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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
New Zealand Gets First Gay Deputy PM And A Foreign Minister With Facial Tattoo
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New Zealand Gets First Gay Deputy PM And A Foreign Minister With Facial Tattoo

Nanaia Mahuta, the first woman to become New Zealand foreign minister, has a moko kauae – a traditional female Maori tattoo on the chin Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was re-elected last month in a landslide victory, called her new cabinet ‘incredibly diverse’ New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an “incredibly diverse” cabinet on Monday that includes the country’s first openly gay deputy prime minister and a foreign minister with a Maori facial tattoo. The centre-left leader revamped her ministerial line-up in the wake of a landslide election victory, saying her priorities for her second term were responding to Covid-19 and promoting economic recovery. Ardern appointed Grant Robertson as deputy prime minister, making him the first openly gay perso...
Manchester United Say They Can Safely Host 23,500 Fans At Old Trafford
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Manchester United Say They Can Safely Host 23,500 Fans At Old Trafford

Spectators have been barred from games since the league resumed in June after a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic, with fans last present at Old Trafford during United's 2-0 derby victory over Manchester City in March. The U.K. government had hoped to allow limited crowds back into sporting venues from October, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson put those plans on hold last month amid a surge in cases. "We spent around two months working with the government guidelines to... make sure we can have around 23,500 people in this stadium safely social distancing," United's chief operating officer Collette Roche told Sky Sports. "It's quite bemusing to understand why people can gather in other settings such as on an aeroplane or a restaurant, or even in a cinema to watch football,...
I drink cow urine everyday – Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar
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I drink cow urine everyday – Popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

Bollywood actor, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, popularly known by his screen name as Akshay Kumar, has disclosed that he drinks cow urine everyday to ''protect himself from diseases.''   The 53-year-old actor believes that the animal’s waste has medicinal benefits that fight diseases, including the dreaded Coronavirus. A thought shared by lots of Indians.   The actor is a loyal supporter of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s party, which has earmarked millions of dollars for research into products using bovine waste to cure diseases like diabetes and cancer.     During a live show with the British television adventurer Bear Grylls, they drank tea made from elephant dung in an Indian tiger reserve as they spoke about their new show.   While talki...
Coup In Mali: President And Prime Minister Arrested By The Army
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Coup In Mali: President And Prime Minister Arrested By The Army

A regional official says Mali's president and prime minister are now in the custody of mutinous soldiers, sparking fears the country could be plunged into further political turmoil.Mali's president and prime minister have been detained by mutinying soldiers on Tuesday night, according to a regional official. The two leaders were taken into custody in an apparent mutiny, army officer Sidi Gakou told DPA. Earlier on Tuesday, soldiers took up arms at the military base in Kati, a town 15 kilometers (nine miles) from Bamako, and began arresting senior military officers. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday said soldiers had launched a "mutiny" and urged them to immediately return to their barracks. "This mutiny comes at a time when, for several mont...
Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly is Dead
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Ivory Coast Prime Minister, Gon Coulibaly is Dead

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for the next presidential election, has died at the age of 61. His death was announced by the country's president, Alassane Ouattara. “Fellow compatriots, Ivory Coast is mourning. It is with deep pain that I announce to you that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly has left us,” Ouattara said in a statement read on national television by the presidency’s secretary-general on Wednesday, July 8. "I salute the memory of a statesman, a man of great loyalty, dedication and love for his homeland," added Ouattara. Officials said Coulibaly was unwell during a ministerial meeting at the presidential palace in Abidjan and was rushed to a hospital where he passed away. Coulibaly had returned to Ivory...
Rashford says UK government has ‘done what is right’ with free school meals U-turn
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Rashford says UK government has ‘done what is right’ with free school meals U-turn

