Britain pledges $227 million annual civilian and food aid to Afghanistan

GENEVA: Britain said it will pledge $227 million in annual civilian and food aid for Afghanistan at a conference on Tuesday in Geneva where officials from about 70 countries and humanitarian organizations will pledge billions of dollars for the war-torn nation. Dependent on foreign aid, Afghanistan is at risk of receiving between 15 percent and…Continue Reading

Britain extends help to coronavirus-hit borrowers

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seen on its building in the Canary Wharf business district of London April 1, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Helgren LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial watchdog said on Monday it would extend payment holidays on credit cards, car finance, personal loans and pawned goods before tougher coronavirus…Continue Reading

Britain inks post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain and Japan are set to sign a trade deal on Friday at a ceremony in Tokyo, marking London’s first major post-Brexit agreement as it holds an intense round of negotiations with the European Union.The deal covers sectors from food to textiles and tech and largely replicates the existing EU-Japan arrangement, which will no longer…Continue Reading

Britain to infect healthy volunteers with coronavirus in vaccine challenge trials

Leon McFarlane, a research technician, works with blood samples from volunteers in the laboratory at Imperial College London in July while developing a covid-19 vaccine. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP) LONDON — British scientists said Tuesday that they will launch the world’s first human challenge ­trials for covid-19, in which healthy volunteers will be deliberately infected with the…Continue Reading

Britain gets ‘life-saving’ super vehicles to put out warplane fires in minutes

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Britain Scrambles to Avoid a Second Lockdown

The government is contemplating a number of new measures — so many that Britons are growing confused and resentful.The British government imposed fresh restrictions on Liverpool, England, after a rise in cases of the novel coronavirus.Credit…Oli Scarff/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesSept. 18, 2020, 1:18 p.m. ETLONDON — Local shutdowns are creeping across England. A vaunted…Continue Reading

Britain names former Australian PM Abbott as trade adviser

No results matched your search Economy1 hour ago (Sep 04, 2020 01:10PM ET) © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbott attends Britain’s annual Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham LONDON (Reuters) – Britain named former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, as a trade adviser on Friday, rejecting complaints from critics that his conservative…Continue Reading

Britain bans China’s Huawei, handing US big win

Britain on Tuesday bowed to growing US pressure and ordered the phased removal of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei from its 5G network despite warnings of retaliation from Beijing.The policy reversal hands a long-sought victory to US President Donald Trump’s administration in its geopolitical tug-of-war with China.The White House said the decision “reflects a growing international…Continue Reading

Chinese UK ambassador says Huawei decision ‘unfair’

LONDON — China’s ambassador to the U.K. has questioned whether Britain can offer a fair business environment following its decision to ban Huawei from taking part in the country’s high-speed wireless network. China’s ambassador to Britain, Liu Xiaoming, tweeted that the “disappointing and wrong’’ decision by the U.K. calls into question whether the country can…Continue Reading