Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Tag Archives: UK

UK to introduce covid-19 vaccine next week

LONDON: Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s drug from next week in a historic advance for humanity’s fightback against the coronavirus. “Help is on its way,” health secretary Matt Hancock tweeted as his department announced ...

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UK telecom companies face big fines under new security law

LONDON: Telecom companies in Britain face hefty fines if they don’t comply with strict new security rules under a new law proposed in Parliament on Tuesday that is aimed at blocking high-risk equipment suppliers like China’s Huawei. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill tightens security requirements for new high speed 5G wireless ...

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Is wine consumption on the rise in Australia, UK and Canada

BRUSSELS: In France the Beaujolais Nouveau is coming Thursday, November 19 in a particular context due to confinement. Producers are concerned that sales will be down during this particular time. What about the consumption of wine abroad? Direction Australia, United Kingdom and Canada. Increased sales in Australia Along with the raid on ...

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UK, EU to discuss ‘structure’ of Brexit talks after walkout threat

LONDON: European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the “structure” of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London s threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels  approach. An EU spokesman tweeted that chief negotiator Michel Barnier held video talks with his British ...

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Kate Middleton Unveils Winner Of Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

LONDON: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has unveiled the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. According to the details, the Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for an image of an Amur tigress hugging a tree. This picture of the majestic beast, an Amur ...

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UK becomes latest nation to withdraw envoy from Belarus

LONDON: Britain has joined several eastern European nations in withdrawing its ambassador from strife-torn Belarus in protest at President Alexander Lukashenko’s expulsion of diplomats from Poland and Lithuania. In a tweet late Friday, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK “condemns Belarus’ decision to expel Polish & Lithuanian diplomats”. “Completely ...

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As COVID-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British people on Wednesday to obey rules imposed to tackle a rapidly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, cautioning that otherwise a tougher lockdown could follow. New cases of COVID-19 are rising by more than 7,000 per day in the United Kingdom ...

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Robots target covid with ultraviolet light at London

LONDON: Robots that can kill the coronavirus with ultraviolet light have been brought in at one of London’s biggest train stations, St Pancras International, as it tries to restore customer confidence in the safety of travel hubs. Stations suffered a blow on Tuesday when Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people to ...

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Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with restrictions lasting probably six months. After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson ...

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UK planning to ban sale of fossil fuel vehicles from 2030

LONDON: The UK Government is expected to bring forward its ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by ten years in order to accelerate the rollout of electric cars in the UK. MPs last week urged the Prime Minister to move the sales ban to 2030 in order to help the ...

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