The Canadian government has announced that it has completely abolished “military export permits for Turkey” last year, citing the use of Canadian technology in Nagorno-Karabakh. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for an investigation into former Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying for the bankrupt Greensill to take advantage of the government’s Covid-19 aid. The UK has taken the first step towards normalization since the national quarantine began on 5 January. In the United States, police officers claimed that a police officer who killed a dark-skinned citizen named Downte Wright in a traffic jam mixed a stun gun with a real weapon.
April 13, 2021These are the headlines that stand out in the world press …
The Guardian | Former Prime Minister Cameron’s lobbying activities will be investigated
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for an investigation into former Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying for the bankrupt Greensill to take advantage of the government’s Covid-19 aid. An independent study will examine the role of the company’s former employees, including Cameron, who will serve as a consultant in 2018, in public procurement financing and communications. Government sources said Johnson’s request was not a “personal attack” on Cameron, but that they wanted the public to hear a transparent statement.
Independent | Normalization in the UK; “Let me cool down”
The UK has taken the first step towards normalization since national quarantine began on 5 January. In the first phase, bars and restaurants, open areas, gyms and hairdressers were opened. People gathered in the open and socialized on the first day of normalization.
New York Times | Minnesota police killed one person as tensions escalated
Washington Post | Police were killed accidentally
Protests erupted in the U.S. state of Minnesota after another black man was killed by police in a traffic circle 16 miles from where George Floyd was killed. Police officials have claimed that a police officer who killed a black man named Daunte Wright in a traffic jam mixed a stunning weapon with a real pistol. In the video sent, the officer who shot Wright shouted “Shock weapon! Shock weapon! Shock weapon!” he seems to be shouting. A police officer, identified only as Kim Potter, was heard saying, “Damn, I shot him.”
Despite the curfew in the area, a large number of protesters gathered around the police headquarters around Brooklyn Center, where Wright was killed.
Anti-police groups have been protesting for some time in Minneapolis, where police officer Derek Chauvin killed Floyd by stabbing him in the knee.
Moscow Times | Lawyers: Navalny was threatened with forced feeding in prison
In Russia, officials at the prison where Alexei Navalny was detained have reportedly threatened to force-feed an opposition leader who has been on a hunger strike for two weeks.
Speaking on Twitter, Navalny’s lawyers said, “The prison authorities, seeing the seriousness of the hunger strike, are threatening to force-feed him on a daily basis.”
On the other hand, Navalny was hospitalized due to cough and high fever, the prison was returned to the cell from the hospital wing, it was stated. Navalny’s lawyers said he did not see a doctor when he returned to his cell.
Navalny, 44, went on a hunger strike demanding treatment after suffering from severe back pain and numbness in one leg. Navalny has reportedly lost eight kilos since the hunger strike.
Le Monde | France is expanding its vaccination program
While the coronavirus vaccination program in France continues slowly, the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has been a concern due to blood clots, continues to be used over the age of 55. The time between the two doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines was increased from 28 days to 42 days to allow more vaccinations.
Al Jazeera | Canada has revoked the permits to export SIH parts to Turkey
The Canadian government has announced that it has completely abolished “military export permits for Turkey” last year, citing the use of Canadian technology in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau said, “Canada’s foreign policy and the use of technology in this way contradicts the commitments made by Turkey’s end users.” The export permit was suspended in October.