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Dominic Raab, Rishi Sunak's deputy, quits over bullying scandal: What’s the case about?
UK deputy prime minister Dominic Raab quit after a report found that he acted in an intimidating manner toward civil servants. Raab in his resignation letter called the findings ‘flawed’ and stressed that he had not intentionally belittled anyone
Sanna Marin's ouster, the rise of nationalists, and more: What you need to know about Finland's election
After basking in the spotlight of European politics, Sanna Marin failed to turn her exceptional popularity into enough seats in parliament for her Social Democratic Party. Here is what we know after Finland's general election, which saw Marin ousted by Petteri Orpo
Who is Petteri Orpo, Finland's low-key conservative who could be the next prime minister?
Petteri Orpo might not appear the most exciting prospect on Finland's political landscape. But he could be the country's next prime minister after his centre-right National Coalition Party beat out charismatic incumbent Sanna Marin, of the Social Democrats, in Sunday's general election
Explained: What is the Armageddon alarm that UK will test within weeks?
The alarm is part of the UK's new Emergency Alerts system. The trial will see residents receive a text message on their phones alongside the sound of a siren. The message will provide details on a nearby threat to life and give instructions on where to go for help
The TikTok protests: Why children are rioting in schools across the UK?
School students across Britain are going on a rampage flipping desks, kicking doors, and refusing to enter classrooms. These stirs, headmasters warn, are becoming a TikTok trend. Most pupils are protesting against a new rule that states that toilets will be locked during lesson time
Why porn has put Rishi Sunak in a tight spot with his own party
Rishi Sunak is in the line of fire from members of his own Conservative Party, who want websites to put in place 'thorough age checks' to stop youths from watching porn
Is UK’s beloved National Health Service on its deathbed?
The UK takes great pride in the National Health Service. But now 75 years after it was set up, the famous healthcare system is ailing. There’s a shortage of doctors, hospitals are overwhelmed and patients are dying because of delays in treatment. How did the NHS get here?
Rishi Sunak scores as UK vote winner, beats Boris Johnson in new survey
The Savanta ComRes survey for ‘The Independent’ newspaper found that Johnson’s perceived popularity as the Conservative Party leader who won a big mandate in the 2019 general election does not necessarily translate among British voters ahead of the next polls expected in 2024
Liz Truss to stand again as Tory MP after being ousted as UK PM within 45 days
Notably, there have been fears of a "mass exodus" ahead of the polls expected in 2024, with speculations that up to 80 Tory MPs could call it quits amid huge Labour poll leads
Is UK PM Rishi Sunak struggling just weeks after taking charge?
Planning and housebuilding have long been a point of friction within the Conservative party, with rebel MPs concerned about a backlash from local communities in the rural areas
Who is Sir Gavin Williamson, Rishi Sunak’s minister, who has resigned over bullying claims?
British politician Sir Gavin Williamson has often courted controversy. A close ally of Rishi Sunak, he has been accused of sending expletive-laden messages to a woman party member, bullying and threatening other colleagues. He has been fired twice before
Welcome Rishi Sunak, first UK PM of Indian origin, in ‘worst than hell’ time
It's not only the domestic front that the UK is struggling economically, on the global front Britain is at its worst. British economy is in doldrums, not much better than the time of ‘the great economic depression of 1929’
Indians should stop getting excited: Rishi Sunak is hardcore anti-immigrant 'Conservative'
Rishi Sunak was supported by Tory MPs because of his integrity and professionalism and not his ‘Indian’ lineage or skin colour
Akhil Vaani | Rishi Raj in Britain: Challenges and opportunities for the island nation
The most important task before PM Sunak, is to address the headwinds facing British economy in a composite manner, to bring the country back to the path of sustainable growth because nothing less will work eventually
‘Dishy Rishi’ turns ‘Fishy Rishi’: The controversies that Britain’s new prime minister will want public to forget
Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s newest prime minister. However, his road to the top hasn’t been free of scandals. The 42-year-old has come under fire for several issues, including holding a US Green Card and not having any ‘working-class friends’
Explained: Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his Indian connection
Rishi Sunak has some firsts to his credit. He is not only the youngest British prime minister at 42, but also the first Indian-origin politician to claim the top spot. The former finance minister is proud of his Indian roots and has ties to Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy
UK gets first Hindu PM Rishi Sunak: Timeline of events leading to his second shot at Britain's top post
The 42-year-old former Chancellor of Exchequer, a devout Hindu, will enter 10 Downing Street to be the youngest British prime minister in 210 years after his audience with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace, which is likely to be on Tuesday
UK gets first non-White PM: Lesser know facts about Rishi Sunak, India's connection and challenges before him
42-year-old Rishi Sunak was born in the UK's Southampton area to an Indian family. His grandparents hail from Punjab
India, Pak on cusp of history to share pride as Rishi Sunak set to be first non-White British PM
Rishi Sunak's grandparents originated from British India but their birthplace Gujranwala lies in modern day Pakistan's Punjab province. Thus, in an odd way, the new British leader is both an Indian and a Pakistani
'Need to look differently', says Rishi Sunak; wants to change UK-India relationship to make it more two-way
Addressing a gathering of British Indian Conservative Party members in August, UK-born Indian-origin Tory MP for Richmond in Yorkshire, Rishi Sunak vowed to get the country through the difficult times of inflation and build a better, safer Britain