EU members are free to impose temporary bans on entry and on transporting passengers entering from non-EU countries with virus variant areas, according to a report published by The Times.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Hundreds of households in the United Kingdom's coastal cities, including those in England and Wales, were evacuated as Storm Christoph brought widespread flooding across the island nations, the emergency services said on Thursday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A major manufacturing and storage facility for the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine is under severe threat of flooding in northern Wales as Storm Christoph dumps heavy precipitation on the United Kingdom.
LONDON (Sputnik) – The UK government is refusing to grant the European Union's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Joao Vale de Almeida, the same full diplomatic status given to other ambassadors and is treating him instead as a representative of an international organisation, the BBC reported on Thursday.
Despite offering clemency to 143 individuals on his final day in office, the former president of the United States failed to pardon either the embattled WikiLeaks publisher or the exiled NSA whistleblower, proving that Trump is a "transactional person" who only supports those who can offer him something, journalist Kevin Gosztola tells Sputnik.
On Wednesday, January 20, Biden was sworn in on the steps of the Capitol building with his placed on a 127-year-old, five-inch-thick family Bible, after Kamala Harris took her oath as the first-ever female vice president.
Labour shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy accused PM Boris Johnson of launching a "culture war" over demands by Black Lives protesters for the demolition of monuments to historical figures — including Winston Churchill, who led the British resistance to Nazism, and Indian liberation leader Mohandas K Gandhi.
The latest statistical data shows that despite implementing quarantine measures, the UK has had the highest coronavirus death rate in the world over the last week. British healthcare experts have discussed the growth of coronavirus-related mortality and whether tougher lockdowns or inoculation programmes could curb the pandemic.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has suggested that the RT broadcaster's material be accompanied with online pop-ups from the Western media, namely BBC, to provide readers with alternative content.
The incoming Biden administration earlier signalled that it doesn't plan on doing a complete about-face when it comes to US policy on China, and instead plans to confront Beijing if it finds the country culpable of abusive trade practices, intellectual property theft, as well as the issue of alleged human rights violations.
According to the report, the pub firm aimed to raise roughly £93m amid the ongoing crisis which has seen pubs across Britain shutter their doors. The news comes as the United Kingdom battles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has badly hit the hospitality industry and forced some businesses to close their doors permanently.
Earlier this month, Boris Johnson told lawmakers that England's lockdown will not end with a "big bang" but will instead be a "gradual unwrapping".
Theresa May repeatedly clashed with sitting Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the Commons over the course of the Brexit negotiations, especially on the issue of Northern Ireland and the Good Friday agreement.
An error occurred earlier this month, when biometric evidence from thousands of arrest records, including fingerprints and DNA were accidentally erased in a massive software glitch.
British data analytics firm YouGov has published the results of its latest polls on the voting intentions of the British public.
The US president is expected to issue up to 100 pardons and commutations on his final full day in office this week, as supporters of the WikiLeaks publisher hold their breath.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no strangers to public attention, however, ever since they decided to step down from senior roles in the Royal Family, they've become the subject of constant media scrutiny with various experts commenting on their lifestyle.
Britain, which is now in the grip of a national coronavirus lockdown, has Europe's highest COVID-19 death toll that currently stands at more than 90,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
On 7 June 2019, Jason Mercer and Alexandru Murgeanu were killed by a lorry on the M1 motorway near Sheffield in the north of England. They were among 44 people who have been killed in the last five years on “smart motorways”.
Britain's 48-hour work week, minimum wage and other employment protections are currently under review by Boris Johnson’s Tory government, now that the Kingdom has exited the EU and finalised its deal with the trading block.