John Boyega Addresses Black Lives Matter Protesters in Hyde Park

Actor John Boyega addressed the thousands of protesters in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday, June 3, calling for justice in the police-involved death of George Floyd. The Star Wars actor addressed the crowd through a bullhorn, saying, “I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career … Read more John Boyega Addresses Black Lives Matter Protesters in Hyde Park

China lodges stern representations with UK over HK comments

China has lodged stern representations with the United Kingdom over its foreign secretary’s remarks on Hong Kong. Dominic Raab, on Tuesday, said that China’s crackdown poses a threat to Hong Kong’s prosperity and economy. 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 (Android): … Read more China lodges stern representations with UK over HK comments

UK scientists warn against lifting lockdown too soon

Several senior scientific advisers to the United Kingdom government have spoken publicly to say it is too soon to lift the country’s lockdown. That is even though the next stage to ease restrictions starts on Monday. They say the decision is “political”. Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more UK scientists warn against lifting lockdown too soon

AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy | The Listening Post (Full)

On The Listening Post this week: The pandemic gives big tech firms a chance to access the holy grail of datasets – your medical records. Plus, science journalists and their sources. AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy Put yourself in the shoes of the NHS, the United Kingdom’s tax-payer funded … Read more AI and our health data: A pandemic threat to our privacy | The Listening Post (Full)

UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

Coronavirus numbers in the United Kingdom may be heading lower, but charities say they are seeing a sharp rise in people needing their services. Many were already struggling to get by before the pandemic. Now, volunteers are trying to help parents with babies who cannot afford nappies, and others going days without food. Al Jazeera’s … Read more UK charity services: Volunteers see sharp rise in need for help

UK’s elderly struggle with COVID-19 isolation

While the United Kingdom continues to practise social distancing, one section of society has been struggling with the impact of isolation – the elderly. Charities are now reporting increased cases of confusion and loneliness. Al Jazeera’s Sonia Gallego reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find … Read more UK’s elderly struggle with COVID-19 isolation

European Union unveils $824bn coronavirus recovery plan

The European Commission has unveiled an ambitious economic plan to help its members recover from the coronavirus pandemic. It needs their approval to borrow $824bn from the financial markets, to be distributed as grants and loans to hard-hit countries. Al Jazeera’s Assed Baig reports from London, United Kingdom. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more European Union unveils $824bn coronavirus recovery plan

Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

In the United Kingdom, a political storm is intensifying over a top government adviser’s cross-country trip, taken while he thought he might be infected with COVID-19 and while the entire country was in lockdown. Dominic Cummings has enraged the public further with his unapologetic response to the outcry over his actions, instead justifying what he … Read more Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown

Disability support: UK charities urge the government to do more

Many people with disabilities are facing greater difficulty during the coronavirus pandemic. Charities in the United Kingdom are pressing the government for more help. They say the lockdown has increased people’s fear of isolation and many are worried they will not get the correct treatment if they become ill. Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports from … Read more Disability support: UK charities urge the government to do more

Jaywick’s fight: Community support in one of UK’s poorest towns

While towns and cities across the United Kingdom struggle with the effect of the new coronavirus, one of the poorest places is coping with the pandemic. Jaywick made international headlines when the United Nations highlighted it as an example of how the British government has failed to deal with poverty. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports … Read more Jaywick’s fight: Community support in one of UK’s poorest towns

As coronavirus ravages UK care homes, it spares one centre

At least a quarter of all the United Kingdom’s coronavirus deaths have been in care homes for the elderly. But managers in a facility for seniors on the Isle of Wright managed to buck the trend. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull reports from the Isle of Wight, the UK. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more As coronavirus ravages UK care homes, it spares one centre

Muslims Around the World Prepare to End Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Muslims from Bangladesh to the United Kingdom to the Ivory Coast are preparing for and celebrating Eid-al-Fitr, a day which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake Subscribe to … Read more Muslims Around the World Prepare to End Ramadan and Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr

Reopening England: Growing calls to protect livelihoods

The United Kingdom is slowly easing out of lockdown, but for some, it is not coming fast enough. Businesses dependent on tourism are at risk if people stay away for the summer. The challenge facing the government is protecting public health while also keeping people from falling into economic ruin. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports … Read more Reopening England: Growing calls to protect livelihoods

Scotland lockdown: First minister announces lifting restrictions

More than two weeks after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an easing of coronavirus lockdown, Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled her plan for Scotland. The first minister is implementing different measures, at a slower pace, raising questions about how united the United Kingdom really is. Al Jazeera’s Halla Mohieddeen reports from Edinburgh, Scotland. – Subscribe … Read more Scotland lockdown: First minister announces lifting restrictions