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England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages

Jul. 23, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying. However, it has come under criticism Friday for...

Ping pong: Spat over tracing app as shelves empty in England

Jul. 22, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In scenes reminiscent of the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, supermarket shelves across England were looking a tad empty on Thursday. Unlike last year, the depleted supplies did not reflect consumers stockpiling basic goods in anticipation of a...

EU chief rejects renegotiation of NI rules in Brexit pact

Jul. 22, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive arm flatly refused Thursday to renegotiate post-Brexit trade rules with the U.K. after Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to work with his government to find “practical solutions” to red tape and inspections that are...

Rare 'breakthrough' COVID cases are causing alarm, confusion

Jul. 21, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death. The...

UK irks EU with call to change post-Brexit trade rules

Jul. 21, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that post-Brexit trade rules it negotiated with the European Union “cannot go on” and need a major rewrite, straining already tense U.K.-EU relations and drawing a message of concern from the U.S. government. The...

Myanmar's military again seeks to replace its UN ambassador

Jul. 20, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Myanmar’s military rulers are again seeking to replace the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, who opposed their Feb. 1 ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and takeover of the government. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin says in...

Ex-aide launches new salvo against UK's Johnson over virus

Jul. 20, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled former top aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson claims the British leader was dismissive of the threat caused by surging coronavirus cases last year, saying he did not want to impose a lockdown because the disease was only killing the elderly. ...

The Latest: Korea PM apologizes for virus surge on destroyer

Jul. 19, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s prime minister has offered a public apology over a large-scale coronavirus outbreak on a destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum said Tuesday the government is “very sorry for failing to...

Virus surge fears, UK leader's quarantine, mar 'Freedom Day'

Jul. 19, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom. ...

'United Pingdom:' Firms in England fret over staff shortages

Jul. 19, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Businesses in England warned Monday that a “pingdemic” of people receiving notifications on their phones telling them to self-isolate because of contact with coronavirus cases threatens to lead to widespread staff shortages and mayhem across the economy just as lockdown...