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British PM Explanation of aide's lockdown trip made Britons bristle
British PM says people should make up their own minds about the decision of his senior aide to drive 250 miles from London during lockdown. In a poll conducted after a news conference on Monday where Cummings sought to explain his actions, YouGov found 59% think he should resign and 71% believe he broke lockdown rules. And people echoed that sentiment...
United States military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya
United States military says Russia deployed fighter jets to Libya to support Russian mercenaries fighting for eastern forces, adding concerns of escalation. “Russian military aircraft are likely to provide close air support and offensive fire,” the United States Africa command said in a statement it posted on its website and on Twitter. Libya’s civil war has drawn in regional and global...
Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit dying mother due to Covid-19 rules
Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his 96-year-old mother dying mother until end due to coronavirus rules,Office says. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his 96-year-old mother for more than eight weeks until hours before her death this month due to lockdown measures in the Netherlands, his office said. Mieke Rutte-Dilling died on May 13, Rutte’s office announced...
Old foes India and China come face to face again
Old foes India and China came face to face again, Soldiers from both sides have been camped out in the Galwan Valley in the high-altitude Ladakh region. Indian observers says new Indian roads and air strips sparked border standoff with China. A Himalayan border standoff between old foes India and China was triggered by India’s construction of roads and air strips...
European Commission says we must focus on health & jobs now, fiscal matters later
European Commission said we must now focus on investment in public health and protecting jobs and companies, and worry about fiscal sustainability later. In its annual recommendations to the bloc’s 27 countries, the EU executive said the EU should coordinate its approach to economic recovery once the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Budget gaps in all EU countries except Bulgaria will widen well...
Hungary govt tightens asylum rules, migrant transit zones
Hungary government has tightened asylum rules,shut so-called migrant transit zones on its borders freeing some 300 refugees from prison-like conditions. During the peak of Europe’s 2015 migration crisis, Prime Minister Viktor Orban ordered Hungary’s southern border to be sealed, blocking a route for hundreds of thousands of migrants. Some have been stuck in the transit zones, areas of several hundred square...
Dubai to allow free movement and business activities
Dubai has decided to allow free movement and business activities from Wednesday following a comprehensive analysis of health and socio-economic situation. Starting Wednesday there will be no restrictions on movement or business operations between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm, the Dubai Media Office said in a press release. Some retail and wholesale businesses will be allowed to reopen subject to further...
Burundi election commission declares governing party's candidate
Burundi election commission has declared governing party's candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye winner of country's presidential election. The vote is meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power in 58 years of independence. Burundi's election commission declared the governing party's candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, the winner of the country's presidential election amid accusations of rigging by the leading opposition challenger. Ndayishimiye, a retired...
Oxford University vaccine trial 50% chance of success
Oxford University in charge of developing a Covid vaccine said a decline in the infection rate will make it difficult to prove whether it's been successful. Falling rate of infection means success rate may drop to 50%. The Oxford University team in charge of developing a coronavirus vaccine said a decline in the infection rate will make it increasingly difficult to...
US ambassador says confident Australia can ensure telecom security
US ambassador to Australia said his country was confident its ally would be able to protect the security of its telecommunications networks and partners. The assurance from Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr comes after remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seemed to suggest that America would “simply disconnect” from any country whose telecom services had been compromised by China’s...

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