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PM Sheikh Hasina joins world leaders for ‘last, best hope’ climate summit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday joined the world leaders in UK’s Glasgow for what is dubbed as “last, best hope” climate summit against the backdrop of growing worries about the fate of the planet earth. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the UN Secretary-General António Guterres have been greeting world leaders as they arrive in Glasgow as they ...

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Bangladesh cancelled 10 coal-based power plants for climate’s sake: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh has cancelled 10 coal-based power plants involving 12 billion dollars of foreign investment, just to supplement its efforts against the adverse impacts of climate change. “We’ve cancelled 10 coal-based power plants worth 12 billion dollars of foreign investment,” she said while addressing the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) ...

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UK’s Johnson says ‘the whole thing’ fails on climate if COP26 flops

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday global efforts to tackle climate change, which go back decades, would fail if the United Nations negotiations in Glasgow were not successful. “The countries most responsible for historic and present-day emissions are not yet doing their fair share of the work,” Johnson told reporters after a Group of 20 summit, before flying ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina reaches Glasgow, will address COP26 summit Monday

“A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage members landed at the Prestwick Airport in Glasgow at 2:55pm (local time) today,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said, BSS reports. Bangladeshi High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem received the Prime Minister at the airport. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Environment, Forest and ...

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UK to remove all countries from its Covid travel ban red list

Beginning Monday, the UK will remove the remaining seven countries from its Covid-19 travel ban red list, which will be reviewed every three weeks and revised in case of emerging Covid variant threats, the British government has announced, reports PTI. From 4am on Monday, the remaining seven destinations on the UK’s Covid-19 travel ban red list – Colombia, the Dominican ...

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Boris Johnson thinks he doesn’t need business. It’s a huge gamble

Boris Johnson’s government has just laid out its annual tax and spending plans with a clear central theme: building back better after the pandemic. The prime minister wants to overhaul the UK economy as it emerges from a deep recession by boosting productivity, skills and wages. His task is being made all the more difficult by skyrocketing inflation, shortages of ...

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Queen back at Windsor after hospital stay

The Queen spent Wednesday night in hospital for preliminary medical checks and is now back at Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace has said. The 95-year-old monarch returned from the private hospital in central London at lunchtime on Thursday and is “in good spirits”, the palace added. The Queen had cancelled a visit to Northern Ireland on Wednesday. She was given medical ...

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U.K. police have charged a 25-year-old man with lawmaker David Amess’ murder

British police on Thursday charged a 25-year-old man with the murder of lawmaker David Amess and the preparation of terrorist acts. Ali Harbi Ali, a Briton of Somali heritage, stabbed 69-year-old veteran Conservative politician Amess to death Friday at a constituency surgery in a church in his Southend constituency in Essex, a county in southeastern England. He was arrested at ...

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UK PM Johnson encourages all leaders to attend ‘critical’ climate summit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson encourages all leaders to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland next month, his spokesman said on Wednesday when asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to take part remotely. “The prime minister has said before that we would obviously strongly encourage leaders to attend given this is a very critical moment in terms ...

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Sajid Javid to lead press conference amid calls for Covid Plan B to be implemented

A Covid-19 news briefing will be held in Downing Street this afternoon amid growing calls for ministers to implement Plan B for responding to coronavirus. Sajid Javid will lead the 5pm press conference, which is expected to urge the elderly and vulnerable to accept a third vaccine dose as part of the government’s booster jab campaign. The health secretary will ...

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