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E-scooter tour firm hopes to win over sceptical Londoners

E-scooter tour firm hopes to win over sceptical Londoners

By Nicholas Price | July 12, 2021

London ScooTours is hoping negative perceptions will not put people off eco-friendly mode of travel   Lucy Campbell Mon 12 Jul 2021 06.00 EDT Last modified on Mon 12 Jul 2021 23.37 EDT     “It’s just like riding a bike,” my guide assures me as I confess I’m nervous about riding an e-scooter. Fastening…

'The party's over' - Denmark reacts to Euros exit

‘The party’s over’ – Denmark reacts to Euros exit

By Nicholas Price | July 8, 2021

Commentators and fans in Denmark have been reacting to the team’s defeat by England in the semi-finals of the Euros, with sadness tinged with hope for the future. “The Euros party’s over – now the World Cup party may begin,” was the headline in daily Jyllands Posten. Many commentators chose to focus on pride in…

‘Tragic’: Justice Elena Kagan’s scorching dissent on Arizona voting restrictions

‘Tragic’: Justice Elena Kagan’s scorching dissent on Arizona voting restrictions

By Nicholas Price | July 8, 2021

The fight to voteUS news   ‘Tragic’: Justice Elena Kagan’s scorching dissent on US voter suppression The supreme court’s conservative wing considerably weakened section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, and Kagan didn’t hold back   The fight to vote is supported by About this content Sam Levine in New York Thu 8 Jul 2021…

Nigeria gunmen kidnap 'nurses and infants' from hospital

Nigeria gunmen kidnap ‘nurses and infants’ from hospital

By Nicholas Price | July 5, 2021

Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped at least 140 schoolchildren in the north-west of the country, police say. At least eight people were also abducted from the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Centre in Zaria early on Sunday morning. Two nurses and a 12-month-old child were among those seized, said a hospital worker. There has been a…

‘The benefits outweigh the negatives’: US college students return to class

‘The benefits outweigh the negatives’: US college students return to class

By Nicholas Price | July 4, 2021

  The pandemic upended college life, forcing tuition to be moved online. Now in-person classes are back – and students are happy   Sajina Shrestha Sun 4 Jul 2021 06.00 EDT For Hannah Cron, a sophomore at Lipscomb University in Tennessee, the impact of the pandemic offered many positives. As someone who suffered from chronic…

Imposing ‘imaginary’ values risks EU collapse, Slovenian PM claims

Imposing ‘imaginary’ values risks EU collapse, Slovenian PM claims

By Nicholas Price | July 4, 2021

  As Slovenia takes over the EU presidency, its prime minister warns that the west cannot impose its liberal views on central Europe   Daniel Boffeyin Ljubljana Sun 4 Jul 2021 05.54 EDT First published on Sun 4 Jul 2021 05.15 EDT   Slovenia’s prime minister Janez Janša, a rare EU ally of Hungary’s right…

Tokyo 2020: Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Olympic venues

Tokyo 2020: Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Olympic venues

By Nicholas Price | June 21, 2021

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues, despite warnings from health bosses. Overseas spectators are already banned but organisers said domestic fans could attend providing crowds did not exceed 50% of a venue’s capacity. Fans will not be allowed to shout or speak loudly, and must wear face masks…

Ethiopia elections 2021: Abiy Ahmed faces first vote amid conflict

Ethiopia elections 2021: Abiy Ahmed faces first vote amid conflict

By Nicholas Price | June 21, 2021

Ethiopians have been voting in key elections amid rising tensions and a conflict in the northern Tigray region. This pandemic-delayed poll is Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s first electoral test since coming to power in 2018. But the vote was postponed in Tigray, where the army has been fighting a local force since November. Insecurity and…

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi hailed as Iran’s new president

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi hailed as Iran’s new president

By Nicholas Price | June 19, 2021

Ebrahim Raisi, the hardline head of Iran’s judiciary, has been hailed the country’s new president after his three main rivals congratulated him on his victory and preliminary results showed he had secured 17.8m votes, a huge 14.5m more than his nearest rival. With 90% of the votes counted, Iranian officials said 28.6 million people had…

G7 to agree tough measures on burning coal to tackle climate change

G7 to agree tough measures on burning coal to tackle climate change

By Nicholas Price | June 13, 2021

World leaders meeting in Cornwall are to adopt strict measures on coal-fired power stations as part of the battle against climate change. The G7 group will promise to move away from coal plants unless they have technology to capture carbon emissions. It comes as Sir David Attenborough warned that humans could be “on the verge…