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Tory MP avoids suspension after Boris Johnson intervenes in sleaze row

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The Conservative MP Owen Paterson has escaped suspension from the Commons for 30 days and a possible byelection, after the government intervened at the last minute to pause the process and review the watchdog that inv...

Revealed: Barclays avoids almost £2bn in tax via Luxembourg scheme

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Barclays has avoided nearly £2bn in tax via a lucrative arrangement in Luxembourg that allowed it to pay less than 1% on profits in the tax haven for more than a decade. A Guardian analysis of Barclays’ tax bills show...

British boy, 14, who downloaded bombmaking guides avoids jail

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A teenager who downloaded guides to making bombs, and is thought to be the youngest person in the UK charged with terrorism offences, has avoided jail after being sentenced to a referral order. The UK’s chief magistr...

Republican contender in Virginia avoids Trump’s campaign event

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Donald Trump was scheduled to host a Virginia campaign event on Monday for Glenn Youngkin, the Republican candidate for governor in a race headed down to the wire. But Youngkin will not participate, as he attempts to ...

Boris Johnson again avoids paying the price for his cavalier attitude

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Boris Johnson has been formally exonerated for his freebie holiday on the island of Mustique at the expense of a Tory donor. But the convoluted case is just the latest evidence of the prime minister’s apparently caval...

Graham Arnold avoids axe as Football Australia gives backing to Socceroos coach

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Football Australia has opted for short-term stability after giving its backing to the under-fire Socceroos coach, Graham Arnold, who will remain in charge of the national team until the end of the 2022 World Cup quali...

Emma Hayes avoids European Super League talk to focus on Chelsea double

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Emma Hayes is not averse to expressing her opinion. So it was interesting on Monday when the Chelsea manager carefully skirted the issue of the European Super League or a women’s version of the breakaway competition. ...

Police may appeal after Katie Price avoids jail for drink-driving

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Police are considering appealing against the sentence given to the former model Katie Price after she avoided a jail term for drink-driving following a crash near her home. Price, 43, was handed a 16-week suspended se...

Hold the beef: McDonald’s avoids the bold step it must take to cut emissions

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Each year, McDonald’s buys as much as 1.9bn lb of beef that it packs into patties for millions of Happy Meals, Quarter Pounders, Big Macs, Triple Cheeseburgers and other popular beefy sandwiches served across the glob...

The UK’s net zero strategy still avoids what is needed to avert climate catastrophe

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The collection of new climate policies released by the government this week are being scrutinised for their ambition and effectiveness. But it is also crucial to judge them for their fairness. We need to reduce total ...

‘How do you view it?’: Prince Charles avoids question about Prince Andrew – video

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Prince Charles has refused to comment on his brother Andrew being stripped of his honorary military titles and royal roles in charities and patronages. The prince ignored a reporter's question during an engagement in ...

Protests in France as man who killed Jewish woman avoids trial

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Hundreds of protesters have rallied in Paris and across France after the killer of a Jewish woman was declared unfit to stand trial because he was judged to have suffered a psychotic episode caused by cannabis use. Ko...

Man who used sling-shot to smash windows of Daniel Andrews’ office avoids conviction

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Anti-lockdown campaigner released from remand after 17 days despite police arguing he posed risk of re-offendingA member of the anti-lockdown movement who used a sling-shot to smash windows at Victorian premier Daniel...

‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

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Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne. Geoscience Australia said the magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Mansfield region, abou...

Facebook: Nick Clegg avoids questions on whistleblower Haugen’s testimony

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The Facebook executive Nick Clegg took a damage-limitation tour of US political talkshows on Sunday, but remained evasive over questions about the social media giant’s contribution to the deadly attack on the US Capit...

Coalition avoids meltdown over emissions target – but at what price?

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Barnaby Joyce came back to the leadership of the National party in the middle of the year believing that he was the leader to stop Scott Morrison landing a net zero commitment. Joyce said as much publicly shortly afte...

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