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Nicola Sturgeon says PM should return to Cop26
Nicola Sturgeon says PM should return to Cop26
Boris Johnson says anyone arriving in the UK will be asked to take a PCR test for Covid-19 on the second day and must self-isolate until they provide a negative test. The prime minister also announces the rules of face coverings in shops and on public transport will be tightened.
Richard Dawson and Circle: Henki review – a botanical rock classic. (Domino)A sprawling epic written from the perspective of a seed and a lament for an ancient tree are highlights on this inspired collaboration
Civil servants have been banned from inviting “woke” speakers who criticise Boris Johnson’s policies to address internal events in Whitehall, a leaked memo reveals.
The Irishman maintains ‘patience’ is key but has seen encouraging signs during his rehabilitation after a broken leg suffered in defeat to Dustin Poirier
A teenager has been charged with the murder of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool city centre, police have said. The youngster had been in the city with friends on Thursday following a Christmas lights switch-on when she suffered “catastrophic injuries” in an assault at 8.39pm, Merseyside Police said. A 14-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has now been charged with murder and possession of a bladed article.
Andersson was voted in by Sweden’s parliament as prime minister last week, but resigned seven hours later after the defeat of her budget and the departure of a junior coalition party.View on euronews
It was not the first time Angela Rayner had been overshadowed by internal party wrangling.
Edmonton Oilers player Zach Hyman was lifted to light the top of a giant menorah in Edmonton in a ceremony to mark the start of Hanukkah on November 28.The event took place by the Holocaust memorial in the Alberta Legislature Grounds, with local news reporting the menorah to be 21 feet tall and 5,000 lbs in weight.Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi posted this footage on Twitter, wishing a “Happy Chanukah to Edmonton’s Jewish community,” and adding “May you all have a light-filled and prosperous holiday season.” Credit: Amarjeet Sohi via Storyful
The World Health Organization has called for a new international accord on tackling pandemics, following the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.During a special session of the World Health Assembly on November 29, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the new variant “underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.”“Omicron demonstrates just why the world needs a new accord on pandemics,” he said. “Our current system disincentivizes countries from alerting others to threats that will inevitably land on their shores,” he said.Tedros called on richer nations to commit to vaccine equity in order to bring an end to the pandemic. “More than 80 percent of the world’s vaccines have gone to G20 countries. Low income countries, most of them in Africa, have received just 0.6 percent of all vaccines,” he said. “The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more opportunity this virus has to spread and evolve in ways we cannot predict.”Tedros also said South Africa and Botswana “should be thanked for detecting and sequencing and reporting this variant, not penalized,” and said it was not yet known whether the variant is associated with more transmissions, severe disease, or vaccine resistance. Credit: World Health Organization via Storyful
Joe Trivelli’s recipes for pici in red wine, caserecce with langoustines, squash soup and zuppa di crauti. A selection of hearty winter dishes inspired by a favourite Italian rail canteen
The mutation of the Omicron variant could be down to "reservoirs" of the virus lurking in the unvaccinated and immunosuppressed.
The Silver Line, a service which helps older people in the UK battling loneliness, was inspired by Bob Lowe’s story of loneliness.
Gunshots rang out on Black Friday inside a packed Washington state mall, injuring one person as hundreds of other shoppers hid inside stores
Sir Frank Williams, founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died at the age of 79.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he "won't hesitate to take further action" after the UK Health Security Agency detected cases of a new coronavirus variant in Brentwood and Nottingham. The UK Health Security Agency confirmed the cases, which are both believed to be connected and linked to travel to southern Africa, after genomic sequencing overnight.
Morrison caps off a wild week in parliament with a unifying bout of troll-busting. With the government divided over voter ID, integrity and religious discrimination legislation, the PM announced a bill everyone could get behind
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"The clock is ticking, which heightens the need for close cooperation with our partners and friends to thwart Tehran's ambitions," the UK's Liz Truss and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid wrote in the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said earlier in the day that his country was "very worried" that world powers will remove sanctions on Iran in exchange for insufficient caps on its nuclear programme, as negotiators convene in Vienna on Monday in a last-ditch effort to salvage a nuclear deal.
The government currently has "no plan to move to plan B" in their Covid response, after nine cases of the Omicron variant were found in England and Scotland. Health Minister Ed Argar said restrictions expected to come into force on Tuesday, including mask-wearing on public transport and in shops, were "proportionate" but "we will see cases rise".