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REFILE-UPDATE 2-UK PM Johnson says London transport has been 'bankrupted' by its mayor

21 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 21 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the mayor of London Sadiq Khan had bankrupted the capital's transport system, as the government looked to force Khan to sell off land and cut running costs as part of a fractious financial COVID-19 bailout.

Britain puts more areas into lockdown as cases rise

16 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 16 Britain put more of northwest England into the highest COVID alert level on Friday in the face of rising case numbers as Prime Minister Boris Johnson bids to contain a second wave of infections through local measures.

EU tells Britain to give ground to secure trade deal, UK to respond Friday

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union put the onus on Britain on Thursday to compromise on their new economic partnership or stand ready for trade disruptions in less than 80 days, drawing a chilly reaction from the UK, which said it was "disappointed". | Video

Pearson's strategy pays off as COVID-19 accelerates online learning

14 Oct 2020

LONDON The outgoing boss of Pearson hailed the wisdom of his lengthy and often painful battle to rebuild the education group for a digital generation on Wednesday after COVID-19 accelerated the switch to online learning.

BA's 'Queen of the Skies' jumbos bid farewell to rainy London

08 Oct 2020

LONDON British Airways' last jumbo jets bade farewell to London on Thursday but cloud and driving rain prevented a rare synchronised dual take off for the "Queen of the Skies" which brought long-haul flights to the masses.

UK sees 66% chance of Brexit trade deal but tells EU to hurry up

07 Oct 2020

LONDON Britain said on Wednesday there was a 66% chance of a Brexit trade deal but sought to use Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deadline of Oct. 15 to hurry the bloc's negotiators towards an agreement.

UK sees 'landing zone' for Brexit trade deal but tells EU to hurry up

07 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 7 Britain's chief Brexit negotiator said on Wednesday he saw a landing zone for a trade deal with the European Union but sought to use Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deadline of Oct. 15 to hurry the bloc's negotiators towards an agreement.

Rich world could be close to normal by late 2021 if vaccine works, Bill Gates says

06 Oct 2020

LONDON Rich countries could be back to close to normal by late 2021 if a COVID-19 vaccine works, is ready soon and distributed properly at scale, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said on Tuesday.

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