Minister hails ‘huge opportunities’ to deepen US trade links on first visit

Anne-Marie Trevelyan will use her first official stateside trip this week to bolster transatlantic trade and investment, the DIT said.
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Outrage as gunmaker models kid’s gun on AR-15: ‘Just like mom and dad’s’
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Sega quits running arcades after 50+ years – could still make coin-ops
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Opportunistic Keir Starmer exploits Scottish Tories' Boris fury with calculated photo-op
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Skill Up Step Up: Fourth partner to upskill young unemployed joins campaign as jobs pledged passes 150 mark
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Chicago man who spent 20 years in jail for murder released after twin brother admits to the crime
Kevin Dugar was convicted in 2003 in connection with the shooting of a rival gang member
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Ian Wright criticises Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and makes prediction over Jesse Lingard’s future
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Xiomara Castro sworn in as first woman president of Honduras
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Apple publishes AirTag ‘Personal Safety User Guide’ amid stalking fears
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Tom Saintfiet wants Gambia to keep dream run going against hosts Cameroon
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A stay of execution or death by a thousand cuts? In a statement released this morning, the Metropolitan Police has asked that “minimal reference” to allegedly lockdown-busting parties in Downing Street be made in the Sue Gray report.
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I got more comedy bookings when I used a white-sounding name
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Roofers and bar staff among close-proximity jobs ‘most likely to be unjabbed’
Headteachers, GPs and police officers are least likely to be unvaccinated.
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Germany says omicron surge 'under control' despite records
Germany's health minister says a coronavirus surge fueled by the omicron variant remains “under control” despite a string of new infection records
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Vaccinate poorer countries or UK more at risk of Covid variants, say scientists
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M&S caught out selling chocolate matches almost identical to ones dreamed up by small family firm 
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Londoner’s Diary: Battle lines drawn in war of political broadcasters
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Fourth partner to upskill young unemployed announced as jobs pledged passes 150 mark
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Big Garden Birdwatch 2022: Essentials you need to take part, according to experts
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Man City bound Julian Alvarez clashes with Chile player in bizarre incident in Argentina game
The incoming forward was 'welcomed' on to the pitch for Argentina by Chile player Guillermo Maripan.
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Green energy measures saving households £1,000 a year – analysis
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German gamer breaks his NECK while using a VR headset
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Thailand oil slick expected to hit coast, national park
Officials say an oil slick off the coast of Thailand has continued to expand and is approaching beaches on the east coast, home to fragile coral and seagrass
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Mum slams 'pathetic' £1.80 panini at son's school which 'isn't sufficient at all'
Jackie Fothergirll said her son, Rowan Parkin, 13, paid £1.80 for a panini on his lunch break at Hinde House secondary school in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, but the lack of filling was 'unacceptable'
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Father, 41, dies after crashing e-scooter into a tree as his family call for ban on 'lethal' gadgets
Electrician Paul Mulqueen (pictured), 41, died in a Coventry hospital the day after his crash on June 3 last year, leaving behind two children, aged nine and 15.
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Channel 4 being investigated by Ofcom over subtitle outage: ‘These problems caused deep upset’
The problems lasted from September to November last year.
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Holidaymakers face Dover traffic queues WORSE than the truckers
British tourists headed for city breaks in Paris or sunny getaways in Spain in September could be hit by new biometric checks set to be required at the border.
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Brits make 5 excuses a day to get out of plans - from being too tired to forgetting
Nearly a quarter of Brits admit they have done a job badly - so someone else would complete it or so they wouldn't be asked to do it again
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Man Utd miss Cristiano Ronaldo hint as they lose Luis Diaz transfer battle to Liverpool
Liverpool are set to sign Luis Diaz for £50million before the January transfer window closes, with Manchester United missing a hint comparing the Porto winger's journey to that of Cristiano Ronaldo's
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Bubala Soho: Critical darling and vegetarian favourite to open a second site in central
The acclaimed Middle Eastern restaurant is launching a sibling site in the heart of W1
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UK urges Putin to ‘de-escalate’ Ukraine tensions or risk serious sanctions
Technology minister Chris Philp urged Russia to peacefully work out a solution amid fears that an invasion could happen in February.
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UK urges Putin to ‘de-escalate’ Ukraine tensions or risk serious sanctions
Technology minister Chris Philp urged Russia to peacefully work out a solution amid fears that an invasion could happen in February.
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Carl Woods says 'he's poor' as he responds to troll asking him about OnlyFans move
Love Island star Carl Woods follows in the footsteps of his fiancée Katie Price by announcing his move to subscription-based website OnlyFans
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Liverpool's Luis Diaz swoop highlights Manchester United's latest January transfer window error
Manchester United should look to the example set by one of their old foes when learning how to approach transfer dealings.
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Calum Chambers agrees with new teammate's Arsenal stance following transfer exit
Former England defender Calum Chambers will be met by a familiar face at Aston Villa having joined Steven Gerrard's side from Arsenal in a shock January transfer
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Thousands could be in line for motor insurance refund from Tesco Bank
More than 120,000 customers were affected by a mistake from the lender.
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Thousands could be in line for motor insurance refund from Tesco Bank
More than 120,000 customers were affected by a mistake from the lender.
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Eddie Jones begins Six Nations mind games with 'no excuses' warning to favourites France
Pre-tournament favourites France enter the Six Nations with the wind in their sails, but England boss Eddie Jones is hard at work reminding his title rivals of the pressure that comes with expectation
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Office worker transforms his cubicle into a dreamy mountain cabin
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OPINION - Emily Sheffield: Like the MPs’ expenses scandal, Boris Johnson has broken trust in politics
Who cannot admire the poverty campaigner and food writer Jack Monroe? She has a tireless work ethic, coupled with fiery imaginative tenacity to get change done — and her most recent campaign took on the Office for National Statistics and won. While the Tory party and the Prime Minister thrashed about chaotically, Monroe got on with highlighting the impact of food inflation on those for whom providing even one family meal per day is a crushing, debilitating battle. She described an elderly man who told her his dinner had been a spoonful of toothpaste, “in order to fool himself into thinking he had chewed, swallowed, tasted and digested something”.
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Comedian Christian Cabrera dies of Covid aged 40, days after sharing ‘regret’ over not having vaccine
'He touched so many people’s lives,' his family wrote.
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Gardai renew appeal to find missing Dublin woman
Bernadette Connolly, 45, has been missing from the Swords area since Friday January 7.
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Richard Arnold ‘must be given time’ to succeed at Manchester United
Arnold will take the chief executive position on 1 February
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