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Joe Biden will sign a barrage of executive orders on Wednesday as he aims to use his first afternoon as US president to reverse some of Donald Trump’s most controversial policies in areas ranging from climate change to immigration. Mr Biden will use his inaugural address from the US Capitol, which is under heavy military
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MGM has said it will not make a firm offer to buy the UK gambling company Entain, two weeks after its £8bn proposed takeover bid was rejected by the target’s board. “After careful consideration and having reflected on the limited recent engagement between the respective companies regarding MGM’s rejected all stock proposal . . . [MGM] does not intend
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Eurozone nations’ escalating restrictions to tackle the coronavirus pandemic have significantly slowed economic activity, fuelling fears that the bloc faces a double-dip recession, according to widely watched and timely alternative data indicators. Travel to retail and hospitality venues and workplaces, as well as consumer confidence and spending, have all taken a hit in the first
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Thousands of National Guard troops were flooding into Washington on Saturday as the capital was fortified for the inauguration of Joe Biden, amid fears of a repeat of the violence that killed five people on Capitol Hill on January 6. The Pentagon has approved the deployment of 25,000 National Guard troops for the inauguration, while
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Armin Laschet, prime minister of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, has been elected leader of the Christian Democratic Union, putting him in pole position to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor of Europe’s most powerful country.  Mr Laschet beat Friedrich Merz, a corporate lawyer, by 521 votes to 466 in a poll held in the
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To impeach a US president once is a grave enough business. To do it twice is unique in all history. And still the House of Representatives had no other choice on Wednesday. Donald Trump had neither resigned over the siege of Congress that he incited last week, nor unreservedly deplored it. His vice-president Mike Pence
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Donald Trump is set to be the first president in US history to be impeached for a second time, as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on charging the outgoing president with inciting last week’s violent siege on the US Capitol. The House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, is expected to hold
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Donald Trump warned that efforts by Democrats to impeach him for a second time were “causing tremendous anger” in the US and said he bore no responsibility for a violent attack on the US Capitol by his supporters last week. In his first unscripted remarks since the rampage in the nation’s capital, Mr Trump described
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