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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Saudi Arabia of today is far different from the Saudi Arabia of Sept. 11, 2001. All but four of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens, and the Saudi kingdom was the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and mastermind of the attack 20 years ago. In the two decades since then, Saudi Arabia has confronted al-Qaida on its own soil, revamped its textbooks, worked to curb terror financing and partnered with the United States to counter terrorism. It wasn’t until the last five years, though, that the kingdom began backing away from the religious ideology upon which it was founded and which it espoused within and outside its borders — Wahhabism, a strict interpretation of Islam that helped spawn generations of mujahedeen. For countless numbers of people in the United States, Saudi Arabia will forever be associated with 9/11, the collapse of the World Trade Towers and the deaths of nearly 3,000 people. To this day, victims’ families are trying to hold the Saudi government accountable...
    By Benjamin Wetting | Posted on 08/30/2021 at 3:31 pm Updated on 08/31/2021 at 11:36 pm With a population of over 8.9 million, London is the largest city in the United Kingdom. But did you know the five largest cities in Great Britain after the capital? 1. Birmingham: The second most populous city in the United Kingdom has a population of approximately 1,141,400, according to the 2018 estimate. Known as the “workshop of the world” or “city of a thousand trades” during the Industrial Revolution, Birmingham is now a major economic center in the United Kingdom, but is also the fourth most visited city by tourists. 2. Glasgow: Formerly considered the “Second City of the British Empire”, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the 3rd largest city in the United Kingdom, after the capital, Edinburgh. Its population in 2011 was estimated at nearly 600,000. A coral population, but not compared to the 1,088,000 million people registered between 1931 and 1939 … a city is unfortunately losing land in terms of population. 3. Manchester: ...
    The departure of European military personnel is increasing as the evacuation deadline arrives. Photo: Jonathan Gifford / . LONDON – The British Army concluded its civilian evacuation operation from Kabul on Saturday in its “Hardest phase” before the “anguish” of not being able to remove about a thousand Afghans linked to the United Kingdom, whose lives are in danger under the Taliban regime. The Chief of Staff of the British Ministry of Defense, Nick carter, confirmed that the mission in Afghanistan is expected to close during this day, already in its last hours, and indicated that they are pending “Very few” citizen evacuation flights. “We are reaching the end of the evacuation, which will take place during the day today and then, of course, it will be necessary to remove our troops”, confirmed to the BBC. The United Kingdom troops operating in the area are not yet out of danger, according to this general, because in these final sections “Many things can go wrong.” Among them, the possibility of possible incidents of “public disorder”...
    PayPal users in the United States and the United Kingdom will be able to use this payment platform to buy, sell and store cryptocurrencies, although it has a trick that enthusiasts of these virtual currencies will not like. It is no longer strange to hear about cryptocurrencies. This virtual money has managed to find a place in the lives of many people, even those who, at first, knew absolutely nothing about this terminology. Its adaptation has been slow, but it seems that in the middle of 2021 it has already begun to bear fruit. Companies like Samsung have launched products to the market so that users can control the money they have stored in these formats The last thing that cryptocurrencies have achieved is that payment gateways that are used globally accept payments using these virtual currencies. Specifically, PayPal now supports payment using, for example, Bitcoin. It is not something new, because in October of last year we saw how they were preparing the arrival for this type of transaction. The supported cryptocurrencies, of course, will be the most popular...
    Starting this week PayPal will allow its UK users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies through the platform for the first time. Which would mark an important milestone for the company that has offered its digital asset services for less than a year. PayPal announced on Sunday that its UK customers will have access to Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash through its website and app. This announcement marks the expansion of PayPal’s cryptocurrency services beyond the United States, a service that was launched for the first time at the beginning of the year. PayPal does not charge customers for storing their cryptocurrencies in the app, but it will charge transaction fees and currency conversion. Cryptocurrencies acquired through PayPal can only be used through the application, the company reported that it is working to change that. “He has been doing very well in the United States, we hope he does well in the UK.” Said José Fernández da Ponte, general director of PayPal for Blockchain and cryptocurrencies. By offering its cryptocurrency services in the UK, PayPal could play an important...
