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Volkswagen reports huge pre-tax profit despite Covid-19 disruption

German car maker Volkswagen has said it made a better than expected post-tax profit of €8.8 billion in 2020 despite the disruption from the...

Joe Biden hails US vaccination programme after 50m-dose milestone

Joe Biden has welcomed the administration of the 50 millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine since his swearing-in. The moment came days after the US reached...

TikTok owner ByteDance to pay US privacy settlement

TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance has agreed to pay 92 million dollars (£65.72 million) in a settlement to US users who are part of...

Myanmar MPs say army guarding their housing after coup

Hundreds of members of Myanmar’s Parliament remained confined inside their government housing in the country’s capital on Tuesday, a day after the military staged...

Snow storms close Covid-19 vaccination sites across eastern United States

Coronavirus vaccination sites have been closed and public transport and flights cancelled because of heavy snowstorms in the eastern part of the United States. More...

Worldwide coronavirus death toll passes two million threshold

Two million people have now died worldwide with coronavirus, figures show. The tally by the Johns Hopkins University passed the threshold on Friday, showing a...

Russia withdraws from Open Skies Treaty following US exit

Russia said it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the US exit from the pact. Russia’s foreign ministry...

Ruling coalition ‘quits’ in Netherlands over welfare payments scandal

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte’s four-party coalition government is resigning to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that...

Uganda’s opposition candidate says military has entered his home

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says the military has entered and “taken control” of his home and “we are in serious trouble”. He tweeted...

Norwegian rescuers still hoping to find landslide survivors

Norwegian officials insisted that there was “still hope” in finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people...

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