Thursday, June 24, 2021

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‘Britcoin?’: UK looks into digital currency

LONDON: Britain is looking into the possibility of creating a digital currency that households and businesses could use instead of cash — an initiative the finance minister dubbed "Britcoin". The use of cash has fallen during the coronavirus pandemic as...

Prince Philip dead age 99

LONDON: Britain's Prince Philip, a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II's side for decades, died on Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. The death of the Duke of Edinburgh is a profound loss for the 94-year-old monarch, who once...

Britain opens visa scheme for millions of Hong Kongers

HONG KONG: A new visa scheme offering millions of Hong Kongers a pathway to British citizenship will go live later on Sunday as the city's former colonial master opens its doors to those wanting to escape China's crackdown on...

Britain to apply to join Asia-Pacific free trade bloc

LONDON: Britain will apply to join a massive 11-nation free-trade bloc of Asia-Pacific countries, it announced Saturday, weeks after leaving the European single market with its departure from the EU. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will formally request Monday for...

Boris Johnson reluctant to use national lockdown again

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will only impose another nationwide coronavirus lockdown as a last resort, comparing the tool to "a nuclear deterrent" in a Sunday newspaper interview. Johnson, who is hoping Britain can return to...

Britain unveils plans to impose EU border checks in stages

AMMAN, Jordan: Britain will introduce border checks with the European Union (EU) in stages from Jan 1 next year, reversing an original plan so it can now give companies struggling with the coronavirus crisis more time to fill out...

Britain revises up virus-related deaths to 46,000

LONDON: Britain's number of deaths "involving" the coronavirus has risen to 46,000, substantially higher than the 36,914 fatalities officially reported so far, according to a statistical update released Tuesday. The daily death tolls released in Britain only include fatalities that...

British PM in intensive care after Covid-19 symptoms worsen

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to intensive care on Monday night after his Covid-19 symptoms worsened, Downing Street said. Johnson has asked British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise for him, Xinhua newa agency reported a Downing...

UK no longer EU member

BREXIT LONDON: The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union (EU) after 47 years of membership and a tough and complicated Brexit negotiations the past few years. The BBC reported that the event, which officially took place at 11pm London time Friday was marked by both...
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