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Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Here’s what made the headlines today…

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NEED TO CATCH up? The Journal brings you a round-up of today’s news.

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#OSCAR The 93rd Academy Awards will take place later this year, without allowing for virtual attendance by nominees.

#CHINA USA Top US and Chinese officials were set to meet again after a tetchy meeting in their first face-to-face talks since US President Joe Biden took office.

#EU COVID Countries across the EU have begun to re-impose tighter coronavirus restrictions as they deal with increasing case numbers.

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#JAB DONE UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tonight received his first dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

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#YEMENI REBELS Yemen’s Huthi rebels have made major advances on Marib city, the government’s final holdout in the country’s north.

PARTING SHOT

Here is a fascinating insight deep in behind the scenes as the BBC have interviewed some of the top political operators in the British Government to find out what it was like making the life and death decisions in the fight against Covid-19.

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