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Audio of Government official caught for money laundering, fake – NCSC

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An audio message circulating on social media as a news report from an international news outlet suggesting that a government official has been...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

More UK cities face lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise

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The British government announced Friday that more cities will go into local lockdown as part of its efforts to curb the sharp rise...
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UK public borrowing surges to new record high in August

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British public borrowing surged to 35.9 billion pounds (about 45.69 billion U.S. dollars) in August, representing a new record high since 1993, as...

UK police officer shot dead in south London, suspect detained

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A British police officer was shot dead by a young man in south London early morning Friday, the city's Metropolitan Police has said. ...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Hundreds of students self-isolating after major COVID-19 outbreaks in UK universities

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Hundreds of students have been in self-isolation in several British universities as major coronavirus outbreaks were reported on campus just days into the new...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK PM unveils new restrictions to curb rising coronavirus infections

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced new restrictive measures to tackle a sharp rise in the country's coronavirus cases. "I...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Second wave of coronavirus coming to UK, PM warns

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday warned that a second wave of COVID-19 in Britain is "coming in", and his government may...
Photo taken on Jan. 7. 2019 shows the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. MPs returned to Westminster Monday after the festive and new year break, and will resume debate on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, with the crucial vote expected in the early part of the following week. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

UK lawmakers vote to give Internal Market Bill 2nd reading

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cleared a major hurdle in the British House of Commons Monday when lawmakers rejected a challenge to his controversial...
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 government presses ahead with controversial market bill

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British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove on Friday defended British government's moves to press ahead with a new internal market bill that ministers...
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UK reaches first major post-Brexit free trade deal with Japan

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Britain and Japan on Friday secured a free trade agreement, which is Britain's first major trade deal as an independent trading nation after...
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UK economy continues recovery in July but remains below pre-pandemic levels

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Britain's gross domestic product (GDP) recorded the third consecutive monthly rise in July 2020 but remained far below the pre-pandemic levels, the Office for...
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UK publishes controversial Brexit bill amid growing anger from Brussels

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The British government on Wednesday published a controversial bill which overrides elements of the Brexit deal with Brussels, despite a senior minister explicitly...
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 government unveils new bill, raising concerns of breaking international law

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The British government outlined Wednesday details of a new bill which a senior minister has admitted will break international law in a "specific and...
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UK PM tightens social distancing rules in England

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced a tightening of social distancing rules by banning social gatherings of more than six people in...
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 takes “major step” towards joining Trans-Pacific free trade group – government

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Britain has taken "a major step" in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the British government said...
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Social gatherings of more than six to be banned in England: reports

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will announce a ban on social gatherings of more than six people in England to curb the spread...
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Boris Johnson sets deadline for trade deal with EU

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he wants a post-Brexit trade deal agreed with the European Union (EU) by an Oct. 15...
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UK “likely to have coronavirus vaccine by early next year” – senior official

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British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Monday claimed a coronavirus vaccine is "most likely" to be ready in the first few months of 2021,...
A bullet train tests operations along the high-speed railway line connecting Beijing and Zhangjiakou in North China’s Hebei Province in November, 2019. (Photo by CFP)

Construction of UK’s high-speed rail link HS2 officially starts

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday formally launched the construction work on the long-anticipated major infrastructure project, the HS2 rail link. ...
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UK unveils new measures to support mass rollout of safe COVID-19 vaccines

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A raft of measures to allow the safe future mass rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine have been outlined by the government, the British Department...
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UK to remove another 3 countries from travel corridors list

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The British government announced on Thursday that Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Jamaica will be removed from its list of travel corridors, meaning passengers...
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UK car production drops 20.8 percent in July as uncertainty remains

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British car production continued to drop in July as factories struggled to ramp up output and global demand recovered slowly, the Society of...
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UK funds another coronavirus vaccine program

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The University of Cambridge announced on Wednesday that a newly developed SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate has received funding support from the British government and could...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

UK toughens fines ahead of bank holiday to crack down on illegal gatherings

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Tougher measures targeting the most serious breaches of social distancing restrictions will come into effect on Friday Aug. 28 ahead of the bank holiday...
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France, Germany and UK do not support U.S. in seeking to reimpose sanctions on...

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France, Germany and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement on Thursday saying that they cannot support the United States in seeking to reimpose...
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UK investigates COVID-19 risks for black citizens

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Various studies are being undertaken in the United Kingdom (UK) to find out why black and ethnic minorities in the country appear to be...
London sees more and more tourists from China. (Photo by People’s Daily Overseas Edition)

UK tourist site copes with social distancing measures as lockdown eases

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When the nationwide coronavirus lockdown was announced in March, Georgia Butters and her staff at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, southwest England, were getting ready...
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UK shuns EU’s COVID-19 vaccine program

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The UK will not join the European Union (EU)'s COVID-19 vaccine program because it will have no say on negotiations with vaccine suppliers or...
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UK announces new sanctions regime against rights violations

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As the UK prepares to exit the European Union on December 31, the government has announced its own sanctions regime to deal with human...
NHS Ambulance staff outside the ExCel Center in London, Britain in, 29 March 2020. The Excel Center is to be used as a makeshift hospital from next week. According to news reports the NHS is anticipating a Coronavirus 'tsunami' as the peak of infarction rates nears. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that Britons can only leave their homes for essential reasons or may be fined, in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Extremists using pandemic to sow seeds of division across UK

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Extremists have used divisive, xenophobic and racist narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic to sow division and undermine the social fabric of Britain, an official...