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UK top court says runaway schoolgirl who joined IS cannot return to Britain

February 26, 2021 4:42 pm

Shamima Begum left London in 2015 when she was 15 and went to Syria via Turkey with two school friends where she married an IS fighter.

UK urges Sec Council to push for pause in wars

February 20, 2021 6:05 pm

The British draft stresses that "equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines, certified as safe and efficacious, is essential to end the pandemic."

UK to quarantine visitors from nations with high COVID-19 risk: Report

January 24, 2021 11:12 am

Travelers from Brazil and South Africa, and neighbouring countries, will be met on arrival and escorted to hotels to quarantine, under plans being discussed by UK ministers, the Daily Mail said.

UK steps up biggest vaccine drive, with one in 50 now infected

January 06, 2021 1:07 pm

Rocketing case rates from the new virus strain mean one person in every 50 in England now has Covid-19, while in London one in 30 is infected, official survey results showed.

Britain abolishes sales tax on sanitary products

January 02, 2021 6:26 pm

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

On cusp of Brexit trade deal, EU and UK talks snag on fishing

December 24, 2020 3:06 pm

While a last-minute deal would avoid the most acrimonious ending to the Brexit divorce, the United Kingdom is heading for a much more distant relationship with its biggest trade partner than almost anyone expected at the time of the 2016 Brexit vote.

5 to midnight on Brexit talks? No pressure! says France

December 23, 2020 6:46 pm

Negotiators are dealing with EU fisheries rights in U.K. waters and a few remaining fair competition issues as the last outstanding problems in the nine-month talks that are seeking to avert a chaotic transition on New Year's Day when Britain fully leaves the EU's single market.

Govt is alert, no need to panic: Health Minister on new Covid-19 strain in UK

December 21, 2020 7:59 pm

Shortly before Dr Harsh Vardhan's appeal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the Centre to immediately ban all flights from the UK over the "super-spreader" mutation.

Explained: With Covid-19 mutating, what does that mean for us?

December 31, 2020 1:25 pm

Like all viruses, the coronavirus is a shape-shifter. Some genetic changes are inconsequential, but some may give it an edge.

Discussed protests, your politics ours too: UK’s Dominic Raab

December 17, 2020 7:18 am

Raab, who also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, told a group of journalists that India has a “vibrant heritage of peaceful protests”, and the UK “respects it”.


With British government, parliament and people divided, a disorderly Brexit looms

April 02, 2019 8:25 pm

The European Union said on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the Brexit deadlock.

City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

March 25, 2019 9:28 am

In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit

UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

February 02, 2015 9:10 pm

Natural History Museum director Michael Dixon said the change was part of a 10-year overhaul of the museum.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).