Friday, 18th September Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has stepped down as the UK’s special envoy on media freedom to protest against Britain’s bid to violate international law through the internal market bill, the Guardian reported.
The government said on Friday that further restrictions will be imposed to tackle the surge in the number of coronavirus cases in large parts of central and northern England. The curbs include preventing multiple households from mingling and hospitality, preventing multiple households from mixing and hospitality outlets remaining open late in the night.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden rejected the suggestion of President Donald Trump that a vaccine for COVID-19 may be only weeks away. He warned Americans that they cannot believe the words of the president.
The European Commission vowed on Friday to take stringent action against member states that do not fully implement EU anti-racism laws. This comes amid growing protests around the world over violence against African Americans in the US.
Enmity between Christian factions in Lebanon who fought against each other during the bloody 1975-1990 civil war has reared its ugly head once again on the street as well as in political debates. This has stoked fears of fresh conflict as the country struggles with its worst crisis since the war.
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