British Cabinet Secretary Simon Case asked Prime Minister Boris Johnson to investigate how he paid for the renovation of his office at the Prime Minister’s residence. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people who have completed their vaccinations in the country no longer need to wear masks when walking, running, cycling or with people they live with. The wave of coronavirus in India has brought the country’s health care system to the brink of collapse.
April 28, 2021These are the headlines that stand out in the world press …
The Guardian | Prime Minister Johnson is asked to explain how he repaired his house
British Cabinet Secretary Simon Case said he wanted to ask Prime Minister Boris Johnson to investigate how he paid for the renovation of his office at the Prime Minister’s residence. The main opposition Labor Party wants the allegations to be investigated by the Election Commission. Dominic Cummings, Johnson’s former chief adviser, claimed that Johnson had plans to renovate his apartment at the prime minister’s residence with donations to the Conservative Party. Johnson, who denied the allegations, claims that he paid for the repair of his house.
Independent | Three simple questions that the Prime Minister has not yet answered
The Independent shared three questions that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not answer regarding the latest allegations: Who gave Johnson 85,000 pounds to repair his house? Are there any violations related to non-disclosure of debt? Was anything given to the donor in exchange for money?
New York Times | The CDC simplifies the rules for wearing an open mask for vaccination graduates
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people who have completed their vaccinations in the country no longer need to wear masks when walking, running, cycling and with people they live with. The CDC said the use of masks in crowded places such as stadiums was still mandatory. The NYT said it was a big step for Americans to get used to the post-pandemic world.
Washington Post | India was beaten by an “inadequate system”
In the face of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic in India, where the health care system is collapsing, there is a shortage of ambulances, hospital beds, oxygen and drugs. According to the Washington Post, experts say the reason for the collapse of the health care system is the lack of investment for years. Some people died because they could not get treatment.
Moscow Times | Russian journalists covering pro-Naval protests have been detained
Police in Russia have detained two journalists working for the country’s leading independent news organizations for reporting on protests against Alexei Navalny last week.
Police reportedly arrived at the home of Alexei Korostelev, a journalist from Dozhd, and Oleg Olcharenko, a reporter from Echo of Moscow, on Tuesday morning.
No charges have been filed against the two journalists. Korostelev, who was released during the day, was asked to return for questioning on April 30.
Ekho Moskvy said the journalists were detained for participating in an “unauthorized” protest on April 21, but both had an accreditation certificate, an editing letter and a yellow press vest.
The Kremlin said it did not know why the journalists were detained, but that it could be about a man who acted like a journalist participating in the protest.
Le Monde | Diplomatic war between the West and Russia
Since 2017, 600 diplomats have been deported between Russia and the West. Since the dual agent Skripal incident, which began in 2018, the number of countries accusing Russian diplomats of spying has increased. Tensions between the parties are centered around conspiracy theories, industrial espionage, cyberattacks and political manipulation. Finally, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced on April 17 that 18 Russian diplomats had been expelled in connection with the 2014 bombings in the country. Russia has suspended 20 diplomats from the Czech embassy in Moscow.
Al Jazeera | Shares of Saudi oil company Aramco are on the agenda
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said they are in talks to sell shares in the country’s largest oil company, Aramco. Bin Selman said that the sale of 1 percent of Aramco shares to one of the foreign investors was discussed, but did not provide information about investors.