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British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to visit Beijing to seek cooperation on Hong Kong

Speaking at an event held by the powerful Conservative Friends of the Chinese lobby group, Dominic Raab says Beijing has not accepted his proposal to meet counterpart Wang Yi.

22 Feb 2021 - 7:27AM

Speaking at an event held by the powerful Conservative Friends of the Chinese lobby group, Dominic Raab says Beijing has not accepted his proposal to meet counterpart Wang Yi.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to visit Beijing to seek cooperation on Hong Kong
United Kingdom? After Scotland moves, talk of Wexit, Welsh independence

Strength of United Kingdom tested as Scotland eyes new independence referendum, and ‘indy-curious’ people in Wales wonder what it would be like to go it alone.

29 Jan 2021 - 7:53PM

Strength of United Kingdom tested as Scotland eyes new independence referendum, and ‘indy-curious’ people in Wales wonder what it would be like to go it alone.

United Kingdom? After Scotland moves, talk of Wexit, Welsh independence
Expensive cheese, rotting seafood and other Brexit problems

Post-Brexit red tape, dismissed by the UK government as a teething pain, is causing problems for food importers and exporters, resulting in higher prices.

26 Jan 2021 - 6:44PM

Post-Brexit red tape, dismissed by the UK government as a teething pain, is causing problems for food importers and exporters, resulting in higher prices.

Expensive cheese, rotting seafood and other Brexit problems
London Nightingale field hospital ‘dismantled’ as Covid-19 crisis deepens

As London hospitals come under pressure from a surge in Covid-19 cases, reports suggest a massive ‘Nightingale’ field hospital in the city has been quietly dismantled.

31 Dec 2020 - 7:28PM

As London hospitals come under pressure from a surge in Covid-19 cases, reports suggest a massive ‘Nightingale’ field hospital in the city has been quietly dismantled.

London Nightingale field hospital ‘dismantled’ as Covid-19 crisis deepens
Britain facing ‘biggest food crisis since World War II’ as Brexit, Covid-19 create challenges

Food imports from the EU into the UK face disruption in January due to new Brexit border checks.

9 Dec 2020 - 8:57PM

Food imports from the EU into the UK face disruption in January due to new Brexit border checks.

Britain facing ‘biggest food crisis since World War II’ as Brexit, Covid-19 create challenges
UK launches ‘Space Command’, but what will it do?

The UK is planning a new ‘Space Command’ as part if its largest military investment since the Cold War.

1 Dec 2020 - 1:46PM

The UK is planning a new ‘Space Command’ as part if its largest military investment since the Cold War.

UK launches ‘Space Command’, but what will it do?
Has Brexit met its portaloo? UK faces ‘lorry jam’ border pressures

Customs checks could cause long delays for freight lorries – and bladder pressure – for drivers stuck at the UK border.

24 Nov 2020 - 3:46PM

Customs checks could cause long delays for freight lorries – and bladder pressure – for drivers stuck at the UK border.

Has Brexit met its portaloo? UK faces ‘lorry jam’ border pressures
Will UK PM Boris Johnson survive Brexit, resign or be booted from Number 10?

Boris Johnson’s future as UK prime minister comes under renewed discussion as members of his party openly call him ‘incompetent’.

3 Nov 2020 - 6:16PM

Boris Johnson’s future as UK prime minister comes under renewed discussion as members of his party openly call him ‘incompetent’.

Will UK PM Boris Johnson survive Brexit, resign or be booted from Number 10?
Are UK Asian gangs secretly exploiting cockle pickers as coronavirus kills jobs?

Sixteen years after 23 Chinese illegal immigrants drowned picking cockles, British authorities sound alarm as they try to discover who’s harvesting shellfish in greater numbers.

3 Nov 2020 - 6:16PM

Sixteen years after 23 Chinese illegal immigrants drowned picking cockles, British authorities sound alarm as they try to discover who’s harvesting shellfish in greater numbers.

Are UK Asian gangs secretly exploiting cockle pickers as coronavirus kills jobs?
Brexit deadline: is Boris Johnson bluffing about walking away without a deal?

The British prime minister has set a deadline of October 15 for a Brexit deal to be struck – or to be within reach – on future trading terms with the EU. They don’t appear close.

