Britain

Johnson Says “Don’t Blow It” As England’s Pubs Reopen

The Guardian reports: Boris Johnson has implored people to behave responsibly and safely as England’s chief medical officer admitted Saturday’s easing of the lockdown left the country treading a narrow path with serious risks “on either side”. In a press conference on the eve of changes that will allow restaurants, pubs and bars to reopen for the first time since …

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Britain Loosens Quarantine Rules But Not For Americans

Politico reports: English holidaymakers can travel to Paris, Berlin and a host of other destinations from July 10 without restrictions, but the U.S. and China are not included. The British government on Friday unveiled a list of safe destinations from where travelers will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days when they enter England. The list covers 59 countries …

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Johnson Formalizes Citizenship Offer To Hongkongers

The Insider reports: Boris Johnson has offered three million Hong Kong citizens the chance to live and work in the UK after China defied global opposition to impose a new national security law on the region. The UK prime minister on Wednesday told the House of Commons that he will go ahead with the move after China imposed new security …

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Trump’s Favorite British Extremist Banned From Twitter

The Guardian reports: The controversial rightwing commentator Katie Hopkins has had her Twitter account permanently suspended. Hopkins, who has been repeatedly retweeted by the US president, Donald Trump, and had more than 1.1 million followers, was removed in order to “keep Twitter safe”, according to the social media platform. The move came hours after she had complained that her blue …

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LONDON: Far-Right Extremists Battle Police [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: London Mayor Sadiq Khan is warning people to stay away from the center of the city because far-right groups are expected to converge there, raising the potential for violent clashes with anti-racism protesters. “We have intelligence that extreme far right groups are coming to London ostensibly, they say, to protect the statues, but we think the …

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Johnson Condemns Protests: “Stay Away From Them”

The New York Times reports: Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain on Friday made a series of critical comments about large anti-discrimination protests that were prompted by the death of George Floyd, and said people “should not support” the demonstrations. With more rallies planned in London and across the country this weekend, Mr. Johnson risked drawing outrage, as he urged …

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Nigel Farage Fired From UK Radio Show Via Tweet

The Guardian reports: Nigel Farage is to leave the radio station LBC “with immediate effect”, the company has announced. The Brexit party leader will no longer present his weekday evening show on the talk radio station, which has previously been investigated by the media regulator Ofcom. “Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and following discussions with him, …

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BRITAIN: “Miss Hitler” Contestant, Three Fellow Nazis Imprisoned For Membership In Banned Terror Group

The BBC reports: A “Miss Hitler” beauty pageant entrant and her ex-partner have been jailed for being members of the banned far-right terrorist group National Action. Alice Cutter, 23, and Mark Jones, 25, were convicted of membership of a terrorist group in March, alongside co-accused Garry Jack and Connor Scothern. National Action, founded in 2013, was outlawed in 2016 after …

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Feds Formally Ask UK For Testimony By Prince Andrew

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors in New York have formally requested through the British government to speak with Prince Andrew as part of their criminal investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s history of sexual abuse, according to a person familiar with the matter. The request, made under a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, or MLAT, is similar to a subpoena in this case …

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Johnson Backs Path To Citizenship For 3M Hongkongers

The Telegraph reports: Boris Johnson is ready to open the door to nearly three million Hong Kong citizens if China imposes a new security law that critics say would rob the territory of its autonomy. The Prime Minister, writing in The Times, has offered to make what he says would be one of the “biggest changes” in the history of …

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UK May Offer Path To Citizenship For Hongkongers

Reuters reports: Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony. Foreign minister Dominic Raab [photo] said on Thursday that if Beijing went ahead, Britain would extend the rights of 350,000 ‘British National Overseas’ …

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Johnson Faces Fury After Chief Aide Defies Lockdown

The BBC reports: The PM’s decision to back his chief aide’s lockdown trip to Durham has sparked fears that the government’s coronavirus message will be undermined. Criticism of Boris Johnson’s decision to take no action over Mr Cummings’ 260-mile trip to his parents’ home has come from all quarters. At least 19 Tory MPs are calling for Mr Cummings to …

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UK Vaccine Moves To Advanced Human Trials Stage

NBC News reports: An experimental vaccine for COVID-19 under development at Oxford University hit a milestone Friday with researchers announcing it will be progressing to advanced stages of human trials. It will be tested in 10,260 volunteers across the United Kingdom to determine how effective it is at preventing infection, the university said in a statement. If successful, it could …

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Interpol: Wife Of US Diplomat Now A Global Fugitive

The Guardian reports: An Interpol notice has been circulated worldwide making Anne Sacoolas effectively a fugitive from justice if she sets foot outside her native United States. Sacoolas was charged in the UK withcausing the death by dangerous driving of 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn last August. The US refused to accept an extradition warrant, saying she enjoyed diplomatic immunity at …

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Johnson Blasted For Confusing Lockdown Directives

CBS News reports: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased reopening plan for England, although strict lockdown measures will continue in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland during the coronavirus pandemic. In a nationally televised address, Johnson said people should continue to work from home if they can and only return to work “if you must” and urged …

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Britain To Impose 14-Day Quarantine On Visitors

The BBC reports: UK airlines say they have been told the government will bring in a 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the UK from any country apart from the Republic of Ireland in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new restriction is expected to take effect at the end of this month. Industry body Airlines UK said the policy …

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Boris Johnson: Doctors Prepped To Announce My Death

Axios reports: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in an interview with The Sun on Sunday that the rapid deterioration of his condition while suffering from the coronavirus had doctors preparing how to announce his death. “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario. “I was …

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Only 15% Of Brits Would Vote For Trump If They Could

Newsweek reports: More than half of British voters say they would vote for former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, if given the chance to participate in the upcoming 2020 election, exclusive Newsweek polling reveals. Conducted by Redfield & Wilton Strategies, the poll, which saw 1,500 adults surveyed online on Sunday, found that 51 percent of British voters …

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British Scientist First To Get “Jab” In UK Vaccine Trial

The BBC reports: The first human trial in Europe of a coronavirus vaccine has begun in Oxford. Two volunteers were injected, the first of more than 800 people recruited for the study. Half will receive the Covid-19 vaccine, and half a control vaccine which protects against meningitis but not coronavirus. The design of the trial means volunteers will not know …

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Boris Johnson Credits NZ Nurse With Saving His Life

The BBC reports: Boris Johnson was just “another patient we were trying to do our best for,” the New Zealand nurse credited with helping to save his life has said. Jenny McGee was praised by the PM for standing by his bedside “when things could have gone either way” while he was in intensive care with coronavirus. She said she …

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