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'100 invited' to Downing Street garden lockdown drinks night
BBC, 11 Jan 2022
As many as 100 people were invited to a "bring-your-own-booze" drinks event in the Downing Street garden during the first lockdown, the BBC understands. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
The Metropolitan Police said it was in contact with the government over "widespread reporting relating to alleged breaches" of Covid rules.
Witnesses have told the BBC the PM and his wife attended the gathering on 20 May 2020.
But Boris Johnson has declined to say whether he was among those there.
Newsnight’s Political Editor Nick Watt reports.
Emma Barnett is joined by shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry.
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IMF slashes global growth estimate on slowing US, China
AFP, 25 Jan 2022
The IMF downgrades its forecast for global economic growth this year, citing the impact of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, which contributed to a slowdown in the United States ...
Eye on America: Inspiring youth through music, a threat to tribal lands, and more
CBS, 25 Jan 2022
An alternative music program in California is motivating high school students to open up about anxiety, anger and depression.
Keilar on Tucker Carlson: Why is Fox airing 'anti-democratic BS'?
CNN, 25 Jan 2022
Brianna Keilar speaks to Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), who claims Tucker Carlson's fans repeatedly call his office imploring the lawmaker to side with Russia.
Sierra Leone struggling to recover 20 years after civil war's end
Al Jazeera, 25 Jan 2022
It was a war infamous for its cruelty, mutilations and child soldiers paid for by exports of so-called "blood diamonds" mined by slave labour.
Playful Polar bear twin cubs at Rostock Zoo
Reuters, 25 Jan 2022
Germany's Rostock Zoo released a short video of polar bear mother Sizzel tending to her twin cubs.
More Than 8,000 U.S. Troops On High Alert Amid Growing Tension On Russia, Ukraine Border
NBC, 25 Jan 2022
The White House is stepping up its efforts to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading neighboring Ukraine by putting more than 8,000 U.S.
Not easy for NATO to trust Biden after 'catastrophic' Afghanistan withdrawal: Farage
FOX, 25 Jan 2022
The former Brexit Party leader weighs in after President Biden met with European leaders to discuss Russia's increasing pressure on Ukraine.
BBC, 25 Jan 2022
The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into parties held in No 10 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Firefighters on California coast report progress
AP, 25 Jan 2022
California authorities said a wildfire near Big Sur was 35% contained on Monday. Improved mapping reduced the fire's size to about 700 acres.
AFCON daily: Cameroon's victory over Comoros overshadowed by deadly stampede • FRANCE 24 English
FRANCE24, 25 Jan 2022
Hosts Cameroon overcame a resilient, goalkeeperless Comoros team 2-1 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil.
Met police commissioner confirms investigations into No 10 'events'
Guardian, 25 Jan 2022
The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, says 'a number of events' at No 10 and Whitehall are being investigated under lockdown laws.
HK Journalists Association ‘assesses risk’, worries about press freedom and its own future
SCMP, 25 Jan 2022
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube In the past six months, three Hong Kong media outlets popular with the opposition have folded.
Biden Calls Reporter ‘a Stupid Son of a B***h’ on Hot Mic
RT, 25 Jan 2022
Strange, Biden’s usually more open with his gaffes. It just wouldn’t be a Joe Biden press conference without something going wrong, and today’s example is an unfortunately timed...
Ukraine urges calm as US puts 8,500 troops on heightened alert
DW, 25 Jan 2022
The US and Europe are trying to present a united front in the face of Russia's buildup of troops near the Ukrainian border.
Police investigating 'a number of' alleged Downing Street parties, announces Cressida Dick
Telegraph, 25 Jan 2022
Scotland Yard is investigating “a number of” alleged Downing Street parties, Dame Cressida Dick has announced.
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ITV, 25 Jan 2022
BREAKING: Met Police launches investigation into Downing Street parties
Sky, 25 Jan 2022
The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into a number of Downing Street events after receiving information from the Cabinet Office.
Boris Johnson's Lockdown Birthday Party
Bloomberg, 25 Jan 2022
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under fire, once again,
CD, 25 Jan 2022
How is the Beijing Winter Olympics Green?
CGTN, 25 Jan 2022
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video Beijing Winter Olympics will be the first modern Olympics to truly achieve carbon neutrality, which spotlights China's commitment to achieve...