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Britain mobilises workers from Europe to save crops

Britain turns to Europe to save its crops London, United Kingdom | AFP | To save fields of asparagus and strawberries threatened with rotting, Britain is mobilising a workforce of students, the unemployed — and workers from Europe. Little more than two months after leaving the European Union, accompanied by …

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In Britain, virus hits ethnic minorities hardest

London, United Kingdom | AFP | When Amer Awan’s father died of coronavirus, mourners congregated with little thought of social distancing. But cultural practices alone do not explain why Britain’s ethnic minorities have been hardest hit by the outbreak. “Visitors to the house… were not wearing any masks or not wearing …

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With Johnson out of action, who is running Britain?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care in hospital with coronavirus, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has stepped in — but he will not have the same power. Here are some of the key questions about who is now running Britain during this crisis. …

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COVID-19: British PM Johnson in intensive care

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care on Monday after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, prompting concern for his health and well-wishes from political friends and foes in Britain and abroad, as the country battles to control the outbreak. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab …

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TRUMP: US won’t pay Harry and Meghan security

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump said Sunday that the United States would not pay security costs for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, appearing to confirm that the royal couple have moved to live in California. They reportedly flew by private jet from Canada to Los …

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Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he is self-isolating after testing positive for COVID-19. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter, posting a video message. “I am now self-isolating, …

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COVID-19: Prince Charles tests positive

  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prince Charles, the eldest son and heir to Queen Elizabeth II, is showing mild symptoms of the new coronavirus but “otherwise remains in good health”, his office said on Wednesday. The 71-year-old is self-isolating in Scotland along with his wife Camilla, who was …

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Coronavirus: UK health minister tests positive

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MP Nadine Dorries, a minister in the health department, has tested positive for coronavirus, she said in a statement on Tuesday, raising concerns about whether senior government figures have been infected. “I can confirm I have tested positive for coronavirus… and have been …

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