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Pumps across British cities were either closed or had signs saying fuel was unavailable on Monday, In picture - A petrol station in Bracknell, England.(AP)

Pumps run dry at British gas stations due to shortage of truckers 

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2021 06:47 PM IST
A dire post-Brexit shortage of lorry drivers revealed as the Covid-19 pandemic eases has sown chaos through British supply chains in everything from food to fuel, raising the spectre of disruptions and price rises in the run up to Christmas.
Lorries at an HGV parking, at Cobham services on the M25 motorway, Cobham, Britain, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo(REUTERS)
Lorries at an HGV parking, at Cobham services on the M25 motorway, Cobham, Britain, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra/File Photo(REUTERS)

UK expected to relax visa rules, here's why

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2021 05:55 PM IST
The United Kingdom is planning to revise and relax its work visa rules to attract foreign labour as it faces an acute shortage of truck drivers.
Urging the British to get “their act together”, Shashi Tharoor said the country cannot have it both ways(HT_PRINT)
Urging the British to get “their act together”, Shashi Tharoor said the country cannot have it both ways(HT_PRINT)

‘Britain should get their act together’: Shashi Tharoor on new travel rules

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2021 01:59 PM IST
  • Shashi Tharoor accused the UK government of “double standards” and said he had pulled out of a debate at Cambridge university and from launch events for the UK edition of his book as he had no time to “sit in quarantine for 10 days”.
The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.(AP)
The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.(AP)

Aukus: Which countries have nuclear-powered submarines?

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 17, 2021 03:18 PM IST
  • Under the new security pact, America and Britain will provide Australia with the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines.
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison appears on stage with video links to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden at a joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, on Thursday. (AP)
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison appears on stage with video links to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden at a joint press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, on Thursday. (AP)

Australia to get US nuclear submarine technology as China looms large

AP |
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2021 10:11 AM IST
Australia notified France that it would end its contract with state majority-owned DCNS to build 12 of the world’s largest conventional submarines.
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, looks on during the funeral of Britain's Prince Philip on the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, April 17, 2021. (File Photo / REUTERS)

Britain's Prince Andrew served with legal papers in sexual assault lawsuit

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2021 09:17 AM IST
In her lawsuit dated August 9, the woman said Prince Andrew forced her to have unwanted sexual intercourse at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and friend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The 95-year-old monarch, the longest-serving in British history, is to be buried 10 days after she dies and her son and heir, Prince Charles, will embark on a tour of the UK before the burial is held.(AFP)
The 95-year-old monarch, the longest-serving in British history, is to be buried 10 days after she dies and her son and heir, Prince Charles, will embark on a tour of the UK before the burial is held.(AFP)

Secret funeral plans for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II leaked

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2021 08:20 AM IST
Details of what will happen under the codename “Operation London Bridge” were leaked to US-headquartered news organisation ‘Politico’, which reports that officials will refer to the day the Queen dies as “D Day”.
Taliban fighters at the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the US military's withdrawal, in Kabul on August 31.
Taliban fighters at the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the US military's withdrawal, in Kabul on August 31.

No to recognition, yes to engagement: Britain's immediate plan on Taliban

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
  • UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab is in Doha to meet his Qatari counterpart and Emir of the Gulf nation to coordinate efforts for humanitarian assistance and ensuring safe passage for those wanting to leave Afghanistan.
“I cannot see who could oppose enabling the safety of humanitarian operations,” Emmanuel Macron said. In picture - Macron during an interaction in Mosul, Iraq.(AFP)
“I cannot see who could oppose enabling the safety of humanitarian operations,” Emmanuel Macron said. In picture - Macron during an interaction in Mosul, Iraq.(AFP)

France, UK to propose safe zone for people leaving Afghanistan: Emmanuel Macron

Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2021 07:35 PM IST
“Our resolution proposal aims to define a safe zone in Kabul, under UN control, which would allow humanitarian operations to continue,” French President Macron said.
UK military personnel board an A400M aircraft departing Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 28, 2021. (Photo via REUTERS)
UK military personnel board an A400M aircraft departing Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 28, 2021. (Photo via REUTERS)

