Monday, 6th July 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.
Under a new post-Brexit sanctions scheme, the UK will list the first foreigners to face punitive action such as asset freezes and visa bans for alleged human rights abuses. This follows the 2012 US Magnitsky Act. With the country leaving the European bloc, it has the right to impose its own sanctions.
The government decision to allow Chinese firm Huawei to have a limited role in building the 5G network is not “fixed in stone”, said Culture Minister Oliver Dowden, adding that it is being reviewed in the wake of US sanctions. The UK allowed Huawei to play a limited role in its future 5G networks in January.
The country is slated to make an investment of nearly $2 billion in the arts sector and is mulling allowing outdoor as well as socially distanced shows at cultural venues. This is aimed at lifting the sector which has been hit hard by the coronavirus.
US chief of staff Mark Meadows said that President Donald Trump was mulling several executive orders aimed at China, manufacturing and immigration.
In a bid to make the most of its summer tourist season, Greece has decided to resume direct flights from the UK on July 15, the government said. Greece lifted curbs on flights from EU member countries on June 15 and other countries on July 1.
As many as 40 people are feared dead in Kyushu island which is facing the fury of torrential rains. Evacuation orders have been given out as the river banks are at risk of bursting. So far, 21 people have lost their lives in floods and mudslides that began in the weekend.
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