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UK secures first post-Brexit free trade agreement with Japan

LONDON: Earlier this week, Reuters reported citing anonymous officials in Tokyo that Japan intends to speed up trade talks with the United Kingdom and reach a broad consensus on an agreement this week. The UK’s Department for International Trade said in a statement on Friday that it had secured a ...

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England tightens virus rules as cases mount

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a tightening of rules on social gatherings amid concern at rising infection rates, particularly among young people. The law in England will change from next week to reduce the number of people who can gather socially from 30 to six, with some exemptions. ...

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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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Coronavirus death toll in UK rises to 46,574

LONDON: Coronavirus cases have risen above the crucial 1,000-a-day target for the first time since June as fears grow over a potential second wave. A further 1,062 people have tested positive for the disease – bringing the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 310,825.The figure represents a 43 per ...

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England’s Ben Stokes to miss rest of Pakistan Test Series

MANCHESTER: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the ongoing Test series against Pakistan for family reasons, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Sunday. “Stokes will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand,” said an ECB statement. “He will miss England s two Test ...

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Coronavirus cases across world crosses 18.9 M

LONDON: The number of Coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 18.9 million while the pandemic has claimed more than 709,000 lives so far. More than 12.1 million patients have recovered from the disease across the world. There have been at least 306,200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United ...

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Pakistani cricketers celebrate Eid in England

LONDON: The Pakistan cricket team celebrated the auspicious festival of Eid-ul-Adha while on international duty in England where they are set to take on the hosts in 3 Tests and as many T20Is. As the likes of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Younis Khan, Babar Azam and others gathered together for the festival, ...

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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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New travel curbs imposed as world tackles second COVID-19 wave

LONDON/SYDNEY: Nations in Asia imposed new restrictions and an abrupt British quarantine on travellers from Spain threw Europe s vaunted summer reopening into disarray, as the world confronted the prospect of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. In the United States, where infection rates have climbed since June, President Donald ...

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