Last UK troops leave Kabul, Boris Johnson hails 'heroic' evacuation effort

Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2021 08:00 AM IST
Most countries, except the United States, have said that they have completed their evacuation mission in Afghanistan. The British ministry of defence said that about 14,000 people were airlifted out of Kabul airport in less than two weeks, according to a report.
Turkey's tourist sector is pinning its hopes on Britain removing it from a Covid-19 travel red list later this week to help it recover from the pandemic, a spate of wildfires, and Germany's designation of Turkey as high risk.(Unsplash)
Turkey's tourist sector is pinning its hopes on Britain removing it from a Covid-19 travel red list later this week to help it recover from the pandemic, a spate of wildfires, and Germany's designation of Turkey as high risk.(Unsplash)

Turkey hopes for British tourists as German bookings fall

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 10:31 PM IST
  • While Turkish tourism has seen a strong rebound from last year, with foreign visitor arrivals for July jumping fourfold to 4.36 million, it remains well below pre-pandemic levels.
Britain to allow vaccinated travellers from US, EU to enter without quarantine(Unsplash)
Britain to allow vaccinated travellers from US, EU to enter without quarantine(Unsplash)

Britain to allow vaccinated travellers from US, EU to enter without quarantine

AP | , London
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2021 07:37 AM IST
  • The British government said people who have received both doses of a vaccine approved by the FDA or European Medicines Agency will be able to take pre and post-arrival coronavirus tests instead of self-isolating for 10 days after entering England.
Britain may put France on travel red list to monitor Covid-19's Beta variant(Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg)
Britain may put France on travel red list to monitor Covid-19's Beta variant(Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg)

Britain may put France on travel red list to monitor Covid-19's Beta variant

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2021 07:36 AM IST
France is currently in the medium-risk amber list of countries but British ministers are considering putting it on the travel red list over concerns related to the Beta variant of Covid-19
Fully vaccinated travellers arriving from Britain's "amber list" are set to avoid quarantine from July 19.(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)
Fully vaccinated travellers arriving from Britain's "amber list" are set to avoid quarantine from July 19.(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Quarantine to end for vaccinated Britons arriving from amber list nations

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 02:28 PM IST
According to a British media report, fully vaccinated travellers arriving from Britain's "amber list" are set to avoid quarantine from July 19.
As the Delta variant is becoming a dominant strain in many countries, experts believe that they should look at Britain’s approach closely.(AFP)
As the Delta variant is becoming a dominant strain in many countries, experts believe that they should look at Britain’s approach closely.(AFP)

Experts want countries to closely watch UK strategy of combating Delta variant

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2021 08:27 PM IST
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had earlier expressed confidence in the government’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown that would have culminated on June 21 if not for the Delta variant.
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)

Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST
From US increasing its travel warning for the United Arab Emirates and four African countries to New Zealand reopening travel bubble, Vietnam to resume flights and Spain taking UK off restriction-free list, catch all the travel updates amid Covid-19 here
British destroyer HMS Defender arrives at the port of Batumi, in Georgia, on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Vasil Gedenidze/British Embassy in Georgia via AP)
British destroyer HMS Defender arrives at the port of Batumi, in Georgia, on Saturday, June 26, 2021. (Vasil Gedenidze/British Embassy in Georgia via AP)

British government's top-secret defence documents found at bus stop in Kent

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
The documents found at the bus stop contained 50 pages of top-secret information about Britain's ministry of defence, including a possible military presence in Afghanistan at the end of NATO operations there.
British health secretary Matt Hancock. (File Photo)
British health secretary Matt Hancock. (File Photo)

British health secretary 'sorry' for flouting Covid rules. PM accepts apology

PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The opposing Labour Party said British health secretary Matt Hancock should be removed from office for violating social distancing rules and demanded an investigation into whether he breached the ministerial code.
Britain's GCHQ spy agency has installed a giant multicoloured artwork to celebrate codebreaker and mathemetician Alan Turing.(Twitter/@GCHQ)
Britain's GCHQ spy agency has installed a giant multicoloured artwork to celebrate codebreaker and mathemetician Alan Turing.(Twitter/@GCHQ)

Britain's spy agency installs artwork to honour codebreaker Alan Turing

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Britain's GCHQ spy agency has installed a giant multicoloured artwork to celebrate codebreaker and mathematician Alan Turing, who helped turn the tide of World War Two against Nazi Germany but was persecuted for being gay.
Covid travel updates: Sydney extends mask rules, vaccinated Brits to hit beaches(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)
Covid travel updates: Sydney extends mask rules, vaccinated Brits to hit beaches(Photo by Dan Freeman on Unsplash)

