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Ireland’s cabinet ‘restricting movements’ after minister tested for COVID-19

Ireland’s cabinet ‘restricting movements’ after minister tested for COVID-19

World
Ireland's entire cabinet had to "restrict their movements" after the health minister felt unwell and was tested for coronavirus.Stephen Donnelly began to feel unwell with a cough and contacted his doctor for a coronavirus test. Mr Donnelly has since said his test results were negative.The Irish parliament was suspended out of an "abundance of caution", Prime Minister Micheal Martin said, but it reconvened a few hours later.Mr Martin had told RTE television that government ministers would restrict their movements while they waited for the results of the COVID-19 test being taken by Mr Donnelly. It had been reported earlier that they would self-isolate. ...
Israeli Cabinet postpones vote on West Bank annexation

Israeli Cabinet postpones vote on West Bank annexation

World
A senior Israeli minister says a Cabinet vote to endorse annexation of parts of the West Bank won't take place on SundayByThe Associated PressJanuary 29, 2020, 10:10 AM3 min readJERUSALEM -- A senior Israeli minister said on Wednesday that a Cabinet vote to endorse annexation of parts of the West Bank will not take place early next week, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge a day earlier to act quickly after the U.S. released a peace plan rejected by the Palestinians. Netanyahu said he would ask the Cabinet to advance the extension of Israeli sovereignty over most Jewish settlements and the strategic Jordan Valley, a move that would likely spark international outrage and complicate the White House's efforts to build support for the plan. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin told Is...
HS2: Cabinet minister has ‘gut feeling’ rail project will be cleared

HS2: Cabinet minister has ‘gut feeling’ rail project will be cleared

Business
Media playback is unsupported on your device A cabinet minister has told the BBC it is his gut feeling that the HS2 high-speed rail line will get the go-ahead.Stephen Barclay told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that the project was vital for "levelling up" the UK's transport network and improving capacity.The Brexit secretary's comments come amid a row over the rising cost of the project, which could reach £106bn.The first phase of the project is due link London and Birmingham, followed by extensions to Leeds and Manchester.Mr Barclay was asked by Andrew Marr for his "gut feeling" about whether the HS2 would be approved. "Yes", he replied firmly.He said the government had given a "clear commitment to level up all parts of the United Kingdom... HS2

Israeli PM holds tense Cabinet meeting as indictment looms

World
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading a noticeably tense Cabinet meeting, his first since the country’s attorney general announced Netanyahu would be indictedByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2019, 10:12 AM1 min read Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is leading a noticeably tense Cabinet meeting. It’s his first since Israel’s attorney general announced Netanyahu will be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Netanyahu didn’t mention the looming indictment during Sunday’s weekly meeting. Instead, he’s projecting an attitude of business as usual, discussing Iranian belligerency, threats from Gaza and domestic affairs. His typically talkative ministers have remained noticeably silent. This has been their first public appearances since the attorney general’s a
Cabinet approves raising government contribution to NPS to 14%

Cabinet approves raising government contribution to NPS to 14%

Finance
NEW DELHI: In a bonanza for government employees, the Cabinet Thursday raised the government's contribution to National Pension Scheme (NPS) to 14 per cent of basic salary from the current 10 per cent, sources said. Minimum employee contribution will, however, remain at 10 per cent. The Cabinet also approved tax incentives under 80C of the Income Tax Act for employees' contribution to the extent of 10 per cent, they added. Presently, the government and employees contribute 10 per cent of basic salary each to NPS. While the minimum employee contribution remains at 10 per cent, the government contribution has been increased from 10 per cent to 14 per cent. The Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, also allowed government employees to commute 60 per cent of the fund accumulated at ...