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The culture secretary brands it „disappointing“ after former minister Nick Gibb became the 14th Conservative MP to publicly call for the prime minister to resign, but says the plotters were in the „absolute minority“.
Ministers paid tribute to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Sunday, who is set to leave the job this week after six years.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Mandelblit has filled a “great and significant” role. “We all owe you a debt of gratitude. On behalf of the government of Israel, I would like to thank you, Avichai, for many dedicated years of service to the State of Israel.”
In all, four ministers were removed from the Cabinet: Mr Williamson, Amanda Milling as party co-chairman, Robert Jenrick as Communities Secretary and Robert Buckland as Justice Secretary.
However, the most high-profile demotion was Mr Raab, who remained in Cabinet but was stripped of one of the great offices of state, the Foreign Office.
This week’s meeting was the first in-person meeting of climate and environment ministers since the last Cop [conference of the parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change] in December 2019, just before the Covid-19 outbreak became a pandemic. The lack of in-person meetings has been an obstacle to achieving the progress needed on key issues including emissions cuts, technical agreement on implementing the Paris climate agreement, and climate finance.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: „I think double vaccination, full vaccination, is going to be a feature for ever more and most countries, probably all countries, will require full vaccination in order for you to enter.”
He also warned youngsters they will be unable to travel if they do not get jabbed.
On Sunday, Peru’s Prime Minister Guido Bellido announced he will hold a round of dialogues with all interested parties in the Congress.
– Creation of extra travel alert has been opposed by Tory rebels and Rishi Sunak – who has written letter to PM
– Ministers signed off proposals last week to create ‚amber watch list‘ which could plunge holidays into chaos
– Travellers heading to the likes of Spain and Italy could see the countries suddenly move on to dreaded red list
– Whitehall source claims idea has now been shelved, amid opposition from Tory MPs and letter from Mr Sunak
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The slump also follows controversy over vaccine passports. Two months ago, the PM had a net approval rating of 55.6.
In contrast, Mr Sunak’s reputation appears to be almost unaffected. He remains the second most popular member of the Cabinet with Tory activists, with a net approval rating of 74.1.
The most recent survey also found that a narrow majority of Tory activists now believe the PM is dealing with the pandemic ‘badly’.
The Economy Minister was Castillo’s economic spokesman during the last weeks.
The major changes in the cabinet reshuffle are the return of Ramtane Lamamra as the foreign minister and the appointment of Abderrachid Tebbi as the new minister of justice, APS said.
– Ministers are set to shelve plans for the mandatory use of ‚Covid certification‘
– Plans for pubs and restaurants had already been put on the backburner
– The Mail can now reveal that ministers have also dropped the idea of imposing them on mass events
An Office for National Statistics (ONS) report published today found that 74 people died directly from Covid in the week ending June 18, which was up 12 per cent on the week before. Wales recorded no deaths from the virus in the most recent week, for the first time since the pandemic began.
A separate study from scientists at Cambridge University found that fewer than one in a thousand people who catch Covid in England now die from the disease. They estimate the overall infection fatality rate (IFR) of coronavirus has been driven down to 0.085 per cent thanks to the country’s hugely successful vaccine rollout.
The Supreme Court is currently deliberating over Haaretz’s petition, drafted by attorney Tal Lieblich, to release transcripts of cabinet and ministerial committee meetings on the coronavirus. For more than a year, this battle has been wending its way through the courts. In addition to its demand that the full transcripts be released for public scrutiny, the petition seeks to mount a challenge in principle to a rule that automatically defines all ministerial meetings as classified – a rule that leads to documentation being buried in the archives for at least 30 years.
On behalf of the American people, I congratulate Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and all the members of the new Israeli cabinet. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Bennett to strengthen all aspects of the close and enduring relationship between our two nations.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi insists 31 July target for offering doses to all adults will be hit despite ‘tight’ supplies of Pfizer
Yerko Nuñez, Maria Pinckert, Fernando Lopez, and Arturo Murillo are the coup-born regime’s ex-ministers who have fled the country so far to avoid Justice.
On Sunday, former Water Resources Minister Maria Pinckert left Bolivia, three days after the Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant against her over irregularities in her management.
The promotion of Lord Frost to the Cabinet Office prompted speculation that Scots born Mr Gove may be put in charge of a new Cabinet drive to stop Scotland breaking away from the UK.
The European Commission has warned it will impose controls on vaccines that could affect the UK’s supply of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which is shipped from its manufacturing base in Belgium.
But vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News on Tuesday: “I’m confident that the Pfizer vaccine will be delivered.
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi was bullish about the longer date in a round of interviews this morning – and he also struck an optimistic tone about the prospects of easing lockdown from early March.
