Is it a case of “do as I say, not as I do” when Emmanuel Macron visits Boris Johnson in London and neither wears a face mask? Masks will be available to supporters attending Donald Trump’s first public rally since the coronavirus outbreak in Tulsa, Oklahoma but many of his supporters see not wearing one as a sign of political allegiance. Also, New Zealand’s outcry over three new Covid-19 cases and why Chechens squared off with North Africans during four nights of rioting in the usually quiet French town of Dijon. Plus, the worry over the volatile aftermath of deadly China-India scuffles at the border and what John Bolton’s new book says about the US and its handling of North Korea.
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In This Story: Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019.
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Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.
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Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
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It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.
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Pyongyang is the country’s capital and largest city.