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.
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The key facts behind the day's headlines on April 17 as Professor Danny Altmann, a professor of immunology, said he thought India “ought” to be placed on the Government’s “red list” of hotel quarantine countries as the variant first discovered there could “scupper” Boris Johnson’s road map out of lockdown.Despite the warning, Downing Street insisted the Prime Minister’s trip to India later this month will go ahead, although it will be drastically scaled down.
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that reducing NHS waiting lists and beating the backlog is a "real priority now for our country". It comes after the number of people in England waiting to start hospital treatment reached a record high because of the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson said his thoughts were with the Queen again after he visited Dartmouth where she is said to have first met her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, who died last week.The Prime Minister told broadcasters: “I’m here at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, which is the college from which the Duke of Edinburgh himself passed out, became an officer in 1940 before going on to have that amazingly distinguished Navy career – the Battle of Cape Matapan, Sicily, then seeing the Japanese surrendering in Tokyo Bay."
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The Prime Minister has said he agrees "thoroughly" with Lord Pickles that reforms were required when it came to monitoring the relationship between the private sector and the civil service. Boris Johnson's comments come after Lord Pickles, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba), said it was unusual that the former Head of Government Procurement, Bill Crothers, was able to have a part-time role with Greensill Capital signed off before he had left Whitehall. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.
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A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Sir Keir Starmer has said that “every day there is more evidence of this return to sleaze”. The Labour leader’s comments come after it was revealed that Health Secretary Matt Hancock has shares in a family company which has contracts with the NHS. A government spokeswoman said the health secretary had acted “entirely properly in these circumstances” and “in accordance with the ministerial code”. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Sir Keir Starmer says the Government’s voting down of Labour plans for a parliamentary inquiry into lobbying was the “wrong thing to do” and said ministers who fail to declare meetings with lobbyists should expect to be sacked.
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Sir Keir Starmer has said that there needs to be "more and stronger lobbying rules" as the existing ones "obviously aren't working". Speaking during a visit to Gower in south Wales, the Labour leader added that the government's voting down of Labour's plans for a parliamentary inquiry into lobbying was the "wrong thing to do". Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer have clashed over allegations of cronyism at the heart of Government, after recent reports of former Prime Minister's lobbying on behalf of a private finance company, Greensill Capital.
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President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
President Joe Biden has lashed out against gun violence in the US after the country's latest mass shooting, in Indianapolis.Mr Biden called gun violence "a national embarrassment" and called on the Senate to pass a bill tightening background checks for gun sales and transfers.
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The White House said President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap in May after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
British actress Helen McCrory has died from cancer aged 52, her "heartbroken" husband Damian Lewis has said.
The actress, who was known for starring in Peaky Blinders, the James Bond film Skyfall and the Harry Potter movies, died peacefully at home, he said.
In a tweet on Friday afternoon, Mr Lewis wrote: "I'm heartbroken to announce that after an heroic battle with cancer, the beautiful and mighty woman that is Helen McCrory has died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family." Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Members of the public in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire have been describing how it feels to be able to leave their homes and meet up with others to eat out in public, following the easing of covid restrictions in England. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Under-30s in the UK will be offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines rather than the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over a very rare risk of blood clots. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK said there were still huge benefits of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19, and has not concluded that the vaccine causes rare clots, although it says the link is getting firmer. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
People who are over the age of 45 have been visiting the vaccine centre at St John's Church in Ealing, west London, to receive their Covid jab. Earlier this week, it was announced that the government would begin phase two of its vaccine programme, which targets adults aged 40-49. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The UAE is the first Arab country to generate light from its own nuclear power. CNN’s John Defterios gets an exclusive look at the UAE’s Barakah nuclear facility which is expected to generate about 25% of the nation’s electricity.
Israel and UAE quick to pursue economic ties - and the end of the office as we know it. Plus, the wildfires put California's wine industry under considerate strain. All in this week's Business Planet on Euronews.
Jordan's Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi said on Sunday that King Abdullah's half-brother and former heir Prince Hamza had liaised with foreign parties over a plot to destabilize the country and had been under investigation for some time. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.