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    Britain’s Sajid Javid Defends Response to Omicron Variant

    Europe|Britain’s health secretary defends decision not to impose tougher Covid restrictions. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/28/world/europe/britain-omicron-response.html Sajid Javid, Britain’s health secretary, on Sunday.Credit…Aaron Chown/Press Association, via Associated Press Nov. 28, 2021, 9:12 a.m. ET…

    U.K. Health Secretary Urges People to Get Boosters

    Europe|Britain’s health secretary urges people to get booster shots amid a surge. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/07/world/europe/uk-virus-surge-booster-shots.html Ten million Britons have received the booster vaccinations.Credit…Paul Ellis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Nov. 7, 2021Updated 5:01…

    Profile: Playwright Takes On Margaret Thatcher and Brexit

    After decades in the political sphere, Michael McManus turned to theater. His play, “Maggie & Ted,” explores the tensions that would pave the way for Brexit. Michael McManus in the…

    Boris Johnson to Unveil Winter Covid-19 Strategy

    World|England’s winter plan for the virus includes some booster shots and trying to avoid lockdown. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/14/world/boris-johnson-covid-strategy.html Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans for dealing with Covid-19 this winter could include a…

    Virus Trends Vary Sharply Worldwide, Making an Erratic Mix

    World|Up, down, sideways: Around the world, the pandemic defies easy description. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/world/pandemic-patterns-global-roundup.html Standing in line for Covid-19 vaccines in Bangalore, India, on Tuesday. The situation has improved lately in the…

    British Prime Minister Urges Caution as New Case Numbers Fall

    new video loaded: British Prime Minister Urges Caution as New Case Numbers Fall transcript transcript British Prime Minister Urges Caution as New Case Numbers Fall Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned…

    British Tourists Rush to Return From Portugal as Deadline Looms

    World|British tourists scramble to return from Portugal after new quarantine imposed. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/world/uk-portugal-covid-quarantine.html British tourists and residents lining up to return from the airport in Faro, in Portugal’s Algarve region, on…

    Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Britain’s Town Criers Put It in Writing

    A clear ringing voice will be of no use to contemporary criers in this year’s British Town Crier Championships, which will be judged only on written proclamations because of the…

    $40,000 Swindle Puts Spotlight on Literary Prize Scams

    The organizers of at least five British awards received emails asking them to transfer prize money to a PayPal account. One of them paid out. Valeria Luiselli, the author of…

    Johnson Hopes Vaccine Success Can Inoculate Him Against Brexit Critics

    The British prime minister is riding high on a strong vaccine rollout, despite a bumpy departure from the European Union and earlier pandemic missteps. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approval ratings…