Asked if he had lied to the public and parliament, Johnson told reporters. "No. Nobody told me that what we were doing was, as you say, against the rules ... Cummings said that he and at least one other adviser told PrincipalPrivateSecretary (PPS) Martin Reynolds, the official who invited people to the party, that it should not go ahead ... .
Mr Cummings indicated that he would "say more" about the issue only after a report by Sue Gray into alleged rule-breaching parties is published.The threat risks undermining Ms Gray’s report, which is expected to conclude between the end of this week and early next week.On May 20, ...
The Tonga government says the Pacific island nation is facing an “unprecedented disaster” after a massive volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami and blanketed parts of the country of 100,000 people in thick volcanic ash ...The United Nations said it was ready to provide assistance, but might have to do so remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic ... .
Ottawa has reportedly sent elite troops to assist both Canadian diplomats and the Kiev government. In addition to bolstering Ukrainian forces, the soldiers will help to “develop evacuation plans for Canadian diplomatic personnel in the event of a full-scale invasion," the broadcaster reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources ... .
Baghdad, Iraq – The threat of worsening violence looms over Baghdad again this week, underscoring the challenges faced by influential Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of parliament’s biggest bloc, in his stated efforts to form a majority government following October’s contested election ... .
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will make 400 million non-surgical N95 masks from its strategic national stockpile available for free to the public starting next week, a White House official said, marking the Biden administration’s latest effort to help curb the COVID-19 pandemic ... history,” the official said ... U.S ... .