Tag: United Kingdom

Royal Family announces the death of Duke of Edinburgh, Prince

Royal Family has announced the death of Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip at age 99. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning...

UK PM to announce roadmap out of strict lockdown measures | | Incredible Solutions Tech

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chart England’s path out of the COVID-19 lockdown as the government readies to ease restrictions and reopen a battered economy, aided by one of the world’s fastest vaccine rollouts. The United Kingdom has been hit hard by the pandemic, recording more than 120,000...

HSBC to move top executives from UK back to Hong Kong: Report | Incredible Solutions Tech

HSBC Holdings Plc is considering the return of some global leaders to the bank’s original hometown, reinforcing Asia’s role as its center of gravity. A cadre of senior executives is set to relocate in coming months to Hong Kong from HSBC’s Canary Wharf headquarters, say people familiar with the...

UK to challenge China at UN meeting for Xinjiang access | | Incredible Solutions Tech

UK foreign secretary will say UN needs ‘urgent and unfettered’ access to a region where some one million Uighurs are thought to have been held. The United Kingdom will call on Monday for the United Nations to be given “urgent and unfettered” access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of...

UK speeds up vaccine roll-out with lockdown easing in sight | | Incredible Solutions Tech

More than 17.5 million people, a third of UK adults, have had at least one vaccine shot since inoculations began in December. The British government has declared that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than...

G7 leaders boost COVAX support, focus on COVID recovery | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Group of Seven leaders, who control a little under half of the world’s economy, have pledged billions of dollars to COVAX, a United Nations coronavirus vaccination programme for poorer countries. US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi debuted at the G7 virtual leaders’ meeting on Friday...

Rich nations ‘hoarding’ a billion doses of excess COVID | Incredible Solutions Tech

People from poorer nations will probably be unable to get a COVID-19 vaccine this year because the world’s richest countries have bought one billion more doses than their citizens need, a new study has found, as G7 leaders indicated a willingness to share their excess doses ahead of a...

UK and Canada impose sanctions on Myanmar generals after coup | Incredible Solutions Tech

The United Kingdom and Canada have imposed sanctions on Myanmar’s ruling generals for toppling the civilian-led government, while Japan has said it agrees with the United States, India and Australia that democracy must be restored there quickly. Western countries have condemned the February 1 overthrow and detention of elected...

World first: UK to deliberately infect volunteers with COVID | | Incredible Solutions Tech

As part of a government-backed ‘human challenge’ study, up to 90 young people will be exposed to the coronavirus. The United Kingdom is set to become the first country in the world to deliberately expose volunteers to the novel coronavirus in a so-called human challenge study hoped to aid...

Electric Jaguar: UK automaker to ditch combustion engines by | Incredible Solutions Tech

The move was welcomed by United Kingdom Transport Secretary Grant Shapps as ‘a huge step for British car manufacturing’. Struggling luxury car brand Jaguar will be fully electric by 2025, the British company said Monday as it outlined a plan to phase out internal combustion engines. Jaguar Land Rover...

Bitcoin on the path to $50,000 as Wall Street’s interest grows | Incredible Solutions Tech

More companies are beginning to add services for cryptocurrencies, although the asset class remains lightly regulated and controversial among policymakers. Signs of a widening embrace across the financial services industry sent Bitcoin to new heights, with the cryptocurrency closing in on $50,000 for the first time before falling back. A...

Kent variant may be 70 percent more deadly: UK study | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Latest figures also suggest women are increasingly at risk, compared to the original, first-wave coronavirus strain. The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s...

After hitting vaccine milestone, UK eyes way out of lockdown | | Incredible Solutions Tech

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the path out of lockdown must be sensible to avoid being forced into a reversal of the relaxation of measures. Johnson’s comments on Monday came after the government reached its target to vaccinate 15 million people by the middle of this month,...

UK reaches 15m COVID jab milestone, eyes next vaccination | Incredible Solutions Tech

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hails hitting ‘significant’ occasion two months after the country embarked on the biggest vaccination programme. The United Kingdom’s government says it has met a target of offering at least a first coronavirus vaccine shot to the most vulnerable people in England by mid-February, reaching some...

There is still hope for the British left | Brexit News | Incredible Solutions Tech

It seems that a relentlessly pessimistic view of the past five years has settled among much of the left in the UK after the failure of the Corbyn project. Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci writing from his prison cell in 1929 famously coined the phrase “pessimism of the intellect, optimism...