 Years Later: What Happened, and What Has Changed

The fire quickly engulfed the apartment building, fueled by cladding now banned. An investigation is continuing. But the families of the 72 who died find accountability slow in coming.

#buildings-structures, #england, #fires-and-firefighters, #great-britain, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Five Years On, Five Lives Shattered by the Grenfell Tower Fire

After 72 people died in the blaze in 2017, there were vows of reform and accountability. But for those whose lives were upended by the disaster, there have been few answers.

#great-britain, #grenfell-tower-london-england, #grenfell-tower-fire-june-2017, #london-england

Harvey Weinstein Facing Indecent Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said they authorized criminal charges against Mr. Weinstein for an incident in 1996.

#assaults, #extradition, #great-britain, #movies, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey

Stagflation and Recession Warnings Plague U.K. Businesses

Higher prices plus a labor shortfall plus a national economic contraction make it hard to plan for the future.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #inflation-economics, #labor-and-jobs, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

What’s Next for Boris Johnson After Narrowly Surviving No-Confidence Vote

After narrowly winning a no-confidence vote on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a long list of threats to his leadership.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government

Boris Johnson Is Fatally Wounded

The prime minister’s moment of reckoning has arrived at last.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #voting-and-voters

Boris Johnson Survives Confidence Vote, Scarred but Still Standing

More than 40 percent of lawmakers in Mr. Johnson’s own Conservative Party voted to remove him, a sign that he may struggle to remain prime minister.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #london-england

Britain Tests a 4-Day Workweek

A six-month program involving thousands of workers across 70 companies in Britain will be the latest effort to assess the effects of a shorter workweek.

#boston-college, #cambridge-university, #great-britain, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #oxford-university, #productivity, #work-life-balance, #working-hours

How Boris Johnson Suffered a Stunning Political Reversal

The same baffling mix of strengths and foibles that propelled Mr. Johnson’s rise have brought him low: rare political intuition, and breathtaking personal recklessness.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #fines-penalties, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations Offers Britons Respite From Woes

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended Sunday. Monday political and economic unease returns.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain, #politics-and-government, #sweet-caroline-song

In the U.K., Migrants From Hong Kong Build a New Life

More than a year after they first began arriving in Britain under a new visa program, people from Hong Kong are settling into their new home. But they still long for the one they left behind.

#great-britain, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #immigration-and-emigration

Jubilee Honors Queen Elizabeth but Also Highlights Her Increasing Absences

Throngs of admirers cheered Queen Elizabeth II at her Platinum Jubilee appearance on Thursday, but she was unable to attend a service on Friday. Prince Charles, in a familiar role, played the understudy.

#buckingham-palace, #charles-prince-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #england, #great-britain, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #royal-families

The Imperial Fictions Behind the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Britain’s monarchy cannot be separated from its empire.

#caribbean-area, #catherine-duchess-of-cambridge, #colonization, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #england, #great-britain, #india, #johnson-boris, #kenya, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #royal-families, #william-duke-of-cambridge

21 Americans Infected With Monkeypox, C.D.C. Reports

As the number of cases outside Africa approaches 800, governments are scrambling for a limited pool of vaccines and treatments with unclear effectiveness.

#bavarian-nordic-as, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #chimerix-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emergent-biosolutions-inc, #great-britain, #monkeypox, #nigeria, #smallpox, #stockpiling, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

U.K.’s ‘Brightest and Best’ Visa Plan Faces Charges of Elitism

Under the new program, graduates of top-ranked global colleges can move to Britain for two years, even without a job offer. But no African, Indian or Latin American universities made the list.

#colleges-and-universities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-students-in-us, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #sunak-rishi-1980, #visas

In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II Celebrates Her Platinum Jubilee

The royal family gathered at Buckingham Palace to kick off a joyful commemorative weekend marking Elizabeth II’s 70 years as queen.

#elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain

Trump Policies Sent U.S. Tumbling in a Climate Ranking

The Environmental Performance Index, published every two years by researchers at Yale and Columbia, found only Denmark and Britain on sustainable paths to net-zero emissions by 2050.

#denmark, #global-warming, #great-britain, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #research, #yale-university

As Ukraine Fights, Does the E.U. Owe It Membership?

