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The man behind Britain's anti-'woke' GB News channel explains how he plans to revolutionize TV news in the UK

Angelos Frangopoulos, chief executive of GB News. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage) Britain's newest TV news channel is causing a major stir in the UK, where broadcast news is required to be strictly impartial. GB News promises to be Britain's first anti-"woke" channel and has hired a series of right-leaning presenters. Left-wing campaigners are pushing for an advertising boycott of the channel. In an exclusive interview, its chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos tells Insider how he plans to...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Media, Australia, US, Trends, Fox, Britain, United States, Ofcom, United Kingdom, The Sun, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Msnbc


Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; women's rights ‘rolled back’ by pandemic, says EU

WHO reportedly to scrap findings amid calls for fresh inquiry; women ‘particularly vulnerable in labour markets struck by Covid-19 crisis’White House defends Biden’s ‘Neanderthal thinking’ comment on ending mask mandatesAbout 40% of over-80s in England broke Covid rules after jabItaly blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AustraliaGerman authorities say over-65s should get AstraZeneca jabUK coronavirus updates – live 10.15am GMT Women in European Union countries have been “di...
Tags: England, White House, Eu, European Union, World news, Britain, South Africa, Philippines, Astrazeneca, Biden, Wuhan, Manila, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID


Global vaccine confidence grows as side effect worries fade

By Kate Kelland | Reuters LONDON – Confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is growing, with people’s willingness to have the shots increasing as they are rolled out across the world and concerns about possible side effects are fading, a 14-country survey showed on Friday. Co-led by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) and the polling firm YouGov, the survey found trust in COVID-19 vaccines had risen in nine out of 14 countries covered, including France, Japan and Singap...
Tags: Japan, Politics, UK, London, News, Singapore, Sport, World news, Britain, Soccer, Pfizer, Yougov, Reuters, Feb, Australia Britain, Kate Kelland


White House: Pause on U.S.-UK Tariffs Meant to Create Negotiating Space

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The decisions by Britain and the United States to suspend retaliatory tariffs will create space for negotiations on an...
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EU postpones setting date for ratifying Brexit trade deal

Move follows Boris Johnson being accused of breaking international law for second time over Northern IrelandThe European parliament has postponed setting a date for ratifying the trade and security deal with Britain after Boris Johnson was accused of breaking international law for a second time over Northern Ireland.The chamber’s political groups agreed on Thursday to wait in light of the latest row with Downing Street, with some senior MEPs warning that the Christmas Eve deal will not be passed...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Trade Policy


Spend now, pay later: Sunak flags major tax rises as Covid bill tops

Middle-earners and businesses told they will pay for government’s fight against pandemicBudget 2021: key points at a glanceRishi Sunak has told Britain’s businesses and millions of middle-earners they will pay the price of the government’s year long fight against Covid-19 with a spend now, pay later budget that combines life-support for the economy with the biggest tax increases since 1993.Delivering his second budget, the chancellor said he would “go long,” extending many economic support measu...
Tags: Politics, Budget, UK News, Britain, Treasury, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, COVID, Budget 2021


How Rishi Sunak's Budget will affect household finances in the UK

Rishi Sunak Getty UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced this year's budget. He extended the furlough job protection scheme and the cut to stamp duty while raising some taxes. Here's what the Budget means for household finances in the UK. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Rishi Sunak unveiled the UK's 2021 budget on Wednesday, introducing a raft of measures designed to shore up the economy as it emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.Speaking in the House of Commons, ...
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Rishi Sunak to offer 'help to grow' training for SME managers

Small businesses will receive help in Wednesday’s budget to boost tech and management skillsThe bosses of small businesses are to be invited back to school to brush up on their management skills, under plans to be announced in the budget designed to help close Britain’s productivity gap with rival nations.As part of the attempt to speed up the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will unveil a “help to grow” scheme that will offer the leaders of up to 130,000 sm...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Budget, Small Business, Management, UK News, Britain, Economic policy, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2021


UK's decision to slash aid for Yemen will cause starvation, says former minister

Andrew Mitchell says Britain has condemned ‘hundreds of thousands of children’Yemenis and international aid organisations have condemned the UK government’s decision to cut roughly 50% of its support for humanitarian efforts in the country’s devastating civil war.The UN was hoping to raise $3.85bn (£2.76bn) from more than 100 governments and donors at a major virtual pledging conference on Monday to avert widespread famine in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The total raised at last year’s...
Tags: Politics, UK, Children, Saudi Arabia, Famine, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un


The Latest: First US J&J vaccine doses shipping Sunday night

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 million doses of the newest COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped Sunday night, and will begin to be delivered to states for injections starting on Tuesday. White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced that the entire stockpile of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will go out immediately. J&J will deliver about 16 million more doses by the end of March and 100 million total by the end of June. Though the new shot is easier...
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Don’t let pandemic losers slide further in a K-shaped recovery

