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British Parliament decides to debate atrocities against Uyghurs in China

London: The British Parliament has decided to debate on Monday the  atrocities against Uyghur Muslims in China, media reports said.

Britain insists it will go ahead with law-breaking bill linked to Brexit

London/Xinhua: The British government put itself on a potential collision course with Brussels on Tuesday after rejecting calls by the European Union (EU) to withdraw parts of a controversial bill that will break international law.

UK to roll out new 90-minute Covid-19 test

London: The UK government plans to facilitate hospitals, care homes and laboratories with quick testing kits able to detect the novel coronavirus disease within 90 minutes, to help the country deal with the pandemic better in the coming months.

China slams Britain for suspending extradition pact with Hong Kong

Beijing/UNI:  China on Tuesday came down heavily on Britain for its decision to suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong.

Chinese tech giant Huawei's 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

London/UNI: The British government on Wednesday banned UK's mobile providers from buying new 5G equipment from Huawei after 31 December, and they were also ordered to remove all the Chinese firm's 5G kit from their networks by 2027.

Britain must act against China's intention to destroy Hong Kong's autonomy: UK MP Stewart McDonald

London: United Kingdom MP Stewart McDonald has asked the UK government to act against the Chinese government's intention to destroy  Hong Kong’s autonomy.

COVID-19: Britain may take harder stance against China

London: The British government's mollifying stance on China is likely to harden in the coming months once the immediate concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak are dealt with, media reports said.

France, Britain to trial COVID-19 tracing apps next week

Paris/Xinhua/UNI:  France will test its "StopCOVID" contact tracing app in the week of May 11 when the country starts to ease lockdown measures, Minister for Digital Affairs Cedric O said on Sunday.

British lawmakers to probe advisers who help China target British businesses

London/IBNS: British lawmakers have called for a probe against the political figures and advisers who profit by helping the Chinese government to target British businesses.

5G: British politician sceptical about UK accepting Chinese COVID-19 aid

London/IBNS: British politician and broadcaster Nigel Paul Farage feels that accepting COVID-19 aid from China may lead Beijing having a hand in UK's 5G network.

Britain's Houses of Parliament close door to tourists

London/Xinhua: Britain's Houses of Parliament were closed to visitors and tourists on Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Got a new Brexit deal: Boris Johnson; DUP differs

London/Brussels: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson informed a Brexit deal has been struck between the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) as the talks were going on in Brussels. However, the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who are concerned over the Brexit deal cutting off Northern Ireland  from Britain in customs and regulatory terms, said they continued to oppose it.

Britons take part in European Parliament elections

London, May 23 (Xinhua/UNI) Voters in Britain were heading to the polling stations on Thursday morning for the European Parliament elections.

British Steel enters insolvency endangering 5K jobs

London, May 22 (UNI) British Steel has been placed in compulsory liquidation, putting 5,000 jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 in the supply chain. The move follows a breakdown in rescue talks between the government and the company's owner, Greybull, said a BBC News report on Wednesday.

British PM asks EU to postpone Brexit date until June 30

London, Apr 5 (Xinhua/UNI) British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to the European Union (EU) on Friday to request a further delay of Brexit date until June 30.