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U.K. correspondent @nytimes international in London. Previously @mashable, @storyful. Digital storytelling. Breaking news. Human rights. Conflict.

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@jessbrammar
Jess Brammar
14 hours ago
All day today on @BBCNews channel we've heard from people whose relatives died of Covid, talking eloquently about what it was like to lose loved ones without being able to say goodbye properly because of restrictions. This is a political scandal but it's about real people.
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@maitlis
emily m
12 hours ago
PM confirms to @PippaCrerar that Simon case will ONLY be investigating the party on Dec 18th and not the earlier November gatherings - including one where he was alleged to have made a speech.
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@nytimes
The New York Times
17 hours ago
There will be “effectively a diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Olympics by Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. The country is joining the U.S. and other nations in not sending top officials to the Winter Games over human rights abuses.
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@nytimes
The New York Times
19 hours ago
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain has denied claims that his staff broke Covid rules by holding a Christmas party while the country was in lockdown. That story weakened after a video surfaced of senior staff members joking about just such a gathering.
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@GrenfellUnited
Grenfell United
20 hours ago
Our response to Mercedes' announcement this morning: "With justice still so far away, it's these small steps that encourage us to keep fighting". #Grenfell #JusticeForOur72
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@kbennhold
Katrin Bennhold
23 hours ago
Goodbye Angela! It's a big day in Germany: Angela Merkel is leaving office after 16 years, her successor Olaf Scholz is sworn in. Follow our updates with @meddynyt and @CFSchuetze throughout the day 👇
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@_KRAN_
KRAN 🧡
22 hours ago
We have worked with young people who arrived as children and who were subsequently returned to Afghanistan. This is very important work by our friends at @RefugeeEdUK who, along with @TBIJ, have revealed the scale of these returns to a dangerous situation.
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@emmagf
Emma G. Fitzsimmons
2 days ago
We take a closer look at New York City’s vaccine mandate for employees at religious schools and the possibility of legal challenges and fines for schools, with @liamstack and @JeffCMays:
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@ABarnardNYT
Anne Barnard
2 days ago
Years of reporting in @NYTBen @hwaida_saad blockbuster: Maps huge new Syria drug trade & shows main player=Assad inner circle. Syrian state long painted Captagon trade as mainly run by its opponents. Real @nytimes accountability journalism re: war profiteers/enablers. Proud! 🧵—>
@NYTBen
Ben 😷 Hubbard
3 days ago
An NYT Investigation: Tens years of war destroyed Syria, and now flourishing in the ashes is the world's newest narco state. An illegal drug industry is providing relatives and cronies of Bashar al-Assad with sanctions-proof income. With @hwaida_saad
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@NYTBen
Ben 😷 Hubbard
3 days ago
An NYT Investigation: Tens years of war destroyed Syria, and now flourishing in the ashes is the world's newest narco state. An illegal drug industry is providing relatives and cronies of Bashar al-Assad with sanctions-proof income. With @hwaida_saad
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@jane__bradley
Jane Bradley
2 days ago
Breaking my no-twitter-on-mat-leave rule to share this incredibly powerful, horrifying and important investigation by @ian_urbina on the shadow immigration system created by the EU using brutal detention centres run by Libya’s militias.
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@traceytully
Tracey Tully
4 days ago
11,000 Afghans evacuated as the war ended are temporarily living on a NJ military base - more than on any of the 6 other bases being used for the historic resettlement effort. 🧵
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@rickgladstone
rickgladstone
3 days ago
A stupefying story of how evil wins. Assad’s forces not only poisoned Syrians with chemical weapons, his family has now turned what remains of war-ravaged Syria into a leading exporter of illicit amphetamines. @NYTBen @hwaida_saad
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@DanBarryNYT
Dan Barry
3 days ago
Three officers are gunned down in a drug house by a dealer. His partner - who wasn’t armed and who ran away - is sentenced to death: Life and Death in Alabama. By ⁦@abbyellin⁩ and me, with ⁦@CydLaine⁩ and ⁦@mattkaymk⁩.
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@rickgladstone
rickgladstone
4 days ago
An up-close look at what starvation looks like in Afghanistan, where more than half the people, including a million kids, face 'a winter of absolute desperation and potentially death.' @cegoldbaum @jimhuylebroek
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@LomasChar
Charlotte Lomas
5 days ago
Cladding crisis: Terminated pregnancy and pensioners forced to work as hundreds count costs of living in unsafe buildings
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@EllenBarryNYT
Ellen Barry
5 days ago
Covid has brought so many outsiders into northern New England that the @bangordailynews is offering introductory coursework in surviving winter. Say no to cotton underwear, blouse your pant legs, wax your dog's paws, fortify yourself against depression.
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