    Today, Thursday, the United Nations (UNAMI) in Iraq condemned the Turkish airstrikes on northern Nineveh and warned of a “dangerous” escalation, not to mention Ankara. The mission said in a statement: “We are concerned about the dangerous security developments in northern Iraq, which have resulted in significant casualties and injuries in Sinjar.” “Necessary precautions should be taken during military operations, including air strikes, to minimize the impact on civilians who often experience the effects of such attacks,” he added.“It is important to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into such incidents and to hold the public accountable for the deaths and injuries,” he added.The UN mission called on all parties to exercise restraint to avoid dangerous events. On Wednesday, the Council of Iraqi National Security Councils condemned the bombing of Sinjar district over the past two days, but did not refer to Turkey. In the past two days, a Turkish plane has carried out attacks in the Sinjar district, killing a leader of the popular mobilization force and other militants in the Sinjar security force, notably “Yapsha”. ...
    What would JRR Tolkien think if he were alive to see what Amazon is doing with his Legendarium material? The British writer established the prohibition on Disney on adapting the texts of his work, would you think the same of Amazon and Jeff bezos? A few days ago it was reported that the production of the series of The Lord of the rings will be moving to New Zealand for the second season, however, it has been revealed that not everyone on the team was aware of the decision. Do not miss: The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s new book confirms LGBT relationships in Middle Earth? The series of The Lord of the rings run by Amazon is one of the most anticipated of 2022, a promise of epic fantasy that will surely place Prime Video among the most consumed. But Amazon is first a self-serving company and then a storytelling entity. According to a new Variety report, the studio did not inform staff about the move from New Zealand to the United Kingdom until 20 minutes before the news...
    . videos Florida does not stop beating records: more than 15,000 hospitalized with covid-19 Miami, Aug 10 (.) – The number of people admitted by covid-19 in Florida broke a new mark on Tuesday, reaching 15,169, which means 1,192 more hospitalized than the record of the previous day and also an increase in the pressure for health personnel and hospitals in a state that suffers like few others from the onslaught of the delta variant. The focus of the authorities continues on the Intensive Care Units (ICU), where the new wave of the pandemic has caused that today 89.77% of the available places are occupied, 47.14% of them with patients sick with covid-19. Across the United States, those hospitalized by the coronavirus today totaled 73,300, a figure of which Florida is awarded 20.7%, as well as 17.9% (3,060) of the total of 17,140 admitted to intensive care throughout the country. According to the ABC network, in the midst of this scenario, the Florida health authorities have requested the federal Administration to send 300 ventilators to replace “spent inventory” in the...
    The growth and evolution that Rivian is experiencing It reminds us a lot of the one Tesla lived. Both firms are dedicated to the same, although the market segment in which they have started has nothing to do with it. Be that as it may, the market is eager to receive new proposals that stimulate the creativity and fury of the manufacturers. Yes indeed, not everyone is prepared in the same way nor do they have the same support. If Tesla has had to look for life almost alone (except for a small investment from Daimler AG and Toyota) the Rivian boys have had it easier. Above all, because Ford has put on the table (or rather in its checking account) several investments. The largest one reached 500 million dollars and served to terminate the development of their electric base EV. Now, are thinking about its manufacture and they would like to come to Europe. The partner that would help Rivian to build the factory would be, nothing more and nothing less than, Amazon … According...
    Europeans settled UK Must apply for their permanent residency by Wednesday, June 30th. If they do not match Ted Set Status, The new status created for them and given to them if they can prove their installation in the country before 1There is January 2021, they will lose all their previousProxy. In other words: the right to live in the United Kingdom, the right to work there, the benefit of social assistance and free access to the health care system as in all other illegal activities. The British embassy lists 143,000 French people The French have apparently been affected by this deadline. For more than a decade, the French administration has estimated that London will have a population of about 300,000 “Fifth or Sixth French City” Of the world. He estimated that although 143,000 French people were registered on the British embassy list, tens of thousands of French people were not bothered to register. Requests Set level They have put an end to this myth. By the end of March, 206,910 French people had applied, including 190,330 in the UK....
    President Joe Biden landed in the United Kingdom on Wednesday, kicking off a series of meetings with European leaders at the G7 summit this weekend. Biden spoke about his priorities for the trip before leaving the United States Wednesday morning. “Strengthening the alliance and make it clear to Putin and to China that Europe and the United States are tight, and the G7 is going to move,” he said to reporters when asked about his goals for the trip. Biden will meet with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday before the G7 summit begins in Cornwall, U.K., on Friday. He will also meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Queen Elizabeth II during his trip and travel to Sweden to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since Biden took office, he has proclaimed “America is back” and ready to engage the global community of nations after former President Donald Trump famously promoted a foreign policy that favored “America first.” Trump was aggressive with Europe as part of his America First agenda — backing the populist United Kingdom referendum...
