UK cancels Covid vaccine contract with Franco-Austrian firm

UK cancels Covid vaccine contract with Franco-Austrian firm

French-Austrian biotech laboratory Valneva said Monday the British government has terminated a supply deal for its candidate vaccine against Covid-19.
US, UK sending troops to evacuate nationals as Taliban advance across Afghanistan

US, UK sending troops to evacuate nationals as Taliban advance across Afghanistan

The United States and Britain ordered the deployment Friday of thousands of troops to Afghanistan to evacuate their nationals, as the Taliban overran more key regional cities in an offensive that has left the capital dangerously exposed.
UK puts £29m into new labs to tackle Covid variants

UK puts £29m into new labs to tackle Covid variants

Britain is spending £29.3 million ($40.6 million, 33.8 million euros) on new coronavirus vaccine laboratories in an effort to "future-proof the country from the threat of new variants", the government said Wednesday.
Canada and Britain sign interim deal to avoid tariff increase after Brexit

Canada and Britain sign interim deal to avoid tariff increase after Brexit

Canada and Britain have signed a temporary agreement to avoid an increase in tariffs between the two countries after the British exit from the European Union in early 2021, Ottawa said Tuesday.
EU's Barnier says just hours left for Brexit talks

EU's Barnier says just hours left for Brexit talks

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Friday that post-Brexit trade talks were at a "moment of truth" with just hours left to reach an agreement with Britain.
URGENT: Brexit talks stuck on fish, fair trade and enforcement

URGENT: Brexit talks stuck on fish, fair trade and enforcement

Negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union are still blocked over fishing rights, rules for fair trade and an enforcement mechanism, European diplomats said Monday.
Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Britain okays vaccine as global Covid death toll nears 1.5 million

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Japan and Italy pledged free inoculations for all even as the global death toll rose towards 1.5 million.
Britain inks post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain inks post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain and Japan are set to sign a trade deal on Friday at a ceremony in Tokyo, marking London's first major post-Brexit agreement as it holds an intense round of negotiations with the European Union.
UK and EU hold latest talks as window for trade deal narrows

UK and EU hold latest talks as window for trade deal narrows

Britain and the European Union resume talks on Tuesday, with the clock running down to a year-end deadline for a new post-Brexit deal to replace half a century of integration.
Second virus wave in UK could see 120,000 deaths: study

Second virus wave in UK could see 120,000 deaths: study

A second coronavirus wave in Britain this winter could see 120,000 deaths in hospitals alone in a "reasonable worst-case scenario", scientists warned on Tuesday.
US under siege as pandemic accelerates, Britain eases quarantine

US under siege as pandemic accelerates, Britain eases quarantine

The United States posted a record 53,000 new coronavirus cases as the deadly pandemic accelerated across the Americas, but its slowdown in Europe led Britain to announce Friday the first exemptions to its quarantine rules.
UK coronavirus death toll climbs to 41,000, with 10,000 care homes deaths

UK coronavirus death toll climbs to 41,000, with 10,000 care homes deaths

LONDON: Britain's official coronavirus death toll is at least 41,000 with almost 10,000 dead in care homes in England and Wales alone, according to a statistical update released on Tuesday (May 19).
UK economy shrinks 2% on COVID-19

UK economy shrinks 2% on COVID-19

LONDON: Britain's economy shrank two per cent in the first three months of the year, rocked by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, official data showed Wednesday (May 13), with analysts predicting even worse to come.
British PM Johnson warns of tougher action to prevent coronavirus spread

British PM Johnson warns of tougher action to prevent coronavirus spread

Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Sunday (Mar 22) he may impose tougher controls on the British public as packed parks, markets and cafes at the weekend showed thousands of people defying government warnings about social distancing.
UK supermarkets call for calm as coronavirus fears trigger panic buying

UK supermarkets call for calm as coronavirus fears trigger panic buying

British supermarkets have called on consumers to be more considerate and reiterated they have adequate supplies, as the coronavirus saw shelves plundered and a surge in online orders.
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