UK government plans to hold daily White House-style televised press briefings

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Boris Johnson introduced daily briefings in March for updates on the coronavirus pandemic The UK government is planning to introduce daily televised press briefings later this year.The new format, similar to that used by the White House in the United States, is expected to come in by October.Boris Johnson…


Brexit: Serious differences over trade deal, say UK and EU

Image copyright Reuters The UK and EU have said serious differences remain over a post-Brexit trade deal, following the latest negotiations in Brussels. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said the bloc’s position needed to be “better understood and respected” by the UK if an agreement is to be found. His UK counterpart David Frost said “significant”…


Coronavirus: EU to allow in visitors from 15 ‘safe’ countries

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Passport control at Larnaca airport, Cyprus The EU has decided that from Wednesday EU borders will be reopened to citizens from 15 non-EU countries, including Canada, Morocco and Australia, but not the US, Brazil and Russia.China is on the list, but subject to a reciprocal agreement, still pending. The unanimous…