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Plans to allow some fans back into sports grounds put on hold by British...

Plans to allow a limited number of fans back into English football grounds have been put on hold as part of the British government's...
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British government denies Johnson made secret trip to Italy

The British government on Monday rejected an Italian media report that said Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a secret trip to the city of...
A member of Palestinian medical team is seen at an emergency center for monitoring, screening and preventive health care education about COVID-19, which was recently established by the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the West Bank city of Nablus, March 9, 2020. Palestine on Monday reported six new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of the infected Palestinians to 25. (Photo by Ayman Nobani/Xinhua)

Foreign tourist arrivals to Spain slump 75 percent year-on-year in July

Spain registered a 75-percent year-on-year (YoY) drop in the number of foreign tourist arrivals in July, the country's Statistical Office (INE) said on...
British economy

UK government debt exceeds 2 trillion pounds amid coronavirus pandemic

The British government debt has exceeded 2 trillion pounds (about 2.62 trillion U.S. dollars), or 100.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) amid heavy...
LONDON, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People take part in a demonstration outside the Department of Education in London, Britain, on Aug. 14, 2020. The British government announced Wednesday a last-minute "triple lock" for A-level and GCSE students, which could raise replacement grades for exams cancelled in the COVID-19 pandemic. The move will benefit pupils who have been unable to sit GCSE or A-level exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is crucial in deciding how best to continue their education, where to look for work or training, or which college or university course to apply to. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

UK students get higher GCSE results in disrupted academic year

GCSE students in Britain have received higher grades Thursday as the number of those achieving the top mark and the passing grade both surged. ...
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UK government borrowing rockets due to coronavirus impact

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on British government borrowing, leading to an estimate of 127.9 billion pounds (1,621 billion U.S. dollars)...

UK mulls doubling maximum sentence for assaulting emergency workers

The British government on Monday launched a public consultation on doubling maximum prison sentence for assaults on emergency workers in Britain. Currently people convicted of...

COVID-19 pandemic offers chance to rethink city planning

In the city center of Wolverhampton, England, major changes are taking place that will see some of its most used roads closed to encourage...

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

The British government on Tuesday decided to extend the implementation of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October to support millions...

UK government rejects multi-billion pound bailout for universities

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

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

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

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

UK unveils US$117 million package to cut carbon emissions

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...
sexual harassment

UK employers should have legal duty to tackle sexual harassment at work

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...
novel coronavirus

UK funds development of new vaccines for coronavirus

The British government announced Monday that it has pledged a substantial amount of funds to develop new vaccines against the novel coronavirus and other...
European Union

Europe’s Huawei decision: a vote for open-minded technology cooperation

by Xinhua writer He Fei Divorce seems to be not the only thing London and Brussels have agreed on with each other...

Britain gives Huawei green light for 5G network

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

UK gives Huawei green light for 5G network despite US pressure

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...

Ghana and UK strengthen ties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

Ghanaians Commemorate 69th Anniversary Of Christianborg Crossroads Shooting

A wreath laying cum flag hoisting ceremony was organised, on Tuesday, at the Nationalism Park, Osu, to commemorate the 69th Anniversary of the shooting...
Climate change

Confronting climate change: British government calls for new guidelines

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