BR Shetty and the Missing Millions | Al Jazeera World

This is a story of a financial scandal, of fortunes won and lost and political collusion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that goes right to the heart of Emirati business and politics. At the centre of it is a self-made Indian billionaire – Dr BR Shetty. As founder of New Medical Centre Health (NMC), … Read more BR Shetty and the Missing Millions | Al Jazeera World

Ambassador to UK: Banning Huawei is rejecting opportunities

The controversy over TikTok comes after the UK bowed to U.S. pressure and ordered telecommunications networks to remove Huawei technology. Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming said the issue has been politicized and the UK will lose out. He had written an article after the ban, saying rejecting Huawei means rejecting opportunities. Subscribe … Read more Ambassador to UK: Banning Huawei is rejecting opportunities

Coronavirus: UK to roll out millions of 90-minute ‘rapid tests’

With several countries racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization is downplaying expectations. Its head says there may never be a “silver bullet” that eradicates the virus – and that testing and containment efforts are still our best defence. The United Kingdom, meanwhile, has just announced tests that can provide a result … Read more Coronavirus: UK to roll out millions of 90-minute ‘rapid tests’

Troubles in a post-lockdown United Kingdom

Serious public disorder could ‘overwhelm all attempts’ to control the coronavirus and ‘catastrophically’ undermine the government’s recovery plans, scientists advising ministers have warned. A paper written by a Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) sub-committee, and considered by SAGE itself on 2 July, said the current “volatile and highly complex situation” means Britain will face … Read more Troubles in a post-lockdown United Kingdom

Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

Mexico has overtaken the United Kingdom as the country with the world’s third-highest coronavirus death toll – more than 46,600. On Friday, a multibillion-dollar agreement with the United Nations was announced to buy medical equipment and supplies. Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo has more from Mexico City. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Mexico death toll overtakes UK as third-highest in the world

Should Britain pay reparations for its part in the slave trade? | Counting the Cost

The toppling of slave owner Edward Colston’s statue amid the Black Lives Matter protests has raised some uncomfortable questions about the United Kingdom’s role in the slave trade. The transportation of more than a million Africans as part of the triangle trade helped build the British economy. Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of … Read more Should Britain pay reparations for its part in the slave trade? | Counting the Cost

China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei

China has warned the United Kingdom: “You’re either with us or against us.” The country’s ambassador in London says disagreements over Hong Kong and Huawei have poisoned relations. But he did not specify how China could make life difficult for the UK. Al Jazeera’s Rory Challands reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei

China says UK has ‘poisoned’ relations

China blamed the United Kingdom on Thursday for deteriorating ties after Prime Minister Boris Johnson slapped a 5G ban on Huawei, accusing London of poisoning the relationship by meddling in Hong Kong’s affairs. The country’s ambassador to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, told reporters that the actions of the UK, including questions over alleged rights abuses … Read more China says UK has ‘poisoned’ relations

Ambassador urges UK to live up to promises of building positive, constructive relationship

Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom Liu Xiaoming held a virtual news conference on bilateral relations. He says there has been a major change in the UK’s perception and definition of China. #Huawei #HongKong #UK Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play … Read more Ambassador urges UK to live up to promises of building positive, constructive relationship

UK fishing rights in focus as no-deal Brexit likely

A so-called no-deal Brexit, meaning the United Kingdom parting company completely with the European Union without any trade deal, is looking increasingly likely. Time is running out for the EU and the UK to agree to any sort of framework for a Brexit trade deal before the end of the year. Nothing is more polarising … Read more UK fishing rights in focus as no-deal Brexit likely

Inside Family Law: Fathers in adoption proceedings

Dr Brian Sloan, University of Cambridge. The “Inside Family Law” Project is jointly organised by Claire Fenton-Glynn (University of Cambridge) and Leanne Smith (University of Exeter). The aim of the project is to provide viewers with a deeper understanding of central issues in family law, as explained by experts from universities across the United Kingdom. … Read more Inside Family Law: Fathers in adoption proceedings

Lancet editor links U.S. view as ‘greatest country in the world’ to coronavirus downfall

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of a United Kingdom-based medical journal called The Lancet, tied the U.S. view of itself to the shortcomings in its coronavirus outbreak handling. Read more: https://wapo.st/2XaJLol. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Coronavirus pandemic: UK to quarantine travellers from Spain

A rise in COVID-19 infections in Spain drives up fears of a resurgence in Europe. The United Kingdom is reimposing a 14-day quarantine rule on travellers returning from Spain. Infections have tripled there in the past two weeks, with Catalonia emerging as a new hotspot. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports. – Subscribe to our channel: … Read more Coronavirus pandemic: UK to quarantine travellers from Spain

UK: Millions miss cancer screening and treatment due to COVID-19

In the United Kingdom, about two million people are waiting for cancer screenings or treatment. Waiting lists have been getting longer as the public health service prioritised COVID-19. Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: … Read more UK: Millions miss cancer screening and treatment due to COVID-19