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Why the whole of Britain is talking about this man

This is why everyone is talking about Boris Johnson's chief adviser.
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Excess UK deaths in Covid-19 outbreak approach 60,000

Official data shows deaths slowing with 4,210 involving Covid-19 in week ending 15 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of excess deaths registered in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak is almost 60,000, figures show, underlining Britain’s status as one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday there had been 53,960 excess deaths in England and Wales from the start of the outbreak to 15 May. Continue reading...
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Excess UK deaths in Covid-19 outbreak approach 60,000, figures suggest

Official data shows deaths slowing with 4,210 involving Covid-19 in week ending 15 MayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of excess deaths registered in the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak is almost 60,000, figures suggest, underlining Britain’s status as one of the worst-hit countries in Europe.The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday there had been 53,960 excess deaths in England and Wales from the start of the outbreak to 15 May. Continue reading.....
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Britain, Northern Ireland, Office For National Statistics, National Statistics, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Europe The Office


Minister Quits as Britain Boils Over With Rage Against Boris Johnson and His Lockdown-Breaking Aide

The most serious political crisis that Boris Johnson has faced as British prime minister is getting worse.Johnson has become a lightning rod for the fury of the British public—frustrated and restless after nine weeks of lockdown restrictions—after his decision not to sack his top aide who was forced to admit that he traveled hundreds of miles during the pandemic, despite suspecting that both he and his wife had COVID-19.After days of Johnson trying to excuse the actions of Dominic Cummings, as w...
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Brexit talks 'risk stalemate' if no progress on key issues

EU sources say union needs to see movement from Britain in terms of fair competitionBrexit talks risk reaching a stalemate if there is no progress in the next round of negotiations between the European Union and the British government, EU sources have said.The two sides are due to resume talks next week, the final round scheduled before a “high-level conference” in June to assess progress before the end-of-year deadline. Continue reading...
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UK COVID-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on PM Johnson

The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson. The Office for National Statistics said 42,173 people had died in England and Wales with suspected COVID-19 as of May 15, bringing the UK total to 47,343 - which includes earlier data from Scotland, Northern Ireland, plus recent hospital deaths in England. A death toll of nearly 50,000 underlined Britain's status as one of the worst-hit countries in a pand...
Tags: UK, England, News, Wales, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Johnson, Scotland Northern Ireland, COVID


Germany wants to end travel warning for 31 European countries: report

The German government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips to 31 European countries from June 15 if the coronavirus situation allows, magazine Focus on Tuesday cited dpa news agency as reporting. It said a paper on European tourism that may be agreed by the cabinet on Wednesday showed the government wanted to allow travel to the 26 other European Union nations and Britain as well as the four non-EU countries in the Schengen passport-free zone - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Swit...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO drops hydroxychloroquine trial as Mexico death toll questioned

UK PM’s senior adviser won’t apologise for lockdown breach; White House brings Brazil travel restrictions forward two days; Follow the latest updatesMexico City records thousands more deaths than usual, amid doubt over official Covid-19 tollDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachWHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fearsAustralia coronavirus - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.27am BST Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was unable to vis...
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Lockdown gives asylum seekers reprieve and hope for change in policy

After Covid 19 pauses threat of detention and deportation, campaigners call for rethink on UK immigration Coronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Britain takes its first small steps out of lockdown, there is one group of people quietly wishing that it wouldn’t.For many asylum seekers, the two-month hiatus has meant reprieve. Freed from detention centres, liberated from the threat of imminent deportation and no longer obliged to report to the Home Office, many have welcomed...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Home Office, Global development, Migration And Development, Coronavirus outbreak


Home Office approaches Australian Border Force chief who helped mastermind return of sea migrants

The Home Office has approached the Australian border force chief credited with helping end its crisis over migrant sea crossings. Chris Philp, the immigration minister, is understood to have contacted Roman Quaedvlieg, former head of Australian border force, to consult him over the country’s Operation Sovereign Borders which saw its patrol force turn back migrants on boats and return them to their port of origin. In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Quaedvlieg said Britain needed to introduce ...
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Bust-up over climate weighs on EU-UK talks, risks trade rifts

Britain's refusal to seal climate commitments in a new deal with the European Union to govern their relations after Brexit has become a stumbling block in their deadlocked talks and raises the risk of future trade disputes. While Britain has joined the global Paris agreement to fight climate change and has its own ambitious emissions-cutting goals, London has refused to make binding commitments in the area in the new deal it is seeking with the EU from 2021. "This creates big problems with the...
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Security officials launch review of Huawei's involvement in Britain's 5G network

Security officials have launched a review of Huawei's involvement in Britain's 5G network in the wake of US sanctions. Following the recent announcement that America would place additional laws on the telecommunications giant, the UK Government confirmed that the National Cyber Security Centre was “looking carefully at any impact they could have to the UK’s networks.” It comes after this newspaper revealed that Boris Johnson intended to reduce Huawei’s involvement in Britain’s 5G network...
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Coronavirus Live News Updates: Brazil, Trump, Britain

As the U.S. marked the Memorial Day weekend, President Trump golfed, some Americans flocked to beaches and the death toll neared 100,000. And in Britain, the prime minister said he would not fire an aide for driving across the country while infected.
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Britain’s Boris Johnson gambles on public forgiveness for top aide

The prime minister said Dominic Cummings “acted responsibly” despite alleged lockdown breaches.
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Boris Johnson refuses to sack his chief adviser, as a growing scandal threatens to wreck Britain's lockdown

