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Britain lines up more potential Covid-19 vaccine supplies with J&J, Novavax deals

Britain lines up more potential Covid-19 vaccine supplies with J&J, Novavax deals

Britain will buy potential Covid-19 vaccines from US drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Novavax Inc, the companies said on Friday, boosting the number of deals it has with drugmakers as the global vaccine race rages on.

We'll pay for tests, Spain's hotels say, amid UK quarantine backlash

We'll pay for tests, Spain's hotels say, amid UK quarantine backlash

Spain's hard-hit hotels offered on Monday to pay for foreign tourists to take coronavirus tests, in an effort to lure back visitors worried by a fresh wave of cases and put off by Britain's sudden imposition of a two-week quarantine.

Citing his own weight battle, PM urges Britain to get fit

Citing his own weight battle, PM urges Britain to get fit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his own struggle with weight on Monday to urge the British to get fitter and tackle widespread obesity that could heighten coronavirus risks.

Spain is safe, minister insists as British quarantine move sows dismay

Spain is safe, minister insists as British quarantine move sows dismay

Spain is safe for tourists and Spaniards, the government insisted on Sunday after Britain abruptly imposed a two-week coronavirus quarantine on travellers returning from there, a decision that filled holidaymakers with dismay.

UK to unveil obesity plan after PM's near-death experience

UK to unveil obesity plan after PM's near-death experience

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to role out a £10 million anti-obesity campaign, including junk food advert bans, following his own brush with death that he partly blamed on his weight.

Britain secures 90 million possible Covid-19 vaccine doses

Britain secures 90 million possible Covid-19 vaccine doses

Britain has signed deals to secure 90 million doses of two possible Covid-19 vaccines from an alliance of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, and French group Valneva, the business ministry said on Monday.

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Britain set to ban Huawei from 5G, though timescale unclear

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G network in a landmark decision that will anger Beijing but win plaudits from President Donald Trump as the United States grapples with China's rising..

UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday announced a government review into ‘all aspects of inequality’ following a wave of anti-racism protests in Britain, but was accused of using it to delay real action.

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

Britain will introduce border checks with the European Union in stages from Jan. 1, reversing an original plan so it can now give companies struggling with the coronavirus crisis more time to fill out forms and pay tariffs.

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Debates rage in Britain as some children go back to school

Britain partially reopened schools on Monday and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country is moving too quickly out of its coronavirus lockdown.

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Suspects in UK migrant truck tragedy charged in France

Thirteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said Saturday.