Covid travel updates: Sydney extends mask rules, vaccinated Brits to hit beaches

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2021 05:23 PM IST
From Australia's Sydney extending mandatory mask rules for a week to Italy planning to scrap them and Britain working on easing travel restrictions for the fully vaccinated to allow people to enjoy a summer holiday on Europe's beaches, here are the latest travel updates amid Covid-19
FILE PHOTO: An aircraft takes off at Heathrow Airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An aircraft takes off at Heathrow Airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain, February 4, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo(REUTERS)

Britain airlines, holiday companies ramp up pressure on UK to ease travel rules

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Travel companies in UK, whose finances have been stretched to breaking point during the coronavirus pandemic, are desperate to avoid another summer lost to Covid-19 but with Britain's strict quarantine requirements still in place, that now looks likely.
UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18(Photo by King's Church International on Unsplash)
UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18(Photo by King's Church International on Unsplash)

UK to end legal loophole allowing child marriage, lift minimum age from 16 to 18

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2021 08:15 AM IST
  • Britain set 16 as the minimum age in 1929 when living together out of wedlock was socially unacceptable but campaigners say most girls who marry under 18 nowadays are pressured into it by their families and that raising the minimum age would empower them to say no.
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)
Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures(Twitter/karlmondon)

Toppled Francis Scott Key statue replaced by 350 African figures

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:34 PM IST
To be unveiled on the June 19 holiday marking emancipation from slavery in America, the exhibit titled "Monumental Reckoning" is on the spot where Francis Scott Key's statue was dislodged on Juneteenth 2020 after the murder of George Floyd
UK to reopen for vaccinated tourists, resume tourism to more than 150 countries(File Photo / Reuters)
UK to reopen for vaccinated tourists, resume tourism to more than 150 countries(File Photo / Reuters)

UK to reopen for vaccinated tourists, resume tourism to more than 150 countries

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 05:07 PM IST
In a major boost to UK airlines and tourism businesses who have been hammered since the start of Covid-19 pandemic, Britain is planning to open up international travel for fully vaccinated passengers and resume tourism with more than 150 countries
Dominic Cummings intensified his criticism of Boris Johnson and health minister Matt Hancock over their handling of the pandemic.
Dominic Cummings intensified his criticism of Boris Johnson and health minister Matt Hancock over their handling of the pandemic.

'Totally hopeless': Boris Johnson lambasted his health minister, ex-adviser says

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 11:21 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street office said it would not engage with every allegation made by Dominic Cummings, who left the office late last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses a session at G7. (Representative Image) (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually addresses a session at G7. (Representative Image) (PTI)

One Earth, one health, PM Modi says at G7; seeks support for TRIPS waiver

UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 11:35 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison referred to his discussions with PM Modi earlier about TRIPS waiver and conveyed strong support of Australia.
A general view of G7 leaders and their guests at a working session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK.(AFP)
A general view of G7 leaders and their guests at a working session during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK.(AFP)

Internet shut off during G7 session as leaders debate over China: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 10:21 PM IST
  • While Canada, Britain and France largely endorsed Biden's position on specific measures to counter China, other G7 leaders showed more hesitancy, reported The Associated Press.
UK PM Boris Johnson said the Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, first identified in India, is more transmissible.(AP)
UK PM Boris Johnson said the Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2, first identified in India, is more transmissible.(AP)

UK PM hints delaying June 21 unlock, says Delta variant ‘serious concern'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 07:33 PM IST
  • Public Health England had recently announced that the Delta strain, first detected in India, has become the dominant variant of concern in the UK.
Britain's U-turn on travel catches many UK vacationers off guard(AP)
Britain's U-turn on travel catches many UK vacationers off guard(AP)

Britain's U-turn on travel catches many UK vacationers off guard

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 08:22 PM IST
While Britain's latest twist in travel is sure to deter many Brits from planning holidays abroad, bookings from Germany, Italy, Spain and France for beach vacations have been steadily rising and are now up about 52% in the past month
The British spies are now reportedly investigating the theory of a possible leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.(Reuters)
The British spies are now reportedly investigating the theory of a possible leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.(Reuters)

British spies believe Wuhan Covid lab leak theory is ‘feasible’: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • The hypothesis of the introduction of Covid-19 through a laboratory incident had gained a lot of traction in the early days of the pandemic but was largely dismissed as a conspiracy theory.
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