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Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103

Fri, 19 Jun 2020 - 09:46 GMT

Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic with her song “We’ll Meet Again”, died at the age of 103 on Thursday.

One-fifth of Britain's coronavirus patients were infected in hospitals: Telegraph

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 09:40 GMT

About one in five of Britain’s patients with COVID-19 caught the disease while in hospital, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported, citing papers by government scientists.

Boris Johnson to release lockdown details as Raab adds to confusion over new rules

Mon, 11 May 2020 - 11:38 GMT

The prime minister’s announcement of his "first sketch of a road map" for restarting the economy and social lives in England was criticized as "vague" and "indecisive".

UK royal Archie celebrates first birthday with story from mum Meghan

Thu, 07 May 2020 - 10:12 GMT

Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Britain’s Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan, celebrated his first birthday on Wednesday.

UK deaths from coronavirus pass 26,000

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 - 08:16 GMT

The foreign secretary said this did not represent "a sudden surge", as the figure includes deaths since 2 March, Sky news reported.

UK at 'dangerous' stage, no lockdown exit strategy in sight

Sun, 26 Apr 2020 - 10:31 GMT

Britain’s stand-in leader resisted pressure on Sunday to explain how the government plans to ease a coronavirus lockdown that has been in place for a month.

PM Johnson says he owes medics his life as alarm grows over soaring UK death toll

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 11:16 GMT

Johnson said he owed his life to hospital staff, in his first comments since leaving intensive care for coronavirus treatment.

UK PM Johnson 'clinically stable' in intensive care battling COVID-19

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 - 02:14 GMT

Johnson was “clinically stable” in intensive care on Wednesday and responding to treatment for COVID-19 complications, amid questions about how key coronavirus crisis decisions would be made in his absence.

President Sisi wishes Boris Johnson speedy recovery

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 - 11:30 GMT

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Tuesday expressed best wishes for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who contracted coronavirus.

Man quarantined on Japan cruise ship 1st Briton to die from coronavirus

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 03:35 GMT

A British man has died after being infected with coronavirus while in quarantine in Japan on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, Sky News quoted the Japanese health ministry as saying.

Sharm El-Sheikh receives 2 UK flights after four-year halt

Mon, 17 Feb 2020 - 08:58 GMT

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport on Sunday received two TUI flights coming from the UK, for the first time after four-year halt.

British MPs call for Muslim Brotherhood designation as a terrorist

Mon, 10 Feb 2020 - 07:35 GMT

Members of the British house of representatives called Sunday to designate the Muslim Brotherhood group as a terrorist entity.

More Britons to be evacuated from Wuhan, China Sunday: Liverpool Echo

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 - 10:05 GMT

"Tomorrow, we will be receiving an additional group of citizens from Wuhan,” the Liverpool Echo newspaper quoted the chief executive of Arrowe Park hospital.

Let us keep our aid cash, EU's poorer nations tell bloc leaders

Sun, 02 Feb 2020 - 04:58 GMT

The proposals to cut the funds made blood boil among the poorer EU nations, creating an impasse as the next long-term budget is being prepared.

London-Paris train delays? Not Brexit, but track problems

Sat, 01 Feb 2020 - 02:26 GMT

Passengers on the first trains between London and Paris after Britain left the European Union faced lengthy delays on Saturday.

Britain hails new start as it says farewell to EU

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 - 04:42 GMT

At the clocks strike 11:00 pm, Britain becomes the first country to leave the 28-member bloc and goes it alone for the first time since 1973.

GlaxoSmithKline signs agreement to invest £5M in Egypt

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 - 02:08 GMT

This agreement is to rehabilitate two existing production lines at the company’s plant.

CIB signs $100M MoU with British institution CDC

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 02:18 GMT

The memorandum of understanding is signed by Chairman of CIB Hisham Ezz al-Arab and CEO of the Institutional Sector of CIB Omar al-Janini.

UK-Africa Investment Summit kicks off Monday

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 - 10:18 GMT

The summit will witness a speech by President Sisi and Prime Minister Johnson.

Meghan's father accuses daughter of 'cheapening' UK's royal family

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 - 11:47 GMT

Markle, who is estranged from his daughter, told Channel 5 news in a documentary that he believed Meghan, 38, was tossing away “every girl’s dream”.

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