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UNITED KINGDOM NEWS

No imminent lockdown restrictions in hard-hit UK

May 09, 2020 9:11 am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to set out a roadmap of how the UK can start easing the lockdown in the future.

Top UK government scientist quits after breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules

May 06, 2020 5:20 pm

Professor Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist whose modelling convinced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to press ahead with a UK-wide lockdown, quit the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) after allegations emerged in The Daily Telegraph

No more today: UK's new testing site closes for applications

April 25, 2020 1:20 pm

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said that within two minutes of the portal’s opening, 5,000 home-testing kits had been ordered — the day’s capacity — and that another 15,000 slots at drive-through sites had also been snapped up.

COVID-19: UK's new cyber crime service reports over 5,000 suspect emails in one day

April 23, 2020 3:54 pm

The National Cyber Security Centre has clamped down on at least 83 web scams within a day after it launched a new "Suspicious Email Reporting Service" for the public.

Vijay Mallya loses appeal in UK High Court against extradition to India

April 20, 2020 3:54 pm

Vijay Mallya extradition case: The case will now go to UK home secretary, Priti Patel, for a final decision on Mallya's extradition.

UK fundraiser helps Indian-origin COVID-19 victim with funeral costs

April 17, 2020 8:29 pm

The victim, who is a staff nurse at the National Health Service (NHS) Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn is on ventilator support while the rest of her family is mourning the demise of her mother.

UK pledges 200 million pounds in aid to help stop second coronavirus wave

April 12, 2020 10:01 am

The British government said 130 million pounds would go to United Nations' agencies, with 65 million for the WHO. Another 50 million pounds would go to the Red Cross to help war-torn and hard to reach areas, and 20 million pounds going to other organisations and charities.

Boris Johnson under pressure to speed up coronavirus testing

March 31, 2020 2:31 pm

Ministers and officials were challenged on Monday to explain why they said 10,000 tests were being carried out every day but only 7,000 people had received them.

At home with coronavirus, UK's Boris Johnson writes to the nation

March 29, 2020 8:54 am

Boris Johnson, who has described his symptoms as mild, is leading the government's response to the crisis, chairing meetings by video conference.

UK royals set for last big get together before Harry and Meghan's exit

March 09, 2020 12:01 pm

Monday's event to mark Commonwealth Day is expected to be their last official appearance, with no certainty about when the royal family will next be seen together.

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United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

April 19, 2018 1:55 pm

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

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).

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Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

September 13, 2018 1:58 pm

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.