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Europe adopts carrot-and-stick approach towards vaccine refuseniks

European governments, faced with an uptick in coronavirus infections, are resorting to ever more imaginative ways to increase ...
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New claims raise questions over Tory donor’s Russian business links

A major Conservative donor received $4m from a company he knew to be secretly owned by a powerful ...
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Japan calls for greater attention to ‘survival of Taiwan’

Japan’s defence minister has called on the international community to pay greater attention to the “survival of Taiwan” ...
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Labour urges Tories to reveal members of secretive donor club

Labour on Sunday called for the Conservatives to publish the names of those involved in the secretive club ...
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US and UK blame Iran for deadly tanker attack off Oman

The US and UK have blamed Iran for a drone attack last night on an oil tanker in ...
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Pandemic fuels broadest global house price boom in two decades

House prices are booming in almost every major economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, forging the ...
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UK pension funds warn diversity will count when choosing asset managers

Asset managers have been put on notice to tackle the lack of diversity in their workforce or risk ...
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The Conservatives and the whiff of chumocracy

Is the UK’s democracy for sale? A select coterie of financiers and grandees have made substantial donations, some ...
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ANC factions stir ‘dangerous politics’ in South Africa’s towns

Thapelo Mohapi looks at the mangled and scorched scraps of what were once shacks and reflects quietly that, ...
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Hong Kong’s Olympics success exposes deep political fissures

The Hong Kong Olympics team’s future as a separate entity from that of mainland China is secure, the ...
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