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How should Biden handle Trump’s legacy?

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‘Time to dump Trump’
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Trump delivers farewell address
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Trump delivers farewell address

Donald Trump has made his final speech before leaving office, saying: “We did what we came to do - and so much more.” The president, who leaves office…
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The government is increasingly concerned about supplies of vaccines after the rate of daily jabs fell by 120,000 since Friday. Pfizer said supplies of…
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Theresa May has accused Boris Johnson of “abandoning” the UK’s moral leadership on the world stage with his decision to cut the overseas aid budget. T…
Italian PM survives key vote
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Italian PM survives key vote

Italy’s prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has clung on to power after winning a confidence vote in Italy’s senate by a slim margin. Conte was supported …

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Coronavirus

How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’
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How the UK is combatting vaccine ‘blackspots’

Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response
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In focus: the vaccines

The Oxford and AstraZeneca jab
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The Oxford and AstraZeneca jab

The injection developed by Oxford University and made by AstraZeneca is a conventional vaccine, using a harmless, weakened version of a common virus t…
The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine
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The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine

Unlike most vaccines, which rely on weakened or inactivated parts of the virus to provoke an immune response in their recipients, the one developed by…
The Moderna injection
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The Moderna injection

Like the Pfizer vaccine, the vaccine made by Moderna relies on mRNA to generate an immune response. This new technique allows researchers to “elimi…
Three big questions
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Three big questions

If we are ever to return to some semblance of normality, then the world’s population needs to be immune to Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.…
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Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand
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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand

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