Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Tag Archives: UK

‘Anti-vaxxers are nuts’: PM Boris Johnson

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described people opposed to vaccinations as “nuts”, as he promoted the government’s expanded programme of flu jabs. “There’s all these anti-vaxxers now. They are nuts, they are nuts,” he said as he toured a medical centre in east London. Johnson’s government has widened its ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

TikTok considers London and other locations for headquarters

LONDON: TikTok has been in discussions with the UK government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strategy to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. London is among one of several locations the company is ...

Read More »

UK’s Johnson says reluctant to use national lockdown again

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will only impose another nationwide coronavirus lockdown as a last resort, comparing the tool to “a nuclear deterrent” in a Sunday newspaper interview. Johnson, who is hoping Britain can return to “normality” by Christmas despite fears of a second wave of ...

Read More »

Shan Masood keen to make England tour ‘remarkable’

LONDON: Pakistani opener Shan Masood has said that he is keen to make his England tour ‘remarkable’ by playing match-winning innings for his side. “It is every player’s dream to play remarkable innings to help his team win the matches. I do have such plans and I am eager to ...

Read More »

Pakistan vs England: Updated schedule of Test & T20I

MANCHESTER: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed an updated schedule of its men’s national cricket team’s tour of England, which will comprise three Tests and as many T20Is. The opening Test will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester, from 5-9 August, which will be followed by back to back Tests ...

Read More »

British man jailed for trying to steal Magna Carta

MANCHESTER: A British man was jailed for attempting to steal a priceless 1215 original version of Magna Carta, which has defined rights and liberties around the world. Mark Royden attacked the protective glass surrounding the manuscript at Salisbury Cathedral in southern England but was chased off by two American tourists ...

Read More »

UK plans to create ‘freeports,’ cut taxes

LONDON: British finance minister Rishi Sunak is preparing to introduce sweeping tax cuts and an overhaul of planning laws in up to 10 new “freeports” within a year of the UK’s becoming fully independent from the European Union in December, the Sunday Telegraph said. Sunak will open the bidding for ...

Read More »

Global coronavirus cases surpass 12.8 million

In United States, cases have reached over 3.3 million cases and more than one hundred thirty seven thousand deaths occured from the virus. The United Kingdom’s death toll from confirmed cases of Covid-19 rose to 44,798, up 148 on the previous day, the government said on Saturday. In Brazil, over ...

Read More »

UK expected to order removal of Huawei 5G equipment by 2025

The British government is expected to set a deadline of 2025 for removing equipment made by China’s Huawei from the country’s 5G telecoms networks, the Telegraph newspaper said on Friday. The Telegraph reported that British culture minister Oliver Dowden will make a statement in Parliament on Tuesday about Huawei, and ...

Read More »