Politics

Joe Biden builds out national security picks with Antony Blinken, John Kerry – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is building out his administration with several key picks for national security and foreign policy roles. John Kerry, a former secretary of state, will lead the incoming administration’s effort to combat climate change. Alejandro Mayorkas will be nominated as the secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Biden also plans […]

Politics

Celebrations break out in the streets of Washington, about a mile from the White House.

WASHINGTON — Strangers were congratulating each other on the streets of the nation’s capital in the hour after major news outlets declared Joseph R. Biden Jr. as the winner of the presidential race. “Joe Biden!” A woman screamed from a six-story window in a yellow brick apartment building on the corner of 17th and Swann […]

Business

Coronavirus: Ryanair hits out at governments as passenger numbers dive by 80%

Ryanair has accused EU national governments of continuing to “mismanage” air travel as England prepares to join the number of countries imposing a second coronavirus lockdown. The no-frills carrier used the publication of its half-year results, which showed a slump to a financial loss, to say it was unable to give guidance on profits for […]

Business

Eat Out to Help Out: Diners claim 100 million meals

Restaurants have claimed more than 100 million meals under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, Treasury figures show. Diners got a state-backed 50% discount on meals and soft drinks up to £10 each on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August. The Treasury said restaurants have so far made 130,000 claims worth £522m, figures likely […]

Business

Eat Out To Help Out: More than 100 million meals claimed for in scheme, says chancellor

More than 100 million discounted meals have been claimed for under the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, the chancellor has said. Rishi Sunak said the scheme had helped to protect 1.8 million hospitality jobs since it began on the first Monday in August. It provided diners with a state-funded 50% discount on food […]

Business

Eat Out to Help Out discount comes to an end

The government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount ends on Monday, having been praised by many of the restaurants, cafes and pubs it was designed to help. Many say the scheme – which gives diners 50% off, up to £10 – has successfully tempted more people to eat out again after lockdown was eased. It […]

World News

Ten countries kept out Covid. But did they win?

Covid-19 has infected almost every country in the world – apart from 10. So what do they do now? The Palau Hotel is so named because, when it opened in 1982, it was the Palau Hotel. There were no others. Since then, this tiny nation, surrounded by the sky-blue Pacific Ocean, has enjoyed a tourism […]

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Biden sets out ‘Buy American’ economic plan

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden has laid out his rescue plan for the coronavirus-crippled US economy, while berating President Donald Trump as incompetent. Mr Biden said his $700bn (£560bn) plan would be the biggest investment in the US economy since World War Two. The “Build Back Better” agenda, he said, would spur a manufacturing and […]

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Vatican police carry out new raid over suspected corruption

Documents and computers are seized from the department in charge of maintenance and restoration at St Peter’s Basilica. Vatican police have raided the department in charge of maintenance and restoration at St Peter’s Basilica, seizing documents and computers for an investigation into suspected corruption. Tuesday’s raid was similar to one last October that involved another […]