Kamala Harris: is Joe Biden setting up the vice-president to fail?
Kamala Harris
In Brief

Kamala Harris: is Joe Biden setting up the vice-president to fail?

Harris is already unusually ‘unpopular’ for a veep, with a recent YouGov poll showing her approval rating at 41%
18 Jun 2021
Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting
Joe Biden during the G7 summit in Cornwall
Behind the scenes

Biden vs. Putin: the state of relations before the first meeting

Tensions high as two leaders meet today for first time since US president took office
16 Jun 2021
G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19
Joe Biden at the G7 summit in Cornwall
The latest on . . .

G7 split over Joe Biden’s call for probe into origins of Covid-19

European leaders at odds at Cornwall summit as US president’s push for investigation widens rift over China
14 Jun 2021
Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on the seafront in Cornwall
Today’s big question

Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?

Two leaders hail ‘special relationship ’after papering over Northern Ireland row at pre-summit meeting
11 Jun 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Pride flags, Denmark and animal magic
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Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Pride flags, Denmark and animal magic

Why won’t the Pentagon fly the flag for gay pride? What led Denmark to deport Syrian refugees? And how do birds see through magicians’ tricks?
11 Jun 2021
Dr Jill Biden: meet the ‘Philly girl’ first lady
Joe and Jill Biden exit on Air Force One after flying into RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk
Profile

Dr Jill Biden: meet the ‘Philly girl’ first lady

The US president’s other half is also a community college teacher, cancer research campaigner and grandmother
10 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

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Are ransomware attacks the top new threat to national security?
US President Joe Biden
Getting to grips with . . .

Are ransomware attacks the top new threat to national security?

Experts say hijackings of computer systems are closing schools and delaying life-saving medical treatments in countries worldwide
8 Jun 2021
The links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein examined
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

The links between Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein examined

Disclosures about affairs and non-disclosure agreements could become public during Gates’ divorce proceedings, sources claim
8 Jun 2021
CIA racing to prevent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan
US troops in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan
The latest on . . .

CIA racing to prevent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

Spooks seek new ways to maintain counterterrorism operations in the region as allies prepare to quit war-torn country
8 Jun 2021
Donald Trump hits campaign trail to demand Republican loyalty
Donald Trump
In Brief

Donald Trump hits campaign trail to demand Republican loyalty

Former president urges supporters to back his allies at next year’s mid-terms ahead of potential 2024 re-election bid
7 Jun 2021
‘Black Wall Street’: America’s forgotten massacre
The Tulsa race riot of 1921
In Depth

‘Black Wall Street’: America’s forgotten massacre

Joe Biden marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Massacre with pledge to ‘fill the silence’ on historic racial violence
2 Jun 2021
Why BLM has thrown its weight behind Palestinian solidarity
Pro-Palestine protestors at a demonstration in central London
In Depth

Why BLM has thrown its weight behind Palestinian solidarity

Outbreak of violence in Gaza prompts vocal support from racial inequality movement
2 Jun 2021
Queen Elizabeth and the US presidents - in pictures
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Queen
In pictures

Queen Elizabeth and the US presidents - in pictures

A look back at previous royal rendezvous as Joe Biden gears up to visit Her Majesty next month
27 May 2021
What convening of New York grand jury means for Donald Trump
Donald Trump
The latest on . . .

What convening of New York grand jury means for Donald Trump

Pundits suggest investigators are moving closer to seeking criminal charges against former president
26 May 2021
Timeline: one year since the death of George Floyd
Members of the clergy gather in front of a George Floyd mural in June, 2020
In Focus

Timeline: one year since the death of George Floyd

Police killing of the unarmed African American prompted moment of reckoning for US race relations
25 May 2021
Why the US is ‘getting serious’ about UFOs
A US navy pilot prepares to take off from the USS George H. W. Bush
Stranger than fiction

Why the US is ‘getting serious’ about UFOs

Congress to be briefed next month on military sightings of unidentified flying objects
21 May 2021
Liz Cheney’s ousting: a turning point for the Republicans?
Liz Cheney
In Brief

Liz Cheney’s ousting: a turning point for the Republicans?