12 Oct 2020 - 8:55PM

The British prime minister has set a deadline of October 15 for a Brexit deal to be struck – or to be within reach – on future trading terms with the EU. They don’t appear close.

Brexit deadline: is Boris Johnson bluffing about walking away without a deal?
Coronavirus: 2,000 students at UK universities test positive, hundreds ordered into isolation

Students have complained of being ‘imprisoned’ in their dormitories as new outbreaks complicate the start of the first semester.

6 Oct 2020 - 5:06PM

Students have complained of being ‘imprisoned’ in their dormitories as new outbreaks complicate the start of the first semester.

Coronavirus: 2,000 students at UK universities test positive, hundreds ordered into isolation
‘Tipping point’: UK braces for possible lockdown as second coronavirus wave builds

Millions of Britons face new social restrictions as coronavirus cases grow at an alarming rate.

21 Sep 2020 - 4:53PM

Millions of Britons face new social restrictions as coronavirus cases grow at an alarming rate.

‘Tipping point’: UK braces for possible lockdown as second coronavirus wave builds
Britain’s ‘world-beating’ coronavirus testing struggles as second wave looms

UK government admits ‘record’ demand for coronavirus tests was posing problems.

16 Sep 2020 - 6:13PM

UK government admits ‘record’ demand for coronavirus tests was posing problems.

Britain’s ‘world-beating’ coronavirus testing struggles as second wave looms
Brexit is imploding and looks like Boris Johnson is engineering it

The UK faces an irreparable rupture with the European Union after the government published a bill that appears to ride roughshod over its withdrawal treaty signed last year with Brussels.

10 Sep 2020 - 9:26PM

The UK faces an irreparable rupture with the European Union after the government published a bill that appears to ride roughshod over its withdrawal treaty signed last year with Brussels.

Brexit is imploding and looks like Boris Johnson is engineering it
The weapons of choice in UK’s ‘crime pandemic’

Young people are attacking others with guns and knives as the UK confronts more violent crime.

12 Sep 2020 - 11:35PM

Young people are attacking others with guns and knives as the UK confronts more violent crime.

The weapons of choice in UK’s ‘crime pandemic’
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson wants UK workers back in the office, but many prefer home

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic first hit UK shores, British white-collar workers are showing more reluctance to return to the office than their colleagues in Europe.

7 Sep 2020 - 11:04PM

Six months after the coronavirus pandemic first hit UK shores, British white-collar workers are showing more reluctance to return to the office than their colleagues in Europe.

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson wants UK workers back in the office, but many prefer home
‘WheresBoris’ trends on Twitter as critics snipe at UK PM for taking holiday

There’s rarely a convenient time to take a break when you’re the UK prime minister, as Boris Johnson discovers.

19 Aug 2020 - 8:53PM

There’s rarely a convenient time to take a break when you’re the UK prime minister, as Boris Johnson discovers.

‘WheresBoris’ trends on Twitter as critics snipe at UK PM for taking holiday
Boris Johnson’s next targets: reopen England’s schools, control coronavirus outbreaks

School reopenings come as Britain, which has recorded the highest death toll in Europe from Covid-19 with more than 46,000 fatalities, could be witnessing the start of a resurgence.

13 Aug 2020 - 4:42PM

School reopenings come as Britain, which has recorded the highest death toll in Europe from Covid-19 with more than 46,000 fatalities, could be witnessing the start of a resurgence.

Boris Johnson’s next targets: reopen England’s schools, control coronavirus outbreaks
English Channel migrants: risking death for a new life in the UK

More migrants and refugees are crossing the English Channel in small boats from France to the UK, despite the danger of heavy maritime traffic, strong currents and low water temperature.

4 Aug 2020 - 8:48PM

More migrants and refugees are crossing the English Channel in small boats from France to the UK, despite the danger of heavy maritime traffic, strong currents and low water temperature.

English Channel migrants: risking death for a new life in the UK
The UK plan to root out spies and traitors

The UK aims to overhaul its treason and espionage laws amid mounting concern London’s boardrooms and the halls of Westminster are crawling with paid lobbyists and spies.

28 Jul 2020 - 7:13PM

The UK aims to overhaul its treason and espionage laws amid mounting concern London’s boardrooms and the halls of Westminster are crawling with paid lobbyists and spies.

