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Britain set for 66,000 COVID-19 deaths, most in Europe: study

Britain set for 66,000 COVID-19 deaths, most in Europe: study

Britain could see as many as 66,000 COVID-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, new research showed Tuesday, making the outbreak there by far the deadliest in Europe.

Britain set for long lockdown as death toll rises to 4,313

Britain set for long lockdown as death toll rises to 4,313

Britain is unlikely to lift its stringent lockdown rules until the end of May, once the spread of the coronavirus has started to slow, a leading government adviser said on Saturday as the death toll rose to 4,313.

UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

UK set to follow Europe in banning large events as virus toll jumps

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to follow other European countries in banning mass gatherings, media reported Saturday as the country registered a jump in its number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week to curb coronavirus

UK to ban mass gatherings from next week to curb coronavirus

The British government will ban mass gatherings from next week in an attempt to curb the coronavirus outbreak, an escalation of its crisis plan that critics had said was too relaxed.

Number of UK coronavirus cases rises to 273

Number of UK coronavirus cases rises to 273

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom has risen to 273, the Department of Health and Social Care said on Twitter on Sunday

Harry back in UK as exit from royal life looms

Harry back in UK as exit from royal life looms

Prince Harry was back in Britain on Wednesday for the first of a final round of public appearances before he and his wife Meghan step back from their royal duties.

Britain should not extradite Assange, European rights chief says

Britain should not extradite Assange, European rights chief says

The Council of Europe's human rights chief has called on Britain not to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the United States due to the potential impact on press freedom.

Georgia, backed by US and Britain, blames Russia for 'paralysing' cyber attack

Georgia, backed by US and Britain, blames Russia for 'paralysing' cyber attack

Britain and the United States joined Georgia on Thursday in blaming Russia for a large-scale cyber attack last year that knocked thousands of Georgian websites offline and disrupted national television broadcasts.

EU leaders clash at 'very tough' budget summit

EU leaders clash at 'very tough' budget summit

EU leaders clashed Thursday at the start of a stormy summit to decide the bloc's seven-year budget after Brexit, with bitter divisions between parsimonious rich nations ...

Britain allows forcible coronavirus quarantine under emergency powers

Britain allows forcible coronavirus quarantine under emergency powers

The British government introduced emergency powers, including forcible quarantine, on Monday in response to the ‘imminent threat’ from the novel coronavirus that has infected at least 40,000 people worldwide.

Fourth case of coronavirus found in Britain; linked to cases in France

Fourth case of coronavirus found in Britain; linked to cases in France

A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been diagnosed in Britain after a patient contracted the illness from a previously confirmed British case while in France, health officials said on Sunday.

Nine arrested in Greenpeace protest at BP in London

Nine arrested in Greenpeace protest at BP in London

British police arrested nine Greenpeace campaigners on Wednesday who blockaded BP's London headquarters with solar panels and oil barrels to mark the new boss's first day at the energy giant.