Half of the world's workers are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, a United Nations agency has warned. The International Labour Organisation's updated analysis emphasizes its severe impact on people in informal work.
UK's Shadow defence secretary John Healey caller for better protective gear and also military personnel should be given access to coronavirus tests, reports Forces Net.
Sir Keir Starmer has vowed to lead Labour into a new era with confidence and hope after decisively winning the contest to succeed Jeremy Corbyn. The 57-year old defeated Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey in a ballot of party members and other supporters.
Five MPs formally entered the race on Monday to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's main opposition Labour party, and rebuild their movement after last month's disastrous election.
Britain's general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages this Monday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking votes ahead of Thursday's crucial poll. Johnson is hoping to regain the Conservative majority lost by his predecessor Theresa May in the last election, just two years ago, while Corbyn is aiming to upset the odds and usher in the first Labour government for nine years.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party saw its lead over the opposition Labour Party narrow during the last week, an opinion poll by ICM for Reuters showed on Monday, ahead of a Dec 12 election.
Britain's opposition Labour Party will pledge on Wednesday to spend an extra 26 billion pounds on healthcare if it wins the Dec. 12 election, including recruiting thousands more staff, rebuilding facilities and providing new equipment.
Britain's pre-Christmas election on Dec 12 could reshuffle the deck in parliament after years of gridlock over the Brexit crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives will be trying to finally get a ruling majority while smaller opposition parties will want Brexit either softened or reversed.
United States President Donald Trump emerged from a meeting on Tuesday with outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May talking up a “phenomenal trade deal” between the two countries once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. But he also hinted that any such deal would have to include opening up Britain's cherished National Health Service (NHS) - a proposition certain to stir controversy.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is facing its worst ever general election result if a vote were held now, according to a new opinion poll, as voters frustrated with the deadlock over Brexit will punish the main political parties.