British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party will campaign to keep the United Kingdom inside a customs union with the European Union (EU) after Brexit, describing the move as necessary for trade and the prevention of a hard border in Northern Ireland.
The international aid sector must take action to end abuses, Britain's International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said on Wednesday following a spate of revelations about misconduct at British charity Oxfam.
British aid organization Oxfam faced fresh pressure on Tuesday after a former senior member of staff said her concerns about “a culture of sexual abuse” involving aid workers in some of the organization’s offices had been ignored.
British weapons manufacturer BAE Systems said it has offered Malaysia a $2 billion financing deal backed by the UK government, in a bid to convince the Southeast Asian country to replace its ageing combat aircraft with British-made ones.
The UK government has warned all charities that receive British funding to tackle sexual wrongdoing among staff or face having their aid cut, amid further fallout from a prostitution scandal involving Oxfam workers in Haiti in 2011.