U.K. ramps up virus fight: No pubs and 12-week isolation for some

World Mar 17, 2020

U.K. ramps up virus fight: No pubs and 12-week isolation for some

British authorities on Monday dramatically ramped up measures to combat the new coronavirus, urging all U.K. residents to avoid unnecessary contact with others and telling people in the most vulnerable groups to stay at home for three months. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said "now is ...

U.K. ditches flags for scandal-hit Prince Andrew's birthday

World / Politics Feb 7, 2020

U.K. ditches flags for scandal-hit Prince Andrew's birthday

The British government said Thursday it had changed the policy of flying flags on royal birthdays, with local authorities no longer required to raise the Union Flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew. Officials earlier said they were considering how the policy applied "in changing circumstances, such ...