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British Woman Becomes First in the World to Receive Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

A 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine outside trial conditions. Margaret Keenan said she felt "so privileged" to receive the shot at University Hospital, Coventry. The UK will...

UK Becomes the First Country in the World to Approve Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator MHRA, says the shot, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for roll out beginning...

Mainland Greece Placed on UK Quarantine List

Travellers returning to the UK from mainland Greece will now have to self-isolate for two weeks, the British government confirmed on Thursday. The measures will come in to force beginning at 4 am on Saturday, the Minister said this afternoon. Only...

UK Says Travelers Returning from Zakynthos, Lesvos and Santorini Need Not Isolate

In a surprise move, the government of the United Kingdom on Thursday removed the stipulation that UK travelers must self-isolate after returning from the Greek islands of Zakynthos, Serifos, Lesvos, Tinos and Santorini as of 4 AM on Saturday,...

British Police Under Fire for the Death of Homeless Greek Man

A homeless man from Greece died from hypothermia after he was ejected from a London police station into sub-zero temperatures, an inquest jury concluded on Friday. Pericles Malagardis, 63, was found unresponsive in March of 2016 outside Uxbridge Station, near...

N-Word Dropped from Agatha Christie’s Crime Masterpiece

The French translation of Agatha Christie's hit novel "And Then There Were None" will change its title to remove a racially-charged word already dropped from the British edition decades ago, its editor said Wednesday. The title "Dix Petits Negres", or...

Coronavirus Vaccine Developed by University of Oxford Offers Hope

Preliminary results of trials for a coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in the UK suggest that it is safe and induces the hoped-for immune response. The vaccine provoked an antibody response within 28 days and a T-cell...

Russia Blamed in Coronavirus Research Hacking Attempt in UK

  European governments and officials in the United States on Thursday accused a group of computer hackers who they believe work for Russian intelligence of attempting to steal information about a potential coronavirus vaccine. The group believed to be behind the...

Greece to Open Its Airports to British Tourists on July 15

Greece announced on Monday that it will open its airports to direct flights from the United Kingdom on July 15. In announcing the decision, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said that it had been taken in consultation with the British authorities,...

UK Announces Greek Passengers No Longer Have to Quarantine

After much deliberation, the UK has finally included Greece on the list of fifty-nine countries where international travelers will not be obligated to quarantine for 14 days. The announcement came on Friday, July 3, when the British government released the...