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William Gritten

Is China’s slow response to blame for the coronavirus?
WUHAN, CHINA - JANUARY 30: (CHINA OUT) Wuhan Huoshenshan hospital will be completed on February 2th and put into use on February 5th, with the capacity of 1000 beds.Yuan Tianxiong 55 ,who's a
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Is China’s slow response to blame for the coronavirus?

State led controls on information may have hampered efforts to curb spread of disease
3 Feb 2020
Airbus fined record £3bn over ‘endemic’ bribery scheme
The president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft Business Guillaume Faury speaks during a press conference to announce the annual results of the company, in Blagnac, on February 14, 2019. - Europe
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Airbus fined record £3bn over ‘endemic’ bribery scheme

Crimes include payments to politicians and airline executives to secure sales
3 Feb 2020
Why the BBC is cutting 450 jobs
BBC
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Why the BBC is cutting 450 jobs

The corporation is trying to modernise and streamline to better fit the digital age
30 Jan 2020
Why the Northern rail franchise is being nationalised
Northern trains
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Why the Northern rail franchise is being nationalised

The franchise has been crippled by years of delays and cancellations
30 Jan 2020
Why Sainsbury’s chief Mike Coupe is stepping down
Mike Coupe
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Why Sainsbury’s chief Mike Coupe is stepping down

The executive aggressively cut costs to compete with Aldi and Lidl, but failed to acquire Asda
23 Jan 2020
Di Maio resigns: how long can Italy’s coalition last?
Luigi Di Maio
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Di Maio resigns: how long can Italy’s coalition last?

Five Star’s popularity has cratered in coalition, sapping the government’s mandate and threatening its parliamentary majority
23 Jan 2020
Political tensions bubbling at the World Holocaust Forum
Macron in Jerusalem
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Political tensions bubbling at the World Holocaust Forum

Dignitaries assemble to pay their respects at the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation
23 Jan 2020
Carlos Ghosn defends himself in public
BEIRUT, LEBANON - JANUARY 08 : Former chairman of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon on January 08, 2020. (Photo by Mahmut Geldi/Anadolu Agency via Getty
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Carlos Ghosn defends himself in public

The world has been waiting to hear from the fugitive businessman, and on a stormy night in Beirut, he delivered his impassioned defence
9 Jan 2020
Have the US and Iran stepped back from the brink of war?
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks from the White House on January 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. During his remarks, Trump addressed the Iranian missile attacks tha
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Have the US and Iran stepped back from the brink of war?

Iran's response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani was measured and has been met with a conciliatory response from Washington
9 Jan 2020
What’s at stake in Taiwan’s election?
TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - JANUARY 08: Taiwan's current president and Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate, Tsai Ing-wen, speaks during a rally ahead of Saturdays presidential election
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What’s at stake in Taiwan’s election?

Many are viewing Saturday’s upcoming election as a referendum on Taiwanese independence from China
9 Jan 2020
Furious Iraqis withdraw from US embassy siege in Baghdad
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 31: Outraged Iraqi protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, protesting Washington's attacks on armed battalions belong to Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi forces o
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Furious Iraqis withdraw from US embassy siege in Baghdad

Iraq is caught in the middle of the ongoing tensions between the US and Iran
2 Jan 2020
Why did Carlos Ghosn flee Japan?
Bloomberg Best of the Year 2019: Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., center, sits in a vehicle as he leaves his lawyer's office in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Ph
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Why did Carlos Ghosn flee Japan?

The businessman shocked the world by escaping, but says he stood no chance of a fair trial in Japan, where 99% of defendants are convicted
2 Jan 2020
Australian bushfires rage out of control
TOPSHOT - Residents watch a large bushfire as seen from Bargo, 150km southwest of Sydney, on December 19, 2019. - A state of emergency was declared in Australia's most populated region on Dec
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Australian bushfires rage out of control

Wildfires are likely to flare again this weekend, as unusually hot and dry conditions persist with rain not expected for weeks
2 Jan 2020
Shiori Ito wins rape case in watershed moment
Shiori Ito
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Shiori Ito wins rape case in watershed moment

Lawsuit focused attention on Japan’s record on women’s rights
19 Dec 2019
Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot to merge in giant deal
ANTALYA, TURKEY - DECEMBER 18: Peugeot and Fiat car keys are seen in Antalya, Turkey on December 18, 2019 (Photo by Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot to merge in giant deal

New carmaker would become the third largest in the world
19 Dec 2019
What Donald Trump’s impeachment means for America
Impeachment vote
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What Donald Trump’s impeachment means for America

The public reaction ahead of next year’s election is more crucial than ever
19 Dec 2019
Why is Israel facing a third election in a year?
Israelis gather with signs and national flags during a demonstration in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on December 11, 2019. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP) (Photo
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Why is Israel facing a third election in a year?

