Pandemic restrictions are ending in England on Monday, a moment that was meant to herald the full reopening of the battered economy.
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Officials are now intensely studying data on the new strain, which they estimate has seeded across most of the country and accounts for as many as three-quarters of all new infections.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was slow to ban travel to India, even as cases of a dangerous COVID-19 variant in the world’s second most populous country surged.
Some have arrived through a route that grants immigration officers discretion to allow entry for six months, but are now trapped with no job and no cash, reliant on hand-outs.
The U.K. is being portrayed in China-friendly Hong Kong newspaper editorials and online chat rooms as an undesirable place to live.
The U.K. plunged into chaos, with police blocking people from boarding packed trains, holidays abroad scrapped and travel with Europe banned.
Burning bridges with China is a particularly risky path for the U.K. as it exits the European Union’s orbit.
The network, made up of the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is also facing renewed requests to take on additional member nations.
If the U.K. suspends its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, it would mark a further escalation in a fray already strained by the 5G exclusion of Huawei Technologies Co.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is defying demands to quit as she battles to keep control of her fractious government long enough to deliver a Brexit deal that has drawn ire from across the political spectrum. Facing a revolt over her proposed exit agreement with ...