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UK vote is likely to back Johnson, and an independent Scotland

As voters in the country go to the polls Thursday for regional and local elections that have been swollen by races postponed from last year because of the pandemic, Johnson’s Conservative Party…

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Meghan and Harry's interview: Depth of pain from royal life spills into view

Meghan made the disclosures in an eagerly anticipated, at times incendiary, interview on CBS with Oprah Winfrey that aired in the United States in prime time.

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Vaccine rollout gives UK a rare win in battling pandemic

With nearly 8 million people, or 11.7% of the population, having already gotten their first shot, Britain’s pace of vaccination is the fastest of any large nation in the world

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Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?

In 2011, many still viewed the United States as the ultimate guarantor of the international order. And Biden clearly saw himself as a steward of that legacy, his easy self-confidence the product…

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Brexit is finally done, but it already seems out of date

The world is now dominated by 3 gargantuan economic blocs. The UK has finalized its divorce from one of them, leaving it isolated at a time when the path forward seems more perilous than it once…

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Brinkmanship or bluster? On Brexit and pandemic, Boris Johnson leaves it late

Johnson has navigated such shoals throughout his political career. His deadline mentality — honed during his days as a newspaper reporter and columnist — has sometimes resulted in shrewd decisions…

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For Boris Johnson, a week to exorcise the demons of 2020

'The British government is looking for ways to claim a victory because they’ve made such a bloody mess of the epidemic,' said David King, a former chief scientific adviser to the government

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As Britain edges toward lockdowns, long-held grievances flare up

There is no debate that Manchester was hit hard by the resurgence of the virus at the end of the summer, in part because of its large student population.

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As virus surges and Brexit bears down, Boris Johnson stalls for time

The prime minister also seemed ready to string out trade talks with Brussels, letting a self-imposed deadline pass on Thursday without a deal

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