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Study launched into Government decision to delay doses amid fears over single jab protection

Government scientists have launched a study into the impact of delaying the period between vaccine doses after research from Israel suggested a single Pfizer jab would not provide adequate protection from Covid-19.  Data from Israel showed that a single dose…

Joe Biden will start to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy by signing a string of executive orders

Joe Biden will kick off his first day in the Oval Office by signing more than a dozen executive orders relating to the climate crisis, student debt, coronavirus and a Muslim travel ban. He will waste little or no time…

Joe Biden tells Donald Trump’s supporters to give him a chance and ‘end this uncivil war’ at inauguration

Joe Biden reached out to supporters of Donald Trump, asking them to “end this uncivil war” as he became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday. In his inaugural speech, the new President made repeated appeals to unity…

Donald Trump goes unmentioned in Joe Biden’s inauguration speech, but his legacy hung over proceedings

Joe Biden’s inaugural speech appeared to show a deliberate effort to escape the shadow of his predecessor. Donald Trump was not mentioned by name, nor was he watching on in Washington, but much of the address was an obvious rebuke…

Boris Johnson wants to work with Joe Biden on climate change and security

Boris Johnson welcomed the inauguration of Joe Biden, vowing to work with the new US President to tackle climate change and strengthen security links between Britain and America. Most UK politicans from across the spectrum expressed relief at the departure…

Just how damaged is America after Donald Trump?

The chaos of America’s Trump era – and particularly its violent end – has shocked many around the world. According to a poll by the European Council on Foreign Relations, 31 per cent of Europeans now believe that Americans cannot…

Donald Trump hands out 73 presidential pardons

Steve Bannon, the controversial former White House chief strategist, was among the rappers, financiers and lobbyists who were pardoned by Donald Trump during the final hours of his presidency. The former President handed out 73 pardons and commuted 70 prison…

Donald Trump tells Americans ‘have a good life’ as he heads to Mar-a-Lago

Donald Trump ended his time in power with a farewell party for himself and wife Melania – a typically unusual and choreographed ending for the reality TV politician. The Republican president said it had been a great honour to serve…

Priti Patel says UK should have shut its borders back in March as split with Boris Johnson laid bare

A Cabinet row has burst into the open after Priti Patel said Boris Johnson should have closed Britain’s borders ten months ago to protect the country from the spread of coronavirus.  She told Tory activists that she pushed for tough restrictions on new arrivals last March shortly…

South African Covid-19 variant may increases risk of reinfection, say scientists

Scientists have raised concerns that the new South African variant of Covid could make reinfection more likely – and may render the vaccines so far approved less effective than hoped. However, they stressed that it’s too soon to know how…

Watch the new US President’s entire inauguration day address as he is sworn in

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice-President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. The i newsletter latest news and analysis This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope,…

All you need to know about the new President’s wife Jill, his children and Irish roots

After four tumultuous years Donald Trump’s time in the White House is over, with Joe Biden taking the reigns as the 46th President of the United States. He is being sworn in at a slimmed-down inauguration in Washington DC on…