    London (CNN)The British elections that took place on Thursday were in many ways a symbolic referendum on Boris Johnson. While the results are still coming in, early signs suggest the Prime Minister can chalk this one up as a victory. Final polls going into the numerous local elections suggest that Johnson's Conservatives have held onto mayoralties in key battleground areas and will increase their share of local councils. Most symbolically, Johnson's party took Hartlepool, which has been held by the Labour party since the northern English parliamentary seat was created in 1974. It is almost unheard of for a governing party to win a by-election and especially impressive that Johnson managed to do this after his party has been in power since 2010. Much has happened since Johnson won his landslide majority in the 2019 general election. Back then, the UK was stuck in a Brexit deadlock, with no majority for anything in parliament frustrating a public clearly eager to move on. Much of Johnson's 2019 success has been attributed to the fact he had an "oven-ready" Brexit deal and...
    The British regulator of the drug said it had identified 30 cases of blood clots so far in people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine in the United Kingdom, stressing that the benefits outweighed this “very low” risk reported to more than 18 million of doses administered. The MHRA said in an online notice that, as of March 24, it had received reports of 22 cases of cerebral venous thrombosis and eight other cases of thrombosis associated with a platelet deficit, out of a total of 18.1 million doses. administered. “The risk of having this type of blood clot is very low,” she said.
    The European Union will not allow the export of the vaccine against the coronavirus of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as long as the supply quantities signed in the contracts are not covered. “As long as AstraZeneca does not fulfill its obligations, everything produced on European soil will be distributed to Europeans“, said the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, in statements to the RTL station collected by Bloomberg.” If there are surpluses, they can go to other places, “he explained. AstraZeneca has committed 70 million doses for the second quarter, Breton recalled, but for the moment it has only covered 30 percent of that figure, while it has fulfilled 100 percent of the supply committed to the United Kingdom. The EU has exported approximately 40 percent of its production, including 20 million doses that have left for the United Kingdom, he explained. The United Kingdom, on the other hand, has not exported vaccines. Breton has assured that, if it can, the EU will help the United Kingdom when it needs doses to administer the second puncture in the...
    “Thirteen million doses are awaiting quality control before being dispatched as part of Covax”, a global program that aims to provide the vaccine free of charge to the population of nearly 200 underprivileged countries to ensure equitable access to vaccination against Covid-19, exposes the Anglo-Swedish company. These doses of vaccine “were manufactured outside the European Union and transported to the Anagni plant”, which itself bottles the finished product. To these 13 million are added “16 million additional doses awaiting quality control results to be sent to Europe. Almost 10 million doses will be delivered to EU countries during the last week of March. The rest will be in April, when the doses have been approved for distribution, “adds AstraZeneca. For the pharmaceutical company, it is therefore “incorrect” to describe these doses as constituting “a stock”. “The vaccine manufacturing process is very complex and time consuming. In particular, vaccine doses must wait for quality control clearance after filling the vials.” Currently, AstraZeneca’s deliveries to the EU are mainly based on a Belgian production site, and the Swedish-British firm only delivers...
    Italian authorities discovered the stock at the Anagni plant following a report from the European Commission. UStock of 29 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine ready in Italy for export to UK, reports Italian newspaper La Stampa. According to the newspaper, Italian authorities discovered the stock at the Anagni plant following a report from the European Commission. On Wednesday, the Commission presented plans to restrict the export of vaccines if pharmaceutical companies do not deliver on time. The existence of a mega-stock in an Italian factory is therefore very sensitive, as AstraZeneca delivers less to the EU than what had been agreed. Catalent Inc.’s plant bottles vaccines. The commission, the owner of the plant and the Italian authorities have not yet confirmed the report of La Stampa. If it turns out that around 30 million vaccines are affected, that will be more than AstraZeneca has provided to the EU so far. The export of vaccines can be stopped immediately if the manufacturer still owes vaccines to the EU. Italy has blocked exports of AstraZeneca...
    The daily number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus in Kingdom–United fell to 5 pm on Monday, the weakest toll in about six months. In France, there are 344 deaths in 24 hours (figures from March 22 at 2 p.m.). Faced with the United Kingdom, France very late Regarding new Covid-19 contaminations, the British health authorities recorded 5,342 new ones, the level observed for several days. In France, yesterday at 2 p.m., Public Health France had counted 15,792 more than the day before. According to official data, some 28 million people have now received a first dose of the vaccine in the country and 2.3 million have received two doses. In France, only 6.35 million French people received the first dose of the vaccine. (with . and Santé Publique France)
    The EU exported some 10 million doses of all vaccines to the UK between February 1 and mid-March, but conversely, it received no doses produced on UK soil. Lhe European Commission will adopt on Wednesday a tightening of the export controls of anti-Covid vaccines manufactured on its soil, a measure which should target AstraZeneca and which fuels tensions with the United Kingdom without being unanimous among the 27. The European executive “will adopt a review of the transparency and authorization mechanism for exports” of vaccines, a spokesperson for the institution announced on Tuesday at a press conference. The decision, which falls within the competence of the Commission, aims to increase the EU’s vaccine supply and will be on the menu Thursday at the video conference summit of the Twenty-Seven, as the continent faces a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Commission intends to tighten the conditions for exporting doses to countries which themselves produce anti-Covid vaccines – a measure targeting the United Kingdom – but also to those whose populations are already widely vaccinated. ...
