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Staff orders news media to leave The White House as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks mid-sentence
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet at White House
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden are holding face-to-face talks in the White House.
British taxpayers footed £300,000 bill SO FAR for court costs in Julian Assange’s extradition saga – reports
The UK government has reportedly spent more than £300,000 in public funds on lawyers and other costs to extradite jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the US.
Covid ‘high alert’ warning as more than 100,000 pupils in England miss school
Headteachers’ leader says government must be ready to act amid big rise in numbers absent
CF Industries: Government to meet CO2 firm's costs to start plant
The government will meet the operating costs of a US-owned fertiliser plant so it can restart production of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the UK after warnings of food shortages.
BBC director general welcomes proposals for ‘distinctly British’ content
Tim Davie says promotion of British talent could counterbalance the ‘globalised algorithmic’ commissioning of TV
High Court orders search of emails & WhatsApp messages of ex-Health Secretary Matt Hancock in Covid testing contracts case
The emails and WhatsApp messages of former British Health Secretary Matt Hancock can be searched, the High Court has ruled amid a court battle over the allegedly unlawful awarding of multi-million-pound Covid testing contracts.
Boris Johnson pleads with Jeff Bezos to pay Amazon’s swelling UK tax bill, seemingly to no avail
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has attempted to confront Amazon founder and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos over his company’s minimal tax payments in the country during the UN General Assembly, Downing Street has confirmed.
Johnson aides knew he had crush on me, says Jennifer Arcuri
American businesswoman Jennifer Arcuri has said members of Boris Johnson's staff knew he had a "crush" on her when he was mayor of London.
Britain’s hopes of early post-Brexit trade deal with US appear dashed
Little likelihood of progress on free-trade agreement as Biden focuses attention elsewhere, say insiders
‘He has no idea what’s going on’: EasyJet chief advises Ryanair boss to focus on his own airline after merger comments
The boss of easyJet has warned his counterpart at rival Ryanair to stay out of its affairs, after the Irish airline tycoon suggested the British carrier would need to merge with Wizz Air or face being taken over.
Afghanistan: Defence secretary angered over data breach
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said it would be an understatement to say he was angered by a data breach involving the email addresses of dozens of Afghan interpreters who worked for UK forces.
Starmer risks ‘civil war’ over Labour leadership election rules change
Move to put proposals to vote at party conference comes under fire from Momentum and some unions
Judge rules banker was ‘plainly sexist’ to refer to women as ‘birds’ in discrimination case
A British judge has ruled that the term “bird” is a “plainly sexist” slur towards women, after a Barclays investment banker claimed that she was mistreated by her boss who continually used the word when speaking to her.
"US Has No Closer, More Reliable Ally Than Australia," Says Joe Biden
Earlier, Joe Biden met Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison during the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City.
Boris Johnson dismisses fears over tough winter
Boris Johnson has said people should not worry about putting food on the table this winter, amid surging energy prices and a cut to universal credit.
Johnson’s staff knew he had a crush on me, says Jennifer Arcuri
US businesswoman gives evidence to London Assembly committee about friendship with mayor
Ministers plan legal action to stop Insulate Britain disrupting motorways
Priti Patel and Grant Shapps want injunction this week, which could lead to protesters being jailed
UK schools shouldn’t close again even if Covid infections rapidly spike – England Children’s Commissioner
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has stated that the UK government should “never” close schools again, even if Covid cases spike again, warning that students have already suffered “immense” harm.
Johnson says energy price rises are short-term
The prime minister says he does “not believe people will be short of food” amid reports of some empty supermarket shelves.
UK forced to borrow more than expected as soaring inflation bites
Budget deficit drops to £20.5bn in August but is offset by high interest payments on national debt
Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China
It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the Aukus deal that has ...
Windrush victims launch legal action over compensation delays
Henry Vaughan and Fitzroy Maynard sue Home Office, saying delays have caused them years of stress
National Express in talks to buy rival Stagecoach
All-share deal would value Scotland-based coach operator at £445m
Why France Is Getting No Sympathy for Its Lost Sub Deal
Its European neighbors have long bristled at Paris’ self-dealing and aggressive sales tactics.
