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  • The Telegraph

    Joe Biden offers Americans $100 to get a Covid vaccine

    Joe Biden has announced plans to pay Americans $100 to get vaccinated against coronavirus. It came as the US president also instituted a vaccine mandate for millions of government employees. Mr Biden said local governments will be able to use $350 billion in coronavirus relief money they received from Washington to provide the $100 payments. He said: "Please, please get vaccinated. We just need to finish the job. "Today, I'm calling on all state and local governments to use funding they have rec

  • The Independent

    No, Donald Trump’s influence has not weakened

    Don’t let a few bum races or votes distract from Trump’s outsize influence.

  • The Independent

    Afghanistan: Inside Joe Biden’s decision to end America’s longest war

    As the situation evolved in Afghanistan, successive administrations have struggled to justify keeping US troops in the region, writes <strong>Andrew Buncombe</strong>

  • The Telegraph

    Why Joe Biden is in no rush to let Britons back in to the US

    The UK’s announcement on Wednesday that it was opening its doors again to Americans was naturally welcomed on this side of the pond. If there had been hopes that Washington would reciprocate in kind, however, they were sorely dashed. A combination of the rise in cases of the delta variant in the UK, the complexities of the US political system and uncertainty over the status of AstraZeneca’s vaccine has made the Biden administration reluctant to make any such sudden move. Sources told the Telegra

  • The Telegraph

    Nicola Sturgeon accused of 'Donald Trump-style meltdown' over vaccine figures

    Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of having a “Donald Trump style meltdown” after she claimed critics who accused her of missing a key Covid vaccination target lacked intelligence. The First Minister said she had been assuming “common sense” among her audience when she told the Holyrood chamber last month that she planned to fully vaccinate everyone in their 40s by Monday this week. Official figures show around a quarter of people in the age group were yet to receive a second dose, but Ms Sturgeo

  • Evening Standard

    Joe Biden: America’s combat mission in Iraq will formally be over by the end of 2021

    Joe Biden has said that America’s combat mission in Iraq will formally be over by the end of 2021, but US forces will still operate there in an advisory role. The announcement came after talks between the US president and Iraq’s prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the White House. "Our role in Iraq will be available, to continue to train, to assist, to help and to deal with ISIS as it arises, but we’re not going to be, by the end of the year, in a combat mission," Mr Biden told repor

  • The Telegraph

    Donald Trump advisor Thomas Barrack pleads not guilty in UAE lobbying case ahead of Texas vote

    A billionaire fundraiser who worked as an advisor to Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to illegally lobbying the former president on behalf of the UAE and lying to officials in an attempt to cover it up. Thomas Barrack, a divorced father-of-six who founded private equity firm Colony Capital is likely to face trial in New York, where the inner workings of the Trump administration will be pored over by lawyers. The 74-year-old, who was one of Mr Trump’s top fundraisers, has been accused of secre

  • The Independent

    Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein calls Donald Trump an ‘American war criminal’

    Reporter and author says handling of pandemic and 6 January riots evidence accusations

  • The Guardian

    Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy?

    Why isn’t Joe Biden doing all he can to protect American democracy?. Both parties are beholden to an anti-democratic coalition. This is stopping real change

  • The Independent

    Donald Trump Jr pummeled on Twitter for going after Bezos’ treatment of Amazon workers

    ‘Is Daddy ever gonna pay the contractors he stiffed in Atlantic City?’ one Twitter user replied

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