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December 2020

Freight lorries queue outside the port of Dover on the south coast of England on December 10, 2020, before boarding ferries to Europe. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
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Shortages, jams and shutdowns: UK readies for Brexit ‘no-deal’ chaos

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports: as talks with Brussels remain unresolved three weeks before leaving the EU single market, the UK is preparing for a chaotic "no-deal"
An anti-Brexit protester holds Union and EU flags outside a conference centre in central London on December 4, 2020, as post-Brexit trade deal talks continue. Photo: Niklas Halle'n / AFP
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EU citizens in the UK face two-tier system after Brexit

Most EU citizens settled in the UK will retain their rights to live and work in the country after Brexit, but on January 1 a two-tiered system comes into force that may exclude thousands
A bottle label reading "Vaccine Covid-19" next to US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech logos in a picture taken on November 23, 2020. Photo: Joel Saget / AFP
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Britain begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

The First person in the world got the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the development of the vaccine and thanked the scientists and National Health Service (NHS).
ARCHIV - 10.11.2020, Bayern, Kempten: ILLUSTRATION - Eine Flüssigkeit tropft aus der Kanüle einer Spritze. Bald dürfte es mit dem Impfen gegen Corona losgehen. Hersteller haben bereits für zwei Präparate Zulassungsanträge in der EU gestellt, eine Freigabe könnte es binnen Wochen geben. (zu dpa "Corona-Impfungen rücken näher - Wie sicher sind die Impfstoffe?") Foto: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
ARCHIV - 10.11.2020, Bayern, Kempten: IL... […]

How an RNA vaccine works

BioNTech is developing the promising vaccine candidate BNT 162b2, which has raised hopes that a coronavirus vaccine will be available soon. The medication is an RNA vaccine, which uses a completely new technology, explained in this online graphic.
A woman receives a Covid-19 vaccination from Yaquelin De La Cruz at the Research Centers of America (RCA) in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP
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How the world has sped up vaccine approvals

As Britain becomes the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, authorities in Europe, the US, Russia and China have also sped up their approval procedures