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Russia hails Assad's 'decisive' poll victory
World

Russia hails Assad's 'decisive' poll victory

  • On the eve of the election, the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Italy said the poll was "neither free nor fair", and Syria's fragmented opposition has called it a "farce".
Published 28 May, 2021 04:24pm
UK reports slight rise in daily COVID cases to 2,672
World

UK reports slight rise in daily COVID cases to 2,672

  • A further 30 people were reported as having died within 28 days of a positive test for COVID-19, meaning there were 211 deaths between April 9 and 15, a fall of 2.3% compared with the previous seven days.
Published 15 Apr, 2021 08:24pm
Sterling steadies vs dollar, euro after profit-taking knock
Markets

Sterling steadies vs dollar, euro after profit-taking knock

  • The pound fell 1.2% against the dollar and 1.7% against the euro between Tuesday and Wednesday as investors took cash off the table after a strong first quarter for the British currency.
  • Sterling's pullback was "exaggerated," ING analysts wrote, adding that they were "constructive" on the pound, citing Britain's relatively fast COVID-19 vaccine programme.
Published 08 Apr, 2021 08:52pm
UK doesn't have vaccine surplus to share
World

UK doesn't have vaccine surplus to share

  • "Our first priority is to protect the British public, and the vaccine rollout is continuing to that end," the spokesman told reporters. "We don't currently have a surplus of vaccines, but we will consider how they are best allocated as they become available."
Published 29 Mar, 2021 07:05pm
UK offers tax relief to more companies with 1.5bn-pound plan
World

UK offers tax relief to more companies with 1.5bn-pound plan

  • The move comes on top of the 16 billion pounds in business rates relief already paid to or earmarked for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.
  • By providing more targeted support than the business rates appeals system, our approach will help protect and support jobs in businesses across the country.
Updated 25 Mar, 2021 07:31pm