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    BORIS Johnson’s son appears to have inherited his father's infamous wild hairdo - which spills over the top of his pushchair.  Baby Wilf’s flyaway bright blonde hair could be seen from miles away with his shock barnet, as mum Carrie Symonds pushed him around Westminster yesterday afternoon.  3The PM's girlfriend pushes baby Wilf in a pram around WestminsterCredit: Steve Back 2021 Boris did not join his partner and nine-month-old son on their walk but has previously taken the tot for a stroll round Buckingham Palace Gardens.  Despite the couple not sharing any photos of baby Wilf with the public, it’s clear that he has inherited his dad’s infamous thick blonde hair. The Prime Minister's girlfriend has also appeared on the cover of this month’s Tatler - opening up about her experiences inside No10.  Dressed in a royal blue outfit matched to a hairband, Carrie’s headshot is the focus of the...
    The general staff of the army had demanded after the dismissal of a high-ranking officer the resignation of Nikol Pachinian, “an attempted coup” according to the latter. However, no troop movement was observed and the Defense Ministry deemed it “unacceptable to involve (the army) in political processes”. The Prime Minister also called on his generals to fall into line, sacking the chief of staff and addressing some 20,000 of his supporters gathered in the capital. “The army (…) must obey the people and the elected authorities”, he said to the cheers of the crowd: “These are my orders and no one can disobey them”. The United States on Thursday called for “restraint” in Armenia and urged the armed forces “not to interfere” in the country’s political affairs. “We are monitoring the situation closely,” said US State Department spokesman Ned Price. “We urge all parties to exercise restraint and to...
    The Prime Minister, Jean Castex, and the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, give a press conference at 6 p.m. this Thursday, in order to take stock of the epidemiological situation in France. “It has been almost a year since the coronavirus epidemic broke out,” the Prime Minister began. “The health situation in our country has deteriorated in recent days”. 30,000 positive cases have been identified, a record figure since last November. It is especially the British variant which circulates in the country, and which worries the authorities because of its “higher” contagiousness, specified the Prime Minister. Jean Castex was very pleased with the decision of the executive not to completely reconfine the country. “Our objective remains the same: to hold on, while preserving the economy,” he said. “Our choice not to confine, however, requires rapid reactions to changes in the situation.” Jean Castex returned to...
    NBA : Her Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net Fierce opposition in Parliament over the Lignadis case broke out in Parliament between Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Alexis Tsipras. The Prime Minister showed a photo that, as he mentioned, was processed with Photoshop. In the controversial frame, he appeared with the former head of the National Theater, with the prime minister stating that Mrs. Koniordou was next door, who was “cut” by people of the official opposition for reasons of political expediency. In this way, Mr. Mitsotakis tried again to respond to the accusations about his personal relationship with D. Lignadis, who was appointed head of the National Theater by the current government. As Mr. Mitsotakis said about the controversial frame he presented to the parliament: “It is a photo published by your party newspaper from a show I went to, the only show I have seen directed by Mr....
    Pablo Casado and the PP insist on maintaining their distances with the Government despite the rapprochements around the CGPJ. One thing does not take away the other, and this was demonstrated by the leader of the opposition in Congress this Wednesday, in his response to Pedro Sánchez about the balance of the state of alarm that is still in force in Spain to face the coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister has ruled out shortening it, given the situation. Casado, for his part, began by praising the “defense of democracy” by Juan Carlos I and Adolfo Suárez in the face of the coup of 23-F, and spun his speech from that. He looked at Podemos and other formations for “cheering” on the demonstrations in defense of Pablo Hasél, and called for a meeting and coexistence. “There is no other way for Spain to advance,” he warned. In fact, he recalled...
    By Larry Keane The Great Northern Gun Grab is about to begin. The United States’ northern neighbor is bracing for a firearm confiscation. What would seem unthinkable just a couple years ago is now planned to radically shift gun ownership on America’s doorstep in just weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that sweeping new gun control laws would be coming “in months” that would drastically change how firearms are controlled in Canada. The Liberal Party leader made the unilateral announcement that the government would confiscate more than 1,500 makes and models of firearms under an expanded “assault weapon” definition. It’s an estimated 150,000-200,000 firearms. Prime Minister Trudeau fulfilled his ill-advised promise by announcing the introduction of a bill in Canada’s Parliament, labeled C-21, that would usher in crushing gun restrictions. Included in the bill is everything from a provision to allow anyone to petition a police chief to revoke a firearm license and the...
    Europe Tristan de Bourbon Correspondent in London Subscribers Published on 02-23-21 at 7:51 p.m. – Updated 02-23-21 at 7:51 p.m. © . Three and a half months. This is the time Boris Johnson predicted between the start of England’s deconfinement and the actual end of all restrictions. The British Prime Minister unveiled on Monday that English schools, colleges and high schools – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are independent on the health crisis – will reopen on March 8.
    PIERS Morgan begged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to get a haircut "for the country" and labelled his current look "a national crisis". The Good Morning Britain, 55, claimed that the Prime Minister's partner Carrie Symonds has acquired scissors to cut his hair following his press conference last night. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 5Piers Morgan said the Prime Minister's hair is a "national crisis" The PM outlined a cautious roadmap to get the UK out of lockdown yesterday - with hairdressers finally opening on April 12. Susanna said on GMB this morning: "The Sun this morning does a countdown to when, for instance, we might get a haircut because Boris' hair was looking a little-" Piers interjected: "He literally has become Wurzel Gummidge. Can we beam in on Wurzel?" Susanna added: "It's 48 days until you can get a haircut Boris." ...
    Britain needs to find a way of dealing with technology giants such as Facebook after the social media company blocked all news content in Australia, the government warned today.    The warning comes as Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country's fight to make Facebook pay for news content could go global as he has already had 'promising' talks with other world leaders.  'Ultimately, we've got to as a government, in our country, we've got to find a way of dealing with what is now a very very well established, a very important part of people's lives, which is social media and social media companies,' Foreign Office Minister James Cleverly told the BBC.  'We need to find ways of making sure that the commercial relationships with these big tech giants work.'  Scott Morrison, who angrily lashed out at Facebook yesterday after the site banned all news content, said today that he...
    The new Prime Minister is preparing to gain the full confidence of Parliament. He resolutely sets himself up as a defender of national political unity and a promoter of change. Correspondent in Milan L‘unity is not an option, it is a duty’. It was with this solemn evocation, almost an exhortation to reconciliation, that Mario Draghi concluded his first address to the Italian Parliament, in which he outlined the main lines of his government program. And although, without too much surprise, the Senate granted him, this Wednesday, its confidence (it will be followed, this Thursday evening, by the Chamber of Deputies), the Prime Minister knows that he will be forced to work on a minefield. Its name is unanimous but the rivalries which cross the political universe, exhausted by the epidemic scourge and the weight of its own contradictions, will be difficult to cure....
    Joe Biden has held his first phone call as president with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had friction with Barack Obama's administration and forged symbiotic relations with President Donald Trump.   The two men spoke for about an hour Wednesday, according to a statement by Netanyahu's office – nearly a month after Biden took office. The Israeli prime minister tweeted out news of the call before it was announced by the White House, along with an image of a smiling Netanyahu. IN TOUCH:  Joe Biden has held his first phone call as president with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday 'The conversation was very friendly and warm and lasted about an hour. The two leaders noted their longstanding personal ties and said they would work together to further strengthen the strong relations between Israel and the United States,' his office said. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this...
    By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of London’s 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britain’s mouse-catcher in chief on Monday. The tabby cat was recruited by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to deal with a pack of rats seen scuttling close to the British leader’s official residence, and entered Downing Street on Feb. 15, 2011. The former stray, adopted from London’s Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, was given the title Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, an unofficial pest control post. He was the first cat to hold the rat-catching portfolio since the retirement of Humphrey in 1997, and has loyally served three prime ministers. But it seems like yesterday that Larry was just another cat — as opposed to a media superstar — said Lindsey Quinlan, the head of cattery of Battersea. “Throughout his time at Number...
