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UK lawmakers 'conga' round parliament to cast their votes

6:03am IST

LONDON Hundreds of British lawmakers spent over an hour in enormous queues through the imposing corridors and halls of the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday, casting their first ever socially-distanced votes.

UK lawmakers queue around parliamentary palace to cast votes

02 Jun 2020

LONDON, June 2 Hundreds of British lawmakers spent over an hour in kilometer-long queues through the ostentatious corridors and halls of the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday, casting their first ever socially-distanced votes.

Please queue here: UK parliament votes on ending special coronavirus measures

02 Jun 2020

LONDON British lawmakers will form a long queue snaking through parliament on Tuesday to decide whether to ditch the system of remote voting and parliament-by-videoconference that has allowed scrutiny of the government's coronavirus response.

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

UK, U.S., Australia and Canada scold China over Hong Kong law

29 May 2020

LONDON The United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada criticised China on Thursday for imposing a new security law on Hong Kong that they said would breach the 1984 Sino-British agreement on the former colony and threaten its freedoms.

"Move on" says British PM, as row over adviser Cummings persists

28 May 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain on Wednesday to move on from what he described as a "very, very frustrating episode" when his closest adviser provoked outrage for taking a long-distance drive during the coronavirus lockdown.

England's anglers cast coronavirus worries aside, return to action

18 May 2020

OXFORD, England The whoosh and splosh of fishing lines break the silence of a sunny morning on the banks of an English reservoir as dozens of anglers cast their rods in search of trout, and a few precious hours of escape from the coronavirus crisis. | Video

BoE's Bailey says Bank can help spread the cost of coronavirus - ITV

14 May 2020

LONDON The Bank of England can help spread the cost of coronavirus to society over time, Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday, adding that Britain had choices to make over whether more austerity would be needed.

BoE's Bailey says Bank can help spread the cost of coronavirus -ITV

14 May 2020

LONDON The Bank of England can help spread the cost of coronavirus to society over time, Governor Andrew Bailey said on Wednesday, adding that Britain had choices to make over whether more austerity would be needed.

UPDATE 4-Wear face coverings, UK says, as confusion surrounds lockdown easing

12 May 2020

* PM Johnson faces parliament, questions from public (Adds details)

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