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Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest in Budapest  to demonstrate against the right-wing Fidez party  and the planned construction of a Chinese university in the city. Photograph: Ferenz Isza/AFP/ via Getty Images

Thousands of Hungarians have protested against government plans to allow China’s Fudan University to build a campus in Budapest, citing fears that the(...)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will this week make their first visit  overseas as president and First Lady. They will  visit Britain, Belgium and Switzerland Mr Biden will  meet a series of world leaders. Photograph: The New York Times

US president Joe Biden will make his first overseas trip as US president this week, determined to convince allies and adversaries “America is back” af(...)

Niall Ferguson in Mumbai, 2011. The British historian is critical of what he calls the ‘Davos syndrome’ of focusing on the threat of climate change to the exclusion of everything else. Photograph Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

The day after I speak to historian Niall Ferguson, Dominic Cummings appears at a House of Commons committee, where he recalls the words of UK deputy c(...)

An image of the mystery protester standing in front of the tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Photograph: Reuters

Microsoft has blamed “accidental human error” for its Bing search engine not showing image results for the query “tank man” in the US and elsewhere af(...)

The State’s Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) operates simply: non-EU citizens pledge a minimum of €1 million to a business, or donate €400,000 to charity, and in return they earn the right to live here along with their families.

Social housing, nursing homes and even whiskey distilleries have each claimed a share of more than €1 billion that wealthy non-EU citizens have p(...)

The most closely related viruses in bats are about 97 per cent similar to Sars-CoV-2, but this is ‘still a big difference’

Despite all the focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the ultimate cause remains a mystery. Ideas that once seemed to belong to the realm of conspiracy the(...)

Anthony Fauci speaks following a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on May 26th. Photograph: EPA

Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser has called on China to release the medical records of nine people whose illnesses might provide vital clues into whe(...)

Police move people on as they gather in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday. Photograph:  Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images

Police blocked off a Hong Kong park to prevent people gathering to commemorate the anniversary of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on Friday an(...)

It is testimony to the enduring power of a 32-year-old memory of a brutally suppressed stand for human rights that Beijing feels the need to block any(...)

Andrej Babis, the Czech Republic’s prime minister, speaks ahead of a government no-confidence vote at the Czech parliament  in Prague.  Photographer: Milan Jaros/Bloomberg

The Czech government was poised to survive a no-confidence vote over its handling of the pandemic and alleged conflict of interest between billionaire(...)

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