US election 2020: Biden says White House co-operation ‘sincere’

The president-elect describes the Trump administration’s help with the transition as not “begrudging”. …

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US-China trade war: Trump gives one last twist

The US says it will impose tariffs on twist ties, used to seal bread bags and tie up cables. …

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Uighurs: China rebuffs Pope’s criticism as ‘groundless’

Beijing says remarks by the Pope about the persecution of China’s Muslim Uighurs are “groundless”. …

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Coronavirus: Second-hand website becomes latest unicorn start-up

India’s Cars24’s value rises above US$1bn as people look for alternatives to public transport. …

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Russia ‘threatened to ram’ US ship in Sea of Japan

Moscow accuses an American destroyer of entering its waters, but the US denies its vessel was expelled. …

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US doesn’t want guarded border on Ireland – Biden

The president-elect has previously said Brexit must not endanger the Good Friday Agreement. …

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Windrush generation: UK ‘unlawfully ignored’ immigration rules warnings

The treatment of people who came to the UK from the Caribbean added to historic injustices, a report says. …

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Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says

“Inadequate” stockpiles meant the government had to boost supplies quickly, the spending watchdog says. …

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How sunshine can make the railways greener

The railways in the UK, Australia and India getting power from the sun in different ways. …

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The papers: ‘Twelve rules of Christmas’ and Sunak’s ‘New Deal’

News that three households will be able to meet for a five-day Christmas dominates the front pages. …

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