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    Edinburgh arts festival cancelled due to virus: organisers

    Agence France-Presse . Edinburgh | Updated at 09:19pm on April 02, 2020

    Edinburgh’s international festivals were cancelled for the first time in 70 years on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, organisers said, in the latest blow...

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    UK govt promises more coronavirus tests as criticism grows

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 09:32pm on April 01, 2020

    Britain said Wednesday it would soon begin testing 25,000 people daily for COVID-19 as criticism of the government grew over low numbers of testing compared...

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    Study shows middle-age coronavirus mortality risk

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:36am on April 01, 2020

    Middle-aged people, and not just the elderly, have a dramatically higher risk of dying or developing serious illness from COVID-19, new research from Britain showed...

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    Harry, Meghan formally quit royal life

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:58pm on March 31, 2020

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan formally step down as senior members of the British royal family on Tuesday, as they start a controversial new...

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    UK lockdown could last six months

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:06pm on March 30, 2020

    Life in locked-down Britain may not return to normal for six months or longer as it battles the coronavirus outbreak, a top health official warned...

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    UK asks public to respect coronavirus lockdown

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:06pm on March 24, 2020

    Britain’s leaders on Tuesday urged people to respect an unprecedented countrywide lockdown, saying that following advice to stay at home would stop people dying of...

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    UK pulls some troops from Iraq

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:14pm on March 19, 2020

    Britain is withdrawing some of its troops from a global training mission in Iraq because of the coronavirus outbreak, the defence ministry said on Thursday....

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    UK begins tougher virus action after dire science warning

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:06am on March 18, 2020

    Britain on Tuesday ramped up its response to the escalating coronavirus outbreak after the government imposed unprecedented peacetime measures prompted by scientific advice that infections...

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    UK seeks to ‘deliver on promises’ in first post-Brexit budget

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:05pm on March 08, 2020

    Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to press ahead with major spending on infrastructure while also addressing...

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    Brexit preparations cost UK £4.4b

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:22pm on March 06, 2020

    Britain’s departure from the European Union has cost taxpayers more than £4 billion ($5.2 billion, 4.6 billion euros) in extra government costs, the National Audit...