Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’
Joe Biden
In Brief

Joe Biden: ‘a default president at the helm of a middling administration’

He was supposed to deliver ‘a return to presidential normalcy’, but Biden’s administration is already struggling
17 Sep 2021
Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
Getting to grips with . . .

Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained

The deal to counter China will allow Australia to build nuclear submarines for the first time
16 Sep 2021
Al-Qaeda rebuilding to plan US attacks within ‘two years’
A Taliban fighter stands guard at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul
In Depth

Al-Qaeda rebuilding to plan US attacks within ‘two years’

Terror group is recovering after occupation and drone attacks diminished its threat
16 Sep 2021
India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India
Between the lines

India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports

Narendra Modi facing calls from Joe Biden to provide much-needed jabs to developing countries
15 Sep 2021
Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Chris Whitty
Why we’re talking about . . .

Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj

Unlikely face-off sparked by her tweets questioning safety of Covid-19 vaccine
15 Sep 2021
Will Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate help the US beat Covid?
Joe Biden
In Depth

Will Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate help the US beat Covid?

President getting both ‘praise and pushback’ over mandatory jabs
13 Sep 2021
What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test
A North Korean missile test in 2019
Fact file

What we know about North Korea’s long-range cruise missile test

US says the weapon may have nuclear capabilities and poses ‘threats’ to neighbouring nations
13 Sep 2021

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America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan: a retreat into isolationism?
President Biden
In Brief

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan: a retreat into isolationism?

‘In his selfish unilateralism’, Biden is no better than Trump, said The Daily Telegraph
10 Sep 2021
9/11 timeline: how events unfolded
George W. Bush speaks to Vice President Dick Cheney on board Air Force One
In Depth

9/11 timeline: how events unfolded

This weekend marks 20 years since the deadliest terror attack in history
10 Sep 2021
Defining images of the 9/11 attacks
The South Tower of the World Trade Center is hit by the second hijacked plane
In pictures

Defining images of the 9/11 attacks

Marking 20th anniversary of deadliest terror atrocity on US soil
10 Sep 2021
The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives
Kenneth Feinberg at a Congressional hearing
Profile

The man tasked with putting a price on 9/11’s lost lives

US attorney had ‘unthinkable’ job of distributing compensation fund to victims and families
10 Sep 2021
Texas’s abortion law: the Republicans get their way, at last
Protesters hold up signs at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on 29 May 2021
In Brief

Texas’s abortion law: the Republicans get their way, at last

SB8 authorises private citizens to sue anyone who performs, ‘aids or abets’ an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy
9 Sep 2021
Germany’s left turn, glass shortages and a gaming ban
Test tubes in a lab
Podcast

Germany’s left turn, glass shortages and a gaming ban

Are German voters turning away from Angela Merkel and the centre-right? What’s really causing an NHS test tube shortage? And why is China banning game…
3 Sep 2021
Was the US occupation of Afghanistan an inevitable failure?
An Afghanistan flag is seen waving in front of a US flag on 28 August 2021 in Washington, DC
In Depth

Was the US occupation of Afghanistan an inevitable failure?

Bush vowed the US would rebuild the war-torn country. But 20 years and $2trn later, the ‘nation-building folly’ has ended in ‘catastrophe’
2 Sep 2021
Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?
Afghan refugees queue to board a US military plane
Today’s big question

Will the fall of Afghanistan create a refugee backlash?

UK government forced to ‘overhaul system’ as resettlement plans begin to draw criticism
2 Sep 2021
Biden failed a ‘no-fail mission’, official claims
US troops during the evacuation of Kabul airport
The latest on . . .

Biden failed a ‘no-fail mission’, official claims

President seeks to cast evacuation as ‘extraordinary success’ as blame mounts over chaotic airlift
2 Sep 2021
Does Afghanistan mark the end of the ‘American century’?
Joe Biden departs after giving his closing remarks on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
In Depth

Does Afghanistan mark the end of the ‘American century’?

