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A Donald Trump supporter who wrote about attacking high-profile Democrats and the offices of Twitter and Facebook has been charged with stockpiling weapons and homemade explosives. Officials found dozens of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, pipe bombs and manuals like The Anarchist Cookbook and US Army Improvised Munitions Handbook when they raided the home
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The EU should consider legal means to secure vaccine doses promised by drug companies including AstraZeneca, the president of the European Council has said. Charles Michel made the comments in a letter as Brussels and AstraZeneca are embroiled in an escalating row over the EU’s slow start to its inoculation programme. AstraZeneca announced it would
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AstraZeneca’s chief executive has hit back at the EU by saying that “glitches” in the supply of coronavirus vaccines to the bloc are due to it signing its contract three months after the UK. In an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Pascal Soriot admitted there had been “teething problems” in various regions, including Europe
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Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned, according to the country’s president. Mr Conte survived two confidence votes in parliament last week, but then lost his absolute majority in the Senate after centrist ally and former PM Matteo Renzi defected. This has made it much more difficult for the premier to pass legislation or make
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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. An old maxim which may be giving some in Russia’s corridors of power pause for thought.  That is what a botched poisoning attempt and a rush to incarcerate have done to the man President Putin refuses to call by name, Alexei Navalny. The man who has courageously returned
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Momentum is building in Russia for widespread protests this weekend in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Videos have been posted on TikTok, Russia’s most popular iPhone app, encouraging people to defy authorities and turn out. Young Russians in particular have flooded the social media site using the hashtags #freenavalny and #23Jan. Protesters have
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Japanese officials have denied claims the Tokyo Olympic Games are being cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Games have already been delayed once, with the opening ceremony currently scheduled for 23 July this year. But according to The Times, local officials have conceded the event cannot happen because of COVID-19. Image: The current
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