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Prime minister of Barbados, Mia Ammor Mottley. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Barbados has announced its intention to remove the British queen as its head of state and become a republic by November, 2021. A speech written by th(...)

Jac Shreeves-Lee: “in Broadwater, I take readers to the top of tower blocks so they might feel the pulse and rhythm of a real and living London and breathe London in a different way.”

Very early on I learned that the world is made up of stories; most nights my mum brought a clutch of them home from the glue factory in Tottenham Hale(...)

A bust of Irish-born doctor Sir Hans Sloane, which has been moved from a pedestal near the entrance to the British Museum to the Enlightenment Gallery, which addresses Britain’s relationship with the slave trade.  Photograph: British Museum

The British Museum has moved a bust from public display of Irish-born doctor Sir Hans Sloane because he was a slaveowner. Sloane’s bust has been mov(...)

Manchester United football captain Harry Maguire leaves a courthouse on the Greek island of Syros. Photograph: Getty Images

Harry Maguire is eager to be selected on Tuesday by Gareth Southgate in the England squad to face Iceland and Denmark early next month, because he bel(...)

Former sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for Covid-19. File photograph: Getty Images

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Ja(...)

 Usain Bolt: “Just to be safe I’ll quarantine myself and just take it easy.” Photograph:  Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has confirmed he is in quarantine as he awaits the result of a coronavirus test. The 34-year-old Jamaica(...)

 US vice-president Joe Biden meets locals in Ballina, Co Mayo during a visit to Ireland in  June 2016. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

With the official nomination this week of Joe Biden as the Democratic candidate for November’s election, the former vice-president moves one step clos(...)

US president Donald Trump: his wife Melania and he requested an absentee ballot in Florida to enable them to vote remotely in November. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski

Former US president Barack Obama accused president Donald Trump of trying to “kneecap” the US postal service, as he urged citizens and lawmakers to “p(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

It took less than an hour for the smear attacks to begin. Shortly after Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s running mate this week, the Trump camp(...)

Senator Kamala Harris, presumptive Democratic vice-presidential nominee, listens as Joe Biden speaks in   Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

Vice-presidential hopeful Kamala Harris pledged to get to work immediately to help defeat Donald Trump, as she joined Joe Biden on stage for the first(...)

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