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Boris Johnson's vaccine strategy gets another boost, while Europe's scramble for shots continues
Boris Johnson didn't have a very good start to the pandemic. The United Kingdom still has one of the world's worst coronavirus mortality rates, and is near the top of the table in total infections and deaths -- truly the Covid capital of...
UK Finance Minister Plans New Infrastructure Bank In Budget
The Indian-origin finance minister will lay out the government's vision for emerging out of the economic crisis over the course of the year next week.
Covid-19 has persuaded some parents that home-schooling is better
Some plan to carry on even after the pandemic
Prince Philip 'asked Charles to visit hospital to plan Royal Family's future'
Prince Philip is likely to have asked Prince Charles to visit him in hospital to discuss the future of the Royal Family, according to an ex-palace official.
Hotel launches 'book butler' service to deliver great reads to your room
Voracious readers will know the pain.
Sunak to give UK Infrastructure Bank £12 billion of capital in budget
British finance minister Rishi Sunak is expected to announce an initial 12 billion pounds of capital and 10 billion pounds of guarantees for the new UK Infrastructure Bank in his budget statement next week, the government said on Saturday.
Police urge Britons to follow lockdown rules as warm weather pulls crowds
Public spaces such as beaches and parks busy as temperatures reach up to 15C in parts of the UK
Go Ahead and Fail
Perfectionism can make you miserable. Here’s how you can muster the courage to mess up.
Covid-19: Nearly 20 million people in UK have first vaccine dose
Nearly 20 million people in the UK have now had their first dose of coronavirus vaccine, according to the government's latest figures.
Budget 2021: Mortgage guarantee to help buyers with 5% deposit
A mortgage guarantee scheme to help people with small deposits get on the property ladder is set to be announced at next week's Budget.
Tributes paid by Captain Sir Tom's family at funeral
Tributes have been paid to Captain Sir Tom Moore by his family at his funeral.
Police boss wants cannabis trial for prisoners
A police and crime commissioner wants prisoners to be given cannabis behind bars in a bid to tackle addiction and curb violence.
Brexit: Why Irish freight trade is avoiding Britain
Nearly two months after Great Britain (GB) left the EU single market and customs union, the volume of freight being shipped across the Irish Sea from the Republic of Ireland to GB is still down significantly, raising further questions ab...
'We salute you': A poem for Captain Sir Tom Moore
Four young performers have written a poem in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore, whose funeral takes place this Saturday.
‘Propaganda arm of the British regime?’ BBC reporter hounded for misquoting former Scottish premier
Scots are demanding the BBC’s Sarah Smith be held accountable after she claimed that former First Minister Alex Salmond said that current leader Nicola Sturgeon “should resign.” The only problem: Salmond said no such thing.
ByteDance reaches $92 million settlement with U.S. TikTok users over data privacy concerns
Under the proposed terms of the agreement, TikTok will no longer collect or store a user's biometric information, including facial characteristics, or track users' GPS data. The company will also be prohibited from storing U.S. user data...
How will covid-19 change travel?
The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again?
Which country in Europe is leading the way on COVID vaccinations?
With vaccinations underway in the majority of Europe, who is making the fastest progress?
Billboard ‘Impeach’ Appears in New York as Cuomo Scandal Gains Momentum
The New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, is currently under harsh criticism for his handling of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. A recently published report has showed that the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes was extremely u...
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When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.
Mass Protests Continue in Barcelona Over Arrest of Rapper Pablo Hasel
Last week, clashes between the police and protesters resulted in mass arrests and injuries of at least 11 people, three of whom were reportedly taken to hospital.
El Chapo Wife Expected to 'Rat Out' Sinaloa Cartel Members, Report Says
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the Sinaloa Cartel leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, has been taken into custody on multiple drug trafficking charges. She was arrested at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC on Monday.
US Airstrike In Syria A Warning To Iran: Joe Biden
The Pentagon said Thursday's strike, which according to a Syrian war monitoring group killed 22 militia members, was in response to a series of rocket attacks targeting US soldiers in Iraq.
