‘ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’, SAYS US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AS GAZA VIOLENCE ESCALATES

‘ISRAEL HAS A RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’, SAYS US PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AS GAZA VIOLENCE ESCALATES

US president Joe Biden called for calm in the Israel-Palestine conflict as the death toll soared in Gaza Strip, but said that the Jewish state had a right to defend itself. US president Joe Biden said, “Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.” Meanwhile, violence escalated in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as relentless Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket barrages continued killing innocents. Fierce clashes between the Israeli military and rocket squads in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip spurred a concerted…

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Israel’s President Warns Of Civil War As Jews, Arabs Clash Over Gaza

Israel’s President Warns Of Civil War As Jews, Arabs Clash Over Gaza

Israel’s president warned of a civil war between the country’s Arabs and Jews on Wednesday as fury and fear over shelling exchanges with Palestinian militants in Gaza ignited violence in Israel’s streets.Appeals by religious and political leaders for calm, and police reinforcements and mass-arrests, appeared to do little to stem riots in several ethnically mixed towns. Israeli TV showed what it described as “near-lynchings” of Jewish and Arab motorists. The strife was touched off by sometimes violent pro-Palestinian protests by members of the Arab minority incensed at an Israeli air…

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UK Free Of Covid-19 By August, Says UK Vaccine Task Force Chief

UK Free Of Covid-19 By August, Says UK Vaccine Task Force Chief

The new coronavirus will no longer be circulating in Britain by August, the government’s departing vaccine task force chief Clive Dix told the Daily Telegraph on Friday. “Sometime in August, we will have no circulating virus in the UK”, Dix said, adding that he believed the vaccine booster program could be pushed back to early 2022. The government is looking at which COVID-19 vaccines would offer the best booster shot for vulnerable people later this year. Dix told the Telegraph that he expects everybody in the UK to have been…

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Sadiq Khan Wins Second Term As London’s Mayor

Sadiq Khan Wins Second Term As London’s Mayor

The 50-year-old politician from the main opposition Labour party, a former human rights lawyer brought up on a London public housing complex, won a second stint at City Hall with victory over Conservative rival Shaun Bailey. This continues a remarkable journey for the Pakistani immigrant bus driver’s son, who became the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital when initially elected in 2016. He has made a name for himself as a vocal critic of Brexit and successive Conservative prime ministers, including his mayoral predecessor Boris Johnson, as well as…

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Boris Johnson promises ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ with post-pandemic plans

Boris Johnson promises ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ with post-pandemic plans

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Tuesday to “level up” Britain by tackling inequality and driving an economic recovery from the pandemic with a raft of laws presented to parliament by Queen Elizabeth. In a ceremony pared back because of Covid-19, the queen, who wore a day dress instead of the usual robes and crown, read out the bills the government hopes to pass during the next year on everything from job creation and healthcare to stripping away post-Brexit bureaucracy. At her first major public appearance since the death of…

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Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy Part Of UK’s Post-Pandemic Agenda

Banning LGBT Conversion Therapy Part Of UK’s Post-Pandemic Agenda

Britain will move to ban conversion therapy and provide more support to those in the LGBT community who have undergone the treatment, as part of its post-pandemic government agenda.Boris Johnson’s party has come under increasing pressure on the issue after former leader Theresa May vowed in 2018 to eradicate the conversion therapy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government said measures would be brought forward to prevent these “abhorrent practices which can cause mental and physical harm”, starting with a consultation on how best to protect people and how to eliminate coercive…

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Business & Retail shops still ‘unsure’ as people return slowly for shopping

Business & Retail shops still ‘unsure’ as people return slowly for shopping

UK shops have made a promising start to the year as people have returned to high streets up and down the country, however, they are “not out of the woods” just yet, a leading trade association has warned. According to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), along with KPMG, total sales in Britain increased by 7.3% across the month of April, compared to the same month in 2019, as restrictions eased for non-essential stores under Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown. This was above the 3-month average…

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Which are the Green list countries marked by UK government for travel & tourism this summer

Which are the Green list countries marked by UK government for travel & tourism this summer

Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries and territories people will be able to visit without quarantining on their return to the UK, the government has said. As England goes into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May, a traffic light system that categorises countries based on their COVID-19 risk levels has been drawn up. What does it mean for travelers? Green List: Travellers returning from a country on that list will not need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one…

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France agrees to sell 30 Rafale fighters to Egypt

France agrees to sell 30 Rafale fighters to Egypt

Two French air force Rafale F3-R jets take off from the military airport of Andravida, southern Greece, April 19, 2021. (AFP Photo) With an aim of shoring up “national security,” Egypt ordered 30 Rafale jets from French defense firm Dassault Aviation, the North African country’s military confirmed in a statement late Monday. The order, which follows the 2015 purchase of 24 Rafale jets, will be financed through a 10-year loan, the military said. Investigative site Disclose had reported earlier Monday that the order was part of a secret mega-defense deal…

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France warns to cut off power to Jersey in post-Brexit fishing row

France warns to cut off power to Jersey in post-Brexit fishing row

French minister raises electricity supply as point of leverage in dispute over access to UK waters.The French government could cut off the electricity supply to Jersey in an escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights, a French minister has suggested. Responding to questions in the national assembly, Annick Girardin, the minister for maritime affairs, said she was “revolted” by the UK government’s behaviour over its waters and France was ready to retaliate. The British crown dependency of Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands, relies on “the transmission of electricity by…

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