Friday 8 January
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8 January 2021
Will Donald Trump be removed from office before his term expires? Plus: the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines in tackling variants of the virus, China’s attempts to strong-arm Taiwan and Monocle’s Paige Reynolds explores Georgia’s pop charts.
8 January 2021
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