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Day: November 24, 2020

Sunak to set out £4.3bn jobs plan
Featured, United Kingdom

Sunak to set out £4.3bn jobs plan

    Rishi Sunak will on Wednesday set out a £4.3bn plan to tackle the spectre of mass unemployment, as the chancellor braces Britain for the brutal economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Mr Sunak will tell MPs in his spending review that his number one priority is to protect jobs and livelihoods. The chancellor is due to say that now is not the right time to start a fiscal consolidation, even as he publishes what government officials admitted were scary new forecasts showing the economic destruction caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecasts are expected to show much higher unemployment and unsustainable public finances. Britain’s fiscal watchdog is set to warn that after the Covid-19 slump in output this year, with huge exp...
Biden unveils first cabinet members
America, Featured

Biden unveils first cabinet members

    President-elect Joe Biden formally announced his first appointments to his incoming cabinet and senior White House leadership, a national security and foreign policy team that reflects the fact that America is back and ready to lead the world, not retreat from it. In remarks from Delaware on Tuesday, Mr Biden said his appointments will confront our adversaries and not reject our allies. His appointments include Antony Blinken as secretary of state, Alejandro Mayorkas to run the Department of Homeland Security, Avril Haines as director of National Intelligence, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as the US ambassador to the United Nations, and Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser. Former secretary of state John Kerry has been tapped for a new role as a “climate envoy”...