Tag: UK

UK to offer shopping vouchers, pizza discounts to boost youth vaccinations

From shopping vouchers and pizza discounts to Uber reminders, the UK is planning a so-called “vouchers for vaccines” scheme to encourage greater uptake of COVID-19...

EXCLUSIVE AstraZeneca exploring options for COVID-19 vaccine business – executive

AstraZeneca to have clarity on future of vaccines by year-end Exec Dobber says no decision taken yet on future of COVID-19 vaccine Dobber says vaccine...

UK Carrier Strike Group starts maritime exercises with Indian Navy

The United Kingdom’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2021, led by the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, has met up with the Indian Navy in the...

Olympics-Athletes’ village COVID-19 isolation bubble already ‘broken’ – health expert

TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) – The isolation bubble system that Olympic organisers have set up at the Tokyo Games village to control COVID-19 is already...

EXCLUSIVE S.Korea in talks with mRNA vaccine makers to make up to 1 bln doses -govt official

South Korean senior citizens receive their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a vaccination centre in Seoul, South Korea April 1,...

Britain’s Morrisons agrees $8.7 bln offer from Fortress-led group

A Morrisons store is pictured in St Albans, Britain, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra//File Photo Fortress-led group offers 254 pence a share Tops CD&R’s proposal...

Young whale trapped in London’s River Thames euthanized

The minke whale’s condition had deteriorated throughout the day as it struggled in the unfamiliar environment, and it was “humanely put to sleep” by veterinary...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

The UK is already stretched to breaking point. Boris Johnson’s pile of scandals isn’t helping matters

His former chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, said recently that the Prime Minister’s plan to “have donors secretly pay for the renovation were unethical, foolish, possibly...

Analysis: How Kate’s role in the British royal family has changed in the last 10 years

London (CNN) — It was an image that got lost on the day of Prince Philip’s funeral but was powerful enough to go viral in...

Analysis: The royal rebrand is already underway

London (CNN) — This week saw members of Britain’s royal family return to public engagements as the two-week royal mourning period following the Duke of...

Analysis: The monarchy will look different now Philip has gone

Windsor, England (CNN) — Grief and loss have a way of bringing families together and that appeared to be the case yesterday. For the first...

Prince Philip’s funeral takes place at Windsor Castle as Queen Elizabeth’s consort laid to rest

The intimate service at St. George’s Chapel, within the grounds of Windsor Castle, was attended by 30 people including members of the royal family. Philip,...

Greensill Capital: A political scandal is swirling in Britain. But Boris Johnson is unlikely to drain the swamp

A short hop over the Atlantic and the story is very different. Former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is embroiled in a scandal in which...

Laughed off for years as gaffes, Prince Philip’s outbursts complicate his legacy

Viewed charitably, those utterances could be seen as examples of a mischievous British sense of humor. In 2011, then-Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to...

Northern Ireland riots: What’s behind the recent violence in Northern Ireland?

On March 29, police officers were targeted in a petrol bomb attack in a predominately unionist area of Tullymore, in Derry/Londonderry, after an attempt to...

Analysis: The Queen has lost her ‘strength and stay’

The Queen’s longtime companion, the Duke of Edinburgh, was 99 years old. Despite all the planning for this eventuality, it still came as a deep...

UK’s BNO fund to support Hong Kongers as protest leader Nathan Law granted asylum

“Backed by over £43 million, the Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas) Integration Programme will help status holders access housing, work and educational support to ensure...

Clear Link Between AZ Vaccine and Rare Blood Clots in Brain, EMA Official Tells Paper

ROME (Reuters) – There is a link between AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and very rare blood clots in the brain but the possible causes are still...

Covid-19 passport pilots proposed by UK government as way out of lockdown

As the country reopens, ministers hope the “covid-status certification” system will allow those who are vaccinated, have had a recent negative test or a positive...

UK race report: culture wars may be a sugar hit for Boris Johnson. But experts say they only paper over Britain’s problems

Sir Humphrey Appleby, the amoral civil servant who served his lazy minister in the long-running BBC series, might have allowed himself a wry smile this...

UK’s elite schools face a reckoning on rape culture

“I can picture the hallway where it happened, his hands around my neck choking me,” she says. “Then he put his hands down my pants…...

Analysis: The Queen’s first in-person engagement this year

London (CNN) — Why does Britain have a monarchy? It’s a question as old as the institution itself. But an even bigger one is why...

With UK police under fire, Boris Johnson pushes new bill that could end peaceful protest

Uncomfortably for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the legislation is being debated in Parliament this week, just days after officers from London’s Metropolitan Police physically restrained...

Sarah Everard: Metropolitan Police officer charged with the kidnap and murder of Sarah Everard, who went missing in London

Officer Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Saturday for his first hearing. He has been remanded in custody and will next appear...