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Just Stop Oil’s ‘spring uprising’ protests funded by US philanthropists

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Just Stop Oil’s disruptive protests, blamed for petrol shortages across parts of England, have been funded by US philanthropists who say they want to incite a global “spring uprising” over climate change. The environm...

Buying Russian gas and oil has funded Putin’s war, says top EU official

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Vladimir Putin is able to finance his war machine thanks to EU payments for Russian gas and oil, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, has said. Speaking in the European parliament, the Spanish former forei...

Questions persist over how Prince Andrew funded luxury lifestyle

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With little in the way of visible support, questions over how the Duke of York has been able to fund his lifestyle have rarely been answered. In the past he has appeared to live the jetset life of a multimillionaire, ...

Goldsmith family funded Boris Johnson’s Marbella holiday

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Boris Johnson has admitted receiving a free holiday at a luxurious Spanish villa linked to Zac Goldsmith, the former MP who was given a peerage and job by the prime minister. The latest update to the register of minis...

Ibac branch stacking inquiry told publicly funded staffer spent 80% of time on factional work

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A Victorian ministerial staffer being paid by the taxpayer spent as much as 80% of her days doing factional work as part of a vast branch stacking operation, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Committee has b...

Major aid donors found to have funded ‘conversion therapy’ clinics in Africa

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The UK government is among major aid donors to have funded clinics in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that offer so-called “conversion therapies”, which pressurise gay people to “quit” same-sex attraction, an investigation...

Major aid donors found to have funded conversion therapy clinics in Africa

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The UK government is among major aid donors to have funded clinics in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania that offer so-called “conversion therapies”, which pressurise gay people to “quit” same-sex attraction, an investigation...

Prince Charles funded Harry and Meghan until summer 2020, accounts show

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Buckingham Palace has admitted it “must do more” in terms of diversity and is “not where we would like to be” as figures show people from ethnic minority backgrounds make up 8.5% of its staff. It also emerged that Pri...

Trump’s border wall hits a wall as Pentagon cancels parts funded from its budget

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The US Department of Defense said on Friday it was cancelling the construction of parts of former president Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico that were being built using military funds. All unobligated money was ...

Roger Stone ‘funded lavish lifestyle’ despite owing $2m in taxes, US lawsuit says

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The US Department of Justice has sued Roger Stone, saying the close ally of former president Donald Trump owes about $2m in unpaid federal income taxes, according to a court document. The civil lawsuit, filed in fede...

Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’

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At least 97% of the funding for the development of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has been identified as coming from taxpayers or charitable trusts, according to the first attempt to reconstruct who paid for ...