The UK plan to root out spies and traitors
After ‘modern slavery’ revelations in Leicester, is it Boohoo’s turn to cry?

A Covid-19 outbreak in a central England city has thrust the spotlight on a popular fast-fashion retailer whose clothes are made in local UK factories allegedly rife with worker abuse.

14 Jul 2020 - 6:17AM

A Covid-19 outbreak in a central England city has thrust the spotlight on a popular fast-fashion retailer whose clothes are made in local UK factories allegedly rife with worker abuse.

After ‘modern slavery’ revelations in Leicester, is it Boohoo’s turn to cry?
Reputations at stake as Ghislaine Maxwell fights charges of luring underage girls

The former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly battling to prevent the release of ‘extremely’ personal documents that could involve her friend Prince Andrew.

13 Jul 2020 - 8:01PM

The former British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly battling to prevent the release of ‘extremely’ personal documents that could involve her friend Prince Andrew.

Reputations at stake as Ghislaine Maxwell fights charges of luring underage girls
In coronavirus-hit UK, lockdown has been a royal pain in the arts. Can £1.5 billion save its world-famous culture sector?

Britain will invest more than £1.5 billion pounds in the arts, as it tries to help a high-profile sector hit hard by the coronavirus.

7 Jul 2020 - 3:56PM

Britain will invest more than £1.5 billion pounds in the arts, as it tries to help a high-profile sector hit hard by the coronavirus.

In coronavirus-hit UK, lockdown has been a royal pain in the arts. Can £1.5 billion save its world-famous culture sector?
England’s pubs reopen on ‘Super Saturday’ after three-month coronavirus lockdown

Not everyone is raising their glass, amid concern social distancing and alcohol won’t mix.

2 Jul 2020 - 9:07PM

Not everyone is raising their glass, amid concern social distancing and alcohol won’t mix.

England’s pubs reopen on ‘Super Saturday’ after three-month coronavirus lockdown
Fat-fighter Boris Johnson declares war on obesity in UK

The UK has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world: nearly one in three adults are obese.

30 Jun 2020 - 7:40PM

The UK has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world: nearly one in three adults are obese.

Fat-fighter Boris Johnson declares war on obesity in UK
UK wants prized post-Brexit US trade deal. But can it stomach American chlorinated chicken?

The UK government’s planned post-Brexit trade deal with the US has been threatened by a revolt among Tory peers and MPs.

26 Jun 2020 - 10:47PM

The UK government’s planned post-Brexit trade deal with the US has been threatened by a revolt among Tory peers and MPs.

UK wants prized post-Brexit US trade deal. But can it stomach American chlorinated chicken?
Four years after vote, UK edges toward a no-deal Brexit in coronavirus pandemic

There is growing alarm that the UK is facing a chaotic and damaging no-deal Brexit this winter.

23 Jun 2020 - 3:05PM

There is growing alarm that the UK is facing a chaotic and damaging no-deal Brexit this winter.

Four years after vote, UK edges toward a no-deal Brexit in coronavirus pandemic
Can London’s Chinatown survive the coronavirus?

Concern is growing that London’s Chinatown, the best known and largest in Europe and one of the city’s major tourist attractions, will not survive the tailwinds of the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 Jun 2020 - 8:23PM

Concern is growing that London’s Chinatown, the best known and largest in Europe and one of the city’s major tourist attractions, will not survive the tailwinds of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Can London’s Chinatown survive the coronavirus?
Toppling of UK slave trader’s statue woke many to nation’s dark history

In an English port city that once launched slave ships, an empty plinth has become the centre of a debate about racism, history and memory.

9 Jun 2020 - 5:03PM

In an English port city that once launched slave ships, an empty plinth has become the centre of a debate about racism, history and memory.

Toppling of UK slave trader’s statue woke many to nation’s dark history
‘Happy Monday’ as Britain eases out of coronavirus lockdown. But is it too soon?

Britain partially reopened schools and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors, despite warnings that the world’s second worst-hit country was moving too quickly out of lockdown.

1 Jun 2020 - 9:30PM

Britain partially reopened schools and allowed the most vulnerable to venture outdoors, despite warnings that the world’s second worst-hit country was moving too quickly out of lockdown.

‘Happy Monday’ as Britain eases out of coronavirus lockdown. But is it too soon?