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Recent articles by Jill:

UK counts on vaccines, 'common sense' to keep virus at bay

Britain's Conservative government is hoping a combination of relatively high vaccination rates and common-sense behavior will keep a lid on coronavirus infections this fall and winter and avoid the need for restrictive measures → Read More

UK eyes visa change to ease trucker drought amid run on gas

The British government is expected to ease visa rules for truck drivers to help fix supply-chain problems that have triggered long lines at gas stations and some shuttered pumps → Read More

Drive for Britain! UK scrambles for truckers amid supply woe

LONDON -- British energy firms are rationing supplies of gasoline and closing some petrol pumps — the latest in a string of shortages that have seen McDonald’s take milkshakes off the menu, KFC run short of chicken and gaps appear on supermarket shelves. A big factor behind the problems is a lack of truck drivers. The U.K. is short tens of thousands of hauliers, as factors including Brexit and… → Read More

UK delays post-Brexit border checks, citing pandemic impact

Britain says it is delaying the start of post-Brexit border checks on food imports from the European Union → Read More

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

Britain’s chief medical officers say children ages 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against the coronavirus → Read More

UK approves vaccines for 12-15s, aims to avoid lockdowns

Britain’s chief medical officers said Monday that children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against coronavirus, despite a ruling by the government’s vaccine advisors that the step would have → Read More

UK OKs vaccines for 12 year olds, aims to avoid lockdowns

Britain’s chief medical officers say children aged 12 to 15 should be vaccinated against the coronavirus → Read More

Unionist leader says Brexit deal could sink N Ireland govt

The leader of Northern Ireland’s largest British unionist party says the U.K.’s divorce deal with the European Union could collapse the Belfast government and trigger a new era of violence and instability → Read More

UK leader Johnson gambles on tax hike to pay for elder care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a tax increase to pay for the rocketing cost of long-term care for Britain’s growing older population → Read More

UK leader Johnson gambles on tax hike to pay for elder care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a tax increase to pay for the rocketing cost of long-term care for Britain’s growing older population → Read More

Half-shredded Banksy could sell for over $5 million at auction

A Banksy artwork that sensationally self-shredded just after it sold for $1.4 million is up for sale again — at several times the previous price. → Read More

London Film Festival welcomes audiences back to the movies

LONDON (AP) — Movies from 77 countries will screen at the 2021 London Film Festival, as Britain's leading cinema showcase welcomes mass audiences back to movie theaters after a pandemic-disrupted year. The festival program, announced Tuesday, includes 158 features, down from 225 during its last pre-pandemic edition in 2019. The 2020 festival was a curtailed collection of 58 films, most screened… → Read More

Self-Destructing Banksy Artwork Is Up For Auction Again

The piece which sensationally self-shredded in 2018 just selling for $1.4 million is up for sale again at several times its previous price. → Read More

Excitement meets worry as European kids head back to school

LONDON (AP) — English educator Richard Sheriff watched this week as a group of energetic 11-year-olds entered their new secondary school for the first time — finding their classrooms, eating in the cafeteria, racing around the halls. → Read More

Excitement meets worry as European kids head back to school

Children across Europe are going back to school with hopes of a return to normality after 18 months of pandemic disruption → Read More

Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces sealed off Kabul’s airport on Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation, as the U.S. and its allies wound down a chaotic airlift that will … → Read More

Final U.K. Evacuation Flight Leaves Kabul, Troops Head Home

Britain ended evacuation flights from Kabul airport on Saturday and began bringing troops home, even as the U.K.’s top military officer acknowledged “we haven’t been able to bring everybody out." → Read More

Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban forces sealed off Kabul's airport Saturday to most Afghans hoping for evacuation and most NATO nations flew out their troops after two decades in Afghanistan, winding down a frantic airlift that Western leaders acknowledged was still leaving many of their citizens and local allies behind. → Read More

Taliban block Kabul airport to most as foreign airlifts wane

The Taliban have sealed off Kabul’s airport to most would-be evacuees to prevent large crowds from gathering after this week's deadly suicide attack. → Read More

Russia: 2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; 13 dead

By SAYED ZIARMAL HASHEMI, JILL LAWLESS and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press → Read More