Merrick Garland confirmed as attorney general, turning page on Trump era

A boost for Joe Biden’s drive against racial discrimination in the criminal justice system

Merrick Garland has been confirmed as America’s top law enforcement officer, a boost for Joe Biden’s drive against racial discrimination in the criminal justice system.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 4:06pm
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'Not suitable': Catalan translator for Amanda Gorman poem removed

Victor Obiols told he had wrong ‘profile’, the second case after Dutch writer resigned from same role

The Catalan translator for the poem that American writer Amanda Gorman read at US president Joe Biden’s inauguration has said he has been removed from the job because he had the wrong “profile”.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 4:57pm
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Biden's $1.9tn Covid relief bill marks an end to four decades of Reaganism | Analysis

Analysis: Reagan’s presidency undermined faith in government. The stimulus package helps restore FDR’s legacy

Joe Biden reflected recently on the last time a Democratic administration had to rescue an economy left in tatters by a Republican president.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:20pm
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$1,400 checks and vaccine funds: what the US Covid relief bill contains

The bill passed by the House includes sweeping measures to try to tackle deep-rooted racial, gender and class inequalities

The US House on Wednesday passed the huge $1.9tn coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package that represents Joe Biden’s first major legislative victory.

Related: Biden poised for first major legislative victory with House vote on $1.9tn Covid relief – live

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:25pm
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China leads world's biggest increase in wind power capacity

Developers built windfarms with a total capacity of almost 100GW in 2020, a rise of nearly 60% on previous year

China built more new windfarm capacity in 2020 than the whole world combined in the year before, leading to an annual record for windfarm installations despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

A study has revealed that China led the world’s biggest ever increase in wind power capacity as developers built almost 100GW worth of windfarms last year – enough to power almost three times the number of homes in the UK and a rise of nearly 60% on the previous year.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:12pm
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Just Eat Takeaway sales soar 54% in 2020 as pandemic shifts eating habits

However, operating losses rose to €107m from €78m a year before

Food delivery group Just Eat Takeaway saw ballooning sales – and losses – during the Covid pandemic as families shifted to dining at home.

The group, formed by the £6bn merger of London-listed Just Eat and Dutch group Takeaway.com last year, said sales soared 54% in 2020 but operating losses mounted to €107m from €78m a year before.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:46pm
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‘Distraught’: torrid week for Sarah Everard’s loved ones ends in arrest

Man arrested on suspicion of murder as part of investigation into 33-year-old’s disappearance

The statement by police investigating Sarah Everard’s disappearance that a suspect has been arrested on suspicion of murder will come as a huge blow to friends and family who had hoped she would return home safely.

Those close to the 33-year-old who went missing last Wednesday have been working relentlessly since she vanished to publicise her case, desperately calling for anyone with evidence to come forward.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:34pm
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Libya gets new unified government as corruption allegations swirl

Move follows almost a decade of division, with no stable government since fall of Gaddafi in 2011

Libya’s parliament has brushed aside allegations of corruption to endorse a new, unified government in which a woman was appointed as foreign minister for the first time.

Libya has been unable to form a stable unified government since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with divisions between the east and west of the country leading to fighting and institutionalised division.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:56pm
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