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Where the £4bn cuts in UK foreign aid might fall
Dominic Raab, foreign secretary
Why we’re talking about . . .

Where the £4bn cuts in UK foreign aid might fall

China is targeted as the government outlines plans for reduced overseas spending
22 Apr 2021
EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
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EU ‘preparing to sue’ AstraZeneca over missing Covid doses

Ireland’s health minister confirms that Brussels is considering a possible lawsuit over delivery shortfall
22 Apr 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
Fact file

The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s coronavirus vaccines
22 Apr 2021
Inside the plans for the CCP’s 100th anniversary
Xi Jinping during a 2015 military parade in Tiananmen Square
Behind the scenes

Inside the plans for the CCP’s 100th anniversary

Centennial show of strength to include ‘patriotic films’ and ‘mass weddings’
22 Apr 2021
‘Costa Bravo’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Costa Bravo’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
22 Apr 2021
Italy mulling law to make bad ice cream illegal
Ice cream cone
Tall Tales

Italy mulling law to make bad ice cream illegal

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Apr 2021
Oscars predictions 2021: who will win the top awards?
Nomadland stars Frances McDormand
In Depth

Oscars predictions 2021: who will win the top awards?

Nomadland tipped to dominate this year’s Academy Awards
21 Apr 2021

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How the world reported the conviction of Derek Chauvin
A march through Minneapolis after the guilty verdict
Global lens

How the world reported the conviction of Derek Chauvin

‘Historic’ verdict prompts jubilant celebrations and promise of ‘significant change’
21 Apr 2021
How the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act may limit police powers
US police charge towards protestors
Getting to grips with . . .

How the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act may limit police powers

Kamala Harris calls on Congress to ‘reform the system’ following Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
21 Apr 2021
Harry’s new job title means ‘penis’ in Japan
Prince Harry
Tall Tales

Harry’s new job title means ‘penis’ in Japan

And other stories from the stranger side of life
21 Apr 2021
French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide
Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron in 2018
Getting to grips with . . .

French government ‘enabled foreseeable’ Rwandan genocide

Investigation finds that Paris ‘did nothing to stop’ slaughter of 800,000 people in 1994 mass killings
20 Apr 2021
Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?
Green party candidate for German chancellor Annalena Baerbock
In Depth

Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?

Polls put the left-wing party just behind Angela Merkel’s CDU
20 Apr 2021
Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
Tall Tales

Pastry shop offers vaccine-themed mousses

And other stories from the stranger side of life
20 Apr 2021
How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader
A Buddhist monk receives a vaccine below an image of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
In Depth

How hiking health workers made Bhutan a vaccine world leader

Army of volunteers inoculate more than half of population in just seven days
19 Apr 2021
The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk
Vladimir Putin pictured in March
Behind the scenes

The four biggest problems on Putin’s desk

Russia facing EU sanctions as 450,000 Alexei Navalny supporters prepare to hit nation’s streets
19 Apr 2021
TikToker says we are all dead
The TikTok logo on an iPhone
Tall Tales

TikToker says we are all dead

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Apr 2021
Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names
A protester is confronted by police
Podcast

Human rights, Russian troops and rude town names

Are human rights going backwards? Is Russia squaring up to Ukraine again? And why are we censoring maps?
16 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson and David Cameron in 2015
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Quiz of The Week

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16 Apr 2021
What is Donald Trump doing now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump doing now?

Reprimanding senior Republicans and taking on corporations have been top of the former president’s agenda
16 Apr 2021
Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency
Refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece, in 2015
In Depth

Why Denmark is stripping Syrians of residency

Copenhagen orders refugees back to Damascus claiming security has ‘improved significantly’
16 Apr 2021
Dulux mocks Spurs after signing as sponsor
Harry Kane
Tall Tales

Dulux mocks Spurs after signing as sponsor

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 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
Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage
A monkey
Tall Tales

Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
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
Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country
State Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell
In Depth

Sweden: Covid outlier to Europe’s most infected country

Region declares ‘personal lockdown’ as patients in ICU hits new high
14 Apr 2021
Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site
Natanz nuclear enrichment facility
In Depth

Iranian-Israeli tensions mount after strike on Natanz nuclear site

Tehran vows revenge as attack sets back nuclear programme ‘by at least nine months’
14 Apr 2021
Woman wants Prince Harry arrested for not marrying her
Tall Tales

Woman wants Prince Harry arrested for not marrying her

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Apr 2021
How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing
Drinkers outside a pub in Windsor
Global lens

How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing

Drinkers brave icy weather to celebrate amid hope that vaccine success means ‘no going back’ to Covid restrictions
13 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
Revealed: Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs
prince-philip-hospital01.jpg
Tall Tales

Revealed: Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Apr 2021
What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort
A delivery of the Sinovac vaccine arrives in Zimbabwe
In Depth

What China’s low jab efficacy means for the global vaccination effort

Senior official raises fear over effectiveness of vaccines in wide use across Asia and Africa
12 Apr 2021
Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
Stranger than fiction

Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
Tribe that worships Prince Philip says he will return
Prince Philip
Tall Tales

Tribe that worships Prince Philip says he will return

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Apr 2021
Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour
Greenland
Podcast

Rare earths, Jordan and dishonour

What has Greenland’s general election got to do with China? Why has Jordan’s royal family split? And who has been stripped of their honours in secret?
9 Apr 2021