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‘Tired of broken promises’: climate activists launch hunger strike outside White House

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With little more than sun hats, placards and folding chairs, five young activists have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House urging Joe Biden not to abandon his bold climate agenda. The protest came a day ...

Keir Starmer promises ‘serious plan for government’ in conference speech

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Keir Starmer has used a 90-minute conference speech to urge former Labour voters to return to the party, promising he will never “go into an election with a manifesto that is not a serious plan for government”. In his...

UK PM promises bereaved families a Covid inquiry chair by Christmas

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A chair will be appointed by Christmas to the public inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic and sessions should take place around the country, Boris Johnson has told the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group. Th...

‘Big line in the sand’: China promises no new coal-fired power projects abroad

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President Xi Jinping has announced that China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad, using his address at the United Nations General Assembly to add to pledges to deal with climate change. Depending on h...

Joe Biden promises UN an end to ‘relentless war’ and the start of ‘relentless diplomacy’

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Joe Biden has promised to the United Nations that the withdrawal from Afghanistan is a turning point in history, in which “relentless war” would be supplanted by “relentless diplomacy”, pledging a renewed commitment t...

Can Boris Johnson’s new faces help him deliver on old promises?

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For ministers who trooped into Downing Street on Wednesday it was hardly the warmest of welcomes. As the promoted, sacked and sidelined came and went, four armed policemen stared grimly through the black gates while a...

Ed Miliband: honour promises on jabs to poor countries to save Cop26 deal

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Boris Johnson should set out plans to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to all developing countries to achieve a global climate deal, Labour’s shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband, has urged. Only 2% of the population o...

Sajid Javid promises health shake-up to fight ‘disease of disparity’

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Sajid Javid has pledged a new approach to public health to tackle the “disease of disparity”, after he admitted the coronavirus pandemic had laid bare the UK’s underlying health inequalities. The health secretary said...

Nadhim Zahawi ‘not comfortable’ with breaking manifesto promises

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A UK government minister has said he is “not comfortable with breaking any manifesto promises” as the prime minister prepares to announce an increase in national insurance contributions to fund health and social care ...

Fifa promises action after England players racially abused in Hungary

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Fifa has said it will take “adequate actions” on racist abuse directed at England players once it has received match reports from Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary in Budapest. The statement from world fo...

Joe Biden promises to ‘get Americans home’ from Afghanistan – video

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President Joe Biden, rejecting criticism of his handling of the chaotic US pullout from Afghanistan, has warned that the operation to evacuate thousands through Kabul airport carries risks, but promised Americans in t...

Afghanistan reports of torture and killing contradict Taliban’s promises

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Evidence of Taliban killings, detentions and intimidation is emerging across Afghanistan ominously contradicting the hardline Islamist group’s promise earlier this week not to take revenge against its opponents. With ...

Myanmar’s military ruler promises multi-party elections

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Myanmar’s military ruler, Min Aung Hlaing, has promised new multiparty elections and said his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). He spoke in...

Labour’s chance will come when Johnson’s bogus promises start to crumble

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Labour is doing what Labour does best after a defeat: picking itself up, dusting itself down and starting all over again by knocking the living daylights out of itself. Since last Friday’s disastrous result in Hartlep...

First minister Mark Drakeford promises radical plans for Wales

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The Welsh Labour leader, Mark Drakeford, has promised to be radical and ambitious in government after his party equalled its best ever results in the Senedd election. Labour will remain in power after winning 30 seats...

Sturgeon promises second referendum as SNP poised to win Scottish elections

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Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to press ahead with plans for a second independence referendum after the Scottish National party was poised to win its fourth consecutive Holyrood election, triggering a constitutional batt...

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