President of Chad dies on battlefield after winning sixth reelection
President of Chad dies on battlefield after winning sixth reelection
The SNP leader and Glasgow regional list candidate Roza Salih met three Syrian Scots at Annette Street Primary School polling station in Govanhill.
The Duchess of Cambridge has promised to wear a pink dress when she finally meets the brave youngster who had to be separated from her father during lockdown. Mila Sneddon, then four years old, became a symbol of the importance of isolation during the pandemic after she was pictured for Kate's lockdown photography project Hold Still. The moving image showed the youngster kissing the kitchen window as her father Scott stood outside.
Briton previously complained about the size of the ring, and he made another sly dig at the organisation of the bout at Thursday’s press conference
Although voting ends at 10pm on Thursday, the final results are not expected until Monday
‘He was very accepting of his situation,’ Lucinda Cary said
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been told to urgently change the party’s direction after its by-election disaster in Hartlepool.
Detectives hunting the killer of PCSO Julia James have issued an image of a man they believe could be key to the investigation. Police said they want to speak to the man who is understood to have been in the Aylesham area on Wednesday 28 April 2021 – the day after the 53-year-old mother of two was murdered. In the picture released by police, the man is wearing a black hoodie and carrying a large Nike holdall. He has short curly hair and a stubble under his chin. The image appears to show the man walking through a field. Mrs James was found with severe head injuries at around 4pm on Tuesday 27 April on a footpath next to Akholt Wood in the Snowdown area of Kent. She had been working at home that day alone and was killed after taking her Jack Russell terrier, Toby out for a walk.
France is delaying an EU order for 1.8 billion doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine planned for the next two years, a German newspaper said on Friday, citing EU diplomats, but Paris said it backed the contract and was just asking questions. In its report, German daily Die Welt said the reason for Paris' hesitation was unclear, but diplomats had speculated that it might want French companies to play a bigger part in vaccine production. At recent meetings of European Union ministers about vaccine orders, French representatives held up decision-making by posing technical questions and requests for clarifications, Die Welt reported.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says he supports the idea of a waiver on patent protections for coronavirus vaccines and urges his government to consider lifting them for Russia's jabs, during a televised meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova. A campaign to lift patent protections on Covid-19 vaccines is picking up steam, with French, German and EU leadership saying they are ready to discuss a proposal by US President Joe Biden.
Donald Trump tried to sneak back onto Twitter but was banned after a single day, cementing his title of supreme loser.
The win builds on Conservative advances into Labour’s traditional heartlands during the last general election.
Holidaymakers will today discover which destinations they can visit this summer without quarantining. Portugal, Iceland and Malta are among those expected to be on the travel green list due to be published later following weeks of speculation. Quarantine and coronavirus testing requirements for people arriving in England once foreign holidays are permitted from May 17 will be based on a new traffic light system, with destinations placed on green, amber and red lists.
‘We used to receive eight to 10 bodies a day earlier, now we receive 10 times more,’ says one volunteer
‘Republican voters and donors are sick and tired and fed up with weak Republicans that never accomplish what they claim they’re going to do,’ Georgia Republican says
The cost of flights to some of the most popular holiday destinations rocketed on Thursday night ahead of the government's announcement of its travel "green list". Prices for flights to Portugal's resorts more than doubled in two days after suggestions that it could be included on the quarantine-free "green list" when the ban on foreign travel is lifted on May 17. The country is the only big European holiday destination for Britons with a chance of inclusion on the list, to be unveiled by Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, at a Downing Street press conference on Friday afternoon. Ministers on the Cabinet's Covid operations committee will meet on Friday to decide which countries should be red, amber or green based on their vaccination rates, prevalence of Covid and its variants and their capacity for analysing the genome of the virus.
The British and French standoff on the seas round Jersey is, at first glance, a row over logbooks, lobsters, licences and sea snails. But it is the result of a perfect storm of British, French and European politics and, inevitably, Brexit. The technicalities of fishing licences in the 12 miles around Jersey’s coasts are vitally important for French fishermen. They blockaded Jersey’s main port, after accusing the Channel Island government of not granting enough licences and imposing unfair conditions on them. But such disputes rarely lead to Royal Navy and French navy ships eyeing each other across the waves unless it suits politicians on both sides. So how did it come to this? The UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which came into force on December 31 last year, sets out the new post-Brexit fishing rules. Under the deal struck on Christmas Eve, EU boats can continue to operate in UK territorial waters if they can prove historical fishing activity in the area. Access is granted by the issuing of fishing licences but France is angry about how the new rules are being implemented and has accused Britain of dragging its feet.
EU accuses UK as France seeks to ‘rapidly defuse’ Jersey fishing rowFrance moves to calm diplomatic waters but Brussels says Britain has breached terms of Brexit trade deal
Three trans women were subject to horrific abuse after being beaten and having bottles thrown at them at a bar in Benin – all of which was caught on video.