Monday, 20th January Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
Starting off with news from the royal family, British Prince Harry expressed his sadness on being forced to forfeit his royal duties after he struck a deal with his grandmother Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors.
In local politics, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to call for deeper investment ties between Africa and Britain at a summit with 21 African country leaders, a few days before Brexit. Johnson and France’s President Emmanuel Macron reiterated their commitment to Iran’s nuclear deal agreeing to the requirement of a long-term framework.
News from the local economy, over a thousand banks, payments companies, asset managers and insurers in the EU plan to open offices in post-Brexit Britain to continue serving their clients in the UK. British household finances hit a one-year high in January, adding to signs that consumer sentiment has improved in the aftermath of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decisive election win last month. Asking prices for British houses put on sale in the five weeks to Jan. 11 rose by a record amount for the time of year adding to signs of a post-election bounce in consumer and business confidence.
Parts of Spain were lashed with high winds, heavy rains and snow by powerful Storm Gloria. It forced the closure of Alicante airport and killed a man in Asturias. Storm Gloria intensified overnight and will last until Tuesday at least, with the brunt being borne by Valencia and the Balearic Islands. A red alert was declared across 10 provinces with winds of up to 130 km/hr, 7 m high waves and heavy snowfall.
Heading west, here’s some news from the Trump impeachment. After refusing to cooperate with the Democratic Party-led impeachment probe in the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump will offer his first comprehensive defence, before his trial begins in earnest in the Senate. Trump, only the fourth of 45 American presidents to face the possibility of being ousted by impeachment, has to meet a noon (1700 GMT) deadline to submit his written defence.
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