Thursday, 9th 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.
Duchess of Sussex Meghan sought a court order to stop the publisher of the Mail on Sunday tabloid from revealing the names of five friends who could be witnesses in a lawsuit, according to a court filing. The wife of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry, Meghan is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles the tabloid carried last year that contained parts of a handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father.
Energy regulator Ofgem said network operators should pump in 25 billion pounds ($32 billion) from 2021 to 2026 to supply emissions-free energy. It also proposed slashing returns these firms can make in a bid to reduce household bills.
Finance minister Rishi Sunak said that the country was facing a significant recession. However, it is too early to predict how quickly the economy will be able to recover, he added. Sunak said: “It’s too early to tell… we won’t know the exact shape of (the) recovery for a little while” when asked about the outlook for the economy.
According to a newly released transcript of police body camera footage, the former US police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd told him to stop shouting and save his breath while he knelt on his neck.
Italian Coast Guard said that they have seized a vessel operated by a German NGO that rescued more than 200 people stranded at sea last month for failing to comply with safety rules. In April, Italy banned ships rescuing migrants from docking at its ports until July 31 because of the pandemic.
In what is seen as yet another challenge for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, who is grappling with renewed US sanctions and economic meltdown, the country could face severe shortage of bread for the first time since the beginning of the civil war.
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