Former President Donald Trump pressed the Justice Department during his waning weeks in office to join his failed effort to overturn his election defeat based on his false claims of voting fraud, but its leaders refused, with one decrying the "pure insanity" of the claims, documents released on Tuesday showed. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Boris Johnson has insisted British farmers will benefit from the UK’s free trade deal with Australia, the first to be negotiated from scratch since Brexit.The Prime Minister said it was “good news” for services and manufacturers in the UK, with British products such as cars, Scotch whisky and confectionery set to be cheaper to sell to Australia because of the tariff-free agreement.
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The co-founders of an independent music festival have been left 'devastated' after being forced to cancel the event because of England's extended lockdown.The Black Deer Festival was due to take place at Eridge Park in Kent from June 25-27. Co-founders Gill Tee, 65, and Debs Shilling, 55, cancelled the event after Boris Johnson delayed the end of England's lockdown from June 21 to at least July 19.Ms Tee, a former events organiser, told the PA Media news agency she knew of people in the festival industry who had taken their own lives as a result of lockdown.
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The delay in lifting all coronavirus restrictions on weddings is a “slap in the face” for couples, one bride-to-be has said.Boris Johnson told a Downing Street briefing on Monday that the current 30-person cap for ceremonies and receptions will still be lifted on June 21, but venues will have to limit numbers and activities based on space.The Government website has been updated to state that “some restrictions” will need to be enforced at weddings and commemorative events, including table service only, social distancing, face coverings and “restrictions on singing and dancing”, amid a delay to the planned final stage of lockdown easing.
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Northern Ireland will only move forward when the region’s differing identities are respected by all, resigning First Minister Arlene Foster has said.Making her resignation speech to the Assembly chamber, the ousted DUP leader said her time as First Minister may have ended “abruptly” but she vowed to pursue “unfinished business” in championing Northern Ireland in other ways.Mrs Foster, who acknowledged she had not always made the right calls, became emotional as she closed her speech with an appeal for MLAs to act as “good neighbours”.
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Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.