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China's ByteDance to consider international HQ for TikTok, outside U.S.

03 Aug 2020

LONDON Chinese tech company ByteDance said on Monday it was considering moving the headquarters of its TikTok video sharing platform overseas, following a British media report that the unit could relocate to London.

UK COVID-19 infections rise as ministers fret over second wave in Europe

31 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain reported its highest number of new COVID-19 infections in more than a month on Thursday, as ministers fretted about a second wave of cases in Europe and warned more quarantine restrictions were possible.

Britain's leader seeks TV face to 'communicate with nation'

29 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain is advertising for a skilled communicator to front newly-televised government media briefings - a job billed as "speaking to the nation" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

UK government failed to find out whether Russia meddled in Brexit vote - report

22 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain's government failed to find out whether Russia meddled in the 2016 referendum on membership of the EU, a parliamentary report released on Tuesday said, saying the intelligence services should investigate and make their findings public. | Video

UK suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty, stoking China tensions

21 Jul 2020

LONDON Britain announced on Monday it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in an escalation of a dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colony. | Video

Britain eyes normal life by Christmas, but preparing for second COVID-19 wave

17 Jul 2020

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped Britain could return to normality before Christmas, setting out a phased removal of lockdown restrictions, but warned the country still needed to prepare for the worst. | Video

Russia trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, say UK, U.S. and Canada

17 Jul 2020

LONDON/OTTAWA Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday. | Video

UPDATE 3-Britain eyes normal life by Christmas, but preparing for second COVID-19 wave

17 Jul 2020

* Govt to drop 'work at home' guidance, give employers discretion

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