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US president Joe Biden’s administration made the call for the waiver amid WTO talks on easing trade rules. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden’s administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an (...)

A Covid-19 patient in a vehicle receives oxygen at a Sikh gurdwara in Delhi. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

India’s new coronavirus cases stayed above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help b(...)

US President Joe Biden’s broader goal is to  end what officials have described as a race-to-the-bottom on global taxation. Photograph: Leigh Vogel/Pool/EPA

The Biden administration is calling for the world’s biggest multinational companies to pay levies to national governments based on their sales in each(...)

A makeshift memorial outside of Gold Spa in Atlanta, one of three massage businesses where at least eight people were killed. Photograph: Lynsey Weatherspoon/The New York Times

A gunman’s rampage that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, in the Atlanta area of Georgia, US, this week has set off a new wav(...)

The Dax was down 1.2 per cent with the CAC 40 index and FTSW 100 both flat

European stocks hit a one-year high on Thursday as worries about a spike in inflation eased, while investors awaited the European Central Bank’s comme(...)

Matt Braynard (left) helps artist Tommy Zegan (right) move his statue of former president Donald Trump to a van during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 27th, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Former US president Donald Trump is due to make his first public appearance following his defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential election. M(...)

Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, Dunkirk and Tenet, is one of the signatories to a letter calling on the UK government to support all cinemas. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP

Christopher Nolan is a busy man. Among other acts of advocacy for his industry, the influential British-born film director has been putting his name t(...)

Ryanair shares rose after its chief executive Michael O’Leary told BBC Radio 4  he expected a jump in people taking overseas holidays this summer. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

European shares closed little changed yesterday as investors adopted caution ahead of US banking giants kicking off the country’s fourth-quarter earni(...)

Election officials assist voters at a polling location during the US Senate runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Dustin Chambers/Bloomberg

Democrats have won both senate seats for Georgia giving them control of the chamber and the power to advance US president-elect Joe Biden’s policy goa(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence is set to preside over a special joint session of Congress to announce officially the next president. Photograph: Nicole Craine/The New York Times

The US Congress meets on Wednesday to count the Electoral College votes reported by each state following November’s presidential election, and to anno(...)

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