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British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new budget plan to fight the country’s coronavirus. “We don’t need to think Neanderthals,” said US President Joe Biden, the governor of Texas and Mississippi, who reacted harshly to the removal of the masks. Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has stepped up its lobbying activities in France in recent years.
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The Guardian | “Spend now, then pay”; The British Chancellor of the Exchequer drew attention to the massive tax increase
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new budget plan to fight the country’s coronavirus. The altar’s “now spend, then pay” budget plan for middle-income and businesses showed the country’s highest tax increase since 1993. Announcing the second budget plan for the epidemic, Altar said financial aid would continue until September. “It will take a long time for the country’s economy to recover,” Altar said, adding that the economy shrank by 10 percent during the pandemic and debt reached its highest level outside the war.
Independent | 400 billion lira road map for the altar to get out of the Covid crisis
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday presented a second roadmap for the country’s economy in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The new budget shows that the country will pay for the negative effects of the pandemic for many years to come. The highest tax burden in 50 years came on the agenda to meet the £ 407 billion budget allocated to support the pandemic.
New York Times | Biden described the decision to abolish the mask requirement in some states as “thinking like a newborn.”
“We don’t need to think Neanderthals,” said US President Joe Biden, who reacted harshly as Texas and Mississippi governors removed masks from their states. Defending that these decisions were “a big mistake”, Joe Biden said that the authorities should follow the recommendations of public health experts and doctors; “Listening to science is very, very, very, very critical.”
Washington Post | The security general addressed the Pentagon without delay in response to the uprising.
The commander of the Washington DC National Guard said the Pentagon’s delays in responding to the invasion of restrictions and delays in the command chain in the run-up to the Jan. 6 congressional attack played a role. Commander William J. Walker told Congress that he had to “wait with his hands tied for three hours” when the Capitol Police asked them for an urgent request during the Jan. 6 raid.
Moscow Times | “Everything is fine,” Navalny said in a message from prison.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said in his first message after being taken to a prison on the outskirts of Moscow that “everything is fine” and joked about prison life.
Navalny, who was taken from his cell last week without his lawyer’s knowledge, said he was quarantined at Kolchugino prison.
“Everything is fine, there is even a bar in the yard,” Navalny said in an Instagram post after his lawyers visited the opposition leader.
In his message, Navalny said he had no idea what was happening in the world and had not yet been able to get any books from the library. “Therefore, our entertainment here is only high-level food experiences,” said the opposition leader, adding that his comrades and cellmates began to dry the bread they gave them to make croutons.
Le Monde | Investigation of the lobbying activities of the Chinese technology giant Huawei in France
Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has stepped up its lobbying activities in France in recent years. It was stated that the main strategy of the company, which has a strategy to increase its prestige in France, is to gain the trust of politicians. Huawei Technologies France, a subsidiary of the company that is preparing to build a factory in France, is expected to invest 200 million euros and create jobs for 500 people, 400 of whom are French. It was learned that Huawei will allocate 500 thousand euros in 2019 to convince decision-makers in France.
Al Jazeera | Venezuelan opposition: gold sent to Mali and UAE
Venezuelan opposition spokesman Julio Borges said the government would send gold to Mali in 2020 by Russian planes in exchange for US sanctions. Borges, who claims that the gold collected in Mali was then resold to the United Arab Emirates, said that Maduro’s administration earned at least 1 billion euros from these operations. “We call on the US and European authorities to eliminate such organized criminal groups,” Borges said. On January 23, 2019, the day after Maduro was sworn in as President of Venezuela, Parliament Speaker Juan Guaido declared himself “interim president.” Guaido had the support of about 50 countries, including the United States.