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The decision to bar the US president from the most powerful communication platforms of the age has all the ingredients of a singularly American brawl

EU governments struggling with the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines have hit out at plans by Pfizer to delay supplies to European countries, including the UK, from next week

What are you watching this weekend? Here is a list of the best new releases – from a documentary on Martin Luther King and a curious David Bowie biopic, to Vanessa Kirby's new Netflix melodrama and a dazzling film about Soviet revolt:

‘Florence Nightingale is most famous as a nurse, but she was also – and I say this in most sincere admiration – a massive geek’: @TimHarford  on why the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ is a hero for today

CDC warns more infectious Covid-19 variant could dominate US by March

Spanish freeze lays bare conditions in one of Europe’s biggest shanty towns

‘Biden’s administration will include many veterans of 2008. But the world and the US of 2008 no longer exist’: @KuperSimon  on what’s changed for the next president

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TikTok and WeChat will be removed from all US app stores from Sunday, according to a Trump executive order

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FT View: Authorities in Hong Kong have lost popular legitimacy and so have resorted instead to police rule. With no political resolution, the police are expected to govern what has become an ungovernable city. An escalation of the violence is inevitable.

Donald Trump’s debt totals at least $1.1bn. Should he win re-election, about $900m of it will come due during his second term

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‘Jacob Rees-Mogg you're right. You don't need to visit the border... you need to have lived here.’ Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea explores the real impact of Brexit and the uncertainty of the future of the Irish border in a short film written by Clare Dwyer Hogg.

Opinion: Argentine President Mauricio Macri has lost touch with reality, and that may have scared markets even more than the prospect of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s return.

Opinion: At least 1m people in Britain are estimated to have lost their jobs since March. Dominic Cummings is not one of them. That’s all you need to know about this week in British politics

The Catalan election results make it clear: the independence movement has won. Now comes the hard part

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