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Britain’s Johnson expected to announce England-wide lockdown

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering new nationwide lockdown restrictions for England, local media reported late Friday. Johnson has come under increasing pressure from...
Carioca Championship - Flamengo v Bangu - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - June 18, 2020 Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus reacts during the match, following the resumption of play behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Britain to find ways for fans’ safe return to stadiums

The United Kingdom is seeking ways for fans to return to closure-hit sports stadiums, as Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden kicked off the first meeting...

Brazil warned over economic consequences of Amazon deforestation

Several European countries have condemned the deforestation of the Amazon in a letter to the Brazilian government and have warned of economic ramifications for...
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)

Johnson: No-deal Brexit would be ‘good outcome’ for Britain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said leaving the European Union without a deal on future trade would be a "good outcome" for Britain,...
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Niger assumes presidency of UN Security Council for September

Niger, a landlocked country in West Africa, on Tuesday assumed the presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for September, when the 75th...
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Kenya’s value of exports rises to US$480 million in July

Kenya's value of exports rose in July to hit 52 billion shillings (about 480 million U.S. dollars) compared with 443 million dollars in June,...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

U.S., Britain record worst anti-pandemic performance – poll

The United States and Britain have handled the coronavirus pandemic poorly, according to a survey released Thursday. Only 46 percent of...
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UN inspections unlikely to dissuade U.S. on Iran sanctions – experts

By Matthew Rusling Iran has agreed to United Nations (UN) inspection of a couple of its nuclear sites. But...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 810,000 — Johns Hopkins University

Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 810,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. With...

France to reciprocate Britain’s coronavirus quarantine rule – minister

France will in coming days reciprocate Britain's decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France, Minister of State for European Affairs...
BRUSSELS, March 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- File multiple exposure photo taken on Feb. 3, 2020 shows Michel Barnier, EU chief Brexit negotiator, speaking during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium. Michel Barnier, the European Union's chief negotiator with the United Kingdom on the latter's withdrawal, said on Twitter on Thursday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)

Post-Brexit UK-EU deal not easy to achieve, says British chief negotiator

A post-Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union (EU) will not be easy to achieve, the British government's chief negotiator David Frost said...
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U.S. blacklists two UAE-based entities related with Iranian Mahan Air

The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had sanctioned two companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for their support of Iranian airline...
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Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunge 85.3 percentage in first seven months

Tourist arrivals in Cyprus plunged 85.3 percent in the first seven months of this year, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one...

Report: Britain records new daily high in migrant boat crossings

The number of migrants who illegally crossed the English Channel from France to Britain in a single day has hit a new high, a...
Iran S Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran supreme leader calls Europe trade channel Instex a ‘silly game’

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

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...
Huawei 5G

By banning Huawei, Britain chooses to go against global 5G trend

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

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

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

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

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,...

France says not to quarantine travelers from Schengen area, Britain

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

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...

COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000 in UK

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...

UK confirms 38,168 COVID-19 cases, Britons urged to stick to social distancing

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...

Former Somali PM succumbs to COVID-19 in Britain

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

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

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

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

The British government has announced that it will temporarily withdraw a number of members of staff from its Harare Embassy because of the Coronavirus...