Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the British royal family met at the monarch's Windsor Castle home on Tuesday to thank local volunteers and key workers and hear Christmas carols being played by a Salvation Army brass band.
The Queen enjoyed a Christmas carol performance on the steps of her WindsorCastle home – as she welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after theirroyal train tour of the country. As a Salvation Army band played festive tunesfor the Queen and her family gathered around her, the head of state could beseen quietly singing along.
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Former first lady Melania Trump reportedly asked an employee to write thank you notes on her behalf. According to Business Insider, the notes were to be given to the White House staff that has served her the past 4 years. Sources told reporters that Melania asked the staffer to write the notes "in her voice". The staffer wrote approximately 80 notes that Melania then signed. During her farewell speech issued on Tuesday, Mrs. Trump said the last four years had been "unforgettable."
Donald Trump left the White House for the last time as US President on Wednesday, saying that this ‘is not a long term goodbye’ and ‘we will see each other again’.
Trump and First Lady Melania headed to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the outgoing president spoke at a farewell event on a smaller scale than he had hoped for. In fact, his request for a huge military-style parade with crowds of supporters was rejected by the Pentagon.
It is not clear how many guests attended the event either, with Mike Pence deciding to skip it in order to attend Biden’s inauguration instead.
Trump is the first president in modern history to boycott his successor’s inauguration. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
President Donald Trump has left the White House for the last time and made his way to Joint Base Andrews on January 20, just hours before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. He was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump. Trump was the 45th president of United States of America.
A dozen members of the U.S. National Guard have been removed from duty helping secure the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden after vetting, which included screening for potential ties to right-wing extremism, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick visits Al-Abbas Islamic Centre inBirmingham, which is being used as a vaccination centre. It comes as earlyevidence suggests the UK coronavirus variant may be more deadly. PrimeMinister Boris Johnson told a Downing Street briefing on Friday: "In additionto spreading more quickly, it also now appears that there is some evidencethat the new variant - the variant that was first identified in London and theSouth East - may be associated with a higher degree of mortality."
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A wedding attended by around 400 people at a north London school has beenbroken up by police, with the organiser now facing a £10,000 fine. The windowsof the state-funded Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School in Egerton Road,Stamford Hill, had been covered to stop people seeing in when officers arrivedon Thursday night.
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EU Leaders may be relieved that Biden will do whatever it takes to restore traditional transatlantic ties but this doesn't mean that U.S. priorities will dramatically change. For Rasmussen, China, as rising power, is the biggest challenge.
Chair of the Defence Select Committee Tobias Ellwood says that the content of the UK-EU trade deal which has so far been agreed is “better than the Canadian deal” and “certainly outmatches anything to do with Australia”. The former foreign office minister said it is "really sad to learn that we're preparing to square up to a NATO ally" as trade talks between the UK and EU reach their final stage. Boris Johnson has signalled he would be willing to send Royal Navy boats to patrol British fishing waters if no deal is reached. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Speaking to Euronews, German Marshall Fund Vice President Ian Lesser, said NATO's original mission hasn't changed. "That's about countering Russia's very significant force posture and that's very meaningful for the alliance - that hasn't gone away.
Estonia's envoy to India Katrin Kivi on GoI's decision to open a mission in Estonia expressed happiness. She called it a 'New Year gift' for Estonia. "It is a pleasure to address India's decision to open a resident mission in Estonia. This was really a kind of Christmas or New Year gift for the entire Estonia nation. We are very happy about it. This is proof of our bilateral relations. It's important for our trade relations but also politically as India and Estonia are good partners, this year we've also started working together in UNSC," said Estonia's envoy to India.
Robert Jenrick has said that faith leaders play a “real role” in encouraging people to get vaccinated against coronavirus. The communities secretary spoke as he visited the Al-Abbas Islamic Centre in Birmingham, the first vaccination centre to be opened in a mosque in the UK. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Legendary US Talk Show Host Larry King Dies Aged 87
US broadcasting giant Larry King has died at the age of 87.
He achieved worldwide fame interviewing political leaders and celebrities.
In a career spanning six decades he conducted more than 50,000 interviews.
He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Report by Shoulderg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Thousands of protesters are demanding the release of Alexei Navalny, the country's top opposition figure.
Police have arrested hundreds of pro-Navalny supporters attending the nationwide protests.
Navalny was detained on 17 January after he flew back to Moscow from Germany.
Russian authorities had promised a tough crackdown prior to the protests.
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Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has insisted that the government is "following the very clear advice" from medical leaders when questioned on the decision administer the second Pfizer-BioNTech jab 12 weeks after the first. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association has called for the maximum time period between people receiving their first and second Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccinations to be cut from 12 weeks to six weeks, in accordance with WHO guidance. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
FLOTUS Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decor on the theme, 'America the Beautiful', which she said is a ‘tribute to the majesty of our great nation’. This is also the last Christmas of the Trump family in the White House. All of the halls, from the East Room to the Red Room, were decked by over 125 volunteers. ‘During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home,’ Melania Trump tweeted. Watch the full video for all the details.
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