Joe Biden describes withdrawal as an end to efforts to ‘remake other countries’
1 Sep 2021
Will the Afghanistan withdrawal hurt Biden in the midterms?
Joe Biden
In Depth

Will the Afghanistan withdrawal hurt Biden in the midterms?

President’s approval ratings have plummeted since the deadly evacuation
1 Sep 2021
Pentagon ‘blames UK’ for Kabul airport suicide attack
Civilians waiting outside Kabul airport last week
The latest on . . .

Pentagon ‘blames UK’ for Kabul airport suicide attack

US kept open Abbey Gate to help UK evacuation effort - despite imminent threat of attack
31 Aug 2021
Will the Kabul attack lock Biden into a ‘forever war’ against Isis?
Joe Biden addresses the press following the attacks on Kabul
In Depth

Will the Kabul attack lock Biden into a ‘forever war’ against Isis?

President vows revenge against extremists following airport suicide attack
27 Aug 2021
Plague jabs, Havana syndrome and meat-free Mondays
A plague doctor
Podcast

Plague jabs, Havana syndrome and meat-free Mondays

Will a new vaccine finally banish the Black Death? Why are US diplomats falling ill all over the world? And is flexitarianism a step to permanent chan…
27 Aug 2021
Will Afghanistan become a safe haven for terrorists?
Kabul explosions
In Depth

Will Afghanistan become a safe haven for terrorists?

Multiple explosions reported near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul
26 Aug 2021
Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge
Person participating in the milk crate challenge
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge

Hospitals reporting fractured ribs and broken bones as result of dangerous TikTok dare
26 Aug 2021
What next after Biden rejects evacuation extension?
British troops involved in the evacuation at Kabul airport
Today’s big question

What next after Biden rejects evacuation extension?

UK rushing to airlift more than 4,000 people out of the country
25 Aug 2021
The reasons Biden is unlikely to extend Afghanistan evacuation
German soldiers waiting to evacuate a group of Afghan civilians
Why we’re talking about . . .

The reasons Biden is unlikely to extend Afghanistan evacuation

US military advisers urge president to decide on exit plan immediately
24 Aug 2021
Will Joe Biden declassify secret 9/11 files?
Joe Biden
Getting to grips with . . .

Will Joe Biden declassify secret 9/11 files?

Victims' families say president not welcome at 20th anniversary memorial events unless the documents are released
20 Aug 2021
Biden’s retreat: the humiliation of a superpower
Joe Biden
Behind the scenes

Biden’s retreat: the humiliation of a superpower

The chaos in Afghanistan has ‘shredded’ America’s reputation as a global power
20 Aug 2021
What is Havana syndrome?
Us Embassy in Berlin
Fact file

What is Havana syndrome?

US diplomats in countries ranging from China to Germany have reported symptoms of mysterious condition
19 Aug 2021
Will Afghanistan define Joe Biden’s presidency?
Joe Biden
Today’s big question

Will Afghanistan define Joe Biden’s presidency?

Veteran diplomat says US president’s credibility is in ‘tatters’
17 Aug 2021
Has Delta variant undone US gains in Covid battle?
Commuters wearing face masks in New York
Today’s big question

Has Delta variant undone US gains in Covid battle?

Government data shows rise in infections in almost every state
13 Aug 2021
What does the US abuse lawsuit mean for Prince Andrew?
Prince Andrew
Today’s big question

What does the US abuse lawsuit mean for Prince Andrew?

Source close to Prince Charles says case will end chances of a return to public life
12 Aug 2021
The rise and fall of New York governor Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo during one of his daily Covid press briefings
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of New York governor Andrew Cuomo

Democrat resigns after inquiry finds political heavyweight harassed 11 women
11 Aug 2021
Prince Andrew with Queen when abuse case summons landed
Prince Andrew
The latest on . . .

Prince Andrew with Queen when abuse case summons landed

Duke of York ‘cannot hide behind wealth and palace walls’, Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawyer warns
11 Aug 2021
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