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Fears Biden’s Taiwan comments may raise tensions despite rowback

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Comments by Joe Biden suggesting major US policy changes in regard to defending Taiwan before Washington quickly rowed back have sparked concern that the confusion could escalate tensions. On Monday, in answer to a re...

‘Replacement theory’ still Republican orthodoxy despite Buffalo shooting

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When a white man used a semi-automatic assault-style rifle to kill 10 people at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, last weekend, attention quickly turned to the likely motive. The “great repla...

Britain slashes humanitarian aid by 51% despite global food crisis

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Ministers have been accused of choosing the “worst moment in history” to slash the foreign aid budget, as provisional figures showed that UK overseas humanitarian funding was cut by more than half last year. MPs and c...

Warriors rally past Mavericks for 2-0 lead in West finals despite Dončić’s 42

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Luka Dončić had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curry’s house. Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flur...

Officer fired CS spray at Sheku Bayoh despite lack of direct threat, inquiry told

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An officer involved in Sheku Bayoh’s arrest has admitted that police fired CS spray and pepper spray at him without warning even though he made no direct threat and did not show any weapons. Bayoh, a father of two, di...

Next chief to get 50% pay rise to £4.4m despite shareholder opposition

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Shareholders in Next have backed the company’s decision to pay its chief executive Simon Wolfson £4.4m this year, despite opposition from some investors concerned about the disparity between executive pay and wages of...

Concerns for businesses despite expected rise in Melbourne CBD’s population

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Melbourne’s CBD population – and the number of parking tickets – is set to boom under projections by the city’s council, but the peak property industry group has warned that more needs to be done to get people back in...

Chelsea have Robert Lewandowski on radar despite Barcelona leading the race

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Chelsea could join the race to sign Robert Lewandowski despite the Bayern Munich forward favouring a summer move to Barcelona. Lewandowski’s future is up in the air after he made clear he was unwilling to extend his B...

Sri Lankan president ‘Gota’ clings on to power despite violent protests and new PM

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They have called it “Gota Go Village”. Here, on what was once an empty stretch of lawn outside the office of the Sri Lankan prime minister, on Colombo’s seafront Galle Face promenade, a thriving community has sprung u...

Tui tells holidaymakers not to expect last-minute deals despite surge in bookings

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The travel company Tui Group more than halved its losses over the past six months and is predicting a “strong travel summer” as customers continue to book long-awaited holidays despite cost of living pressures. Europe...

NSW government to boost funding to Icac despite Scott Morrison’s criticisms of watchdog

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The New South Wales premier, Dominic Perrottet, has defied criticisms of the state’s anti-corruption watchdog by the prime minister, announcing a boost in funding to the body. On Tuesday, Perrottet told parliament of ...

Second leaders’ debate a ratings winner for Nine despite employees criticising it as a ‘shambles’

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The second leaders’ debate of the election campaign, hosted by Channel Nine, attracted 641,000 viewers, however the network’s own employees have criticised the format as a “shambles”. The Great Debate on Nine averaged...

United Ireland: why is it not on cards despite Sinn Féin success?

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Sinn Féin hailed its first victory in a Northern Ireland assembly election as a defining moment for the British-controlled region and called for a debate on a united Ireland. The party’s president, Mary Lou McDonald, ...

Despite Putin, Ukraine’s traditions live on – as does the threat from Chernobyl

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Odesa is being shelled from the sea and from the territory of Russia, but people do not panic. They live almost normal lives. Like all Ukrainians, they have just celebrated grobki, or “little graves”. These are what w...

Abortion services in Northern Ireland almost nonexistent despite legalisation

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While the battle over abortion rights rages in the US the problem of access to abortion services is yet to be fully resolved in part of the UK. Two years after abortion was legalised in Northern Ireland girls and wome...

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