The Iran nuclear deal: can Joe Biden salvage it?
Members of the EU delegation in Vienna yesterday
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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
Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US
US troops in central Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 occupation
In Depth

Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US

Islamists defiant as Joe Biden offers power-sharing deal with Afghan government
31 Mar 2021
Who is Jennifer Arcuri?
Jennifer Arcuri
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Who is Jennifer Arcuri?

No. 10 insists PM ‘acts with integrity’ after US entrepreneur’s ‘kiss and tell’
30 Mar 2021
The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin
Members of George Floyd’s family take part in a protest in June 2020
Getting to grips with . . .

The challenges faced by prosecutors in the trial of Derek Chauvin

Failure to secure main conviction could see other accused officers walk free
30 Mar 2021
America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty
The death chamber at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
In Brief

America’s bloodiest state votes to ban the death penalty

Virginia has executed more than 1,300 people in its 400-year history
25 Mar 2021
US officials raise fresh concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine data
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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US officials raise fresh concerns over AstraZeneca vaccine data

Independent monitors says the pharma giant may have used ‘out-of-date information’
24 Mar 2021

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Biden facing first major test amid migrant border surge
Migrants cross the shallow Rio Grande to gain entry into El Paso, Texas
In Depth

Biden facing first major test amid migrant border surge

Republicans and Democrats await president’s opening move on illegal immigration
22 Mar 2021
Biden’s strategy for taking on ‘killer’ Putin and Russia
Vladimir Putin at a military parade in Moscow in 2020
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Biden’s strategy for taking on ‘killer’ Putin and Russia

Moscow erupts after US president says Russia will ‘pay’ for election meddling
18 Mar 2021
FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee
Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018
In Brief

FBI accused of ‘fake’ background check on Trump Supreme Court nominee

Democratic senator calls for ‘proper oversight’ over Brett Kavanaugh investigation into sexual assault claims
16 Mar 2021
What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy
Joe Biden with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a visit in 2011
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What Biden’s offer to the Taliban says about his Middle East policy

Proposed power-sharing deal reveals desire to ‘lighten’ US’s role in region
9 Mar 2021
Missiles, ransoms and awe
A missile takes off
Podcast

Missiles, ransoms and awe

Does the US still need ballistic missiles? Why is Boko Haram releasing schoolgirl hostages? And do we need to experience more awe?
5 Mar 2021
Has the US ever had Covid under control?
Joe Biden addresses the nation on his Covid-19 relief package
Today’s big question

Has the US ever had Covid under control?

Covid-19 variants mean country could be on verge of ‘fourth surge of cases’, CDC warns
2 Mar 2021
Four things we learned from Donald Trump’s CPAC speech
Donald Trump addresses the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando hotel in Florida
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Four things we learned from Donald Trump’s CPAC speech

Former US leader hints at 2024 presidential run in first speech since leaving office
1 Mar 2021
Are Republicans too late to derail Trump for 2024?
Donald Trump wraps himself in the American flag during CPAC 2020
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Are Republicans too late to derail Trump for 2024?

The window is narrowing for anyone to halt the Trump ‘juggernaut’
26 Feb 2021
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
Tall Tales

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
In Brief

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.
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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
Getting to grips with . . .

Janssen’s single-shot vaccine 85% effective

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

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
Instant Opinion

‘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
In Brief

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
In Focus

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.
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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
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
Republicans turn on Trump ahead of second impeachment
President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House
In Focus

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.
In Brief

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