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    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 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
    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...
    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...
    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...
    “Where Emmanuel Macron expresses himself in a convoluted manner, and at length, Jean Castex decides on the spot, and quickly” to unfold in one hour the “battle plan” of the last 600 days of the quinquennium, retains Yves Thréard, from Le Figaro. “Of the race of the black hussars of the Republic greeted by Charles Péguy”, he “embodies this form of common sense which is often lacking in today’s elites”, continues the editorialist. Prime Minister “of soil” faced with a presidential communication often “on the heights”, the performance of Jean Castex “could only make a good impression”, notes Hubert Coudurier, in Le Télégramme. From this “highly perilous exercise”, Jean Castex “did rather well. Precise, concrete, sober, he avoided the lyric flights which were not in order” and “marked his territory” by “pronouncing this word to all winds “, emphasizes Bruno Dive, from Sud Ouest. “Honesty obliges us to recognize that...
    The conservative Jean Castex will be the new prime minister of France, after the president of that country, Emmanuel Macron, ordered changes in the Government Cabinet as a result of the official defeat in the municipal elections and after having passed through the most serious stretch of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today, Philippe formalized his resignation before Macron, “who accepted it,” sources at the Elisha Palace reported, before the French president himself announced in an interview with local media that Castex will be the new prime minister in a new period in which your policy will be more social and will have a greener component. The 55-year-old conservative politician, who since 2008 mayor of Prades, a municipality in the Eastern Pyrenees, has held several second-level positions in various ministries and is considered one of the architects of the exit strategy of the restrictions applied by the crisis of coronavirus. At...
    Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sylvestre Ilunga expressed his “indignation” to President Félix Tshisekedi (in illustration), after the brief “arbitrary” arrest on Saturday evening of the Minister of Justice, new crisis in the coalition in power. Usually very discreet, the Prime Minister comes from the same camp as ex-President Joseph Kabila, who governs in coalition with his successor Félix Tshisekedi. The majority of the 66 ministers come from the Common Front for Congo (FCC), the party of Mr. Kabila, majority in the Parliament. This is the case of the Minister of Justice Célestin Tunda Ya Kasende, released after several hours of hearing at the prosecution. “Members of the government have expressed their indignation for the humiliation suffered by their colleague”, and “condemn this arbitrary arrest”, “in violation of the basic rules of the rule of law”, according to the Prime Minister’s services statement dated from...
    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was involved in a car accident Wednesday after a protester reportedly dashed into the middle of the road. Johnson’s Jaguar came to an abrupt stop after a police motorcycle leading his convoy slammed on the brakes inches from an elderly Kurdish protester who jutted into the road. The Range Rover following closely behind Johnson’s coupe rear-ended the prime minister’s vehicle, according to Newsweek. WATCH: Bois Johnson in car crash at Parliament. Just now. Security drives into back of his car as Kurdish protester runs into road. pic.twitter.com/k1kCplzyZ5 — Steve Bray #HoldThemToAccount (@snb19692) June 17, 2020 “Yes, that was the PM’s car,” Johnson’s spokesperson said, according to CNN. “I think the video speaks for itself as to what happened. No reports of anybody being injured.” Johnson came out of the scene “wholly unscathed,” Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said, The Associated Press reported. A pedestrian...
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Wednesday assigned the military to oversee the country’s coronavirus quarantine process after two women who were allowed to leave their quarantine early tested positive for the virus this week. The women, who had recently returned from London where they had visited a dying parent, were told by health officials they could leave even though they hadn’t been tested yet for the virus. NEW ZEALAND NO LONGER CORONAVIRUS FREE AS NEW CASES APPEAR  Ardern called the incident an “unacceptable failure”  that "should never have happened and it cannot be repeated." She said she’s temporarily removing the compassionate exemption clause that allowed them to leave the mandatory 14-day quarantine early. Before the women tested positive, the country had been coronavirus-free since June 8 and the country hadn’t reported any new cases for three weeks before Tuesday. The women, who are New Zealand citizens, drove from Auckland to Wellington...
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