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Could the Pandemic Spell the End of U.K.’s High Speed Rail?

Could the Pandemic Spell the End of U.K.’s High Speed Rail?

Could the Pandemic Spell the End of U.K.’s High Speed Rail? Could the Pandemic Spell the End of U.K.’s High Speed Rail? STEEPLE CLAYDON, England — A chorus of bird song gives way to the roar of a chain saw and then the creaking and splintering of timber. A 50-foot tree sways, wobbles and finally crashes to the ground, while …

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Johnson Lays Out a Cautious Path for Ending the U.K.’s Covid Lockdown

Johnson Lays Out a Cautious Path for Ending the U.K.’s Covid Lockdown

Johnson Lays Out a Cautious Path for Ending the U.K.’s Covid Lockdown Johnson Lays Out a Cautious Path for Ending the U.K.’s Covid Lockdown LONDON — Britain, hit hard by the coronavirus but surprisingly successful in the race to vaccinate its people, embarked Monday on a new, more hopeful phase of the pandemic, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a …

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Digga D: How the UK’s drill sensation is censored by the police

Digga D: How the UK’s drill sensation is censored by the police

Digga D: How the UK’s drill sensation is censored by the police Digga D: How the UK’s drill sensation is censored by the police D igga D can’t explain how he lost the use of an eye while serving a prison sentence last year: not because he doesn’t want to, but because talking about what happened might get him sent …

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson Wins Vaccine Spat with E.U.

Johnson Wins Vaccine Spat with E.U., but a Struggle Over Northern Ireland Looms

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Wins Vaccine Spat with E.U. U.K.’s Boris Johnson Wins Vaccine Spat with E.U. That struck some in Brussels as rich, given that last September, Mr. Johnson threatened to override Britain’s landmark treaty with the European Union, in violation of international law, if the two sides failed to strike a trade deal. At home, the prime minister lost …

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Brexit Hard-liners Lose Battle as Aide to U.K’s Johnson Quits

Brexit Hard-liners Lose Battle as Aide to U.K’s Johnson Quits

Brexit Hard-liners Lose Battle as Aide to U.K’s Johnson Quits Brexit Hard-liners Lose Battle as Aide to U.K’s Johnson Quits LONDON — An abrasive, plain-speaking former tabloid reporter, Lee Cain was part of a tight-knit team of Brexit campaigners who tied their fortunes to Boris Johnson and were rewarded with plum jobs in Downing Street when he became prime minister …

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Jonathan Sacks, the U.K.’s Inclusive Former Chief Rabbi, Dies at 72

Jonathan Sacks, the U.K.’s Inclusive Former Chief Rabbi, Dies at 72

Jonathan Sacks, the U.K.’s Inclusive Former Chief Rabbi, Dies at 72 Jonathan Sacks, the U.K.’s Inclusive Former Chief Rabbi, Dies at 72 Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom who emerged as an important and widely heard voice on the role of religion in the modern world, died on Saturday in London. He was 72. The cause …

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson Faces Revolt Over His Coronavirus Policy

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Faces Revolt Over His Coronavirus Policy

U.K.’s Boris Johnson Faces Revolt Over His Coronavirus Policy U.K.’s Boris Johnson Faces Revolt Over His Coronavirus Policy LONDON — Two days after abruptly announcing plans to put England back into a lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a mutiny on Monday from members of his Conservative Party, who said he went too far, and scalding criticism from opposition leaders, …

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For U.K.’s Boris Johnson, Hardball Tactics Seem the Only Way to a Brexit Deal

For U.K.’s Boris Johnson, Hardball Tactics Seem the Only Way to a Brexit Deal

For U.K.’s Boris Johnson, Hardball Tactics Seem the Only Way to a Brexit Deal For U.K.’s Boris Johnson, Hardball Tactics Seem the Only Way to a Brexit Deal LONDON — Britain was at sea, lost in a “fog of self-doubt.” It had dithered only to retreat. And in its pursuit of Brexit, it exuded a “conspicuous infirmity of purpose.” When …

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early

U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early

U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain plans to impose new restrictions on nightlife, including the forced early closure of pubs and restaurants in England, as he ramps up the country’s efforts to curb a rising tide …

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A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots

A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots

A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots A Push to Return U.K.’s ‘Motor City’ to Its Cycling Roots COVENTRY, England — Through leafy suburban streets, then up and over a narrow bridge, the path for cyclists heading north into Coventry seems smooth and easy until it ends abruptly — at a busy four-lane “ring road” with …

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