United Kingdom

Trump holds phone call with Elizabeth II

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Queen Elizabeth II and wished her a belated happy 94th birthday, the White House said. The rare royal phone call occurred more than two months after the queen’s birthday in April, and …

Loneliness has direct link with smoking: study

A new UK study has found evidence to suggest that there may be a causal link between smoking and feelings of loneliness, and that lonely individuals may be more likely to start smoking and find it more difficult to quit the habit. …

UK approves dexamethasone for COVID-19 treatment

The United Kingdom government has approved the use of a widely-available steroid drug dexamethasone for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. According to the UK Health Ministry, the government-funded UK trial showed drug saved lives by …

World's oldest man passes away

The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112. Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire, became the oldest man in February following the death of Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, who was also 112. Weighton was born in …

UK to allocate $922 million to fight COVID-19

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will confirm Britain's pledge of £388 million for vaccine research, tests and treatments, which is part of a wider £744 million ($922 million) towards the global effort against the …

Oxford dictionary revised to record impact of Covid-19

With terms such as WFH, social distancing and self-isolation now in common parlance, the Oxford English Dictionary has made an extraordinary update to include Covid-19 and words related to the pandemic in its definitive record of the English …