The Man United forward spoke with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday, shortly after they changed their mind on food vouchers Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted he was unaware of Marcus Rashford's campaign to extend food vouchers for vulnerable children until the day the United Kingdom government made a U-turn, with the England international saying they had "done what is right" in changing their minds. Manchester United striker Rashford wrote to members of parliament on Monday, imploring the government not to stop free school meals for around 1.3 million disadvantaged children from next month. The food voucher scheme only normally runs during term time but was used during the Easter holiday because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and Rashford had asked for the gove...
Swedish Police Finally Identifies the man They Believe Killed Prime Minister Olof Palme
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Swedish Police Finally Identifies the man They Believe Killed Prime Minister Olof Palme

Swedish police have finally identified the man they believe killed Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986. Palme was shot in the back as he walked home from the cinema with his wife in Stockholm, shortly after he dismissed his security team for the day. The assassination took place on Sweden's busiest road, Sveavagen, and more than a dozen witnesses saw a man fire the shots before fleeing the scene. Chief Prosecutor Krister Petersson said the man has been identified as Stig Engstrom, a graphic designer known as "Skandia Man" who committed suicide in 2000. Petersson said;   "The person is Stig Engstrom. Because the person is dead, I cannot bring charges against him and have decided to close the investigation. "This is one of the biggest police investigations in the...
Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000
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Russian COVID-19 cases exceed 390,000

Russia confirmed 8,952 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising its total infections to 396,575, its coronavirus response centre said in a statement Saturday. The death toll increased by 181 to 4,555, while 167,469 people have recovered, including 8,212 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. Moscow, the country’s worst-hit region, confirmed 2,367 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total to 178,196. As of Friday, about 307,000 people were under medical observation, Russia’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said in a statement on Saturday. More than 10.3 million laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been conducted across the country so far, it added. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree allocating...
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Resumption Date for Spanish Top-flight League Finally Revealed

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed that La Liga will be able to resume from June 8. DAILY POST recalls that La Liga had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst is behind us” after COVID-19 deaths and new cases fell significantly in recent weeks in Spain. He said: “La Liga can begin again from June 8. “The ball will roll with all the necessary health and safety conditions in place.” The Prime Minister also announced that the borders were opening up again to tourists from July onwards. Meanwhile, the German Bundesliga had already resumed last weekend.
Usain Bolt and Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome their First Child
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Usain Bolt and Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome their First Child

Former Jamaican sprinter. Usain Bolt and his stunning girlfriend Kasi Bennett have welcomed their first child, a baby girl. The eight-time Olympic Gold medalist is yet to share the news, but Jamaican prime minister Andrew Holness announced the arrival of the couple's child on Monday night. Holness tweeted: "Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl." https://twitter.com/AndrewHolnessJM/status/1262386101496492043/photo/1 Back in March, the happy couple hosted a luxury gender reveal party at Peter's Rock in Kingston, Jamaica, where they confirmed they were expecting a baby girl The sprint legend, 33, and Bennett, 24, have been dating since 2014 but the pair only went public in 2016.  
39-Year-Old Pnina Tamano-Shata Becomes First Ethiopian-Born Minister In Israel’s History
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39-Year-Old Pnina Tamano-Shata Becomes First Ethiopian-Born Minister In Israel’s History

Pnina Tamano-Shata was three when she came to Israel as part of the first wave of the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews in the early 1980s dubbed Operation Moses under the leadership of the late Menachem Begin. The second wave nicknamed Operation Solomon continued in the 1990s. Thirty-six years later, Tamano-Shata becomes the first Ethiopian-born minister in Israel’s history after her appointment was made known to her by incoming Prime Minister, Benny Gantz. Tamano-Shata, her father and five brothers were among nearly 7000 Ethiopian Jews evacuated to Israel, fleeing persecution for their identification with Judaism between November 1984 and January 1985. According to The Jerusalem Post, Tamano-Shata will serve as minister of immigrant absorption. In recent times, Africa’s Jews m...
Quarantine For Arrivals To UK Expected To Cover Air, Rail, Car And Sea
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Quarantine For Arrivals To UK Expected To Cover Air, Rail, Car And Sea

