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  • Australia politics live: NSW on alert after four Sydney Covid cases, Atagi recommends raising age for AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 17 Giugno 2021
    NSW Health names new hotspots after more people in eastern suburbs test positive; Victoria records no new local infections. Follow the latest updates liveNew Sydney Covid case visited Bondi venues while potentially contagiousNSW Covid hotspots and map; Victoria exposure sites; Qld hotspots list 2.44am BST So far, in NSW, the four positive cases are:The original […]
    Amy Remeikis
  • US poised to make Juneteenth a federal holiday 17 Giugno 2021
    The commemoration marks when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas on 19 June 1865, ending slaveryThe United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation.Congress has approved a bill that would make Juneteenth, or 19 June, a holiday – a bill Joe Biden is expected to […]
    Guardian staff and agencies
  • Hong Kong police arrest editor-in-chief of Apple Daily newspaper in morning raids 17 Giugno 2021
    Ryan Law among five directors detained under national security legislation imposed by BeijingHong Kong police have arrested the editor in chief and four directors at the Apple Daily newspaper in the latest blow to the its jailed owner, Jimmy Lai, under the Beijing-imposed national security crackdown.The police national security department said five directors of a […]
    Reuters
  • Sinn Féin designates deputy first minister to avert Stormont crisis 17 Giugno 2021
    Westminster-backed deal to legislate for Irish language protections saves Northern Ireland executive from collapseSinn Féin will nominate Michelle O’Neill as deputy first minister at Stormont after the party president, Mary Lou McDonald, said she received a commitment from the UK government to legislate for Irish language protections at Westminster.McDonald earlier said she was going to […]
    Press Association
  • South Carolina court blocks executions, saying inmates must have choice of firing squad 17 Giugno 2021
    New law says death row prisoners must choose between electric chair and firing squad if lethal drugs aren’t availableSouth Carolina’s supreme court has blocked the planned executions of two inmates by electrocution, saying they cannot be put to death until they truly have the choice of the firing squad option set out in the state’s […]
    Associated Press
  • First astronauts blast off for China’s new space station 16 Giugno 2021
    Hugely prestigious event for China as Beijing prepares to mark 100th anniversary of ruling Communist partyThe first astronauts for China’s new space station have blasted off on the country’s longest crewed mission to date, a landmark step in establishing Beijing as a major space power.The trio were aboard a Long March-2F rocket for the Tiangong […]
    Agence France-Presse
  • ‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers 16 Giugno 2021
    eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the MekongConcealed by the turbid, swirling waters of the Amazon, the Mekong and the Congo, the biodiversity of the world’s great rivers has largely remained a mystery to scientists. But now a multimillion-pound project aims to describe […]
    Patrick Greenfield
  • Number of EU citizens seeking work in UK falls 36% since Brexit, study shows 16 Giugno 2021
    Figures from the jobs website Indeed expose the impact on employers as they struggle to recruit staffThe number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as they struggle to recruit staff.Figures from the jobs […]
    Richard Partington Economics correspondent
  • Double-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantine under proposals 16 Giugno 2021
    Ministers looking at loosening travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers returning to EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish travellers who have had two Covid vaccines could be allowed quarantine-free entry into England under plans being considered by ministers, the Guardian understands.As the government grapples with allowing more trips abroad while trying to prevent […]
    Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent
  • More than half of Europe’s cities still plagued by dirty air, report finds 16 Giugno 2021
    Data shows only 127 of 323 cities had acceptable PM 2.5 levels despite drop in emissions during lockdownsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than half of European cities are still plagued by dirty air, new data shows, despite a reduction in traffic emissions and other pollutants during last year’s lockdowns.Cities in eastern Europe, […]
    Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

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