- Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity 18 Jun, 2020 - Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France’s President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited London to mark the 80th... Read More
- UK ditches homegrown COVID-19 tracing app to use Google-Apple model 18 Jun, 2020 - Britain will switch to the Apple and Google model for its COVID-19 test-and-trace app, ditching an attempt to develop an app by itself after the homegrown system did not work well enough... Read More
- Macron told PM Johnson France still supports reaching a deal on Brexit – source 18 Jun, 2020 - French President Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that France still supports reaching a deal on Brexit, a presidential source said on Thursday after the two leaders met earlier in... Read More
- Johnson tells Macron: Brexit talks cannot stretch into autumn 18 Jun, 2020 - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron that it does not make sense to extend talks on a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union into autumn, a statement... Read More
- ‘Taking the knee’ seems to be from Game of Thrones – foreign minister Raab 18 Jun, 2020 - British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that “taking the knee” seems to have come from the fantasy TV drama series “Game of Thrones” and felt like a symbol of subjugation... Read More
- No date for release of test-and-trace app in UK, minister says 18 Jun, 2020 - Britain’s health minister declined on Thursday to set a date for when a smartphone app to help trace people who have been in contact with a person infected with the new coronavirus... Read More
- Explainer: London faces up to former role insuring Atlantic slave trade 18 Jun, 2020 - London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism.
- Diplomacy in the time of coronavirus: Johnson and Macron trade bows, thumbs up 18 Jun, 2020 - Standing apart on either side of a strip of red carpet outside Number 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron demonstrated the unusual reality of international diplomacy... Read More
- European fuel demand rising, remains below pre-COVID19 levels 18 Jun, 2020 - Fuel demand across Europe is staging a gradual recovery after hitting record lows at the height of coronavirus lockdown measures in April, but it remains well below normal levels for this time... Read More
- UK says EU trade deal will be difficult if no progress before October 18 Jun, 2020 - Britain warned the European Union on Thursday that it would be difficult to conclude a Brexit free trade deal by the end of the year unless broad agreement had been reached by... Read More
- Lloyd’s of London to pay for ‘shameful’ Atlantic slave trade role 18 Jun, 2020 - The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has apologised for its “shameful” role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and pledged to fund opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups.
- UK death toll from confirmed COVID-19 cases rises by 135 to 42,288 18 Jun, 2020 - The UK death toll from confirmed cases of the new coronavirus has risen to 42,288, an increase of 135, the latest daily figures from the government showed on Thursday.
- UK tells EU: Agree a Brexit trade deal by October or no-deal comes into focus 18 Jun, 2020 - A trade deal between Britain and the European Union will be difficult to conclude by the end of the year if a broad agreement has not been reached by October, cabinet office... Read More
- UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system 18 Jun, 2020 - Britain on Thursday said it would switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme.
- UK minister Gove doesn’t expect higher import costs for North Ireland businesses 18 Jun, 2020 - British cabinet minister Michael Gove on Thursday said he did not expect businesses in Northern Ireland to face higher import costs as a result of Brexit.
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