Enforced quarantine measures at the UK border expected to be unveiled this week are to cover arrivals by sea, car and international rail, as well as air, the Guardian understands. Jamie Grierson, our home affairs correspondent, reports. The prime minister, Boris Johnson, in his address to the nation on 10 May announcing the gradual easing of lockdown measures, served notice that quarantine would be imposed on air passengers arriving in the country. But the plans, which are still being drawn up and are expected to be announced within days, are set to extend to all arrivals into the UK with a number of exemptions, reportedly including hauliers and Covid-19 research scientists. Ministers have suggested travellers will be asked to quarantine for 14 days when they enter the UK, eit...
Portugal’s Primeira Liga to return on June 4 from coronavirus suspension
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Portugal’s Primeira Liga to return on June 4 from coronavirus suspension

Porto were a point clear of Benfica at the top of the table when the season was suspended, with each club having 10 fixtures still to play The Primeira Liga will return to action on June 4, the league has announced. Portugal's top flight has been on hold since March 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The country's Prime Minister Antonio Costa last month gave the go-ahead for the league to resume behind closed doors from May 30, and the league has now confirmed that it will begin play just days later.
Premier League clubs discuss curtailing season for first time
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Premier League clubs discuss curtailing season for first time

Clubs still hope to finish the season in its entirety, but Premier League chief executive Richard Masters acknowledged that may not happen Premier League chief executive Richard Masters says clubs discussed curtailing the season for the first time on Monday in the aftermath of prime minister Boris Johnson's latest updates for opening the United Kingdom. The league's 20 clubs took part in a video conference on Monday in an effort to try and find a solution to finish the remaining 92 games of the season. Clubs are said to be determined to finish the season to avoid having to pay back any television money or sponsorship payments, but it may not be possible to play out all of the remaining games.
Covid-19: UK Government Extends Lockdown By Three More Weeks
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Covid-19: UK Government Extends Lockdown By Three More Weeks

The United Kingdom will be extending the Coronavirus lockdown by three more weeks, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced.   The U.K. has the second-highest confirmed coronavirus death toll in the world and the highest in Europe. The country has reported more than 220,000 recorded cases and 31,000 deaths from the virus as of Sunday, May 10, according to John Hopkins Univeristy.   Making the announcement on Sunday, Boris said 'now isn't the time to lift the lockdown' as he unveiled cautious plans to lift restrictions imposed seven weeks ago.   "This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week," he said in a televised address Johnson, who recently recovered from Coronavirus, said there would be some easing of restrictions from Wednes...
Russia’s Minister of Culture, Olga Lyubimova Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Russia’s Minister of Culture, Olga Lyubimova Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Russia's Minister of Culture, Olga Lyubimova has tested positive for Coronavirus just after the country's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Construction Minister Vladimir Yakushev were hospitalised with the virus. Lyubimova's spokesperson, Anna Usacheva said on Wednesday May 6, that she has mild symptoms and is now working from home after being diagnosed with the disease. The statement reads in part;   “The head of the Ministry of Culture, Olga Lyubimova, is working from home. She has tested positive for COVID. “The minister is at home, she holds working meetings in the format of video conferences, she takes parts in online meetings and negotiations. “She has mild symptoms. Hospitalisation is out of the question." Ms Lyubimova, a former journalist and docum...
No New Case of Coronavirus has been Recorded in the Last 8 Days -Mauritius Says
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No New Case of Coronavirus has been Recorded in the Last 8 Days -Mauritius Says

Mauritius recorded no new COVID-19 cases for the past eight days, according to statistics provided by the National Communication Committee on Monday, May 4. Currently, there are only three active cases out of the 332 positive confirmed cases registered including 10 deaths. While 315 people have recovered from the virus. Despite no new cases in the last eight-days, the sanitary curfew put in place on March 20, and which should have ended today, was extended until June 1, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced last Friday. “The population will need a little more patience, to avoid the risk of a second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic,” Jugnauth said. The Government of Mauritius is already planning a gradual resumption of certain activities, which will be added to essential se...
Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime
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Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime

