Boris Johnson gets ‘spanking’ from papers over ‘partygate’ scandal
02 February 2022 | 6:16 am
We look at the murder of a fourth journalist in Mexico, which is now the most dangerous country for reporters. Also, tensions between Mali and France draw strong opinions in the African press. Finally, Boris Johnson gets a spanking from the papers over the lockdown-breaching parties at Downing Street!
Russia declares war against Ukraine - that's how the western press reports on Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a full-scale military operation in Ukraine. Russian government websites, meanwhile, deny such operations. We also look at the underlying reasons for why diplomacy has failed and finally, bring you the illustrated press' take on the situation.
We bring you some of the shell-shocked reactions from the world's papers after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. One image in particular of a bloodied woman emerging from bombardments has defined this first day. We also look at the Russian papers and one anti-Kremlin publication which vows to publish in both Russian and Ukrainian as a symbol of solidarity. Finally, we bring you the illustrated press' reactions as well.
Wednesday, March 9: We look at reactions from the British press after the Ukrainian President's speech to the House of Commons, imploring Britain for more help in fighting the Russian invasion. Also, the economic impact of the war is dominating the European front pages. Finally, we look at the Ukrainian sportsmen and women who are taking up arms to fight the Russians.
More people could later face fines as the probe into gatherings at 10 Downing Street during COVID lockdown continues, police said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Finance Minister Rishi Sunak are to be fined by police for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules. The leader of the UK's main opposition party has called for both to resign.
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The British prime minister insisted he did not knowingly breach pandemic lockdown rules. He is the first modern UK leader to receive a fine for breaking the law.
The British prime minister has begun a two-day visit by talking up post-Brexit trade. But clouds are looming back home as parliament votes on whether he misled the House of Commons in denying COVID lockdown breaches.
The British prime minister has faced calls to step down after breaking COVID lockdown rules. In Northern Ireland, polls suggest the Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein could win the largest number of seats.
Paz Esteban was replaced after a controversy over the use of the Pegasus spyware to hack top Spanish officials' cellphones, as well as spying on Catalan separatists.
Papers in Spain brace for the first visit of former king Juan Carlos since he went into exile amid investigations of tax evasion. In France, a parliamentary candidate from Emmanuel Macron's party who was convicted of domestic violence has been forced to withdraw after the controversy overwhelmed the party. Papers in the US hail the landmark equal pay deal agreed between the men's and women's football teams. Plus, should elephants be considered human?
In another tragic US mass shooting echoing the 2012 Sandy Hook killings, an 18-year-old gunman has killed more than 20 people – mostly children – in Uvalde, Texas. We take a look at how papers are reacting to the all-too-common event in the United States, including why many blame Republicans. We finish with an editorial arguing that the United States – its policies and institutions – is its own worst enemy.
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