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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid-19 after 4 jabs
Albert Bourla, CEO of drugmaker Pfizer, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has "very mild symptoms," he said in a tweet on Monday.
Which areas in England are worst affected by the housing crisis? And what's pushing up prices?
House building has not kept up with population growth in almost half of the local authorities in England, Sky News analysis has found.
Cost of living: Who is proposing what to tackle soaring energy bills faced by struggling households?
Pressure is mounting on the two Conservative candidates for prime minister to put forward detailed proposals as political opponents and some of the UK's biggest power companies outline their own plans to curb rocketing gas and electricit...
Credit Starmer for having an energy crisis plan - but it's a questionable short-term fix
But nevertheless, there are big holes in Labour's plan to tackle the crushing cost of living crisis facing the UK.
Nationwide offers 11,000 workers a £1,200 bonus to help with bills
The building society has joined a host of companies racing to offer one-off bonuses and pay rises to stave off worker rebellions and retain talent amid a shortage of staff in the labour market.
Sir Keir Starmer insists Labour's 'radical' energy plan is 'real answer' to cost of living crisis
The Labour leader says his party's package of support is aimed at households who will "struggle to pay their bills during this winter" - as the PM's spokesperson says no further interventions to ease cost of living pressures will be made...
Heathrow Airport to extend limit on flights till October
London's Heathrow Airport said on Monday it will extend the cap on flight departures to Oct. 29 as it looks to support more "reliable and resilient" passenger journeys.
CIA sued over alleged spying on lawyers, journalists who met Assange
A group of journalists and lawyers sued the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo over allegations the intelligence agency spied on them when they visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay in Ecuador's embassy in London.
Nunez sees red as Liverpool held to home draw by Palace
Liverpool forward Luis Diaz cancelled out Wilfried Zaha's opener for Crystal Palace as the teams drew 1-1 in the Premier League at Anfield on Monday, with Reds striker Darwin Nunez sent off for a head-butt on his home debut.
Hundreds of workers at Liverpool port vote to strike over pay
More than 500 dockworkers at the Port of Liverpool, one of Britain's largest container ports, have voted in favour of strike action over pay and working conditions, the Unite trade union said on Monday.
UK pushes ahead with Rwanda migrant scheme as small boats keep coming
Housed in a detention centre in southern England, Aladeen says he risked his life to travel thousands of miles from his homeland of Syria to escape being forced to fight in the military of President Bashar al-Assad.
Prince Harry and Meghan to visit Britain next month
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will visit Britain and Germany in the first week of September as part of their work with charities, a spokesperson for the couple said on Monday.
UK leadership candidates seek to undermine new push for Scottish independence
The two candidates battling to be Britain's next prime minister will vie to present themselves as defenders of Scotland's place in the United Kingdom on Tuesday by promising more scrutiny of Scotland's government to undermine a new push ...
German households face levy of hundreds of pounds on gas bills
German households will have to pay hundreds of pounds more a year for gas under a levy to help energy companies cover the cost of replacing Russian supplies.
Scott Morrison: Australia's ex-PM 'secretly held ministry portfolios'
Australian PM Anthony Albanese says he will investigate reports that his predecessor, Scott Morrison, secretly assumed three roles in the ministry.
Iran denies role in Salman Rushdie attack but claims author is to blame
Foreign ministry spokesperson blames author and supporters after stabbing that left him with ‘life-changing’ injuries
As a Brit abroad post-Brexit, I wanted to wear a badge saying: ‘Don’t look at me – I didn’t vote for this!’
It used to be fun holidaying with the French, but now the rest of Europe doesn’t seem to know what to make of us
Democrat apologises for saying Biden won’t run in 2024 – then says it again
Carolyn Maloney says sorry for broaching the issue in a debate but that she will support Biden if he does seek a second term
Spain lowers the temperature on strict air conditioning rules
The Spanish government is lowering the temperature - literally - on a heated debate about limiting the use of air conditioners.
Britons' lives in Portugal 'paralysed' by post-Brexit ID cards failure
Britons living in Portugal are complaining of being deprived of access to basic rights such as healthcare, employment and social security because they have not been issued with post-Brexit residency cards.
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