Tag: BRITAIN

India’s JSW Steel examining bid for Sanjeev Gupta’s British business: Report

India’s largest steel producer, , is considering a bid to buy Liberty Steel in Britain as well as mills elsewhere, two people familiar with the...

Variant accelerating India’s Covid explosion: WHO top scientist | India News

GENEVA: A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and may be dodging vaccine protections, contributing to the country’s explosive outbreak, the World Health...

Britain rejoices and asks: Are lockdowns finally finished?

In China it was fengcheng. In Spain it was el confinamiento. In France it was le confinement. In Britain it was known as lockdown, plain...

View: Why aspects of game theory must be applied in our policymaking

Much has been written and discussed about corruption having a negative impact on economic growth, with malfunctioning government institutions affecting investments, entrepreneurship and innovation. In...

China now ‘non-compliant’ with Hong Kong joint declaration: UK

China is no longer compliant with Hong Kong’s joint declaration after Beijing announced sweeping changes to the region’s electoral system, Britain said Saturday. “The UK...

Rishi Sunak: UK FM Rishi Sunak promises “whatever it takes” in COVID budget

British finance minister Rishi Sunak promised on Wednesday to do “whatever it takes” to steer the economy through what he hopes will be the final...

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, dubbed ‘plague island’, wants tourists to return

(CNN) — When the UK Prime Minister addressed the nation on December 20, the news was bad enough: Christmas was canceled. Boris Johnson plunged the...

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris: The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours...

New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

LONDON: Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union‘s single market, with the first trucks crossing the Channel by ferry...

After European Union, what’s next for ‘Global Britain’?

London: A brave new world or a dangerous leap into the unknown? After nearly 50 years of integration with Europe, Britain starts an uncertain new...

Explainer: Brexit trade deal will lessen, but not kill, the economic pain

Britain has clinched a last-minute trade agreement with the European Union that will preserve its zero-tariff and zero-quota access to the bloc’s single market of...

Brexit: UK, EU on cusp of striking Brexit trade deal at last

Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and right into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal...

Take your threats off the table, British PM Boris Johnson tells EU in trade row

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the European Union not to threaten Britain on Saturday, saying a bill which would breach a divorce treaty with...

UK’s Sunak considers sweeping tax hikes to plug COVID-19 hole, newspapers say

LONDON: British finance minister Rishi Sunak is considering a sweeping set of tax increases to help fix the huge hole in the public finances left...

NATO chief says on Huawei: UK review of 5G security is important

LONDON (Reuters) – The head of the NATO military alliance said on Wednesday that the West could not ignore the rise of China and so...

Post-Brexit trade talks resume but little sign of breakthrough

BRUSSELS: Trade negotiators from Britain and the EU embarked on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations Tuesday but no-one in London or Brussels expects a...

UK’s COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire on Thursday as it grappled with the development of a...

UK’s Gove says EU trade deal can be done despite talks stalemate

LONDON (Reuters) – Senior British government minister Michael Gove said on Sunday there was a post-Brexit trade deal to be done with the European Union...

UK’s coronavirus death toll spikes by 888 to hit 15,464

London: Britain‘s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic registered another big daily spike of 888 to hit 15,464 on Saturday. Addressing the daily Downing Street...

Exclusive: Chinese-backed owners commit to British HQ for Imagination Tech

LONDON (Reuters) – The Chinese-backed owners of Imagination Technologies told the British government on Friday the chip designer would remain headquartered in the United Kingdom...

Coronavirus will not overcome us, says Queen in her Easter message

LONDON: Britain‘s Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday issued an Easter message from Windsor Castle to say that the festival marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ...

Europe sees more signs of hope as Italy’s virus curve falls

ROME: Europe is seeing further signs of hope in the coronavirus outbreak as Italy‘s daily death toll was at its lowest in more than two...

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

LONDON (Reuters) – A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely...