British intelligence agencies now believe it is “feasible” that the global pandemic began with a coronavirus leak from a Chinese research laboratory.
In a significant sharpening of tension with Beijing, they are investigating a possible leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which Beijing angrily insists was not the source of the virus that has caused more than 3.5 million deaths and is still raging globally.
They do so as controversy grows about the alleged silencing of scientists who wanted an investigation of the lab-leak theory.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson married his fiancee Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, capping a week of political drama with a wedding kept so under wraps that his office did not confirm it until the following day.
The event was not announced in advance and media reports on Saturday evening said guests were invited at the last minute to the Roman Catholic cathedral in central London, adding that even senior members of Johnson's office were unaware of the wedding plans.
Belgium will end its ambassador's three-year stay in South Korea after the diplomat's wife allegedly attacked two shop staff.
A video of the incident on April 9 went viral in the Asian country. The ambassador's wife, Xiang Xueqiu, attracted fury after claiming diplomatic immunity.
Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes ordered Ambassador Peter Lescouhier to return home from Korea ″in the best interest of our bilateral relations.″
A Canadian lawmaker has apologized after being caught urinating on camera during virtual parliamentary proceedings, just weeks after he appeared naked during a video call... Amos is a federal Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontiac, Quebec for Canada's governing Liberal party... This is the politician's second on-camera embarrassment in a matter of weeks.
On April 14, he was spotted in a state of undress during a parliamentary video call. A screenshot from the call circulated widely online.
At least 88 politicians or candidates for office have been killed since last September, according to Mexican consulting firm Etellekt Consultores.
They're part of a group of at least 565 politicians or candidates that have been targeted by some sort of crime, according to the firm.
Mexico's government says this year's midterm elections will be the largest ever. By the time the polls close on June 6, they might also be its deadliest.