“There is evidence that there is an increased risk for those who have the new variant," the chief scientist said LONDON (AP) — There is some evidence that a new coronavirus variant first identified in southeast England carries a higher risk of death than the original strain, the British government’s chief scientific adviser said Friday -- though he stressed that the data is uncertain Patrick Vallance told a news conference that "there is evidence that there is an increased risk for those who have the new
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Friday they had broken up a wedding with about 150 guests in violation of COVID-19 lockdown rules, which only allow six people to attend. Weddings are currently supposed to take place only under "exceptional circumstances". However, officers found a large gathering in Stamford Hill, in north London, with the windows covered to stop people seeing inside. The organiser of the wedding could be fined up to 10,000 pounds ($13,700), and five others were issued 200-pound penalties.
LONDON — Four smugglers convicted of killing 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a container truck as it was shipped to England were sentenced Friday to between 13 and 27 years in prison. The victims, ages 15 to 44, were found in October 2019 inside a refrigerated container that had traveled by ferry from Belgium to the eastern English port of Purfleet. The migrants had paid smugglers thousands of dollars to take them on risky journeys to what they hoped would be better lives abroad. Instead, Judge
LONDON (Reuters) - Investors once again stormed into stocks last week with inflows in the last three months soaring to a record $255 billion, BofA's weekly flow data showed on Friday, as "extreme policy" led to a 77% jump in world stocks from March lows. Equities attracted $21.6 billion in the week to Wednesday, mainly driven by emerging markets. In business sectors, financials and energy gained the most as the reflation trade gathered pace on expectations of further fiscal support from the new U.S. administration
FILE PHOTO: The moon rises behind oil storage tanks in Omsk LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday, retreating further from 11-month highs hit last week, weighed down by worries that new pandemic restrictions in China will curb fuel demand in the world’s biggest oil importer. Brent crude futures fell 73 cents, or 1.3%, to $55.37 a barrel by 1501 GMT, after a 2 cent gain on Thursday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped $82 cents, or 1.5%, to $52.31, a day after slipping 18 cents.
(Source: HartEnergy.com; vasilis asvestas, pan demin/Shutterstock.com) John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own. LONDON—U.S. presidential transitions have all the elements of a great news story: people, drama, timeliness, conflict and consequences. But energy systems are mostly shaped by slower moving, impersonal, structural forces. President Joe Biden’s first executive actions after his inauguration on Jan. 20 to move quickly to tackle climate change have raised questions
Scientists from Copenhagen’s State Serum Institute found that the mutation is 36 percent more infectious than previous variants of the coronavirus. (Reuters/File Photo) Danish scientists have found mutation identified in the UK could be 36 percent more infectious, while previous estimates put it at as high as 70 percent The new strain has been identified in 60 countries worldwide LONDON: The new strain of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in the UK could be less infectious than first thought,
LONDON (Reuters) - New paperwork required to export goods out of Britain to the European Union will be fine once businesses have adapted to the new requirements, environment minister George Eustice said on Friday when asked about delays at the border. "There is a familiarisation cost there, but once people get used to it, I think it will work fine," he told Times Radio. "The bigger businesses are already coping with his paperwork." (Reporting by William James; editing by Sarah Young)
LONDON (Reuters) - New paperwork required to export goods out of Britain to the European Union will be fine once businesses have adapted to the new requirements, environment minister George Eustice said on Friday when asked about delays at the border. "There is a familiarisation cost there, but once people get used to it, I think it will work fine," he told Times Radio. "The bigger businesses are already coping with his paperwork."
Share gift link below with your friends and family. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Sign up or log in to read this article in full Already have an account? Log in. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Murray (above) said he was "gutted" that he would be unable to take part. LONDON (REUTERS) - Former world number one Andy Murray has confirmed he will not be taking
Share gift link below with your friends and family. They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Sign up or log in to read this article in full Already have an account? Log in. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Lampard is under the microscope after the club spent more than £200 million (S$360 million) to rebuild the squad. LONDON (REUTERS) - Under-fire Chelsea manager
Britain's PM Johnson holds a news conference, in London LONDON (Reuters) - There is evidence that people who tested positive for the so called 'UK variant' of COVID-19 have an increased risk, the UK's Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance said on Friday. "There is evidence that there's an increased risk for those who have the new variant, compared to the old virus," Vallance said at a news briefing, referring to data on those who test positive. "If you took ... a man in their sixties, the average risk is
WHEN it comes to building a career, there are the movers and the stayers - those who easily segue from one industry... LONDON Britain's IG said it plans to buy US trading platform tastytrade for US$1 billion, venturing into North... SINGAPORE Japanese discount store Daiso launched its Singapore website on Monday (Jan 18) to provide more choices... ZURICH Chinese splashing out on Cartier, Richemont's flagship jewellery brand, helped the world's second-biggest... TOKYO More than a dozen stores closed in Tokyo's
LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson had been expected to trumpet a rare success in the campaign against the coronavirus Friday: news that Britain had vaccinated 5.4 million people. By the end of the day, it was overtaken by a tentative finding that a new variant of the virus may be deadlier than the original. That possibility, raised by preliminary studies relying on small numbers of deaths in hard-hit hospitals, remains far from conclusive. But the prospect that the fast-spreading new variant, already known
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday the new English variant of COVID-19 may be associated with a higher level of mortality although he said evidence showed that both vaccines being used in the country are effective against it. Johnson said that the impact of the new variant, which is already known to be more transmissable, was putting the health service under “intense pressure”. “We’ve been informed today that in addition to spreading more quickly, it also now appears