Sunday, 12th January Daily Roundup - British Herald
January 23, 2020
Daily Roundup

Sunday, 12th 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

Local News

Queen Elizabeth summoned Prince Harry for a crisis meeting and Meghan Markle will join via telephone to discuss future arrangements for the couple following the couple’s shock announcement that they want to step back from royal duties. 

In other news, Boris Johnson said that the accidental shooting of a Ukrainian jet in Iran killing all 176 people on board, reinforced the need to deescalate Middle East tensions. Keir Starmer, the frontrunner in the race to lead Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, has pledged to end feuding within its ranks and take the fight to Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he wins the contest. Britain must invest in military hardware to become less reliant on U.S. air cover and spy planes in future conflicts, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace was quoted as saying in an interview 

Northern Ireland’s main political parties sat down together in Belfast to form a power-sharing government and end a three-year standoff that threatened a key part of the province’s 1998 peace settlement.

World News

Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britain’s ambassador was detained.

In what President Hassan Rouhani called a “disastrous mistake”, Iran said that a missile fired in error on Wednesday by its air defences while on alert after Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq brought down the plane. Iran had denied for days after the crash that it had shot down the airliner.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s diplomacy was vindicated when Iran admitted that it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner as Trudeau had suggested, and his handling of the incident may increase support at home, Canadian political observers said.

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