Over 4 million people in Italy took to the streets of Italy today, Monday, after the Italian Government eased lockdown rules in the country following the Coronavirus outbreak over two months ago. With almost 29,000 deaths from Covid-19 since its outbreak emerged on February 21, Italy has the world's second-highest toll after the United States and the Italian government imposed one of strictest lockdowns two months ago to curb the spread of the virus. Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte decided to adopt a slow approach to ending the lockdown, after seeing that the daily tally of fatalities and new infections have slowed down, prompting him to announce that Italians can resume work today, but all churches, mosques, bars, clubs and event centers will remain closed. "We are still i...
Italy Faces Record Recession As Pandemic Bites
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Italy Faces Record Recession As Pandemic Bites

The Italian government on Thursday announced a slew of new measures to save its struggling economy amid fears the coronavirus pandemic could force a contraction of more than 10 percent of gross domestic product this year. Italy, home to the eurozone’s third-largest economy, has been hard-hit with almost 28,000 deaths due to the virus, with the economy shrinking 4.8 percent in the first quarter compared to a eurozone average of 3.8 percent. Italy was the first country in Europe to be hit by the pandemic, in particular its economic heartland in northern regions Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. Together those regions represent 45 percent of Italy’s GDP, driven by exports including cars and luxury goods. Italians have been on nationwide lockdown since March 10, with all non...
Cancelling season would be the death of Italian football – FIGC president
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Cancelling season would be the death of Italian football – FIGC president

The official has vowed to never scrap the campaign while still in charge of the sport in the country Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina said he will never cancel the Serie A season as it "would be the death of Italian football". The 2019-20 Serie A campaign has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Italy prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced over the weekend that professional sports teams can resume training on May 18. It still remains to be seen when, and if, the season will restart after France moved to scrap the 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 campaigns.
Coronavirus: Juventus not expecting Ronaldo & other foreign stars to return before May 18
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Coronavirus: Juventus not expecting Ronaldo & other foreign stars to return before May 18

The Serie A leaders could welcome back their players to training next week, although there will not be pressure on those abroad to return quickly Juventus will not be in a rush to call back their foreign players who have chosen to leave Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak, despite confirmation that individual training sessions could start again on May 4. Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte announced on April 26 that, from May 4 onwards, "professional athletes and those of national interest will be able to train while following social distancing rules behind closed doors". Sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora added that team training would be allowed from May 18, should "conditions of safety and security" be confirmed prior to that date.
‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian and Swedish forwards featured prominently during the Rossoneri's Serie A title-winning campaign in 2011 Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan, claiming the Swede gave him the "balls he dreamed of." Ibrahimovic is at Milan for the second time after shining during the 2010-2011 Serie A-winning season alongside Boateng. Both men were summer recruits that year, and had a hand in a combined 31 top-flight goals. Boateng has advised Milan to keep hold of Ibra who is on a short-term contract. "Milan must keep him [Ibrahimovic], he knows how to make a difference," the 33-year-old Ghana international told Sky Sports Italia. "It was easy for me to play with him, I understood it immediately. He asks a lot of his teammates, but he g...
Dutch Eredivisie likely to be cancelled
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Dutch Eredivisie likely to be cancelled

The Dutch Football Association “intends not to continue” the Eredivisie season after the national government extended a ban on major events until 1 September because of coronavirus. Ajax and AZ Alkmaar are leading the Dutch top flight level on points after 26 games, with Ajax ahead on goal difference. Dutch football’s governing body KNVB said in a statement it “intends not to continue playing the 2019/20 competition” but will consult Uefa before making a final decision. Earlier on Tuesday, Uefa said some European leagues could be cancelled “in special cases” because of the pandemic. “Based on the government’s decision, the KNVB will consult with Uefa, after which the decision will be taken,” the KNVB statement continued. “The KNVB has not yet definitively cancelled competiti...
India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown
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India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown

India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world covering 1.3 billion people, will be extended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The move comes despite complaints from millions of poor, a vast underclass who have been left almost completely without support as jobs have vanished and incomes dried up. “From the economic angle, we have paid a big price,” Modi said. “But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable.” “From the experiences of the last few days, it is clear that the path we have chosen is correct.” India’s current three-week-old lockdown, in force since March 25, had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday. Modi said there would be “limited relaxations” from April 20 for districts with no cases, and new guidelines...
Ex-Togolese Prime Minister, Edem Kodjo Is Dead
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Ex-Togolese Prime Minister, Edem Kodjo Is Dead

Former Togolese Prime Minister and diplomat, Edem Kodjo is dead at the age of 82. Edem who served as the prime minister of Togo from 1994 to 1996 and from 2005 to 2006, under the leadership of a former president Gnassingbe Eyadema, died in Paris on Saturday April 11. Togolese Foreign Minister, Robert Dussey tweeted; “A brilliant academic, and an ardent Pan-African, our beloved Edem Kodjo died in Paris after a long illness. “You will always remain a reference for us’. On the eve of Easter, you practicing Christian return to your creator. Condolences to his family.” Edem also served as Togo’s Minister of Finance from 1973 to 1976 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1976 to 1978. He was elected as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at its s...
Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital
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Boris Johnson Discharged From Hospital

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, Downing Street says. Mr Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas' hospital, in London, on Sunday - 10 days after testing positive for the virus. He had three nights in intensive care before returning to a ward on Thursday. Downing Street said the PM would continue his recovery at his country residence, Chequers. "On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work. He wishes to thank everybody at St Thomas' for the brilliant care he has received. "All of his thoughts are with those affected by this illness," the statement added. https://bbc.in/2yVsDtt
Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
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Ethiopia Declares State Of Emergency Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the country. The country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following intense consultations with the opposition politicians. “Considering the gravity of the COVID-19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution,” he said. የኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት የኮሮና ወረርሽኝ እየተባባሰ በመምጣቱ ምክንያት የአስቸኳይ ጊዜ ዐውጇል፡፡ pic.twitter.com/RwkPuUOg5M — Abiy Ahmed Ali ?? (@AbiyAhmedAli) April 8, 2020 “This decision is not one that we decide for today’s generation. We’re taking it for our kids too. It is not only what we take in Ethiopia today, it is a decision that we will also decide on tomorrow,” he added. The move ...
Ethiopia declares State of Emergency due to Coronavirus outbreak
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Ethiopia declares State of Emergency due to Coronavirus outbreak

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the country.   The country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following intense consultations with the opposition politicians.   "Considering the gravity of the COVID-19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution,” he said.   "This decision is not one that we decide for today's generation. We're taking it for our kids too. It is not only what we take in Ethiopia today, it is a decision that we will also decide on tomorrow," he added.
UK Labour party expels Mayor for saying ‘Boris Johnson deserves’ to be sick with Coronavirus
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UK Labour party expels Mayor for saying ‘Boris Johnson deserves’ to be sick with Coronavirus

Heanor Mayor, Sheila Oakes has been expelled from the Labour party after making shocking comments about Boris Johnson's health   The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized on Sunday due to Coronavirus and was placed on Oxygen the following day as his health deteriorated   Sheila Oakes, who is mayor of Heanor in Derbyshire and a Labour district councillor, posted the insensitive comment on Facebook on Monday night.   Replying to a message calling for people to say a prayer for the Prime Minister, Cllr Oakes wrote on Facebook: ‘Sorry, he completely deserves this and he is one of the worst PMs we’ve ever had.’   Following outrage over her post, Labour leader of Amber Valley District Council, Chris Emmas-Williams, has said the party had...
Israel’s health Minister and wife test positive for Coronavirus
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Israel’s health Minister and wife test positive for Coronavirus

