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Tag Archives: Britain

UK issues Oscar winners fast-track immigration route

AFP Photo LONDON – The UK government announces the winners of the Oscars in the category of film, theatre, science and technology, to apply for living and working in Britain. Those eligible include winners of the Turing Prize for computing, various Academy Awards, Bafta awards for best actor or actress, ...

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Prince Philip dead at age 99

(Photo by Adrian DENNIS / POOL / AFP / Files) LONDON – Britain’s Prince Philip, a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II’s side for decades, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is a profound loss for the 94-year-old monarch, who once ...

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Britain slams ‘bullying’ Myanmar over London embassy standoff

Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Kyaw Zwar Minn, waits unsuccessfully for an answer on the intercom, as police officers stand on duty outside the Myanmar Embassy in London. – AFP LONDON (AFP) – Britain condemned “bullying” by the Myanmar junta after the country’s ambassador to London was ousted in ...

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UK to announce new international travel rules

Source: Tolga Akmen/AFP LONDON – Britain will set out plans to restart international travel, using a “traffic-light” system as the country cautiously emerges from lockdown. The UK has set a tentative date of May 17 to relaunch foreign travel, currently banned except for a handful of permitted reasons. This has ...

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UK to launch 5-year Islamic bond in coming weeks

LONDON  – Britain will launch a five-year Islamic sukuk bond in the coming weeks, the United Kingdom Debt Management Office said on Monday, following up on a previous five-year issue which took place in 2014 and raised 200 million pounds ($277 million). The DMO said HSBC, CIMB Investment Bank, Dubai ...

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UK’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and works extremely well, Boris Johnson

LONDON: The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and bio-pharmaceutical major AstraZeneca is safe and works extremely well, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday, amid reports that the doses were causing blood clot-related complications. In an editorial to coincide with the launch of a new ‘Integrated Review’ of ...

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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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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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