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Kabul sends in commandos as Taliban surround Afghan city

Plumes of smoke billowed over an Afghan provincial capital Thursday as fighting raged between the Taliban and government forces for a second straight day. The...

Return to normal? UK PM Johnson outlines end to England’s virus restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Monday to end social and economic COVID-19 restrictions in England in two weeks’ time, a test...

UK Labour Party accused of ‘divisive’ politics with poll leaflet featuring PM Modi

The UK’s Opposition Labour Party was branded “divisive” and “anti-India” by Indian diaspora groups after a party leaflet for a by-election in northern England used...

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock resigns after Covid breach

Britain’s health minister Matt Hancock quit on Saturday after he was caught breaking COVID-19 rules by kissing and embracing an aide in his office, enraging...

Third wave of COVID-19 definitely underway in Britain, says vaccine expert

The UK is undergoing a third wave of coronavirus infections as a result of the highly transmissible Delta variant, an expert who advises the government...

UK PM expected to delay COVID lockdown end by 4 weeks to July 19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a four-week delay to an end to all legal lockdown restrictions in the country when he...

G7 Pledge Over 1 Billion Vaccine Doses To Poor Nations, Boris Johnson Says

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the Group of Seven wealthy nations have pledged over 1 billion coronavirus vaccine doses...

No doubt some countries are using vaccines a geopolitical tool: UK’s Raab

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday there was no doubt some countries were using vaccines as diplomatic tool to secure influence, and that...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...

VVIP chopper scam case: Christian Michel’s family pleads for UK government intervention

The family of Christian Michel, based in the UK and France, on Thursday expressed concern for his well-being amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India...

How the Covid variant first found in India exposed Britain’s weaknesses

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was slow to ban travel to India, even as cases of a dangerous Covid-19 variant in the world’s second most populous...

Over 6,200 vaccinated in UK town amidst spike in cases caused by variant first identified in India

Over 6,200 people have been vaccinated in Bolton, a large town in North West England, at the weekend amid concerns over the sharp spike in...

Extradition of Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi figures in India-UK virtual summit

The issue of extradition of Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi figured in a virtual summit between India and the UK on Tuesday, with Prime Minister...

Jaishankar meets UK minister Priti Patel to sign Migration and Mobility Partnership

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met British Home Secretary Priti Patel in London on Tuesday to sign a new Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement, which...

UK sends 1,000 more ventilators to India as doctors rally

The UK said Sunday it was sending an extra 1,000 oxygen ventilators to Covid-struck India, as a group of doctors staged their own intervention by...

Boris Johnson says looking to ‘help and support’ India as UK travel ban begins

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the UK was looking at ways to “help and support” India, as it copes with a devastating second...

UK Opposition joins calls for Boris Johnson to cancel India visit over new Covid variant

Britain’s opposition Labour Party on Sunday joined calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to cancel his visit to India, starting next Sunday, amid growing concerns...

Queen Elizabeth II lays to rest her ‘strength and stay’ Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday bid farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, at a royal funeral like no other, restricted by coronavirus rules but...

How Brexit ruined Easter for Britain’s chocolate makers

For the second year in a row, Easter will be a largely online affair, with socially distanced egg hunts and virtual church services. But there...

Oil giants prepare to put carbon back in the ground

During more than three decades in the and gas business, Andy Lane has managed the construction of enormous facilities for extracting and transporting natural gas,...

Lockdown decimates UK retail, borrowing surge slows

British retail sales tumbled in January as shops went back into lockdown, official data showed, but lower-than-expected public borrowing gave at least some relief to...

Agricultural reform domestic issue of India: Leader of UK Parliament

London: Agricultural reform is a domestic policy issue of India, the Leader of the House of Commons has said in Parliament, reflecting the UK government‘s...

Britain opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers

A new visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kongers a pathway to British citizenship will go live later on Sunday as the city’s former colonial...

Britain rolls out ‘act like you’ve got it’ drive amid ‘alarming’ coronavirus spike

LONDON: The UK government on Saturday began rolling out a series of stark advertisements as part of a new awareness drive that warns people to...

england lockdown: England’s lockdown could last into March says minister

London: England on Tuesday entered a strict national lockdown aimed at stemming a steep rise in virus cases that a senior government minister warned could...