Cheney is a distinguished conservative who has consistently backed her party’s agenda. But she has one unforgivable flaw
20 May 2021
Obama privately slammed Trump as a ‘madman’ and a ‘racist’
Donald Trump and Barack Obama in the Oval Office in 2016
Behind the scenes

Obama privately slammed Trump as a ‘madman’ and a ‘racist’

Former Democrat president delivered X-rated takedowns of his successor behind closed doors, says new book
20 May 2021
The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained
Abortion activists demonstrating outside the Supreme Court in 2018
Fact file

The anti-abortion challenge to Roe v Wade explained

Joe Biden dragged into major new legal battle over landmark reproductive rights ruling
19 May 2021
Joe Biden ‘risks isolation’ as Democrats call for stronger rebuke of Israel
Joe Biden
In Depth

Joe Biden ‘risks isolation’ as Democrats call for stronger rebuke of Israel

Progressives demand that US president takes stronger stance against Israeli human rights abuses
18 May 2021
Brits falling back to the past through cracks in time
A clock in bed
Tall Tales

Brits falling back to the past through cracks in time

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 May 2021
Bill Gates quit Microsoft after ‘inappropriate’ sexual relationship claim
Bill Gates
Behind the scenes

Bill Gates quit Microsoft after ‘inappropriate’ sexual relationship claim

Company’s board launched investigation into alleged affair between the billionaire and an employee
17 May 2021
Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe
The US embassy in Havana, Cuba where the brain injuries were first reported
Stranger than fiction

Mysterious brain injuries at embassies in China and Cuba trigger CIA probe

Scores of US spies, diplomats and soldiers have reported unexplained health problems over past five years
13 May 2021
Biden mulls Bolsonaro climate deal amid ‘record assault’ on Amazon
Jair Bolsonaro
Between the lines

Biden mulls Bolsonaro climate deal amid ‘record assault’ on Amazon

Area of rainforest equivalent in size to Isle of Man destroyed in April alone
10 May 2021
How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?
US border guards with a group of detained migrants
In Depth

How can Joe Biden solve the US-Mexican border problem?

President angers Republicans by ditching Trump-era migrant cap
5 May 2021
Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?
Joe Biden addresses Congress
In Focus

Has Joe Biden lived up to his ‘quiet radical’ reputation?

Democrat marks major landmark with ‘call for transformation’ in speech to Congress
29 Apr 2021
Does Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunt the White House?
Abraham Lincoln
Tall Tales

Does Abraham Lincoln’s ghost haunt the White House?

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Apr 2021
The legacy of Bernie Madoff
Bernie Madoff
In Focus

The legacy of Bernie Madoff

The Wall Street swindler orchestrated the largest financial fraud yet seen. Were lessons learned?
23 Apr 2021
US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date
Joe Biden departs after announcing the withdrawal of troops
The latest on . . .

US allies fear attacks after Biden sets Afghan withdrawal date

Troops to leave on 11 September, prompting Taliban to declare victory
15 Apr 2021
Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests
Kate Wright, Daunte Wright’s mother, speaks alongside the family of George Floyd
Why we’re talking about . . .

Daunte Wright and the third night of Minneapolis protests

Family members say they ‘can’t accept’ that shooting was an accident
14 Apr 2021
Millionaires plot New York exodus to avoid Covid tax hike
The New York City skyline
In Brief

Millionaires plot New York exodus to avoid Covid tax hike

Super-wealthy eye up Florida as some Big Apple residents ‘bid them good riddance’
13 Apr 2021
The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
The latest on . . .

The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?

US joins EU Vienna talks as president seeks to deliver on key campaign pledge
7 Apr 2021
Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches
An American church
Podcast

Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches

Are the Democrats falling into a hypocrisy trap? How did Cuba develop such a strong biotech industry? And will anything reverse religious decline?
2 Apr 2021