    LONDON (AP) — Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of London’s 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britain’s mouse-catcher in chief on Monday. The tabby cat was recruited by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to deal with a pack of rats seen scuttling close to the British leader’s official residence, and entered Downing Street on Feb. 15, 2011. The former stray, adopted from London’s Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, was given the title Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, an unofficial pest control post. He was the first cat to hold the rat-catching portfolio since the retirement of Humphrey in 1997, and has loyally served three prime ministers. But it seems like yesterday that Larry was just another cat — as opposed to a media superstar — said Lindsey Quinlan, the head of cattery of Battersea. “Throughout his time at Number 10, Larry has proven himself to...
    Despite the level of political division that currently exists in the United States, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes that the American democracy continues to be in a good place. Moreover, his early conversations with President Joe Biden have led him to believe that their respective nations are coming together on a number of issues. The United Kingdom’s Conservative Party Leader shared his opinions during an appearance on CBS’ News Face the Nation on Sunday morning. “I think the clear message that we get from the proceedings in America is that after all the toings and froings and all the kerfuffle, American democracy is strong and the American Constitution is strong and robust,” he told anchor Margaret Brennan. Johnson also spoke about the importance of maintaining strong relations with the U.S. and the areas where he and Biden have found common ground. “I’ve had some good conversations already with President...
    BORIS Johnson is set to lead another Downing Street briefing, after it was revealed Britain had hit its 15million Covid vaccine target 24 hours early. Here is everything we know about the upcoming announcement. 7Boris Johnson is to speak from No10 Monday eveningCredit: Getty - Pool When is Boris Johnson's next announcement?  The Prime Minister is expected to speak from No10 tomorrow evening. Boris Johnson is expected to begin the coronavirus press briefing at 5pm, with the nation watching and waiting for the latest update on the coronavirus pandemic. What is Boris Johnson expected to announce? Boris Johnson is set to lay out more plans for easing of England’s lockdown restrictions. Most certainly is an update on the reopening of schools in England. Boris is also set to reveal more details about when schools can fully reopen and how pupils will return to classrooms. The PM previously said getting kids back to school hinges...
    Assured of a large majority in Parliament, Mario Draghi, asked to get Italy out of its political paralysis in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, was in the home stretch on Friday before taking office as Prime Minister. ATSure of a large majority in Parliament, Mario Draghi, asked to get Italy out of its political paralysis in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, was on the home stretch on Friday before taking office as Prime Minister. The former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) went to the Quirinal Palace at 6 p.m. to formally communicate his agreement to the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, who had chosen him to succeed Giuseppe Conte, forced to resignation on January 26 after the breakup of his coalition. Mario Draghi officially agreed to become Prime Minister on Friday, announcing the composition of his government, politicians and technocrats appointed...
    Europe . Published on 02-12-21 at 7:58 p.m. – Updated 02-12-21 at 8:08 p.m. Asked to get Italy out of its political paralysis in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mario Draghi accepted the post of Prime Minister of Italy on Friday after meeting the president. © . The former president of the European Central Bank formally communicated his agreement to the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella, who had chosen him to succeed Giuseppe Conte, who was forced to resign on January 26 after the break-up of his coalition.
    The British Empire was branded ‘far worse than the Nazis’ during a controversial debate about Sir Winston Churchill’s legacy last night. The wartime prime minister was also described by an academic as a ‘white supremacist’ who benefited from Britain’s ‘heavily skewed national story’. The online discussion – held by Churchill College, Cambridge – on ‘The Racial Consequences of Mr Churchill’ looked at his ‘backward’ views on empire and race and was held as part of a year-long ‘inclusivity’ review. Contributor Kehinde Andrews, a professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, said: ‘The British Empire was far worse than the Nazis. They lasted longer and killed many more people.’ The British Empire was branded ‘far worse than the Nazis’ during a controversial debate about Sir Winston Churchill’s (pictured) legacy last night On Churchill, he added: ‘There is no debate. His white supremacy is pretty much on record and the...
    Toshiro mori, until now president of the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympics, going to submit your resignation from office this Friday, as reported by Nippon TV. The 83-year-old leader has been harshly criticized by all levels, starting with his own International Olympic Committee, after saying that women talk too much in meetings and that’s why they don’t have more in the organization. The reaction was immediate. The tennis player Naomi osakaA former world No. 1 born in Japan, she called these comments “really misinformed” and “ignorant.” In addition, within the Games themselves it has already had consequences: more than 500 volunteers have resigned, including three relays for the Olympic torch. Although he immediately apologized for saying it, these macho words have cost Mori his position a few months before the scheduled start date of the Games, and involved in a huge controversy. The unshakable decision to go ahead with...
    Press conferences can also be the scene of a lot of frustration for journalists when politicians do not answer questions. As evidenced by the remark of Laura Kuenssberg, political journalist for the BBC, heard during a briefing on the coronavirus. During this press conference, organized online, journalists could interact with the Prime Minister through a video conference system. At the time reserved for questions from journalists, she had questioned the Prime Minister on the possibility for the British to plan holidays abroad. “Should citizens book their summer vacation or not, whether at home or abroad?“she asked, explaining that the Minister of Transport had warned people that morning against any reservation. Boris Johnson had responded briefly, dodging his question. “As you know, it is currently illegal to go on vacation; this is where the situation is. In the week of the 22nd, as I said, we will establish the...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson believes that Sars-Cov-2 mutations may require regular vaccinations. “I think we have to get used to the idea that we are going to vaccinate and revaccinate in the fall to deal with the new variants,” he told Parliament, according to media across the Channel. The Prime Minister defended Wednesday before elected officials the new measures of his government to protect the population from changes: travelers from risk areas must since Monday be quarantined for 10 days in a hotel, at their expense. Breaking the rules can be punished with a heavy fine and up to 10 years in prison. Tackled by opposition leader Keir Starmer on his policy, Boris Johnson justified himself by saying that the rules in force at the British borders were among the strictest currently. “People have to realize that on a normal day about 250,000 people enter the territory,” he...
    InvestorPlace 7 Growth Stocks That Won’t Be Stopped in 2021 Investors typically love growth stocks with exciting stories. That’s because they promise powerful upside potentials and can increase revenue and earnings faster than their peers. So, the prospect of investing in these kinds of picks should appeal to many investors. However, above-market growth potential also suggests higher-than-average risk. In fact, recent research by scholars at the University of Akron highlighted,“Growth stocks are expected to be currently trading at prices higher than their intrinsic value because of the growth potential.” Similarly, researchers at Rowan University note that “growth stocks have a greater sensitivity to most major stock market declines.” In other words, there’s little safety margin for investors if a business fails to grow as quickly as expected. Growth stocks are priced for perfect execution, without much room for error. A stock can easily plummet if the company fails to meet...
    Suella Braverman: ‘The Prime Minister has made it really clear that we’re going to do everything that we can, whether that’s legislatively, or indeed if it comes to it, invoking Article 16… to ensure that there’s no barrier in the Irish Sea’ – Neil Hall/Shutterstock Boris Johnson is not going to let the European Union “push us around” and is right to threaten to override parts of the Brexit deal, the Government’s chief law officer has said. Suella Braverman, the Attorney General, backed the Prime Minister to get changes to the deal, which means the UK-EU border is in the Irish Sea, which will be good for Northern Ireland and Great Britain. Speaking to the Telegraph on Sunday, Mrs Braverman said: “Boris stood up to the EU last year and we got a good deal. I am really confident we are not going to let the EU push Northern...
