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Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders

US President Joe Biden has begun to undo some of Donald Trump’s key policies, hours after being sworn in. “There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” he tweeted as he headed to the White House following his inauguration. President Biden signed 15 executive orders, firstly to boost the federal …

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Johnson ‘glad’ to see Trump go, says ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill

Boris Johnson will be glad Donald Trump has not been re-elected for a second term as US president, ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill has suggested. Writing in the Daily Mail, Lord Sedwill said those who believed Boris Johnson would have preferred Mr Trump to win again were “mistaken.” He said he “would not have been …

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Capitol riot: Trump commits to ‘orderly’ transition of power

US President Donald Trump has committed to an “orderly” transition of power a day after his supporters stormed Congress, provoking world condemnation. Mr Trump’s remarks, posted on Twitter following a suspension, were widely seen as his first public acknowledgement of electoral defeat. He spoke as top Democrats called for him to be removed from office. …

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Dame Vera Lynn: Forces’ Sweetheart dies aged 103

Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103. The singer’s family confirmed she died on Thursday morning surrounded by her close relatives. “The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers at the age of 103,” a statement …

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Nissan: UK factory still under threat from no-deal Brexit

The UK’s largest car manufacturing plant is “unsustainable” if the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal, owner Nissan says. The Japanese company’s global chief operating head told the BBC people had to understand the EU was the Sunderland factory’s biggest customer. Ashwani Gupta said that Nissan’s commitment could not be maintained if …

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