UK PM Johnson’s tax on workers ‘unfair’, says opposition
08 September 2021 | 2:11 pm
UK PM Johnson's tax on workers 'unfair', says opposition
PM Narendra Modi has framed cryptocurrencies as a domain that needs to be closely policed, warning they present a risk to young people. DW talked to economist Eswar Prasad about how Modi could regulate the sector.
The three laws were passed last year, with the government saying they were essential for the modernization of Indian agriculture. But that led to furious protests from farmers fearing for their livelihoods.
The leader of the UK's opposition Labour party said on Sunday (December 12) that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had broken the public's trust over COVID-19 regulations, making him "unfit for public office." Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Keir Starmer said Johnson posed a risk to public health following reports that parties were held at Downing Street during a 2020 Christmas lockdown when such festivities were banned.
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The omicron coronavirus variant is spreading rapidly in the UK, where the number of daily infections has hit a record high. Health experts warn that it's the most significant threat to public health since the start of the pandemic.
Slovakia's former Prime Minister Robert Fico was detained before a protest defying coronavirus restrictions. Fico is a vocal critic of anti-COVID measures in the pandemic-hit country.
Simon Case was leading the probe into alleged Christmas parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's staff in breach of COVID restrictions. Case has quit after reports of parties in his own office.
Narendra Modi, India’s Prime Minister, has warned younger generations about the threat Bitcoin poses. In his keynote address at The Sydney Dialogue, hosted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Modi spoke on the technology development India has experienced and how it could help guide the safety of cryptocurrency.
Sudan's prime minister is battling to secure his country's fragile transition to democracy. Ousted in October's coup, Abdalla Hamdok was then reinstated in a deal with military leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan — to the dismay of Sudan's pro-democracy movement. Warning: This report contains disturbing images.
A small-town mayor is set to take on Prime Minister Viktor Orban in 2022 parliamentary elections, after winning an opposition primary. Peter Marki-Zay will represent a broad spectrum of parties who have joined forces to oust Orban and his ruling Fidesz party.
The omicron variant of the coronavirus is less likely to land patients in hospital in comparison with delta.
Boris Johnson warned that the UK is 'facing an emergency' in the battle against the Omicron variant as he urged the country to 'reinforce the wall of protection' and 'get boosted now'. In his address to the nation tonight, the PM said the data was clear that two doses of the vaccine were 'simply not enough to give the level of protection we all need' but scientists were confident a booster could bring levels of protection 'back up'.
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