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Queensland police union drops fierce opposition to domestic violence inquiry

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The Queensland police union has dropped its fierce opposition to a commission of inquiry into police “cultural issues” related to the investigation of domestic violence, but says it will use the process to pursue its ...

New York Times drops ‘fetus’ as an answer to Wordle – but not for all players

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The New York Times has removed the word “fetus” from its Wordle answers to keep the game “distinct from the news”, a move apparently related to last week’s leaked Roe v Wade supreme court draft ruling. The change caus...

Netflix drops Meghan Markle’s animated series amid cutbacks – report

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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has fallen victim to cutbacks at Netflix, according to a US report that said the struggling streaming giant has dropped plans for her animated series Pearl. Announced to fanfare l...

UK government drops maternity charity after critical tweets

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A charity that champions the employment rights of pregnant women and new mothers has been dropped from a government advisory board after posting critical tweets. In recent months, senior Tories including the culture s...

German government drops plan for Covid vaccine mandate

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The German government has buried its plans to introduce a coronavirus vaccine mandate after parliament rejected it, but says further restrictions may be inevitable to protect more vulnerable citizens. MPs voted agains...

London tech investor drops cofounder charged with sexual assault

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A millionaire former leader of one of London’s most prominent technology investment firms has been removed from the company after a sexual assault charge. Stefan Glänzer, a cofounder of Passion Capital, will appear at...

Australian PM’s department drops widely mocked ‘phallic’ women’s network logo

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A women’s network logo widely mocked for its phallic shape has been withdrawn by the Australian prime minister’s department. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet issued a statement on Tuesday that the logo had...

Russia threatens to pay external debt in roubles as sanctions bite; oil drops – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

John Lewis drops ‘never knowingly undersold’ pledge

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John Lewis is ditching its “never knowingly undersold” price match pledge after almost a century, saying it had lost relevance at a time when it faces stiff competition from online retailers such as Amazon. The staff-...

Transport for London drops rules on compulsory face masks

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Passengers will no longer need to wear masks on the tube and other transport in the capital from Thursday, Transport for London has announced. TfL said it would continue to strongly recommend masks are worn but would ...

Theresa May’s local council drops plan to abolish arts funding

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Windsor and Maidenhead council has ditched a plan to abolish arts funding after an outcry from residents and objections from the former prime minister Theresa May, the local MP. Instead of cutting funds to an arts cen...

Secret ballot to elect president of Italy begins as Berlusconi drops out

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Italian parliamentarians will begin casting their votes for a new president on Monday after the scandal-plagued Silvio Berlusconi abandoned his dream of becoming the next head of state. More than 1,000 lawmakers and r...

IMF warns of turbulence when US interest rates rise; eurozone unemployment drops – business live

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Emerging economies could suffer capital outflows and weaker currencies when Federal Reserve tightens US monetary policy, IMF says

CDC drastically drops estimate of US Omicron cases

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revised down its estimates for US infection by the Omicron variant, stating it accounts for approximately 59% of all Covid cases in the US, not 73% as it previously s...

Taylor Wimpey drops costly leasehold terms after investigation

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Thousands of people who bought leasehold homes from the housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will be liberated from terms where their ground rent charges doubled every 10 years, after a long-running investigation by the UK comp...

UK high street footfall drops ahead of busiest shopping weekend of the year

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Visits to high streets and shopping centres have fallen ahead of what is traditionally the biggest shopping weekend of the calendar, with a 20% fall in central London footfall on Thursday prompting forecasts of a “mut...

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