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Johnson: Trade deal brings 'glad tidings of great joy'

Johnson: Trade deal brings 'glad tidings of great joy' Had there been no deal, Finny said there would have been border chaos and a disruption in exports. For Britain, "that a deal has been agreed at all is in many respects a remarkable achievement", the Times newspaper judged. Ms Sturgeon said the agreement was "a bad deal for fishing". "The provisional application of the EU-UK agreement would also allow for proper and full democratic [scrutiny] of ... [Full Article...]

Scotland’s Sturgeon apologizes after breaking coronavirus rules

Scotland’s Sturgeon apologizes after breaking coronavirus rules Commenting on the images, Scotland's First Minister acknowledged the mistake, adding that she was "kicking herself" after being seen to break the very coronavirus rules she put in place. "There can not be one rule for Nicola Sturgeon and another for everyone else", the Scottish Conservatives tweeted. "She has apologised for [the] accidental lapse (which I suspect most of us have had one over l... [Full Article...]

US govt shutdown nears thanks to Trump

US govt shutdown nears thanks to Trump In his complaint Tuesday about Congress's combined virus aid and government spending bill, Trump criticized federal resources spent on worldwide programs, even though such spending was included in his budget and was allocated as part of the bipartisan appropriations process. [Full Article...]

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,133 new cases, five additional deaths

COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,133 new cases, five additional deaths Health experts are raising serious concerns over the recent resurgence in infections which they believe could be more risky if citizens keep violating safety protocols. Lagos and Abuja are the two major entry points into Nigeria. Moscow's Covid-19 task force said more patients have been discharged than admitted to hospitals over the past 24 hours. [Full Article...]

Africa CDC: New virus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria

Africa CDC: New virus variant appears to emerge in Nigeria Hancock had issued travel restrictions on Wednesday and had claimed the variant from South Africa was "highly concerning, because it is yet more transmissible, and it appears to have mutated further". Mkhize noted that South Africa is part of a group of "countries that are leading in the field of genomic surveillance: Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, South Africa and the United Kingdom". [Full Article...]

Covid-19: Further 570 deaths reported and 32,725 more coronavirus cases

Covid-19: Further 570 deaths reported and 32,725 more coronavirus cases More than 2,100 Covid-19 patients were admitted to London hospitals in a week and cases soared by almost 56,000, official figures have revealed. LONDON, Dec 24 -The prevalence of Covid-19 cases in England jumped again in the week to December 18, with around 645,800 people, or 1-in-85, estimated to be infected, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis calls for vaccines for all in his Christmas message

Pope Francis calls for vaccines for all in his Christmas message The Pope also held a sparsely attended Christmas Eve mass on Thursday in the rear section of St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Francis delivered the traditional address "To the City (of Rome) and to the World" ( Urbi et Orbi ) on Christmas Day. [Full Article...]

Not a white Christmas, but a wet Christmas

Not a white Christmas, but a wet Christmas An incoming low pressure system is on track to break down the high pressure ridge. A high wind warning goes is in effect until 4 p.m. on Christmas Day. "Rain may become heavy at times today before changing to snow early this evening", reads the statement. Parts of the Southern Tier had been buried under 44 inches of snow last week and were facing the heaviest rain overnight. [Full Article...]


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