A divided country and a warring parliament seems incapable of deciding who should lead - and Netanyahu still struggles on
12 Dec 2019
Aramco floats to become the world’s most valuable company
(EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available, image shot using a smartphone.) Participants attend the initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco at the Fairmont Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on
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Aramco floats to become the world’s most valuable company

The Saudi economy's crown jewel has superseded Apple Inc to become the world's highest-valued company, but some think it won't last
12 Dec 2019
Trump faces impeachment as Pelosi confirms charges
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05:U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly news conference December 5, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi dis
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Trump faces impeachment as Pelosi confirms charges

The announcement all but confirms Trump will be impeached, but he is unlikely to be removed from office
6 Dec 2019
Saudi Aramco valued at $1.7 trillion in world record IPO
An employee walks past crude oil storage tanks at the Juaymah Tank Farm in Saudi Aramco's Ras Tanura oil refinery and oil terminal in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. Saudi
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Saudi Aramco valued at $1.7 trillion in world record IPO

The Saudi government will retain a 98.5% stake in what will be the most valuable public company ever
6 Dec 2019
France grinds to a halt as pension protest grows
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 05: A Gilet Jaune, or Yellow Vest' holds a French Tricolor amidst tear gas as protestors and French Riot Police clash during a rally near Place de Republique in suppo
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France grinds to a halt as pension protest grows

Opponents of Macron’s reforms are expected to cause a second day of disruption
6 Dec 2019
Pound soars as investors ‘bet on Conservative election win’
CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 01: A pile of UK pound coins on November 1, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)
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Pound soars as investors ‘bet on Conservative election win’

Economist declares that 12 December vote is Boris Johnson’s to lose
5 Dec 2019
US Congress condemns China over treatment of Uighurs
Uighur re-education camp
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US Congress condemns China over treatment of Uighurs

Second bill in two weeks criticising China’s human rights conduct passes the House almost unanimously
5 Dec 2019
Germany formally implicates Russia in Khangoshvili murder
Zelimkhan Khangoshvili’s assassination
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Germany formally implicates Russia in Khangoshvili murder

Former military commander was shot while walking through Berlin park in August
5 Dec 2019
Man City stake sale brings record-breaking valuation
Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Pep Guardiola
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Man City stake sale brings record-breaking valuation

US investment firm Silver Lake has concluded a deal worth $500m for 10% of Manchester City’s parent company
28 Nov 2019
Clive James, indefatigable writer, dies at 80
OXFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 28:Author, critic and TV presenter Clive James poses for a portrait at the annual "Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival" held at the Oxford Union March 28, 2004 in Ox
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Clive James, indefatigable writer, dies at 80

The Australian wit maintained a prolific writing output and an optimism in the face of almost a decade of terminal cancer
28 Nov 2019
‘Narco-submarine’ carrying £85m cocaine captured off Spain
Narco-submarine
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‘Narco-submarine’ carrying £85m cocaine captured off Spain

One crew member still on the loose after craft intercepted off the coast of Galicia
28 Nov 2019
Benjamin Netanyahu indicted for bribery and fraud
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen at a right wing parties meeting on November 20, 2019 in Jerusalem, Israel.Israel may face third election after B
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Benjamin Netanyahu indicted for bribery and fraud

Charges come at a fraught time for the country’s politics - and it is hard to see a way out for the prime minister
22 Nov 2019
China and US on ‘edge of precipice’ over Hong Kong
A demonstrator wears a Donald Trump mask while holding a U.S. flag in the Lan Kwai Fong area of Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Efforts by Hong Kongs authorities to quell the pr
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China and US on ‘edge of precipice’ over Hong Kong

Pro-democracy bill yet to be signed by Donald Trump, but is already provoking Beijing and imperilling sensitive trade negotiations
22 Nov 2019
Tories run massive October deficit as election approaches
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Sajid Javid delivers a speech on the Conservative Party's plans for the economy at the Airport Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport on November 7, 2019
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Tories run massive October deficit as election approaches

The overspend can be put down to preparations for no-deal Brexit, but some doubt parties’ campaign pledges are fiscally responsible
22 Nov 2019
German economy narrowly evades recession
ZWICKAU, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 04: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) visits the assembly line of the new Volkswagen ID.3 electric car accompanied by Herbert Diess (L of Merkel), head of Volksw
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German economy narrowly evades recession

A technical recession may have been avoided, but the German economy faces issues at home and abroad, and fiscal stimulus is unlikely
15 Nov 2019
Hong Kong braces for another weekend of violence
A protester with a bow and arrows stands on a barricaded street outside The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong on November 15, 2019. - Pro-democracy protesters challenging China's
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Hong Kong braces for another weekend of violence

Clashes between police and protesters are reaching new levels of violence as mutual resentment embeds, and the city is grinding to a halt
15 Nov 2019
Are we witnessing a new Arab Spring?
Iraqi protesters gather behind a road block during clashes with security forces at Baghdad's Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations on November 13, 2019. (Photo by AHMA
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Are we witnessing a new Arab Spring?

Young people across the region are frustrated with the corruption and incompetence of their governments
15 Nov 2019
US public impeachment hearings: what happened on day one?
George Kent and William Taylor
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US public impeachment hearings: what happened on day one?

Witnesses called to give evidence in front of the cameras as Democrats attempt to amplify their case
14 Nov 2019
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