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Biden cabinet: Does this new team better reflect America?

By Ritu PrasadBBC News image copyrightGetty Images image caption(From left to right) Janet Yellen, Lloyd Austin, Deb Haaland Joe Biden’s first cabinet as US president is being described as potentially the most diverse ever. How does it compare to his predecessors and why does representation matter? When George Washington convened the first cabinet meeting two

Hungary bans same-sex couples from adopting children

image copyrightGetty Images image captionThe new laws have been criticised by representatives of the LGBT community The Hungarian parliament has passed a law effectively banning same-sex couples from adopting children. The legislation put forward by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s right-wing government says only married couples can adopt, with some exceptions for single relatives of the

Coronavirus: How Europeans are preparing for Christmas and New Year

image copyrightGetty Images image captionTravel restrictions will be lifted over Christmas in France With Christmas fast approaching, governments around Europe are having to make tough decisions on whether to ease coronavirus restrictions in time for the holiday period. Here’s a breakdown of what’s been announced so far. Netherlands: Five-week lockdown Prime Minister Mark Rutte says