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The UN has compared the country with Syria as violence spreads and humanitarian conditions deteriorate rapidly
Although infections are at a record high, lives are being saved in countries with effective immunisation programmes
Rapid acquisitions are transforming the animal care sector but also prompting a political backlash
The investigation into corporate fraud reaches a climax with Merkel and Scholz to appear before MPs
Prince Hamzah courted traditional groups angry about the faltering economy and a loss of access to King Abdullah
While the UK’s record on corruption is good, many recent abuses have been hiding in plain sight
Having survived Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’, hardliners seek to ram home their political advantage over reformist rivals
Although its prophecies have proven false, the pro-Trump movement remains popular globally
Legislators want online gambling to help plug their budgets but a spike in addiction could lead to a backlash
Despite Deliveroo’s disappointing IPO, investors are pouring money into ‘dark store’ disrupters
The world is watching the court case of the former police officer accused of murdering George Floyd
The IMF predicts that most advanced countries will emerge largely unscathed from the pandemic. Is this too optimistic?
PM’s supporters say he can win re-election and get country back on track. Others fear too much damage has been done
Solid-state batteries are safer and use fewer raw materials. Are they the answer to technology’s power problem and a threat to Tesla’s dominance?
Progressives want the richest residents to pay more tax to help repair the city. But some are threatening to leave for Florida.
With presidential elections next year, a far-right victory in the EU’s second-biggest economy would have huge consequences
With infections soaring and the economy weakening again, the president is struggling to keep his government together
The implosion of Bill Hwang’s investment firm has focused attention on a pool of capital almost twice the size of hedge funds
Slow vaccine rollout and inconsistent policies are fuelling a wider loss of confidence in government
Making buildings safe could cost up to £15bn, with flat owners worried they will have to shoulder much of the financial burden
Online retailer has expanded rapidly during the pandemic but is now the focus of a debate about pay, race and inequality
Is the legal action against Saad al-Jabri, a former top security official, evidence of the kingdom stamping out corruption or silencing its critics?
Stuck container ship symbolises the problems many supply chains are facing after a year-long pandemic
Spacs add to the deepening pool of investors rushing to put money behind green technologies
At a time of shortages and superpower competition over new technology, the company is dominant in chip production