After four turbulent years, world leaders welcome Joe Biden presidency

World leaders said they were looking forward to working with Joe Biden, the Democrat sworn in as US president on Wednesday after four turbulent years under Donald Trump. European Union

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China imposes sanctions on Pompeo, Trump officials for violating ‘sovereignty’

Issued on: 20/01/2021 – 21:21 China is sanctioning more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump’s cabinet, including his secretary of state Mike Pompeo, for violating

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France to keep ski lifts shut due to Covid-19, in blow to winter sports tourism

Issued on: 20/01/2021 – 19:14 Ski lifts at resorts in France will stay closed at the start of February, the government said on Wednesday, essentially writing off this winter sports

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In inauguration speech, Biden vows to end the ‘uncivil war’

Issued on: 20/01/2021 – 18:49 Democrat Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States on Wednesday, vowing to end the ‘uncivil war’ in a deeply divided country

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At least 43 African migrants drown off Libya, UN agencies say

Issued on: 20/01/2021 – 16:06 A “tragic” shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya’s coast killed at least 43 migrants bound for Europe, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday. The

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Trump leaves White House for last time, snubbing Biden inauguration

Issued on: 20/01/2021 – 14:17 US President Donald Trump left the White House for the final time on Wednesday, heading by helicopter to a nearby military base where he will

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Live: Presidential-elect Biden set to take oath of office amid tight security

US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are being sworn into office Wednesday in the 59th inauguration ceremony of the world’s oldest democracy. The inauguration comes exactly two weeks

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‘No repentance nor apologies’ for colonial abuses in Algeria, says Macron

Issued on: 20/01/2021 – 13:32Modified: 20/01/2021 – 13:37 French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology for abuses in Algeria, his office said Wednesday, ahead of a

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Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in schools

Health officials say more work is needed to understand its benefits since the emergence of a new variant. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55733327

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Cannock mum developed cancer after wrong smear result

Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-55722005

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