Britain’s GSK to buy Affinivax for up to $3.3 bln in vaccines push

GSK said on Tuesday it would pay up to $3.3 billion to acquire privately held biopharmaceutical firm Affinivax to bolster its vaccine pipeline, a key area of focus as the British drugmaker prepares to separate its consumer unit. GSK, the world’s largest vaccine maker by sales, has been under pressure to shore up its pipeline. … Read more

London Burger King Tries Meatless Menu for a Month

May 4, 2022 — Burger King went with a meatless menu for a month at its flagship storefront in Leicester Square, London, apparently to check the public’s appetite for no-meat fast food. The restaurant tried the experiment from March 14 to April 10. An unnamed UK Burger King spokesperson called the experiment a success, with … Read more

Downing Street parties: Met police ‘did not object to publication of Sue Gray report’ – live updates

Britain is prepared to deploy troops to protect Nato allies in Europe should Russia invade Ukraine, Boris Johnson said, as he warned Vladimir Putin faces “ferocious” Ukrainian resistance. The prime minister also said the UK and its allies stand ready to impose “heavy economic sanctions” on Russia and voiced fears that any invasion would result … Read more

European markets set to drop sharply at the open following U.S. sell-off

LONDON — European stocks are expected to open sharply lower on Thursday following losses stateside Wednesday that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching its first decline of 2022. The U.K.’s FTSE index is seen opening 114 points lower at 7,391, Germany’s DAX down 285 points at 15,986, France’s CAC 40 down 141 points at 7,235 and … Read more