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Race to become Japan’s next PM too close to call days before vote
Contest to lead ruling party and country appears to be two-horse race between Taro Kono and Fumio Kishida

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

23, Sep, 2021 @12:34 PM

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England’s Covid travel rules spark outrage around the world
Refusal to recognise vaccines given across Latin America, Africa and south Asia has been denounced as ‘discriminatory’

Tom Phillips, Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro, Emmanuel Akinwotu, and Jon Henley in Paris

23, Sep, 2021 @11:38 AM

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Woman with Down’s syndrome loses UK abortion law case
Heidi Crowter has argued allowing terminations up to birth if foetus has Down’s syndrome is discriminatory

Alexandra Topping and agencies

23, Sep, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Emails emerge of ‘VIP route’ for UK Covid test contracts
Discussions between health department officials and testing consortium revealed during legal challenge

David Conn

23, Sep, 2021 @11:08 AM

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UK warns Hong Kong security law critics of extradition risk posed by China
Activist Bill Browder warns of global reach of controversial law after being contacted by Foreign Office

Helen Davidson in Taipei

23, Sep, 2021 @9:03 AM

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Thursday briefing: ‘Grow up’ on climate, Johnson urges
PM says Cop26 in Glasgow must be ‘turning point for humanity’ … two more energy suppliers collapse … race to the bottom for big tech?

Virginia Harrison

23, Sep, 2021 @5:32 AM

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Boris Johnson tells UN that Cop26 must be ‘turning point for humanity’
UK PM says it is time for the world to ‘grow up’ and ‘listen to scientists’ in speech to general assembly

Heather Stewart

23, Sep, 2021 @4:25 AM

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Macron yet to take call from Australia’s Scott Morrison over sub snub
Australian PM hopes to speak with French president ‘when the time is right and the opportunity presents’

Daniel Hurst

23, Sep, 2021 @12:49 AM

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‘Would you like Pfizer with that?’ New Zealanders could get Covid jab with fast-food fix
Government is in talks with KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to administer vaccinations while customers wait in line

Eva Corlett in Wellington

23, Sep, 2021 @12:21 AM

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Covid live: Italy pledges to donate 45m vaccine doses; UK records 34,460 new cases
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Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose, Miranda Bryant and Helen Sullivan (earlier)

22, Sep, 2021 @10:47 PM

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‘Donnez-moi un break’: Johnson deepens rift with France over defence deal
UK prime minister hits out after Paris reacted with fury to announcement of defence pact

Heather Stewart Political editor

22, Sep, 2021 @9:02 PM

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Is China stepping up its ambition to supplant US as top superpower?
Analysis: Joe Biden has cleared the decks to focus on China. But how imminent is the danger?

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Sep, 2021 @9:00 PM

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