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UK PM Boris Johnson issues 3 warnings if Covid-19 cases spike

Unveiling his winter plan on Tuesday, Johnson told a press conference that he hoped a strengthened vaccination program- beginning from next week and includes booster shots for the over-50s and vaccines for children as young as 12, will be enough to keep Covid-19 under control.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Reuters file photo)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 15, 2021 04:03 PM IST
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UK opens talks with Taliban over 'safe passage' of remaining nationals

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has come under fire after many Afghans who helped NATO -- and are eligible to move to Britain -- were believed to have been left stranded in Afghanistan, where they are at the mercy of the Taliban.
Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson (File Photo / REUTERS)
Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 09:14 AM IST
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‘Committed to Afghanistan; will work with Taliban if necessary’: UK PM Johnson

  • The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the situation regarding the evacuation of British nationals and Afghans at the Kabul airport is getting “slightly better” although the logistical challenges are “formidable.”
The Boris Johnson-led government has announced 5 million pounds for local councils in England, Wales and Scotland offering to house Afghans who left their country and have arrived in the UK under the ARAP.
The Boris Johnson-led government has announced 5 million pounds for local councils in England, Wales and Scotland offering to house Afghans who left their country and have arrived in the UK under the ARAP.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 09:10 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UK to resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over 'long term', prioritise minorities

The United Kingdom will resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over a 'long term' period, the country's home secretary Priti Patel has confirmed. The development comes days after the Taliban's meteoric rise to power in Afghanistan.
In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 25, 2020, British troops with NATO-led Resolute Support Mission forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. (File Photo / AP)
In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 25, 2020, British troops with NATO-led Resolute Support Mission forces in Kabul, Afghanistan. (File Photo / AP)
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 01:56 PM IST
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News updates from HT: SC 'shocked' at use of Section 66A despite being scrapped

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act
The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Union government over people still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act
Updated on Jul 05, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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UK PM says 'looking at solutions' for Covid-19 variant first identified in India

Boris Johnson was asked about the variant and he told Members of Parliament that it may be "considerably more transmissible" than the dominant variant in the UK first detected in the county of Kent last year.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people should remain vigilant as new variants pose a potentially lethal danger.(Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people should remain vigilant as new variants pose a potentially lethal danger.(Reuters)
Published on May 13, 2021 09:44 AM IST
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UK PM Johnson has unpaid 535 pound debt: Document

  • Johnson's finances have been the subject of extensive scrutiny in recent weeks, with electoral authorities investigating the funding of refurbishments to his flat, and parliament investigating the declaration he made relating to a donor-funded foreign trip.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Published on May 12, 2021 08:02 PM IST
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Britain to launch public inquiry into Covid response, says PM Boris Johnson

The country had "found itself in the teeth of the gravest pandemic for a century" and the state has "an obligation to examine its actions as rigorously and as candidly as possible and to learn every lesson for the future", Johnson told lawmakers.
Johnson's government has rebuffed months of calls for a wide-reaching investigation into its handling of the pandemic, saying it would hamper the ongoing response.(Reuters file photo)
Johnson's government has rebuffed months of calls for a wide-reaching investigation into its handling of the pandemic, saying it would hamper the ongoing response.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 12, 2021 06:57 PM IST
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Britain's PM Boris Johnson faces investigation over overseas trip rules

  • Boris Johnson and his partner traveled to the island of Mustique over the New Year in 2020 and questions have been raised in the British media over whether he properly registered payments toward the trip.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(AFP)
Published on May 10, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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Boris Johnson hails party's crushing win in UK opposition stronghold

  • The "Super Thursday" local and regional contests could reshape the UK as pro-independence forces in Scotland, where voting for the devolved parliament was also held, bid to break away.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Published on May 07, 2021 06:18 PM IST
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Boris Johnson makes last pitch to voters before UK ‘super Thursday’ polls

  • After the coronavirus outbreak forced one set of local elections to be pushed back by 12 months, two years’ of polls will be held across Britain on Thursday, including for 143 English councils, the Scottish and Welsh parliaments and the mayor of London.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(AFP)
Published on May 05, 2021 10:19 PM IST
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UK factory activity expands at fastest rate since 1994

  • The IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing activity rose to 60.9 in April from 58.9 in March, slightly above an earlier flash estimate of 60.7 and its highest reading since July 1994.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Published on May 04, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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Britain's PM Johnson pushes for Covid tests for all to help reopen economy

  • Free test kits will be made available through local pharmacies, community centers and home delivery services, when the new regime goes live on April 9.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 06:01 AM IST
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UK politicians oppose use of ‘divisive’ Covid-19 passports

  • More than 70 members of Parliament from three parties -- including 41 from Johnson’s Tories -- pledged to oppose the use of vaccine certificates, calling them “divisive and discriminatory.”
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:11 AM IST
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Boris Johnson criticises violence at ‘Kill the Bill’ protests as ‘disgraceful’

  • Demonstrators had gathered in front of a police station in Bristol for a sit-down protest against the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill
Ten people were arrested by the Bristol City Police, said the Avon and Somerset Police in an official press release. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)(AP)
Ten people were arrested by the Bristol City Police, said the Avon and Somerset Police in an official press release. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)(AP)
Published on Mar 27, 2021 05:44 PM IST
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6 women's clubs receive 680,000 pounds in support grants from UK government