    The Government has extended this Tuesday the restrictions to arrive from Brazil or from South Africa (make a stopover in Spain), which will be valid until April 13. However, it has not done the same with the limitations to fly to Spain from the UK, which since December only allows Spanish and Andorran nationals or British residents. At the gates of Holy Week and in full alarm over the arrival of European tourists, the Government once again opens the door to arrivals from the United Kingdom. “The extension of flight restrictions continues with South Africa and Brazil, not with the UK. The situation can now be normalized in relation to the Schengen Area “, said the Government spokeswoman, Maria Jesus Montero. London is still part of the UK, even though it no longer belongs to the EU. As such, British citizens who want to come to Spain will be required to Negative PCR made with a maximum of 72 hours in advance, as in the rest of European countries. Another thing is whether the British will be able or...
    The first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League that on April 6 will face Real Madrid Y Liverpool it can be played, finally, in Valdebebas. The Government announced this Tuesday through its spokesperson, María José Montero, that Restrictions on flights from the UK are lifted, which had been maintained in recent weeks by the increasing cases of the British strain of Covid in Spain. However, the drop in incidence has allowed traffic to be restored and Madrid will play at home. In recent days, several venues had been considered for the meeting, without specifying any. That’s what happened to the Atlético de Madrid and Real Sociedad at the end of February, they had to play their matches with against Chelsea and Manchester United in Bucharest and Turin, respectively. The measure equally affects the grenade, who will face Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the Europa League on April 8. The quarterfinal return between LIverpool and Real Madrid will be held on April 14 at Anfield.
    A study found that the happiest country in the world is Finland. Denmark (2nd), Switzerland (3rd), Iceland (4th), Norway (5th) For the second year in a row, the Finland prances at the top of the ranking of the happiest countries in the world. Then come Denmark (2nd), Switzerland (3rd), Iceland (4th), Norway (5th).The France, which does not appear in the top 10, occupies the 21st place after Germany (13th), but ahead of Spain and Italy respectively 27th and 28th, reports BFMTV. Canada (14th), United Kingdom (17th), United States (19th) In this ranking, which has been funded by the United Nations since 2012, around 150 countries are mentioned. Canada occupies the 14th position, the United Kingdom (17th), the United States (19th) while Brazil is in 35th position, Japan (56th) Russia (76th) and China (84th).Still according to the same ranking, the least happy country in the world would be Afghanistan, ahead of Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Botswana and Lesotho. Happiness level survey The results of this survey on level of happiness in countries around the world are linked...
    Issued by Vanessa Arnell | On 03/18/2021 at 2:34 pm | Updated on 03/18/2021 at 2:42 pm After Wonder Art, it was another art project captured not only on the streets of London, but throughout the United Kingdom. For our greatest joy to all. You may have already noticed some of the works during a walk or when going shopping with your local merchant. Billboards have lost their original meaning to accommodate photographs, paintings, slogans and a wide variety of arts. Art comes to British billboards This project was conceived by the British advertising agency BUILDHOLLYWOOD. ” Your location or mine 43 brings together 43 artists. The latter is aptly named. “Your place or mine. Roads do not belong to anyone, they belong to all of us at once. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; A similar project has already begun on the streets of Paris British-Lebanese singer Mika last month. At a time when galleries and museums keep their doors closed, the elite nature of art no longer thanks...
    Sarah Everard, 33, was missing on March 3, 2021 as she returned home after spending the evening with friends. She had been seen by a surveillance camera at 9:30 p.m. that evening, but had not given any sign of life since. Very quickly, the London police launched a research notice on social networks, triggering a very strong online mobilization as well as the deployment of a major research device. A policeman arrested On March 9, London police arrested a police officer. The suspect, in his 40s, is part of a specialized unit, in which he was responsible for patrolling diplomatic premises, London police said in a statement. First arrested for kidnapping, he quickly became suspected of murder. A woman in her thirties is also arrested on suspicion of complicity. The day after his arrest, on March 10, a body was found in a wood in Kent, south-east of London. The police confirmed this Friday that it was indeed the body of the young woman. “The body has been found and a formal identification made. I can confirm that it...
