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Tories abandon plans to house 1,500 asylum seekers in Yorkshire village

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An advanced plan to house up to 1,500 male asylum seekers at a former RAF base in North Yorkshire has been abandoned in another immigration policy climbdown by Conservative ministers. Ben Wallace, the defence secretar...

Keir Starmer urged not to abandon pledge to abolish House of Lords

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Keir Starmer has been urged not to abandon a key leadership pledge of abolishing the House of Lords, with Gordon Brown warning that plans to “gerrymander” parliament’s upper chamber by flooding it with dozens of Tory ...

Trump feeling fallout of Capitol attack hearings as allies abandon ship

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Somewhere in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday afternoon, it seems quite possible that an elderly man was sitting in front of a television howling with rage. Donald Trump, who spends summers at his Bedminster golf c...

Trump feeling fallout of Capitol attack hearings as allies abandon ship

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Somewhere in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Thursday afternoon, it seems quite possible that an elderly man was sitting in front of a television howling with rage. Donald Trump, who spends summers at his Bedminster golf c...

Australian election 2022: Anthony Albanese ‘humbled’ to be next PM as voters abandon Coalition

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Anthony Albanese will be Australia’s next prime minister, leaving the Coalition in disarray after it lost more than a dozen seats to Labor and independents in an election that has transformed the country’s political l...

Nothing makes liberals abandon their values, or their courage, like mentioning Palestine

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What starts with “P” ends with “E” and is too terrifying a word for many people to so much as mention? “Palestine”, of course! Simply uttering the P-word in a vaguely sympathetic way can be enough to elicit bad faith ...

Abandon ‘normal birth’ targets, hospitals in England told

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Hospitals in England have been told to abandon targets aimed at limiting the number caesarean sections carried out, over fears for the safety of mothers and babies. Maternity units were told in a letter to stop pursui...

Donald Trump’s legal woes threaten to engulf him as accountants abandon ship

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The news that the longtime accounting firm for the Trump Organization has cut ties with the company and retracted 10 years of its financial statements is a new and serious blow to Donald Trump’s increasingly frenzied ...

UK urged not to abandon climate goals amid net zero row

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Senior figures in climate diplomacy, including the key architect of the Paris climate agreement, have urged the UK government to maintain its commitments to climate action, amid escalating attacks intended to generate...

Fracking firm Cuadrilla to permanently abandon controversial UK sites

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The owner of shale fracking firm Cuadrilla will permanently plug and abandon its two shale wells in Lancashire, drawing a line on Britain’s failed fracking industry. Cuadrilla set out plans to permanently seal the two...

If diplomacy fails with Russia, we all lose. Biden must not abandon talks

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Biden came to office aiming to focus his foreign policy on the needs of the US middle class. Ending the pandemic, rejuvenating the nation, addressing climate change and competing with China were top priorities. Russia...

Long queues and closed clinics: Australians with positive rapid antigen tests abandon PCRs

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People testing positive to Covid using rapid antigen tests are being turned away from, or are giving up on, getting a PCR test, as the New South Wales government warns that the actual number of Covid cases could be mu...

Japan and South Korea ministers abandon Washington press event amid island row

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A long-running territorial dispute between Japan and South Korea has burst on to the global stage after their vice foreign ministers failed to attend a press conference in Washington with their US counterpart. South K...

Coronavirus live news: Japan towns abandon plans to accept overseas Olympic athletes

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India reports 362,727 new infections, 4,120 deaths; 40 towns in Japan decide not to accept overseas athletes ahead of olympics; ‘Increasing concern’ over India variant in UK says Boris Johnson

Women abandon Coalition, with fewer than one in three backing it, Essential poll shows

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Women are abandoning the Morrison government in the wake of parliament’s #MeToo moment, with the latest Guardian Essential poll showing fewer than one in three giving their primary vote to the Coalition. In mid-Januar...