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Monday
14th June 2021

Around the world

Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett vows to unite nation

His pledge comes as his government is voted in, ending Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year hold on power.

G7: World leaders promise one billion Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations

PM Boris Johnson rejects criticism the donation is not enough, saying "we are going flat out".

In the UK

Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks

Senior ministers sign off a decision to pause the lifting of Covid restrictions in England beyond 21 June.

G7: World leaders promise one billion Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations

PM Boris Johnson rejects criticism the donation is not enough, saying "we are going flat out".

Politics

Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks

Senior ministers sign off a decision to pause the lifting of Covid restrictions in England beyond 21 June.

G7 summit: Northern Ireland part of one great indivisible UK, says PM

The comments come after the French president allegedly said Northern Ireland was not part of the UK.

Education

PM pledges £430m for girls missing education amid aid row

Boris Johnson at G7 announces funding for girls' education after row over international aid cuts.

Transfer tests: More than 23,500 children find out school places

For the first time in decades, almost all grammar schools are not using transfer tests.

Health

Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks

Senior ministers sign off a decision to pause the lifting of Covid restrictions in England beyond 21 June.

G7: World leaders promise one billion Covid vaccine doses for poorer nations

PM Boris Johnson rejects criticism the donation is not enough, saying "we are going flat out".

Business

Covid: Lockdown easing in England to be delayed by four weeks

Senior ministers sign off a decision to pause the lifting of Covid restrictions in England beyond 21 June.

Covid: Cardiff Airport saw biggest drop in passengers in UK

It had a further blow after Aer Lingus' operators Stobart Air went into liquidation on Friday.

Science

G7 to agree tough measures on burning coal to tackle climate change

It comes as Sir David Attenborough warns humans may be about to destabilise the entire planet.

SLS: First view of Nasa's assembled 'megarocket'

Nasa has assembled the key elements of its powerful SLS rocket.

Technology

E3 2021: Microsoft shows off Halo Infinite, Starfield and Forza Horizon 5

A release date for Halo, a new Forza racer, and the unveil of Starfield were all at Microsoft's E3.

WhatsApp launches privacy campaign after backlash

The head of WhatsApp says governments should "demand more security" as encryption comes under fire.

Entertainment

E3 2021: Ubisoft kicks off event with Avatar and Mario + Rabbids reveals

A new game based in James Cameron's movie, a Mario + Rabbids sequel, and Rainbow Six started off E3.

Arlene Phillips, Jonathan Pryce and Prue Leith on Queen's Birthday Honours list

The Bake Off star, and the former Strictly judge are made dames, while the actor is now a knight.