The 24-hour strike by around 40,000 workers comes a month after the country’s most disruptive rail walkout in three decades brought trains to a halt across the UK at the start of the summer holiday season.
Sunak's proposals to act tough on China include the closure of all 30 Confucius Institutes in Britain, preventing the soft-power spread of Chinese influence through culture and language programmes.
Liz Truss said she would not follow the “outdated EU law and frameworks” and will seize opportunities that the UK may have in the future.
Tory candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clash over rising temperature, inflation and other policy issues in a live TV debate, as they fight to make an eventual two-person run-off.
Whoever gets the job will take on rocketing inflation and slow economic growth, as well as the public’s lack of confidence in politics after Johnson’s scandal-ridden time in power.
Penny Mordaunt has come a strong second with 83 votes, behind former finance minister Sunak with 101 in the second round of voting by Conservative MPs.
The ex-finance minister bags the biggest backing in the first round of vote to replace Boris Johnson for the premiership and stands well in sight to lead the Conservative Party.
Rishi Sunak, who quit as British finance minister last week, leads the pack with the support of 88 Tory MPs, followed by Penny Mordaunt, with 67 votes after the first round of voting.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss launches her leadership bid to serve as Britain's next prime minister, replacing Boris Johnson.
Taxation is already a key dividing line in the race, as Britain faces the toxic combination of high inflation and rampant cost-of-living increases alongside stagnant growth and relatively high tax rates.
Former health secretaries Hunt and Javid declare to run for Tory leadership to replace Boris Johnson and are focusing on tax cuts.
Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner says the main opposition party aims to trigger a vote of no confidence in parliament if the Tories do not get rid of Johnson immediately.
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