Friday, 16 April 2021

Tag Archives: UK

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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Boris Johnson to launch ”COVID status certification” scheme

AP Photo LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out plans to develop a “COVID status certification” scheme to enable the safe return of mass gatherings and indoor events as lockdown restrictions eased in England.  Football cup finals, the World Snooker Championship, a comedy club, and ...

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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, US sanction Myanmar junta entities as five killed

LONDON – The United States and Britain imposed sanctions on military-controlled conglomerates in Myanmar on Thursday as security forces were reported to have killed five more pro-democracy protesters in an unrelenting crackdown on dissent. Thousands of people held protests against last month s coup in the commercial capital Yangon, central Monywa ...

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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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Post-Brexit UK-EU trade plummets

LONDON – Trade between Europe and Britain plunged by a record amount in January, the UK’s first month outside the EU single market after 47 years of bloc membership, data showed on Thursday. The EU’s Eurostat statistics agency said that exports from Europe to the UK sank by 27.4 per ...

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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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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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