    The United Kingdom and Germany have decided to ease health measures against the coronavirus. Reopening of schools in the UK British authorities are planning to gradually lift the country out of a third lockdown. From Monday March 8, children are allowed to return to school and from March 29, meetings with six people outside may be authorized. The government across the Channel is rather confident in its fight against Covid-19 thanks in particular to the 22 million first doses of vaccine already injected, reports Francetvinfo.fr. Shops open again In the case ofGermany, it is expected that certain restrictive measures will be lifted from Monday March 8. The German authorities plan in particular to reopen the shops. Bookshops, florists and driving schools in some Länder have already started to be operational since Monday. Critics of the too slow vaccination campaign across the Rhine fuse and have lost popularity points in Angela Merkel’s party. > See our file on the coronavirus.
    “If the United Kingdom had not left the European Union, the supply of vaccines would have taken place differently,” said the former British Prime Minister. With LéNA, discover the best of European journalism. By Stefanie Bolzen (Die Welt) Posted on 03/4/2021 at 3:32 p.m. Tony Blair, 67, left the political scene fourteen years ago. Since then, the former British Social Democratic Prime Minister has been addressing the major issues of our time. Thus, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, its Institute for Global Change issued recommendations which were implemented by the government of London. Among them, the decision to give priority to the first doses, because even the administration of a single dose of the vaccine would already immunize extensively against Covid-19. Thanks to the strategy it has put in place, the United Kingdom has already vaccinated more than 20 million people today (almost 40 times more than in Belgium).
    British health authorities announce that they have detected six cases of people infected with the Brazilian variant. While the United Kingdom has made good progress in terms of vaccinations, health authorities have announced that they have recorded six cases of people infected with Brazilian variant. The latter could be more contagious and more resistant to vaccines existing. More than 20 million people have already received a first dose of the vaccine against coronavirus at United Kingdom. “A huge national successPrime Minister Boris Johnson said on Twitter. Boris Johnson called on all Britons to receive the vaccine to fight Covid-19. “Each injection makes a difference in our battle against Covid“, he insisted. > Read also other News in the World
    The population’s support for the Covid-19 vaccine is on the rise in several countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States or even the very skeptical France, according to an international study published on Monday by the Kekst CNC firm. The study conducted in six countries (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, United States and Sweden) shows a clear upward trend everywhere compared to the end of 2020. Membership bonds in France (+ 19%), Sweden (+ 25%) Thus, in France, 59% of respondents say they are ready to receive a vaccine or have already done so against only 40% last December: + 19%. The increase is even more spectacular in Sweden, with 76% favorable responses to this question against 51% in September 2020: + 25%. But the country where the membership rate is currently the highest is the United Kingdom, with 89%. And here too, membership has seen a spectacular jump of +24% compared to last September when the rate was 65%). But lingering doubt about the effectiveness of piloting vaccination On the other hand, respondents are much more...
    On the other hand, national health networks show that more than 216 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have already been administered in the world | 02/25/2021 | ionicons-v5-c11: 06 | . | Geneva.- The World Health Organization (who) notified this Thursday 6,965 deaths global by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the lower figure since November 10, 2020, the last day on which fewer than 7,000 daily deaths were recorded. At the end of last January, record figures of more than 16,000 were reached deaths daily on the planet, and the accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic adds 2.47 million deaths (2.2 percent of the 111 million confirmed cases of COVID-19). America is the region where the most deaths for COVID-19 (1.1 million), followed by Europe (848,000), South Asia (205,000), the Middle East (142,000), Africa (71,000), and East Asia (28,000). By country, the United States has reported, according to the who, 496,000 deaths (although other sources already place the figure above half a million), Brazil 247,000, Mexico 180,000, India 156,000 and the United Kingdom 121,000. ...
    People in the United Kingdom live under one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, an Oxford observatory has found, but this appears to have had a questionable impact on health outcomes for the country, which has one of the highest known coronavirus fatality rates worldwide. The global ranking of ‘government stringency’ in responding to the coronavirus, compiled daily by the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, makes the United Kingdom out as the strictest lockdown nation in the Western world, scoring 86 out of a possible 100. Only Eritrea, Venezuela, and Lebanon score higher globally. The rating, which weighs up new public health restrictions — such as stay-at-home-orders, mask mandates, and school closures — but does not consider the effectiveness with which the rules are enforced, also sees other European nations score highly. Following the United Kingdom’s fourth-place ranking globally is the Republic of Ireland on 85 points out of 100, Germany at 83, Italy at 82, and Spain at 71. The United States is down the rankings, indicating a higher level of freedom, at 68 out of...
