Behind-the-scenes arguing among delegates — when progress was blocked by last-minute nerves, political tensions and a shortfall of funding — illustrates the difficult road ahead.
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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.
The battle for the future of Scotland has begun after a dramatic set of British election results left the U.K. starkly divided.
Everyone in England will be urged to take a coronavirus test twice a week as a new system of COVID-19 passports is assessed for wide-scale use, under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to reopen the economy after lockdown. Free test kits will be made available ...
U.k. Health Minister Nadhim Zahawi has predicted annual vaccination drives similar to the program of injections given for influenza each year.
The prime minister locked down England for a third time Monday as coronavirus infections pushed hospitals to the breaking point and the death toll rose above 75,000.
At times, mutual suspicion and paranoia over listening devices made Brexit look like a chapter from the Cold War, all heightened by COVID-19 restrictions.
Subsidized wages and loans for businesses are part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak's package.
For economists, business leaders and European Union officials, the question is whether to believe that he won't back down.