Celebrities make video thanking UK health service staff | AFP

A new social media video shows celebrities thanking National Health Service staff as they help to battle COVID-19 in the United Kingdom. More than 60,000 people have been infected with coronavirus nationwide, and over 7,000 have died.

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Gambia announces first new coronavirus case | AFP

Gambia’s health minister says the country has recorded its first case of new coronavirus. In a statement, Ahmadou Lamin Samateh said officials in the tiny West African state had confirmed an infection in a young woman who had recently travelled from the United Kingdom. SOUNDBITE

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US extends travel ban to UK, Ireland starting Tuesday: Pence | AFP

Vice President Mike Pence announces during a press briefing at the White House that a travel ban imposed on European nations over the coronavirus pandemic will be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland starting at 0400 GMT Tuesday. SOUNDBITE

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Trump says travel ban to be extended to UK, Ireland | AFP

US President Donald Trump says the travel ban will be extended to the United Kingdom and Ireland, during a press briefing at the White House on the coronavirus. The president’s 30-day ban on travellers from Europe comes into effect today. SOUNDBITE

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Migrants holed up in camp in northern France determined to reach UK | AFP

Brexit is no obstacle for people living at a sprawling migrant camp in Grande Synthe near Dunkirk, with migrants as determined as ever to reach the United Kingdom, “whatever the cost”. The NGO Doctors of the World, which runs a medical unit in the camp, is worried about rumours spreading that it would now be “easier in England”.

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Coronavirus: third arrival in France of Wuhan evacuees | AFP

About thirty Wuhan evacuees from the Chinese province of Hubei, where is the deadly coronavirus epidemic, arrive by bus in Aix-en-Provence, where they will remain in quarantine for 14 days. Forced to leave Wuhan in the face of the spread of the virus, they landed at the military base of Istres, from the United Kingdom, where they had stopped over. IMAGES

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Storm Ciara batters Welsh coast | AFP

Waves, rain and wind batter the Welsh coast as Storm Ciara hits the United Kingdom. With howling winds and driving rain, forecasters said Ciara would also hit France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany. IMAGES from town of Criccieth, Wales

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Calls for Scottish independence at Edinburgh Brexit protest | AFP

A protest against Brexit is held outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh with the crowd waving Scottish flags and chanting for independence from the United Kingdom.

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Hundreds gather for pro-EU protest in Edinburgh | AFP

Hundreds gather outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to bid farewell to Europe ahead of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on the night of 31 January.

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British flags fly along the Mall in London as the UK prepares to leave the EU | AFP

British flags fly along the Mall in central London leading to Buckingham Palace on the day that the United Kingdom was set to leave the EU. IMAGES

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The United Kingdom and its flag | AFP Animé

Britain on Friday ends almost half a century of integration with Europe, finally making its historic departure from the EU to begin a new — but still uncertain — future, with emotions running high following years of wrangling and several false starts. Videographic on the Union Jack, the national flag of the United Kingdom.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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EU warns UK there is no strength in ‘splendid isolation’ | AFP

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen warns the United Kingdom that there is no strength in “splendid isolation”, as the European Union’s three top officials promise a new dawn for their bloc and warn Britain that it would lose the benefits of close ties after Brexit. SOUNDBITE

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Varadkar: there will ‘always be a seat’ for UK at EU | AFP

Speaking on the day the UK is set to leave the European Union, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says that “there will always be a seat for the United Kingdom at the European table”. SOUNDBITE

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British flag flies for the last time at European Parliament | AFP

The flag of the United Kingdom flies for the last time outside the European Parliament on the day Britain is due to leave the European Union. IMAGES

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EU chief tells British MEPs ‘we will always keep our friendship’ | AFP

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen says “you can always count on us as we know, we can count on you”, wishing Britain well after a vote in Brussels ratified the Brexit withdrawal deal. The United Kingdom will leave the EU at midnight Brussels time on Friday. IMAGES

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EU chief warns of ‘tough’ post-Brexit talks with UK | AFP

EU Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen says that “There will be tough talks ahead… but that the United Kingdom will always have a trusted friend and partner in the European Union.” SOUNDBITE

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In Glasgow, questions over future of UK after Tory landslide victory | AFP

Prime Minister Boris Johnson may be revelling in his mighty election victory but the results in Scotland and Northern Ireland have hinted at battles ahead in trying to keep the United Kingdom together.

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Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win | AFP

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is ‘humbled’ by the majority win for a Conservative government and thanks voters who voted ‘to get Brexit done’. With almost all results declared for the 650-seat parliament, Johnson’s Conservative party had secured 362 seats from PM Boris JohnsonN°1N16UR

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Polls open across London as general election begins | AFP

Polls open across London as the United Kingdom heads to its third general election in five years. People arrived to vote at polling stations across the city, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington constituency and Westminster. IMAGES of polls opening across the city

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World leaders pose for NATO summit family photo in Watford | AFP

World leaders including Germany’s Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose with their peers at the opening of the annual NATO summit held in Watford, United Kingdom, among tensions between the members on the strategical and financial future of the alliance. IMAGES of the family photo

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Everything We Know About The Private Planes Of World Leaders

The world’s most powerful heads of state travel in style. From the United Kingdom’s $250 million Airbus A330 to Russia’s fleet of 132 aircraft, these planes are meant to keep the world’s top leaders safe. Here’s what we know about ten of the most impressive presidential planes and fleets.

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Tusk: UK will be ‘second rate player’ after Brexit

European Union Council President Donald Tusk said Wednesday that the United Kingdom will be a second-rate player once it leaves the bloc, squeezed in between the likes of the EU, the United States and China. (Bruges, Belgium. Nov. 13, 2019)

Barnier: Brexit is “school of patience”

EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that talks on a free trade deal with the United Kingdom once the country has left the bloc might be as tough as the Brexit talks over the past years. Barnier told the Web Summit in Lisbon that already by next summer it will be clear if the transition period to agree on future relations will have to be extended beyond the end of next year.
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What Will Happen When Queen Elizabeth II Dies?

One day Queen Elizabeth II will, unfortunately, pass away, resulting in arguably the biggest funeral of the century. The preparations for the days, weeks and months after her passing, are given the code name Operation London Bridge. Upon her death, her eldest son, Prince Charles, will immediately become King. This could signal great change, not just for the United Kingdom but potentially the world.

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EU ‘have done all in our power’ for orderly Brexit: Juncker | AFP

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the European Union has done “everything in (its) power” to ensure an orderly departure from the United Kingdom, while the Brexit deal awaits ratification by the British Parliament.

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