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Boris Johnson backs plans to close ticket offices as fresh rail strike talks loom

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Talks were set to resume on Monday between the RMT and rail bosses, with the union’s national executive committee mulling further strike dates as the prime minister backed plans to close ticket offices. Services start...

‘I’d vote for him again’: Bowers backs Trump despite denouncing ‘big lie’

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Rusty Bowers, the Arizona Republican House speaker who made national headlines describing his refusal to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election, has said he will vote for Trump again if he runs for president in ...

Northern Tory MP Jake Berry backs Gove over tight grip on spending

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The chair of an influential group of MPs has echoed comments made by the cabinet minister Michael Gove, who has warned the UK must maintain control of public finances in the face of “tough times ahead” for the country...

Unclear when electricity market suspension will end as Chris Bowen backs ‘extreme’ intervention

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The suspension of the national energy market could remain in place indefinitely, with the federal government unable to say when the “extreme” action will end. Energy minister Chris Bowen ruled out extending the life o...

Labor says low-paid workers should not ‘go backwards’ as it backs 5.1% wage rise

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Labor has called on the Fair Work Commission to ensure low-paid workers don’t “go backwards” due to rising inflation rates, backing a minimum wage increase of at least 5.1% and shrugging off suggestions it would lead ...

Boris Johnson backs away from Northern Ireland protocol threat ahead of talks

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Boris Johnson will vow not to scrap the Brexit deal governing Northern Ireland and instead back reform that has “the broadest possible cross-community support”, in an attempt to cool tensions over the issue. In a shif...

Archie Battersbee: judge backs test to establish if 12-year-old boy is dead

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Specialists should use a brain-stem test to try to establish whether a 12-year-old boy who has not regained consciousness since suffering “catastrophic” brain damage is dead, a high court judge has ruled. Mrs Justice ...

Danish farmers turn their backs on mink after Covid mutation cull

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Danish mink breeders have turned their backs on the industry en masse after being forced to cull their animals over fears a Covid-19 mutation could pose a risk to human health. In November 2020, Denmark, at that point...

Author Mario Vargas Llosa backs Bolsonaro over Lula in Brazil election

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The Nobel prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa, Latin America’s most eminent living chronicler of power and corruption, has declared a preference for Jair Bolsonaro over Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as Brazil prepares...

Home Office backs down over travel costs for Eritrean refugee sitting GCSEs

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The Home Office has backed down part way through a high court hearing after an orphaned teenage asylum seeker from Eritrea feared she would be unable to sit her GCSE exams next week due to not being accommodated close...

Election 2022: Anthony Albanese backs 5.1% minimum wage rise to keep pace with inflation

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Anthony Albanese has endorsed a minimum wage rise of at least 5.1% to keep up with inflation. The Labor leader made the call at a press conference in Melbourne on Tuesday, after earlier equivocating over a union push ...

Rudy Giuliani backs out of interview with Capitol attack committee

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Donald Trump’s former attorney Rudy Giuliani is not expected to appear at an interview scheduled for Friday with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack, throwing into jeopardy the prospe...

Business backs government climate policy that Morrison says is a ‘carbon tax’ when attacking Labor

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The Business Council of Australia insists the so-called safeguard mechanism is “the right incentive” to put Australia successfully on the path to net zero emissions, after Scott Morrison sought to weaponise climate ac...

Minister backs Ukraine carrying out Russia strikes with British weapons

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The UK backs Ukrainian troops carrying out strikes in Russian territory, the armed forces minister has said, calling it “not necessarily a problem” if Ukraine uses weapons donated by Britain. James Heappey said the UK...

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