For weeks since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began, BP has been pilloried by the American public, press, and government alike. But across the Atlantic, a different sort of fury is brewing. The BBC's Lucy Hooker has the latest from London.
Thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter" gathered in central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The toppling by anti-racism protesters of a statue of a slave trader in the English port city of Bristol has given new urgency to a debate about how Britain should confront some of the darkest chapters of its history.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered Huawei equipment purged from Britain's 5G network by 2027. And, a judge is scheduled to hear arguments today involving over 200 universities and 17 states seeking to temporarily block the Trump administration from enforcing new regulations for international students. Also, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said yesterday that the US rejects China's claims in most of the South China Sea.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he hopes Britain could return to "normality" before Christmas. And, India has joined a grim club becoming the third country globally to record more than 1 million cases of the coronavirus. Also, British Airways announced it plans to retire its entire fleet of Boeing 747s because of the massive downturn of passenger travel over the coronavirus pandemic.
A long-awaited report on Russian meddling in British politics criticized the UK government for failing to investigate whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, with the document's authors describing the lack of curiosity about this threat to democracy as a major failure at the heart of power.
The world’s biggest vaccine study for the coronavirus got underway today in the US. And, Vietnam is back on high alert after the first locally transmitted case in three months was detected in the central city of Da Nang, forcing the evacuation of 80,000 tourists. Also, UK health authorities said all travelers to the UK from Spain will now have to quarantine themselves for 14 days, blindsiding many travelers from Britain who are on vacation in Spain
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