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US says China refuses bilateral talks on nuclear weapons

China is resisting bilateral talks with the United States on nuclear weapons, the US disarmament ambassador told a UN conference on Tuesday.

14 May
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UK prepares to 'flex' vaccination program to tackle Indian Covid-19 variant

UK vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Friday that the government was gearing up to "flex" its inoculation program in order to tackle the new coronavirus variant first detected in India.

12 May
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Biden administration approves first major offshore wind farm in US

The Biden administration has given the green light for the construction and operation of the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first major offshore wind farm in the US.

12 May
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US removes Xiaomi from blacklist

The US Department of Defence announced it would be remove Chinese tech company Xiaomi from a government blacklist.

10 May
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Treasury said to be mulling £1bn NatWest sale

The government is preparing to sell up to around £1bn of NatWest Group, it was reported on Monday, taking the Treasury closer to minority shareholder status.

10 May
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India Covid cases close to record highs as calls for national lockdown pile on

India’s coronavirus cases and deaths stayed close to record daily highs on Monday as calls for the government to impose a national lockdown piled on.

10 May
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Citi sees near-term risks easing after Scottish election results

Analysts at Citi believe the results of the Scottish elections during the previous week's will see some of the more acute near-term risks ease.

10 May
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China considers UN event on Xinjiang an insult

An official for the Chinese foreign ministry, Hua Chunying, said on Monday that the use of the United Nations as a platform for a virtual event on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in Xinjiang was an insult.

07 May
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Gandhi warns of Indian second wave that threatens to spread worldwide

India's main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that the second Covid-19 wave that is fiercely hitting the country needs to be brought under control or it could even threaten the rest of the world.

07 May
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David Cameron and Lex Greensill face grilling by MPs

Former UK prime minister David Cameron and failed financier Lex Greensill will give evidence to MPs next week about the collapse of Greensill's company.

06 May
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UK sends navy boats to Jersey after 80 French vessels gather to protest Brexit rules

The UK government dispatched naval gunboats to the coast of Jersey after 80 French vessels gathered at the port in St Helier in protest over post-Brexit rules on fishing rights.

05 May
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Facebook to uphold ban on Trump, board demands review

Facebook’s Oversight Board ruled on Wednesday to uphold the company’s decision to suspend former US President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts but said that a review should be carried out.

05 May
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Russia seeks additional fines against Twitter over banned content

Moscow is seeking additional fines worth $321,586 from Twitter for failing to remove content banned in the country fast enough.

30 Apr
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Relaxed Covid-19 rules in Madrid could be key to regional election result - GAD3

Voters in Madrid are likely to re-elect current conservative governor, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, in Tuesday’s election due n part to the relaxed mobility rules that she implemented in the city, the most recent polls showed.

29 Apr
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Biden calls on US rich to pay their 'fair share'

President Joe Biden called on US companies and the country's richest people to pay their "fair share" as he set out a plan to reset decades of aversion to taxes and government spending.

26 Apr
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Hong Kong immigration bill could allow arbitrary travel bans, warn activists

Hong Kong is set to vote on a new immigration bill on Wednesday that would give authorities unlimited powers to exercise arbitrary travel bans, warned activists on Monday.

26 Apr
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Russia unprepared for climate change risks, analysts say

Climate change is here and the world's largest country is neither ready nor making the necessary preparations, analysts say.

26 Apr
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UK 'shelves' Covid passports for pubs and restaurants - report

The government has "shelved" plans for Covid-19 passports in pubs and restaurants when they are allowed to reopen for indoor customers, according to a report.

23 Apr
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Labour announces £30bn plan to create 400,000 green jobs

The Labour party has announced a £30bn plan to revive UK manufacturing and create 400,000 clean jobs.

23 Apr
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UK annual borrowing hits post-war high of £303bn - ONS

The UK's annual borrowing hit a high not seen since the aftermath of the second world war as Covid-19 forced the state to spend to prevent an economic catastrophe, official figures showed.