Tag: Britain

Six EU leaders urge greater collaboration to tackle future pandemics

The 27-nation EU and Britain have reported some 1.4 million cases of the new coronavirus, or about a fifth of the global total. At the height of the crisis, many EU states resorted to protectionist measures, raising trade barriers to hinder the export of medical equipment to their neighbours.

Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll dips to lowest since March 9

The total death toll since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21 now stands at 31,763 the agency said, the third highest in the world after those of the United States and Britain.

Europe sees two deaths, multiple cases of COVID-linked syndrome in children

The Swedish-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in a risk report that two children had succumbed to the condition: one in Britain and one in France.

British Govt to pay 80% of employees’ salaries

The British Government is going to pay up to 80% of the salaries of those employees who won't be working because of the coronavirus outbreak. This totals to £2,500.

Gin makers bottle hand sanitiser for vulnerable as coronavirus spreads

In Britain, where the virus is estimated to have infected tens of thousands of people and triggered emergency measures, many pharmacies have run out of sanitiser, with shortages fuelled by panic-buying.

Julian Assange put lives at risk, lawyer for United States says

Almost a decade since his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. documents, Assange, 48, is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States where he is accused of espionage and hacking.

Briton who drove truck in which 39 Vietnamese died admits plot

The driver, Maurice Robinson, also pleaded guilty to acquiring criminal property but was not asked to enter a plea on 41 other charges including 39 counts of manslaughter in a case which has shone a light on the illicit human smuggling trade.

‘Shameful’ of UK not to publish report on Russian meddling, says...

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticised as "shameful" British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision not to publish a parliamentary report...

Britain won’t act on European arrest warrant for Catalan separatist

British authorities have put on hold what they deemed a "disproportionate" European arrest warrant issued by Spain as it seeks to extradite...

Trump wades again into UK politics; tells Johnson, Farage to unite

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to...