    Some regression of the coronavirus pandemic has been observed in Great Britain. Boris Johnson presents his plan for a “cautious” exit from the third confinement in the country. The measures will be presented to Parliament An improvement in the health situation linked to Covid-19 is noted in Britain, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson must thus reveal a plan for exiting confinement.As the newspaper reminds us The Parisian, this third isolation was introduced in early January, not only because of a rapid spread of coronavirus, but also because of the discovery of the British variant, which is highly contagious. The head of government presents the measures to parliament on the afternoon of Monday, February 22, before the televised press conference in the evening. Reopening of schools, gatherings … Through the voice of the Secretary of State for Immunization, Nadhim zahawi, the government affirmed the reopening of all English schools on March 8. At the microphone of the BBC, he explained that it is ambitious, but “it’s also prudent and data drivenOutdoor gatherings will be allowed from March...
    The United Kingdom is the most bereaved country in Europe and one of the most bereaved in the world, behind the United States, Brazil, Mexico and India. Lhe number of deaths directly due to the coronavirus has exceeded the 120,000 mark in the United Kingdom since the start of the epidemic, figures released by the British authorities showed on Saturday. In the past 24 hours, 445 deaths have been attributed to Covid-19. Since the start of the epidemic, the number of deaths has risen to 120,365, which makes the country the most bereaved in Europe and one of the most bereaved in the world, behind the United States, Brazil, Mexico and India. The country has entered for several weeks in an intense phase of vaccination which has already seen more than 17 million Britons receive their first dose, or nearly one in three adults. Barely nearly 590,000 people, however, received two doses across the Channel.
    The controversy is back. Relayed by CNN, the contract for 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccine concluded between AstraZeneca and the United Kingdom shows that the latter has been favored by the firm to the detriment of the EU. The document, although allegedly released in November by British authorities, had gone unnoticed. In January a showdown began between the EU and AstraZeneca, after the company announced delays in the delivery of doses to Europe, while, for its part, the United Kingdom continued to be supplied without a hitch. At the time, the CEO of AstraZeneca had defended that the contract with the United Kingdom had been signed three months before the European agreement, which is why he was the first served. However, the official contract, relayed by CNN this Thursday, is dated August 28, one day after the signing of the agreement with the EU. During the controversy, the British government did not want to share the content of its agreement with the American media, for “security reasons”, but CNN returned to...
    At the end of January, London began to accept applications from Hong Kongers wishing to escape Beijing’s growing grip on their city. Testimony of a father on departure. Correspondent in Hong Kong Lhen protests erupted in 2019, setting the streets of Hong Kong on fire, Jason (assumed name) stayed behind. He took part in a few large peaceful marches, but nothing more. Eighteen months later, however, he is preparing to emigrate to the United Kingdom under the aegis of a program set up by London, which entered into force on January 31. This allows holders of a BNO passport, a document issued to Hong Kong people before the handover of the port city to China in 1997, to emigrate to Great Britain and reside there for five years, after from which they can apply for British citizenship.
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    Growing fears of being exposed to variants of the coronavirus, the United Kingdom has announced a new tightening of the screws at its borders, with heavy penalties for offenders. LThe United Kingdom on Tuesday announced a new turn of the screw at its borders, with heavy penalties for violators, fearing growing fears of exposure to variants of the coronavirus potentially resistant to vaccines. Deploring nearly 113,000 deaths, the worst record in Europe, the country is afraid of compromising the massive vaccination campaign on which it expects to gradually lift in the spring the strict confinement imposed on its population. As of Monday, all travelers arriving in England will have to undergo two PCR tests, on the second and eighth days of a mandatory ten-day quarantine, Health Minister Matt Hancock told MPs. Any positive test will be subjected to genome analysis to identify a possible variant, and reset the quarantine counter, he added, saying he is working with other nations in the UK for a one-size-fits-all approach. This measure is in addition to the obligation...
    “The coronavirus vaccines will be offered free of charge to everyone living in the UK, regardless of their migration status,” a government spokesperson said. “Those who are registered with a general practice are contacted as soon as possible and we are working closely with partners and outside organizations to contact those who are not registered, and ensure they have access to the vaccine,” he added. The Home Office has access to certain data concerning patients registered with general practices under the public health service, the NHS. But the government has told NHS officials the vaccination, as well as testing and treatment for the coronavirus, would not be subject to migration status checks. The United Kingdom deplores more than 112,000 deaths from the pandemic, the heaviest toll in Europe. He launched a vast vaccination campaign involving the army and thousands of volunteers that gave a first dose to more than 12 million people.