He said the restrictions could be taken away ‚gradually‘ from ‚two to three weeks after the middle of February, after we’ve protected the top four cohorts‘.
Mr Zahawi also insisted that second doses of vaccines will be given within 12 weeks of the first – after Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab refused to confirm yesterday that would be the case.
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Vallance and chief medical officer Chris Whitty were asked if there was something that could be done in the structure in scientific advice that could be a bit more forensic about those restrictions on the sector that have a very big impact on certain people. The scientific advisers said they are trying very hard to get data but can´t give specific data on it, and nor can anyone else across the world.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has said that Boris Johnson’s tier system is “no longer strong enough” to deal with the new more virulent variant of coronavirus.
„Our elections have occurred. Recounts and audits have been conducted. Appropriate challenges have been addressed by the courts. Governors have certified the results. And the electoral college has voted. The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived,“ the group wrote.
Professor Sir Mark Walport, a member of the Government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said it would be difficult to keep the new, faster-spreading strain of the virus under control without ‚much tighter‘ social-distancing measures.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, the former chief scientific adviser said: ‚It’s clear that this variant is transmitting more readily – it’s transmitting more readily in younger age groups as well.
Government sources say that between 12 million and 15 million people have been identified as likely to require hospital treatment if they contract coronavirus, or be at risk of dying from it. Once this group has received the vaccine – which some officials hope could be achieved by the end of February – then the NHS would no longer be at risk of being overwhelmed if the virus spread through the greater population. That would remove the main argument for shutting the economy at a stroke.
A source said: ‚The path to liberation is finally becoming clear.‘
„We have seen the best of British at every stage, from our world-leading scientists working around the clock to carry out vital research, to builders and engineers constructing new facilities.
“Manufacturers are boosting their capabilities and hundreds of thousands of people in every corner of the UK are taking part in clinical trials — developing, finding and preparing for a vaccine has involved us all.
“It has and continues to be a truly UK-wide effort and one which showcases what a fantastic nation we are.”
Speaking with NBC News‘ Lester Holt in his first interview since the Nov. 3 election, Biden said the two progressive senators – who ran their own unsuccessful campaigns for president – were key to helping pass his „very ambitious, very progressive agenda.“
Sullivan has been advising Mr. Biden on domestic policy, but has an extensive foreign policy background. He served as Mr. Biden’s national security adviser during President Barack Obama’s second term and was a head of policy planning and deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state.
Together, Mr. Blinken and Mr. Sullivan, good friends with a common worldview, have become Mr. Biden’s brain trust and often his voice on foreign policy matters. And they led the attack on President Trump’s use of “America First” as a guiding principle, saying it only isolated the United States and created opportunities and vacuums for its adversaries to fill.
Joe Biden’s team is considering an informal ban on naming Democratic U.S. senators to the Cabinet if he wins — which would effectively block Elizabeth Warren for Treasury or Bernie Sanders for Labor — people familiar with the discussions tell Axios.
Cienfuegos, 72, served under former President Enrique Peña Nieto from 2012 to 2018. He was national defense secretary during an extended conflict between drug cartels and Mexico’s army.
Today’s comments fly in the face of Mr Johnson, who this week railed against “sneak” culture.
The Prime Minister urged Brits not to snitch on their neighbours unless they are having “Animal House parties” with “hot tubs and so forth”.
As part of his conservative agenda, however, the former Captain Bolsonaro is determined to prevent schools, universities, art centers, and other cultural spaces from continuing to be „niches“ for Marxist thought, as he claims.
Ultra-Orthodox minister and Netanyahu ally Yaakov Litzman resigned from government in protest over an expected lockdown on Sunday.
Litzman is the chairman of the United Torah Judaism party and construction and housing minister. He had threatened to resign earlier Sunday if the coronavirus cabinet votes to impose a two-week lockdown ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
Our partners, adversaries, and competitors know we don’t know the next play,“ Gordon said.
With any other president or any other administration, such deliberate unpredictability might be seen as a flaw, identifying it as a criticism. But in the view of Trump and his most devout supporters, his unpredictability is a keen negotiator’s strength to be lauded.
„For him, the unpredictability is a card that he liked having,“ said Yun.
The protest was organized by several groups, including the so-called Black Flags movement, which regularly protests outside the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhau’s official residence in Jerusalem.
A new Taoiseach was elected on Saturday and a range of new Ministers were appointed. Here’s all you need to know about them:
On Monday night, both Mr. McCarthy and the Army’s chief of staff, Gen. James C. McConville, pressed Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, to increase his forces’ presence in the city, according to a senior Defense Department official.
An Army official declined to comment, saying that the investigation was continuing.
