Britain has backed a $546 million Rolls-Royce funding round to develop the country's first small modular nuclear reactor, in a drive to reach net zero carbon emissions and promote new technology with export potential. Hitting this goal by 2050 will require a huge increase in low-carbon power generation such as wind, solar and nuclear, but while large-scale new nuclear projects have struggled for funding, Britain is now banking on smaller versions.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday the government took accusations of corruption very seriously and would hold lawmakers to account, but added that the process of investigating politicians needed to be changed.
Britain on Thursday (November 4) granted conditional authorization for Drugmaker Merck's COVID-19 pill, molnupiravir, the first pill shown to successfully treat COVID-19. It reduced hospitalizations, and deaths by around 50% in people severely infected with the coronavirus, according to interim clinical trial results announced on October 1. Due to the strong positive results, the Phase 3 trial is being stopped early at the recommendation of an independent group of medical advisers.
Londoners react to news of Britain's Queen Elizabeth being hospitalised
The blaze continues to rage close to a popular Costa del Sol resort, fanned by strong winds and late summer temperatures. Emma Raducanu, who won the US Open tennis final as a qualifier, has been hailed as the new queen of British sport. The 18-year-old is the country's first women's Grand Slam singles champion since 1977.
In rare public criticism of the UK'S NATO ally, the British government has called the US move to withdraw from Afghanistan "a mistake" because the country "is heading towards civil war."
Beach huts are a peculiarly British passion. Designed to shield holidaymakers from fair weather or foul, as well as offering the perfect spot to make a cup of tea, the cabins have shot up in popularity during the Coronavirus pandemic, with most overseas travel curtailed, and at Walton on the Naze a beach hut in which overnight stays are not allowed can fetch up to 40,000 pounds (46,000 euros). Two beach hut lovers explain their allure.
Australia and the UK have signed a free trade deal as Britain seeks to find alternative markets in the wake of Brexit. The deal was hailed by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as "a new dawn" in relations.
Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday led Britain in a one-minute's silence in memory of her late husband, Prince Philip, as she bid him a final farewell at a funeral restricted by coronavirus rules but reflecting his long life of military and public service.
As the world continues to battle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts and several pharmaceutical companies have come up with vaccines to reduce the effects. Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has given a significant boost to the global fight and here are five key things to know about the controversial vaccine.
Britain's Prince Charles visits a pop-up NHS Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Jesus House church in northwest London as the royal family faces a crisis unseen since the anguished days of Harry's late mother, Diana, in the 1990s.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 99-year-old husband, spent a second night in a London hospital after he felt unwell at Windsor Castle and was admitted in what Buckingham Palace said was a precautionary measure.