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Boris Johnson will return from US energised despite achieving little

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Boris Johnson has flown back to the UK after his transatlantic jaunt reassured about his personal relationship with Joe Biden after the pair sought to put the chaos of the Kabul airlift behind them with face-to-face t...

US-UK ‘special relationship’ faces new challenges despite signs of healing

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What a difference a month makes. In August Joe Biden was being denounced in the British parliament for a “shameful” retreat from Afghanistan that blindsided the UK and other allies. The US president reportedly took a ...

Dan Tehan says EU free-trade negotiations are ‘business as usual’ despite tensions with France

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The federal trade minister, Dan Tehan, insists Australia’s free-trade agreement negotiations with the European Union are “business as usual”, despite growing unease over Australia’s treatment of France during the fina...

OECD warns over ending stimulus policies despite inflation pressures

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The west’s leading economic thinktank has warned governments and central banks against an over-hasty withdrawal of support for growth amid concerns that recovery from the pandemic-induced recession is incomplete. The ...

Global markets fall sharply despite boost from US plan to relax Covid travel

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Global financial markets have fallen sharply amid concern over rising inflation and the threat of contagion in China’s property sector from the debt-stricken developer Evergrande, despite a boost from the relaxation o...

Pro-Putin party wins majority in Russian elections despite declining support

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Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports president Vladimir Putin, retained its majority in parliament after a three-day election and a sweeping crackdown on its critics, despite losing around one fifth of ...

Haitian migrants intend to remain at Texas border despite plan to expel them

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Haitian migrants seeking to escape poverty, hunger and hopelessness in their home country said they would not be deterred by US plans to swiftly send them back, as thousands remained encamped on the Texas border. On ...

Johnson backs Dick staying as Met chief despite backlash

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Downing Street has come out in strong support of the embattled Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after a backlash to the government’s decision to extend her time in office. The formal announcement to ex...

Premier League clubs hopeful of selecting Brazilians despite Fifa ban

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Premier League clubs remain hopeful of selecting Brazil internationals this weekend despite being threatened with sanctions by Fifa in the escalating row over quarantine restrictions. Liverpool, Manchester City, Manch...

Melbourne clinic offers ivermectin despite it not being approved as a Covid treatment

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A medical clinic in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs has been offering patients off-label prescriptions for the anti-parasite drug ivermectin to treat Covid-19, despite a lack of evidence for its use in treating the virus....

China’s exports accelerates despite Delta variant disruption; world markets at record – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

WSL should keep staging games at men’s stadiums despite small crowds

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It would be easy to conclude that the low attendances in men’s stadiums on the opening weekend of the Women’s Super League season means games should not be played there but the opposite is true. In 2019 records tumble...

Mental health patients in shared wards despite calls for NHS to end practice

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People with serious mental health problems are being forced to share wards with distressed fellow patients, 20 years after the NHS was told to give them all their own rooms. There are still more than 1,100 beds in dor...

World Cup roundup: Italy equal record despite Jorginho’s penalty miss

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Jorginho missed a penalty as Italy were held to a 0-0 draw by Switzerland in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, a result that meant Roberto Mancini’s side equalled the world record for international matches unbeaten in ...

UK house prices jump in August despite stamp duty holiday winding down – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Manchester City confident of defeating Real Madrid Femenino despite absences

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Manchester City travel to Real Madrid Femenino on Tuesday night without Lucy Bronze and Ellen White but it would still be a major shock were Gareth Taylor’s side to lose the first leg of their Champions League second ...

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