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Coronavirus live news: no Rio carnival in July; France recommends surgical masks

Celebrations cannot be held even in middle of year, warns city mayor; cloth masks ‘fail to provide enough protection’; Spain investigates ‘criminal mishandling’ of care home deaths Hungary breaks ranks with EU to license Russian vaccine EU could ban travellers from Britain to contain Covid variants Wealthy UK flyers opt for private jets to evade […]

‘This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge’: Joe Biden calls for unity in first speech as president – live

1.30pm EST 13:30 Inauguration day summary Here’s where this historic day stands so far: Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, the new president called on the nation to unify after four years of Donald Trump’s divisive presidency. “This is our historic moment of crisis […]

Scaramucci: ‘De-Trumpification of US will begin’ when Biden inaugurated – video

Anthony Scaramucci, a former White House communications director, has called the outgoing US president, Donald Trump, a ‘seditious traitor’. He said many Americans would ‘breathe a sigh of relief’ after Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Donald Trump pardons Steve Bannon amid last acts of presidency Inauguration day: a guide to what to expect as Joe […]

Biden inauguration: Donald Trump’s last full day as US president – live updates

Donald Trump is widely expected to mark his final full day in office as US president by issuing around 100 pardons. The recipients of the presidential pardon are expected to include high profile names like that of rapper Lil Wayne. However, sources familiar with the matter who spoke to Reuters have suggested that neither the […]

Biden inauguration: Trump expected to issue flurry of pardons before leaving office – live

President-elect Joe Biden plans to begin gradually making it easier to seek asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border, impose a deportation moratorium and extend protections for so-called “Dreamers” using his executive authority, people briefed on the plans told CBS News. He also plans to propose a broad immigration bill that, if passed by Congress, could legalize […]

Coronavirus live news: Germany ‘a long way from where we want to be,’ says minister; 22,857 new cases in Russia

7.18am EST 07:18 The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said he was vaccinated against coronavirus at the weekend as he urged others to follow suit when invited to do so. Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) As a volunteer member of the @GSTTnhs chaplaincy team, I was given the first shot of the #Covid19Vaccine this weekend. Please […]

Trump enters final days in power as US braces for potential unrest – live

11.01am EST 11:01 Martin Pengelly An associate of Rudy Giuliani told a former CIA officer a presidential pardon was “going to cost $2m”, the New York Times reported on Sunday in the latest bombshell to break across the last, chaotic days of Donald Trump’s presidency. The report detailed widespread and in some cases lucrative lobbying […]

Coronavirus live: struggle to quash Sydney cluster with six new cases; Brazil’s fifth day of more than 1,000 deaths

The Australian federal government expects hundreds of Australians stranded overseas will be brought home on the 20 flights it is chartering in coming months. Seats will be given as a priority where possible to people who are in special need. There are some 37,000 Australians registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and trade who […]

Pelosi says lawmakers may be prosecuted if they ‘aided and abetted’ US Capitol riot – as it happened

To successfully roll out the most complex and logistically challenging vaccine campaign in the nation’s history, Biden’s administration seeks to confront vaccine hesitancy, a burned-out workforce, a lack of clear information on vaccine distribution and vaccine demand that far outstrips supply. “Get more people vaccinated for free,” said Biden, listing his goals. “Create more places […]

Coronavirus live news: UK ban on South America flights begins as global deaths near 2m

China’s economy grew last year at its slowest pace since transformative market reforms of the 1970s, according to an AFP poll of economists, but finished the year strongly on an accelerating coronavirus recovery. The average forecast of analysts from 13 financial institutions was a 2.0% expansion for the world’s second-largest economy, down sharply from 6.1% […]