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England sets £10,000 fine for breaking Covid-19 self-isolation rules

England sets £10,000 fine for breaking Covid-19 self-isolation rules

People in England who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with Covid-19 will face a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($12,914), Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday.

Further Covid restrictions to be implemented in large parts of England

Further Covid restrictions to be implemented in large parts of England

Britain said today it would impose further restrictions to tackle the rise of Covid-19 across large parts of central and northern England, preventing multiple households from mixing and hospitality running late in the night.

UK resumes coronavirus vaccine clinical trials

UK resumes coronavirus vaccine clinical trials

The University of Oxford has resumed its clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccine after being paused for several days due to the illness of one of the volunteers participating in the experiments...

QBA underlines need to establish trade deals with UK

QBA underlines need to establish trade deals with UK

The Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) has organised a business meeting with Sir Edward Lister, Chief Strategic Advisor to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it was announced in a statement on Saturday.

Johnson accuses EU of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

Johnson accuses EU of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused the European Union of threatening to tear the UK apart by imposing a food ‘blockade’ between Britain and Northern Ireland, throwing new fuel on the fire of simmering Brexit talks.

'Qatar-UK ties are deep and historical'

'Qatar-UK ties are deep and historical'

UK Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace has affirmed the depth of the relationship between Qatar and the United Kingdom (UK), describing it as based on understanding and harmony.

UK economy extends recovery from Covid crash, growth seen fading

UK economy extends recovery from Covid crash, growth seen fading

Britain's economy recovered half of its Covid-19 crash by the end of July, helped by restaurants reopening from lockdown, but the bounce-back is expected to slow as job losses mount and Brexit tensions rise.

Qatar-UK defence tie reviewed

Qatar-UK defence tie reviewed

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah on Thursday met the Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom Ben Wallace, who is visiting Qatar.

Irish PM not confident on prospects of EU/British trade deal

Irish PM not confident on prospects of EU/British trade deal

Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said today that he was not confident that the European Union and Britain could strike a trade deal after London explicitly stated it would act outside international law by breaching their divorce treaty...

Emergency Brexit talks as EU explores UK plan to break divorce treaty

Emergency Brexit talks as EU explores UK plan to break divorce treaty

Britain and the European Union will hold emergency talks today over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to undercut parts of the Brexit divorce treaty, a step Brussels has warned could scupper any chance of a trade deal...

Qatar-UK trade stood at $9bn in 2019; range of exports to Qatar ‘growing’, says envoy

Qatar-UK trade stood at $9bn in 2019; range of exports to Qatar ‘growing’, says envoy

The UK has been witnessing growth in its exports of goods and services to Qatar, even as trade between both countries stood at around $9bn in 2019, British ambassador Jon Wilks has said.

As UK leaves EU, who will emerge as winners in Europe’s gas hubs?

As UK leaves EU, who will emerge as winners in Europe’s gas hubs?

Gas hubs are places where an exchange of ownership of gas takes place. They require a transparent pricing mechanism plus pipeline networks and storage sites that allow supplies to be traded ...