Duncan Bartlett

COVID-19 in Focus: United Kingdom

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As Britain prepares for the peak of the coronavirus crisis, the government’s being urged to provide the National Health Service with more equipment to save lives.

South Asia Braces for COVID-19 Lockdown

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The region’s leaders are about to face the ultimate test.

Japan and COVID-19: A Rising Tide of Anxiety

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The arrival of COVID-19 is just the latest in a string of recent economic disruptions in Japan, and there are even rumblings that the expected windfall of the Olympics could be in jeopardy.

Wuhan Coronavirus: A Global Challenge of Unprecedented Scale

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What are health experts saying about the risks posed by the virus?

Reporting on North Korea: The Quest for Credibility

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Inaccuracy and exaggeration pervade most media coverage on North Korea. What can one do? Go straight to the experts.

Terrorism Returns to London

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The killings of two young people during a terror attack on London Bridge have stirred up political argument in Britain. But the father of one of the victims has penned an impassioned plea, urging the press not to use his son's death to further an “agenda of hate.”

Deja Vu: Boris Johnson’s Brexit Hinges on Irish Border Issue

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With the Brexit deadline looming, the British Prime Minister now turns to a problem that has caused strife for generations.

Navigating the Boris Backlash in the UK

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With nothing going according to plan for the Johnson government, a new election looms – but only after Brexit is delayed once again.

No-Deal a Foregone Conclusion? UK Prepares for a Hard Brexit

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared that the UK is leaving the EU one way or another on October 31, but markets remain unconvinced.

London: Two Cities, Two Messages to China

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China and the UK have agreed a scheme which allows companies from both countries to dual list on the Shanghai and London Stock Exchanges. Financiers have hailed it as a milestone but politically, the UK’s relationship with China remains complicated - especially now that Britain’s minister for Asia has been suspended for alleged violent conduct.

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