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Bevan Shields is the Europe correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Zero daily coronavirus deaths in England for only second time since pandemic began

Zero daily coronavirus deaths in England for only second time since pandemic began

New research suggests Britain’s world-leading vaccine rollout slashes the risk of dying from COVID-19 by up to 97 per cent.

  • by Bevan Shields

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‘Divided down the middle’: Scottish independence suffers an election setback

‘Divided down the middle’: Scottish independence suffers an election setback

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is on course to win 64 seats but needed 65 for a SNP majority and a strong case for a new referendum.

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‘Soul of the world and the demon of Europe’: Macron steps into culture war over Napoleon

‘Soul of the world and the demon of Europe’: Macron steps into culture war over Napoleon

The French President wades into a culture war over one of the country’s most famous historical figures, warning against judging the past with values of the present.

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The world is watching. And it is wondering what this draconian decision says about Australia’s character
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The world is watching. And it is wondering what this draconian decision says about Australia’s character

Sometimes, outsiders see what is happening more clearly than we do ourselves.

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Scotland’s cry of ‘freedom’ that just won’t go away

Scotland’s cry of ‘freedom’ that just won’t go away

The outcome of an election in Scotland this week might help determine whether the United Kingdom stays together or breaks apart.

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Dominic Cummings accuses ‘foolish’ Boris Johnson of unethical behaviour

Dominic Cummings accuses ‘foolish’ Boris Johnson of unethical behaviour

The former chief adviser to Boris Johnson claims the British Prime Minister has behaved unethically since moving into Downing Street and offers to testify under oath.

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Dan Tehan hails trade breakthrough but denies special quarantine treatment

Dan Tehan hails trade breakthrough but denies special quarantine treatment

No federal minister who has travelled abroad during the pandemic has been subjected to the same hotel quarantine treatment as the public. 

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UK-Australia trade talks reaching ‘turning point’ with hopes high for agreement

UK-Australia trade talks reaching ‘turning point’ with hopes high for agreement

New rules for the free flow of professionals between Australia and Britain are being thrashed out during crunch free trade negotiations.

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Attack on Dan Tehan was part of plot to take credit for long-expected trade deal breakthrough

Attack on Dan Tehan was part of plot to take credit for long-expected trade deal breakthrough

Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson are set to sign a new free trade deal at the upcoming G7 summit despite a diplomatic brawl.

  • by Bevan Shields and Latika Bourke
EU won’t block 1 million vaccines for crisis-hit PNG

EU won’t block 1 million vaccines for crisis-hit PNG

“There is nothing that is preventing them from sending those 1 million doses to PNG,” Trade Minister Dan Tehan said. “The ball is clearly in AstraZeneca’s court.”

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‘Great sadness’: The Queen breaks her silence on Prince Philip’s death

‘Great sadness’: The Queen breaks her silence on Prince Philip’s death

Images of the Queen sitting alone her husband’s funeral to comply with coronavirus restrictions prompted an outpouring of public sympathy.

  • by Bevan Shields