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Biden is about to spend vast sums. Rishi knows inflation is a new risk
Latest London news, business, sport, showbiz and entertainment from the London Evening Standard.
London warns Italy export ban on Covid-19 vaccine to Australia 'endangers global efforts to fight virus'
London has warned Brussels that export bans on Covid-19 doses to non-EU countries threaten the global jab rollout, after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine reaching Australia.
US axes Trump-era Scotch whisky tariffs for four months in bid to resolve aircraft trade war with UK
The US said on Thursday it will suspend 25 percent tariffs on Scotch whisky and retaliatory import taxes on other UK products in a bid to resolve the two parties’ on-going transatlantic trade row due to aircraft subsidies.
EU parliament SUSPENDS Brexit deal vote after accusing UK of violating Northern Ireland protocol – reports
The European Parliament has scrubbed plans for its vote on the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU in protest against Boris Johnson’s unilateral decision to change parts of the Northern Ireland agreement, RTE reports.
WhatsApp introduces video and voice calls on desktop version
WhatsApp will be hoping the new feature rivals other such platforms that have boomed during the pandemic, such as Zoom.
International travel delays could cost the UK economy €30bn
The UK has just announced its plan for leaving lockdown - but experts are predicting huge losses to the economy if international travel is delayed any longer.
European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
Luc Rivet - As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the coronavirus, continues to loom large.
"Abuse, Guilt": Boris Johnson Drops Hint On Why He Left Journalism
Johnson, 56, has displayed a colourful, sometimes combative speaking and writing style both as a journalist and as a politician.
UK Prime Minister Under Fire for Saying Journalists Abuse People
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sparked criticism after telling children on Tuesday that journalists "are always abusing people," with a Labour lawmaker urging him to apologise and the head of the National Union of Journalists saying...
UN Security Council holds summit on climate change impact on world peace
The UN Security Council is to gather world leaders for a virtual summit to discuss the impact of global warming on world peace, an issue that divides its 15 members.
Face masks could have to be worn until end of 2022
Face masks, hand washing and one-way systems may be needed even after the entire population is vaccinated for Covid, scientists have warned.
COVID-19 infection rate plummets in England, two studies reveal
Experts welcome the drop - but say the research "lays bare unacceptable socioeconomic and ethnic inequalities within our society".
Boris Johnson tells G7 summit ‘whole world’ must be vaccinated
Boris Johnson has told the G7 there is “no point” in vaccinating individual nations if the "whole world" does not receive the jab.
‘Can you hear us Angela?’ PM asks German Chancellor to mute on G7 call
Boris Johnson was forced to intervene and ask Angela Merkel to mute herself after she interrupted him during the G7 meeting.
'A new world is rising up around us' says prime minister
******can u add a VDO please********Boris Johnson says patterns of trade and commerce are changing.
COVID-19: 'We can't return to business as usual,' says Sir Keir Starmer as he sets out post-coronavirus vision
The Labour leader says the COVID-19 crisis must prompt a bout of national soul-searching "about the country we want to be".
Sterling reaches $1.39 in best performance for three years
FTSE 100 posts biggest daily gain for over a month as investors buoyed up by vaccine and US economy hopes
What is a Covid vaccine passport? Everything we know
Could vaccination passports be the route to a summer of travel?
Johnson: US democracy strong after Trump impeachment 'kerfuffle'
Boris Johnson has insisted US democracy remains "strong", despite the "kerfuffle" over former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
Papers, please: immunity IDs are on the way
Do you remember normality? A busy diary. Holidays, parties, pubs. Who hasn’t looked back and wondered how we can return to that life which now seems so free. Sacrifices have been inevitable. After a year in and out of lockdown, are we re...
Amsterdam displaces London as Europe's top stocks centre after Brexit
Amsterdam has displaced London as Europe's biggest share trading centre after Britain left the European Union's single market, and picked up a chunk of UK derivatives business along the way, according to data published on Thursday (11 Fe...
From spy to singer, world leaders' surprising former jobs
Everyone’s got to start somewhere, even world leaders. Yet you might be surprised by the variety of first jobs held by these prolific politicians – from comedians to composers, bus drivers to bouncers. Click or scroll through to discover...
Another silly season for Nobel Peace Prize nominations
The prize’s selection process has many flaws, but it still usually manages to pick a worthy winner and is worth preserving.
Capt. Tom Moore, The 100-Year-Old Veteran Who Raised Millions For Healthcare Workers, Has Died
The beloved British veteran, who walked 100 laps around his garden to raise money for healthcare workers during the pandemic, was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday.
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