    The government of then US President Donald Trump ordered sanctions against the prosecutor and other officials of the ICC in September 2020. The United States, which is not a member of the ICC, ordered action against the court after failing to get the court to stop investigating possible war crimes committed by the US military in Afghanistan. But the United States also cited the ICC’s treatment of Israel, its ally. A “political court” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the decision on Friday. “Today, the court proved once again that it is a political body and not a judicial institution,” Netanyahu said in a statement, considering that, with its decision, the ICC undermined the “right of democracies to defend themselves against terrorism.” Instead, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh claimed that the ICC ruling was a “victory for justice, justice and humanity, for the values ​​of truth,...
    Yoshiro Mori. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo/AP Images The president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, said women make meetings run long. Yoshiro Mori called it "annoying" and said women want to speak up when they see others speaking. Mori, the former prime minister, has a history of offensive remarks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, said on Wednesday that women talk too much in meetings, according to an AFP translation of an Asahi Shimbun story. According to the report, Miro, the former prime minister of Japan, was responding to a question about the Japan Olympic Committee's goal of making the committee at least 40% women. "When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," Mori reportedly said on the call,...
    This week, the letter is full of bubbles and drawings. In the company of superheroes or ordinary heroes, Lionel Gentron, RTL Reporter, USA, talks about his interest in comics, And what this art expression says about America. Where Comics Are, Gotham City (Batman), Or metropolitan (Superman), New York and its environs difficult to recognize: Queens (Spider man), The kitchen of hell (Daredevil). But not only that. Like other authors Art Spiegelman (Mouse), Also provided a unique view of the city. Lay “Cartoonist” Will Eisner Thus performed a Masterful trilogy in New York (New York trilogy). In this graphic novel, he paints the most thought-provoking pictures of the daily life of its citizens, describing the stress, but also the intoxicating dimension of a megalopolis that now belongs to everyone’s imagination. Subscribe to this podcast A letter from the United States, consisting of a series of exceptional episodes every Tuesday. A...
    The Prime Minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile compared the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) treatment of the Uighur people to what the Jewish people suffered during the Holocaust. “The CCP demonized the Uyghurs, labeling them as ‘enemies of the people and the state,’ as people with an ‘ideological virus,’ and ‘weeds that needed to be sprayed and killed,’ much like the ways that the Nazis demonized the Jews and other victims of the Holocaust,” Prime Minister of the East Turkistan Government in Exile Salih Hudayar told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Hudayar said the Uighur’s have been “forcibly indoctrinated, subjected to forced medication, starvation, rape, organ harvesting, torture, and even death in the same way that millions of Jews and others were sent to concentration camps, tortured, and killed.” Yes, humanity will prevail, justice will be served, and peace will restored once the world ACTS against #FascistChina /the...
    CORONAVIRUS continues to plague the UK with the death once again rising. PM Boris Johnson is discussing the proposal with senior ministers at a "Covid Operations" committee today and will provide the public with an update in tonight's press conference. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Boris Johnson is set to update Brits will the latest information and figures from the GovernmentCredit: Getty Images - Getty What time is Boris Johnson's speech? Boris Johnson will address the nation with the latest information on the UK's battle against the Covid pandemic today, Tuesday January 26. He is holding a Downing Street press conference at 5pm, Number 10 has confirmed. Mr Johnson will be joined by England's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty, and NHS England boss Sir Simon Stevens. Before today's announcement, however, the PM is due to meet with ministers this afternoon to...
    Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte sits in the Senate in Rome, January 19, 2021. Massimo Di Vita/Archivio Massimo Di Vita/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Rome — As the coronavirus pandemic death toll soars globally, the latest victim is the Italian government. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned, sparking a political crisis while the country is deep in the throes of its COVID-19 epidemic.  Conte's center-left coalition government started to wobble last week when former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled the support of his splinter party, denying Conte an absolute governing majority. Renzi had chastised Conte over his handling of the health crisis and the economic recovery plan.  Last spring, Italy was the epicenter of the global pandemic, and it became the first country to impose a national lockdown in a bid to contain the virus — despite the crippling blow that delivered to the economy.  The effort appeared successful as the...
    A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a banner promoting the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Japan.Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images SINGAPORE — There has been much debate over whether the Tokyo Olympics will be held in Japan later this year, after being postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19. Recent opinion polls show that the majority of people in Japan — about 80% of those surveyed — do not want the Tokyo Olympics to be held this summer. They fear that the influx of athletes will spread the virus even more, according to Reuters. Speculation was reignited last week after The Times in the U.K. reported, citing a source, that the Japanese government had privately concluded the Games would have to be cancelled due to the pandemic. The government flatly denied the report, saying there was "no truth" to it. Takeshi Niinami, chief...
    Two men have been arrested On suspicion of threatening the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, after a weekend protest against the restrictions on the coronavirus intensified until it ended with an effigy of the president on fire, as reported this Sunday by the Police. Participants in the protest, held in the capital Copenhagen, hung Frederiksen’s image on a lamppost before setting it on fire. From the effigy hung a sign with the words “She should and must be killed”. The two suspects, aged 30 and 34, would face a custody hearing prior to the trial, according to the Police, which has also confirmed that others five protesters were detainedtemporarily after starring in altercations with the security forces. The protest was organized by a group called Men in Black, which opposes government measures to stop the coronavirus. The incident has been condemned by prominent politiciansincluding Soren Pape Poulsen, leader of...
    SIR Kenneth Branagh will star as Boris Johnson in a television drama about coronavirus. Sky’s five-part series will focus on the Prime Minister’s handling of the pandemic. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4This Sceptred Isle will focus on the Prime Minister's handling of the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Getty - Pool 4BAFTA and Emmy award-winning actor, Sir Kenneth Branagh will play Boris Johnson in the five-part seriesCredit: Splash News This Sceptred Isle was first announced last year and has now been commissioned by Sky. The series will be directed by Michael Winterbottom, who will also co-write, while Tim Shipman, the political editor of The Sunday Times, will act as a consultant. It will chart the events surrounding the Prime Minister, the government, and the country in the face of the first wave of the global pandemic. The five-part drama begins with Boris Johnson’s appointment...
    The head of government Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba is invited to appear Tuesday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. before the plenary session of the National Assembly, . learned from a parliamentary source on Saturday. Filed Friday evening at the provisional office of the Assembly, the motion of censure was signed by 301 deputies out of 500 in total, we learned Saturday from concordant sources. These deputies claim to belong to the “sacred union of the nation” wanted since December by President Tshisekedi around his policy. Declared the winner of the elections of December 30, 2018, the Head of State governed until that date in coalition with his predecessor Kabila, who had retained control of Parliament according to the official results of these same elections. “The repeated failures in the execution of its program, the cumulative serious faults and the notorious incompetence of the Prime Minister and other members of the...
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson would not criticise President Joe Biden for removing the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office — a symbol of strong Anglo-American relations — despite having done so when former President Barack Obama made the same gesture years before. Mr Biden removed the bust of the wartime British leader, whose mother was American, from his White House office on Wednesday, replacing it with several other figures including those of Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Former President Donald Trump, an Anglophile, had famously returned the bust of Churchill to the Oval Office at his 2017 inauguration after it had been removed by his predecessor Barack Obama. So proud was Mr Trump of its return, that he posed with it alongside Britain’s then-Prime Minister Theresa May on her visit to Washington, DC. The bust had been a gift from British Prime Minister Tony Blair to...
    (CNN)It had once been a transatlantic art scandal -- or at least various actors of questionable intent would have you believe it was.Overheated, confusing and laden in the end with blatant racism, the case of the White House bust of Winston Churchill still persists.President Joe Biden has removed it from the Oval Office after four years standing sentry under his predecessor, who thought he looked something like the wartime prime minister.An Oval Office redesign brought in new busts instead: Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt.In another era, the same decision caused outcry. American conservatives and even some British politicians declared it a major snub.Read MoreMike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, said it was because President Barack Obama "probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather."Inside Joe Bidens newly decorated...
    Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States as he said the nation had been through a 'bumpy period' under Donald Trump.  The Prime Minister said America's leadership is 'vital' to the rest of the world, from tackling the climate crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, as Mr Biden took the oath of office during a ceremony at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Shortly before his inauguration, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to become vice-president, as well as the first black person and the first person of South Asian descent to serve in the role.  Mr Johnson, who had a close but sometimes difficult relationship with Donald Trump, said it was a 'big moment' for the UK-US relationship. The Prime Minister told reporters: 'When you look at the issues that unite me and Joe Biden, the UK and the...
    The Portuguese Prime Minister, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU, on a demining mission in Brussels. Lhe Conference on the Future of Europe was due to open in May 2020. It did not. This barnum of the European institutions supposed to invite (in particular) the citizens to “rethink the EU” for the next ten years “and beyond” plays the Arlésienne. The fault, a little, with the covid. But, above all, to the persistent inability of the Commission, Parliament and Council (national governments) to tune their violins to settle the obviously burning question: which pilot (s) on the plane to land the project ? Faced with the blockage, it is the turn of the new rotating six-month presidency of the EU to take the helm: Portugal, after Germany. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arrives in Brussels on Wednesday for a demining mission....
    It was the first official meeting between the ecological mayor of Lyon, Grégory Doucet, and the Prime Minister, Jean Castex. Because if the two men had already had the opportunity to exchange on the phone on several occasions concerning the management of the health crisis, it is ultimately “ quite naturally »That the Prime Minister would have stopped at the Town Hall, before meeting, a few hours later, the LR president of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, Laurent Wauquiez. “Grégory Doucet is seen as one of the leaders of the left-wing opposition, which also has a slightly different and fairly proactive approach in the field of health management. Because he refuses to fall headlong into the government to say that he is going too much or not fast enough, his subject is rather to see how it is possible to work together to bring about substantive issues, ”said those around...
    Lhe coronavirus has already caused more than two million deaths worldwide since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. According to a recent . count, Europe is the most affected region with 650,560 dead. Update on the health situation in our main European partners. Germany reaches 2 million cases Our German neighbors surpassed the threshold of two million Covid-19 infections on Friday while Chancellor Angela Merkel pleads for sharply reinforced restrictions in the face of the pandemic. The most populous country in the European Union has recorded 22,368 new cases of infection over the past 24 hours, for a total of 2,000,958, the Robert Koch Health Institute (RKI) announced on Friday. He also had to deplore 1,113 new deaths over the same period, for a total of 44,994. France establishes a curfew at...
    A source from the government majority also confirmed the information to the Dutch news agency ANP. This decision follows on from the so-called allowances case (“toeslagenaffaire”), which weakened the majority. According to Dutch media, Mark Rutte is expected to announce his resignation at a press conference scheduled for 2.15pm. His resignation would not automatically lead to early elections, with legislative elections set for March 17. The government of Mark Rutte (VVD) is shaken by this benefit affair, in which several thousand families were wrongly accused of fraud between 2013 and 2019 at least. According to the report of a parliamentary commission of inquiry published in December, officials put an end to the allowances of these families, before forcing them to return retroactively those received over several years, in some cases tens of thousands of ‘euros. Some of the parents concerned subsequently suffered serious financial problems. Many of the affected...
    The former Prime Minister withdraws his two ministers from the coalition. He accuses Giuseppe Conte of not having respected “the spirit of democracy”. Correspondent in Milan Ua certain idea of ​​collapse hangs over Rome today. After a hypermedia trench warfare that lasted for weeks, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi decided to put an end to the political fog that was paralyzing the peninsula and to finally reveal his real intentions. During a press conference on Wednesday evening, the leader of “Italia Viva” (almost 3% of voting intentions) announced the resignation of his two ministers, thus decreeing the end of the current Conte executive. A strategy that is both erratic and diehard which, according to a political dramaturgy that Renzi masters very well, today leaves the peninsula in disbelief and institutional instability.
    The resignation on Wednesday of the two ministers of a small party member of the ruling coalition in Italy threatens the government of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, which is no longer guaranteed to have a majority in the Senate. The leader of Italia Viva, former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, announced during a long-awaited press conference at the end of the afternoon the resignation of the two ministers of his party: Teresa Bellanova (Agriculture) and Elena Bonetti
    Reaction from around the world to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump: ___ “A fundamental rule of democracy is that, after elections, there are winners and losers. Both have to play their role with decency and responsibility so that democracy itself remains the winner. … President Trump regrettably has not conceded his defeat since November, and didn’t yesterday either, and of course that has prepared the atmosphere in which such events, such violent events, are possible.” — German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ___ “What is happening is wrong. Democracy — the right of people to exercise a vote, have their voice heard and then have that decision upheld peacefully — should never be undone by a mob.” — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. ___ “What happened today in Washington, D.C., is not America, definitely. We believe in the strength of our democracies, we believe...
    By The Associated Press TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Monday vaccine approval was being speeded up and border controls beefed up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and he promised to consider declaring a state of emergency. Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and the governors of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa had asked the national government Saturday to declare the emergency after the capital saw a daily record of 1,337 cases on New Year’s Eve. Worries have been growing about holding the Olympics in July, which will mean the arrival of tens of thousands of athletes, officials and media. Suga stressed his determination to hold the Olympics, which he said will serve as “proof that people have overcome the coronaivus,” giving “hope and courage.” Preparations were moving ahead, he said. Japan issued an official emergency warning in April last year through late May, urging restaurants to close early...
    For me, one of the stranger phenomena of 2020 has been watching the principle-free suck-ups of the ‘conservative’ commentariat rushing to heap praise on the Worst Prime Minister in British History because of his allegedly amazing Brexit deal. I’ll reserve judgement on the Brexit deal until the dust has settled and the “guillotine clauses” have all been found. But it’s not looking good for our fishermen is it? Looks like they were sacrificed as expendable bargaining chips. To me, though, all this crowing looks like an orchestrated distraction, cynically designed to put a positive gloss on the myriad failures of the bloated, vacillating, devious, mendacious, priapic oaf currently posing as Britain’s Prime Minister — ‘Boris’ Johnson. I put his first name in inverted commas because it’s not really his first name. His family all call him Al — short for Alexander. Boris is the fake name we’ve all been encouraged...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Russian prime ministers are often swiftly forgotten. Few, like Vladimir Putin himself, have gone on to greater things. Since taking over as prime minister in January, Mikhail Mishustin has promoted himself out of the first group. The tech-savvy former tax chief became the face of the government’s coronavirus response after Putin, early on, faded from view. He’s pushing through an ambitious national spending program that’s dear to the president. His personal popularity has been rising. And, in November, he tightened his hold on the domestic agenda with a cabinet reshuffle. It’s far too soon to say if he’ll join the second category, with more than three years to go to the end of Putin’s current term. Yet Mishustin, little known until he was handpicked by the top man, already embodies a regime that is entering its sunset years. In a system in need of results, he’s a...
    The Prime Minister is set to provide the public with another update surrounding the Covid pandemic today. On Saturday, Boris Johnson revealed a raft changes around the Christmas bubbles and coronavirus tiers - and now plans to keep Brits abreast of the latest news. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Boris Johnson will update the nation on the latest news surrounding the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Getty - Pool What time is Boris Johnson's speech today, December 21? The Prime Minister will speak to the public at around 5pm on Monday, December 21. Mr Johnson will address the nation from 10 Downing Street. As in previous press conferences, the PM will likely be joined by up to two experts in the health or scientific departments for the Government. What will the Prime Minister announce? Mr Johnson held a meeting on coronavirus today to discuss the...
