How the UK has kept unemployment down — for now

Jul 7, 2020
So far, the nation's businesses have avoided laying off 9.3 million workers.
Government furlough programs and business loan and grant schemes allowed U.K. companies to keep their staff on their payrolls even if their doors were shut.
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UK universities stand to lose billions if the pandemic keeps foreign students away

May 12, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of foreign students may not enroll at British schools in the next academic year.
A deserted All Souls College at Oxford University. Oxford has a large endowment, but foreign students make up 40% of those enrolled.
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Britain's textile industry gets an unexpected boost from COVID-19

Apr 13, 2020
After the coronavirus lockdown in China, British clothing retailers turn back to British manufacturers.
Cloth is produced in the Lochcarron Tartan Factory in the Scottish town of Selkirk in 2016.
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Wholesale food businesses ship directly to consumers to meet demand

Apr 10, 2020
With some supermarket shelves empty, food providers turn to door-to-door delivery.
Empty shelves where packets of flour would normally be stocked are pictured below half-empty egg and sugar stocks in a north London supermarket.
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As veganism grows more popular in the U.K., dairy industry fights back

Mar 2, 2020
Vegans and dairy farmers in the U.K. vie for the high moral ground.
ReRooted Organic in the U.K. has been producing vegan milk for the past two years.
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What comes after Brexit day?

Jan 30, 2020
"We really are only seeing the end of the beginning," said Amanda Sloat from the Brookings Institution.
The British flag will soon be removed from the European Parliament building in Brussels, Belgium.
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Huawei's not banned in the UK, but it's not off the hook either

Jan 28, 2020
The UK decided not to follow U.S. advice to kick Huawei out of its 5G infrastructure. But it still put a lot of limits on the Chinese company.
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The sun finally shines on one of the world’s most northerly vineyards — because of climate change

Nov 22, 2019
Higher temperatures have transformed the fortunes of the English wine industry, including Renishaw Hall in Derbyshire.
Climate change is credited with improving winemaking conditions to Northern England.
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Your Brexit questions, answered

Aug 29, 2019
The United Kingdom is supposed to leave the European Union on March 29. What does this mean for the U.S.?
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UK's Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

Aug 28, 2019
The timing of the decision took lawmakers by surprise. One called the move "sinister."
BIARRITZ, FRANCE - AUGUST 24: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a press conference in the Bellevue hotel conference room at the conclusion of the G7 summit on August 24, 2019 in Biarritz, France.
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