Friday 22nd January, Daily Round
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Police said they had to break up a wedding where almost 400 guests had gathered breaking coronavirus lockdown rules.
The British government has not taken any decision whether to pay 500 pounds ($683) to everyone in England who comes out COVID positive, environment minister George Eustice said on Friday.
Environment Minister George Eustice said the country is keeping its frontiers open for now. This comes after speculation that Britain could be completely shut to arrivals from overseas after it tightened restrictions for travellers to stem the spread of the virus.
In what is seen as the government’s bid to recover from one of the biggest hacks of its agencies by alleged Russian spies, President Joe Biden is roping in a group of national security veterans with good experience in the cyber domain. This has earned him praise from former defense officials and investigators.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s Twitter account sported the image of a golfer bearing a striking resemblance to former US President Donald Trump apparently being targeted by a drone, pledging revenge over the slaying of a top Iranian general in a drone attack.
Hungary has struck a deal to buy 2 million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, the first European Union country to take such a step, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told a briefing during talks in Moscow.
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