UK PM Boris Johnson pledges to boost WHO funding, undercutting US

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged full support Saturday for the embattled World Health Organization and promised additional funding — undercutting the U.S. decision to withdraw from the body earlier this year. Johnson used a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly to praise Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and promise a 30 percent increase in U.K. contributions — with only a […]

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At UN, India vows to help produce virus vaccine for world

UNITED NATIONS — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to help the world produce and deliver potential coronavirus vaccines while making no mention Saturday of the heavy toll the pandemic has taken on his own country, where the enormous population has suffered among the highest numbers of cases and deaths in the world. Modi’s remarks […]

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Trudeau says he will ‘take into account’ U.S. drug import plans but will put Canadians first

2/2 © Reuters. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a speech about former Prime Minister John Turner in Ottawa 2/2 TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that while he is willing to entertain demands from the United States for Canadian medications, he would put the nation’s needs first. In a […]

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Trudeau says Canada will consider U.S. import plans when building pharmaceutical capacity

© Reuters. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a speech about former Prime Minister John Turner in Ottawa TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday Canada is willing to help other nations with pharmaceutical supplies if possible in response to a question about plans by the United States to import prescription […]

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Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

TOKYO — Considered something of a lightweight on foreign policy issues, Japan’s new prime minister has spent much of his career in the shadows, supporting previous leader Shinzo Abe with backroom bureaucratic maneuvers and in largely scripted, sometimes prickly dealings with the media. That will change Saturday morning (Friday afternoon at the United Nations) when […]

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Canada ‘bets the farm’ on big spending as second wave threatens economic recovery

© Reuters. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially tables the Throne Speech in the House of Commons as parliament resumes in Ottawa By Julie Gordon and Fergal Smith OTTAWA/TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s vow to double down on pandemic-related spending to keep the economic recovery under way in the face of a second wave of COVID-19 […]

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Prime Time ‘is sick and tired’ of the Atlanta Falcons: I can’t do it anymore! | First Take

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Amazon’s long-delayed Prime Day is reportedly coming Oct. 13

Amazon’s annual Prime Day shopping event will reportedly take place next month. The two-day deals extravaganza, which normally takes place in July but was delayed this year due to supply constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will happen Oct. 13 and 14, according to an internal company email viewed by The Verge. The outlet reports […]

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Japan PM wants basic policy on new digital agency by year-end: Media

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday he wanted to compile a basic policy on a new digital agency by the end of this year and submit the bills to next year’s […]

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson to Order Pubs and Restaurants to Close Early

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain plans to impose new restrictions on nightlife, including the forced early closure of pubs and restaurants in England, as he ramps up the country’s efforts to curb a rising tide of coronavirus infections. Pubs and restaurants will be restricted by law to offering table service only and […]

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Japan’s Suga holds 1st phone talks with Trump as leader

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first talks with U.S. President Donald Trump since he took office, a diplomatic phone call that was one of his first as the country’s leader and one that highlights the close tie between the two allies By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press September 21, 2020, 5:09 AM • 2 […]

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Boris Johnson says UK ‘seeing a second wave coming in’ of coronavirus, claims it was ‘inevitable’

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said the U.K. is “seeing a second wave” of coronavirus infections — as he says he wants to keep schools and the economy open as much as possible. “Obviously, we’re looking carefully at the spread of the pandemic as it evolves over the last few days, and there’s […]

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Japan’s ‘Suganomics’ will target quick wins, not grand visions

© Reuters. Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference following his confirmation as Prime Minister of Japan in Tokyo By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s new prime minister will pursue economic structural reforms through a mixed bag of policies that target specific industries, rather than a grand strategy to reshape society […]

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Don’t Mess With Ireland, Biden Warns Boris Johnson

LONDON — If there was any residual doubt about how Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest Brexit maneuvers are playing in Democratic political circles in Washington, it was erased on Wednesday evening by a carefully timed, unmistakably pointed tweet from the Democratic presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr. “We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that […]

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If needed, Britain’s external tariff regime would be ‘quite formidable’, says PM Johnson

© Reuters. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament in London LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday if Britain were to set an external tariff regime with the European Union, it would be “quite formidable” for some of the bloc’s products. Johnson said he […]

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Yoshihide Suga elected Japan’s new PM, replacing Abe

TOKYO — Japan’s Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. Suga, keeping his straight face, bowed deeply several times when the results were announced first in the lower house, the more powerful of the two parliamentary chambers where he has a seat, as his fellow ruling […]

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Pakistani PM suggests surgical castration for rapists after woman gang raped on highway

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday suggested that convicted rapists undergo surgical castration when he was asked about the recent gang rape of a woman on a highway. Two armed men raped the woman on a deserted highway after her car ran out of gas late at night last week near the city of […]

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A White House Ceremony Will Celebrate a Diplomatic Win and Campaign Gift

WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has long owed a debt to President Trump, who has repeatedly bestowed diplomatic gifts at crucial moments as Mr. Netanyahu has battled for his political survival. Leaders of the Persian Gulf states are similarly grateful to Mr. Trump, who has embraced their governments, cracked down on their […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson rails against EU in push for new bill as Miliband hits back

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union is an insurance policy against the bloc’s unreasonable behavior, comments that came as his former attorney general joined a growing number of once-loyal lawmakers condemning the contentious move. Johnson said Monday that a planned law designed to […]

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Boris Johnson Pushes to Backtrack on E.U. Deal, Despite Party Revolt

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson tried to quell a rebellion among lawmakers from his Conservative Party on Monday as Parliament prepared to vote on Brexit legislation that the government acknowledges would violate international law. The vote, likely to happen late on Monday evening after a critical debate in the House of Commons, is only […]

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Spain to extend furlough scheme into 2021, Labour Minister says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez holds his first cabinet meeting in Madrid MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government is considering extending the nationwide ERTE furlough scheme that guarantees workers part of their income into 2021, Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Monday. “The date is open, but likely (Dec 31) would […]

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Israel imposing new nationwide lockdown as coronavirus cases surge

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a new countrywide lockdown will be imposed amid a stubborn surge in coronavirus cases, with schools and parts of the economy expected to shut down in a bid to bring down infection rates. Beginning Friday, the start of the Jewish High Holiday season, schools, restaurants […]

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Greek PM announces tax relief to boost employment, ups defence spending

© Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Porticcio By George Georgiopoulos and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday announced a tax relief package to boost jobs amidst a downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as rise in spending to strengthen […]

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: Everything We Know So Far On Date & Deals

Yes, Amazon Prime Day is still happening in 2020 and we have all the details about when and what to shop. If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. So much has been cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic: concerts, in-door dining, […]

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