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US election 2020: Who has lead in states still counting?

US election 2020: Who has lead in states still counting?

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Publishedduration7 November 2020The race for the White House is coming down to who wins the few remaining battleground states - Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona. A win in just Pennsylvania or two of the other four remaining states would be enough to confirm Mr Biden as president-elect, barring any legal challenge.Mr Trump, meanwhile, needs to…
Covid-19: New four-week lockdown comes into force in England

Covid-19: New four-week lockdown comes into force in England

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Publishedduration5 November 2020image copyrightPA Mediaimage captionA worker shuts the doors in a bar in Bristol city centre, ahead of the lockdown beginningPeople who seriously flout new lockdown restrictions in England will face steep fines, Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has warned.Under the rules, people have been told to stay at home and non-essential shops, pubs and…
Covid vaccine: First ‘milestone’ vaccine offers 90% protection

Covid vaccine: First ‘milestone’ vaccine offers 90% protection

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By James GallagherHealth and science correspondentPublishedduration9 November 2020image copyrightGetty ImagesThe first effective coronavirus vaccine can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid-19, a preliminary analysis shows.The developers - Pfizer and BioNTech - described it as a "great day for science and humanity".Their vaccine has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and…
US election: Carlingford celebrates link to President-elect Joe Biden

US election: Carlingford celebrates link to President-elect Joe Biden

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US election: Carlingford celebrates link to President-elect Joe BidenPeople in Carlingford have held a parade to celebrate the election of Joe Biden as US president.Mr Biden has roots in County Louth, from where his great-great-grandfather emigrated to the US in the 1840s.On Sunday the Carlingford pipe band played a special new anthem called Our Local…
US election: UK ‘excited’ about working with Biden, says Dominic Raab

US election: UK ‘excited’ about working with Biden, says Dominic Raab

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Publishedduration8 November 2020media captionUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson: "There's far more that unites us than divides us"Boris Johnson has said there is "more that unites than divides" him and Joe Biden as he pledged to work together to defend "common values and interests". The UK prime minister told broadcasters he and the US president-elect shared…
Remembrance Sunday: Queen leads scaled-back events

Remembrance Sunday: Queen leads scaled-back events

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Publishedduration8 November 2020media captionSocially-distanced events have taken place across the UK, including at the Cenotaph in LondonThe Queen has led the nation in marking Remembrance Sunday, as people around the UK privately paid their respects at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.She was joined by family members and the PM at the scaled-back service at…
Coronavirus: Hauliers included in Denmark restrictions

Coronavirus: Hauliers included in Denmark restrictions

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Publishedduration8 November 2020image copyrightGetty ImagesFreight drivers who are not UK citizens and have been through Denmark in the last fortnight are warned they will be turned away from the British border.It follows concern over a new coronavirus strain that has spread from mink to humans.Returning drivers who are UK citizens will have to self-isolate for…
US election: What a Biden presidency means for the UK

US election: What a Biden presidency means for the UK

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By James LandaleDiplomatic correspondentPublishedduration8 November 2020image copyrightGetty ImagesThe election of Joe Biden leaves Boris Johnson facing a substantial diplomatic repair job. The two men have never met. Last December the president-elect described the prime minister as a "physical and emotional clone" of Donald Trump. There are people around Mr Biden who remember bitterly how Mr…
Pandora paying all staff in full through pandemic

Pandora paying all staff in full through pandemic

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By Jonathan JosephsBusiness reporter, BBC NewsPublishedduration8 November 2020image copyrightGetty ImagesThe world's biggest jeweller, Pandora, has no plans for the permanent closure of any of its thousands of stores despite the coronavirus pandemic. Chief executive Alexander Lacik told the BBC he also intended to continue paying all staff in full.The firm could "withstand a big drop…
Boris Johnson: ‘Deal to be done’ on post-Brexit EU trade

Boris Johnson: ‘Deal to be done’ on post-Brexit EU trade

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Publishedduration7 November 2020image copyrightBBC Newsimage captionMr Johnson believes there is 'a deal to be done'"Significant differences" between the UK and the EU remain, as negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal continue, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has saidFollowing a call with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday, the PM said progress had been…