Health Nov 27COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert
Amid fears that the recently identified new variant has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines, there are growing concerns that the pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions will persist for far longer than hoped.
Economy Oct 13Logjam at busiest UK commercial port could cause Christmas shortages
A logjam at the U.K.'s busiest commercial port has ratcheted up concerns that the country could see shortages of toys, food and other items during the crucial Christmas holiday period.
Arts Sep 30London honors Princess Diana with blue plaque at former home
London finally honored the late Princess Diana with a blue plaque at the place she called home in the two years before she married Prince Charles and her life in the goldfish bowl began.
World Sep 15UK Prime Minister Johnson replaces foreign secretary in Cabinet shake-up
Johnson last made big changes in his Cabinet soon after his December 2019 election victory, when he sidelined lawmakers considered insufficiently loyal or lukewarm in their support for Brexit.
World Aug 18UK’s Johnson accused of complacency over Afghanistan retreat
In a packed and emotional session of Parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced accusations Wednesday of needlessly abandoning Afghanistan to the whims of the Taliban and of undermining Britain's position in the world.
World Jul 12Johnson says England will lift last virus restrictions on July 19 despite rise in cases
He said although risks of the pandemic remain, legal restrictions will be replaced by a recommendation that people wear masks in crowded places and on public transport.
World Jul 12Police investigate racist abuse of three England players
British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who failed to score penalties in England’s shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final.
World Jul 08England fans gear up for Euro 2020 final amid COVID-19 worries
The worry is that the outpouring of joy in pubs and the streets will worsen rising coronavirus infection rates, particularly among younger men, many of whom have yet to be vaccinated.
World Jun 14UK’s Johnson delays lockdown easing for England by 4 weeks
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, as a result of the spread of the delta variant.
World Mar 25WWII codebreaker Alan Turing honored on UK’s new 50-pound note
The rainbow flag flew proudly Thursday above the Bank of England in the heart of London's financial district to commemorate World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, the new face of Britain's 50-pound note.