Doctors concerned about Assange's health
An open letter endorsed by 60 doctors has been released alerting the UK to their opinion that Wikileaks creator Julian Assange might be in such bad health that he could pass away while in prison. The doctor says Assange had several mental and physical health problems and urged the UK government to transfer him to a hospital for treatment.
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UK heads for a ‘mini’ lockdown amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly considering a shorter lockdown for two weeks to counter a resurgence in COVID-19 cases across the country. Plans to introduce stricter measures on the public come as daily new infections rise, with almost 4,000 new cases reported Sunday. The government’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, is expected to give a briefing at 11 a.m. London time Monday
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China hits US with blame for 'poisoned' relations with UK over failed Huawei deal
China’s ambassador to the U.K., Liu Xiaoming, said that London’s decision to reverse previously agreed upon plans to grant Huawei a leading role in their development of 5G was "seriously poisoning" the U.K.-China relationship, Sky News reported Thursday. U.S. security officials, largely led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have cited concerns regarding the Chinese government’s potential ability to demand access from the Huawei’s foreign networks
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Almost 80% of the positive coronavirus cases have no symptoms
Only 22% of people testing positive for coronavirus in the UK reported having symptoms on the day of their test, according to the Office for National Statistics. Health and social care staff appeared to be more likely to test positive. This comes as deaths from all causes in the UK fell below average. Between the end of March and June, there were 59,000 more deaths than the five-year average
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China issues warning to the UK over Hong Kong interference
China has issued a warning to the UK not to interfere with Hong Kong following the imposition by Beijing of a sweeping new national security law. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming said the UK's offer of a path to citizenship for up to three million Hong Kongers amounted to "gross interference". British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab rejected the accusation. Opponents of the new law say it erodes Hong Kong's freedoms.
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