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Are the super-rich skipping the vaccine queue?

The super-rich are skipping the queue and jetting abroad for their Covid jab. So are we heading for a vaccine apartheid? Kate Wills reports

It’s time to radically rethink the future of London’s offices

From flexi-working to corporate culture, our first Recovery Board debate examined how Covid has put workplace revolution on the agenda. Let’s make a change, says Jim Armitage

New York Governor Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Second Woman

A second ex-employee of powerful New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo has accused him of sexual harassment, charges the governor denied on Saturday.

Six million accidental savers 'created by Covid crisis'

More than six million people have become "accidental savers" during the pandemic by keeping jobs while facing fewer outgoings, a report has said.

Covid: How this Indian firm is vaccinating the world

As pharmaceutical giants ramp-up production in the race to vaccinate the world, one firm has shot into the lead.

Coronavirus: Biden's $1.9tn Covid relief bill passes House vote

President Joe Biden's $1.9tn (£1.4tn) relief plan to help Americans during the Covid pandemic has been approved in the House of Representatives.

Home Office calls out Nigel Farage for 'incorrect' Covid migrant claims

Nigel Farage has been left red-faced after the Home Office called him out over a tweet claiming 12 migrants tested positive for coronavirus when they arrived at Dover.

Pupils' families in England to be tested for Covid twice a week

Free rapid tests to be provided to households under plans to reopen schools from 8 March

Rishi Sunak indicates furlough scheme could remain beyond April

Ahead of Wednesday’s budget, UK chancellor says he would ‘do whatever it took’ to support workers

Quarantine hotel ‘inmates’ are told to stop smoking and buy nicotine patches after party in car park

As many as 15 guests have been placed under additional lockdown while undergoing their mandatory stay at a quarantine hotel in the UK, after they were caught smoking and drinking together this week.

Fewer cash handouts for Hongkongers in coming years, finance chief warns

Paul Chan says the government has to be ‘more flexible’ about rolling out sweeteners as the 2021-22 budget will incur a deficit of over HK$100 billion.

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Calls on Nation to Further Reduce Dependence on ‘Toxic’ Dollar

In recent years, the Russian Central Bank dramatically reduced its holdings of dollars and Treasury obligations. Additionally, Moscow has sought to decrease the use of greenbacks in foreign trade settlements with major trade partners.

Budget: Rishi Sunak promises help as Covid restrictions ease

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he "is preparing a Budget that provides support for people" as Covid lockdown rules are eased.

Biden, New York Officials Demand Independent Investigation Into Cuomo Sexual Harassment Claims

The Italian done his job, the Italian ready to be investigated: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki labeled the allegations "serious" and said President Biden supports an investigation.

Boris Johnson's vaccine strategy gets another boost, while Europe's scramble for shots continues

Boris Johnson didn't have a very good start to the pandemic. The United Kingdom still has one of the world's worst coronavirus mortality rates, and is near the top of the table in total infections and deaths -- truly the Covid capital of Europe.

A new UN report urges a radical shift in the way we think about nature

The United Nations released a report Thursday on the health of the planet that proposes a radical shift in the way mankind thinks about it.

Ecuador's health minister resigns after vaccine access scandal

Ecuador's health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos stepped down Friday, after his department allowed a university official receive a Covid-19 vaccine ahead of other priority groups.

Billboard ‘Impeach’ Appears in New York as Cuomo Scandal Gains Momentum

The New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, is currently under harsh criticism for his handling of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. A recently published report has showed that the number of coronavirus deaths in nursing homes was extremely underreported, and new accusations of sexual harassment against him have only thrown gas on the fire.

US Moves Bill To Ban 10-Year Multiple-Entry Visa To China To Curb "Espionage"

If passed, It would prohibit Chinese nationals from receiving 10-year B-1/B-2 visas until the Secretary of State certifies that China has "ceased its campaign of economic and industrial espionage against the United States and ended its provocative and coercive behaviour towards Taiwan."

UK Finance Minister Plans New Infrastructure Bank In Budget

The Indian-origin finance minister will lay out the government's vision for emerging out of the economic crisis over the course of the year next week.

Biden said undocumented immigrants should have access to the COVID-19 vaccine without fear of being arrested by ICE

The Department of Homeland Security earlier this month said ICE would not be conducting enforcement near vaccination sites.

Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'

"That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common."

Covid-19 has persuaded some parents that home-schooling is better

Some plan to carry on even after the pandemic

U.S. regulators probe Robinhood over trading curbs

Retail brokerage Robinhood said on Friday U.S. regulators were looking into its temporary trading curbs on so-called meme stocks earlier this year as shares of companies like GameStop Corp soared during a social media-fueled short-squeeze.

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