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And breathe: the world exhales as the madness of the Trump era ends
After four years in a heightened state of alert, many people the world over now hope that sanity will return
theguardian | Top Stories | 40 mins ago
Kamala Harris: her home town watches as one of its daughters makes history
As an Oakland native was sworn in as the first female US vice-president, the California city celebrated with pride
theguardian | Top Stories | 1 hrs ago
China announces sanctions against 'lying and cheating' outgoing Trump officials
Chinese foreign ministry announced sanctions against Mike Pompeo and 27 others as Biden was taking presidential oath
theguardian | Top Stories | 1 hrs ago
Biden and Harris dress to reassure that normal service is restored
The optics of this inauguration were serene, respectful and quietly joyous, with US designers centre stage
theguardian | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
JD Wetherspoon doesn't need any more beer money from Sunak | Nils Pratley
While smaller pubs ‘hang by a thread’, big chains amass war chests to capitalise on likelihood of those threads breaking
theguardian | Business | 2 hrs ago
Biden's bold pledge to vaccinate 100m Americans in 100 days faces stern test
New president warns of ‘toughest period of the virus’, with more than 400,000 American deaths from Covid
theguardian | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
Joe Biden is now president, but Trump has changed the US for a generation | Martin Kettle
Biden’s warm inauguration words will not reset the dials. The era of US global leadership can’t be rebuilt quickly, says Guardian columnist Martin Kettle
theguardian | Politics | 2 hrs ago
The Guardian view on Joe Biden's inauguration: democracy prevails - for now | Editorial
Editorial: The passing of power from a dangerous man to one set on healing his country is a relief. But American democracy remains in peril
theguardian | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
The Guardian view on Brexit and bureaucracy: the cost of absurdity | Editorial
Editorial: Conservatives continue to obsess about the burden to business of red tape, except where it is real – at the EU border
theguardian | Politics | 2 hrs ago
The Hill We Climb: the Amanda Gorman poem that stole the inauguration show
The 22-year-old poet wowed the crowd with her reading during Joe Biden’s swearing-in. Here’s the transcript of her text
theguardian | Top Stories | 2 hrs ago
Saga requires all cruise passengers to have coronavirus vaccine
Tour operator becomes first in UK to call for customers to be fully inoculated before travel
theguardian | Business | 3 hrs ago
Biden prepares ambitious agenda even as he cleans up Trump's mess | Analysis
The new administration faces no shortage of obstacles to progress – but Biden is setting his sights high nonetheless
theguardian | Top Stories | 3 hrs ago
Biden plans day-one immigration moves to reverse 'inhumane' Trump policies
Executive orders will end travel ban and expand census as new president seeks path to citizenship for undocumented migrants
theguardian | Top Stories | 3 hrs ago
Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman's recital at Biden inauguration – video
Amanda Gorman, America's youth poet laureate, became the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration
theguardian | Top Stories | 3 hrs ago
Inquest into murdered Hertfordshire student fails to establish cause of death
Samples taken from Joy Morgan’s liver and muscles revealed presence of MDMA in her system
theguardian | Top Stories | 4 hrs ago
Teenagers can 'catch' moods from friends, study finds
UK study investigates impact of individuals’ moods within shared social network
theguardian | Top Stories | 4 hrs ago
Joe Biden inaugurated as America's 46th president – in pictures
On a day of history in Washington, Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States, and Kamala Harris affirmed as vice-president
theguardian | Top Stories | 4 hrs ago
Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit
Internet giants that spread hate speech and conspiracy theories should face ‘democratic limits’, says European commission president
theguardian | World | 4 hrs ago
UK reports 1,820 more Covid deaths, the most recorded in one day
Britain records biggest ever daily increase for second day in a row, as new cases rise sharply
theguardian | Top Stories | 4 hrs ago
‘I can exhale now’: Washington locals express hope as Biden sworn in
Residents in eerily quiet Washington DC relieved to see Trump leave while 25,000 national guard troops on patrol
theguardian | Top Stories | 4 hrs ago
Why a Willy Wonka origins movie could be bad news for children – and Michael Aspel
Will Paul King’s planned prequel follow in the pawprints of Paddington? Or might it stick closer to Warner Bros’ most recent origins hit: Joker?
theguardian | World | 4 hrs ago
Universities doing all they can for students | Letter
Letter: Dr Tim Bradshaw says Russell Group universities are working hard to provide a high-quality learning experience
theguardian | Education | 5 hrs ago
Wild lynx could be reintroduced into Scottish Highlands
Study tests public support for bringing back species after 500-year absence, while farmers fear for sheep
theguardian | UK | 5 hrs ago
Joe Biden sworn in as 46th president of the United States
Millions watch inauguration from home as chief justice administers oath of office at Capitol, two weeks after mob riot
theguardian | Top Stories | 5 hrs ago
Music A-level: exam board says it was wrong to drop only black composer
Edexcel initially defended decision to cut British jazz artist Courtney Pine from course
theguardian | Education | 5 hrs ago