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European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
Luc Rivet - As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the coronavirus, continues to loom large.
"Abuse, Guilt": Boris Johnson Drops Hint On Why He Left Journalism
Johnson, 56, has displayed a colourful, sometimes combative speaking and writing style both as a journalist and as a politician.
UK Prime Minister Under Fire for Saying Journalists Abuse People
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sparked criticism after telling children on Tuesday that journalists "are always abusing people," with a Labour lawmaker urging him to apologise and the head of the National Union of Journalists saying...
The Trouble With The Troubles: Why is UK Government Closing the Door on Justice For 2,000 Victims?
More than 3,600 people suffered violent deaths during The Troubles - 30 years of sectarian strife in Northern Ireland, which was ended by the Good Friday Agreement. But why is the UK government having trouble shutting the door on the past?
UN Security Council holds summit on climate change impact on world peace
The UN Security Council is to gather world leaders for a virtual summit to discuss the impact of global warming on world peace, an issue that divides its 15 members.
Face masks could have to be worn until end of 2022
Face masks, hand washing and one-way systems may be needed even after the entire population is vaccinated for Covid, scientists have warned.
COVID-19 infection rate plummets in England, two studies reveal
Experts welcome the drop - but say the research "lays bare unacceptable socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities within our society".
Boris Johnson tells G7 summit ‘whole world’ must be vaccinated
Boris Johnson has told the G7 there is “no point” in vaccinating individual nations if the "whole world" does not receive the jab.
‘Can you hear us Angela?’ PM asks German Chancellor to mute on G7 call
Boris Johnson was forced to intervene and ask Angela Merkel to mute herself after she interrupted him during the G7 meeting.
'A new world is rising up around us' says prime minister
******can u add a VDO please********Boris Johnson says patterns of trade and commerce are changing.
‘What is this, 1998?’ Twitter users astonished that Tony Blair is opining on Covid roadmap... and MEDIA COVERS IT as ‘news’
Brits may have wondered if they woke up in the right century after seeing ex-prime minister Tony Blair giving his policy prescription for the Covid-19 pandemic – and being cited as an authority on the topic by major media outlets.
COVID-19: 'We can't return to business as usual,' says Sir Keir Starmer as he sets out post-coronavirus vision
The Labour leader says the COVID-19 crisis must prompt a bout of national soul-searching "about the country we want to be".
Sterling reaches $1.39 in best performance for three years
FTSE 100 posts biggest daily gain for over a month as investors buoyed up by vaccine and US economy hopes
Too few black faces, too many white women: As a top BAME exec leaves the BBC, it stands accused of becoming ‘Karenised’
Is the BBC really living up to its pledges on diversity? Kamal Ahmed’s departure as editorial director has turned the spotlight on the lack of senior BAME execs… and how being a white woman seems to be a definite advantage.
What is a Covid vaccine passport? Everything we know
Could vaccination passports be the route to a summer of travel?
Johnson: US democracy strong after Trump impeachment 'kerfuffle'
Boris Johnson has insisted US democracy remains "strong", despite the "kerfuffle" over former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
Papers, please: immunity IDs are on the way
Do you remember normality? A busy diary. Holidays, parties, pubs. Who hasn’t looked back and wondered how we can return to that life which now seems so free. Sacrifices have been inevitable. After a year in and out of lockdown, are we re...
Britons ignore ministers and rush to book UK summer holidays
Holiday cottage firms and campsites see ‘stampede’ in bookings since January
Amsterdam displaces London as Europe's top stocks centre after Brexit
Amsterdam has displaced London as Europe's biggest share trading centre after Britain left the European Union's single market, and picked up a chunk of UK derivatives business along the way, according to data published on Thursday (11 Fe...
From spy to singer, world leaders' surprising former jobs
Everyone’s got to start somewhere, even world leaders. Yet you might be surprised by the variety of first jobs held by these prolific politicians – from comedians to composers, bus drivers to bouncers. Click or scroll through to discover...
‘Is this satire?’ Twitter baffled by report that UK govt discussed relocating Prince Edward to Scotland in bid to ‘save’ the Union
Twitter has had a field day with a report claiming that the UK government at one point had considered sending Prince Edward up north to live in Scotland, as part of a plan to combat the rise of the Scottish National Party.
Another silly season for Nobel Peace Prize nominations
The prize’s selection process has many flaws, but it still usually manages to pick a worthy winner and is worth preserving.
Bishop of London probe after Rev who slammed Clap for Captain Tom
A Reverend who apologised after slamming a national clap organised in tribute for Captain Sir Tom Moore is now being investigated by the Diocese of London.
London's Neasden Temple Starts New Covid Vaccination Centre
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel paid a visit to the centre, on the premises of Swaminarayan School opposite the temple, and hailed the local community's "heroic effort" which will help save lives.
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