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British grandma is 1st in world to get Pfizer vaccine outside trial

British grandma is 1st in world to get Pfizer vaccine outside trial

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother, on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shot outside of a trial as Britain began vaccinating its population

Brexit talks in crisis as decision day dawns

Brexit talks in crisis as decision day dawns

Post-Brexit trade talks between the EU and UK reached a decisive point Monday, with the outcome highly uncertain and the threat of a wrenching "no-deal" divorce mounting by the hour.

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will hold talks Saturday to try to break the deadlock in post-Brexit trade deal negotiations, with time running short.

Britain approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, rollout to begin next week

Britain approves Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, rollout to begin next week

Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Covid-19 vaccine developed by US drugmaker Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech , and said it will be rolled out from early next week.

Brexit talks resume in London as clock ticks down

Brexit talks resume in London as clock ticks down

European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier resumed make-or-break Brexit talks with British counterpart David Frost in London on Saturday with the clock ticking for a deal on future trading arrangements.

Britain presses on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions over trial data

Britain presses on with AstraZeneca vaccine amid questions over trial data

Britain gave AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine a vote of confidence on Friday when it asked its regulator to assess it for a rollout after experts raised questions about trial data and the company said it may run another study to gauge the shot's efficacy.

UK considers withdrawing judges from top Hong Kong court

UK considers withdrawing judges from top Hong Kong court

Britain is considering whether to review a deal allowing its judges to sit on Hong Kong's highest court over concerns China is trampling on the semi-autonomous city's freedoms, its foreign minister said.

Russia bars entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for UK sanctions

Russia bars entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for UK sanctions

Russia has banned entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for similar measures by Britain, Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday, without providing their names.

UK airline EasyJet dives into historic loss on virus

UK airline EasyJet dives into historic loss on virus

EasyJet on Tuesday posted the first annual pre-tax loss in its 25-year history, prompting it to seek more government help as the coronavirus pandemic hammers air travel.

UK orders health service to be ready for vaccine by December

UK orders health service to be ready for vaccine by December

The British government has asked the National Health Service to be ready to deploy any Covid vaccine from the start of December and it will then roll it out, starting with the most vulnerable, the health minister said on Tuesday.

Star Wars toys discovered in bin bags net £400,000 for UK couple

Star Wars toys discovered in bin bags net £400,000 for UK couple

A British couple have thanked their lucky stars after a garage full of bin bags they inherited from a dead neighbour yielded a trove of Star Wars toys worth £400,000 ($525,000).

Beijing bars arrivals from UK, Belgium due to second Covid-19 waves

Beijing bars arrivals from UK, Belgium due to second Covid-19 waves

China on Thursday defended a ban on non-Chinese arrivals from Britain, Belgium and the Philippines as ‘reasonable and fair’ as it guards against a resurgence of the coronavirus.