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‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’
Daniel Morgan
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‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jun 2021
Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’
Parisians return to alfresco dining as restrictions are relaxed
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Why the WHO is warning of an ‘autumn Covid surge’

UN agency warns vaccination coverage ‘far from sufficient’ to protect region from Delta variant
11 Jun 2021
Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?
Joe Biden addresses US Air Force personnel at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Today’s big question

Will Biden force Johnson’s hand in the Northern Ireland dispute?

President suggests ‘inflaming’ tensions in Brexit customs row could threaten UK-US trade deal
10 Jun 2021
How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU
European Council President Charles Michel greets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

How the Covid pandemic triggered ‘crisis of confidence’ in EU

New study finds that vaccine chaos and other failures in coronavirus response have eroded public trust
10 Jun 2021
EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse
Rishi Sunak chairs meeting of the G7 finance ministers at Lancaster House
Behind the scenes

EU ‘within reach’ of breakthrough in global battle against tax abuse

European heavyweights aiming to agree ‘international tax system fit for the 21st century’ at G7 meeting in London today
4 Jun 2021
Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline
An aerial view of Paris
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Thousands of Brits may miss EU residency rights deadline

Britons living abroad have just 30 days to secure post-Brexit right to remain
1 Jun 2021
Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?
Ryanair diverted plane
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Ryanair plane ‘hijack’: what next for Belarus?

Calls for sanctions after President Alexander Lukashenko diverts plane to arrest journalist
24 May 2021

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‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’
French fishing boats protest in St Helier harbour, Jersey
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‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 May 2021
EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’
Angela Merkel and Xi Jinping
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EU-China relations under strain as investment deal ‘put on ice’

European trade chief says agreement is suspended due to sanctions against Beijing
5 May 2021
How Malta’s golden passports give the wealthy an EU backdoor
A superyacht in the Grand Harbour in Valletta, Malta
In Depth

How Malta’s golden passports give the wealthy an EU backdoor

Applicants leave homes empty while claiming ‘genuine link’ for EU passport
23 Apr 2021
EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
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EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses

Ireland’s health minister confirms that Brussels is considering a possible lawsuit over delivery shortfall
22 Apr 2021
The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk
Vladimir Putin pictured in March
Behind the scenes

The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk

Russia facing EU sanctions as 450,000 Alexei Navalny supporters prepare to hit nation’s streets
19 Apr 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’
Boris Johnson in Cornwall
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‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Apr 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
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‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson on a visit to Monkey Puzzle Nursery, London
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26 Mar 2021
EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?
Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?

The EU’s proposed new export rules could affect vaccine supply to the UK
25 Mar 2021
‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
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‘The EU vaccine rollout has been so bad that lives have been lost’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Mar 2021
The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe
Medical staff treat a Covid patient in Rome, Italy
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The threat posed by spread of new coronavirus variants in Europe

Fresh lockdown measures imposed across continent as mutant Covid strains cause spike in infections
24 Mar 2021
Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?
Ursula von der Leyen
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Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?

Ban on export of Covid jabs to Britain threatens to slow campaign to inoculate population
22 Mar 2021
‘EU should crawl away in shame over its vaccination rollout’
Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen
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‘EU should crawl away in shame over its vaccination rollout’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Mar 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 March
A pharmacist prepares to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at Kingston University
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Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 March

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Mar 2021
Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?
Ursula von der Leyen
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Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?

Tensions over Covid vaccine supplies have escalated into a battle of words between Brussels and London after Ursula von der Leyen threatened to use emergency powers to ban exports of the jabs to the UK
18 Mar 2021
Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison visits a facility producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
In Depth

Why has Australia’s shipment of vaccines been blocked by the EU?

A quarter of a million doses will not be delivered after continental export blockade
5 Mar 2021
‘Never before have all the main engines of European integration caught fire simultaneously’
Angela Merkel and Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament
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‘Never before have all the main engines of European integration caught fire simultaneously’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
3 Mar 2021
EU vaccine solidarity splinters as nations break from joint scheme
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz
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EU vaccine solidarity splinters as nations break from joint scheme

Austria and Denmark among member states negotiating separate deals to accelerate Covid jab rollouts
2 Mar 2021
EU facing pressure to follow UK lead on delaying second vaccine
Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a speech about the European Union's vaccine strategy
Behind the scenes

EU facing pressure to follow UK lead on delaying second vaccine

World Health Organization backs decision to leave eight to 12 weeks between doses
11 Feb 2021
Have the UK and EU avoided a vaccine war?
European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen wearing a face mask.
Today’s big question

Have the UK and EU avoided a vaccine war?

European Commission reverses threat to impose border checks in Ireland - but is still short of doses
1 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January
Boris Johnson at a Covid testing laboratory during visit to Glasgow
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Quiz of The Week: 23 - 29 January

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29 Jan 2021
Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel address reporters in Brussels
Today’s big question

Was EU solidarity to blame for bloc’s poor vaccination campaign?

European leaders signed a series of vaccine deals but are lagging behind with rollouts
28 Jan 2021
UK restricted Covid medicine exports to EU
Boris Johnson speaks during a press conference at Downing Street
Behind the scenes

UK restricted Covid medicine exports to EU

Around 100 medications banned from export amid criticism of EU vaccine threats
28 Jan 2021
Will the EU’s vaccine shortage threaten the UK supply?
Boris Johnson with a vial of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine
Today’s big question

Will the EU’s vaccine shortage threaten the UK supply?

Bloc to tighten exports of Pfizer jab following AstraZeneca deliveries warning
26 Jan 2021
AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target
European Council President Charles Michel addresses the European parliament
In Brief

AstraZeneca delivery delays threatens EU’s Covid vaccination target

Fresh setback to bloc’s bid to inoculate 70% of adults by summer
25 Jan 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021