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Fans might return to stadiums in England in October

London, UK | XINHUA | Fans could return to stadiums in England in October if pilot events go well, announced the British government on Friday. All mass gatherings have been suspended here since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic before snooker, football, cricket and a few elite sport events resumed …

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Going back to austerity “will be a mistake”: UK PM

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Monday of bumpy times ahead amid a looming recession in Britain, but insisted there would be no return to austerity in the country. In a broadcast interview on the Times Radio newly launched in London, Johnson said he was …

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Macron visits Britain to mark wartime anniversary

Paris, France | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron travels to Britain on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hugely symbolic visit and his first foreign trip since the coronavirus pandemic began. Macron’s visit will mark 80 years since exiled wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle made his …

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Rashford 1 UK govt 0: footballer forces change on child poverty

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s government on Tuesday bowed to demands by Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford to change its policy on free school meals for the poorest children, amid growing concerns about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on low-income families. The England international drew on his own experience of growing up …

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Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

Paris, France | AFP | Thousands marched in cities around the world for a second week of rallies Saturday to support the US Black Lives Matter movement, but also to highlight racism and police brutality in their own countries. There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in …

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UK PM defends history in statue row, as fears grow over protests

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been “hijacked by extremists”, as fears mounted about clashes between activists and far-right groups. In London, authorities boarded up several statues, including one of World War II leader Winston Churchill, …

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UK’s Johnson says will not ignore anger over racial injustice

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged the “cold reality” behind angry protests against racial injustice, but warned he would not tolerate violence or the breaking of coronavirus distancing laws. Demonstrations have broken out across Britain following the death of George Floyd in the United …

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UK anger at toppled slave trader statue but few want it back

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British politicians on Monday condemned the destruction of a statue to a leading slave trader during an anti-racism protest, but a leading heritage body said there was no need to reinstate it. Demonstrators pulled down the 18-foot (5.5-metre) bronze monument to Edward Colston in the …

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