German Chancellor Declines President Trump Invite For In- Person G7 Summit

A German government spokesman has confirmed that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of world leaders that President Donald Trump has suggested he will host in the United States despite concerns over the coronavirus. Leaders from the G7 had been scheduled to meet by videoconference in late June after the pandemic scuttled plans to gather in-person at Camp David, the US presidential retreat. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/israeli-police-kills-unnamed-pakistanian-in-east-jerusalem/ Trump last week, however, indicated that he could hold the huge gathering after all, “primarily at the White House” but also…

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UK Minister Resigns Amidst Cummings Controversy

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation Tuesday over the controversy surrounding top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown when Douglas Ross, a minister for Scotland, quit in protest. Undermining attempts by ministers to try and move on from the crisis which has dominated British politics for four days, Ross said he could not justify Cummings remaining in post to his constituents. “I have constituents who didn’t get to say goodbye to loved ones; families who could not mourn together; people who…

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UK PM Backs Cummings Decisions Amidst Critics

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the actions of his chief adviser Dominic Cummings, who has faced growing calls to resign for allegedly breaching national coronavirus lockdown regulations. Johnson addressed a government news conference on Sunday amid growing pressure to remove Cummings, who has defended his decision to drive 250 miles (400 kilometres) from London to his parents’ home in Durham, in northeast England, with his wife and son as he was coming down with COVID-19 symptoms at the end of March. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/nigerias-electric-power-failures-paul-ugbede-godwin/ “I believe that in…

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Top UK PM’s Aide Cummings Violated CoVid-19 Rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resisted calls on Saturday from opposition parties to sack adviser Dominic Cummings after he travelled 400 kilometres (250 miles) from London to northern England while his wife showed COVID-19 symptoms. The Guardian and Mirror newspapers reported that Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union during the Brexit referendum, was seen at his parents’ property in Durham, northeast England, at the end of March. A lockdown that began on March 23 stipulated that people should remain at their primary residence, leaving only…

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UK To Resume Quarantine For Travellers June 8

Britain will introduce a 14-day quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad from June 8, interior minister Priti Patel said, with the government warning that anyone breaking the rules would face a fine or prosecution. All international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate and provide details of where they will be staying under the plans, which were criticised by airlines, business groups and politicians alike. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/pia-carrying-91-passengers-crashes-close-to-airport/ Now we are past the peak of this virus, we must take steps to guard against imported cases triggering a resurgence…

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