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.
Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among 12 countries and territories people in England can visit from May 17 without self-isolating on their return. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told a Downing Street press conference that the removal of international travel restrictions was "necessarily cautious", adding: "We must make sure the countries we reconnect with are safe." The green list also consists of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands and the Falkland Islands. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson with United States secretary of state Antony Blinken inside 10 Downing Street. As the two countries forge a fresh relationship following the departure of Donald Trump from the White House, Mr Blinken said on Monday that the US has “no closer ally, no closer partner” than the UK.
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Boris Johnson has said he will comply with “whatever” the Electoral Commission wants after the watchdog launched an investigation into the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat.The Prime Minister said on Thursday that “I don’t think there’s anything to see here” despite the commission saying there are “reasonable grounds” to suspect an offence as it launched a formal inquiry.
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A Royal Navy fishing patrol ship has returned to base after being scrambled to Jersey in response to the protest by French fishermen. HMS Severn and its sister ship HMS Tamar were deployed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as 60 fishing vessels sailed to the port of St Helier in an escalation of the row over post-Brexit fishing rights. Although the demonstration was halted by Thursday afternoon and the fishing boats returned to France, the French navy also sent two of its ships to monitor the situation.
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Pro-independence parties won a majority in Scotland's parliament on Saturday, paving the way to a high-stakes political, legal and constitutional battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the future of the United Kingdom. Jayson Albano reports.
The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 6 after US President Joe Biden’s administration threw its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an..
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