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Don’t expect Netanyahu’s departure to alter the course of politics in Israel | Daniella Peled

Don’t expect Netanyahu’s departure to alter the course of politics in Israel | Daniella Peled

By Nicholas Price | June 6, 2021

  It would be encouraging to think that the massive upheaval afoot in Israeli politics with the unseating of Benjamin Netanyahu also signals a seismic shift in political culture. Perhaps a turning point in its democratic decline, even a move towards ending its rule over millions of Palestinians. Unfortunately, it signals none of these things.…

TB Joshua: Influential Nigerian preacher dies at 57

TB Joshua: Influential Nigerian preacher dies at 57

By Nicholas Price | June 6, 2021

  Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, one of Africa’s most influential evangelists, has died at the age of 57. A post on his Facebook page, which has more than five million followers, said: “God has taken His servant”. Reports said he died on Saturday shortly after conducting a live broadcast, but the cause of his death…

Biden corporate tax plan could earn EU and UK billions, study shows

Biden corporate tax plan could earn EU and UK billions, study shows

By Nicholas Price | June 1, 2021

  A proposal to be tabled by the US president, Joe Biden, at the upcoming G7 meeting for a 15% global corporate tax rate could reap the EU €50bn (£43bn) a year, and earn the UK nearly €200m extra alone from the British multinational BP, according to research. Should the tax rate be set higher…

Texas Democrats walk out over 'discriminatory' voting bill

Texas Democrats walk out over ‘discriminatory’ voting bill

By Nicholas Price | May 31, 2021

  Democrats have walked out of the Texan House of Representatives, blocking a bill on voting that has been criticised as racially discriminatory. The Republican-led bill, which was passed in the state Senate, introduces sweeping restrictions on ways for voters to cast their ballots. Democrats walked out an hour before the midnight deadline for approval,…

China Allows Couples to have Three Children

China Allows Couples to have Three Children

By Nicholas Price | May 31, 2021

  China has announced that it will allow couples to have up to three children after census data showed a steep decline in birth rates. China scrapped its decades-old one-child policy in 2016, replacing it with a two-child limit which has failed to lead to a sustained upsurge in births. The cost of raising children…

UK Covid live news: Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings’ claims he lied repeatedly

UK Covid live news: Matt Hancock denies Dominic Cummings’ claims he lied repeatedly

By Nicholas Price | May 27, 2021

  1.33pm EDT 13:33 Early evening summary 12.27pm EDT 12:27 Hancock dodges question about whether he told No 10 patients would be tested before being discharged from hospital 12.03pm EDT 12:03 Hancock confirms Indian variant now dominant, saying it could account for up to 75% of new cases 12.01pm EDT 12:01 Matt Hancock’s press conference…

Italy Cable Car Fall: Three Arrested over Fatal Accident

Italy Cable Car Fall: Three Arrested over Fatal Accident

By Nicholas Price | May 26, 2021

  Three people have been arrested in Italy over Sunday’s cable car accident that left 14 dead. Investigators say the emergency brakes had been disabled, and the three members of the operating company were aware. According to a local transport official, the brake failure meant the car was travelling at over 100km/h (62 mph) when…

DR Congo's Goma volcano: Desperate search for children missing after eruption

DR Congo’s Goma volcano: Desperate search for children missing after eruption

By Nicholas Price | May 25, 2021

The lava that flowed from Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday evening cut a path of destruction through a northern district of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Around 500 houses were flattened and the UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, says that more than 100 children are missing after having been separated from their parents. Charles Kambale (pictured…

Tell us: are you attending a UK vigil to mark the anniversary of George Floyd’s death?

Tell us: are you attending a UK vigil to mark the anniversary of George Floyd’s death?

By Nicholas Price | May 25, 2021

  Vigils are to be held across the UK to mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May last year after a white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes. His death sparked global outcry and was the catalyst…

Victoria records fifth local Covid case as new Melbourne restrictions announced – politics live

Victoria records fifth local Covid case as new Melbourne restrictions announced – politics live

By Nicholas Price | May 25, 2021

4.52am EDT 04:52 What happened, Tuesday 25 May And that is where we will leave things for this evening. Here is what happened today: The Victorian government announced new restrictions in Melbourne and the number of local Covid-19 cases rose to nine. The restrictions include limits on gatherings in the home to five visitors per…