On January 20, President Joe Biden took over an economy that was absolutely ravaged by the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. Despite inheriting less than ideal economic conditions, policy proposals being put forward by the Federal Reserve and federal government could lead to a ferocious bull market taking shape under the Biden administration. Think about this for a moment: Congress has already passed a $1.9 trillion stimulus relief package, and President Biden recently introduced an infrastructure spending bill that tops $2 trillion in cost.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appointed General Santino Deng Wol as the new head of the army, Kiir’s spokesman said on Sunday, as part of a wider reshuffle within the government. Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar formed a government of national unity in February last year following a 2018 peace accord that ended a bloody civil war, but the oil-rich nation remains racked by violence. The director general of the security services and the deputy minister of defence were also replaced in the reshuffle, Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek told Reuters.
Prime minister Boris Johnson had urged an approach led by "data not dates" when he laid out his reopening roadmap in March.
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Long Covid: many will need specialist therapies, says expertIntensive care consultant says doctors are hoping to create a uniform structure for follow-up clinicsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A patient undergoes tests as part of UCLH’s long Covid clinic. Photograph: The Guardian
Rare European vultures being poisoned by livestock drugDiclofenac was approved in Spain and Italy despite being banned in Asia after it had wiped out millions of birds A cinereous vulture was confirmed to have been killed by the drug, which also threatens eagles. Photograph: Wildlife World/Alamy
Labour leader declares himself a monarchist, a patriot and an atheist
The head of Switzerland's financial regulator FINMA questioned Credit Suisse over risks in its dealings with now-insolvent finance firm Greensill Capital "months" before the bank was forced to close $10 billion of funds liked to Greensill, Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported Sunday. Alongside formal discussions on a technical level between the bank and FINMA, the watchdog's head Mark Branson personally discussed the risks with outgoing Credit Suisse Chairman Urs Rohner and Chief Executive Thomas Gottstein during a meeting on an unspecified date, the paper reported, citing information it had obtained.
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The United Arab Emirates has selected the first Arab woman to train as an astronaut, as the Gulf country rapidly expands into the space sector to diversify its economy. Emirati national Nora al-Matrooshi, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering graduate currently working at Abu Dhabi's National Petroleum Construction Company, will join NASA's 2021 Astronaut Candidate Class in the United States. The UAE is using its space programme to develop its scientific and technological capabilities and reduce its reliance on oil.
UK university students struggle with stress as uncertainty grows over return date. Failure to include campuses on Covid roadmap is leaving young people ‘in limbo’, say vice-chancellors
Lifeguards ‘most likely saved his life’ after administering CPR
Early risers on Sunday morning have paid tribute to Prince Philip outside Windsor Castle as the country continues its period of national mourning.
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Melbourne created the majority of the chances at Sydney's Kogarah Oval in the latest edition of the "Big Blue" rivalry but needed a last-gasp effort to triumph thanks largely to the heroics of Sydney goalkeeper Jada Whyman. With the game set to go to penalties, teenager Cooney-Cross curled in a ball from a corner that Whyman failed to deal with properly before it crossed the line to send the Melbourne players into raptures.
Janet Jackson to sell personal treasures in celebrity auctionJewellery, a wedding dress and tour outfits are among memorabilia up for grabs after the superstar decided on a cathartic clearout Janet Jackson performs during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images
His House actress joins cast of 1960s-set indie drama Call Jane.
Foreign takeovers may be increasingly attractive to both parties as the coronavirus has hobbled UK firms and knocked share prices.
Strict COVID-19 lockdowns in the Philippines capital and four adjacent provinces will be eased from April 12, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte said on Sunday. Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna and Cavite will be placed under a less restrictive community quarantine status until April 30, spokesman Harry Roque told a virtual briefing. Roque gave the briefing from hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19.
"In light of the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing, the Duke of Cambridge will no longer be part of BAFTA programming this weekend"