During his management, several inmate riots occurred resulting in 12 convict deaths. The protesters were demanding health care and sanitary security in prisons after two guards died due to the virus.
Robert Koch Institute’s 2012 scenario and today’s coronavirus epidemic have lots of similarities.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is one of the founding members of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and has committed a total of 90 million euro to its work. CEPI brings together a range of diverse stakeholders to develop much-needed vaccines for the prevention of future pandemics. Anja Karliczek, Federal Minister of Education and Research, said:
“The Coronavirus is currently the source of concern for many people. The development of a vaccine is an extremely important element in the effort to combat this viral infection. It is encouraging to see that this process now has the support of the international CEPI alliance, which is also making use of German research and development expertise. I hope that good results can soon be achieved for which so many people are waiting at this time.”
The delegation also visited the Piraeus Turkish Martyrdom and Turkish Armed Forces Attache’s office in Athens, the ministry added.
Commenting on the market reaction, Adam Seagrave, head of global sales trading at Saxo Markets, said: “The initial reaction has been weaker GBP but we are now seeing a rally to a new high. This is presumably the market interpreting the announcement as Boris wanting advisors who are more willing to back aggressive fiscal stimulus.”
Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, Laura Kuenssberg claimed Michael Gove could be given the role to look after the last leg of the Brexit trade negotiations in Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle today.
Sunak has long been seen as a rising star and is the person in the Treasury who No. 10 preferred to deal with. Sunak will be helped by the new No. 10/No. 11 special adviser unit. Sunak is a Brexiteer who has good relations both with the Prime Minister and his team. One insider suggests that their relationship will be a friendly one similar to that of David Cameron and George Osborne. What’s clear is that today’s changes mean No. 10 has taken control.
Although Mr Cummings was not in the room during fraught discussions with Mr Johnson, sources said it was ‚obvious‘ who was behind the move.
Following more than an hour of frantic wrangling, Mr Javid finally resigned in protest.
‚The prime minister said he had to fire all his special advisers and replace them with Number 10 special advisers to make it one team,‘ a source close to Mr Javid said.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has resigned from his role in Boris Johnson’s cabinet.
It is believed Mr Javid was asked to stay on in his role, but resigned in protest at being asked to fire all his advisors.
Rishi Sunak has been appointed as the new Chancellor.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will take part in „the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Emergency Open-Ended Executive Committee Ministerial Meeting to be held in Jeddah on 3 February 2020 upon the request of the State of Palestine in order to discuss the most recent developments with regard to Israeli-Palestinian conflict,“ the statement said.
Taiwan’s top military chief was killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday (Jan 2), the defence ministry said, just days before the island goes to polls to elect a new president.
The chief of the general staff, Shen Yi-ming, was among eight senior officers – including three major generals – who died when their Black Hawk helicopter smashed into mountains near Taipei.
Grund sei, dass sein Ministerium nicht die Gelder erhalten habe, die unbedingt für bessere Schulen und Universitäten benötigt würden. Der ehemalige Wirtschaftsprofessor hatte kurz nach der Regierungsbildung im September erklärt, er werde zurücktreten, wenn die Bildungsausgaben nicht um drei Milliarden Euro erhöht würden. Der Haushalt war am Montag ohne entsprechende Gelder verabschiedet worden.
Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza handed over the chairmanship of NAM to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov ,with the two sides stressing the importance of adhering to Bandung principles .
NAM embraces 120 member-countries, 17 observer countries and 10 observer organizations.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Ivica Dacic on the sidelines of the 18th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif,
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Anwar Gargash
Perry, formerly the governor of Texas, had largely avoided headlines since joining the Trump administration in 2017. But in recent weeks he became entangled in the Democratic-led impeachment probe into Trump’s actions involving Ukraine.
Soon after the nuclear blasts in 1998, India adopted the “no first use” policy in a bid to address global concerns of an impending nuclear arms race, especially as the Indian tests were followed by tit-for-tat tests by Pakistan.
The promise not to use nuclear weapons first, a policy adopted by several nations including China, addressed the escalation ladder. It also laid to rest apprehensions or misunderstandings about the possible use of nuclear weapons in a conflict.
NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s suggestion that India’s no-first-use nuclear posture may not be sacrosanct sparked intense speculation in the midst of heightened India-Pakistan tensions in the wake of the abrogation of special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
The defence minister’s comment, which he also later tweeted, came at Pokhran — the site of India’s nuclear tests.
Though Rajnath Singh didn’t name any country, it is understood the threat was directed at Pakistan. It shows Modi’s growing frustration at his ill-conceived move to strip Occupied Kashmir of its autonomy on August 5.
