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The BBC in the crosshairs, after the scandal over the interview with Lady Di in 1995
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The BBC in the crosshairs, after the scandal over the interview with Lady Di in 1995

The revelation that the historic BBC interview with Lady Di in 1995 was achieved through hoaxes and falsified documents caused an earthquake in that outlet, whose image around the world is that of an emblem of good journalism. Accused of bias by political elites, threatened with budget cuts and faced with a lack of love from young people, British public broadcaster is now criticized by the royal family and the government is contemplating reforming it.The government of Boris Johnson said on Friday that it will examine the relevance of reforming the entity's governance after the publication on Thursday of a report on the "deceptions" used by one of its journalists in 1995 to obtain an explosive interview with Princess Diana, who her children blamed the breakdown of her marriage to Charles, ...
Assange has been prevented from seeing his family since October, denounces his lawyer
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Assange has been prevented from seeing his family since October, denounces his lawyer

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who has been held since April 2019 in a London prison after being evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in the British capital, has not been able to see his family since October, his lawyer denounced today, Jennifer Robinson. The defender also warned about the delicate state of health of the cyber activist."The conditions are very difficult, he has not seen his partner and his children since October, he has not been able to hug them for almost a year, he is very isolated," said Robinson, who together with the Australian's defense team insist that the detention is illegal.In addition, Robinson stressed at a press conference that his client's case could create a dangerous precedent for other journalists...
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Royal Family reveals guest list for Prince Philip's funeral

Buckingham Palace on Thursday released the names of the 30 people who will attend Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday. The number of attendees is limited to 30 due to Britain's COVID-19 restrictions — and even Prime Minister Boris Johnson won't be attending. The funeral is limited to Queen Elizabeth and Philip's four children, eight grandchildren, their spouses, the late Princess Margaret's children and several members of Philip's Greek and German family. The full list of attendees is as follows:Queen ElizabethPrince Charles and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of CornwallPrincess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Tim LaurencePrince Andrew Princess Edward, his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children, Forfar, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor Prince Willi...
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"Nomadland" wins 4 BAFTA awards, including best picture

Gig-economy Western "Nomadland" won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. "Nomadland" filmmaker Chloe Zhao became only the second woman, and the first woman of color, to win the BAFTA for best director, and star Frances McDormand was named best actress. "Nomadland" also took the cinematography prize.Emerald Fennell's revenge comedy "Promising Young Woman" was named best British film, while the best actor trophy went to 83-year-old Anthony Hopkins for playing a man grappling with dementia in "The Father."An event that was criticized in the recent past with the label #BAFTAsSoWhite rewarded a diverse group of talents, including Black Brit...
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U.K. eases some lockdown restrictions

Britain is taking another small step out of lockdown as it looks nervously at a new virus surge inundating its European neighbors. With U.K. coronavirus vaccination rates outstripping those of European Union nations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is easing the stark "stay at home" message that has curtailed everyday life — and kept the virus in check — for almost three months. From Monday, it will be replaced in England with a message to stay local. People will be allowed to meet in groups of six outdoors and can resume outdoor sports such as basketball, tennis and golf.The other parts of the U.K. — Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland — are taking broadly similar steps. In Wales, thousands of people poured onto beaches and mountain spots on Saturday, after the authorities lifted tra...