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COP26: Biden leaves Scotland hailing summit progress
US President Joe Biden has left Scotland after a two-day visit for the COP26 climate change summit.
VIPs flew to a climate conference on 400 private jets, sparking fury over the carbon emissions caused
Private jets included President Joe Biden's Air Force One as well as aircraft carrying leaders of Canada, France, Germany, India, Israel, and Japan.
Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful
Millions of documents reveal how the global elite hide their wealth in a secretive system, offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials.
Joe Biden Pledges To Double US Climate Change Aid, Some Activists Unimpressed
Some groups welcomed the new pledge but others were less impressed by Joe Biden's speech, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.
Analysis: Blow to Meghan and Harry with UK watchdog ruling but war on offensive media coverage continues
The Duchess of Sussex was dealt a blow this week as the UK's media watchdog concluded its broadcasting code was not breached when British TV host Piers Morgan criticized the royal earlier this year.
COP26: Queen to attend climate conference in Glasgow
The Queen will attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, organisers have confirmed.
Britain needs big ideas for big problems, but its leaders don’t appear to have any | Isabel Hardman
If Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer harbour grand ambitions about tackling climate change, crime and inequality, they should do something about them
Boris Johnson ‘missing in action’ ahead of vital climate talks, says Keir Starmer
Exclusive: Labour leader says prime minister’s lack of ambition risks failure of Cop26
"Delta Is A Warning": WHO Sounds Alarm As China Sees Big Covid Surge In Months
China's most serious surge of coronavirus infections in months spread to two more areas Saturday -- Fujian province and the sprawling megacity of Chongqing.
Analysis: William and Harry are working together again
Just seeing Princes William and Harry in the same space is rare enough these days, let alone at an event they organized together. But that's where we found ourselves Thursday -- at the unveiling of the statue of Diana, Princess of Wales....
George Galloway: After Biden’s addled appearance at the G7, we can only hope he’s never left alone with the nuclear codes
The G7 was predictable theatre macabre, but the US president’s bewilderment and confusion – in stark contrast to the acuity of 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth, who is still very much on top of her game – will be the lasting memory.
Analysis: Boris Johnson's 'global Britain' needs more than a tiny Australian trade deal
The United Kingdom's first new trade deal since Brexit is a sobering reminder of the mammoth task it faces as it seeks to compensate for losing the economic benefits of EU membership.
Queen meets Joe Biden at Windsor Castle
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have met the Queen at Windsor Castle.
Britain calls EU view of N Ireland offensive in Brexit spat
Britain accused European Union leaders on Sunday of holding the “offensive” view that Northern Ireland is not fully part of the United Kingdom, as Brexit cast a shadow over the Group of Seven summit.
Queen uses SWORD to cut cake during Eden Project engagement
The monarch used the sword to cut a large cake marking the Big Lunch, which the Duchess of Cornwall is patron of.
The Latest: WHO chief says vaccine need outstrips G7 pledges
The head of the World Health Organization has welcomed the vaccine-sharing announcements coming out of the Group of Seven summit but says “we need more, and we need them faster.”
Britain digs in over N Ireland in simmering Brexit trade row
Britain yesterday hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s uncompromising stance on Brexit, in a simmering row over new trading arrangements for Northern Ireland.
The ‘Global Britain’ Conundrum
Both London and Washington hope to build democratic alliances. Yet can-and should-they lead them?
UK’s Johnson says ‘more hot air’ at COP26 climate summit won't keep planet cool, vows to ‘bend ears’ of fellow leaders to do more
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned his fellow state leaders that talk alone is insufficient to tackle global warming and must be backed with action, ahead of the UN COP26 climate summit in Britain later this year.
UK ‘reserves right’ to return to Afghanistan if terrorism flourishes in ‘ungoverned spaces’ – minister
London has left the door open for itself and its NATO allies to return to Afghanistan for another military campaign in the event there is any “threat” to the UK or its allies, the under secretary for the armed forces has said.
Prince Philip: Queen 'has been amazing', says Countess of Wessex
The Queen "has been amazing" following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, the Countess of Wessex has said.
Prince Philip: World leaders and royals send heartfelt sympathy
Monarchs, heads of state and PMs across the world, both past and present, have been sending heartfelt tributes following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99.
Joe Biden And Other World Leaders Are Paying Tribute To Prince Phillip Following His Death
“At the Queen’s side or trailing the customary two steps behind,” wrote former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, “Prince Philip showed the world what it meant to be a supportive husband to a powerful woman.”
Biden Invites Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping To Virtual Climate Summit
Forty world leaders have been invited to the meeting meant to mark Washington's return to the front lines of the fight against man-made climate change, after former president Donald Trump disengaged from the process.
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