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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected calls for an investigation into the country’s fight against the pandemic, while leading scientists in the country have reiterated calls for an “urgent investigation”. The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) have canceled the award following reports of British actor Noel Clarke in The Guardian. Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have said they have decided to shut down regional office networks in the country. The Washington Post reports that by the beginning of 2021, people in the United States have overcome the pandemic recession and started spending incentive checks.
April 30, 2021These are the headlines that stand out in the world press …
The Guardian | Prime Minister Johnson refused to investigate the fight against the pandemic; experts repeated the call
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has rejected calls for an investigation into the country’s fight against the pandemic, reiterating calls for an “urgent investigation” by the country’s leading scientists. The government institute, led by prominent members of the Conservative Party, will also ask the prime minister to launch an investigation into the pandemic by next month. “The time has come,” said King’s Fund, a health think tank, in a message to Downing Street. Prime Minister Johnson responded to calls for an investigation, saying he was continuing his fight and that the time for the investigation had not yet come.
Independent | BAFTA has canceled the award given by Noel Clarke to 20 women accused of sexual assault
The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) have canceled the award following reports of British actor Noel Clarke in The Guardian. The Guardian reported that 20 female actors sexually assaulted them. Clarke received Bafta’s “Special Award for Contribution to British Cinema” two weeks ago. According to the Guardian, Bafta was aware of the charges against Clarke when he presented the award.
New York Times | Under pressure from the Kremlin, the Navalny network was shut down
Allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say they have decided to close their regional offices. Prosecutors in Moscow have called for Navalny’s movement to be recognized as “radical,” and the agency has been suspended. A name close to Navalny said, “We can’t work under these conditions.”
Washington Post | Growth accelerated in the first quarter
The Washington Post reports that by the beginning of 2021, people in the United States have overcome the pandemic recession and started spending incentive checks. The New York Times also reported that the United States could experience the fastest economic growth in many years this year. The rapid vaccination process was also effective in 1.6 percent economic growth in the first quarter, he said.
Moscow Times | European Drug Agency: Teams have completed a special ethical study of Sputnik V clinical trials
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union has conducted a special study on how the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute of the Russian state, was tested for the EU approval process.
Speaking to the Moscow Times, the EMA said a team sent to Moscow was reviewing “Good Clinical Practices” to “examine whether clinical research, design and information reports meet international ethical and scientific quality standards.”
EMA said they would investigate the production process in May.
In order for Sputnik V to be approved by the European Union, it must receive a successful evaluation from both reviews. The results will be announced after the completion of both analyzes in the EMA.
EMA-approved Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have not been studied to date.
Le Monde | Joe Biden’s fight against inequality
In his first speech before the congress, US President Joe Biden said that among his priorities was the war against inequality, which would be financed by taxing the richest. “It’s time for companies in the United States and the richest 1 percent to pay their dues,” Biden said, adding that they will incur costs for the US middle class with US taxes and taxes on the richest. he said. Speaking in Congress on the 100th day, Biden greatly increased his popularity.
Al Jazeera | The Palestinian President announced that they had postponed the elections
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that they have decided to postpone next month’s general elections. Abbas said there was “uncertainty created by Israel” behind the decision, adding that “we have decided to postpone the elections until the participation of our people in Jerusalem is ensured.” Abbas said the decision came after all international efforts to convince Israel of the election had failed. Abbas did not announce a new election calendar.