    Johnson advised on how to control the new, potentially more infectious, variant of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson convened an unplanned meeting of leading members of his cabinet on Friday evening. The British daily The Telegraph reported on Friday that he had consulted with them on how to control the new, probably even more contagious, spread of the corona virus SARS-CoV-2. According to the daily, the meeting could intensify epidemiological operations in the UK, which could be announced as early as Saturday. In particular, it could be a barrier to travel between the UK and the southeast, including the metropolitan area of ​​London and other parts of the country. A spokesman for the British Prime Minister has not yet commented on Friday’s meeting results. However, ministers were reportedly suspended late at night. The Johnson government announced Monday that a new rapid increase in the number of...
    Britain’s de facto leader Carrie Symonds — girlfriend of Prime Minister Boris Johnson — has been named Person of the Year by animal rights loons PETA. She won the award for her work in bullying supermarkets not to sell coconut products gathered using slave monkey labour – an issue of great national concern in a year when the economy has slumped by 20 per cent, thousands of businesses have been destroyed and millions are losing their jobs. According to an enthusiastic report in the Telegraph, an ex-conservative newspaper which would once have baulked at endorsing propaganda by deep green activist groups: Ms Symonds posted multiple tweets highlighting the plight of the monkeys and urging the supermarkets to remove offending items from shelves. “Carrie Symonds is a fearless force for good when it comes to making the world a kinder place for animals,” said Peta managing director Ingrid Newkirk. “Peta is...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prime minister says the government is imposing tough nationwide lockdown measures amid spike in coronavirus cases. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    New Delhi, December 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished superstar Rajinikanth on the occasion of the actor’s birthday on Saturday, i.e. December 12. The Prime Minister took to microblogging site Twitter and wished for Rajinikanth’s long and healthy life. “Dear @rajinikanth, Ji, wishing you a Happy Birthday! May you lead a long and healthy life”, the Prime Minister tweeted. Mega star Rajinikanth turns 70 today. According to reports, he will celebrate his special day with his friends and family. In August, the superstar had reportedly completed 45 years in the film industry and planned of taking a long-awaited political plunge. Earlier this month, he had announced his intention to launch a political party by January 2021 and contest the assembly election. Rajinikanth is widely tipped to be the x-factors in the Tamil Nadu election in April-May 2021. Here’s the tweet by PM Narendra Modi: Dear @rajinikanth Ji,...
    OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 10, 2020 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Human Rights Day: “Today, we mark Human Rights Day and celebrate the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This document, which Canadian John Humphrey helped draft, outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms to which we are all entitled, and has inspired laws to protect human rights in Canada and around the world. “Equality, justice, and freedom lie at the heart of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and guide the Government of Canada’s work to build a stronger and more resilient country for everyone. While we have made progress on human rights, we must do more to address inequalities and challenges experienced by people across the country. “This year, while the global COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone, it has laid bare...
    Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with segregationist George Wallace. Warnock referred to Netanyahu’s position on a two-state solution as “tantamount to saying occupation today, occupation tomorrow, occupation forever” in reference to an infamous quote from Wallace’s 1963 inauguration speech after being elected governor during a 2016 sermon. “If you don’t have a Palestinian state, you cannot have a Jewish democracy,” Warnock added. “That state will either be Jewish, or it will be a democracy. It cannot be both.” Warnock continued: “If you do not have a Palestinian state, you will have to have apartheid in Israel that denies other citizens, sisters and brothers, citizenship.” A spokesperson from Warnock’s campaign backtracked on the reference to apartheid, saying, “As Reverend Warnock has said and said again yesterday, he does not believe Israel is an apartheid state.” “Clearly, radical liberal Raphael Warnock has...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says government to begin vaccinating the public against coronavirus on Dec. 27. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Presidential transitions, even when they are less fraught than this one, prompt more apprehension among America’s allies than among its enemies. This is especially true of the British. The British government is exerting itself to show the incoming Joe Biden administration that the U.K. remains a useful ally. Last month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed to a remarkably generous supplementary funding deal for Britain’s armed forces, worth $22 billion over four years. Clearly, he hopes the new U.S. commander in chief will regard this as a commitment to maintain the country’s military capability, always a cornerstone of transatlantic relations. British officials burn midnight oil to divine the likely course of the Biden administration. A former British ambassador in Washington tells me: “The question is always, ‘Do we know the people who will be around the president? And will they like us?’” Johnson and his advisers know that...
    Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales in Canberra with Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his wife Hazel in 1983. Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images Season four of "The Crown" on Netflix delves into the marriage of Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) and Prince Charles (Josh O'Connor) and their 1983 tour of Australia. The show's sixth episode, "Terra Nullius," depicts an interview by former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke (Richard Roxburgh) on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation about Princess Diana and Prince Charles' visit. In "The Crown," Roxburgh's Hawke says of the Queen: "You wouldn't put a pig in charge of a herd of prime beef cattle, even if it did look good in a twinset and pearls." "Four Corners," an ABC program, took to Twitter to critique Hawke's interview on "The Crown," saying that the prime minister never likened the Queen to "a pig." "Four Corners" is not...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian prime minister says the army has been ordered to move on the Tigray capital, tells residents to ‘stay indoors.’ Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Madison Summers November 23, 2020 0 Comments New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is offering to share her country’s knowledge and data on combatting the coronavirus pandemic with President-elect Joe Biden. Speaking with Biden on the phone Monday morning, Ardern offered her congratulations to him for winning the presidential election, as well as offering help regarding the pandemic, according to ABC News. Ardern said, “While New Zealand has a number of natural advantages that have assisted us in managing the virus, I do absolutely believe that international cooperation continues to be key to getting the virus under control. We are happy to work with any country to share our knowledge and data if its helpful.” She also said, “What has been really at the center of our response has been some fundamentals around testing, contact tracing, isolation. That’s over and above what we’ve done at our borders.” The New...
    Boris Johnson – Jeff J Mitchell /Getty Images Europe Boris Johnson is preparing to make a significant intervention in the Brexit trade talks this week as negotiators begin the “final push” before a deadline in eight days’ time. The Prime Minister is expected to speak to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in an attempt to clear away the final barriers to a deal which both sides now believe is well within reach. Agreements on fishing and state aid remain the two stumbling blocks, and EU leaders have set a deadline of Tuesday next week for all remaining disagreements to be resolved. Ministers had hoped an agreement in principle would already be in place by now, but the timetable was set back after Brussels’ chief negotiator Michel Barnier was forced into Covid self-isolation, meaning face-to-face talks had to be paused. One source close to the negotiations suggested the...
    Debretsion Gebremichael, attends celebrations marking the 45th anniversary of the launching of the “Armed Struggle of the Peoples of Tigray”, on February 19, 2020, in Mekelle A former guerrilla fighter who used to jam the communication network of Ethiopian troops, Debretsion Gebremichael is now leading the fight against Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government for control of the northern Tigray region, described as the “womb” of the nation. Mr Debretsion leads the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the party which controls Tigray, and which has fallen out so dramatically with Mr Abiy. Now married with a young child, Mr Debretsion cut short his studies at the University of Addis Ababa in the 1970s to join the TPLF in its 17-year war against Marxist ruler Mengistu Haile Mariam’s Derg regime. He then went on to be a government minister after the Derg had been defeated and replaced by a coalition of...
    Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán lambasted billionaire plutocrat George Soros as “one of the most corrupt people in the world” after he called on the European Union to make Hungary and Poland submit to “open society” values. “George Soros is threatening Hungary and Poland,” Prime Minister Orbán told Kossuth Rádió on Friday, referencing the 90-year-old arch-activist’s public lobbying of the EU deprive the conservative-led central European countries of funding. “George Soros is one of the most corrupt people in the world; he has plenty of politicians in his pocket who now want to blackmail Hungary and Poland for access to EU funds,” the Hungarian leader continued, accusing the billionaire spreading “absurd, beyond-the-red-line statements” about his country. Soros had claimed, among other things, that “Orbán has constructed in Hungary an elaborate kleptocratic system to rob the country blind. The amount by which he has enriched his family and friends is difficult to estimate but many of them...
    HUNGARY and Poland’s leaders are embroiled in a bitter row with the EU after vetoing its budget plans amid fears they could be forced to accept migrants. The two eastern European countries – known for their conservative politics – are accusing the EU of “blackmail” in its plans to make access to cash for post-Covid recovery dependant on what they say is “unequal treatment of states”. 3Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Hungarian leader Viktor Orban have vetoed the new EU budgetCredit: AP:Associated Press Hungary and Poland’s rift with the EU stems from a belief “woke” western Europe wants to use EU funds to foist a more liberal agenda on socially conservative governments. The countries have vetoed the EU’s €1.1 trillion 2021-2027 budget and a €750 billion pandemic recovery fund, over a clause that makes access to funding conditional on respecting the rule of law. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban...
    Jacinda Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford has opened up about his relationship with the Kiwi leader. The 40-year-old appeared on Nova's Fitzy and Wippa on Thursday morning and was asked how the pair met.  'You must be pretty proud of yourself, she is one of the most popular leaders in the world and she's picked a bloke like yourself, how did it all come about?,' the hosts asked. 'That question took a bit of a turn, I thought you were about to accuse me of punching,' Mr Gayford said.  'And you'd be right.' Jacinda Ardern's partner Clarke Gayford (pictured together with their baby daughter Neve on August 2) has opened up about his relationship with the much-loved leader  The 40-year-old appeared on Nova's Fitzy and Wippa on Thursday morning and was asked how the pair met (pictured together after her second victory in the general election on October 17) He revealed the...
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is fine only after contacting Govt-19.Key points:Mr Johnson, 56, said he would drive the government forward via Zoom when he was isolated for two weeks on Downing Street. His latest brush with the COVID comes after a turbulent week in which his most senior adviser, Parama Brexiter Dominic Cummings, was fired after colliding with a rival faction led by Mr Johnson’s fianc மனைவிe and his new spokesman. From a flat above Downing Street, Mr Johnson must capture Europe’s worst COVID-19 eruption and master the subtle diplomacy needed to secure a last – minute Brexit trade deal within days. “I fit in as a butcher dog – In a video tweet, Mr Johnson smiled and wore a jumper with an open shirt. “I explode with antibodies. “Much more has to be said through the zoom of course and other means of electronic communication.”British Prime...
    The Crown star Gillian Anderson has given fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her first day on set, as fans lauded her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. The actress, 52, was clearly excited to begin filming in the collection of throwback snaps, which she shared with fans following series four's release on Sunday. Gillian has received universal praise from fans for her portrayal of Prime Minister Thatcher after series four was released on Netflix, with many already tipping her for awards success. Exciting: The Crown star Gillian Anderson, 52, has given fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of her first day on set, as fans lauded her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher In one snap, Gillian couldn't contain her excitement as she posed in front of her dressing room mirror. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The Crown: Charles and Diana's tumultuous marriage,... The Crown star Emma Corrin is worlds...
    Boris Johnson has been forced to self isolate after coming into contact with an MP who tested positive for Covid-19. On Thursday, the Prime Minister held a 35-minute meeting with a group of MPs including Lee Anderson who later tested positive for the virus. Mr Johnson has no symptoms of Covid-19 and will continue to work from Downing Street, his official spokesperson said.  The PM nearly died during his battle with coronavirus earlier this year.  Intensive care doctors at St Thomas' Hospital in central London plied Mr Johnson with 'litres and litres' of oxygen as his chances of survival balanced on a knife-edge. News of Mr Johnson's second stint in isolation comes one day before the Government's big relaunch after the last few days brought political chaos to Downing Street. Events culminated in the PM's Svengali Dominic Cummings dramatically carrying his belongings out the front door of No10 in a cardboard box following a brutal reckoning that saw...
    LOCKDOWNS and restrictions are costing lives. The Alzheimer’s Society has raised concerns about the elderly suffering from loneliness, Breast Cancer Now is worried about over a million women missing cancer appointments and even a government report shows that the first lockdown led to more cancer deaths and deteriorating mental health.  ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2We've sacrificed too much, the Government must come clean on the true cost of lockdownCredit: AFP or licensors Children have missed out on their education, watched parents lose their jobs and seen us ruin their economic futures and job prospects. By trashing our economy we are causing so much more suffering, pain and death in the future. But it’s not too late to change course.  That is why I and a number of MPs in Westminster have set up the Covid Recovery Group, to make...
    They were the twin faces of populist uprisings against the old elite, but on Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the clearest statement yet that he was moving on from President Trump after his election defeat. Johnson was apparently the first European leader to be telephoned by Joe Biden since becoming the presumptive president-elect. And a day later, the prime minister, speaking in the House of Commons, focused on their shared stance on tackling climate concerns and standing up for NATO, before making clear that Trump, who continues to dispute the election result, was on his way out. "I had and have a good relationship with the previous president. I do not resile from that. It is in the duty of all British prime ministers to have a good relationship with the White House,” he said. Johnson was among several world leaders who spoke to Biden on Tuesday. His...
    Boris Johnson distanced himself from Donald Trump's attempts to cling on to power in the US today as he branded him the 'previous president'.  In a comment that suggests he believes Mr Trump should cede to his victorious opponent, the Prime Minister praised a 'refreshing' discussion he had with president-elect Joe Biden last night. Mr Johnson told Prime Minister's Questions he continues to have a strong relationship with Mr Trump, who has refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power while making baseless allegations of voter fraud, as he was quizzed on the political turmoil in Washington.  But he played up yesterday afternoon's phone call with the Democrat, focussing on their shared values of standing up for Nato and tackling the climate crisis, two areas Mr Trump rode roughshod over. He said there were 'many areas' where the UK and US would now be 'able to make common cause', as he was...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain says the island kingdom’s long-serving prime minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has died at age 84. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s prime minister says he has ordered an end to fighting with Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The announcement by the mainstream American media of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential game caused a veritable avalanche of congratulations. As if most leaders around the world are waiting for the slightest signal to rush to close the Trump parenthesis – and thus ensure that it does not continue. On the contrary, they have not shown many considerations with regard to the reservations expressed by Donald Trump himself, for whom the election has not yet delivered its verdict. French President Emmanuel Macron was among the first on Saturday to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States. “Congratulations Joe Biden and Kamala Harris !, he tweeted. We have a lot to do to meet today’s challenges. Let’s act together!” Transatlantic partnership The majority of European leaders subsequently adopted the same cheerful tone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the victory...
    The global congratulations for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic win over President Donald Trump ranged from leader’s expressing their delight and relief to humor—like the Australian newspaper that ran the headline “Phew,” or the cheeky London Sunday Times with its play on Trump’s criticism of the former vice president: “Sleepy Joe Wakes up America.” London’s Madame Tussaud’s wax museum wasted no time in changing Trump’s presidential red tie and suit to a purple golfing outfit. But many others who had banked on a Trump re-election have remained silent, including Russian president Vladimir Putin, Chinese president Xi Jinping, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who had called Biden a “low-IQ individual” who is “seized by ambition for power.” Nor has the world heard from the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who has benefitted from Trump’s ambivalence over...
