Tag Archives: Britain


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China vows ‘forceful counter-attack’ in escalating row with Bri...

07 July, 2020 6:01 pm 6:01 pm

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – China threatened a “forceful counter-attack” on Tuesday in response to Britain’s announcement that it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong following Beijing’s introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. On Monday, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told parliament the extradition treaty would be suspended immediately and … Read More


Britain will be constructive with EU in Brexit talks, says PM’s spoke...

07 July, 2020 8:37 pm 8:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will continue to engage constructively with the European Union in talks on a future relationship, but London is not willing to give up its rights as an independent state, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. The two sides will resume talks on Tuesday after Britain’s chief negotiator … Read More


Britain, Princess, Beatrice, marries, Windsor

Britain’s Princess Beatrice marries in Windsor

07 July, 2020 7:27 pm 7:27 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Princess Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, married her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in Windsor on Friday, in a small, COVID-19 secure ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth. The couple originally planned to marry in May, but the coronavirus lockdown forced them to reschedule. “The private … Read More


Britain to spend 705 million pounds on EU border infrastructure

07 July, 2020 7:43 pm 7:43 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will spend 705 million pounds ($890 million) on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday. The funding includes 470 million pounds to build port and inland infrastructure, including in … Read More


Britain imposes sanctions on Russians, including top investigator, Saudis o...

07 July, 2020 10:11 pm 10:11 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on 25 Russians and 20 Saudis on Monday as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of “blood money”. After leaving the European Union in January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to forge a new independent role for Britain in foreign … Read More


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Britain nears 500 million pound supply deal for Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine

07 July, 2020 12:20 pm 12:20 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is close to agreeing a 500 million pound supply deal with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline for 60 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine, the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper said that Britain was considering taking an option to buy the vaccine should it work in human trials, which are due to … Read More


PM Johnson demands Britain ‘Build, build, build’ to beat COVID-...

06 June, 2020 10:04 pm 10:04 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to shake Britain’s economy out of its coronavirus-induced crisis on Tuesday by fast-tracking infrastructure investment and slashing property planning rules. As Britain emerges from lockdown, Johnson is looking to move past criticism of his government’s handling of the pandemic with a plan to repair the economic damage … Read More


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Britain says nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests sent to US lab came back void

06 June, 2020 7:23 pm 7:23 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests which Britain sent to a US lab for processing came back void, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Thursday, adding to a mounting pile of questions over the UK’s testing regime. The admission comes in a week where the government has faced criticism by a statistics watchdog … Read More


Queen Elizabeth cancels birthday plans as coronavirus hits Britain

04 April, 2020 3:48 pm 3:48 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will not celebrate her 94th birthday in any special way and has asked that there be no gun salutes to mark the occasion because it would not be appropriate while the country battles a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Britain is at or near the peak of an outbreak in which … Read More


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UK pledges 200 million pounds in aid to help stop second coronavirus wave

04 April, 2020 11:59 am 11:59 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Sunday it was pledging 200 million pounds ($248 million) to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and charities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus in vulnerable countries and so help prevent a second wave of infections. More than 1.6 million people are reported to have been infected by … Read More


UK coronavirus death toll nears 10,000 as minister says Johnson must rest

04 April, 2020 10:11 am 10:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s COVID-19 death toll neared 10,000 after health officials reported another 917 hospital deaths, while one senior minister said Prime Minister Boris Johnson will need time off as he recovers from being seriously ill with the virus. Britain has now reported 9,875 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the fifth highest national number … Read More


Britain set for long lockdown as death toll rises to 4,313

04 April, 2020 4:58 pm 4:58 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, once the spread of the coronavirus has started to slow, a leading government adviser said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 4,313. The government has put Britain into a widespread shutdown, closing pubs, restaurants and nearly … Read More


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EU pushes Britain to extend Brexit talks over virus outbreak

03 March, 2020 4:12 pm 4:12 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said on Monday, as negotiations on trade have ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. Europe has gone into a deep lockdown in a bid to curb … Read More


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Trump tests negative for coronavirus, extends travel ban to Britain, Irelan...

03 March, 2020 8:37 am 8:37 am

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, his doctor said on Saturday, as the US president extended a travel ban to Britain and Ireland to try to slow the spread of a pandemic that has shut down much of the daily routine of American life. After White House officials took the … Read More


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WHO calls coronavirus a pandemic as Britain, Italy shore up defenses

03 March, 2020 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The World Health Organization described the coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic for the first time on Wednesday as Britain and Italy announced multi-billion-dollar war chests to fight the disease. The United States also said it was considering new steps to battle the virus that emerged in China in December and has spread … Read More