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'Often mistrusted': UK stats watchdog criticises COVID-19 test data

02 Jun 2020

LONDON Britain's statistics watchdog chided the government on Tuesday for publishing data on coronavirus tests that it said were "far from complete and comprehensible".

'Often mistrusted': stats watchdog criticises UK COVID-19 test data

02 Jun 2020

LONDON Britain's statistics watchdog chided the government on Tuesday for publishing data on coronavirus tests that it said were often mistrusted and "far from complete and comprehensible".

UK COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows

02 Jun 2020

LONDON The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll neared 50,000 on Tuesday, confirming its place as one of the worst hit countries in the world just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to ease the stringent novel coronavirus outbreak.

UK COVID-19 death toll rises to nearly 50,000, Reuters tally shows

02 Jun 2020

LONDON The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll neared 50,000 on Tuesday, confirming its place as one of the worst hit countries in the world just as Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to ease the stringent novel coronavirus outbreak.

UK's Johnson eases lockdown as furore over aide rumbles on

29 May 2020

LONDON The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain's population, Boris Johnson announced on Thursday, as a row persisted over the prime minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown. | Video

Musicians in lockdown rage against industry machine

28 May 2020

LONDON Lockdown bans on live performances have left many British musicians on the breadline, fuelling a campaign for them to get a bigger share of the profits from streaming their songs online. | Video

UK workers covered by coronavirus wage subsidy hit 8.4 million

27 May 2020

LONDON Some 8.4 million employees in Britain are covered by a state wage subsidy scheme for temporarily laid-off workers, up 400,000 from last week, finance minister Rishi Sunak said as he prepares to tell companies how they will share some of the cost.

UK COVID-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on PM Johnson

26 May 2020

LONDON The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson.

UK COVID-19 death toll tops 47,000 as pressure heaps on PM Johnson

26 May 2020

LONDON The United Kingdom's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 47,000 on Tuesday, a dire human cost that could define the premiership of Boris Johnson.

BoE's Bailey re-thinking sub-zero rates, but says reviews are mixed

20 May 2020

LONDON Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said he was less opposed to negative interest rates than before the coronavirus crisis escalated, but that there were "mixed reviews" about how well they had worked for other central banks.

World News

Trump pushes military solution to unrest in U.S. cities

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said U.S. troops should take to the streets of New York City, while elsewhere five officers were shot and wounded, as police clashed with crowds nationwide protesting the killing of an unarmed black man.