World's 2nd-biggest cinema operator Cineworld to close all U.S., U.K. and Irish screens

World's 2nd-biggest cinema operator Cineworld to close all U.S., U.K. and Irish screens

Cineworld, the world’s second-biggest cinema operator, will close all its screens in the United States, Britain and Ireland this week after studios pulled major releases such as the latest James Bond film, a person familiar with the situation said. The Regal cinema owner, which began reopening in July after COVID-19 lockdown restrictions started to ease, […]

Cat tests positive for coronavirus in U.K.

Cat tests positive for coronavirus in U.K.

A pet cat has tested positive in England for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the government said on Monday in the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in Britain. The British environment ministry said “all available evidence” suggested the cat had contracted the coronavirus from its owners, who had […]

Premier League on notice as U.K. government aims for return of sport in June

Premier League on notice as U.K. government aims for return of sport in June

LONDON—The path to the Premier League resuming was eased Monday by the government saying elite sports will be allowed to resume in England in June if there is no new spike in coronavirus infections. While spectators will not be allowed into stadiums for some time, the British government embracing the return of professional sports stands […]

U.K. will allow Huawei to play a role in building its 5G networks

U.K. will allow Huawei to play a role in building its 5G networks

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday granted Chinese telecom giant Huawei a limited role in Britain’s 5G mobile network, resisting U.S. pressure to exclude the company from next generation communications based on fears China could use it to steal secrets. In the biggest test of his post-Brexit foreign policy to date, Johnson ruled that “high-risk vendors” […]

U.K. gifts long-lost Franklin expedition ships to Canada, Inuit

U.K. gifts long-lost Franklin expedition ships to Canada, Inuit

GATINEAU, Que.—Canada and the Inuit are now officially co-owners of the two long-lost ships from the Franklin expedition. Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, the British high commissioner to Canada, formally gifted the remains of HMS Terror and HMS Erebus to Canada during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History. The wrecks were located in 2014 […]

U.S., U.K. accuse Russia of launching cyber espionage campaign

U.S., U.K. accuse Russia of launching cyber espionage campaign

The United States and Britain on Monday alleged that Russian government-backed hackers had infected computer routers around the world in a cyber espionage campaign that targeted government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators. U.S. and British officials told reporters in a conference call that they planned to issue a joint alert on the attacks, which […]