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Britain

Sep 09, 2020 13:58
Social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday, as the government tries to curb a significant rise in coronavirus cases. read more
Sep 09, 2020 13:42
After leaving the EU in January, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pushed on with plans for the end of a status quo period in December, and hoped a bill on Britain’s internal market would set in stone the transfer of powers from Brussels. read more
Sep 08, 2020 10:29
This week’s offering of 15-year debt should attract investors seeking safety in sovereign securities amid concern Britain is headed for a no-deal Brexit, according to ING Bank NV. The prospect of increased bond buying by the Bank of England by year-end should also spur demand, said Antoine Bouvet, senior rates strategist at the bank. read more
Sep 08, 2020 07:52
Britain’s economy suffered a record 20% contraction in the April-June period before recovering a bit in May and June. Its prospects depend in large part on how confident households are about getting back to something resembling normal life. read more
Sep 07, 2020 13:51
The Financial Times newspaper reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government is planning domestic legislation that would water down commitments to maintaining an open border between the U.K. territory of Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland that it has already signed up to. read more
Sep 07, 2020 05:39
With talks deadlocked, Johnson said an agreement would only be possible if EU negotiators are prepared to “rethink their current positions”. The EU, in turn, accuses Britain of failing to negotiate seriously. read more
Sep 06, 2020 05:38
Britain formally left the EU in January, nearly four years after a landmark referendum to end almost 50 years of European integration. read more
Sep 03, 2020 08:41
The couple, who moved to Southern California with their infant son Archie earlier this year after stepping back from royal duties in the United Kingdom, will produce content on issues that resonate with them and that their nonprofit Archewell is focused on. read more
Sep 03, 2020 08:06
The number of passengers arriving from Britain has grown by a whopping 190% since Portugal was removed from Britain’s quarantine list. But a steady count of several hundred new cases per day over the last week raised fears Britain would put Portugal back on the list. read more
Sep 03, 2020 06:13
Health minister Matt Hancock has said he hopes mass testing using faster Covid-19 tests can be rolled out towards the end of the year, adding that they are key to restoring freedoms after months of Covid-19 restrictions. read more
Aug 30, 2020 12:09
Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is considering a proposal to boost corporation tax to 24% from 19%, a move that would raise 12 billion pounds next year, rising to 17 billion in 2023-24, the paper said. read more
Aug 28, 2020 22:41
A Muslim woman of Indian descent who spied for Britain during World War Two is being honoured on Friday with a plaque marking her former home in London, more than 75 years after she was executed in Germany. read more
Aug 28, 2020 22:26
The boat named Louise Michel, after the French female anarchist, rescued 89 people, including 14 women and four children, at sea on Thursday, the newspaper said, and the crew were seeking to transfer them to a European coastguard vessel or disembark them at a port. read more
Aug 28, 2020 14:31
A study of Covid-19 patients admitted to 138 hospitals in Britain found that less than 1% were children, and of those fewer than 1% - or six in total - died, all of whom were already suffering serious illness or underlying health disorders. read more
Aug 26, 2020 15:59
This year’s themes include the Black Lives Matter movement and a celebration of Britain’s National Health Service, which is working to control the pandemic that has hit the Black community harder than others. read more