California Covid variant ‘may be more infectious and deadly’
A nurse places a blanket over a Covid patient in San Jose, California
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California Covid variant ‘may be more infectious and deadly’

Early research into new coronavirus strain finds increase in hospitalisations and deaths
25 Feb 2021
American Airlines confirms UFO encounter
American Airline jets
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American Airlines confirms UFO encounter

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Feb 2021
Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder
Malcolm X (right) with Martin Luther King Jr. Date unknown
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Family of Malcolm X claims letter proves FBI and NYPD involved in his murder

Daughters of assassinated civil rights leader demand reopening of investigation
23 Feb 2021
What Trump’s impeachment acquittal means for Republican Party
Donald Trump waves to supporters lined along on the route to his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Today’s big question

What Trump’s impeachment acquittal means for Republican Party

GOP left grappling over future after former president escapes conviction
15 Feb 2021
Is the Republican Party beginning a Donald Trump detox?
Marjorie Taylor Greene wearing a ‘stop the steal’ face mask, a slogan associated with baseless allegations of election fraud
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Is the Republican Party beginning a Donald Trump detox?

US Congress votes to strip pro-Trump conspiracy theorist lawmaker of committee roles
5 Feb 2021
How doctors pulled off the world’s first double hand and face transplant
Surgeons work in an operating theatre.
Why we’re talking about . . .

How doctors pulled off the world’s first double hand and face transplant

More than 140 experts perform historic 23-hour surgery on US burn victim
4 Feb 2021
Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective
A researcher sorts samples during phase three trials of the vaccine in Colombia
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Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective

Cheap and transportable jab provides good protection against serious symptoms
29 Jan 2021

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The Trump policies Biden has already overturned
Joe Biden signs an executive order at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office
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The Trump policies Biden has already overturned

Executive orders wipe away Trump’s legacy on climate change and border wall funding
29 Jan 2021
Bernie Sanders doll sells for $23,000
Bernie Sanders at Joe Biden's inauguration
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Bernie Sanders doll sells for $23,000

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Jan 2021
‘How can America recover from its Trump-induced trauma?’
President Joe Biden fist bumps newly sworn-in Vice President Kamala Harris
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‘How can America recover from its Trump-induced trauma?’

21 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
Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office
Joe Biden in the Oval Office
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Churchill bust ‘not on display’ in Biden’s Oval Office

Statue of British wartime leader was previously removed by Barack Obama but reinstated by Donald Trump
21 Jan 2021
‘President Donald J. Trump: The End’
Donald Trump boards Air Force One for the last time
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‘President Donald J. Trump: The End’

20 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
US accuses China of ‘genocide’ against Uighurs
A protestor joins at a rally outside the White House
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US accuses China of ‘genocide’ against Uighurs

Mike Pompeo warns that the slaughter ‘is on-going’ as MPs vote against amendment to UK-China trade bill
20 Jan 2021
What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like
The US Capitol is seen behind a fence with razor wire.
Getting to grips with . . .

What Joe Biden’s inauguration will look like

Covid restrictions and fears of further violence have forced changes to ceremony
18 Jan 2021
Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand
Donald Trump tours a section of the border wall in Alamo, Texas.
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Four ways being president destroyed Donald Trump’s brand

Former business allies steering clear of outgoing president
18 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
US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers
National Guard patrol outside the Capitol building.
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US Secret Service screening inauguration troops for riot sympathisers

National Guard members under investigation as mob member claims GOP lawmakers aided Capitol siege
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
Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the US Capitol Building.
Why we’re talking about . . .

Black police officer stopped mob from breaching US Senate

Eugene Goodman ‘saved lives’ by diverting pro-Trump rioters to another part of the Capitol building
11 Jan 2021
PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business
Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
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PGA of America delivers major blow to Donald Trump’s golf business

Trump National Bedminster is dropped as host of the 2022 PGA Championship
11 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.
Behind the scenes

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
What winning the Georgia run-offs would mean for Biden
Joe Biden waves to supporters in Georgia during the 2020 presidential election campaign.
Today’s big question

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
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
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2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency
Donald Trump leaving the White House
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Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency

Senior aides reportedly shot down talk of rerunning the election under military control at a ‘chaotic’ White House meeting
21 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit
The sun shines through clouds over the Palace of Westminster.
In Review

Instant Opinion: ‘We’re all paying the price’ of hard Brexit

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 7 December
7 Dec 2020
Why UK was faster than US is race to approve Pfizer vaccine
Dr Anthony Fauci
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Why UK was faster than US is race to approve Pfizer vaccine

Anthony Fauci apologises after suggesting Britain’s regulator ‘rushed’ process of assessing Covid jab
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Covid Liberation Day is coming’
Covid-19
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Covid Liberation Day is coming’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 3 December
3 Dec 2020
Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds
Donald Trump takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
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Ivanka Trump questioned over misuse of inauguration funds

President’s daughter quizzed as election loser considers pardoning his children before leaving office
3 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’
Michael Gove
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 December
1 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Conservatives ‘hollowing the state’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 30 November
30 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: what Thanksgiving reveals about Christmas risks
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
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Coronavirus: what Thanksgiving reveals about Christmas risks

Fears of surge in Covid-19 cases as millions of Americans travel to family gatherings
30 Nov 2020