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UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a government review into ‘all aspects of inequality’ following a wave of anti-racism protests in Britain, but was accused of using it to delay real action.

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

Britain will introduce border checks with the European Union in stages from Jan. 1, reversing an original plan so it can now give companies struggling with the coronavirus crisis more time to fill out forms and pay tariffs.

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Britain partially reopened schools on Monday and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country is moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown.

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said Saturday.

Britain's Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs amid air travel slump

Britain's Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs amid air travel slump

Britain's Rolls-Royce said on Wednesday it would cut at least 9,000 jobs from its global staff of 52,000 and could shut factories to adapt to the much smaller aviation market ...

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals: reports

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals: reports

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for international arrivals, media reports said Saturday, sparking alarm among airports and airlines already suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Britain to quarantine travellers for 14 days, UK airlines association says

Britain to quarantine travellers for 14 days, UK airlines association says

The British government has told airlines it will introduce a 14-day quarantine period for most people arriving from abroad to try to avoid a second peak of the coronavirus pandemic

Johnson faces MPs after UK virus toll reaches grim milestone

Johnson faces MPs after UK virus toll reaches grim milestone

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday make his first appearance in parliament since being hospitalised for coronavirus, the day after Britain became the European country worst hit by the global pandemic.

UK care home deaths from coronavirus soar

UK care home deaths from coronavirus soar

Nearly 6,400 people with coronavirus have died in care homes in England, with numbers still rising even as the wider outbreak slows, new figures showed Tuesday.

UK to consider evidence before deciding on coronavirus next steps

UK to consider evidence before deciding on coronavirus next steps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will consider evidence provided by scientists at a review on Thursday before taking any decision on the next steps against the coronavirus outbreak, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

UK hospital trials blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

UK hospital trials blood plasma treatment for Covid-19

A top British hospital will use blood plasma treatment for Covid-19 patients as part of a trial that transfuses plasma from recovered people into sick people to give their immune systems a boost to fight the virus.