Friday, 14th February Daily Roundup
It’s Valentine’s Day and here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Let’s start off with some Valentine’s Day special local news- British street artist Banksy is thought to have given a Valentine’s Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a new mural showing a small girl with a catapult and a splatter of red flowers. The graffiti shows a young girl in a headscarf, stencilled onto the side of a house in the Barton Hill area of Bristol with black and white paint. She holds a catapult in one hand with the other hand behind her, as though she has just launched a projectile. At the end of the catapult’s trajectory is a bright red shape like blood splatter, made of red plastic leaves and flowers.
From the British finance front, Boris Johnson forced the resignation of his finance minister Sajid Javid for refusing to toe the line, a sign the prime minister was tightening his control in a government reshuffle designed to deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit. Regarding the new finance minister- 39-year-old former Goldman Sachs banker Rishi Sunak was appointed in dramatic fashion as Javid unexpectedly quit – in a row over advisers – during what Downing Street had cast as a routine ministerial reshuffle.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he thinks there is a “good chance” the United States would reach an agreement with the Taliban by the end of February on a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Trump’s comments were the latest indication of significant progress in negotiations that the United States and the Taliban have been holding since December in Qatar.
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