Sunday 18th April, 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.
Queen Elizabeth, dressed in black and in a white trimmed black face mask, stood alone, head bowed as her husband of 73 years was lowered into the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel in a service attended by senior royals including heir Prince Charles. The funeral celebrated Prince Philip’s seven decades of service and gave grandsons William and Harry the chance to talk in public for the first time since claims of racism threw the family into crisis.
Following criticisms from Democratic lawmakers for agreeing to keep the figures of refugees low, President Joe Biden said that he will raise the cap on the number of refugees admitted this year to the United States. He signed a order extending a 15,000 refugee admissions cap issued by his predecessor.
A group of medical professionals has warned that hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is at risk of kidney failure. Navalny’s daughter has called on Russian authorities to allow a doctor to treat her father in prison.
An election that is expected to bring President Bashar al Assad for a third term in office, Syria will hold its presidential election on May 26, the country’s parliament informed.
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