Brussels supports Kyiv’s battle against Russia, but gaining full membership to the bloc could take years. Is there another way to bind Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to Europe?

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As Boris Johnson Stumbles, Labour Struggles to Offer a Clear Message

Out of power for 12 years, Britain’s Labour Party has made some gains, but its message hasn’t won back the rust belt regions that abandoned it in the last election.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #starmer-keir

What Dominated the World Economic Forum

Our takeaways from Davos, plus how some influencers hype crypto without disclosing their financial ties.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporate-social-responsibility, #europe, #florida, #georgia, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #supply-chain, #united-states-economy, #xinjiang-china

Johnson Takes Aim at Next Big Political Threat: Soaring Prices in U.K.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under pressure over a scathing report on lockdown parties in Downing Street and with his party trailing in opinion polls, unveiled an aid package Thursday.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government

Kevin Spacey Facing Sexual Assault Charges in Britain

British prosecutors said that they had authorized criminal charges against Mr. Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault. He cannot be formally charged unless he enters England or Wales.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #england, #great-britain, #movies, #sex-crimes, #spacey-kevin, #television, #theater

Europe Greets Monkeypox With a Touch of Fatalism

With war raging in Ukraine, and the coronavirus still circulating, many in Europe say they have bigger worries than monkeypox. Some organizations, however, have raised concerns about stigma.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #european-center-for-disease-prevention-and-control, #great-britain, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #monkeypox, #spain

As U.K. Offers Homes to Ukrainians, Process Lags Behind Good Will

A plan that allows Britons to sponsor people fleeing the Russian invasion has been plagued by visa delays and safeguarding concerns.

#england, #great-britain, #london-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-nations-high-commission-for-refugees, #visas

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #austria, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #enterprise-computing, #europe, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #france, #germany, #google-inc, #great-britain, #india, #kazakhstan, #kenya, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #south-africa, #spain, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #telephones-and-telecommunications

‘Misoginia de la era colonial’: en los fallos sobre los derechos de las mujeres se cita a un juez del siglo XVII

Tanto en India como en el borrador del fallo Roe v. Wade en Estados Unidos, todavía ocupa un lugar preponderante un juez inglés que escribió que las mujeres estaban obligadas por contrato a los maridos.

#abortion, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #constitutions, #domestic-violence, #great-britain, #india, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The 17th-Century English Judge Behind Abortion and Rape Rulings Today

Both in India and in the Roe v. Wade draft ruling roiling the United States, Lord Matthew Hale — an English judge who wrote that women were contractually obligated to husbands — still looms large.

#abortion, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #constitutions, #domestic-violence, #great-britain, #india, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Northern Ireland Turns to Sinn Fein

Election results reflected the demoralization of unionist voters, the disarray of their leaders and an electorate with new priorities — much of which can be traced to Brexit.

#democratic-unionist-party-northern-ireland, #elections, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #northern-ireland, #politics-and-government, #sinn-fein

Boris Johnson and His Party Suffer Setbacks in Local Voting in Britain

But the British leader appeared to have survived the storm — for now at least — as the head of the opposition Labour Party came under scrutiny for violating lockdown rules himself.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #great-britain, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Why Boris Johnson Will Be Tested in UK by Local Elections

The British prime minister is under fire for lockdown-breaking parties. But many voters are skeptical that the opposition can solve issues such as soaring prices.

#bury, #conservative-party-great-britain, #elections, #england, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #labour-party-great-britain, #local-government, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

Britain’s Parliament Is Rocked by Sexist Episodes. Again.

Encouraging more women to run for office, critics say, is just one way to counter pervasive misogyny and sexual harassment in Parliament.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #great-britain, #house-of-commons-great-britain, #house-of-lords-great-britain, #johnson-boris, #politics-and-government, #rayner-angela-1980, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

What Scientists Know About the Unusual Hepatitis Cases in Children

Officials are exploring the possibility that a common adenovirus might be responsible for the unexplained cases, which remain rare.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #great-britain, #hepatitis, #jaundice, #liver, #viruses, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

U.K. Plan to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda Stokes Anger and Dread

The government’s proposal has led to recriminations from rights groups, and anxiety among migrants who fear being sent away.

#asylum-right-of, #great-britain, #johnson-boris, #kent-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons