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G7: Taliban must allow evacuees after 31 August

The Taliban (terrorist movement banned in Russia) must guarantee a safe passage for those who want to leave Afghanistan beyond the 31 August deadline, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Following an emergency virtual meeting …

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Erdogan discusses Afghan crisis with UK PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a detailed discussion Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan. The two leaders also spoke of the importance of cooperating together with the …

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Boris and Carrie Johnson expecting child

Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie, are expecting their second child, as the prime minister’s wife revealed she had a miscarriage at the start of this year, The Guardian reports. The couple, who married in secret at …

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UK’s Johnson to quarantine after COVID-19 contact

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will spend 10 days self-isolating after contact with a confirmed coronavirus case, his office said Sunday — reversing an earlier announcement that he would not have to quarantine after facing an …

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Johnson unveils plan to ease England lockdown

Boris Johnson will aim to lift all coronavirus restrictions by the end of June as part of a gradual road map for exiting England’s nationwide lockdown, Financial Times informs. The prime minister’s long-awaited easing plan, …

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UK plans to hold virtual G7 summit in February

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to host a virtual meeting of Group of Seven leaders next month as he starts his presidency of the wealthy nations’ forum at a pivotal moment for the U.K. and the global economy. …

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World takes in muted New Year’s Eve

In Sydney the fireworks soared into the sky above the Opera House, but the harbour below was empty. In New York, Times Square was mostly deserted. No light show illuminated Beijing from the top of the TV tower. With revelry around the world curtailed by lockdowns and curfews imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19, the lions of London’s Trafalgar Square were barricaded off, and there were no crowds in St Peter’s Square and no one diving into the Tiber in Rome. This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other as many people bid farewell to a year they would much prefer to forget – one that has seen more than 1.7 million people killed and 82 million infected by the coronavirus since January

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Europe introduces lockdown on Christmas

Italy has ordered a nationwide lockdown over much of the Christmas and New Year period in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus cases, BBC writes in the article Covid: Italy latest European country to order Christmas lockdown. The country will be under "red-zone" restrictions over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. Limited home visits will be allowed

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Boris Johnson warns of Europe second wave

UK PM Boris Johnson has warned there are signs of a "second wave" of coronavirus in Europe, as he defended a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain. The PM said the government had to be "swift" - and hinted …

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Europeans dispute over China

Merkel is under pressure to cut Germany's ties with China as the Hong Kong crisis triggers a European backlash against Beijing

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