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Report: Britain records new daily high in migrant boat crossings

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The number of migrants who illegally crossed the English Channel from France to Britain in a single day has hit a new high, a...
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Iran supreme leader calls Europe trade channel Instex a ‘silly game’

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called the European trading channel Instex, which was set up to circumvent US economic sanctions, a...
A flag-raising ceremony is held by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland at the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Pressuring China over Hong Kong not in Britain’s interests

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by Xinhua writer Gao Wencheng In response to Britain's suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday urged Britain...
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By banning Huawei, Britain chooses to go against global 5G trend

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by Xinhua writers Zhang Jiawei, Liu Fang, Ren Ke, Zhang Yirong Despite the risk of delaying 5G rollout and costing billions of pounds, the British...
COVID-19: Vaccine trials ongoing in 5 African countries

BioNTech, Pfizer sign COVID-19 vaccine supply agreement with Britain

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German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and U.S. company Pfizer announced Monday an agreement with Britain to supply 30 million doses of a vaccine candidate against...
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Britain to announce cross-government commission on racial injustice

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A cross-government commission is set to be launched to check how discrimination in the education system, in health and in the criminal justice system...
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Ghana’s envoy to Britain recovers from COVID-19

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Ghana's High Commissioner to Britain Papa Owusu-Ankomah has recovered from COVID-19, after being hospitalized for more than a month, a statement has said. ...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK launches new “Bounce Back Loans” to help small businesses amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Britain's small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to-access loans of up to 50,000 pounds (about 62,144 U.S. dollars) from Monday,...
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France says not to quarantine travelers from Schengen area, Britain

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Travelers to France who arrive from Europe's Schengen area or Britain will not undergo a compulsory two-week quarantine, as France prepares to ease COVID-19...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R), European Parliament President David Sassoli (C) and President of the European Council Charles Michel attend a press conference on the future of Europe at the Parlamentarium in Brussels, Belgium, Jan. 31, 2020. The United Kingdom's (UK) withdrawal agreement will enter into force upon the UK's exit from the EU on Friday night, ending the country's 47-year membership. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

“Mixed picture” in Europe as UK COVID-19 deaths top 20,000

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The coronavirus pandemic is showing a mixed picture in Europe, as Britain's death toll surpassed 20,000 on Saturday, making it the fifth nation globally...
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COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000 in UK

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The death toll of those hospitalized in Britain who tested positive for the novel coronavirus reached 12,107 as of Monday afternoon, marking a daily...
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UK confirms 38,168 COVID-19 cases, Britons urged to stick to social distancing

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Britain reached 38,168 as of Friday morning, an increase of 4,450 in 24 hours, according to...
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Former Somali PM succumbs to COVID-19 in Britain

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Former Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein died on Wednesday in Britain, about a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Hussein's family confirmed the death,...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

G20 and its summits

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Britain donates US$400k worth of equipment to Lebanon for fighting COVID-19

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British Ambassador to Lebanon Chris Rampling announced that the United Kingdom donated 340,000 British pounds (400,000 U.S. dollars) in equipment for Lebanon to enable...
A merchant hosts a livestreaming show to sell her products on Xiushui Street, a shopping center in Chaoyang district, Beijing, March 3, 2020. The shopping center reopened to business on the same day. Liu Jing/People’s Daily Online

Beijing reports 5 new imported COVID-19 cases

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Beijing reported five new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from other countries Tuesday, the municipal health commission said Wednesday. Among...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Britain to withdraw some embassy officials from Zimbabwe amid COVID-19 concerns

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The British government has announced that it will temporarily withdraw a number of members of staff from its Harare Embassy because of the Coronavirus...
Construction workers help hoist a girder on the 230-meter-high Yuanjiang Railway Bridge along the Yuxi-Mohan section of China-Laos Railway. Photo by Ye Chuanzeng, Li Hong, People’s Daily

Work resumption in China raises hope for virus-hit European economies

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As the new virus continues with its rampage worldwide, the European continent has started to feel the toll the novel coronavirus has taken on...
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UK government urged not to cut aid to Ghana ‘too quickly’

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Britain should not reduce its aid to Ghana “too quickly” even though the Ghanaian government is working to move “beyond aid”, a new...
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47 news COVID-19 cases confirmed in UK, bringing total number infected to 163

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Britain has confirmed 47 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the country's total number of infections to 163, according to the country's health...
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UK COVID-19 cases rise to 87 after biggest daily jump

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Britain has confirmed 36 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's total number of infections to 87 in its biggest day-on-day increase...
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2019 shows vintage cars running in the streets in Havana, capital of Cuba. More than 200 vintage cars took to the streets of Havana Saturday for a contest. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

Havana Syndrome lacks evidence – scientists

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The Havana Syndrome, a set of symptoms reportedly experienced by U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba, is a media fabrication, scientists said here on...
Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

EU and Britain start post-Brexit negotiations

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The European Union (EU) and Britain started the negotiations for a new partnership here on Monday. The talks began with a...
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UK manufacturing sector in recovery but headwinds remain

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Britain's manufacturing sector is on a slightly firmer footing in February but still remains subject to supply-chain headwinds from the novel coronavirus outbreak and...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK to reveal trade negotiating objectives with U.S. amid rising concerns over NHS, food...

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Britain is set to publish its negotiating objectives for its trade talks with the United States next week amid rising concerns over the National...

UK supermarket giant Tesco to put 1,800 jobs at risk

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British supermarket giant Tesco is set to put 1,800 jobs at risk across Britain amid a plan of scaling down bakeries in larger stores,...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

UK SMEs optimistic on growth in 2020

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Following a strong performance in the fourth quarter of 2019, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain showed optimistic sentiment for the growth prospect...
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Post-Brexit blue passports to be issued from March – UK government

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Britain is expected to re-introduce its blue passports from next month after almost three decades to mark its departure from the European Union (EU),...
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Driving theory test set to change in April in UK

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Learner drivers in Britain will have to pass a new type of theory test including three multiple-choice questions based on a short video from...
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UK to deny visas to low-skilled workers in post-Brexit immigration plan

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Britain will not grant visas to low-skilled workers under its newly unveiled immigration scheme after Brexit, the Home Office said on Wednesday. ...