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'Totally hopeless': British PM lambasted his health minister, ex-adviser says

Jun 16 2021

LONDON (Reuters) -Boris Johnson's former chief adviser reignited a campaign of criticism of the government on Wednesday, publishing a text message exchange in which the British leader branded his health minister's coronavirus testing drive "hopeless".

More needed: G7 nations agree to boost climate finance

Jun 13 2021

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -G7 leaders agreed on Sunday to raise their contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion a year by rich countries to help poorer countries cut carbon emissions and cope with global warming, but only two nations offered firm promises of more cash. | Video

'Whatever it takes', UK's Johnson warns EU over post-Brexit trade

Jun 13 2021

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) -Britain will do "whatever it takes" to protect its territorial integrity in a trade dispute with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday, threatening emergency measures if no solution was found. | Video

"We need more": UN joins criticism of G7 vaccine pledge

Jun 12 2021

CARBIS BAY, England A Group of Seven plan to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries lacks ambition, is far too slow and shows Western leaders are not yet on top of tackling the worst public health crisis in a century, campaigners said on Friday.

Failed: UK's ex-PM Brown says G7 COVID vaccine plan offers no solution

Jun 11 2021

CARBIS BAY, England The Group of Seven has failed its first test, British former prime minister Gordon Brown said on Friday, describing pledges to offer poorer countries excess COVID-19 vaccine doses as more akin to "passing round the begging bowl" than a real solution.

UK-EU 'sausage war' talks yield threats, not progress

Jun 09 2021

LONDON/BRUSSELS Britain and the European Union failed on Wednesday to agree any solutions to ease post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland and exchanged threats in a standoff that could cloud a weekend international summit.

UK PM's ineptitude led to tens of thousands of deaths, ex-aide says

May 26 2021

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's inept handling of the COVID pandemic led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, and officials even feared he would ask to be injected with the virus on television to show it was benign, his former chief adviser said on Wednesday. | Video

In climate push, G7 agrees to stop international funding for coal

May 21 2021

BERLIN/LONDON The world's seven largest advanced economies agreed on Friday to stop international financing of coal projects that emit carbon by the end of this year, and phase out such support for all fossil fuels, to meet globally agreed climate change targets.

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