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South China Sea: US praises UK as allies prepare to take action against Beijing

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. US Ambassador Woody Johnson tweeted: “We welcome the UK joining us and other allies in calling out China’s unlawful maritime claims in the South China Sea. The UK its considering sending one […]


Justice Dept. Denies House Panel’s Request for Officials to Appear

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday denied a congressional oversight committee’s request to hear from top officials, accusing Democrats of having “squandered” their opportunity to get relevant information from Attorney General William P. Barr this summer by instead using their time to “air grievances.” The House Judiciary Committee had asked that Eric S. Dreiband, […]

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Pub shuts after thugs barred from venue launch barrage of attacks on boozer

A pub was forced to shut after thugs who were barred from the boozer launched a series of targeted attacks on the venue, according to police. George V pub, in Birmingham, was repeatedly targeted by a group of masked punters who smashed windows and hurled paint across the car park, after they were banned from […]

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Quebec woman suspected of sending ricin-laced letter to White House expected in court

A woman suspected of sending envelopes containing the poison ricin, which were addressed to the White House and other places in Texas and may have come from Canada, is expected to appear in federal court in Buffalo, New York, Tuesday. Officials in the U.S. say the letter going to Washington, D.C., had been intercepted earlier […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | The Ginsburg-Scalia Act Was Not a Farce

For the second time in five years, a sitting Supreme Court justice has died, and for the second time in five years, Senator Mitch McConnell has befouled the process to replace that justice with his signature blend of fresh greed and rancid partisanship. A Ruth-less court, answered with ruthlessness. As many have endlessly — almost […]

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Full list of people who should get a flu jab this year – as new categories added

Brits have been warned that they face a “tough” winter, as the climate becomes optimal for coronavirus to thrive – as well as seasonal flu and common colds. Now people are being advised to get a flu jab to protect against the “double danger” of flu and coronavirus. Research has shown that people can catch […]


Brexit LIVE: EU backs down from trade talks threat – Macron plea for legal action ignored

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The EU and UK have agreed to hold trade talks in Brussels next Monday as the two sides desperately try to find a way through the latest controversy threatening to derail a […]

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Champagne, Because You’re Worth It

Bollinger, a Champagne house with a long history, tends to produce wines that are more richly pinot noir-driven than many (at least 60 percent in any cuvée). Most notable is its Vieilles Vignes Françaises, produced only from pre-phylloxera pinot noir grapes, grown on a couple of tiny plots. Now it has introduced an entirely new […]


Louisville police declare state of emergency as Breonna Taylor decision looms

A demonstrator holds up a sign of Breonna Taylor during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images The Louisville police chief declared in a memo obtained by news outlets a "state of emergency" for the department on Monday to prepare for Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's expected announcement on the Breonna Taylor case. […]

Analysis & Comment

Opinion | Trump’s Supreme Court Pick May Need to Denounce Roe. Good.

In a floor speech in July, Senator Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri, issued an ultimatum on future Supreme Court fights. “I will vote only for those Supreme Court nominees who have explicitly acknowledged that Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided,” Hawley said. He would require on-the-record evidence that the next Republican nominee “understands Roe to […]