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Courage in a crisis: how everyday citizens coped with Covid across the world

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The film-makers behind Convergence: Courage in a Crisis set out to make a documentary on the pandemic, not politics. But separating the pandemic from politics can be as difficult as convincing your anti-vaxxer aunt to...

Global citizens’ assembly to be chosen for UN climate talks

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One hundred people from around the world are to take part in a citizens’ assembly to discuss the climate crisis over the next month, before presenting their findings at the UN Cop26 climate summit. The Global Citizens...

‘In Rome, nothing works’: citizens despair in run-up to mayoral elections

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Elio Perugini can’t remember the last time he had a decent night’s sleep. “It’s a disaster, the noise just doesn’t stop,” he said. “I hardly sleep any more. The worst of it is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.”...

Canadian PM Trudeau says detained citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have left China

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Two Canadian citizens who were detained by Beijing for more than 1,000 days have left Chinese airspace and will arrive back in Canada early on Saturday, prime minister Justin Trudeau told reporters. Michael Kovrig and...

EU fears citizens will be barred from flights to UK due to rules confusion

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Concerns have been raised that EU citizens living in the UK may not be allowed to board flights into the country because of confusion created by new government rules over ID cards and passports. From 1 October, EU cit...

Scottish Covid vaccine trialists ‘treated like second-class citizens’

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Scottish vaccine volunteers are being treated like “second-class citizens” while waiting for the Novavax jab to be approved, an MSP has said, as they continue a months-long fightto have their vaccines recognised on th...

Over 60% of EU citizens stopped at ports by UK post-Brexit are Romanian

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More than 60% of EU citizens stopped and questioned at ports by British border officials post-Brexit are from Romania, figures have shown, raising questions from lawyers about possible racial profiling. Data issued by...

Dangerous outsiders and exceptional citizens: being Muslim American since 9/11

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On 17 September 2001, days after horrific terrorist attacks had hit the nation, George W Bush paid a well-publicized visit to the Islamic Center of Washington. At the time, vigilante violence was raining hard on Musli...

Texas abortion vigilantes: how the ban empowers anti-choice citizens to sue

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Last week, the most severe abortion restriction in the country became law in Texas. SB8 is a six-week abortion ban, which amounts to more or less an outright ban, since many people don’t know they’re pregnant until af...

The British citizens stranded in Kabul – podcast

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Day after day, Ahmad risked his life to come to the airport with his family, British passport in hand – only to be left behind when the last evacuation flight departed. Now he and many others who hoped to be rescued f...

New Zealand to deploy troops to aid citizens’ evacuation from Afghanistan

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New Zealand is racing to get its remaining citizens out of Afghanistan, and will deploy troops to assist with their evacuation after the Taliban swept to power overnight. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday t...

NHS still not recognising British citizen’s overseas Covid jabs, says peer

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Britons vaccinated abroad are still struggling to get their jabs registered with the NHS, a Lib Dem peer has warned, despite government promises that measures would be in place by the end of last month. Brian Paddick,...

Ministers under fire over 69p-a-minute helpline for EU citizens

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The government has come under fire after introducing a 69p-a-minute charge for a helpline for EU citizens who are trying to prove to landlords or employers their right to remain in the country after Brexit. Callers to...

Over 50,000 EU citizens scramble to beat UK settled status deadline

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There was a fivefold increase in applications by EU citizens for UK settled status on Wednesday, with more than 50,000 people scrambling to beat the midnight deadline, it has emerged. Such was the last-minute rush tha...

Hundreds of thousands of EU citizens ‘scrabbling’ to attain post-Brexit status before deadline

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EU citizens are struggling to apply for post-Brexit settled status as the Home Office reaches “breaking point” coping with a last-minute surge in applications. With three days before the deadline of the EU settlement ...

Lack of citizens at EU’s citizens’ debate raises eyebrows

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The socially distanced places are set, the guests will soon arrive. Everything is ready for the EU’s most ambitious attempt to debate with citizens. Everything, except most of the citizens who are meant to be involved...

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