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EU to step up Indo-Pacific defence presence over China fears and Ukraine example

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The European Union has resolved to step up its defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific region in light of fears about China’s growing presence and concerns for the international order sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukra...

Phil Mickelson withdraws from US PGA Championship title defence

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Phil Mickelson will not defend his title in next week’s US PGA Championship at Southern Hills, tournament organisers have announced. Mickelson has been taking a break from golf since the fallout from his explosive com...

Denmark seeks to charge former defence minister with disclosing secrets

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Denmark’s top prosecuting authority is to seek to have a former defence minister’s parliamentary immunity lifted so he can be charged with illegally disclosing “highly classified information”. The office of the direct...

Jamie Chadwick pounces on final Miami lap to win as W Series title defence starts

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Britain’s Jamie Chadwick won the opening race of the new W Series all-female championship season in Miami. Chadwick lost and re-took the lead in a competitive and incident-packed race. Marta García from Spain took sec...

Talking Horses: Appleby’s champion trainer defence takes some stopping

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Since the start of the 20th century, 39 trainers have won the championship on the Flat for the first time. Just five – Frank Butters, Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, Paddy Prendergast, Peter Walwyn and Aidan O’Brien – retained t...

Yan Bingtao ends Mark Selby’s World Snooker Championship title defence

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Defending champion Mark Selby crashed out of the World Snooker Championship after losing his second round match to China’s Yan Bingtao. The pair made history by engaging in the longest frame in Crucible history - last...

Seven die in fire at Russia defence institute – reports

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Seven people have been killed after a huge fire broke out at a key Russian defence research institute in Tver north-west of Moscow, according to reports. Local authorities said 25 people had also been injured in Thurs...

Seven Network paying legal costs for key witness in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation defence, court hears

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A former SAS soldier who is a witness in the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial has told the federal court his legal fees are being paid by the Seven Network. The retired soldier, who has been anonymised as Person 5, ...

Partygate: Boris Johnson will hide behind ‘unknowingly’ defence

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When Boris Johnson takes to the dispatch box on Tuesday, for the first time in weeks, his allies will roar their support – an attempt to immediately dispel any questions about confidence in his leadership. While the p...

Defence blocks access to advice on location choice for Australia’s nuclear submarines base

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Voters will be kept in the dark on how Scott Morrison’s government selected three potential bases for Australia’s planned nuclear-powered submarines, after the advice was blocked from release. With the prime minister ...

Street-fighter Phil Foden finds the touch to undo Atlético’s dogged defence

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Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal of the game, and Manchester City’s players gathered by the corner flag in front of their fans. “Celebrated” would probably be pushing it a bit. For the curious thing about City’s w...

Officials frustrate Juventus as Inter keep title defence ambitions on track

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The Derby d’Italia was only 34 minutes old, but already we had seen blood, sweat and tears – and that was just Manuel Locatelli. The game had barely begun when Lautaro Martínez’s high boot caught the Juventus midfield...

‘Scum-like guy’: North Korean leader’s sister attacks South Korea defence minister

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The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called South Korea’s defence minister a “scum-like guy” for talking about preemptive strikes on the North, warning that the South may face “a serious threa...

Taste for free curry leaves Japanese defence force members in a pickle

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A keen appetite for curry has landed six members of Japan’s maritime self-defence forces (SDF) in trouble, after it emerged that they had been tucking into the dish without paying for up to three years. The SDF member...

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