Biden said undocumented immigrants should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being arrested by ICE
The Department of Homeland Security earlier this month said ICE would not be conducting enforcement near vaccination sites.
3 money management CEOs overseeing $150 billion break down why bitcoin will flourish despite regulatory uncertainty — and explain how the digital currency will continue to mature into the $200k-$400k range
As bitcoin slumps from record highs, 3 CEOs of billion-dollar money managers share why they are still bullish amid regulatory risks and volatility.
Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'
"That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common."
U.S. regulators probe Robinhood over trading curbs
Retail brokerage Robinhood said on Friday U.S. regulators were looking into its temporary trading curbs on so-called meme stocks earlier this year as shares of companies like GameStop Corp soared during a social media-fueled short-squeeze.
SoftBank reaches settlement with former WeWork CEO Neumann
SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it has reached a settlement with WeWork’s special committee and the company’s co-founder and former chief executive, Adam Neumann, putting to rest a legal battle dating back to 2019.
The best post-pandemic party dress inspiration from London Fashion Week
All the frothy frocks, glamorous gowns and micro minis you could wish for
7 Tips For Decorating The Breakfast Bar
Keep it stylish ... even in the kitchen. Take a look at these tips for decorating the breakfast bar!
Paris Hilton says Britney Spears is 'treated like a child' amid conservatorship
Paris Hilton has spoken out about Britney Spears’ conservatorship, saying she’s ‘treated like a child’.
New York Times Columnist David Brooks Wrote A Blog Post For Facebook’s Corporate Website
Brooks also appeared in a Facebook-produced video panel used to promote an NYU study of Facebook Groups funded by the social media giant.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.
Biden will follow Trump’s policy to support Saudi Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
President Biden won’t risk ties to Saudi Arabia by punishing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, administration officials said, despite intelligence that shows the crown prince approved the plot to kill and di...
Saudi Says It "Completely Rejects" US Assessment On Khashoggi Murder
Saudi Arabia has previously said the murder was a rogue operation and has vehemently denied the crown prince was involved.
Judge In Google Case Disturbed That Even "Incognito" Users Are Tracked
The Alphabet Inc. unit says activating the stealth mode in Chrome, or "private browsing" in other browsers, means the company won't "remember your activity."
Customers are reporting credit-card payment crashes at restaurants and stores across the US, including Chick-fil-A and Ikea
Customers are reporting they can't purchase food or products at some places because they're not accepting credit cards.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
Harry: We did not walk way... I did what any husband would do
The Duke of Sussex says life is in public service - but he left UK because his mental health was being destroyed
BitCoin blackmailer who threatened to blow up NHS hospital sentenced
A Dark Web blackmailer who threatened to blow up a British hospital at the start of the pandemic if a £10 million BitCoin ransom was not paid has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Could Facebook's news row in Australia replicate itself in Europe?
Facebook's move to ban news sites from its platform in Australia was a chilling warning for those who fear the same censorship and democracy blackout could happen in Europe.
Former Spanish king pays €4.4 million in bid to settle tax situation
The payment marks Juan Carlos I's second attempt to regularise past undeclared income.
Opinion: Australia's Big Tech crackdown is no model to emulate
Australia's decision to make Google and Facebook pay for news has been hailed by many as a triumph for journalism. The reality is a bit more complicated, though, says Kate Ferguson.
Ban All Big Mergers. Period.
A simple law would stop the U.S. government from rubber-stamping corporate consolidation.
Huawei 2020 revenue ticks up despite US sanctions, chairman says
Huawei has repeatedly denied it poses a security risk.
Huawei unveils folding smartphone with an 8-inch-wide screen
Phone offers crisper visuals, better sound for movies, games
Britain risks creating new Guantánamo in Syria, says rights group
Charity Reprieve criticises government’s ‘abdication of responsibility’ over Shamima Begum
Beware of social media: warning for UK dog owners as thefts rise
Police say people should be wary of posting pictures of pets online that could reveal their location
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