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With Covid-19 cases remaining high, many are still needing to self-isolate
The Doomsday Clock has remained at 100 seconds to midnight for a third year in a row, as scientists said the world is “no safer” than it was this time last year.
More than 100 millionaires say current tax systems are “not fair” and increasing wealth taxes would help resolve inequalities made dramatically worse by the Covid-19 health crisis Millionaires from around the world have signed an open letter asking governments to tax them at higher rates.The letter was published online Wednesday, mid-way through Davos, the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting being held virtually this year.The signatories of the letter –which was the result of a joint initiativ
The bill, passed in a vote of 82 to 37 with three abstentions on Tuesday, will come into force if it is signed into law by President Gitanas Nausėda.View on euronews
A sobering reflection of Britain’s obsession with drinking. We mustn’t accept a rise in alcoholism as inevitable, writes Prof Woody Caan, while Isabella Stone bemoans taxpayers having to fund No 10’s boozy culture. Plus letters from Catherine King, Mike Pender and Owen Wells
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Prince William is asked 'Do you support Prince Andrew?' by reporter
Chief Whip Mark Spencer has said that Boris Johnson is in a “very buoyant” mood as he left 10 Downing Street on Thursday morning.
Plan B: All restrictions to end from next week says Boris Johnson
There were 1,514 people in hospital on Wednesday with recently confirmed Covid-19, with 43 of them in intensive care.
Humanity remains closer to global catastrophe than ever before. That’s the stark message from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who have kept the Doomsday Clock’s annual setting unchanged at 100 seconds to midnight – the nearest it has been in the 75 years since American artist Martyl Langsdorf created it in 1947.
Bidding for the 'Stone III' sale closes on Wednesday evening and can be followed online.View on euronews
Research into the possibility of a fixed link across the Irish Sea cost £896,681, the Department for Transport said. Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy led the exercise, which concluded it would be technically feasible but "impossible to justify" as the "benefits could not possibly outweigh the costs".
William and Kate visited Church on the Street in Burnley, Lancashire, a centre that helps disadvantaged people.
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) -As aid trickles into the South Pacific nation of Tonga, devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami, an Australian aid flight was forced to return to base due to a positive COVID-19 case onboard, a defence official said on Friday. Tonga is COVID-free and has a strict border control policy, and is requiring contactless delivery of aid that began arriving by plane on Thursday. The Australian aid flight left Brisbane on Thursday afternoon but was turned around midflight after being notified of the positive COVID-19 case, an Australian defence spokeswoman said.
Bury South MP Christian Wakeford's defection from the Conservative Party to Labour has left voters questioning whether there will now be a by-election in his constituency. The MP was elected in 2019 to the Greater Manchester constituency with a slim majority of 402 in a seat that had been Labour since 1997. Mr Wakeford said the "partygate" scandal confirmed his decision after "many months" of sleepless nights over the government's decisions, from free schools meals and Universal Credit to the Owen Paterson affair and lockdown parties.
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At Prime Minister's Questions, one Conservative MP defected to Labour as another called on Boris Johnson to step down.View on euronews