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The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron
Moderna lab
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The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron

Scientists ‘flying at warp speed’ to decode the new Covid-19 variant
30 Nov 2021
Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud
Harry and William
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Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud

Royals furious about two-part documentary that shines light on inner workings of the households
29 Nov 2021
Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?
Signage for the Home Office in Westminster
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Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?

Whitehall official rounds on ‘outdated’ and ‘completely incompetent’ department
29 Nov 2021
What’s going on in Boris Johnson’s top team?
Boris Johnson attends a requiem mass for murdered Tory MP David Amess
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What’s going on in Boris Johnson’s top team?

PM’s inner circle in spotlight after weeks of disorder and damaging headlines
24 Nov 2021
Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?
Boris Johnson
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Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?

Tory MPs concerned PM ‘lacks strategy’ and presides over a cabinet of ‘nodding dogs’
19 Nov 2021
Is the White House deliberately sidelining Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden hug at White House signing ceremony for $1.2trn infrastructure package
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Is the White House deliberately sidelining Kamala Harris?

Vice president’s allies reportedly fear for her political future
16 Nov 2021
The rent expenses ‘loophole’ used by MPs to pocket taxpayer cash
Former Conservative attorney general Geoffrey Cox
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The rent expenses ‘loophole’ used by MPs to pocket taxpayer cash

Two Labour lawmakers and 15 Tories claimed total of £1.3m for rental costs while letting out own properties
12 Nov 2021

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Inside the ‘unbelievable’ Brecon cave rescue
Caving specialists during the rescue mission
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Inside the ‘unbelievable’ Brecon cave rescue

More than 250 specialist rescuers helped free the injured man trapped for two days
9 Nov 2021
Meta: Facebook gambles on a virtual world
Mark Zuckerberg in his metaverse
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Meta: Facebook gambles on a virtual world

Is Zuckerberg right to be betting so much on the metaverse?
5 Nov 2021
Owen Paterson resigns after PM’s U-turn in sleaze row
Boris Johnson in the Commons
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Owen Paterson resigns after PM’s U-turn in sleaze row

Eyebrows had been raised about the timing of Boris Johnson’s move to overhaul system
4 Nov 2021
Washington and Moscow working to ‘quietly’ forge closer relations
Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden shake hands ahead of a summit in Geneva, Switzerland in June
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Washington and Moscow working to ‘quietly’ forge closer relations

Secretive meetings part of ‘more sober’ approach to dealings between US and Russia
2 Nov 2021
Which Royals might step in to help the Queen?
Princess Beatrice
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Which Royals might step in to help the Queen?

Aides reportedly drafting plans to extend ‘elite group’ authorised to deputise for Her Majesty amid health worries
1 Nov 2021
The war plan for post-Brexit fish fight with France
French fishermen in the Channel
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The war plan for post-Brexit fish fight with France

Award licences to skippers not boats to unlock talks, French officials say
29 Oct 2021
Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’
Pro-Trump protesters storm the Captiol building.
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Capitol Hill rioters: ‘US Congress members helped us plan attack’

Protest organisers claim to have met ‘dozens’ of times with lawmakers and White House staff
26 Oct 2021
Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals
The contenders for the 2012 Booker Prize, which was won by Hilary Mantel 
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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals

Charlotte Higgins dives into the teeming, fractious history of the UK’s most prestigious fiction award
22 Oct 2021
Is Facebook about to change its name?
Mark Zuckerberg
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Is Facebook about to change its name?

Branding shift could reflect ambition to become ‘metaverse company’
20 Oct 2021
Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?
The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow will host the Cop26 summit
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Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?

Inflated accommodation prices mean some visitors will travel from Edinburgh
19 Oct 2021
What is on the agenda for Boris Johnson’s cabinet ‘away day’?
Boris Johnson during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester
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What is on the agenda for Boris Johnson’s cabinet ‘away day’?

PM whisks away top team as Brexit minister attends make-or-break EU summit
15 Oct 2021
Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein
Bill Gates
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Explained: the links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein

Microsoft founder ‘stammers’ when questioned about relationship with billionaire paedophile
14 Oct 2021
Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate
Liz Truss
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Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate

‘Greedy babies’ forced to share 115-room country mansion in Kent
13 Oct 2021
Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?
Donald Trump stand behind Republican Senator Chuck Grassley at a rally in Iowa
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Have the Republicans ‘handed the party’ to Trump ahead of 2024?

Location of ex-president’s latest rally serves as ‘biggest hint yet’ that he is considering second run
12 Oct 2021
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How we write The Week

Why open-mindedness matters in a rapidly changing world
11 Oct 2021
Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng at BBC Studios
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Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs

Treasury issues ‘stinging slapdown’ to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
11 Oct 2021
France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages
French Minister for Europe Clement Beaune with Emmanuel Macron
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France threatens UK with power cuts and Christmas shortages

Paris warns it could withhold crucial supplies if post-Brexit rules are not honoured
6 Oct 2021
Inside the murky world of political party donations
Boris Johnson
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Inside the murky world of political party donations

Conservative donors linked to corruption scandals are in the spotlight after leak of financial documents
5 Oct 2021
Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
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Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office

Share price is hit by global service outage and whistleblower allegations
5 Oct 2021
New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge
Donald and Melania Trump
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New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge

Former press secretary had unrivalled access to Trump White House and ‘knows things no one else has been told’
30 Sep 2021
Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?
Gen. Mark Milley: offered China assurances
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Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?

Gen. Mark Milley is accused of contacting his Chinese opposite number to prevent President Trump starting a nuclear war
24 Sep 2021
Backstage in the White House: what is at stake for Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson in New York
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Backstage in the White House: what is at stake for Boris Johnson?

Prime minister to travel by rail for meeting with ‘train nut’ president where Afghanistan and climate change will be discussed
21 Sep 2021
Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda
Michael Gove
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Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Former rival of Boris Johnson will oversee one of PM’s key government pledges
17 Sep 2021
Canadian Conservatives ‘learning from Johnson’ to defeat Trudeau
Canadian Conservative leader Erin O’Toole
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Canadian Conservatives ‘learning from Johnson’ to defeat Trudeau

Erin O’Toole drafts in architects of UK PM’s 2019 win as battle with Liberals goes to the wire
14 Sep 2021
Why Prince Andrew is staying silent over sex assault claims
Prince Andrew
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Why Prince Andrew is staying silent over sex assault claims

Duke of York’s legal team reportedly instructed him ‘to refuse any request’ to discuss Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit
13 Sep 2021
Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10
BBC Broadcasting House
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Why the BBC is bracing for another hiring row with No. 10

Resignation of powerful director of news expected to trigger further political fallout
9 Sep 2021
From face masks to free school meals: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
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From face masks to free school meals: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

No. 10 asks visitors show vaccine passports to meet with prime minister
7 Sep 2021
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