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UK extends job retention scheme as another 627 COVID-19 patients die

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The British government on Tuesday decided to extend the implementation of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October to support millions...
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UK government rejects multi-billion pound bailout for universities

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The British government refused Monday a 2-billion-pound (2.5-billion-U.S.-dollar) bailout request from universities but allowed institutions to continue to charge full annual tuition fees for...
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UK economy could suffer deepest recession in a century as lockdown extended

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As the lockdown in Britain remains in place for at least another three weeks without a clear exit strategy, economists said the country's...
Photo taken on Feb. 28, 2020 shows the exterior of London Stock Exchange Group in London, Britain. British stocks decreased on Friday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 3.18 percent, or 215.79 points, to close at 6,580.61 points. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

UK faces hard choice between continuing lockdown and protecting economy

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As Britain enters the fourth week of lockdown, the British government is caught between a rock and a hard place over whether to continue...
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...
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UK unveils US$117 million package to cut carbon emissions

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The British government earmarked 90 million pounds (about 117 million U.S. dollars) to tackle emissions from homes and heavy industry and fund Europe's first...
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UK employers should have legal duty to tackle sexual harassment at work

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The British government should change the law so that employers have a legal duty to make sure their workplaces are harassment-free, the country's main...
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UK funds development of new vaccines for coronavirus

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The British government announced Monday that it has pledged a substantial amount of funds to develop new vaccines against the novel coronavirus and other...
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Europe’s Huawei decision: a vote for open-minded technology cooperation

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by Xinhua writer He Fei Divorce seems to be not the only thing London and Brussels have agreed on with each other...
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Britain gives Huawei green light for 5G network

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The British government on Tuesday approved a restricted role for Chinese tech company Huawei in building the country's 5G network, local media reported. ...
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UK gives Huawei green light for 5G network despite US pressure

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The British government on Tuesday approved a limited role for Huawei in the country's 5G network in spite of the U.S. pressure, local media...
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Ghana and UK strengthen ties

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Ghana and the United Kingdom have pledged to strengthen the ties of co-operation between the two countries, and look at new areas of mutual...

British House of Lords could move out of London

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British government was considering moving the House of Lords, the upper house of the country's parliament, out of London, British media reported on Monday. ...

UK denies aiding corrupt regimes

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The British government has rejected suggestions that it has been providing aid to corrupt regimes that fail to account for the funding. The Department for...

Britain fines Facebook in Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

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The British government ordered Facebook Wednesday to pay a $644,000 fine in connection with the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In issuing the small fine, London's International...
Pro Isis Couple Demonizes British Government

Pro-ISIS couple demonizes British government

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In Britain, a family had entered in 2009 with tons of dirty money that they acquired through forgery, fraud, dealing in arms and drugs...

UK looking forward to building sound relationship with Ghana

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday held talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, to strengthen ties between Ghana...
Port workers inspect one of the three locomotives as they were being off-loaded from the BBC Oder at the Port of Mombasa. The locomotives are expected to help Rift Valley Railways boost efficiency. Photo: Gideon Maundu/Standard

Ghana Gov’t Committed To Transforming Railway Sector

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The Ministry of Railways development is in the process of awarding a contract for the redevelopment of Railways workshops in the country to enhance...

2017 GUBA Awards Launched In Accra

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The Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards has become the main pillar of British-Ghanaian Diaspora in London, particularly for the younger generation involved in the...

UK government suspends YouTube ads amid extremism concerns

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The British government has suspended all of its ads from the video-sharing website YouTube amid concerns the ads are placed next to extremist content,...
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Ghanaians Commemorate 69th Anniversary Of Christianborg Crossroads Shooting

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A wreath laying cum flag hoisting ceremony was organised, on Tuesday, at the Nationalism Park, Osu, to commemorate the 69th Anniversary of the shooting...
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Confronting climate change: British government calls for new guidelines

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Britain under its Climate Change Act committed to cutting emissions by 80 percent of the benchmark level from 1990 by 2050. The British Committee...

Britain Cautions public over deadly livestock virus

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Bluetongue is carried by a midge bite, which can be fatal to sheep and cows. The risk assessment report predicts that there is an...
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Ghana signs Convicted Persons Transfer Agreement with UK

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Ghana Parliament passed the Act in the 2007 to allow it receive its citizens convicted abroad to continue serving in Ghana and vice versa. Dr...
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Ministry to enroll more poor people unto NHIS

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The African Health Markets for Equity (AHME) project is an initiative of the British Government, and Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation. It aims to increase...
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England promises to fabricate world’s most developed floating lab

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The 300-million-U.S.-dollar vessel, able to break through ice and despatch robotic submarines, is to be built at the Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead on...

Britain to explain arrest of Rwandan intelligence chief

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The British government would provide an explanation to Kigali on the arrest in London weeks ago of the country's chief of intelligence services, the...
Bird Flu

Northern England bird flu alert means more chickens will be killed

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Up to 170,000 birds at a large poultry farm in northern England are to be culled following a suspected case of bird flu, the...

Prisoners gets court backing to vote in Europe

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The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that more than 1,000 British prisoners have been unlawfully denied their right to vote in...
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EU funds for health Unaccounted for in Liberia

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The British government must ensure better accounting for aid to Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the three West African countries that are in...