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Wales to impose a two-week ‘fire-break’ lockdown from Friday

A two-week “firebreak” lockdown will be introduced across Wales from 6pm on Friday, the Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford has said. Mr Drakeford told a...

Greater Manchester eyes millions in extra lockdown funding as talks continue

The Greater Manchester area may be offered millions in extra funding to accept the strictest coronavirus restrictions as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks...

Cinemas reopening in parts of India after seven months of darkness

Cinemas have reopened in much of India with mostly old titles on screen, a sign of the country’s efforts to return to normal as...

UK students may have to self-isolate to return home for Christmas

Students in the UK may be required to self-isolate at the end of the current university term in order to safely return home to...

Nicola Sturgeon to announce coronavirus restrictions for Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce new measures at Holyrood to tackle the spread of coronavirus across Scotland. The Scottish First Minister has said she...

Coronavirus outbreak at critical point, England’s chief medic says

Britain stands at a “critical point” in the coronavirus pandemic, the chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty will warn as he lays...

Nicola Sturgeon defends ‘difficult’ decision on new Glasgow lockdown

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has defended the decision to impose new local lockdown restrictions on Glasgow and some surrounding areas, insisting that doing...

New Zealand delays election after virus outbreak in Auckland

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has delayed the country’s national elections by four weeks as it deals with a new coronavirus outbreak in...

Tourism faces pushback as virus caseloads surge

Countries are considering putting away their welcome mats to tourists and regional meetings are being put on hold as the coronavirus pandemic strengthens its...

UK borrowing hits record £128bn amid Covid-19 lockdown

The UK's borrowing rocketed to a record £127.9 billion (€142 billion) in the first quarter of the financial year due to soaring spending at...

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Greater Manchester faces coronavirus ultimatum

The UK government has given local leaders in Greater Manchester until midday on Tuesday to agree stringent new coronavirus controls. UK Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick...

US Justice Department files landmark legal case against Google

The US Justice Department has launched legal proceedings against Google alleging that the tech giant abused its dominance in online search and advertising to...

Lagos under curfew amid Nigeria anti-police protests

Nigerian authorities have announced a 24-hour curfew in Lagos amid mounting nationwide unrest following two weeks of widespread protests against alleged police brutality. The inspector-general...

Brexit: ‘Obvious’ both sides will compromise in trade talks, EU says

The European Union has signalled it is prepared to make compromises in order to revive trade talks with the UK – as long as...

Donald Trump attacks polls, press and Dr Fauci

An angry President Donald Trump came out swinging on Monday against Dr Anthony Fauci, the press and polls that show him trailing Democrat Joe...
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