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Fighting has escalated across Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops emboldened Taliban militants to close in on major cities.
JetBlue is adamant its soon-to-launch London-New York route will be a success for the low-cost airline, despite launching amid a fragile recovery from Covid where restrictions change weekly. The American carrier debuts at London Heathrow on 11 August, shuttling passengers between the two global financial centres on daily flights. One daily return flight from Heathrow [...]
Police this morning began clearing a group of Climate Strike activists occupying the heart of Zurich’s financial district. Around 200 activists from the Climate Strike Switzerland group gathered outside the UBS and Credit Suisse headquarters to protest the financing of environmentally damaging fossil fuel projects. According to “Rise Up for Change”, a group bringing together [...]
E-scooters will be rolling out across the West End after Westminster Council and TfL agreed to extend a trial of the new transport tech into the hear of the capital. Westminster has now joined Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Richmond, Kensington & Chelsea, Canary Wharf and Southwark in the trial. The use of privately owned e-scooters [...]
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says the introduction of a quarantine exemption for double-jabbed people entering from the US and EU I would only be extended to countries using similar vaccines to the UK. The new exemptions were introduced as part of the government’s “easing out of lockdown” plan, according to Raab. The Foreign Secretary emphasised [...]
Covid-19 travel restrictions are putting off small business owners from vacationing this year. After a tough year, small business owners are reluctant to take time off from work to travel abroad. One in six don’t plan to take any holiday, while almost a quarter of sole traders plan to keep working without leave for the [...]
New data shows AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine carries no additional risk of rare blood clotting disorder after the second dose. A study published in the Lancet medical journal found that the estimated rate of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) in people who had received both doses was 2.3 per million. This figure is comparable to that [...]
Sydney is set to remain in lockdown until August, local authorities confirmed today. This announcement comes after a stay-at-home order implemented in late June failed to douse an outbreak of the Delta variant. With over 2,500 infections, this is Sydney’s worst outbreak this year. On Tuesday, New South Wales recorded the highest number of cases [...]
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has criticised the Australian government’s vaccine rollout as “the biggest failure of public administration” he can recall to date. Speaking to the BBC, Turnbull said the Australian government failed to secure enough Covid-19 vaccinations: “It was a colossal failure, and the problem is you can’t wind the clock back [...]
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will sit down with key partners from TFL, the London fire brigade, water companies, London councils and the Environment agency today to discuss recent flooding incidents in the capital Impact reduction and future flood prevention measures are the key focus. Recent flash floods have brought life to a standstill [...]
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