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Biden warns Russia against ‘harmful activities’ at start of first official trip

US President Joe Biden has launched his first official overseas trip with a warning to Russia that it faces “robust and meaningful” consequences if it engages in “harmful activities”. Mr Biden made clear his intention to strengthen ties with US allies, following strained relations under the Trump administration. President Biden arrived in the UK on …

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America: George Floyd: Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty of murder

A US jury has found a former police officer guilty of murder over the death of African-American George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year. Derek Chauvin, 45, was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes during his arrest last May. The widely watched footage sparked worldwide protests against racism and …

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Prince Philip: Funeral to celebrate ‘unwavering loyalty’ to the Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh’s “unwavering loyalty” to the Queen, service to the nation and “courage”, will be celebrated at his funeral later. Prince Philip’s association with the Royal Navy and love of the sea will be a focus of the Windsor Castle ceremony. But no sermon will be delivered, in line with his wishes. More …

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Prince Philip: PM will not attend the duke’s funeral, No 10 says

Boris Johnson will not attend the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral next Saturday in order to allow “as many family members as possible” to go amid coronavirus restrictions, No 10 has said. Only 30 people – expected to be the duke’s children, grandchildren and other close family – can attend the funeral at St George’s Chapel, …

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Prince Philip: Gun salutes planned across UK after Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Gun salutes to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are due to take place later across the UK, in Gibraltar and from warships at sea. Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband of 73 years, died on Friday. Aged 99, he was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. Saluting batteries will fire 41 …

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Prince Philip has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace announces

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. A statement issued by the palace just after midday spoke of the Queen’s “deep sorrow” following his death at Windsor Castle on Friday morning. The Duke of Edinburgh, who was the longest-serving consort in British history, had returned to Windsor on …

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Captain Sir Tom Moore: ‘National inspiration’ dies with Covid-19

Captain Sir Tom Moore has died with coronavirus. The 100-year-old, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, was admitted to Bedford Hospital on Sunday. The Queen led tributes to Capt Sir Tom, “recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world”. His daughters said they “shared …

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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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