After dwindling Covid-19 cases, UK PM Johnson hopes for normalcy by Christmas

[ad_1] Pleased with ‘steady progress’ on dealing with the coronavirus challenge, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday hoped that the UK will be able to allow a more significant return to normality from November, “possibly in time for Christmas”. Several restrictions have been eased in recent weeks. Johnson said people could now return to work […]

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PM Boris Johnson appoints Indian-origin experts on new race commission

[ad_1] A new commission announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in June in the wake of the Black Lives Matter campaign to look into race and ethnic disparities includes two Indian-origin commissioners: Samir Shah and Ajay Kakkar, officials said on Thursday. Chaired by education consultant Tony Sewell, the independent commission has 10 members. Shah is […]

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Covid-19: Cops brace for NY Eve-type revelry as England set to reopen

[ad_1] Hospitals and police across England are preparing for New Year Eve-type revelry on Saturday when pubs, restaurants and other spaces are set to reopen amidst falling new coronavirus cases and some anxiety about a second peak in the near future. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday urged Britons to ‘act responsibly’ when pubs reopen […]

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British PM Boris Johnson’s Father Travels To Greece Despite UK COVID-19 Advisory

[ad_1] Stanley Johnson, the father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has flown to Greece. London: The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has flown to Greece, despite current advice for British nationals to avoid all but essential international travel. Greek government officials confirmed on Thursday that author Stanley Johnson had arrived, likely via […]

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China Law Violates Hong Kong’s Autonomy, Says Boris Johnson

[ad_1] Boris Johnson said the new law violates Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy (File) London: Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy and threatened the freedoms and rights protected by the 1984 Joint Declaration. “The enactment and imposition of this national security law constitute a clear and serious breach of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. It […]

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UK hits back over China’s law on Hong Kong; offers citizenship

[ad_1] Terming China’s new security law for Hong Kong a ‘clear and serious breach’ of the agreement that preceded the 1997 handover, the Boris Johnson government on Wednesday hit back at Beijing and offered a new citizenship path to residents of the former British colony. In strongly-worded statements, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and foreign secretary […]

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Deeply concerned at China passing Hong Kong law: UK PM Boris Johnson

[ad_1] Reiterating “deep concern” over China passing a security law applicable to Hong Kong, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday said its text will now be scrutinised, recalling his earlier decision to offer a path to citizenship to residents of the former British colony. Johnson’s remarks following reports from Beijing that the law had been […]

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PM Boris Johnson stays upbeat as UK’s ‘Little India’ is in new lockdown

[ad_1] UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a £5 billion-economic package to recover from what he called the ‘disaster’ of the cornavirus pandemic, as the east Midlands town of Leicester with a large population of Indian origin went into the UK’s first local lockdown. Harping on the mantra of ‘Build, build, build’, Johnson […]

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UK’s Top Civil Servant To Stand Down Paving Way For Major Shake-Up

[ad_1] Sir Mark Sedwill was also the cabinet secretary and national security adviser London: Britain’s top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill said Sunday he will stand down as it was revealed part of his job will go to Britain’s senior Brexit negotiator. His exit could pave the way for a shake-up of how the civil […]

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Person shot in Glasgow has died; 6 others injured: Police

[ad_1] Scottish police say the individual shot by armed police during an incident in Glasgow has died and that six other people including a police officer are in a hospital being treated for injuries. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said that the wounded officer was in “a critical but stable condition” on Friday afternoon. He […]

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