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United Kingdom trade deal comes into law, opening new era of bilateral ties

United Kingdom trade deal comes into law, opening new era of bilateral ties Fuelled partly by Brexit which many Scots oppose and partly by the poor handling of COVID-19 by Johnson's government, support for Scottish independence has risen, threatening the 300-year-old political union between England and Scotland . [Full Article...]

Chief medical officers urge colleagues to back delay of second Covid vaccination

Chief medical officers urge colleagues to back delay of second Covid vaccination Besides, while being asked to detail about the efficacy of the vaccine, an AstraZeneca spokesman said, "It is for the regulators to authorise how the vaccine should be used". 'We are hearing that vulnerable hospital doctors at high risk from Covid have been told not to turn up for their second dose and therefore will not receive full protection. [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson vows to turn United Kingdom into a science superpower after Brexit

Boris Johnson vows to turn United Kingdom into a science superpower after Brexit A former member of the European Parliament, 80-year-old Johnson was one of the first British public servants in Brussels as a member of the European Parliament and worked at the Commission. "I'm hopeful that we find other ways to rebuild ties", she said. England and Wales voted out but Scotland and Northern Ireland voted in. Under the terms of the prime minister's deal with the EU British people... [Full Article...]

India will have coronavirus vaccine within days: Dr Randeep Guleria

India will have coronavirus vaccine within days: Dr Randeep Guleria The expert panel had then recommended the SII to submit outcome of the assessment of United Kingdom regulatoe for grant of emergency use approval, the updated safety data of the Phase 2/3 clinical trial and immunogenicity data from the clinical trials in United Kingdom and India . [Full Article...]

Dow edges to record as United States stock rally resumes

Dow edges to record as United States stock rally resumes The broad-based S&P 500 added 0.1 per cent at 3,732.04, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.2 per cent to 12,870.00. In a year that marked the end of the longest bull market on record as pandemic-induced government lockdowns battered the global economy, equities stormed back, with the S&P 500 climbing more than 66 per cent from its March 23 low, resulting in the shortest be... [Full Article...]

20 states to raise minimum wages by New Year’s Day

20 states to raise minimum wages by New Year’s Day The state reports that an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 Montana workers, or about two percent of the workforce, received hourly wages less than $8.75 per hour in 2020. SeaTac's minimum will increase from $16.34 per hour to $16.57, the department says. However, the extra $166 a full-time worker will earn is unlikely to help cover a bill, said Lehto. [Full Article...]

Bitcoin hits record US$28,600 as 2020 rally powers on

Bitcoin hits record US$28,600 as 2020 rally powers on MicroStrategy has witnessed a surge of almost three times its share price since August 11, when it first acquired Bitcoin with part of its reserve cash. "While a growing institutional presence has been part of the narrative of the current bull run, we may see increased retail interest in Bitcoin as a form of digital gold", Paolo Ardoino, chief technology officer of crypto exchange Bitfinex said i... [Full Article...]

Boris Johnson's father Stanley applying for FRENCH citizenship after Brexit

Boris Johnson's father Stanley applying for FRENCH citizenship after Brexit Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which support Brexit in principle, voted against the trade deal due to concerns Northern Ireland remains tied to the European Union more closely than the rest of the UK. But he suffered a rebellion which prompted two junior shadow ministers, Helen Hayes and Tonia Antoniazzi, to announce they were resigning their posts on the Labour front bench as the... [Full Article...]


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