Britain

EU chief says sides ‘far apart’ on trade after ‘lively’ Johnson dinner

The European Commission and Britain remained “far apart” on Brexit trade deal, the bloc’s chief executive said on Wednesday night after what she described as a “lively” dinner with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “We agreed that the (negotiating) teams should immediately reconvene to try to resolve these essential issues,”… Cyprus Mail …


Prince Harry launches lawsuit against UK paper, joining wife Meghan

Prince Harry is suing the publishers of a British newspaper for libel, joining his wife Meghan who is separately suing them over breach of copyright and data protection, British media reported on Monday. A spokesman for Harry, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, declined to comment. Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Mail… Cyprus Mail …


UK arrests 72 people on fishing boat in people-smuggling probe

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday 72 people have been arrested after a fishing boat was intercepted off the eastern coast of England, prompting a people-smuggling investigation. The agency, which focuses on fighting organised crime, intercepted a 30-metre boat off the coast of Great Yarmouth in East Anglia… Cyprus Mail …


Britain to restrict export of flu vaccines to protect UK supplies

Britain said on Friday it will restrict the export of flu vaccines being used in the country this winter, adding that there are sufficient supplies as it undertakes a programme to administer the vaccine. “This action will protect our supply of flu vaccinations, as part of our plans to give… Cyprus Mail …


UK says trade talks with US are intensifying

Britain and the United States are intensifying trade talks, trade minister Liz Truss said on Tuesday, announcing the start of a fifth round of negotiations focused on goods tariffs. Britain has put a trade deal with the United States at the top of its post-Brexit wish list, having cited the… Cyprus Mail …