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Britain allows forcible coronavirus quarantine under emergency powers

Britain allows forcible coronavirus quarantine under emergency powers

The British government introduced emergency powers, including forcible quarantine, on Monday in response to the ‘imminent threat’ from the novel coronavirus that has infected at least 40,000 people worldwide.

Fourth case of coronavirus found in Britain; linked to cases in France

Fourth case of coronavirus found in Britain; linked to cases in France

A fourth case of the new coronavirus has been diagnosed in Britain after a patient contracted the illness from a previously confirmed British case while in France, health officials said on Sunday.

Nine arrested in Greenpeace protest at BP in London

Nine arrested in Greenpeace protest at BP in London

British police arrested nine Greenpeace campaigners on Wednesday who blockaded BP's London headquarters with solar panels and oil barrels to mark the new boss's first day at the energy giant.

Sacked head of UN climate talks slams UK, global leadership

Sacked head of UN climate talks slams UK, global leadership

Britain's plans for a UN summit on climate change later this year are "miles off track", the sacked former head of the project warned in a leaked letter published Tuesday.

Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned

Britain and EU sketch out conflicting visions of post-Brexit trade

Britain and EU sketch out conflicting visions of post-Brexit trade

The European Union and Britain unveiled competing concepts for their future trade relations on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushing back on EU insistence ...

Britain awakes to Brexit as London and EU gear up for tough talks

Britain awakes to Brexit as London and EU gear up for tough talks

The division that defined the run-up to Britain's departure from the European Union was still evident in the country's media on Saturday, with talk turning to the future relationship with the bloc.

Last train to Europe: all aboard the Eurostar as Britain bids goodbye

Last train to Europe: all aboard the Eurostar as Britain bids goodbye

On the last train to Europe before Britain left the EU on Friday evening, passengers leaving London expressed sorrow, optimism and anger, reflecting the emotions of a nation conflicted ahead its great leap into the unknown.

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Trump, Johnson talk telecoms security ahead of Huawei decision

Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China's Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

UK steps up checks on flights from China virus centre

UK steps up checks on flights from China virus centre

Britain on Wednesday enhanced monitoring of flights from the central China city at the heart of a new SARS-like virus that has killed nine people and spread to the United States.

Man tells of using narwhal tusk to disrupt UK terror attack

Man tells of using narwhal tusk to disrupt UK terror attack

A man who used a narwhal tusk to tackle a knife-wielding attacker in London last month described on Saturday his ‘deep hurt’ at not being able to save the two people killed.

Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed Friday to "get Brexit done" after his thumping election victory cleared the way for Britain to leave the EU after years of political paralysis.