Retail sales drop in December as Omicron bites

Retail sales volumes fell last month as the spread of Omicron kept shoppers away from stores, although they remain around pre-pandemic levels,...

Children Nurseries in England hit by staff absences after soaring Covid cases

Nurseries in England have been forced to reduce their opening hours and even close entirely because of staff shortages after Covid-19 cases...

Finland and Sweden ‘closer than ever’ to joining Nato

Russian demands that the US ban Sweden and Finland from joining Nato have backfired with both countries pledging to build closer links...

New year parties given go-ahead in England as UK splits over Omicron controls

New Year’s Eve parties have been given the green light in England as ministers announced there will be no new coronavirus restrictions...

Oil prices down after US flight disruptions due to COVID-19

Several airlines cancel flights as omicron spreads among employees. Oil prices decreased on Monday as ongoing omicron variant has...

1 in 4 Britons ‘not confident NHS can care for them’, survey reveals

One in four Britons do not believe that the NHS can care for them properly, new research into the public’s attitude to...

Over 600,000 people in UK into Christmas Day isolation

More than 600,000 people will be forced to isolate with Covid across the UK on Christmas Day after a record 119,789 tested...

2nd international seminar on counter terrorism held in Beijing

BEIJING, Dec 23 (APP): The second international seminar on counter terrorism with the theme of New Situation, New Threats, New Challenges to...

UNSC adopts resolution to facilitate humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Resolution introduced by US unanimously approved by 15-member council. The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday that...

Chancellor brings forward £1bn support package for Covid19-hit firms

Rishi Sunak has offered a £1 billion support package to businesses hit by Covid restrictions amid concerns over the “eye-wateringly high” transmission...

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UN Security Council unanimously extends Cyprus peacekeeping mission

UN force has been on divided island since 1964 with its mandate extended every 6 months. The UN Security...

New Sky Sabre air defence missile system unveiled by Army

The Army has unveiled a new air defence missile system “capable of responding to 21st century threats” such as the crisis developing...

England moves to plan A and lifts all Covid restrictions

England has today returned to its plan A Covid measures, with rules on mandatory face coverings now lifted. Plan B measures were initially...