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Washington, July 08: Desperate to stay in power, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fired senior minister Michael Gove, who had been his close ally in the Brexit campaign. Gov. is among the voices calling for Johnson to resign; Two top ministers and a few junior officials said they could no longer work under his scandal-ridden leadership. OneIndia News brings you top headlines to start your day from all over the world.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fired his ally Michael Gove
Britain’s scandal-ridden Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fired senior cabinet colleague Michael Gove because he struggled to stay in office while rejecting a call for his resignation. Gov. was fired after Johnson called for his departure, putting pressure on the prime minister that two top ministers and several junior officials would no longer be able to work under his scandal-ridden leadership. The dismissal of Community Secretary Michael Gove from the cabinet – Johnson’s right-hand man in Britain’s 2016 Brexit referendum campaign – has dramatically shown that the Conservative leader is not going to bow his head without a fight.
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Expedition in Vivo: China expects ‘truly fair’ investigation under law
China hopes that India will conduct an ongoing investigation into the laws and regulations of Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo and provide Chinese companies with a “truly fair” and “non-discriminatory” business environment. Asked about the ongoing raids on Vivo offices in various parts of India, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing that the Chinese side was closely monitoring developments on the issue.
New COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 detected in countries like India: WHO
In countries like India, a new subtype of coronavirus omicron form BA.2.75 has been identified and the World Health Organization is following it, said Director General Tedros Adhanam Ghebreissas. “In COVID-19, the number of reported cases worldwide has increased by about 30 percent in the last two weeks. Four out of six cases in the WHO sub-region have increased in the past week,” Ghebreissas said at a press briefing on Wednesday. Europe and America, BA.4 and BA.5 waves are running 6 Even in countries like India, a new sub-lineage of BA.2.75 has been identified, which we are following, ”he said.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin will receive federal punishment for the murder of Floyd
Derek Chauvin will learn his sentence for George Floyd’s civil rights violations on Thursday, through an agreement that would extend the time of a former Minneapolis police officer behind bars while transferring him to a federal prison in perhaps more favorable conditions. Chauvin agreed to 20 to 25 years in prison in his December appeal on federal charges of murdering Floyd. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson will make the final decision, with prosecutors seeking a full 25 on the grounds that Chauvin’s actions were cold-blooded and unnecessary.
At least 12 people have been killed in a Russian attack on a rebel-held province in Ukraine
At least eight civilians have been killed and 25 others injured in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday. Pro-Russian separatists say four civilians have been killed in an attack by Ukrainian forces. Ukraine’s president’s office says Russian forces have targeted towns and villages in the country’s southeast, with most of the civilian casualties occurring in the province of Donetsk, where Russia has carried out attacks in recent days. Governor Pavlo Kirilenko said in a telegram post that two people had died in the town of Avdivka in the center of the province, and that the cities of Sloviansk, Krasnoyarsk and Donetsk in Kurakov had each been killed.
Story first published: Thursday, July 7, 2022, 9:28 [IST]