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MI5 accuses Chinese national of trying to improperly influence politicians

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A security warning from MI5 has been circulated to MPs and peers accusing lawyerChristine Leeof seeking to improperly influence parliamentarians on behalf of the China’s ruling communist party. The “interference alert...

EU launches €300bn fund to challenge China’s influence

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The EU’s plan to invest €300bn (£255bn) in global infrastructure will be better than China’s belt and road initiative, the European Commission president has said, as she announced a strategy to boost technology and pu...

Senate’s 50-50 split lets Manchin and Sinema revel in outsize influence

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Joe Biden recently summed up his problems getting things done. In an America where the US Senate is split 50-50, then effectively any single senator can hold a veto over the president’s entire agenda. “Look,” laughed ...

Influence of the unknowable may be only lesson from Moyes’s success at West Ham

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“The game has changed immeasurably in the two decades since Moyes first started,” an idiot wrote in these pages two years ago. “And so in he shuffles, a man who neither improves teams nor greatly degrades them but wil...

Roger Hunt encapsulated Liverpool’s rise and influence under Shankly

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Buckingham Palace never bestowed a knighthood on Roger Hunt for services to England’s finest moment but he could cherish the honour regardless. “I never needed it” was his take on whether the 1966 World Cup winners sh...

Harmony, melancholy and the indelible influence of the Everly Brothers

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Among the hundreds of hours of outtakes from the recording sessions that eventually became the Beatles’ Let It Be album, there is a version of Two of Us, taped on 25 January 1969. As John Lennon and Paul McCartney har...

Carrie Symonds’ influence at No 10 extends much further than the decor

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“She’s buying gold wallpaper,” Boris Johnson is said to have told panicked aides last February of his fiancee Carrie Symonds’ interior decorating plans for their No 11 flat. The costs far exceeded the £30,000 allowanc...

Conservatives fear LeBron’s influence, not his imaginary calls to violence

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Conservatives threw a collective hissy fit over a familiar target last week: LeBron James. The NBA star had tweeted – then deleted – a post about the police killing of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Ohio. The context o...

Cameron’s ‘insurgents’ under scrutiny amid row over lobbyist influence

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Among experienced civil servants, they were jokingly referred to as “the insurgents” – a group of executives lured from the private sector by David Cameron’s government to shake up Whitehall. But now that same group i...

Virat Kohli turns heat on England over on-field umpire influence

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Virat Kohli has questioned whether England acted “in the spirit of the game” following a controversial low catch during the fourth Twenty20 in Ahmedabad last Thursday. Speaking on Tuesday before the first one-day inte...

China tells Alibaba to divest media assets to curb influence – report

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Beijing has reportedly told the Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba to divest its assets in the media sector out of concern over the company’s growing public influence. Its founder, Jack Ma, the ebullient and unco...

Green health: a tree-filled street can positively influence depression, study finds

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In 2005, when Celena Owens purchased an investment property in the up-and-coming East Baltimore neighborhood of Oliver, it was supposed to make her life better. But three years later, the housing market crashed, neigh...