In the United Kingdom, residents have long considered the National Health Service (NHS) one of the nation's greatest accomplishments. Across the Atlantic, U.S. Democrats have proposed a similar single-payer system for the U.S., but conservatives have raised alarms about access…
By Jill Lawless, Taryn Siegel, Associated Press
The head of the country's exam regulator acknowledged Monday that the system had caused "real anguish and damaged public confidence."…
By Taryn Siegel, Associated Press
But the music scene some Brits know and love may soon be unrecognizable because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has plunged the U.K. economy into its worst recession on record.
By Jill Lawless, Associated Press
The masks were part of a 252 million pound ($332 million) contract the government signed with investment firm Ayanda Capital in April. Papers filed in a court case reveal that the masks won't be distributed because they have ear loops…
By Associated Press
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has named 36 new members to Parliament's unelected House of Lords. They included his brother, several prominent Brexit supporters and a Russian-born newspaper owner whose father was a KGB agent.
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
Russia has dismissed U.S. and British claims that it tested an anti-satellite weapon in space and declared that the accusations served to justify Washington’s own plans to deploy weapons in orbit.
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
Britain’s government suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong on Monday and blocked arms sales to the former British territory, after China imposed a tough new national security law.
By Associated Press
In research published Monday in the journal Lancet, scientists said that they found their experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55 that lasted at least two months after they were immunized.
By Elaine Kurtenbach, Nomaan Merchant, Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press
Outbreaks in the world’s latest hot spots pushed the confirmed global case tally toward 14 million on Friday. Governments are frantically trying to prevent and put down fresh outbreaks and keep their economies running as the pandemic accelerates in some…
By Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The three nations alleged Thursday that hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and believed to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical coronavirus research institutions involved in vaccine development.
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