United Kingdom

As coronavirus cases rise, is UK heading for second lockdown?

Health minister refuses to rule out another national lockdown as 21 more die from disease.

As coronavirus cases rise, is UK heading for second lockdown?

AJ Impact

US seeks to recover $300m in UK assets linked to 1MDB scandal

Scandal-hit Malaysian fund is at the heart of the US Department of Justice's biggest-ever asset recovery effort.

US seeks to recover $300m in UK assets linked to 1MDB scandal

AJ Impact

Brexit concerns weigh on FTSE 100, Hut Group soars on debut trade

The FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 slipped with banking and insurers' stocks being among the biggest decliners.

Brexit concerns weigh on FTSE 100, Hut Group soars on debut trade

Racism

Slurs, threats and online abuse: British athletes on racism

From racial slurs to lack of representation, Black British athletes describe the racism they face on and off the field.

Slurs, threats and online abuse: British athletes on racism

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After AstraZeneca, some quit J&J COVID-19 trial in Spain

Some volunteers withdrew from J&J vaccine trial in Spain after serious side effect reported in AstraZeneca UK volunteer.

After AstraZeneca, some quit J&J COVID-19 trial in Spain

AJ Impact

UK records nearly 700,000 job losses through coronavirus pandemic

Employment falls by 102,000 in July alone, even as the economy gradually reopens, raising pressure on the government.

UK records nearly 700,000 job losses through coronavirus pandemic

United Kingdom

British MPs back Brexit bill despite anger over treaty breach

Bill that would break int'l law has fuelled anger at home and outrage in Brussels and now faces more intense scrutiny.

British MPs back Brexit bill despite anger over treaty breach

AJ Impact

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial in US remains on hold

The vaccine trial remains on hold pending a US FDA investigation into a serious side effect in the UK - sources.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial in US remains on hold

Europe

UK implements gathering restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19

Six-people limit comes into force after UK sees spike in cases caused primarily by people in their teens and twenties.

AJ Impact

Record chip deal lands Nvidia in crosshairs of US-China tensions

Nvidia's planned purchase of UK-based Arm gives US firm serious sway in an industry crucial to global tech supremacy.

Record chip deal lands Nvidia in crosshairs of US-China tensions

AJ Impact

Ireland rejects Boris Johnson's claim of Brexit blockade

New UK bill that violates international law has sparked backlash from former PMs and sitting parliamentarians.

Ireland rejects Boris Johnson's claim of Brexit blockade

Iran

New trial of British-Iranian aid worker postponed

Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, in custody since 2016 on sedition charges, says her trial has been postponed.

New trial of British-Iranian aid worker postponed

AJ Impact

EU boosts 'no-deal' Brexit planning as UK refuses to give way

UK has not engaged in 'reciprocal way' on fundamental EU principles and interests, says Barnier, amid fresh Brexit woes.

EU boosts 'no-deal' Brexit planning as UK refuses to give way

AJ Impact

In post-Brexit first, UK signs 'historic' trade deal with Japan

The deal benefits British financial services and manufacturing firms, and helps Japanese carmakers bring parts to UK.

In post-Brexit first, UK signs 'historic' trade deal with Japan

Coronavirus pandemic

Hospital cleaners more exposed to COVID-19 than ICU doctors

UK study says allocation of PPE led to higher risk among professional and social groups than prioritised ICU workers.

Hospital cleaners more exposed to COVID-19 than ICU doctors