British police arrest 39 climate activists blocking Port of Dover

British climate change protesters on Friday temporarily blocked the Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest trucking port, and police arrested 39 people.About 40 activists from the environmental group Insulate Britain brought traffic to and from the port, the main artery for trade over the English C

UK to start widespread COVID-19 booster jabs

Frontline health and social care workers, older people and the clinically vulnerable in Britain will be eligible to receive a booster jab against COVID-19 starting from next week, the government said on Tuesday. Health minister Sajid Javid told parliament he had approved a rec

UK ditches jab passports, Johnson sets out winter COVID-19 plan

The United Kingdom decides to ditch the introduction of a COVID-19 passport and step to end some emergency powers, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out Tuesday his plans to manage the pandemic in the winter months. Johnson, under fire from some in his governing Conservative Party

UK PM Johnson's Conservatives suffer biggest poll slump since 2019

Support for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative party has slipped behind the opposition Labour party to its lowest level since the 2019 national election, a poll showed, after announcing a tax rise to fund health and social care. The poll, conducted by YouGov for the Times ne

UK PM Johnson to address lawmakers about Afghanistan on Monday

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address lawmakers on Monday about Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid criticism of the handling of the evacuation and failure to predict how quickly the Taliban would sweep through the country. The United States and Britain withdrew from Afghanistan last

Britain in talks with Taliban to evacuate Afghans, UK citizens

The United Kingdom has opened talks with the Taliban over the "safe passage" of its remaining nationals and allies out of Afghanistan after the group's quick-fire takeover of the country last month. The British government confirmed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) it has dispatched senior civil serv

Britain to end evacuation from Afghanistan on Saturday

Britain said it will run its last evacuation flights from Kabul on Saturday before pulling out its troops, leaving several hundred Afghans otherwise eligible to fly to the UK behind.The UK is winding up its operation to airlift civilians ahead of the August 31 deadline for US troop withdrawal as T

UK in final stages of Afghan exit, taking no more evacuees

Britain will not accept any more people for flights out of Kabul beyond those already inside the airport after it shut its processing center and entered the final stages of its evacuation from Afghanistan, defense minister Ben Wallace said on Friday. He said Britain was preparing the last 1,000 p

Thousands rally in London decrying Taliban takeover

Thousands rallied in central London on Saturday to protest the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and show solidarity with Afghans opposed to the new regime in Kabul. Several thousand people descended on the center of the British capital from lunchtime, massing in Hyde Park and marching down

Britain records about 30,000 new cases of corona and more than 100 deaths

British health authorities recorded 29,612 new infections with the Corona virus, today, Wednesday, as well as 104 deaths from the disease. On Tuesday, Britain recorded 23,510 infections and 146 deaths. The government said on its website that today's data did not include any new injuries or death

UK records highest daily Covid-19 death toll since March

Britain reported 146 new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test on Tuesday, the highest daily total since March 12, as the impact of last month's surge in cases fed through into fatalities. The number of new cases reported on Tuesday fell to 23,510 from 25,161 on Monday - less than hal

Britain records 27,429 new cases of Covid-19 and 39 deaths

Official statistics showed that Britain recorded 27,429 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, down from 28,612 cases the previous day, and 39 deaths, compared to 103 cases yesterday. The total number of corona infections recorded in the United Kingdom since the beginning of the pandemic has reached si

Britain's daily death toll from corona exceeds 100 for the first time since March

For the first time in nearly five months, the daily death toll from the Corona virus in Britain crossed the 100-case threshold. And the British Ministry of Health announced today, Saturday, that during the past 24 hours, it had recorded 103 new deaths from “Covid-19”, compared to 92 d

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the US and European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people to enjoy the benefits of a successful COVID-19 inoculation program.The new rules came into effect amid rep

UK PM urges caution as virus cases fall for six days

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for caution Tuesday after Britain registered nearly a week of lower coronavirus case numbers, a decline that has surprised officials and experts.Recorded infection rates across the UK have dropped for six consecutive days, with 24,950 new cases announced Monday

UK health minister sparks fury by urging people not to ‘cower from’ COVID

British health minister Sajid Javid was accused of insulting coronavirus victims on Sunday after urging people to take a COVID-19 vaccine and “learn to live with, rather than cower from, this virus.”Javid, who replaced Matt Hancock as health minister last month after his predecessor st

UK health minister Sajid Javid tests positive for COVID-19

British health minister Sajid Javid on Saturday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, but added that his symptoms were mild and he was thankful to have had had two doses of vaccine against the disease.Javid, who has been health secretary for three weeks, has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson

England may soon abandon coronavirus mask requirements, minister says

England may soon abandon legal requirements for wearing masks, a government minister said Sunday as the nation waits for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to announce plans for easing COVID-19 measures.Johnson is expected in the next few days to update England on “freedom day’’ &md