The European Union urged all political actors in Tunisia on Monday to respect the country's constitution and avoid violence after Tunisia's president ousted the government and froze parliament with help from the army. "We are closely following the latest developments in Tunisia," a spokeswoman for the European Commission said. Tunisia faced its worst crisis in a decade of democracy on Monday after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze parliament with help from the army in a move denounced as a coup by the main parties including Islamists.
Labour Party moderates have seized control of key leadership positions in London after ousting a number of Jeremy Corbyn supporters. Campaigners declared the party is “on the mend” as largely centre left candidates won 13 out of 16 posts that represent Constituency Labour Parties [CLPs] on the London regional board. The overhaul signals a major transfer of power from left-wingers who backed Jeremy Corbyn’s premiership to progressives supporting Sir Keir Starmer.
The crash left Van der Poel in hospital where underwent scans on his injuries
Mother says her son ‘would have made sure everyone knew how serious this disease is’ after admitting it was not a conspiracy while in an ICU
Pakistani authorities say they are working on plans to refloat a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast near the southern port city of Karachi last week amid bad weather
Covid: more EU states to restrict venue access for unvaccinated peopleIreland and Italy among those joining France in requiring vaccine passes to enter bars and restaurantsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Customers’ Covid-19 health passes are checked before they enter a restaurant in Corsica. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca/AFP/Getty Images
More than half of local areas are now recording a week-on-week fall in rates.
In an open letter to NASA, Jeff Bezos has offered to waive billions of dollars in payments from the space agency in order to ensure his company Blue Origin gets to take part in its upcoming moon missions. With a potential funding shortfall threatening to derail NASA's planned moon missions - in particular its Human Landing System (HLS) - the billionaire founder of Amazon and the world's wealthiest person has offered to bridge the financial gap "by waiving all payments in the current and next two government fiscal years up to $2bn to get the program back on track".
Thousands of civil servants are to be encouraged to add pronouns to their email sign-offs under plans for a transgender inclusivity drive, despite a backlash from staff. The Scottish Government is backing proposals that would ask its 8,000 workers to take a “pronoun pledge” under which they would add terms reflecting their gender identity, such as she/her or he/him, to signatures at the bottom of every work email. Some people who class themselves as non-binary prefer pronouns such as they/them,
Apsana Begum is on trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The Nationality and Borders Bill poses a significant terror risk from the far right
France, Spain, Italy and 20 other EU countries may be taken to court for their tardiness in enacting landmark EU copyright rules into national law, the European Commission said on Monday as it asked the group to explain the delays. The copyright rules, adopted two years ago, aim to ensure a level playing field between the European Union's trillion-euro creative industries and online platforms such as Google, owned by Alphabet, and Facebook. The Commission said it had sent letters of formal notice, the first step of its infringement proceedings, to the countries group asking for explanations.
Nancy Pelosi primes Capitol attack panel to take hard line on Trump. The Republican leadership’s decision to boycott the inquiry leaves the ex-president without defenders on the committee
The Duchess of Cambridge has become quite the talented photographer. Kate’s latest picture of Prince George on his 8th birthday is proof enough as well as the other photos of her family. Her drive behind the ‘Hold Still’ photobook campaign also demonstrates the passion she has for photography.
University and College Union accuses PM of ‘trying to pin blame on students for not yet taking up a vaccine they haven’t been prioritised to receive’
Former Trump adviser has previously been accused of endorsing the idea of an American coup
Britney Spears’ agent has broken his decade-long silence on the singer’s conservatorship, saying the “nonsense has to end”.
St James’s Park was the wettest place in the country on Sunday, with 41.8mm of rain
A recruitment manager who plotted to smuggle more than £5 million from the UK to Dubai when she was cash-strapped on furlough has been jailed. Tara Hanlon, 30, was stopped at Heathrow Airport as she attempted to board a flight with five suitcases filled with cash totaling £1.9 million. Hanlon, who was furloughed from her job as an operations manager at Leeds recruitment firm Goodall Brazier last March, had also discussed recruiting others to the scam, Isleworth crown court heard.
The UK has reported 24,950 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour period. It means the number of COVID cases reported in the UK has fallen for the sixth consecutive day. Last Monday, 39,950 cases and 72 deaths were recorded.