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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron will most likely talk about the global fight against the novel coronavirus and Britain’s future relationship with the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Shows including “Hamilton” and “Les Miserables” will not return to the London stage until 2021, producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Wednesday, blaming uncertainty over when the British government would lift social distancing measures. FILE PHOTO: Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the film “Les Miserables”, which is a best picture Oscar nominee, arrives at
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Workers remove the protective boards around the Winston Churchill statue in Westminster, in London, Britain, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Workmen began removing protective hoarding around a statue of Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill on Wednesday ahead of a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron, after the monument was covered up during
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FILE PHOTO: Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 11, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s health minister on Wednesday hailed the use of a steroid called dexamethasone for treating coronavirus patients
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian media magnate Alexander Lebedev said he planned to launch an online Russian-language edition of British newspaper The Independent starting this month, Russia’s RBC media portal reported on Tuesday. Lebedev, the financial backer of The Independent and London’s Evening Standard newspaper, provided no specific date for the launch. The editor overseeing the
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Patrick Hutchinson, a protester, carries a suspected far-right counter-protester who was injured, to safety, near Waterloo station during a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, in London, Britain, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez LONDON (Reuters) – The instincts of the Black Lives Matter protester who emerged from
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A visitor looks at penguins swimming, at the London Zoo on the first day of its reopening since lockdown restrictions ease, during the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in London, Britain, June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – London Zoo reopened to only a fraction of the normal number of visitors on Monday
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LONDON (Reuters) – Fights broke out between rival groups and police outside London’s Waterloo station on Saturday, with missiles and fireworks thrown, a Reuters witness reported. A huge cry of “EDL”, which stands for the far-right English Defence League, went up and then demonstrators charged towards the station before police arrived in greater numbers and
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned “racist thuggery” after far-right protesters clashed in London on Saturday with anti-racist demonstrators and police trying to keep the two sides apart. Fights broke out between groups outside Waterloo station, with fireworks thrown before police cordoned off areas. On a nearby bridge, stones were lobbed at
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FILE PHOTO: Head teacher Polly Goodson and Deputy Head Claire Cowgill measure out social distancing lines at the entrance to St Anne’s CE primary school as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Sale, Britain, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is working with Education Minister
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scuffles broke out in London on Saturday between far-right activists, Black Lives Matter protesters and police trying to keep the two sides apart. In Trafalgar Square and surrounding avenues, small bands of protesters jostled, tossed bottles and cans and set off fireworks as riot police with dogs and horses lined up. Far-right
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A demonstrator speaks with counter-protesters ahead of a Black Lives Matter protest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, in London, Britain, June 13, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – London’s mayor called on people to stay away from central London on Saturday as the capital prepared for potential confrontation between anti-racism
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 10, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a cabinet backlash over plans to suspend Sunday trading laws,
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 10, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was “absurd and shameful” that a statue
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A social distancing sign is seen in Oxford Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville (Reuters) – An unpublished British government report said that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in Britain should be given targeted health advice in the event of a second wave
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Justice Secretary Robert Buckland leaves after attending a meeting to address the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, at Cabinet Office in London, Britain March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson (Reuters) – British courts are preparing to fast-track prosecutions for the Black Lives Matter protests, as justice secretary Robert Buckland has told magistrates
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