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The COVID/Brexit cocktail: UK lost market share in US, Germany and...

LONDON — The United Kingdom lost market share in the United States, Germany, and China during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic due to global trade chaos, Brexit, and poor productivity, according to new research published on Monday.

Meghan accuses UK royals of racism, says ‘didn’t want to be...

LONDON — Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused Britain’s royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son’s skin might be and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in a tell-all television interview that could send shockwaves through the monarchy.

How the pandemic changed political communication—and why it matters

The social impact of COVID is self-evident. It has touched the everyday aspects of each of our lives, from simple tasks such as shopping, to meeting family members on Zoom, to (not) socializing with friends. Each of these has been transformed over the last year in ways never imagined before March 2020.

Out of sight, out of mind? Remote working damages young women’s...

LONDON — If working from home with six relatives isn’t hard enough, try doing it from a bedroom you share with your younger sister.

Are vaccines already helping contain COVID? Early signs say yes, but...

More than 130 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered worldwide already, according to the University of Oxford’s “Our World in Data” vaccination tracker. Israel,...

COVID-19 infection gives some immunity for at least 5 months, UK...

LONDON — People who have had COVID-19 are highly likely to have immunity to it for at least five months but there is evidence that those with antibodies may still be able to carry and spread the virus, a UK study of healthcare workers has found.

Filipino from UAE tests positive for UK coronavirus strain

The more contagious coronavirus strain first detected in the United Kingdom has reached the Philippines, according to the Department of Health (DoH). In a statement,...

UK scientists worry vaccines may not protect against South African coronavirus...

LONDON — UK scientists expressed concern on Monday that COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out in Britain may not be able to protect against a new variant of the coronavirus that emerged in South Africa and has spread internationally.

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...

Hong Kong imposes 21-day quarantine for visitors, adds South Africa to...

HONG KONG - Hong Kong extended a compulsory quarantine by an extra seven days to 21 days for all visitors outside China, effective Friday,...

China to suspend UK flights indefinitely -foreign ministry

BEIJING, Dec 24 (Reuters) - China will suspend direct flights to and from the United Kingdom indefinitely over fears of a new strain of...

UK will pay low-income residents to self-isolate because of COVID-19

LONDON — Britain will pay low-income residents to self-isolate if they have confirmed or suspected coronavirus as the government steps up measures to keep the virus under control.

Only a quarter of UK firms ready for Brexit transition

Only one-quarter of business leaders say their organizations are fully ready for the end of the Brexit transition period, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors.

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.

Fast fashion proves slow in eliminating UK labor concerns

In 2015, university professor Nik Hammer studied working conditions in the local garment industry of Leicester, England, finding it rife with verbal abuse, harassment, and safety violations.

“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.

Oscar body distances itself from UK controversy on child murder film

LOS ANGELES — The body that hands out the Oscars on Friday sought to distance itself from a furor over the Academy Award nomination of a film about two boys who murdered a British toddler in 1993.

A stronger and deeper PHL-UK relationship

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer Amidst the world’s changing geopolitical landscape, the bilateral ties between the Philippines and the United Kingdom (UK) remain...

British chamber banks on PHL’s new ease-of-doing-business law to attract foreign...

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter The British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) on Wednesday, June 6, said it is set to meet with local businessmen...

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...

US, UK blame Russia for global cyberattack

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW — The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used...

May could shake up Cabinet with Johnson in the firing line

LONDON -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May could soon be planning an overhaul of her team of top ministers in a bid to reassert...

Save the UK economy

LONDON -- Were it not for Tom Cruise and Mary Poppins, Britain’s economy might not have gained any speed at all during a sluggish...

Cost of getting on the UK property ladder surges to record

LONDON -- First-time buyers in the UK property market are paying a record amount to purchase a home, with Londoners shelling out almost double...

Gardening as art goes on show at famous UK festival

LONDON — From the world’s hottest chilli to a garden inspired by music, Britons celebrate their love for gardening this week at the Chelsea Flower...