  • Women's Super League clubs Birmingham City Women and Bristol City Women along with second-tier Championship clubs Blackburn Rovers Ladies, Lewes Women, London Bees and London City Lionesses will receive the funding.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(AFP)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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Boris Johnson’s Britain trade deal hit by China human rights row

Setting out his principles for the UK’s future foreign and defense policy, Johnson told Parliament his administration would defend its values as well as its interests.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a parliament session at the House of Commons in London, Britain March 16, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO ALTERATIONS(via REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a parliament session at the House of Commons in London, Britain March 16, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO ALTERATIONS(via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 17, 2021 04:07 PM IST
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Britain must boost its cyber-attack capacity, says PM Boris Johnson

"Cyber power is revolutionising the way we live our lives and fight our wars, just as air power did 100 years ago," Johnson said in a statement released by his office on Saturday.
Johnson is due to present a long-term review of national security strategy to parliament on Tuesday which media reports suggest could lead to a reduction in armed forces personnel.(via Reuters)
Johnson is due to present a long-term review of national security strategy to parliament on Tuesday which media reports suggest could lead to a reduction in armed forces personnel.(via Reuters)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 07:14 AM IST
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UK government offers $4M for 2030 World Cup bid with Ireland

The English Football Association disclosed the financial assistance for a potential British Isles bid on Monday as it received fresh backing from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 09:59 AM IST
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UK factory output grows at slowest since May, consumer lending slides

Britain's economy is set to shrink sharply in early 2021 though manufacturers are upbeat about prospects later in the year, when they expect lockdown restrictions to end.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 01, 2021 07:34 PM IST
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Boris Johnson set to take England out of lockdown: All you need to know

In the UK, more than 17.5 million people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
As many as 9,834 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the country on Sunday, down from the peak week in January when cases averaged almost 60,000 a day.(REUTERS)
As many as 9,834 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the country on Sunday, down from the peak week in January when cases averaged almost 60,000 a day.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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UK ministry confirms second HQ outside London in historic move

  • The new HQ will have at least 500 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Group roles spread across the region by 2025 – with further increases planned by 2030
This move is part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s manifesto commitment to
This move is part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s manifesto commitment to "level up" different parts of the country(Reuters)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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G-7 leaders pledge to protect jobs, spur recovery

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations pledged during a call on Friday to sustain government spending to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London. (AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London. (AFP)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 11:59 AM IST
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PM Modi meets COP26 President, discuss India-UK cooperation on climate change

Earlier today, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar also met Alok Sharma and discussed important issues, for negotiations to be held in Glasgow later this year.
During his visit, Sharma met senior ministers, as well as leaders from business and civil society to discuss strengthening the UK-India climate partnership.(HT file photo )
During his visit, Sharma met senior ministers, as well as leaders from business and civil society to discuss strengthening the UK-India climate partnership.(HT file photo )
Published on Feb 16, 2021 04:01 PM IST
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Boris Johnson targets vaccines for everyone over 50 by April

The UK’s vaccination program continues at speed, with more than 13 million people having now received their first dose. Data relating to the pandemic is also improving, with cases of the virus, hospitalizations and deaths all falling, Vallance said.
London: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Downing Street, London, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021. AP/PTI(AP02_11_2021_000018A)(AP)
London: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing on coronavirus (COVID-19) in Downing Street, London, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021. AP/PTI(AP02_11_2021_000018A)(AP)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 02:03 PM IST
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UK PM Johnson warns Covid-19 lockdown may get tougher

As teachers’ unions have been calling for a countrywide closure of all schools for a few weeks due to the rapid spread of the new variation, Johnson insisted that parents should send their children to school from Monday in the areas where they remain open as the threat to young kids from the deadly virus is “very small”.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Reuters)
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 09:16 PM IST
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UK set to formally apply for trans-Pacific trade bloc membership

Trade minister Liz Truss told Times Radio: "On Monday I am putting in the letter of intent" and that she expected formal negotiations will start in the spring.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Reuters)
Published on Jan 31, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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UK slammed by experts over ‘neo-Victorian’ food poverty

Food has been an embarrassing issue for Johnson, who was forced into a U-turn over the provision of free school meals after campaigning from soccer star Marcus Rashford.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is lacking focus on healthy eating as part of its response to the pandemic and needs to do more to safeguard food supplies and, according to academics Terry Marsden, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang. In an open letter, they also urged Johnson to invest in adequate infrastructure to ensure food security.(AP)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is lacking focus on healthy eating as part of its response to the pandemic and needs to do more to safeguard food supplies and, according to academics Terry Marsden, Erik Millstone and Tim Lang. In an open letter, they also urged Johnson to invest in adequate infrastructure to ensure food security.(AP)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 03:17 PM IST
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UK's Boris Johnson aiming for close ties with Joe Biden

Johnson has never met Biden and was once called "Britain Trump" by outgoing president Donald Trump who lavished praise on him.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson smiles at a media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Downing Street, London, Britain January 15, 2021. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson smiles at a media briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in Downing Street, London, Britain January 15, 2021. Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 20, 2021 06:29 AM IST
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UK prepares for another recessions as lockdowns cripple economy

  • Because of the November fall, the economy is set to contract again in the fourth quarter.
A coronavirus information sign is displayed by a bus stop in London. (AP Photo)
A coronavirus information sign is displayed by a bus stop in London. (AP Photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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