The most recent funding deal – announced 22 March – was due to expire today, however, the parties have agreed to a temporary extension to the existing agreement until 28 May to allow for discussions to […]
Covid-19 inquiry set for Spring 2022 and other stories
Boris Johnson has announced that the Government will set up an independent statutory inquiry in Spring 2022 to examine the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to the Commons, the PM confirmed […]
Jewish Power courted by Israeli PM and other stories
Although votes are still being counted in Israel’s parliamentary election, it appears Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to partner with Jewish Power, a party referred to by pro-Israel lobbyists The […]
Netanyahu short of majority and other stories
Almost 90% of votes have been counted so far in Israel’s parliamentary election and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on course to win 59 seats of the available 120 seats, leaving his […]
EU threatens to block Covid-19 vaccine exports to UK and other stories
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has suggested a potential block on the number of vaccines being shipped out of the EU to the UK and other countries with high vaccination rates.
Covid vaccination: priority for over-50s and other stories
The final group on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccination are now being contacted to book their vaccination.
In England, people aged over 50 are part of the priority list and the government aims for people in this age group to be vaccinated by May.
PM denies alleged UK ban on vaccine export and other stories
Boris Johnson has denied a claim made by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, that the UK imposed an “outright” ban on coronavirus vaccine exports. The PM told MPs in the […]
Palestinian vaccine rollout controversy, and other stories…
The COVID-19 vaccination rollout by the Palestinian Authority (PA) has come under scrutiny as senior officials and football players move ahead in the queue of medical workers and the elderly. The Independent Commission for Human Rights have called for the Palestinian government to clarify exactly how […]
Iraq prepares for Pope Francis and other stories…
A barrage of rockets pounded an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition troops on Wednesday just two days before Pope Francis is due to arrive in Iraq for the first ever papal visit to the country. On his tour of the country, Pope […]
South Africa to swap or sell AstraZeneca vaccine and other stories
The Health minister, Zweli Mkhize, has suggested a South African interest in swapping or selling the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after studies have revealed its ineffectiveness against the South African variant in young people.
Oxford vaccine reduces spread of coronavirus and other stories
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine reduces spread of coronavirus, according to a new study, from the University of Oxford. Just a single dose of the vaccine can be enough to reduce transmission by up to two thirds. At the […]
Sanofi to boost EU vaccine shortages and other stories
France’s Sanofi is to boost EU vaccine shortages by helping with the mass production of Pfizer and BioNtech vaccines. Sanofi has signed a deal for producing around 125 million doses of vaccine by the […]
Trump faces historic second impeachment vote and other stories
President Donald Trump might become the first ever US president to face impeachment twice, just days before his term was due to end on 20th January 2021. Today [Wednesday 13 January] the […]
Government says attack on ‘heart and soul’ Prime Minister Boris Johnson over COVID-19 crisis handling ‘grotesque’
NHS Protective clothing shortage crisis intensifies while UK government furiously defends its performance The UK government has been hitting back at a growing storm over poor handling of the coronavirus crisis while […]
UK Scientists make major ‘breakthrough’ with Coronavirus vaccine and other stories
UK scientists seek coronavirus vaccine A team of scientists have been working around the clock to find a vaccine to cure the Coronavirus outbreak. They have managed to reduce the average […]