Dispute comes after Boris Johnson claimed EU leaders need to ‘get into their heads’ that province is part of UK
Britain will be America’s pet. But it’s Europe’s future that’s at stakeThe EU risks irrelevance if it doesn’t seek new purpose – and it won’t find it in the fantasy of power projected by the G7 ‘Johnson is no Winston Churchill. But like Churchill in 1941, he’s desperate for US backing.’ Boris Johnson and Joe Biden before the G7 leaders’ summit in Cornwall. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/UPI/REX/Shutterstock
Scots are kicking back against the SNP's "contradictory" Covid restrictions, a wedding industry boss has warned, as the new Health Secretary refused to provide any indication of when the country will move to the lowest level of lockdown. Duncan McConchie, chair of the Scottish Wedding Industry Alliance (SWIA), said "people are starting to throw caution to the wind" because of the lack of consistency in some of the restrictions. He raised the example of a couple getting married who have suggested
We are - as ministers have repeatedly said - in a race between the vaccine and the variants. And Britain made a significant head start. It is now more than six months since Margaret Keenan, 90, in Coventry, became the first person to receive a Covid vaccine outside of a trial. On Monday, official statistics are set to show that more than 30million people - approaching six in 10 adults - have had both jabs, while close to 42million have had their first. The Government’s target to offer first dose
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Cynical, shameful and disastrous: Johnson’s handling of Northern Ireland. Brexit ministers always intended to ignore the agreement they signed and blame the EU for the consequences, argues Adrian Ward. Plus letters from Mike Pender, Steve Fildes, Chris Webster and Amin Kassam
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An England fan is in a serious condition in hospital after falling from the stands at Wembley during Sunday's Euro 2020 game against Croatia, officials have said. UEFA is investigating after the England supporter fell just after the game kicked off in London at 2pm. "We can confirm that a spectator fell from the stands just after kick-off in the match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium," a spokesperson for the ground said in a statement.
Alastair Stewart also addressed the technical issues that occurred during the launch.
Germany must increase military spending and take on a greater share of military burdens within NATO, the conservative candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor said in a newspaper interview on Sunday. Heads of state within the 30-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will meet in Brussels on Monday and discuss the path to follow against challenges such as China, Russia and cyber threats. Laschet, backed by Merkel's conservatives to run for chancellor at the Sept. 26 election, said he would ensure that Germany, Europe's largest economy, meets the alliance's spending target of 2% of gross domestic product.
Agreements on climate and vaccine donations fall short – as diplomatic spat with France leaves ugly mood
ISTANBUL (Reuters) -Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he and U.S. President Joe Biden must use a meeting on Monday to move on from past troubles, including a bitter dispute over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles. Before travelling to Monday's NATO summit in Brussels, Erdogan said he expected an "unconditional approach" from Washington when he sat down with Biden for their first face-to-face session since last year's U.S. elections. He said he would also raise the White House's recognition of the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the then Ottoman Empire as "genocide", a move which had infuriated Ankara, and the U.S. removal of Turkey from an F-35 fighter jet programme.
DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland would like Britain and the European Union to find a "middle ground" in talks on aligning food standards that could reduce checks on food imports from Britain to Northern Ireland by 80%, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday. EU member Ireland is a key player in talks between Brussels and London that aim to reduce trade frictions between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom under post-Brexit trade rules that have sparked anger in the British province.
Liz Truss, the International Trade Secretary, will press her Australasian counterparts to “turn momentum into results” this week as the UK closes in on post-Brexit agreements with Australia and New Zealand. Ms Truss said British firms stood to gain better access to New Zealand, and consumers face cheaper wine, as she prepared to hold talks with Damien O'Connor, the country's trade minister, in London. Sources close to Ms Truss said she would urge Mr O'Connor to "give us more" on areas such as be
Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology reported Strombolian activity and fountains of lava at Sicily’s Mount Etna on June 12.Video by Salvatore Palermo shows the activity, which geologists called “spectacular”. Credit: Salvatore Palermo via Storyful
The UK has recorded another 7,490 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths in the latest 24-hour reporting period. It is down slightly on the 7,738 coronavirus cases and 12 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported on Saturday, but is the fifth day in row that new infection numbers have exceeded 7,000. The total number of people who have had at least one vaccine dose now stands at 41,551,201 - 78.9% of adults, while 29,792,658 people have had two jabs, which is 56.6% of UK adults.
SIR – Should our timorous Government really delay restoring our civil liberties on June 21, it will lose my vote – and, I’m sure, the votes of millions of other right-thinking people. These farcical restrictions have gone on far too long. The scientists and modellers advising the Cabinet have been wrong time and time again. Peter Sullivan Stamford, Lincolnshire SIR – We may now spend this summer under harsher restrictions than last year, all because the Government spent two weeks dithering about
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The French President reportedly told the PM that Northern Ireland was not a full part of Britain
A 60-59 vote by the Israeli Parliament formally ended Benjamin Netanyahu’s term as prime minister of Israel on Sunday, June 13.Naftali Bennet, who previously served as the Minister of Defense from 2019 to 2020, was sworn in as the new prime minister.Footage filmed by Twitter user @Elinor_Carmi shows celebrations in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Sunday night. Credit: @Elinor_Carmi via Storyful