Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen discussed 'major unresolved topics' in phone call on Sunday.
Justice Secretary says Royal Navy will not be deployed in Scotland as MOD confirms armed vessels are on standby.
The move was announced as the UK prepares to co-host an international online summit on climate change.
Leaders will attempt to reach breakthrough on post-Brexit trade deal as transition period nears an end.
The programme forms part of a £16.5bn spending pledge aimed at boosting the UK's defence.
Boris Johnson said Pfizer announcement was a sign the 'scientific cavalry' was on its way.
Home secretary Priti Patel said the change is a 'precautionary measure and is not based on any specific threat'.
Finance secretary accused the Treasury of denying request for full furlough 'at any point' it is needed north of the border.
First Minister says it is 'intolerable' that coronavirus funding in England will not lead to extra cash for the Scottish Government.
Prime Minister says UK prepared to move to trading on World Trade Organisation rules when the Brexit transition period ends.
MPs voted 340 to 256 in favour of the Brexit legislation, which enables the UK to break international law.
The Scottish Government will ask Holyrood next month to formally withhold consent to the Internal Market Bill.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman says increased measures may be needed to 'avoid another full-scale lockdown'.
The advocate general for Scotland, Lord Keen, has reportedly offered his resignation letter to Boris Johnson.
Scottish Government analysis found extending the scheme until next June would bring major economic benefits.
The controversial legislation which breaches international law cleared its first Commons hurdle by 340 to 263.
The post-Brexit Internal Market Bill is an 'abomination' and a 'naked power grab', Nicola Sturgeon said.
Brandon Lewis told MPs the law-breaking would be done in 'a very specific and limited way'.
UK transport secretary Grant Shapps made the claim but the Scottish Government defended its decision.
The Scottish Tories say £62bn in fiscal transfers have gone from Westminster to Holyrood since 2007.