Boris Johnson has said he is "optimistic" he will be able to begin announcing the easing of restrictions when he sets out his "roadmap" out of lockdown in England on February 22. Speaking during a visit to the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies plant in Billingham, Teesside, where the new Novavax vaccine will be manufactured, the Prime Minister said: "I'm optimistic, I won't hide it from you. I'm optimistic, but we have to be cautious." Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on February 12, the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava spoke on farmers' protest. Srivastava said, "On the farmers' protest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commended efforts of the Government of India to choose the path of dialogue as befitting a democracy." "He also acknowledged the responsibility of his government in providing protection to Indian diplomatic personnel and premises in Canada," he added.
With growing rage against the dissolution of the lower house of Nepal Parliament, caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli met Chief Election Commissioner on Tuesday, urging him to expedite preparations for the elections slated for April 30 and May 10 this year. Oli on Tuesday reached the office of the electoral body to take an update about the preparations for the elections. He met Chief Election Commissioner and other officials. Oli's visit to the election commission comes after a meeting of Council of Ministers decided to hold the first phase of the mid-term elections in 40 districts of Province 2 and Gandaki, Karnali, and Lumbini provinces on April 30 and in 37 districts of Bagmati, Sudurpaschim and Province 1 on May 10 in the second phase. Elected after a landslide victory in the 2017 elections, KP Sharma Oli from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) became the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nepal. The NCP was formed after the amalgamation of two communist parties in the Himalayan Nation, but it is headed for a split after more than two years. A faction under the leadership of former Prime Ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal has practically broken off from the Oli alliance but has been denied recognition from the Electoral Body.
Boris Johnson criticised Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer for using his six questions at Prime Minister’s Questions to focus on the humanitarian disaster in Yemen and the UK Government’s decision to cut its support.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is asked "what it would take" for the government to suspend the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.
Leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer pressed Mr Johnson whether he would follow President Joe Biden in pausing sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, whilst conducting a wide review of the agreements. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson said the British people can be “hugely proud” of the country’s support for Yemen.Mr Johnson replied that the UK Government “continue scrupulously to follow the humanitarian guidance which are amongst the toughest measures anywhere in the world in respect of all arms sales”.He added: “He talks about humanitarian relief and actually I think the people of this country can be hugely proud of what we are doing to support the people of Yemen – almost £1 billion of aid contributed in the last five years.”
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Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street ahead of Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A joint bid from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup has received support from the UK Government, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying it is the “right time” to “bring football home”.A feasibility study is under way and will continue before the formal bidding process begins next year.
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