‘In the name of God, go’: UK’s Johnson faces demands

Johnson faces deepening revolt by lawmakers Conservative lawmaker: ‘In the name of God, go’ Threshold for leadership challenge could be close Lockdown party revelations undermine Johnson Will he resign? Johnson tells parliament: “No” LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday dismissed calls to resign from opponents and some of his […]Read More

New York AG says her office has evidence Trump’s company

New York State’s Attorney General Letitia James’ office said in a court filing she wants to question former President Trump, his son Donald Trump, Jr., and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, under oath. Her office said it told a court its investigators has evidence Mr. Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get tax […]Read More

Betting Omicron has peaked, PM Johnson drops Covid-19 rules in

LONDON (REUTERS) –  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.  Britain was the first country to limit international travel over the Omicron variant, raising alarm bells about […]Read More

Borders must not be moved by force, German Chancellor Scholz

BERLIN (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) – Borders in Europe must not be moved by force, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said, adding that after years of rising tensions around Ukraine’s border with Russia, it was impossible to stay silent on the matter. In a speech delivered by video link to the World Economic Forum, Mr Scholz said it […]Read More

Germany’s Merkel turns down UN job offer

BERLIN (REUTERS) – Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has turned down the offer of a job at the United Nations, her office said on Wednesday (Jan 19), a month after she stepped down as Europe’s most powerful politician after 16 years at the helm. Dr Merkel, 67, called UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres last week to […]Read More

Dutch museums, concert halls open briefly in protest at Covid-19

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) – Museums and concert halls in the Netherlands opened briefly on Wednesday (Jan 19) to protest at their continued closure under a Covid-19 lockdown, offering yoga sessions in front of paintings by Dutch masters and haircuts to the swell of a live symphony orchestra. The Netherlands eased a month-long lockdown last weekend, allowing […]Read More

Will you resign? British PM Johnson says ‘no’

LONDON (REUTERS) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (Jan 19) he would not resign and people should await the outcome of an inquiry into alleged parties held in his Downing Street residence during coronavirus lockdowns. Asked by an opposition Liberal Democrat lawmaker whether it was now time to resign, Mr Johnson told […]Read More

US to make 400 million N95 masks available for free,

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The US government will make 400 million non-surgical N95 masks from its strategic national stockpile available for free to the public starting next week, a White House official said, marking the Biden administration’s latest effort to help curb the Covid-19 pandemic. The face masks will be shipped to pharmacies and community health […]Read More