UK inflation rises to 10.4% as food prices soar

London CNN  —  UK consumer prices jumped by 10.4% in February compared with a year ago, as food inflation hit its highest level in more than 45 years, and as the cost of visiting restaurants and hotels increased, official data showed Wednesday. Food prices soared 18.2% through the year to February, the sharpest rise since […]

UK bans TikTok on government devices

Washington CNN  —  The United Kingdom banned TikTok from official government devices on Thursday, adding to similar restrictions imposed by allies in Canada, the European Union and the United States. The social media app is not widely used by UK officials, according to a government announcement, but the measure reflects concerns about TikTok’s links to […]

Australia, the UK and US are joining forces in the Pacific, but will nuclear subs arrive quick enough to counter China?

Canberra, Australia CNN  —  More than a year after the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia dropped the tightly held news they were combining submarine forces, the trio released more details Monday of their ambitious plan to counter China’s rapid military expansion. Under the multi-decade AUKUS deal, the partners will build a combined fleet […]

Fuzz Caan: British athletics coach given three-year suspension for using ‘industrial language’ and mocking people with disabilities

CNN  —  British high jump coach Fayaaz “Fuzz” Caan has been handed a three-year suspension following a UK Athletics (UKA) disciplinary investigation into his conduct, the sport’s national governing body has announced. A total of 12 misconduct charges were leveled against Caan after the investigation had concluded, with his responses included in the report published […]