Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Tag Archives: Britain

Nvidia building UK supercomputer to boost corona research

LONDON: U.S. chip giant Nvidia said  it is building Britain’s most powerful supercomputer, which will use artificial intelligence to help researchers solve pressing medical challenges, including those related to COVID-19. GSK and AstraZeneca, which are both involved in coronavirus vaccine research, will be two of the first pharmaceutical companies to ...

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Taylor Swift donates $30,000 to student’s UK college fund

LONDON: Taylor Swift has donated more than 23,000 pounds ($30,000) to a Portuguese student living in Britain after she spotted an online page seeking donations to help her fund a maths degree at university. The Grammy-winning artist said she had been inspired by Vitoria Mario’s drive and dedication as she ...

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UK names Richard Moore as new MI6 chief

LONDON: Britain named career diplomat and intelligence officer Richard Moore as the new chief of the MI6 spy service as the West seeks to bolster its defences against hostile espionage from China and Russia. Moore, 57, joined the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in 1987, just four years before the collapse ...

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China halts Hong Kong extradition treaties with Canada, UK

China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law. Western nations have angered Beijing over their responses to the law imposed on Hong Kong which they see as ...

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China tells UK to avoid meddling in its affairs relating to Hong Kong

BEIJING: China has urged United Kingdom to avoid meddling in its affairs after reports that Britain was poised to suspend an extradition treaty for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong. Foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin made the remark during a daily media briefing, adding that China would react resolutely to actions in the ...

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UK secures 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines

LONDON: UK government said Monday it has secured access to 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines in deals with biotech firms BioNTech, Pfizer and Valneva. Business Secretary Alok Sharma said Britain would now have access to three different types of vaccines being developed domestically and around the world, and ...

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Russia trying to hack and steal virus vaccine data: NCSC

LONDON: Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. A co-ordinated statement from Britain, the United States and Canada attributed the attacks to group APT29, also ...

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Hateful content: UK Labour party boycotts Facebook ad

LONDON: Britain’s main opposition Labour party said Sunday it has joined a Facebook advertising boycott over allegations that the social network has failed to sufficiently curb hateful content. Hundreds of advertisers including big-name consumer brands have suspended advertising with the social media giant as part of the #StopHateForProfit” campaign. “All ...

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North Korea denounces UK for sanctions

LONDON: North Korea denounced Britain for announcing sanctions against two organisations that the British government has said are involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korean prison camps. The move against the two organisations, named as the Ministry of State Security Bureau 7 and Ministry of People’s Security ...

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