UK wants to ship asylum seekers to Rwanda. Critics call it a ‘disgusting’ policy – National

UK wants to ship asylum seekers to Rwanda.  Critics call it a ‘disgusting’ policy – National

This story has been updated after the first flight to Rwanda was grounded on Tuesday. The first flight set to take asylum seekers from the United Kingdom to Rwanda was grounded shortly before it was due to depart Tuesday, the latest twist in a battle over a government policy critics call inhumane and “disgusting.” Experts … Read more

Science News Roundup: NASA to form scientific team to study UFOs; Diabetes may increase long COVID risk; COVID while pregnant linked to baby brain development issues and more

Science News Roundup: NASA to form scientific team to study UFOs;  Diabetes may increase long COVID risk;  COVID while pregnant linked to baby brain development issues and more

Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Europe’s largest meat-eating dinosaur found on Isle of Wight Fossilized bones discovered on a rocky seashore on England’s Isle of Wight are the remains of a meat-eating dinosaur that may be larger than any other known from Europe, a beast that was a cousin of the … Read more

Ranchers push back against Health Canada’s proposed warning label for ground beef

Ranchers push back against Health Canada’s proposed warning label for ground beef

A group representing Canadian ranchers says their industry has been unfairly singled out by proposed new regulations that if enacted, would require packaged ground beef to be sold with a health warning label.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press A group representing Canadian ranchers says their industry has been unfairly singled out by proposed new regulations that would … Read more

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins confidence vote

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins confidence vote

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote on Monday.POOL/The Associated Press British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday, but a large rebellion in his Conservative Party over the “partygate” scandal dealt a blow to his authority and leaves him with a struggle to win back support. Mr. Johnson, who … Read more

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to face confidence vote in wake of ‘partygate’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to face confidence vote in wake of ‘partygate’

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves from the back entrance of Downing Street in London, Britain June 6, 2022.TOBY MELVILLE/Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a confidence vote on Monday after a growing number of lawmakers in his Conservative Party questioned the British leader’s authority over what has been dubbed the “partygate” scandal. Johnson, who … Read more

Ryanair forces South Africans to prove nationality with Afrikaans test

Ryanair forces South Africans to prove nationality with Afrikaans test

Ryanair is requiring South African passengers to prove their nationality before traveling by completing a test in Afrikaans, a language used by just by 12% of the population that has long been identified with apartheid and the white minority. Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers, which does not operate flights to and from South Africa, … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee festivities begin – an unprecedented event in British history

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee festivities begin – an unprecedented event in British history

From left to right: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade on June 2, 2022 in … Read more