Boris Johnson has refused to sack Dominic Cummings, standing by his embattled chief aide despite a growing scandal in the UK over his reported decision to break lockdown restrictions multiple times.
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Boris Johnson under pressure to sack his chief adviser, as a growing scandal threatens to break Britain's lockdown

Boris Johnson came under mounting pressure to sack his controversial chief political aide on Sunday, at the end of a bruising week that saw yet more criticism heaped on his government for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK leader Johnson stands by aide over 250-mile lockdown trip

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday he wouldn't fire his chief aide for allegedly violating the national lockdown rules that he helped to create by driving the length of England to his parents' house while he was infected with the coronavirus. Defying a growing clamor from public and politicians, Johnson said Dominic Cummings had acted “responsibly, legally and with integrity” when he drove 250 miles (400 kilometers) from London to Durham, in northeast England, with his wife and son at the...
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Outrage at U-turn on promise to reunite child refugees with UK family

Charities fear for safety of lone youngsters as draft text of Brexit negotiations shows Britain wants to end sanctuary The Home Office has drawn up plans to terminate the current system of allowing child refugees to be reunited with family in the UK, according to a draft text of the government’s Brexit negotiating document.It reveals that the UK government will be pushing during the next round of EU exit talks to effectively end the system where unaccompanied minors, often fleeing conflict, are ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Home Office, Refugees, Boris Johnson, Children's Rights, Brexit, Priti Patel


Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Trump Disputes the Toll

Some are calling for an end to the weekly applause for health care workers in Britain. And Brazil overtakes Russia in the number of confirmed virus cases.
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US Coronavirus Toll Approaches 100,000 Deaths

Some are calling for an end to the weekly applause for health care workers in Britain. And Brazil overtakes Russia in the number of confirmed virus cases.
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France to retaliate over British quarantine measures

France is to impose a quarantine on British travellers after the UK announced all new arrivals will have to spend two weeks in self-isolation. The French government made it clear it would retaliate in kind after Britain announced the 14-day quarantine period for new arrivals to the UK from June 8, including the French. In response French ministers said they “regretted” Britain's decision and would introduce their own reciprocal measures. The British decision to impose quarantine measures had...
Tags: UK, News, Greece, France, China, Germany, Spain, Britain, Ireland, Italy, BBC Radio, Patel, Pedro Sanchez, Priti Patel, British Chambers of Commerce BCC, Raffaele Trombetta


Britain Orders a 14-Day Quarantine on Arriving Travelers

Officials say it will prevent a “devastating resurgence” of the coronavirus. Critics say it should have been imposed three months ago.
Tags: News, Britain, Travel Warnings, Conservative Party (Great Britain, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Coronavirus live news: Africa reaches 100,000 confirmed cases; 80m infants may have missed routine vaccines

Madrid and Barcelona to ease lockdown as Spain’s death toll stays under 100 again; 660,000 people forced to flee homes during crisis despite UN global ceasefire callHydroxychloroquine: Trump’s ‘cure’ increases deaths, global study findsChechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov ‘hospitalised with suspected Covid-19’UK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 6.13pm BST Ramzan Kadyrov, the strongman leader of the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, has not ...
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China is foisting an anti-sedition law that will change Hong Kong for ever | Ilaria Maria Sala and Louisa Lim

Beijing has decided it will bypass the city’s legislature. Hong Kong’s cherished freedoms have never been so imperilledBeijing’s announcement that it will force through a “national security” law in Hong Kong is, to date, the greatest infringement of China’s promises to the special administrative region. It threatens to undermine all the cherished institutions and rights that distinguish this international city from mainland China. The legislation is designed to prevent “sedition, subversion, sec...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, World news, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, Louisa Lim, Ilaria Maria Sala


UK COVID-19 Study Aims To Vaccinate More Than 10,000 People

LONDON (AP) — British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last month, scientists at Oxford University began vaccinating more than 1,000 volunteers in a preliminary study designed to test the shot’s safety. Those results aren’t in yet but on Friday, the scientists announced they’re expanding to 10,260 people across Britain, including older people and chi...
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UK Government To Require Incoming Travelers To Self-Isolate For 14 Days

LONDON — The British government says people flying into the U.K. will have to self-isolate for 14 days and could be fined 1,000 pounds ($1,220) if they fail to comply. Home Secretary Priti Patel will announce details of the quarantine plan on Friday. The government has already said it is likely to start in early June and will apply to arrivals from everywhere except Ireland, which has a longstanding free-movement agreement with the U.K. There are likely to be exemptions for some travelers, in...
Tags: UK, London, News, France, European Union, Britain, Ireland, Airlines, Priti Patel, David Taintor, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


In Grayson Perry’s ‘Art Club,’ an Exhibition of Britain’s Lockdown Dreams

The artist Grayson Perry talks about his latest TV series, “Grayson’s Art Club,” which showcases art made by a British public trapped at home.
Tags: Art, Television, News, Britain, Grayson Perry, Great Britain, Perry, Grayson, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture


Vintage photos show British vacationers gone wild

An institution in post-war Britain, the once-glamorous Butlin's vacation resorts had become something far more salacious by the time photographer Barry Lewis visited in the 1980s.
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Remember Brexit? Why Britain could really struggle to dig itself out of recession

As nations around the world attempt to dig their way out of a cataclysmic global recession, Britain is in a particularly tight spot of its own making.
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Analysis: Remember Brexit? Why Britain could really struggle to dig itself out of recession

As nations around the world attempt to dig their way out of a cataclysmic global recession, Britain is in a particularly tight spot of its own making.
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