Latest Boris Johnson News

UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers

Jun. 16, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain will require COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers in England, arguing that the need to protect vulnerable residents outweighed employees' right to choose whether to get the jab. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the new rules...

Ex-aide says Boris Johnson called health minister 'hopeless'

Jun. 16, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former top aide to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramped up his criticism of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, releasing what appeared to be private message exchanges in which Johnson branded his health...

Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest

Jun. 16, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters. The Metropolitan Police force said Wednesday that Martin Hockridge was accused of using threatening, abusive or...

Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin

Jun. 15, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Fresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden declared himself ready Tuesday to take on Russia’s Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks — a climactic finish to the most important week of meetings in his young presidency. Biden meets...

A sense of relief over 'dear Joe' and post-Trump summit era

Jun. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over the four years of Donald Trump's presidency and through the seeming eternity of pandemic misery and isolation, America’s partners in world affairs were waiting to exhale. As they cycled through Group of Seven, NATO and European Union summits over...

Mings hopes taking a knee informs critics like UK minister

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — Taking a knee has now pitted a British government official against the England team in their campaign against racial injustice. Home Secretary Priti Patel has directly opposed players taking part in the anti-racism gesture before games at...

UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Jun. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many restrictions were eased in recent...

Australia, Britain reach free trade deal to cut many tariffs

Jun. 15, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Australia announced the broad outlines of a free trade deal Tuesday, eliminating tariffs on a wide range of goods as the U.K. seeks to expand links around the world following its exit from the European Union. The pact is expected to boost...

Queen Elizabeth II meets Australia's Morrison at Windsor

Jun. 15, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has held a face-to-face audience with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Windsor Castle. The monarch, who wore a bright yellow floral dress, chatted to Morrison Tuesday in the royal residence’s Oak Room. ...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Jun. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6%...