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Friday, January 22, 2021

Efforts to impeach President Trump gathers momentum

The US House of Representatives is expected to hold a vote to impeach President Donald Trump over his role in last week’s storming of Congress. Democrats accuse the president of encouraging his supporters to attack the Capitol building. Five people died. Members of Mr Trump’s Republican party say they will join Democrats to impeach him […]

Argentina’s Senators set to vote on the legalization of abortion

Argentina will for the second time in two years vote on whether or not abortion is to be legalised. If it passes, the bill would be groundbreaking for Latin America, a region which has some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. The bill has cleared the first hurdle when it was passed by the […]

Russian opposition leader Navalny faces new corruption charges

Russian state investigators have brought new charges against opposition leader Alexei Navalny. They say Mr Navalny, who is convalescing in Germany after being poisoned, fraudulently spent public donations on his personal needs. Mr Navalny described the case as a fabrication and “hysterics” from President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied Mr Navalny’s claims the […]

Game of thrones maker dies from poisoning in China

Lin Qi, chairman and chief executive of games developer Yoozoo, has died from poisoning at age 39. According to Shanghai police, he died on Christmas day and they have identified one of his colleague named “Xu” as being the main suspect. Media speculations have been circulating that the person in custady lead the movie arm […]

EU Ambassadors approve EU/UK trade deal

All 27-member ambassadors have unanimously approved the post- trade deal between the EU and UK.  This paves the way for it to take effect early in the new year. The European Parliament will vote on it in January however, under current EU rules, it can take effect provisionally. After nine months of negotiations, this deal […]

At last! UK and EU agree trade deal.

The EU and UK have reached a post-Brexit trade deal, ending months of disagreements over fishing rights and future business rules. At a Downing Street press conference, Boris Johnson said: “We have taken back control of our laws and our destiny.” The text of the agreement has yet to be released, but the PM claimed […]

British Airways cut many routes for 2021

United Kingdom’s air carrier British Airways has at least for the next year canceled many long-haul flights. These destinations include Seoul and the Seychelles. Routes to cities in North America such as Pittsburgh, Calgary and Charleston have gone, alongside flights to Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Osaka. Muscat, Jeddah and Abu Dhabi routes are axed, and […]

US and UK in discussions over negotiating a mini-trade deal

The UK and US are in negotiation to agree a mini trade-deal. This to reduce trade tariffs Donald Trump’s trade chief has said. Robert Lighthizer, the US’s trade representative, said he was hopeful for a deal that would lower punitive on Scottish whisky. In another development, the UK recently said it would drop tariffs against […]

UK’s “Test to Release” system off to the worse possible start

A new system designed by the UK government to cut quarantine time for travellers to the country has been off to the worse possible start. Test to Release, would allow travellers to cut quarantine time if they pay for a Coronavirus test and receive a negative result five days upon their arrival. Eleven firms were […]

Worrying signs in the US as job figures slow for the month of November with worse still to come

The US has seen a slowdown in hiring for the month of November according to the Labour Department. With only 245,000 jobs added this falls well below what most economists had predicted. This is in Sharpe contrast to October’s figure where over 610,000 jobs were added to the economy. The jobless rate dropped to 6.7% […]