Israel's health minister, Yaakov Litzman and his wife Chava have both tested positive for Coronavirus.   The country's Health Ministry which confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday April 2, said Litzman and Chava have been in isolation after feeling unwell. The statement further revealed that those who have been in contact with the health minister and his wife in the past two weeks, would be notified and ordered into self-quarantine.   It was further gathered that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been made aware of the diagnosis, and it is expected that Litzman "will continue to maintain a regular agenda from his home, in line with medical recommendations."   Before testing positive for the virus, the Minister held meetings alongs...
Iranian-born Islamic Cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi  Mocks President Buhari
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Iranian-born Islamic Cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi Mocks President Buhari

Popular Iranian-born Australia-based Islamic cleric, Mohammad Tawhidi a.k.a Imam of Peace has mocked President Buhari over the video of him speaking on the Coronavirus pandemic, on Sunday March 22. The Imam also lashed out at the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan who according to him thinks Iran and Japan share a border. See his Tweets below..
Wife of Spain’s Prime Minister Tests Positive for coronavirus
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Wife of Spain’s Prime Minister Tests Positive for coronavirus

Begoña Gómez, the wife of Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The news was revealed in a statement by the Spanish Government. “The tests carried out in the last hours in Moncloa [the prime minister’s residence] on the people closest to the prime minister have tested positive in the case of his wife, Doña Begoña Gómez," the statement read. "Both Mrs. Gómez and the president are well, both remain in La Moncloa and follow the preventive measures established by the health authorities at all times." Two ministers of Sánchez’s Cabinet, the minister of equality and the minister of regional affairs, had already tested positive earlier this week. The government said both are in good health as well. The news comes days after the prime m...
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus
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Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s wife tests positive for coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for Coronavirus after undergoing medical tests for the flu-like symptoms she showed. It's earlier reported that Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife returned from London with 'flu-like symptoms'. A statement released by Cameron Ahmad, the communications director for the Canadian Prime Minister reads; "Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive. Also following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all recommended precautions, and her symptoms remain mild." The statement further revealed that Prime Minister Trudeau is in good health but will be se...
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s Wife Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau’s Wife Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has tested positive for Coronavirus after undergoing medical tests for the flu-like symptoms she showed. Recall LIB reported earlier that Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife returned from London with 'flu-like symptoms'. A statement released by Cameron Ahmad, the communications director for the Canadian Prime Minister reads; "Following medical recommendations, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was tested for COVID-19 today. The test came back positive. Also following medical advice, she will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all recommended precautions, and her symptoms remain mild."   The statement further revealed that Prime Minister Trudeau is in good hea...
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Self-isolates After Wife Develops Flu-like Symptoms after Returning From the UK
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Self-isolates After Wife Develops Flu-like Symptoms after Returning From the UK

Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau is self-isolating after his wife returned from London with 'flu-like symptoms' According to an official statement released on Thursday morning, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, 44, recently returned from the United Kingdom and began displaying mild flu-like symptoms, including a low fever, on Wednesday night. Mrs. Trudeau is currently self-isolating at the Prime Minister's residence in Ottawa and is awaiting the return of her test results. The Prime Minister himself is not displaying any symptoms of the virus, but is also self-isolating and working from home 'out of an abundance of caution'.   Mrs. Trudeau had traveled to the United Kingdom to attend the WE Day UK Charity event and concert, which was held in London last Tuesday, March 3. F...
Denmark Becomes Second Country in Europe to go on Coronavirus Lockdown
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Denmark Becomes Second Country in Europe to go on Coronavirus Lockdown

Denmark has gone into total 14-day lockdown in other to halt the spread of coronavirus after an increase in cases. At a press conference on Wednesday evening, Denmark’s Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen announced that the country will close all kindergartens, schools, and universities for two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. In a press conference yesterday, Ms. Frederiksen said: 'This will have huge consequences, but the alternative would be far worse. 'Under normal circumstances, a government would not present such far-reaching measures without having all the solutions ready for the many Danes concerned. 'But we are in an extraordinary situation.' According to The Local, the Prime Minister added: 'We will not get through this as a country without a cost. Bus...
All of Italy is on Lockdown as coronavirus cases rise
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All of Italy is on Lockdown as coronavirus cases rise

