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UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders

Nov 27 2021

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa. | Video

UK takes new measures to slow Omicron coronavirus variant

Nov 27 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain announced new measures on Saturday to try to slow the spread of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant and a top health official said there was a "reasonable chance" that vaccines could be less effective against it. | Video

Britain says new COVID-19 variant is the most significant yet found

Nov 26 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Britain said on Friday that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa was of huge concern, and considered by scientists to be the most significant one yet found as it could make vaccines less effective. | Video

WRAPUP 1-Rich nations acknowledge climate threat, as Pope, Pacific Islands urge action

Oct 29 2021

ROME, Oct 29 Leaders of the 20 richest countries will recognise the existential threat of climate change, a draft communique seen by Reuters shows, as Pope Francis https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/pope-francis-cop26-must-offer-concrete-hope-future-generations-2021-10-29 on Friday said the COP26 summit https://www.reuters.com/business/cop must give future generations "concrete hope" by matching words with deeds.

As fuel pumps remain dry, UK's Johnson says plans in place for supply chains

Sep 29 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought on Wednesday to quell public fears as panic-buying left fuel pumps dry across major cities, saying the government was making preparations to ensure supply chains were ready for the run-up to Christmas. | Video

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi cautions Britain over N.Irish peace deal

Sep 17 2021

LONDON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautioned Britain on Friday that there could be no post-Brexit trade deal with the United States if the Northern Ireland peace agreement was destroyed.

UK car output up a third after slump but sector warns of chip shortage

Jul 29 2021

LONDON British car production rose by nearly a third in the first half of 2021 from last year's slump, but remained down on the five-year average as the sector warned that COVID-19 continued to cause staffing and supply problems.

'Be cautious': Johnson goes ahead with lifting England's COVID curbs

Jul 12 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged people on Monday to show caution when nearly all remaining COVID-19 restrictions are lifted in England next week, saying an increase in cases underlined that the pandemic was by no means over.

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