Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Tag Archives: UK

UK allows direct flights from Qatar, UAE

Representative image) LONDON – The United Kingdom has allowed direct flights from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates from June 8, But these flights must arrive at dedicated terminals at Heathrow and Birmingham airports, the British government said on its website. Different requirements may apply for arrivals into Scotland, Wales ...

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UK-Pakistan agreed to continue to work together

Prime Minister Imran Khan met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson this morning,’ Lodhi tweeted as she put out a picture of the meeting. (Photo: Twitter) LONDON/ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked UK to revisit the decision of placing Pakistan on Red List of travel ban countries. The Prime ...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce birth of daughter

File Photo LOS ANGELES – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana, who was born in California after a year of turmoil in Britain’s royal family. “Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet. Her middle ...

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UK reports zero daily Covid deaths for the first time

File Photo LONDON – Britain reported zero daily deaths from Covid-19 for the first time since last July, despite a recent rise in cases linked to the Delta variant. According to the latest government figures, 127,782 people in the UK have died within 28 days of a positive test since ...

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Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

REUTERS/Thanh Hue/File Photo HANOI – Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists examined the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients, and found ...

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UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

LONDON – Most of the UK takes a major step towards normality on Monday as coronavirus restrictions are eased, despite concerns over the spread of a more transmissible variant of the disease. Across England, Wales and most of Scotland, indoor hospitality in pubs, restaurants and cafes returns and cinemas, museums ...

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Queen’s speech ushers in new UK parliament

Reuters Photo LONDON – Queen Elizabeth unveiled the British government’s plans for the next term of parliament in a speech delivered at the House of Lords. In what would have normally been a pompous ceremony filled with royal regalia, this year’s Queen Speech was a muted event due to the ...

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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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