Tag Archives: United Kingdom

  • UK judge refuses US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

    A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret US documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself. ...

  • More infectious Coronavirus variant from South Africa found in UK

    A new, potentially more infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa, British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday. ...

  • India temporarily suspends flights from UK over mutant coronavirus strain

    India on Monday temporarily suspended flight services from the UK in the wake of the deadly strain of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) emerging there. The suspension will come into effect on 22 December and will remain in place till 31 Dec. ...

  • In world first, UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

    Britain approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, jumping ahead of the rest of the world in the race to begin the most crucial mass inoculation programme in history with a shot tested in wide-scale clinical trials. ...

  • Johnson locks down England as UK virus cases pass 1 million

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England back into a national lockdown after the United Kingdom passed the milestone of one million COVID-19 cases and a second wave of infections threatened to overwhelm the health service. ...

  • US, UK raise Hong Kong at UN as pressure mounts on China

    The United States and Britain on Friday defied China's anger by raising Hong Kong's autonomy at the UN Security Council as President Donald Trump prepared new measures against Beijing. ...

  • British PM Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

    The two men leading Britain's fight against the coronavirus -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Health Secretary Matt Hancock -- both announced Friday they had tested positive for COVID-19. ...

  • Prince Charles tests positive for Coronavirus

    Prince Charles, 71, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and is self-isolating in Scotland. His wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, tested negative. ...

  • Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

    With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The UK’s departure became official at 11 pm (2300GMT), midnight in Brussel ...

  • Boris Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson proclaimed a political "earthquake" Friday after his thumping election victory cleared Britain's way to finally leave the European Union after years of damaging deadlock over Brexit. ...