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G7 condemns Navalny's arrest in Russia

The foreign ministers of the Group of 7 (G7) countries condemned the arrest of opposition politician Alexei Navalny after his return to Russia. "We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United …

UK plans to hold virtual G7 summit in February

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to host a virtual meeting of Group of Seven leaders next month as he starts his presidency of the wealthy nations’ forum at a pivotal moment for the U.K. and the global economy. …

Russia extends UK flight suspension until February 1

Russia will keep flights to and from the United Kingdom suspended until February 1, 2021, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said in a statement on Tuesday. "The anti-coronavirus crisis center has decided to keep flights to and …

British coronavirus strain confirmed in Russia

The first case of the British coronavirus strain was confirmed in Russia at the end of 2020 and now the patient is no longer contagious, chief of Russia’s sanitary watchdog Anna Popova said. "By the end of the last year, …

UK records 50,023 new COVID-19 cases, 981 deaths

The UK recorded 981 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Wednesday, the highest number since April 24. The number of new cases was 50,023, slightly down on Tuesday’s 53,135, according to government data. It …

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine approved for use in UK

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the United Kingdom, with the first doses due to be given on Monday amid rising coronavirus cases. The UK has ordered 100 million doses - enough to vaccinate 50 million …

Russia to halt air service with UK for a week

Russia will suspend the air traveling to and from the United Kingdom for a week from December 22 in view of a new coronavirus strain appeared there, the coronavirus infection response center said. "The response center for novel …