    Deemed to be subject to the Chinese Communist Party, the Chinese public news channel in English CGTN lost its license in the United Kingdom, a measure that could further poison relations between London and Beijing. In a statement, the British media regulator explained Thursday that the broadcasting rights had been granted to the company Star China Media Limited which in reality “does not exercise editorial responsibility for the content broadcast by CGTN”. A request to transfer this license to the entity actually controlling the channel was not possible because the latter “is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party”, it is specified. “We have given CGTN a lot of time to comply with the rules”, which notably prohibit the license holder from being controlled by a political body, Ofcom detailed. “These efforts are now exhausted”, he added, deeming therefore “appropriate to revoke the license granted to CGTN to broadcast in the United Kingdom”. This decision risks further straining relations between the United Kingdom and China, already undermined by London’s condemnation of the controversial Chinese security law in Hong Kong and...
    Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, the film Contagion, released in 2011, is back in the spotlight. Lots of people have taken to watching it, so much so that it ended up among the ten most downloaded movies on iTunes in January 2020 in the United States. But obviously that’s not so surprising given that Stephen Soderbergh’s feature film tells almost exactly what we are going through, which is the appearance of a very contagious virus that affects the respiratory tract. What is more intriguing, however, is that Contagion inspired UK Health Minister Matt Hancock to set the UK’s vaccination strategy. Indeed, he explained that he was nourished by what he was going through in the film to avoid making mistakes in his country. “In the film, we see that the greatest moment of tension around the immunization program isn’t until it’s rolled out – when scientists and manufacturers are working together at a rapid pace – it’s then when it comes to establishing a priority order”, analyzed the British minister during an interview with LBC radio,...
    Dipesh Sonar and Nisha Gill speak with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his visit at the quality control laboratory of Oxford Biomedica, where batches of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are tested, in Oxford, Britain January 18, 2021.Heathcliff O'Malley | Reuters LONDON — The coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has the same level of efficiency against the Covid variant first discovered in the U.K. compared to previous variants, according to new data Friday. The variant, known as B.1.1.7, has an unusually high number of mutations and is associated with a more efficient and rapid transmission. There is also some evidence this Covid variant could be more deadly than the original strain. "Data from our trials of the ChAdOx1 vaccine in the United Kingdom indicate that the vaccine not only protects against the original pandemic virus, but also protects against the novel variant, B.1.1.7, which caused the surge in disease from the end of 2020 across the UK," Andrew Pollard, chief investigator on the Oxford vaccine trial, said in an announcement Friday.VIDEO3:3203:32Walgreens sr. vp on plan for vaccines...
    BEIJING (Reuters) - In the past year the United Kingdom expelled three Chinese spies who were in the country on journalism visas, according to a report by The Telegraph newspaper on Thursday. The report, which has not been independently verified by Reuters and cites a UK government source, says that three intelligence officers for China's Ministry of State Security purported to work for three different Chinese media agencies. "Their true identities were uncovered by MI5 and they have since been forced to return to China," said the report, referring to the UK's domestic security services. Also on Thursday, Britain's media regulator revoked a Chinese TV licence after it concluded that the Chinese Communist Party had ultimate editorial responsibility for the channel. (Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Michael Perry) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United Kingdom, Europe
    The balance of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom has been updated this Friday with 55,761 cases and 1,280 more deathsFigures that are still close to the maximum levels recorded this month, but in which a slight effect of the containment measures adopted in recent weeks is beginning to be seen. The British Ministry of Health, which updates the data daily, has registered 3,316,019 cases and 87,295 deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. More than 37,000 patients remain admitted to hospitals, about 3,600 of them with assisted respiration. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed this week for caution, but acknowledged that it was beginning to be seen some sign of improvement in contagion data. The growth rate of the virus is still between 1.2 and 1.3 at the national level, but in the case of the capital, where the restrictions were imposed before, the figure falls to between 0.9 and 1.3. However, it will still take weeks before hospital pressure can be relieved and the government fears that the data will continue to worsen...
