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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman says the US will maintain travel bans on the UK, much of the EU and Brazil - despite an order from President Donald Trump to lift them. read more

Sunday, January 17, 2021

China's latest official figures have confirmed it was the only major economy to see growth in 2020. The world's second-largest economy says it grew 2.3% last year, compared with the previous year, with the final quarter seeing growth of 6.5%. read more

A caravan of US-bound Central American migrants has been met with truncheons and tear gas in Guatemala, where security forces blocked their path. Thousands of people were intercepted on a road near the border with Honduras on Sunday. The government said it would not accept "illegal mass movements". An estimated 7,000 migrants, mostly from Honduras, have entered in recent days, fleeing poverty and violence. They hope to travel on to Mexico, and then the US border.

Trump's staggering level of debt may be the most lasting repercussion of his presidency as he's racked up millions in unpaid bills from rallies, security costs, bank loans and other unknown sources. With 5 days left in his Presidency, Donald Trump is stiffing cities almost $2Million in police overtime bills. read more

Sir Richard Branson's rocket company Virgin Orbit has succeeded in putting its first satellites in space. Ten payloads in total were lofted on the same rocket, which was launched from under the wing of one of the entrepreneur's old 747 jumbos. Sir Richard is hoping to tap into what is a growing market for small, lower-cost satellites. By using a jet plane as the launch platform, he can theoretically send up spacecraft from anywhere in the world.


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