Italy is taking aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak, including travel restrictions in and out of the country as the whole of Italy has been placed under lockdown as coronavirus continues to spread in Europe’s worst-affected country. "All the measure of the red zones are now extended to all of the national territory," Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said at a press conference on Monday evening as he also announced a ban on all public events until next month. According to the Prime Minister, the move was taken in order to protect the population, and especially the most fragile individuals. The lockdown will affect over 60 million people in Italy, including the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The country has 9,172 cases so far, the most of any European countr...
UK Prime Minister’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds is pregnant
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UK Prime Minister’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds is pregnant

Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds are engaged and expecting a baby in early summer. The Prime Minister is already a father-of-five, however, this will be the first child born to his 31-year-old partner. Mr Johnson recently finalised his divorce with estranged wife Marina Wheeler, with whom he has two daughters and two sons. While he was still married, he began dating PR guru and Tory adviser Ms Symonds, and the couple is believed to have been dating for close to two years. A spokesperson for the couple said tonight: ‘The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds are very pleased to announce their engagement and that they are expecting a baby in the early summer.’ Ms Symonds and Mr Johnson, who live together in Number 10, recently arrived back from a luxury Caribbean vacation in Mus...
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Seeks Immunity Over Murder of Ex-wife
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Seeks Immunity Over Murder of Ex-wife

Lesotho’s prime minister Thomas Thabane surprisingly appeared in court on Monday alongside his current wife, Maesaiah, 42 to face allegations of murdering his ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane, and asked the court to grant him immunity, arguing his position as Prime Minister grants him automatic immunity. Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was shot several times at close range as she sat in a car near her home, barely two days before her husband’s inauguration  as Prime Minsiter in 2017. According to reports, before her murder she refused a divorce and won a court battle to retain her privileges as first lady until any formal separation between the two. Two months after her death, Thomas Thabane remarried . He sat alongside his current wife, Maesaiah, 42, in court today,  as both deny any wrongdoing. ...
Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home
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Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home

Ethiopia's government on Thursday assumed custody of a priceless 18th-century crown that a former refugee had kept hidden in his apartment in the Netherlands for two decades. The handover took place at a ceremony in the capital, Addis Ababa, attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation. Sirak Asfaw, the one-time refugee who is now a Dutch citizen, fled Ethiopia during the late 1970s during the so-called "Red Terror" purges. He found the gilded crown - which features images of Christ and the Twelve Apostles - in 1998 in a suitcase left behind by a visitor. It had "disappeared" from the Holy Trinity Church in Cheleqot, a village in northern Ethiopia, the Dutch government said in a statement Thursday. ...
Israel Readies For Third Election In Less Than A Year
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Israel Readies For Third Election In Less Than A Year

Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister. Two previous votes in April and September last year failed to produce a clear winner between right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz, who heads the centrist Blue and White party. Ballot-weary Israelis have shown limited enthusiasm ahead of the March 2 election, with some grudgingly accepting the possibility of a fourth run before the year ends. But there have been significant developments since Israelis last went to the polls. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving premier, has become the first to be indicted while in office. Charg...
Inter Milan Vs Sampdoria Among 3 Matches Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak In Italy
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Inter Milan Vs Sampdoria Among 3 Matches Postponed Over Coronavirus Outbreak In Italy

Inter Milan’s match against Sampdoria is one of three Serie A games that have been postponed due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak in Italy with two deaths so far. The Prime Minister of Italy confirmed that Verona Vs Cagliari and Atlanta vs Sassuolo will also not be played as scheduled before. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte made the decision to postpone the three Serie A games over fears of the coronavirus outbreak. Several Italian lower league games were also postponed ahead of the weekend after a woman in Lombardy became the second person to die this week. Inter were looking to get back on track with Serie A leaders Juventus after their match on Saturday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey both scored to give Juve a 2-1 win over SPAL, which extended their lea...
Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Announces he’ll Resign as Police Plans to Charge him with Murdering his Estranged Wife

Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane has announced he will resign by the end of July, as police plans to charge him for the murder of his extranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane. Speaking on Thursday in  Maseru, Mr. Thabane announced he would be stepping down in July if “all the requisite preparations for my retirement are completed,” but he failed to comment on the case. His current wife, Maesaiah Thabane has already been charged with the murder. Maesaiah Thabane was arrested and charged earlier this month for the murder of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo, who was shot dead near her home in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on June 14, 2017. Maesaiah, who denies the charges and is on bail, appeared in the court briefly on Tuesday. "The prime minister is ...
Israel Prepared For ‘Unavoidable’ Coronavirus, Says Netanyahu
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Israel Prepared For ‘Unavoidable’ Coronavirus, Says Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel was preparing for “unavoidable” cases of coronavirus, as the disease spreads across the globe. “Our foremost goal is to postpone the arrival of the virus to Israel. I say ‘postpone’ because its arrival is unavoidable,” Netanyahu said in a statement “We will then identify, treat, isolate and deal with those infected,” said the prime minister who met ministers and senior health officials to discuss Israel’s preparedness. There have been no recorded cases in Israel yet. But authorities have barred all flights from China and are refusing entry to foreigners who travelled to China in the past two weeks. Israelis who have visited the country have been told to quarantine themselves at home for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms. Neta...
Putin is Confident of Becoming Russia’s Leader for Life after Changing the Constitution
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Putin is Confident of Becoming Russia’s Leader for Life after Changing the Constitution

Vladimir Putin in his annual state of the nation address delivered on Thursday in Moscow announced new shocking reforms and sweeping changes to Russia's constitution that will ensure he remains in power for the rest of his life. On Wednesday Russia's prime minister Medvedev resigned after being told by Putin of his plans, and on Thursday during a live address on national TV, said he was sure the Russian people will support his sweeping changes to the country's constitution that could keep him in power beyond 2024 long after his presidential term ends. In his address, Putin described how power would be shifted from the presidency to parliament and the state council and comes as the Russian parliament backed his surprise choice for a new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin. 'O...
Greek PM Proposes Top Female Judge As Next President
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Greek PM Proposes Top Female Judge As Next President

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday nominated top female judge Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou to become the country’s next president. If approved by parliament, the 63-year-old head of the Council of State would become the first woman to hold the largely ceremonial post. Her appointment is expected to be a formality as Mitsotakis’s conservative New Democracy party holds 158 seats in the 300-seat parliament. The date of the parliamentary vote has not yet been set, but must take place before February 13 — one month before the end of the five-year term of current president Prokopis Pavlopoulos. “The time has come for Greece to open up to the future,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address, emphasising that the selection breaks with tradition not only because Sa...
Lesotho’s 1st Lady Declared Person Of Interest In The Murder Of Her Husband’s Estranged Wife
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Lesotho’s 1st Lady Declared Person Of Interest In The Murder Of Her Husband’s Estranged Wife

Police officers in Lesotho are appealing for help to trace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s current wife who they want to question over the 2017 murder of his then-estranged wife. Maesaiah Thabane has not been charged, but police want to speak to her about Lipolelo Thabane’s killing, a government spokesman told journalists on Tuesday. The prime minister has also failed to answer police questions, he added. The couple had not yet commented on a case that has caused much intrigue in the Southern African nation. Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead two days before Mr. Thabane was sworn in as prime minister of the mountain kingdom. The prime minister and Lipolelo Thabane were involved in a bitter divorce battle at the time of her murder. The women were involved in a legal battle over wh...
Finland to introduce four-day working week and six-hour days
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Finland to introduce four-day working week and six-hour days

Finland's new Prime Minister has called for the introduction of a flexible working schedule that would involve a four-day week and six-hour days. Sanna Marin, the youngest female head of government in the world , has announced the intention to trial the initiative, which she claims could be "the next step" in working life. The Social Democratic Party leader told NewEurope: “I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. This could be the next step for us in working life." Currently the typical working week in Finland is eight hours a day, five days a week.