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UK to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds

Aug. 04, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. plans to offer coronavirus vaccines to 16 and 17-year-olds in the next few weeks after the independent body of scientists that makes vaccine recommendations to the government changed its advice. The four nations of the U.K. all accepted the...

UK 'on your side', Johnson tells Belarus opposition leader

Aug. 03, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met Tuesday with the Belarusian opposition leader at his office in London, saying the U.K. is “on her side" and committed to supporting human rights in her country. Johnson told Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya that Britain is “very much...

UK eases travel restrictions as industry lobbies for more

Aug. 02, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and the European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people to enjoy the benefits of a successful COVID-19 inoculation program. ...

Tensions between UK and Iran rise after oil tanker attack

Aug. 02, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Iran issued warnings to each other's diplomats Monday as tensions escalated over a recent attack on an oil tanker in the Arabian Sea. Britain began the day by summoning Iran's ambassador, Mohsen Baharvand, to the Foreign, Commonwealth &...

Pizza for shots: UK targets young with vaccine incentives

Aug. 01, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Restaurants, ride-hailing apps and food delivery services are backing Britain’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering discounts and even free slices of pizza to persuade young people to roll up their sleeves and get the shot. The program, announced Sunday...

UK prime minister's wife says she's pregnant again

Jul. 31, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie, said Saturday that she is expecting the couple’s second child. Carrie Johnson announced her pregnancy in a post on Instagram in which she also revealed that she suffered a miscarriage earlier this...

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID's education damage

Jul. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation’s chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The commitments came Thursday at a conference in...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jul. 28, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 27 The Wall Street Journal on proposals for a Civilian Climate Corps: As the U.S. recovers from a pandemic, with workers in services and manufacturing in short...

UK ex-military chiefs urge more help for Afghan interpreters

Jul. 28, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dozens of former military commanders are calling on the U.K. government to relocate more of the Afghans who worked with British troops over the last 20 years, arguing that they are likely to be murdered by the Taliban as foreign forces pull out. Retired...

UK spares key workers quarantine as staff shortages bite

Jul. 27, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Tuesday it will ease coronavirus quarantine rules for thousands more essential workers — including prison guards, veterinarians and garbage collectors — in an attempt to end staff shortages that are hobbling parts of the economy. ...