London. British Prime MinisterBoris Johnson denied on Tuesday an accusation by his former adviser that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the "bring your own booze" gathering might contravene COVID-19 rules ... Asked if he had lied to the public and parliament, Johnson told reporters. "No ... 'The PM lied' ... .
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 ... .
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 ... .
Activist has said plans to topple the government are at hand. A Kazakh businessman living in France, described as the country's "opposition leader" by US state-run media, has announced that he has a plan to take over the nation with the help of Western powers... After that we will hold elections ... There will be no such thing as the president ... .
A district court in Norway is hearing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's appeal for an early release. He was convicted of killing 77 people in 2011 — the country's deadliest terror attack since World War II. ... What is happening in court? The hearing, which will be broadcast live, is scheduled to last three days with an additional day in reserve.