– The Prime Minister has created a list of British employers considered at risk
– It comes after the country’s economy shrunk for first time in seven years
– Economy is the lowest it has been in a decade, prompting fears of recession
Don’t be mistaken; the threat to encryption remains high. Australia and the United Kingdom already have laws in place that can enable those governments to undermine encryption, while other countries may follow. And it’s definitely dangerous when senior U.S. law enforcement officials talk about encryption the way Barr and Wray did.
“No unilateral step by the Government of India can change this disputed status, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. Nor will this ever be acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan,” said the press release.
“As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps,” it added.
Addressing parliament today (Aug. 5) following two days of heightened security in the state, home minister Amit Shah announced that Article 370 would no longer exist. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has signed this notification. Shah’s announcement was met with loud protests from opposition parties.
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Boris Johnson is appointing more ministers to his new government in his first full day as the UK’s PM.
Boris Johnson has begun purging the Cabinet of Jeremy Hunt and his supporters, as he this afternoon started building a new administration committed to delivering Brexit by October 31.
19:18: Ben Wallace appointed Defence Secretary.
19:10: Michael Gove appointed to Cabinet Office as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, no deal coordinator. Roving Gove…
18:59: Stephen Barclay remains Brexit Secretary. Barclay banked…
18:52: Dominic Raab appointed Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State. He’s ready now…
Boris Johnson has appointed a string of Brexiteers to his top Cabinet posts after conducting a brutal clear-out of Theresa May’s team.
– Boris Johnson launches mass clear out of Cabinet and sacks Jeremy Hunt
– Jeremy Hunt and Penny Mordaunt among those sacked in brutal two-hour cull
– Greg Clark and Liam Fox also leave the government as new PM wields the axe
– Damian Hinds, James Brokenshire, David Mundell and Karen Bradley ousted
– Philip Hammond, David Gauke and Rory Stewart all resigned earlier today
– Priti Patel makes a remarkable Cabinet return as the new Home Secretary
– Sajid Javid has been promoted to crucial role of Chancellor under Mr Johnson
– Brexiteer Dominic Raab was installed as Foreign Secretary replacing Mr Hunt
Another Mr Johnson backer, Gavin Williamson, who was sacked by Mrs May over alleged Huawei leaks, is also thought to be returning.
Whitehall staff are reportedly anxious that Mr Williamson could be given another security sensitive role. He is tipped for Northern Ireland secretary or deputy PM.
The only confirmed role was chief whip, taken by Mark Spencer, a low-profile figure who has been in the whips‘ office for years.
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MPs are openly speculating about who might be promoted to Mr Johnson’s front bench if – as bookmakers expect – he is crowned Prime Minister next month.
Mr Johnson is expected by MPs to take more of a hands-off „chairmanship“ role as Prime Minister, handing down authority over policy areas to trusted lieutenants.
I am willing to bet the farm on Boris Johnson becoming the next leader of the Conservative party because any other outcome is pretty much mathematically impossible. So the drama – such as it is – of the next few weeks is going to be irrelevant soon. I suggest we agree on that and get down to the serious business of playing Fantasy Cabinet.
Arrival and doorstep by Michael ROTH, Minister of State for Europe of Germany, at the General Affairs Council, taking place on 19 March 2019 in Brussels.
“For my Government it’s the key priority to prevent a no-deal Brexit. I don’t have any appetite for substance-less, very abstract discussions and negotiations on Brexit. Please deliver, dear friends in London please deliver. The clock is ticking.”
David Davis ist von seinem Posten als Brexit-Minister in der britischen Regierung zurückgetreten.
Neuer Ressortchef wird der Konservative Dominic Raab. Wie Davis gilt auch der 44 Jahre alte Raab als überzeugter Brexit-Anhänger.
In dem kurz gehaltenen Papier ist die Rede von einem „gesetzlichen Betretungsrecht“. Dieses sei nötig, da die vom Bundesgesetzgeber voriges Jahr in der Strafprozessordnung neu geschaffenen breiten Befugnisse für die Quellen-Telekommunikationsüberwachung und heimliche Online-Durchsuchungen „mit erheblichen rechtlichen und tatsächlichen Problemen behaftet sind“. Bisher müssen die Strafverfolger die benötigte Spionagesoftware, mit der gegebenenfalls auch Verschlüsselung umgangen werden soll, in der Regel übers Internet per E-Mail oder Downloads auf die auszuforschenden IT-Systeme schleusen. Das führt in der Praxis offenbar teils zu erheblichen Schwierigkeiten.
Luigi Di Maio, the 31-year-old head of M5S, Italy’s largest party, indicated on Wednesday he was prepared to compromise on his controversial choice of a eurosceptic economist, Paolo Savona, for finance minister.