April 23, 2021
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Alexei Navalny loses appeal against Russian prison camp sentence

theguardian– A Moscow court has rejected an appeal from Alexei Navalny that virtually guarantees the Russian opposition figure will be sent to a prison camp for two and a half years. In a widely expected ruling, the judge upheld a decision to imprison Navalny by reversing a parole handed down in 2014 for embezzlement in a […]
Europe

Boris Johnson says he wants this lockdown ‘to be the last’

independent– Boris Johnson has said he wants the current nationwide coronavirus lockdown “to be the last”. But he almost immediately added that he could give no guarantee that he would not have to introduce restrictions for a fourth time, as ministers battle the coronavirus global pandemic. Mr Johnson is under pressure from Tory MPs and […]
Europe

EU vaccine fiasco: Will the NI protocol be replaced due to the EU’s actions?

express– The EU caused a scandal on Friday when it decided without consultation to invoke Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol as the bloc’s vaccine crisis goes form bad to worse. The EU has been struggling to procure vaccines for Member States following an issue with manufacturing at AstraZeneca, makers of the Oxford vaccine. […]
Europe

Covid vaccine supply issues could see Dutch violence repeated in rest of EU

theguardian– In recent nights, rioters have poured on to the streets of 10 Dutch cities in what has been the closest Europe has come to open revolt against the coronavirus restrictions imposed across the continent. The violence, the worst in four decades, might be put down to the liberty-loving culture of the country but, perhaps […]
Business Europe

Should everyone with a positive Covid test be given £500 to self-isolate?

independent– In response to the concerns that many people are failing to self-isolate for 10 days when they get Covid, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, has apparently been pushing for the government to give a one-off and automatic £500 payment to everyone who displays a positive test. The prime minister’s spokesperson says the government has “no plans” to adopt