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UK refusing to give EU ambassadors full diplomatic status
Dominic Raab removes his protective face mask.
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UK refusing to give EU ambassadors full diplomatic status

Foreign Office ignoring calls to grant the usual privileges and immunities to the bloc’s representative
22 Jan 2021
Downing Street plots Biden charm offensive
Joe Biden delivers his inauguration speech
Behind the scenes

Downing Street plots Biden charm offensive

Boris Johnson is wooing new president with plans that set UK apart from EU
21 Jan 2021
How should Biden handle Trump’s legacy?
An effigy of Donald Trump is wheeled towards the Capitol ahead of the inauguration
Today’s big question

How should Biden handle Trump’s legacy?

Outgoing president retains a solid core of support even as impeachment lingers over him
20 Jan 2021
How the UK plans to end the lockdown
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10
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How the UK plans to end the lockdown

PM reportedly preparing ‘unlocking framework’ - but new vaccine study casts doubt on proposed timeline
20 Jan 2021
May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street
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May says Johnson abandoned ‘moral leadership’

Former prime minister hits out at successor over foreign aid and law breaking
20 Jan 2021
How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest
Alexei Navalny in a Moscow police station following his arrest
Global lens

How the world reported Alexei Navalny’s arrest

Poisoned Russian opposition leader detained after returning home from Berlin
18 Jan 2021
What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like
The US Capitol is seen behind a fence with razor wire.
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What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like

Covid restrictions and fears of further violence have forced changes to ceremony
18 Jan 2021

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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand
Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas.
In Focus

Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand

Former business allies steering clear of outgoing president
18 Jan 2021
Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?
Boris Johnson bumps elbows with a first responder as she gets her vaccination
Behind the scenes

Has Johnson learnt his lesson on overpromising?

Ministers tempering vaccination expectations after failing to fulfil previous Covid pledges
18 Jan 2021
Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown
Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street for PMQs.
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Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown

Rebels threaten to challenge prime minister unless he sets date for lockdown exit
15 Jan 2021
Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights
An employee works on an engine production line at a Ford factory
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Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights

Ministers planning to abolish entitlements and safeguards including 48-hour working week
15 Jan 2021
Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse
Matteo Renzi holds a press conference
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Why Italy’s government is on the verge of collapse

Political crisis triggered as ex-PM withdraws party from governing coalition
14 Jan 2021
Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
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Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment

Senior Republicans less keen to protect their president at unprecedented new Senate trial
14 Jan 2021
Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre at Ashton Stadium, Bristol
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Will Boris Johnson’s 24/7 Covid vaccine rollout work?

Government ministers voice doubts about plan to speed up mass immunisation programme
14 Jan 2021
Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the US Capitol
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Will Mitch McConnell be Donald Trump’s judge and jury?

Influential Republican senator gives nod to his party over impeachment proceedings
13 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
Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?
Police officers talk with a family as they patrol in Clapham Common, south London.
Today’s big question

Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?

Government mobilising to boost compliance as data shows Britons not observing restrictions
12 Jan 2021
What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump.
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What the Capitol Hill siege means for Trump’s legacy

President left isolated within his own party after violence in Washington D.C.
7 Jan 2021
Is Starmer really a Covid ‘Captain Hindsight’?
Keir Starmer arrives at Westminster Abbey to attend a service to mark Armistice Day.
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Is Starmer really a Covid ‘Captain Hindsight’?

Conservatives accuse Labour leader of ‘playing politics’ over the pandemic response
6 Jan 2021
What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden
Joe Biden waves to supporters in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election campaign.
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What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden

Democrats on verge of taking Senate seats in victories that would swing balance of power in the upper chamber
6 Jan 2021
Lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs in retreat
Boris Johnson gestures to members of the media as he arrives back at 10 Downing Street
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Lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs in retreat

New data suggesting one in 50 people in England are infected prompts rethink among rebel Conservatives
6 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: what will the UK’s post-lockdown rules be?
A woman wearing a face mask waits on the platform for the London Underground
In Depth

Coronavirus: what will the UK’s post-lockdown rules be?

Boris Johnson places UK under toughest restrictions since March
5 Jan 2021
Are we really ‘seven weeks from safety’?
Boris Johnson during a visit to view the vaccination programme at Chase Farm Hospital.
Today’s big question

Are we really ‘seven weeks from safety’?

Boris Johnson says Britain’s third national lockdown will be the ‘final phase of the struggle’ against the Covid-19 pandemic
5 Jan 2021
What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?
A police officer wearing a mask
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What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?

Stricter coronavirus rules looking inevitable as virus continues to spread across UK
4 Jan 2021
The Year Unwrapped: Safety, Kenya and Marx reborn
Karl Marx
Podcast

The Year Unwrapped: Safety, Kenya and Marx reborn

Would we rather be safe than free? Is Kenya finally realising its potential? And is Generation Z really dabbling with Marxism?
31 Dec 2020
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
Big Ben
In Depth

Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU

Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline
24 Dec 2020
Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads
A Covid warning sign in London
In Brief

Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads

Boxing Day lockdown for more of southern and eastern England
23 Dec 2020
French border closure scuppered by Poland
Police officers block access to the port in Dover
Behind the scenes

French border closure scuppered by Poland

Other Eastern European EU members also opposed the blockade, which trapped their citizens in the UK
23 Dec 2020
Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’
Peter Cruddas
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Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’

Honours commission advises against appointing Cruddas to the House of Lords
23 Dec 2020
Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?
Boris Johnson looks to the water from a fishing trawler during a visit to Peterhead.
Today’s big question

Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?

EU sets deadline of Christmas Eve as UK negotiators hint an agreement is close
23 Dec 2020
No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border
A sign informs drivers that the French border crossing is closed.
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No. 10 ‘incandescent’ as France closed border

1,500 lorries stuck in Kent as UK and France aim to restart trade
22 Dec 2020
The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost in Brussels
In Brief

The UK fishing offer raising hopes of a deal

Compromise on EU catch reduction may have unlocked last-minute talks
22 Dec 2020
What the closure of Calais means for Brexit
The empty port of Dover
In Brief

What the closure of Calais means for Brexit

France’s ban on all arrivals from the UK may be temporary - but EU-wide rules are likely to follow
21 Dec 2020
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