Media playback is unsupported on your device The government will proceed with "extreme caution" exiting lockdown, the transport secretary said as he revealed plans to "get Britain moving again".Grant Shapps said the move beyond Covid-19 would be a "gradual progress" and not a "single leap to freedom". He pledged £250m for improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure but would not confirm a 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in the UK.Another 346 UK coronavirus deaths were recorded, taking the total to 31,587. Can cities be reshaped for the world after lockdown? What do I need to know if I fly? Mr Shapps, who was speaking a day before the prime minister is due to address the country on lockdown measures, said there had been unprece
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June 29 (UPI) -- Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe raised the issue of Hong Kong's freedom in a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid extradition bill protests. Takeshi Osuga, Japan's foreign press secretary and official spokesman for the G20 conference, said Abe had raised issue of Hong Kong along with autonomous territory in northwest China, Xinjiang, during a meeting Thursday with Xi. "The prime minister pointed out the importance of [maintaining] a free, open and prosperous Hong Kong under the 'one country, two systems, formula with the recent extradition bill situation in mind," Osuga said. The bill would allow Hong Kong to extradite certain suspects to mainland China, sparking allegations that Bejing could use the law as a way to extradited people for political reasons wit...
All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) have resigned, throwing the government into chaos. The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video sting. Mr Strache was filmed proposing to offer government contracts to a supposed Russian oligarch's niece.The FPÖ threatened a mass resignation earlier on Monday if Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was also forced out. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz had called over the weekend for Mr Kickl to be sacked, saying that as general secretary of the party he should take responsibility for the scandal. The scandal broke on Friday when footage from 2017 was published in German media, showing Mr Strache an