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After 'warning light', British PM halts COVID lockdown unwind

31 Jul 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England after a rise in infections amplified fears of a second deadly surge in COVID-19 cases.

Britain secures 60 million doses of Sanofi/GSK coronavirus vaccine

29 Jul 2020

LONDON/PARIS Britain has signed a deal for up to 60 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), it said on Wednesday, its latest such arrangement as the race to tame the pandemic heats up.

Johnny Depp was victim of 'abuser' Heard, court told

29 Jul 2020

LONDON Johnny Depp was the victim of invented allegations and physical violence from his former wife Amber Heard, London's High Court was told on Tuesday, the final day of the Hollywood actor's three-week libel suit against a British tabloid. | Video

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine developer cautious on 2020 roll-out

22 Jul 2020

LONDON The University of Oxford's possible COVID-19 vaccine could be rolled out by the end of the year but there is no certainty, the lead developer of the vaccine said on Tuesday. | Video

First human trial of Oxford coronavirus vaccine shows promise

21 Jul 2020

LONDON An experimental vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University against the new coronavirus produced an immune response in early-stage clinical trials, data showed on Monday, preserving hopes it could be in use by the end of the year. | Video

Britain secures 90 million possible COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer/BioNTech, Valneva

21 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain has signed deals to secure 90 million doses of two possible COVID-19 vaccines from an alliance of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech , and French group Valneva , the business ministry said on Monday. | Video

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