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UK says it must have right to act if aerospace tariffs remain

29 Oct 2020

LONDON Britain said it must have the right to respond in kind to tariffs imposed as part of a 16-year Boeing-Airbus row, underscoring the complicated choices the country will face on major trade flashpoints after Brexit.

'Time is very short' Britain says as EU's Barnier heads to London

27 Oct 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain said on Monday that time was very short to bridge the significant remaining gaps on key issues in talks with the European Union, as EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier heads to London to continue negotiations.

UK PM Johnson says COVID trace scheme needs improvement after new low

23 Oct 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday England's test and trace scheme needed improvement after a record low proportion of contacts of positive COVID-19 cases were reached in the latest weekly figures.

UK's Sunak stumps up more cash for COVID-hit businesses

22 Oct 2020

LONDON British finance minister Rishi Sunak was forced to offer billions of pounds more of financial help on Thursday to businesses grappling with a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, which looks increasingly likely to derail the economic recovery.

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.

UK imposes tougher virus measures on Manchester after talks stall

21 Oct 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would impose tougher lockdown restrictions on the Greater Manchester region in northern England despite failing to reach a deal on funding support with local leaders.

U.S., Britain upbeat as trade talks enter new round

21 Oct 2020

LONDON The United States and Britain expressed optimism about the prospects of a trade deal on Tuesday as they launched the latest round of talks focused on goods and tariffs.

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