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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
Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 January
Joe Biden is sworn in as president of the United States
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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 Jan 2021
Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal
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Forced labour, virtual bailiffs and Cumbrian coal

Are British companies doing enough about modern slavery? How can we regulate digital repossessions? And why are we still opening new coal mines?
22 Jan 2021
What do Covid vaccines cost - and who is paying over the odds?
People wait to be vaccinated at Salisbury Cathedral
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What do Covid vaccines cost - and who is paying over the odds?

Prices agreed vary wildly as nations scramble to secure enough doses
22 Jan 2021
Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC
The Olympic rings outside of the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC

Japanese government says there’s ‘no truth’ that the games will be cancelled because of Covid-19
22 Jan 2021
China's tech landscape
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China's tech landscape

China is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming a leading global technological superpower by 2050
22 Jan 2021
‘Covid cashpoint’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Covid cashpoint’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
22 Jan 2021

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Free weed offered to the vaccinated
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Free weed offered to the vaccinated

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 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?’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
21 Jan 2021
Beijing puts 1.6 million into lockdown after new variant found
Chinese workers wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab
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Beijing puts 1.6 million into lockdown after new variant found

Residents banned from leaving Chinese capital amid mass testing push
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
What the UK can learn from Israel’s vaccine rollout
A patient awaits a vaccine jab at a mass vaccination centre in Tel-Aviv
In Focus

What the UK can learn from Israel’s vaccine rollout

Analysis of data casts doubt on one-jab approach despite falling infection rates
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
Understanding cybersecurity and data protection in China
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Understanding cybersecurity and data protection in China

Before a UK company sets up in China, it’s key to weigh up cybersecurity risks – for this, early research and expert advice are both vital
21 Jan 2021
Teenagers can ‘catch’ moods, study reveals
Senior schoolchildren hug outside their school
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Teenagers can ‘catch’ moods, study reveals

And other stories from the stranger side of life
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’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
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
Who did Trump pardon on his last day in the White House?
Steve Bannon exits the Manhattan Federal Court.
In Focus

Who did Trump pardon on his last day in the White House?

Rappers, financiers and former adviser Steve Bannon among dozens of people granted clemency
20 Jan 2021
Navigating business ethics in China
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Navigating business ethics in China

Why vigilance and transparency are key to operating successfully in the world’s second-largest economy
20 Jan 2021
Loch Ness Monster ‘is a sea turtle’
Loch Ness
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Loch Ness Monster ‘is a sea turtle’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Jan 2021
Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning
Olivier Duhamel pictured in 2016
In Focus

Incest allegation triggers French national reckoning

Waves of testimonies flood social media as member of Paris establishment faces abuse allegations
19 Jan 2021
Staying legal in China’s expanding markets
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Staying legal in China’s expanding markets

You should get to know the red tape, but it doesn't need to stand in your way
19 Jan 2021
Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response
Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market where the Covid-19 strain is believed to have originated
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Independent panel slams China and WHO over Covid-19 response

Long-awaited report says Beijing and the UN health agency acted too slowly to stop the spread
19 Jan 2021
Gwyneth Paltrow vagina candle explodes
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Gwyneth Paltrow vagina candle explodes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 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
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
How an innovative geolocation app found its place in China
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How an innovative geolocation app found its place in China

what3words business development lead Max Cumming reveals how knowledge and connections are vital for success in China
18 Jan 2021
Bringing UK tech to China
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Bringing UK tech to China

techUK CEO, Julian David, explains the ins and outs of UK tech collaboration with China
18 Jan 2021
Connecting China: Building business bridges between East and West
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Connecting China: Building business bridges between East and West

China-Britain Business Council director Mark Hedley explains how his organisation helps companies confront the challenges of expanding into China
18 Jan 2021
How Massive Analytic brought innovative AI to China
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How Massive Analytic brought innovative AI to China

Founder and CEO, George Frangou, explains the great potential, and potential pitfalls, of taking artificial precognition to the Chinese market
18 Jan 2021
Mayor dog raises funds for playground
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Mayor dog raises funds for playground

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jan 2021
Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines
Paris at dusk
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Parks, mindful robots and selfish vaccines

Will offices give way to green spaces? Are robots on the verge of mastering empathy? And what’s gone wrong with the EU’s vaccine plan?
15 Jan 2021
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