The UK Budget for 2021, seeking to extend aid to people and businesses while ‘fixing’ finances is to be delivered against the backdrop of the country’s biggest economic recession in more than 300 years, soaring public borrowing driven by attempts to offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and growing unemployment.
Earlier this week, the US and EU imposed sanctions on several Russian government officials and entities over the imprisonment and alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
The Irish low-cost carrier promised to drop prices for the next six to 12 months to get people flying again, following months of limited or no travel in Europe and globally due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ankara and Moscow penned a $2.5 billion contract for the sale of four batteries of S-400s to Turkey in late 2017. The US responded by kicking Turkey out of the F-35 fighter programme, and sanctioning the Presidency of Defence Industries –a government agency responsible for coordinating the country’s defence sector.
No injuries or casualties have been reported so far. The incident is being investigated at the moment.
Riyadh and its allies have been at war with the Houthi (Ansar Allah) movement since March 2015, and despite vast military and technological superiority, have so far failed to dislodge the Shiite militia from its strongholds in west Yemen. In recent years, the Houthis have lobbed hundreds of ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones at Saudi Arabia.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus has called on the government to prevent the song chosen by state broadcaster CyBC, which is entitled "El Diablo" ("The Devil"), from representing the island nation in this year's Eurovision song contest.