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In Britain, where the coronavirus vaccination program is advancing rapidly, the first dose of the vaccine has so far been given to 15 million people. The Washington Post has raised controversy in the Republican Party after former US President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate. Hundreds of women have been arrested in the Russian capital, Moscow, on Valentine’s Day for plotting to assassinate opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, and other women facing political repression.
February 15, 2021These are the headlines that stand out in the world press …
The Guardian | The government opposes the Conservative Party’s demand for an end to quarantine by May
While members of the Conservative Party in Britain are demanding a timeline for the end of coronavirus quarantine in the country, the government is reluctant to make a clear decision on the course of the epidemic. Although the UK is one of the fastest growing countries in the world for the coronavirus vaccination program, the early onset of normalization is said to be a risk of development retardation. When Conservative lawmakers demanded the lifting of all restrictions in May, the government refused. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the vaccination of the first four groups in the high-risk group has been completed, the debate continues, he said.
Independent | The UK is aiming to vaccinate high-risk groups
In Britain, where the coronavirus vaccination program is advancing rapidly, the first dose of the vaccine has so far been given to 15 million people. “We still have a lot of work to do,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announcing the completion of vaccinations for the country’s four highest-risk groups. The United Kingdom and Israel have been the two fastest-growing countries in terms of vaccination programs, while the European Union is concerned about the slow progress of coronavirus vaccination programs.
New York Times | The Taliban is inciting the United States by encroaching on Afghan cities
The New York Times said the Taliban had begun to approach major cities in Afghanistan in recent months, pushing the country to the brink of collapse. The newspaper claimed that my presentation could put Joe Biden’s government in an “invincible” position.
Washington Post | Washing exacerbates divisions in the Republican Party
WaPo said the day after former US President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate, disagreements arose over the direction in which Republican parties would go. The daily says that the division between those who want to distance the party and those close to Trump and the former president has intensified.
Moscow Times | Russian women are building a human wall after cracking down on Navalny’s protests
Hundreds of women were arrested on Valentine’s Day in the Russian capital, Moscow, and a human chain was set up for opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, and other women facing political repression.
Inspired by a giant human chain created in Belarus last year, the protest came after police cracked down on protesters for weeks, as in Minsk.
Protesters gathered on a tourist street near the Foreign Ministry, holding a long white ribbon. Protesters in front of a statue of Alexander Pushkin and his wife chanted slogans such as “Love is stronger than fear” and “Freedom for political prisoners.”
About 230 women were reported to have taken part in the protest. Some participants kept photos of women activists sentenced to prison terms.
Protesters joined the human chain with red roses, scarves and hats, referring to the red dress Navalnaya wore in court where her husband Navalny was on trial.
Le Figaro | Sciences Po: Feeling in the storm
Science Po, one of France’s most prestigious educational institutions, where many politicians, including President Emmanuel Macron, graduated, was shaken by a follow-up scandal and resignation. Rector Frederic Mion, who heard the allegations about Duhamel but took no action, learned last week before he learned from school teachers that political scientist Olivier Duhamel had raped his stepson. The future administrator of the country’s most prestigious school of political science has been the subject of controversy. On the other hand, thousands of students from different campuses in different parts of France began to share incidents of harassment and harassment on Twitter, changing the name of the school with the SciencePorcs label. The new president is expected to crack down on sexual harassment and bullying at school.
Al Jazeera | Syrian Air Force: Israeli planes flying over Damascus were captured
The Syrian army said the air force had “blocked Israeli planes flying under duress over Damascus.” He said Israeli warplanes had flown over the Golan Heights and “hit targets” on the Damascus side. On the other hand, no information was given about what the “target” was. Locals said a large explosion was heard in a certain area of Damascus. It is reported that Israel has increased its operations after Iran’s influence in Syria increased.