China hits back at comments by Britain's foreign minister that accused Beijing of "gross, egregious human rights abuses" against ethnic and religious minorities in the northwest region of Xinjiang. Rights groups and experts estimate that more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities have been rounded up into a network of internment camps, which China says are facilities for job-training and to steer people away from extremism.
It's a shock to the entire nation, with the leader of the UK government first taken to hospital with coronavirus then placed in intensive care. François Picard's panel draws lessons from Covid-19 sweeping through 10 Downing Street and sidelining not just PM Boris Johnson but also many top advisors. Who's in charge? What's the strategy in the face of the pandemic? Can Britain's National Health Service rise to the challenge after decades of budget cuts? This as the death toll from Covid-19 in the UK alread
As many factories fall silent during the coronavirus crisis, the din of production continues at O'Neills sportswear factory in the Northern Ireland town of Strabane, where staff have shifted to making scrubs and facemasks for Britain's under-pressure healthcare workers.
As Britain prepares to leave the EU, Northern Ireland violin-maker Martin McClean looks to the uncertainty that remains over the trading status of the province. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier this week warned of the risk of a fresh "cliff edge" at the end of 2020.