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McConnell: ‘Highly unlikely’ I would let Biden fill supreme court seat in 2024

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The Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, said on Monday it was “highly unlikely” he would allow Joe Biden to fill a supreme court vacancy arising in 2024, the year of the next presidential election, if Republicans...

Father of missing girl killed her to silence sexual abuse claims, court told

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A teenager who disappeared last summer and whose body has never been found was murdered by her father to silence her claims he sexually abused her, a court has heard. Bernadette Walker, a 17-year-old photography stude...

Moria fire: Greek court jails four Afghan asylum seekers for 10 years

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Four Afghan asylum seekers have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Greece for their part in a fire that destroyed the Moria migrant camp in 2020. The men, charged with arson with risk to human life over the fire ...

Polish government faces court action over failure to tackle climate crisis

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Five Polish citizens are taking their government to court over its failure to protect them from the impacts of the climate crisis. They say the state has breached their rights to life, health and family life by delayi...

Shell chief vows to bolster emissions strategy after court ruling

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Royal Dutch Shell has vowed to accelerate its strategy towards becoming a net zero emissions business, two weeks after a Dutch court ruling ordered the company to cut its global carbon emissions by 45% by the end of 2...

Russian court expected to outlaw Alexei Navalny’s organisation

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A Russian court is soon expected to outlaw opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s nationwide political organisation on the grounds it is “extremist”, in a landmark step forward for Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on politi...

Joey Barton pushed over rival manager in tunnel after defeat, court told

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The former England footballer Joey Barton pushed over a rival manager, causing serious injuries to his face, after defeat in a League One match, a jury has been told. Barton, 38, went on trial on Monday accused of ass...

Man in court accused of murdering north London flower seller

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A 21-year-old man has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of fatally stabbing a flower seller. James Peppiatt allegedly attacked Tony Eastlake, his late mother’s partner, with a household-style knife after an altercati...

Virginia supreme court to hear cases challenging removal of Confederate statue

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The supreme court of Virginia will this week hear arguments in legal challenges to Governor Ralph Northam’s plan to take down a 131-year-old statue of Confederate Gen Robert E Lee, a move met with widespread praise fr...

New Zealand supreme court opens door for murder suspect’s extradition to China

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New Zealand’s supreme court has reopened the door for a murder suspect’s potential extradition to China, in a landmark new ruling released on Friday. If it goes ahead, the extradition would be the first time New Zeala...

Pakistani court acquits Christian couple sentenced to death for blasphemy

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A Pakistani court has ordered the release of a Christian couple sentenced to death for blasphemy, lawyers said, weeks after the European parliament blasted the country over the case. Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kaus...

Police officer lied about danger posed by Dalian Atkinson, court told

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The police officer accused of murdering Dalian Atkinson lied and exaggerated the danger the former footballer posed in a late-night confrontation and concocted a false story with his then lover to justify his excessiv...

India mosque demolition: report filed on Muslim leaders false, court finds

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An Indian court has ruled that a local government administration in Uttar Pradesh filed a “false and unfounded” police report against eight Muslim leaders who had opposed the “illegal” demolition of their mosque. The ...

Federal court rejects challenge to Australia’s outbound travel ban

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The rightwing thinktank Libertyworks has lost its federal court challenge to Australia’s outbound travel ban. On Tuesday the full federal court unanimously rejected Libertyworks’ bid to overturn the Covid-19 restricti...

Should I have given in to Currys’ threat to take me to court?

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Last August I ordered a £95 desk chair from Currys. One duly arrived and, as it looked like the one I’d ordered, I assembled it and started using it. A few days later, a second chair arrived, which turned out to be th...

Supreme court justice Stephen Breyer: Democrats must ‘get Republicans talking’

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The supreme court justice Stephen Breyer has told young Americans Democrats facing Republican intransigence, obstruction and outright attacks on democracy should “get ‘em talking”, in search of compromise and progress...

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