Kate Holton

British retail to lose further 5,000 jobs in blow to economy

09 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain's high street faces more than 5,000 job cuts after two of its biggest names said that customers were unlikely to return to their old shopping habits after the coronavirus crisis, in the latest blow to the country's ailing economy.

China rebukes UK for 'gross interference' over Hong Kong

07 Jul 2020

LONDON China's ambassador to London accused Britain on Monday of gross interference and making irresponsible remarks over Beijing's imposition of new security legislation in Hong Kong that he said could damage future Chinese investment. | Video

UPDATE 3-China rebukes UK for "gross interference" over Hong Kong

07 Jul 2020

* He urges UK not to ban Huawei from its 5G infrastructure (Edits, adds Raab quotes)

Make a vaccine? I'm trying to teach my kids the alphabet

06 Jul 2020

LONDON/BERLIN/MILAN It's tough to do any useful work when you're stuck at home, struggling to home-school bickering kids, let alone when you're trying to produce a COVID-19 vaccine.

India's Bharti targeting collapsed satellite operator OneWeb: sources

01 Jul 2020

TOKYO/LONDON Indian conglomerate Bharti Enterprises is backing a bid for collapsed SoftBank-backed satellite operator OneWeb, two sources said, in a consortium that is supported by the British government.

UK tells telecoms to stockpile Huawei gear in face of U.S. sanctions - letter

20 Jun 2020

LONDON British security officials have told UK telecom operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment due to fears that new U.S. sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm's ability to maintain critical supplies, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103

19 Jun 2020

LONDON Vera Lynn, the singer who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and again during the coronavirus pandemic with her song "We'll Meet Again", died at the age of 103 on Thursday. | Video

Lloyd's of London to pay for 'shameful' Atlantic slave trade role

18 Jun 2020

LONDON The Lloyd's of London insurance market apologised on Thursday for its "shameful" role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and pledged to fund opportunities for black and ethnic minority people. | Video

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