Welcome to the daily news! Today’s headlines cover elections in India, the trial of Israel’s prime minister and coronavirus related updates. These front page stories are courtesy of FreedomForum.org.
The Pioneer, Published in New Delhi, India
Elections for the legislative assembly are currently underway in the Indian state of West Bengal. There has been a high turnout of around 80%, however the elections have been marred by violence and allegations of rigging the polls.
Daily Mail, Published in London, UK
Britain is piloting a vaccine passport program planned to be used for public spaces. The passport will work through the NHS Covid app and provide proof of vaccination for people going to places like restaurants and theaters. However, many are opposed to the idea, calling it discriminatory.
Irish Times, Published in Dublin, Ireland
After much controversy, Ireland has removed many countries from its mandatory hotel quarantine list. Now travelers from the US and the EU will no longer be required to stay in a hotel for two weeks when entering Ireland. Concerns were raised about whether there was enough hotel capacity and the cost for Irish nationals, particularly students, when returning from neighboring countries.
The New York Times, Published in New York, New York
San Marino is now receiving vaccines from Russia after their agreement with Italy fell through. Previously, they had one of the highest death rates from coronavirus and no vaccines until six weeks ago. Now Italians are trying to make appointments in the small country.
The Jerusalem Post, Published in Jerusalem, Israel
Starting Monday, the trial of Israel’s prime minister will move forward with witnesses beginning to speak in court. There are several indictments of bribery and fraud against him and if convicted he would be forced to resign and potentially serve jail time.
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