China retaliates with sanctions on former commerce secretary Wilbur Ross

The ‘counter-sanctions’ are in response to Washington’s actions and are the first under China’s new anti-foreign sanction law Barely 48 hours before the arrival in China of one of Biden’s most-trusted diplomats, Beijing has announced its decision to impose counter-sanctions on seven American citizens and entities, including former commerce secretary […]

Most unvaccinated Americans unlikely to get shots, poll finds, as Delta spreads – live

About 16% say they will get the vaccine, according to AP poll Kay Ivey says it’s ‘time to start blaming the unvaccinated’ for rise in cases Covid cases likely to accelerate through summer, new forecasts say Philadelphia health officials recommend masks in public indoor settings 7.53pm BST Joe Biden plans […]

Alabama governor joins growing number of Republicans urging Americans to get vaccinated – live

Covid cases likely to accelerate through summer, new forecasts say CDC director warns Americans in ‘another pivotal moment’ in pandemic 2.26pm BST Tennessee’s building commission has voted 5-2 to remove a bust of a confederate general with a “brutal” reputation from the capital building. Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of […]

Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics?

Speaker is locked in a battle of wills with Kevin McCarthy who is determined to change the political conversation, critics say It was, Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, one of the darkest days in America’s history – an assault on democracy, Congress and the constitution. “The American people want […]

Pelosi wants ‘Americans to know the truth’ of the Capitol attack – but will we ever really know?

Speaker is locked in a battle of wills with Kevin McCarthy who is determined to change the political conversation, critics say It was, Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, one of the darkest days in America’s history – an assault on democracy, Congress and the constitution. “The American people want […]

FBI failed to fully investigate Brett Kavanaugh sexual misconduct allegations, Democrats say – live

Senators say FBI gathered over 4,500 tips but failed to follow them up Nancy Pelosi rejects Jim Jordan and Jim Banks for inquiry role White House in talks with CDC about updating masking guidance 7.56pm BST President Biden is due soon to deliver remarks at a bill signing for “H.R. […]

White House officials consider new push on masks as Covid cases rise – live

Officials in talks with CDC about updating masking guidance Fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most settings 2.42pm BST There’s no uniform consensus among Republican governors (who control the majority of governor’s mansions) over what to do about the coronavirus pandemic. In Missouri for instance, Governor […]