Wednesday 21st 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.
With rising global oil prices and after COVID-driven discounts on clothing were lifted, British inflation picked up in March. It is expected to carry on climbing as the economy re-opens from lockdown.
Britain downplayed a newspaper report in which an unnamed government source expressed remarks about Australian trade minister Dan Tehan as inexperienced, with British counterpart Liz Truss vowing that he would get a warm welcome in London for talks.
Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murdering George Floyd. This is seen as a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement’s treatment of Black Americans.
Israel’s pandemic coordinator has informed that the country no longer wants AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and is exploring with the company whether a big shipment in the pipeline could be sent elsewhere.
France will soon mark itself the first European Union member to send some of its own COVID vaccine supplies to developing countries through the means of international COVAX scheme. It hopes others will join its attempt to ward off new variants and compete with Russia and China.
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