    (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked six locations in Vienna on Monday starting outside the main synagogue, killing two people and wounding at least 14 in what Austria called a "repulsive terror attack".. Here are some of the comments from around the world in reaction to the attacks. U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: "These evil attacks against innocent people must stop. The U.S. stands with Austria, France, and all of Europe in the fight against terrorists, including radical Islamic terrorists." U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN: "We must all stand united against hate and violence." PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON OF FRANCE: "This is our Europe. Our enemies must know with whom they are dealing. We will not retreat." U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO: "The U.S. strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Vienna ... and stand in solidarity with the people of Austria. U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES: "I’m following with grave concern the violent...
    A gunman is on the run after a Greek Orthodox priest was shot at a church in Lyon, France, according to reports. The shooting is said to have taken place at the Église Greek Orthodox church in the Jean-Macé sector of the city’s 7th district, with the cleric suffering life-threatening injuries. First responders are at the scene, which has been cordoned off. BFM TV reports that the victim, who they describe as an archpriest, was shot by a lone male armed with a handgun who approached him which he was locking up his church, citing police sources — although several other sources say the weapon was a sawn-off shotgun. It is believed that the gunman remains at large at this time. "Notre détermination ne faiblira pas": Jean Castex réagit à lattaque sur un prêtre à Lyon pic.twitter.com/wOBeuI14YT — BFM Lyon (@BFMLyon) October 31, 2020 Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has instructed people...
    Actor Kangana Ranaut on Saturday penned down a note to pay tribute to the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, chronicling his sacrifice to give up the post of the first Prime Minister for “a weaker mind like (Pandit Jawaharlal) Nehru”. The Queen actor took to Twitter to remember the first deputy prime minister of India. “Wishing India’s Iron man #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel a happy (birth) anniversary, you are the man who gave us today’s akhand Bharat but you took your great leadership and vision away from us by sacrificing your position as a Prime Minister. We deeply regret your decision.” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel 145th Birth Anniversary: 10 Inspiring Quotes by The ‘Iron Man of India’ to Mark National Unity Day 2020 She added, “He is the real Iron Man of India, I do believe Gandhiji wanted a weaker mind like Nehru that he could control and...
    The former Deputy First Minister has been appointed as the next appraiser of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Lord Wallace, a senior and member of St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, will win the role next May at the exhibition of the right Rev. Dr. Martin. The 66-year-old Life Pier will hold a 12-month post representing Kirk at home and abroad. He said: “I am delighted to be asked to accept this role and I am humbled and proud that people have put their trust in me. “I am excited and fearful about the challenge of the task ahead, to be honest, it had to pinch me that it was really happening. “Many have a spiritual longing, and the Church must be fast, innovative and imaginative in how it meets that need.” He added: “But we have seen positive reactions not only through worship. “Over the...
    Statement by the Prime Minister on United Nations Day Canada NewsWire OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2020 OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on United Nations Day: “Today, on United Nations Day, we recognize what we can achieve when countries around the world work together toward shared goals. “In 1945, the United Nations (UN) was created to provide a forum where countries can join forces to build a world that is safe, peaceful, and prosperous for everyone. Since then, it has helped improve the lives of millions of people, including by fighting HIV and AIDS, ending wars, averting famines, and addressing the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. It has also brought to light once invisible issues, such as modern-day slavery and the use of child soldiers. “As we mark the UN’s 75th anniversary, Canada remains a proud...
    (CNN)The woman taking on Jacinda Ardern is a tough-on-crime veteran politician who admires former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and won the nickname "Crusher" due to her bold policy on illegal street racing.When New Zealanders head to the polls on Saturday they will decide whether to elect 61-year-old Judith Collins, leader of the center-right National Party -- or give progressive 40-year-old Ardern a second term as Prime Minister.Polls suggest that Ardern's center-left Labour Party and its likely coalition partner, the left-wing Green Party, should cruise to victory. But the real question is whether Labour will need a coalition partner, or if it will become the first party to win a majority of votes since the current political system was introduced in 1996. "There's an expectation that it's Labour's election to lose," said Claire Timperley, a New Zealand politics lecturer at Victoria University in Wellington.It's fair to say that Collins has...
    Kyrgyzstan’s new Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov speaks during a meeting of the Supreme Council at the Ala Archa State Residence in Bishkek – Anadolu Agency /Anadolu Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has installed Sadyr Japarov, a convicted kidnapper, as the country’s new prime minister less than a week after protesters broke him out of prison. Immediately after parliament on Saturday approved his premiership, Mr Japarov called for President Sooronbai Jeenbekov to resign. This would allow him to consolidate power and complete Kyrgyzstan’s third revolution in 15 years. “I met with Sooronbai. He said he would resign and leave,” local media quoted him as saying.  Under Kyrgyzstan’s constitution Mr Japarov, a firebrand nationalist convicted in 2017 of kidnapping a regional official in a case which he says was politically motivated, will take over as president if Mr Jeenbekov quits, and also be the prime minister, because there is currently no parliamentary speaker. His...
    Morrinsville, New Zealand (CNN)It's Friday night in the small town of Morrinsville and a handful of locals are waiting at the Golden Kiwi on the main street for a greasy parcel of fish and chips. It wasn't so long ago that Jacinda Ardern was behind the counter, taking orders at the nautical-themed takeaway joint. Now, the 40-year-old New Zealand Prime Minister is one of the world's most recognizable leaders.Throughout her three-year term, she's attracted headlines -- for being an unusually young Prime Minister, for giving birth while leading a country, for her empathetic handling of the Christchurch mosque attacks, and lately, for her swift, effective action against the coronavirus pandemic.That's given her an outsized profile for the leader of a country of 5 million people. She's graced the covers of Vogue and Time magazine and hosted American TV personality Stephen Colbert at her suburban Auckland home. Last year, she topped...
    Athletes from the Cook Islands at the Olympic Games in Rio. JIM WATSON / Getty Images The prime minister of the Cook Islands, Mark Brown, has given himself 17 positions in his government. The titles include minister for foreign affairs, immigration, finance, energy and renewables, police, telecommunications, and many more. Leader of the opposition Tina Browne said the move is "a huge signal just how much confidence he has in the potential of his cabinet colleagues." The Cook Islands is a tiny archipelago in the South Pacific, with a population of 17,000. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The prime minister of the Cook Islands, Mark Brown, has given himself 17 positions in his government, the Guardian reported. Brown has appointed himself to be the minister for immigration, foreign affairs, finance, energy and renewables, telecommunications, and police, as well as other portfolios. Other portfolios he assumed include...
    Berit Roald | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The United Nations World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was among the favorites to win for the second year in a row, for her campaigning to draw attention to the climate crisis. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was also once again on bookmakers' lists, having received praise earlier on in the pandemic for effectively curbing infections and deaths from the coronavirus in her country.  This year's peace prize was the 101th to be awarded. There were 318 candidates in the running for the prize this year, according to the Nobel Institute. The record stands at 376 nominees in 2016. However, the list of nominees is only revealed 50 years after the prize is awarded. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the prize in 2019...
    Abbotsford Woolworths Abbotsford, 313 Victoria Street 26/09/2020 – 12-12.15 pm & 28/09/2020 – 1-1.15 pm Customer shopping Ashwood Woolworths Ashwood 25/09/2020 The customer was there for an hour Penalla White Line Tires, 73 Carrier Street 09/30/2020, 12 noon – 3 p.m. The trial lasted 90 minutes on campus Chadstone Butcher Club – Chadstone Shopping Center 23/09/2020 – 26/09/2020, 6 p.m. Staff member who served Chadstone Chadstone Shopping Center is the new food space 23/09/2020 – 26/09/2020, 6 p.m. Staff member who worked and used public toilets Chadstone Coles Chadstone 27/09/2020 The customer was there for about 15 minutes Chadstone Woolworths Chadstone Shopping Center, 1341 Dandenong Road 27/09/2020, 5:30 – 5:50 p.m. The customer spent 20 minutes in the store` Cheltenham Coles Westfield Southland, 1239 Nabian Highway 02/10/2020 4.45 pm-5.15 pm The case was purchased at...