It goes against conservative instincts, but another £100bn should be spent on improving the prospects of those worst hit by CovidIt’s time we talked about “K”. Britain, it’s now commonly agreed, will be climbing out of our economic nadir in the months ahead even if the rate of recovery is unclear – but what worries thoughtful economists, notably but not only the new US treasury secretary Janet Yellen, is its Covid-dominated K character. Essentially winners from the pandemic – the better-off, hi-...
Tags: Politics, US, Conservatives, UK News, Poverty, Britain, Economic policy, Economic recovery, Janet Yellen, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2021


Biden says airstrikes in Syria warn Iran to ‘be careful’

By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns and Qassim Abdul-Zahra | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that Iran should view his decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes in Syria as a warning that it can expect consequences for its support of militia groups that threaten U.S. interests or personnel. “You can’t act with impunity. Be careful,” Biden said when a reporter asked what message he had intended to send with the airstrikes, which the Pentagon said destroyed several building...
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Sunak to use budget to start repairing UK's public finances

Corporation tax and capital gains tax expected to rise as chancellor begins huge task of repaying Covid debtRishi Sunak will use the volatility in global financial markets to ram home a budget message next week that immediate action is needed to repair the damage to the public finances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.Despite the deep downturn caused by the third nationwide lockdown in England, the chancellor – who has been closely monitoring market moves – will announce the first steps towards r...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, England, Economics, Conservatives, UK News, Tax and spending, Public finance, Britain, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Budget 2021


US is getting a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine: Which one is the best?

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but because at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options, health officials are girding for the question: Which one is best? If cleared for emergency use, the J&J vaccine would offer a one-dose option that could help speed vaccinations, tamp down a pandemic that has killed more than 500,000 people in the U.S. and stay ahead o...
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Shamima Begum is a victim of trafficking – and the UK should treat her as such | Maya Foa

It is much easier to deprive someone of their citizenship and rights when they have been reduced to a caricatureMaya Foa is the director of the human rights charity ReprieveToday’s supreme court judgment in Shamima Begum’s case offers little resolution to an issue our government wishes would go away. While the court deferred to the home secretary’s decision to bar Begum from returning to Britain, it offered no solution to the intractable problem of her continued detention in a dangerous and unst...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Shamima Begum, Begum, Maya Foa, Foa, Camp Roj


'Lying is no longer a sin': former French ambassador on Brexit and Boris Johnson

Exclusive: Sylvie Bermann, who has written book in attempt to understand Brexit, says question of Britain’s identity was keyWhen Sylvie Bermann arrived in London in August 2014 as France’s new ambassador, it was, she says, a city of “dynamism and optimism”.“Extraordinary place. French cabinet ministers came, one after the other, looking for Britain’s recipe for success.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Sylvie Bermann


'Lying is no longer a sin': Sylvie Bermann on Brexit and Boris Johnson

Former French ambassador in London, who has written book in attempt to understand Brexit, says question of Britain’s identity was keyWhen Sylvie Bermann arrived in London in August 2014 as France’s new ambassador, it was, she says, a city of “dynamism and optimism”.“Extraordinary place. French cabinet ministers came, one after the other, looking for Britain’s recipe for success.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Sylvie Bermann


Number of UK workers on Covid furlough scheme rose to 4.7m in January

Additional 700,000 people were away from work, with women, young adults and hospitality staff worst hitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of furloughed workers in the UK rose by 700,000 to 4.7 million in January, during the third Covid lockdown, according to official figures showing employees in hospitality, women and young adults were most likely to be away from their jobs.The figures from HM Revenue and Customs show a sharp increase from 4 million at the end...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Economics, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Economic policy, Customs, Hospitality Industry, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, UK job furlough scheme


How Fox News hosts started attacking COVID-19 vaccines after Biden took over the rollout from Trump

Fox News host Tucker Carlson stirs doubts about COVID-19 vaccines in a December 2020 edition of his show Fox News Fox News hosts are like Tucker Carlson have spread doubt in COVID-19 vaccines. The hosts may see it it as a way of undermining the Biden administration and boosting ratings.  Studies have shown that COVID-19 misinformation spread on the network is acted on by viewers.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In December last year, an 89-year-old man in Oxfordshi...
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US on the brink of 500,000 coronavirus deaths; Britain rolls out plan to ease lockdown despite variant: Latest COVID-19 updates

President Biden will hold a moment of silence and a candle-lighting service Monday at the White House to mark 500,000 COVID deaths. Latest news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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US on the cusp of 500,000 coronavirus deaths; Britain rolls out plan to ease lockdown despite variant: Latest COVID-19 updates

President Biden will hold a moment of silence and a candle-lighting service Monday at the White House to mark 500,000 COVID deaths. Latest news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Boris Johnson reveals the route out of England's coronavirus lockdown with some restrictions lasting into June

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a news conference in response to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus Toby Melville - WPA Pool / Getty Images Boris Johnson reveals the timeline for lifting coronavirus restrictions in England. Schools to open from March 8, with all remaining restrictions lifted gradually. Indoor mixing will remain banned until May at the earliest with some restrictions remaining until the final week of June. Visit the Business section of Insid...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, News, Trends, Britain, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Johnson, Toby Melville, Brexit Insider, Adam Bienkov Thomas Colson, Getty Subject, Getty Indoor, Getty Under


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
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The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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