    The United Kingdom is hard hit by a second wave of the epidemic, the virulence of which is attributed to a variant of the new coronavirus identified in the country. LThe United Kingdom announced on Friday that it would impose as of Monday, in addition to a negative test for Covid-19, a quarantine on all travelers arriving from abroad, ending the exemptions granted to certain countries, to avoid contaminations by the new variants. Variant of the novel coronavirus The UK is hit hard by a second wave of the epidemic, the virulence of which is attributed to a variant of the novel coronavirus identified in the country, and the government is trying to stem this surge of cases through vaccination. More than 3.2 million people have already received a first dose of the vaccine. After having already announced that a negative test would be mandatory from Monday for arrivals from abroad, the government announced on Friday to end on the same date the quarantine exemptions granted to countries with low rates of contamination, such as...
    For the time being, vaccination strategies are rather similar: priority is first given to the elderly and nursing staff. But the results are very heterogeneous: this is how to summarize the current race for vaccination in Europe. All European states are very far from the situation of Israel, which claims to be able to have injected two doses of vaccines to 20% of its population by the end of January. As a reminder, two vaccines are currently authorized in the European Union, those of Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. Enough to vaccinate 380 million Europeans, or 80% of the population, according to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. And AstraZeneca / Oxford’s vaccine could soon enter the European market. In fact, at least 3.06 million inhabitants of the European Union have received a first dose of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine, or 0.68% of the total population, according to an . count. Overview of the good and bad European pupils in terms of vaccination. Read also: Anti-Covid vaccination: no collective immunity in 2021, regrets the WHO United Kingdom, Denmark, Italy: top three Few...
    A person gestures towards a sign with a public health information message, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as new restrictions come into force, in London, Britain, December 20, 2020.Toby Melville | Reuters The first case of a new and potentially more infectious strain of Covid-19 has been confirmed in the United States, Colorado health officials said Tuesday. Colorado State Laboratory confirmed and notified the Center for Disease Control of the case. The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation in Elbert County and has no travel history."There is a lot we don't know about this new Covid-19 variant, but scientists in the United Kingdom are warning the world that it is significantly more contagious. The health and safety of Coloradans is our top priority and we will closely monitor this case, as well as all COVID-19 indicators, very closely. We are working to prevent spread and contain the virus at all levels," Colorado Governor Jared Polis said Tuesday."I want to thank our scientists and dedicated medical professionals for their swift work and...
    No more flights, ferry lines blocked, channel tunnel stopped. Many French people rushed to the London station last night to catch the last Eurostars. But for others it is too late. They are now Stuck on the other side of the channel. This Parisian had come to the English capital for a few days For a job interview. “I’m very interested, very stressed, because I have no information. I know I ‘m the only one. Entry into French territory is prohibited, That’s all I know. I didn’t even know how I was going to manage my accommodation How will I continue to live here. I’m not home, “she said. The latter appeals to Madiknon, who issued a statement describing his thoughts on foreigners Return to vacation in France. “I’m a French woman who’s been there for a while, who’s been controlling me, who’s following all the rules of England. She asks herself. Check back soon RDL Guest, Gabriel Atoll justified this decision : “We have suspended all border crossings for 48 hours, he continues, effective time for European integration and...
    A new “out of control” variant of the corona virus in the British region was discovered on Sunday, prompting several countries, including Germany, France, Turkey and Israel, to suspend ties with the United Kingdom, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a crisis meeting on Monday. The German government announced on Sunday evening that EU experts have come to the conclusion that the current vaccines against Covid 19 are working against this new pressure. “From all that we know at the moment, and from the following discussions between experts of the European authorities, the new variant will have no impact on vaccines,” said Jens Spann, the EU’s acting health minister, on television. Germany’s decision to sever ties with the United Kingdom, which currently only considers aircraft and is fully acceptable to the European Union, should be formalized in the coming hours, “a government source told AFP, adding that European countries were discussing the joint response on maritime, rail and road links in parallel. France, for its part, has suspended all travel by people from the United Kingdom for 48 hours...
    A video circulating from the United Kingdom shows a bus passenger kicking a teenage girl in the head for not wearing a face mask. “I’m not being racist, but the virus is more common in black and Asians. Put your f--- mask on!” the man in the video told the girl before the incident became physical. “Why do I have to come on the bus and put up with you sitting next to us with no mask on!” a woman with the man added. “You’re spreading, you’re spreading it around people.” “It’s lucky you’re 16, or I would knock you out!” the woman said. As the two people moved to get off the bus, the man kicked the teenage girl in the head, prompting another man to tackle him. The incident unfolded in the city of Birmingham, England, last week. “What the f--- are you doing?” he shouted. “You piece of shit! I will murder you!” The man who attacked the aggressor then leveled a blow to his head. “We have spoken to the...
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