Environment secretary said David Cameron “meticulously followed the rules”.
After a pandemic-induced lull in borrowing, governments and investors are feeling more confident about Africa's prospects.
Helen McCrory passed away this week at the age of 52, following a glittering three-decade career on stage and screen.
In his first outing since a shock defeat at October's London marathon, where he came in at eighth place, Kipchoge finished the marathon at Twente Airport with a time of two hours and 04.30 minutes to reaffirm his status as the hot favourite for the Olympic race in Sapporo in August. Jonathan Korir of Kenya was second with a personal best of 2:06.40.
Britain stands in "full support" of the Czech Republic which has exposed the lengths Russian intelligence services will go to, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday after Prague expelled 18 Russian embassy staff. "The UK stands in full support of our Czech allies, who have exposed the lengths that the GRU will go to in their attempts to conduct dangerous and malign operations – and highlights a disturbing pattern of behaviour following the attack in Salisbury," Raab said on Twitter.
The union flag flying over Buckingham Palace has been raised from half mast to mark the end of the period of national mourning for Prince Philip. .
Union flags flying over Number 10, Downing Street, have been raised from half mast to mark the end of the period of national mourning for Prince Philip. .
Most British papers led with poignant photos of the Queen sitting alone near her late husband’s coffin.
Security forces opened fire on demonstrators in Myanmar's northern city of Mogok on Saturday.They had gathered to show support for the formation of a National Unity Government on Friday, which includes leaders of the anti-coup protests, ethnic minorities, and detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi.Video obtained by Reuters showed a man injured on the ground, attempting to drag himself to safety before being carted away in a trolley.At least two people were killed by security forces in Mogok, a city known for its ruby mining.Myanmar has been in upheaval since the military led by junta chief Min Aung Hlaing ousted the elected government.Security forces have killed over 700 people, according to an activist group tally.As part of Myanmar's New Year holiday, over 23,000 prisoners were released from jail over the weekend, but few if any democracy activists arrested since the coup were thought to be among them.Across the country crowds gathered on the streets of several towns to show support to the National Unity Government. They have called on the international community not to recognize the junta.The military has shown little willingness to engage with neighbouring countries and no sign of wanting to talk with the government it ousted.
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As U.S. climate envoy John Kerry appeared in Seoul over the weekend to discuss global warming, South Korea's foreign ministry says it raised concerns to him over Japan's plans to dump contaminated water from its defunct Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.On Sunday however, Kerry reaffirmed Washington's confidence in the plan's transparency.He said he believed Tokyo was working closely with the International Atomic Energy Agency, theorganisation that promotes the peaceful use of nuclear power."The United States is confident that the government of Japan has had very full consultations with the IAEA, that the IAEA has set up a very rigorous process and I know that Japan has weighed all the options and the effects and they've been very transparent about the decision and the process."Under the plan, more than 1 million tonnes of water will be discharged from the plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Seoul has strongly rebuked the decision. The former U.S. secretary of state said Washington would closely monitor Japan's plan, to make sure there is no public health threat. His visit to Seoul precedes U.S. President Joe Biden's virtual summit with world leaders on climate change, set for two days starting April 22.
Marwin Gonzalez led off what turned into a four-run eighth with a home run to lead the host Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Saturday at Fenway Park. The win was Boston's 10th in its past 11 games. The White Sox, who led 2-0 after the top of the first, have lost three of their past four.
Jayson Tatum lost his personal duel with Stephen Curry but the Boston Celtics won their battle with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, outfinishing the visitors for a 119-114 win in a nationally televised duel of streaking teams. Tatum scored a driving hoop to break a tie with 48.8 seconds left, and Kemba Walker delivered the dagger with a 3-pointer 24 seconds later, allowing the Celtics to record their sixth straight win. Tatum finished with a team-high 44 points, three fewer than Curry, who continued his week-long assault on the 3-point line with 11 more.
Frank Vatrano tallied his team-leading sixth game-winning goal as the Florida Panthers beat the host Tampa Bay Lightning and league top goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy 5-3 on Saturday night in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vatrano raced in and beat Vasilevskiy -- the NHL's leader with 26 wins -- with a backhander in the second period as the Lightning netminder ultimately suffered a loss on home ice for the first time in 15 games this season. Brandon Montour scored his first goal with his new team after being acquired from Buffalo.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed the detection of 23 new cases of COVID-19 infections in Singapore on Sunday (18 April), taking the country's total case count to 60,831.
An astute ACT Brumbies scored four tries and held off a late charge to beat the Melbourne Rebels 26-20 Sunday, sending Super Rugby AU down to the wire with one round left.
LOCAL health authorities and administrators of the Project Balik Buhay (PBB) Vaccination initiative reminded employers to monitor their employees who received the Covid-19 vaccines for any adverse events
PRAGUE (Reuters) -The Czech Republic said on Sunday it had informed NATO and European Union allies about suspected Russian involvement in a 2014 ammunition depot explosion and the matter would be addressed at an EU foreign ministers' meeting on Monday. The central European country expelled 18 Russian embassy staff on Saturday over the issue and said investigations had linked Russian intelligence to the explosion, which killed two people. Russia's Interfax news agency cited Vladimir Dzhabarov, first deputy head of the Russian upper house's international affairs committee, on Saturday as saying Prague's assertions were absurd and Russia's response should be proportionate.
MORE areas in northern Cebu have been placed under tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 1 due to Typhoon Bising.Based on the 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical
Ajay Singh Yadav only managed a final video call with Raj Karan before his close friend became the latest of an alarming number of young Indians, including children, falling victim to the new coronavirus wave sweeping the country.