Monday 11th January, 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.
Britain will allocate 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) over five years to projects aimed at protecting and restoring nature and biodiversity, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
Britain is boosting up its mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations as its top medical officer said the upcoming few weeks of the pandemic will be the worst yet. Deaths and cases would hit record highs, thereby putting the health service under huge pressure.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak will make a statement to parliament with regard to the economy, the leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, said.
Washington’s mayor has called for increased security during the inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden after the attack in the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered construction plans advanced on for some 800 Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank, anchoring the projects in the final days of the pro-settlement Trump administration.
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, said he expects US President-elect Joe Biden to extend the last major nuclear arms control treaty between Moscow and Washington when it expires next month, but that the two countries have much more to do.
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