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Shake off your ill will, Britain tells EU over post-Brexit trade

LONDON - The European Union should shake off its ill will and build a good relationship with Britain as sovereign equals, Britain's top EU...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose -UK study

LONDON - A single dose of Pfizer and BioNtech's COVID-19 vaccine cuts the number of asymptomatic infections and could significantly reduce the risk of...

Britain to offer all adults a COVID-19 vaccine by end of...

LONDON - All adults in Britain will be offered a first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, Prime Minister Boris...

Rich nations have a billion more COVID-19 shots than needed –...

LONDON - Rich countries are on course to have over a billion more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than they need, leaving poorer nations scrambling...

Dollar struggles for traction after soft U.S. inflation

SINGAPORE - The dollar was pinned near two-week lows on Thursday, as softer-than-expected U.S. inflation and another Federal Reserve promise to keep interest rates...

COVID SCIENCE – UK variant linked to high viral loads, Neanderthal...

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for...

EXPLAINER — How will the EU-British trade deal change ties?

BRUSSELS/LONDON — British and EU negotiators clinched a wide-ranging free trade deal on Christmas Eve, meaning commerce between the trading bloc of 450 million consumers and the sixth-biggest global economy will keep on flowing without tariffs or quotas from Jan. 1.

Britain’s Prince William contracted COVID-19 in April — media

Britain’s Prince William contracted COVID-19 in April at a similar time to his father Prince Charles, British media reported late on Sunday, citing Kensington...

Britain starts accelerated review for AstraZeneca’s potential COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday Britain’s health regulator had started an accelerated review of its potential coronavirus vaccine.

Britain’s banks turn cyber sleuths to crack $100-B mortgage mystery

LONDON — Does a canceled gym membership spell financial disaster?

Britain to spend $890M on EU border infrastructure

LONDON — Britain will spend 705 million pounds ($890 million) on border infrastructure to help keep trade flowing after its transition deal with the European Union expires at the end of the year, Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday.

“Eat out to help out” — UK offers diners some tasty...

LONDON — Britain launched a $625 million “Eat out to help out” discount scheme to boost spending at restaurants, cafes and pubs that have been crippled by COVID-19, offering half-priced meals from Monday to Wednesday to get people spending again.

Britain’s top banks scrap dividend payments on coronavirus fears, pressure on...

LONDON/HONG KONG — Britain’s top banks said on Tuesday they would suspend dividend payments after pressure from the regulator, saving their capital as a buffer against expected losses from the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Britain’s consumer banking scandal may have sting in tail

LONDON — Britain’s most costly consumer banking scandal could yet have a sting in the tail even after an August 29 compensation deadline, as a 1 billion pound claims industry takes its fight to the courts.

Celebs to keep social media posts ‘clean,’ watchdog says

LONDON — Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora and other celebrities have agreed to spell out in social media posts if they are being paid to promote a brand, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Wednesday.

High taxes seen to hasten bank moves from Britain after Brexit...

LONDON — Britain risks driving banks overseas if current high levels of taxation on the industry are maintained after Brexit, a bank lobby group said on Wednesday.

Britain’s storm in a tea cup settled: The milk goes in...

LONDON — Although many cultural debates may be brewing in Britain, it appears that one age-old bone of contention has been settled: Should milk go in a cup of tea first or last?

Windsor in lockdown as royal wedding approaches

Windsor, United Kingdom -- On the eve of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, the picturesque town of Windsor has taken on the character...

New son for Britain’s Prince William and Kate

London -- Kate, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a baby son on Monday, the couple's third child who is fifth in...

First luxury Perigord truffle is cultivated in Britain

LONDON — A black Perigord truffle has been cultivated in Britain for the first time, and the scientists who announced the breakthrough on Monday...

Diana confessions set to air on British TV despite reservations

LONDON -- Footage of the late princess Diana pouring her heart out about her failed marriage with Prince Charles will air on British television...

Britain celebrates literary icon Jane Austen on bicentenary of her death

WINCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM -- Two hundred years after Jane Austen’s death, Britain is celebrating one of its best-loved authors, who combined romance with biting...

Brexit-bound UK withdraws from fishing agreement agriculture Brexit UK fishing agreement

BRITAIN said Sunday it is to withdraw from a 50-year-old agreement allowing some foreign countries to fish close to the UK coastline, fulfilling a...