‘A similar challenge’: how Joe Biden echoes Kennedys on US foreign policy

It was a popular Washington sport: find the past president who best explained Donald Trump. There was a touch of Andrew Jackson’s populism, a dash of Richard Nixon’s skulduggery, a … Read More

Coronavirus live news: French ICU patients at highest level this year; half of all UK adults vaccinated

12.59am GMT 00:59 Half of all UK adults vaccinated Britain said Saturday that half the country’s adults have received at least one dose of Covid vaccine as the government races … Read More

Covid rise in Europe may thwart UK plans to ease lockdown, experts warn

A rise in coronavirus cases across Europe could jeopardise the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown and makes foreign holidays “extremely unlikely”, experts have warned. Several European countries have recorded increases … Read More

Coronavirus live: cases in India at four-month high; Philippines reports record infections

Under England’s coronavirus rules, it is unlawful for groups to gather for protests and police warned people on Saturday not to head to central London for planned demonstrations, including by … Read More

France limits AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-55s as Europe treads cautiously

France has said only people aged 55 and over should receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, and three Scandinavian countries have reserved judgment until next week, a day after Europe’s health … Read More

‘It’s the way she owns her body’: how Megan Thee Stallion rode to Grammys glory

In 2014, a then-unknown Megan Thee Stallion tweeted: “I need a team [because] I promise this rap shit gone take off for me.” That promise has been fulfilled in quite … Read More

‘We are in pain’: Asian American lawmaker Grace Meng makes powerful speech – video

The Asian American lawmaker Grace Meng called out the violence and discrimination against her community at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. ‘Our community is bleeding. We are in … Read More

Fight against tuberculosis set back 12 years by Covid pandemic, report finds

Twelve months of Covid-19 has reversed 12 years of global progress against tuberculosis, worse than previously estimated. The pandemic has resulted in nearly a 25% decrease in diagnosis and treatment … Read More