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Funeral service workers Howard Jackson (L) and Wesley Weibrecht (C) prepare to load the coffin of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 into a hearse at their funeral home in Manchester, northern England on May 26, 2020. Photo: Oli Scarff / AFP
Funeral service workers Howard Jackson ( […]

Why does the UK have Europe’s highest official coronavirus toll?

While the British government insists it has been "guided by the science" and taken "the right decisions at the right time", the toll of 42,000 coronavirus deaths has fuelled criticism
A man passes a closed establishment on the seafront in Margate, southeast England, on May 16, 2020, following an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules in England. Photo: Ben Stansall / AFP
A man passes a closed establishment on t […]

Why one UK resort town is urging visitors to stay away

It may seem like an odd message from a summer resort, but businesses in Margate on England's southeast coast are urging people to stay away to avoid a second wave of the coronavirus
Michael Gove (L) and Boris Johnson hold a press conference at Brexit HQ. Britain's Conservative government can conclude negotiations on future trade with the European Union by the end of next year, senior cabinet minister Michael Gove insisted on Sunday.
Michael Gove (L) and Boris Johnson hold […]

Britain can agree quick Brexit trade deal with EU, minister insists

Britain's Conservative government stated that a future trade deal with the European Union should be expected by the end of this year and before the Brexit deadline on January 31.
May is to meet Macron and Merkel on Tuesday to discuss Brexit process. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/dpa/archive
May is to meet Macron and Merkel on Tues […]

Britain’s May to discuss Brexit with Merkel, Macron on Tuesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Berlin and Paris to meet up with both, the German Chancellor and the French President for discussing the current Brexit situation and the United Kingdom's future relationship with the European Union.
Teacher Romy Budach (C) from Frankfurt Oder's Chamber of Trades oversees the two Polish apprentices Dominika (L) and Monika during their apprenticeship to become hairdressers in Frankfurt Oder, Germany, 18 May 2017. 16 Polish 2nd and 3rd year hairdressing apprentices are currently doing a three-week hairdressing and cosmetics internship at Frankfurt Oder's Chamber of Trades. This student exchange takes place within the framework of the european youth exchange program "Erasmus+". Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB
Teacher Romy Budach (C) from Frankfurt O […]

EU: Brexit should not disrupt Erasmus students in Britain

Students in the Erasmus youth exchange programme should conclude their stays in Britain after Brexit, the European Commission says.