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Elon Musk mocks Biden after SpaceX completes first all-civilian flight
As of Monday morning, the White House had yet to comment on the mission, dubbed “Inspiration4,” which marks the first time an all-civilian crew has ever made it to Earth’s orbit
WHO suspends Sputnik V approval process over 'manufacturing' concerns
A regional WHO official said one manufacturing plant for the vaccine had failed to meet the necessary standards.
Michael Jordan joins Sportradar as special adviser
Michael Jordan is a six-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, Basketball Hall of Famer, the man behind the Jordan Brand and the co-owner of the Charlotte Hornets and a NASCAR team.
In Landmark Climate Pledge, China Promises To End Coal Funding Overseas
Xi Jinping made his announcement at the UN General Assembly where US President Joe Biden promised to double Washington's contribution to countries hardest hit by climate change.
6 Outerwear Trends We Expect To See This Fall
LOFFICIEL scoured the Fall/Winter 2021 runways for the outerwear trends we expect to grace the streets this year.
China Will Never Seek Hegemony: Xi Jinping After Biden's "New Cold War" Reference
Xi Jinping's comments came hours after US President Joe Biden said he did not have any intention of starting a "new Cold War" with China.
An Old Stone Building in Tuscany Becomes a Modern Hideaway
A clever renovation transforms an irregularly shaped dwelling in Trequanda, Italy, into a tiny retreat that's bursting with character.
US Sanctions Cryptocurrency Exchange Over Ties To Ransomware Attacks
The move comes after hacks and data breaches that have targeted a major US oil pipeline, a meatpacking company and the Microsoft Exchange email system
Joe Biden Pledges To Double US Climate Change Aid, Some Activists Unimpressed
Some groups welcomed the new pledge but others were less impressed by Joe Biden's speech, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
Saudi Arabia gets $500-million military contract from US
US President Joe Biden's campaign vow seems to be on the backburner, as his administration has green-lighted a $500 million helicopter deal to the Gulf Kingdom
Johnson & Johnson Announces Positive Covid Booster Data
A second shot given 56 days after the first provided 75 percent protection against symptomatic Covid in a global clinical trial, with that level rising to 94 percent in the United States.
"First Time In 20 Years US Not At War, We Have Turned The Page": Joe Biden
Us President Joe Biden told world leaders and diplomats that in his view the world is at an "inflection point in history"
Google To Spend $2 Billion On New York City Office
Google already rents the premises in Manhattan, which are located on the site of a former railroad terminal in the Hudson Square neighborhood.
More Americans Lost To Covid-19 Than 1918 Flu Pandemic
More Americans have now died from Covid-19 than the number who died due to the 1918 flu pandemic.
At UN, Joe Biden Promises 'Relentless Diplomacy,' Defence Of Democracy
Joe Biden came to the United Nations facing criticism at home and abroad for a chaotic U.S withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Vienna's Radical Idea? Affordable Housing For All
As cities around the world grapple with a crisis of affordable housing, Vienna has been keeping it at bay. How the Austrian capital got there may offer a model strategy for cities worldwide.
Is this the end of China's experiment with capitalism?
Since President Xi Jinping became head of the Communist Party in 2012, he has launched an anti-corruption purge, interned millions of Uighurs and crushed the hopes of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
The Evergrande Debt Crisis Impact On Bitcoin And Beyond
What does the debt crisis of Evergrande – one of China’s largest companies have to do with Bitcoin?
El Salvador Buys The Dip Again, The Country Now Holds 700 BTC In Total
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele tweeted that El Salvador bought the dip as the Bitcoin fell approximately 10% over the past 24 hours. According to Bukele's announcement El Salvador added another 150 Bitcoin to its belt, increa...
Trudeau can’t escape blackface scandal as new photo lands on eve of Canada election
Another disturbing photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface surfaced Sunday on the eve of a national election that will determine whether he remains in power. The photo showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a...
Kabul Airport suicide attacker was freed by Taliban after four years in CIA custody for New Delhi terror plot
Abdul Rehman, a former engineering student with roots in Afghanistan’s Logar province and the son of a merchant who frequently visited New Delhi on business, was freed from Bagram prison on 15 August
Instagram is wreaking havoc on young girls - and knows it
Real teens open up about how unrealistic body standards on Instagram are harming their mental health, leading them to crave plastic surgery and causing eating disorders.
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