    Rohingya refugees wait during distribution of food items in 2017 in Bangladesh. AP Photo/Dar Yasin, File Over 1.1 million Rohingyas continue to remain stranded in crowded camps in Bangladesh while the international community fails to provide a resolution to the crisis. When in 2017 this lower-middle-income, majority Muslim country opened its borders to the Rohingya fleeing ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, they were largely welcomed. Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated back then: “We have the ability to feed 160 million people of Bangladesh and we have enough food security to feed the 700,000 refugees.” It wasn’t just the government. Many private citizens came forward to offer assistance. Existing data indicates that 86% of residents in Teknaf, which is the closest administrative region to the Rakhine state from which most Rohingya originate, were involved in providing emergency relief and housing to the new arrivals. In an era when many rich...
    Boris Johnson on the Andrew Marr programme – JEFF OVERS/BBC HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Boris Johnson has insisted he was not helping the SNP break up the Union as the Scottish Tory leader challenged his English colleagues to “look in the mirror” and prove they are doing enough to bolster it. The Prime Minister said that Douglas Ross was “talking about those who don’t value the Union in the way I do” when he criticised some English Tories and Cabinet ministers over their “defeatism and disinterest.” Speaking as the Conservatives held their virtual party conference, he denied his style of leadership combined with his Brexit policy was driving Scotland and England apart. Mr Johnson also echoed his predecessor, Theresa May, by stating that “this is not the time” for another independence referendum, even if the SNP wins a majority in next year’s Holyrood election. The Prime Minister argued that the country should...
    “It’s not small, it’s motivation,” he said of the speculation. “It’s not small-dot. It’s Baldardash. I’m fitter than many butcher dogs. “The problem is, when I got this bad thing, I was so fat, I mean, this is the moment we can teach our big country. “We are one of the biggest places on earth, but as a nation we are a bit fat. For some reason we are fatter than anyone else in Europe except the Maldives. We need to think about this.” The 56-year-old has hired renowned personal trainer Harry Jameson to help him lose weight. Johnson was the highest-ranking world leader to sign the COVID-19 until US President Donald Trump’s shocking discovery last Friday. “I hope President Trump will be fine, he’s got the best care,” Johnson predicted Sunday. “The most important thing to do is to follow his doctor’s advice. He’s got some great medical advice.”...
    Thousands of Israelis protested under the banner of '1km it is' in demonstrations across the country tonight against a new law meant to curb anti-government demonstrations during coronavirus lockdown.  The street protests, just three days after parliament approved an edict to limit the scope of such demonstrations, kept pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of the coronavirus crisis and over allegations of corruption, which he denies. The new law bans Israelis from holding demonstrations more than 1 km (about half a mile) from their homes and forces stricter social distancing, a measure the government said was aimed at curbing COVID-19 infections. Critics have called it a blow to freedom of speech.  The protests were being held under the banner of 'a kilometre it is' in response to the draconian measures.  Israeli police officers arrest an Israeli protester during a demonstration against lockdown measures that they believe are...
    By The Associated Press Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach and spotlights some thoughts you might not have heard — the voices of leaders speaking at the first all-virtual U.N. General Assembly leaders meeting who might not have captured the headlines and the airtime on Saturday, the fifth day of the 2020 debate. ___ “Let us all spread kindness faster than the virus and not hate, fear and misinformation.” — TUILAEPA SAILELE MALIELEGAOI, prime minister of Samoa ___ “Something, something is awry with planet Earth.” — TIMOTHY HARRIS, prime minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis ___ “A population of 24 million...
    Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes the opposite approach and spotlights some thoughts you might not have heard — the voices of leaders speaking at the first all-virtual U.N. General Assembly leaders meeting who might not have captured the headlines and the airtime on Saturday, the fifth day of the 2020 debate. ___ “Let us all spread kindness faster than the virus and not hate, fear and misinformation.” — TUILAEPA SAILELE MALIELEGAOI, prime minister of Samoa ___ “Something, something is awry with planet Earth.” — TIMOTHY HARRIS, prime minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis ___ “A population of 24 million is too...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the world to “reject attempts to build blocks to keep others out” as an image of his country’s storied Great Wall hung behind him. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte used photos and videos to illustrate what he was talking about. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shared his policy views — and his scenic view of Sydney Harbor. If the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting of national leaders is always a window on the world, this year the window is opening directly onto their desks, presidential palaces and homelands. Staying home because of the coronavirus pandemic, they are speaking by video, adding a new layer of imagemaking to the messages and personas they seek to project. “They have to be authentic, they have to be believable, and this is even more of a challenge virtually. But it need not be, if you’re...
    EVERY time a UK celeb criticised the policy of the United States and our Republican president, my reaction was always the same: “Don’t they have enough problems in their own nation to solve without sticking their noses in our business?” Now, I direct that same question – and admonishment – at U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden. 8Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential Nominee, controversially commented on Brexit negotiationsCredit: AP:Associated Press In a somewhat bizarre, transparent, and convoluted attempt to pander to Irish-American votes, Biden decided to weigh-in on Brexit in relation to the contentious negotiations between Britain and the European Union regarding Northern Ireland.  Biden has now made it clear that he is siding with the EU - and that if Britain does not surrender to the demands of the EU with regard to Northern Ireland, he will punish Britain by blocking an American-British trade deal. “Bullying,” “blackmail,” and “extortion” being but...
    Jerusalem (CNN)Last week's signing ceremony on the south lawn of the White House, as Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain normalized relations, was the celebration Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wanted -- and the distraction he needed. "Let us pause for a moment to appreciate this remarkable day. Let us rise above any political divide. Let us put all cynicism aside. Let us feel on this day the pulse of history," he said last Tuesday. "For long after the pandemic is gone, the peace we make today will endure." The normalization deals were the latest feathers in the cap of a leader who's been on a diplomatic winning streak lately. From the outside, Israel projects the image of a small but mighty country punching far above its weight on the global stage, an innovative "start-up nation" whose thousands of tech firms attract billions in foreign investment each year.At home it's...
    The Honourable Prime Minister Of India, Narendra Modi, celebrates his 70th birthday on September 17, 2020. From political parties to celebrities from the entertainment industry to other eminent personalities, all have been extending heartwarming wishes to PM Narendra Modi across social media platforms. South celebs such as Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Mahesh Babu and many others have wished the 14th and current Prime Minister of India with thoughtful messages. PM Narendra Modi Birthday: Surat Bakery Makes 71-Feet-Long Cake With ‘Corona Warriors’ Theme. Mahesh Babu writes, “Your dynamic leadership and vision has brought our nation to the forefront of change.” On the occasion of PM Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday, the Bharatiya Janata Party has organised several events as part of the ‘Sewa Saptah’ programme. This event which started from September 14 across the country to pray for long life and good health of the beloved Prime Minister. There is also blood...
    On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 70th birthday, several prominent personalities from across different fields such as sports and entertainment took to social media to share warm birthday messages. While Kangana Ranaut and Anupam Kher posted videos with birthday messages for PM Modi on Twitter, other celebs such as Anil Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty among others shared pictures with the PM as they wished him. Actor Salman Khan too took to Twitter to wish the Prime Minister as he shared an old picture of himself in conversation with Mr Modi. PM Narendra Modi Turns 70: From Anil Kapoor to Abhishek Bachchan, Bollywood Celebs Extend Birthday Wishes for Prime Minister of India. The actor taking to Twitter wrote, “Wishing the honourable prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi, a very happy birthday n many more to come @narendramodi. In the picture shared by Salman, the duo seem to be in a deep conversation with each...
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