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The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has promised that a new national quarantine period will not be applied after the end of the last restrictions in the UK. A large snowstorm hit the southern and central states of the United States. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said supporters of the US Congress aimed to set up an independent and non-congressional commission to investigate “facts and causes” of Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 raid on the Capitol. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that Turkey does not accept a woman who condemns Australia for being detained in connection with an Australian citizen Isid.
February 16, 2021These are the headlines that stand out in the world press …
The Guardian | The company of friends of the former consultant Cummings was entrusted with the task of researching public perceptions of the coronavirus in Britain.
A survey of public opinion about the coronavirus epidemic in Britain has revealed that Dominic Cummings, a former adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, set up the government information system under a contract with his relatives. Public First research company, led by two friends of Cummings, was given the task of determining the steps to be taken in the fight against coronavirus in the country. Accordingly, the government paid the company 564 thousand pounds. The company’s mission was to find out what the public understood about Coronavirus and whether government responses to responses were given. Former adviser Cummings is known for his signature on many of Boris Johnson’s policies.
Independent | Boris Johnson: I want this quarantine to end
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has promised that a new national quarantine period will not be applied after the end of the last restrictions in the United Kingdom. Faced with coronavirus variants as the vaccine continues to grow rapidly in the UK, Johnson said existing restrictions will be lifted cautiously and slowly. Johnson told the British, “Think positive, but be patient.” Johnson added that they aim to open schools on March 8.
New York Times | The cold of winter brings a hole to the United States
A large snowstorm hit the southern and central states of the United States. Millions of Americans were left without energy in the cold, and accidents occurred due to the freezing of roads in many places. Provinces that are not accustomed to snow, such as Texas, were considered.
Washington Post | Pelosi: The panel will investigate the Capitol raid
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said supporters of the US Congress aimed to set up an independent and non-congressional commission to investigate “facts and causes” of Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 raid on the Capitol.
In a letter to members of Congress, Pelosi said the commission would be similar to the one set up after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Washington and New York.
It was stated that the establishment of such a commission may require a vote in both wings of Congress.
Both Democrats and Republicans recently called on the September 11 commission, as in both parties, to look into why officials and law enforcement could not stop the attack on Congress.
Pelosi’s call came after Trump, who was convicted of “inciting the people to revolt,” was acquitted in the Senate as part of an impeachment process.
Moscow Times | French cyber agency, Russian hackers are suspected
The French national cyber security agency announced on Monday that it had discovered hackers who had attacked several institutions. The agency said the attacks were similar to those carried out by a Russian intelligence group.
The statement said hackers were exploiting vulnerabilities in surveillance systems sold by Centreon. Serves large companies such as Centreon, EDF and Total.
Although the Ministry of Justice and the Municipality of Bordeaux are customers, they were not affected by the attack.
ANSSI, France’s national cyber security agency, said computer providers were more affected by the attack.
ANSSI said the attack was similar to the Sandworm attacks, which were said to be linked to Russian intelligence.
Le Figaro | There is no new quarantine in France; Macron won the bet?
Fifteen days have passed since the decision not to renew coronavirus quarantine, despite the coronavirus variants that spread in France in Europe and around the world. Despite French President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to investigate the condition of non-quarantined patients, there has been no significant increase in cases. On the other hand, if the government does not reject the quarantine card and the case grows again, France may face a curfew again. Macron argued that they had succeeded against the “scary scenarios” associated with the winter.
Al Jazeera | New Zealand’s Prime Minister Ardern has condemned Australia for revoking the dual citizenship of a suspected ISIS woman
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, an Australian citizen arrested in connection with Isid because he is a Turkish citizen, said Australia did not accept a condemned woman. Stating that the woman is a dual citizen of New Zealand-Australia, Ardern said that Australia has unilaterally revoked its citizenship. Ardern stressed that Wellington should be held accountable for a woman who has not been in New Zealand since the age of six. Ardern reminded that the woman’s family also lives in Australia and the woman went to Syria with an Australian passport. Responding to Ardern, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his job was to “put Australia’s national security first”.