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Court Vacancy Injects New Uncertainty Into Rancorous Election Battle

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has put enormous new pressure on the two candidates in a presidential race already roiled by a global pandemic and a summer of civil unrest, raising the prospect of a contentious Senate confirmation battle waged side by side with the campaign and thrusting a constellation of red-hot issues […]

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How much has Brexit cost? The staggering amount for UK taxpayers

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Brexit has caused political turmoil in recent weeks. The shock announcement of Boris Johnson’s Internal Market Bill, which would effectively scrap the Withdrawal Agreement and jeopardise the Good Friday Agreement, has thrown […]

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For Trump, It’s Not the United States, It’s Red and Blue States

A statement by the president this week was an insight into how he views the country as composed of parts that either are for him or against him. By Peter Baker WASHINGTON — President Trump argued this week that the death toll from the coronavirus was actually not so bad. All you had to do […]

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‘We are getting on!’ Boris Johnson in fiery PMQs slap down of Rayner over ‘scare stories’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Labour deputy leader accused the Prime Minister of prioritising grouse shooting in the Government’s latest COVID meeting over increasing coronavirus testing capacities in the UK. But Boris Johnson, who pointed out […]

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BREXIT FURY: EU chief VDL tells MEPs deal ON BRINK over Boris’ bill ‘A matter of LAW’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The European Commission President insisted there is “very little time” to broker a future relationship agreement after a fiery row over the Government’s Internal Market Bill. In her first State of the […]

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Brexit: David Cameron becomes fifth ex-PM to express concern at Johnson’s plan to override Brexit deal

Former prime minister David Cameron has “misgivings” about the government’s plan to override the UK’s Brexit withdrawal deal. The government has admitted its UK Internal Market Bill could breach international law, but has insisted it is “critical” to ensuring the unfettered access for goods from Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK. But the […]

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At U.S.A.I.D., Juggling Political Priorities and Pandemic Response

Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most. By Lara Jakes and Pranshu Verma WASHINGTON — The coronavirus was spreading around the world, and officials at the United States Agency for International Development were anxious to […]

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Brexit bombshell: Boris plans to reject ‘human rights laws’ in latest EU row

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Prime Minister, along with aides and ministers, is setting out proposals to curb the use of human rights laws where European judges are believed to have “overreached”. It is believed this […]

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‘Take back control!’ Tory MP outlines four ways the UK will thrive with no deal from EU

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Mr Johnson made it clear this week he is serious about walking away from Brexit talks without a trade deal by October 15. His warning came just before the EU’s chief Brexit […]

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UK economy boost: 6.6% growth in third month of rises since lockdown eased

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. And experts predict economic growth will accelerate throughout the Autumn now that children are back at school enabling millions of parents to head back to their workplace.Both Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi […]