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Tens of thousands ‘march for life’ in Washington as fate of Roe v Wade looms

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In 1974, on the first anniversary of the Roe v Wade supreme court decision, abortion opponents gathered on the National Mall in Washington to “march for life”. They vowed to return each year until the ruling, which es...

No ‘fire and fury’ yet, but a game of nuclear brinkmanship with North Korea looms

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North Korea has already conducted four test launches of ballistic missiles this year, but they could be a mere precursor to more serious provocations, as Kim Jong-un’s regime attempts to break the nuclear stalemate wi...

‘Florida’s Trump’: DeSantis focusing on nonexistent issues as election looms, critics say

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There are still almost 10 months until Florida’s voters elect their next governor, but the campaign of the Republican incumbent, Ron DeSantis, appears well under way. In a red-meat-for-the-base address at the opening ...

Australia news live update: Novak Djokovic decision looms; national cabinet’s supply chain crisis response ‘unworkable’

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Government expected to rule on tennis star’s visa today; changes to close contact rules condemned by business and unions. Follow all the day’s news live

Bus services in England face axe as end to emergency Covid funding looms

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Bus services in England used by hundreds of thousands of passengers are poised to be slashed when emergency Covid funding expires at the end of March, transport authorities have warned. Passenger numbers on buses have...

Lukaku issue looms large but Chelsea are really suffering for loss of control

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Thomas Tuchel used to be about control. When he arrived at Chelsea a year ago, that was what he brought: suddenly a team that had been desperately vulnerable on the break stopped conceding on the counter. They held th...

‘Turning point for Europe’: Macron takes EU helm as French election looms

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Emmanuel Macron has declared “the year 2022 must be a turning point for Europe” as France took over the rotating presidency of the European Union. In a New Year’s Eve national address, the French president hailed the...

As Arab leaders gather in Saudi Arabia King Salman’s absence looms large

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Beaming in satisfaction as Arab rulers arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday, Mohammed bin Salman looked like a man in charge. As a succession of planes disgorged heads of state for a regional summit, the Saudi crown prince wa...

Toxic endgame looms for José Mourinho as doom cycle comes round ever quicker

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After his Roma side had lost 1-0 at Bologna, José Mourinho pursued the referee Luca Pairetto down the tunnel, enraged at the bookings that meant Tammy Abraham and Rick Karsdorp would be suspended for last weekend’s ga...

Trump’s social media platform hits roadblocks as major political battle looms

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Donald Trump’s plan to launch “Truth Social”, a special purpose acquisitions backed social media company, early next year may have hit a roadblock after US regulators issued a request for information on the deal on Mo...

‘Perfect storm’ for UK manufacturers as costs, credit and cash crunch looms

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Britain’s manufacturers are facing a “perfect storm” crisis of rapidly rising costs and towering debts that many fear could push them over the brink, according to a new survey. The leading industry trade body on Monda...

US legislation banning ‘forever chemicals’ far from certain as Senate fight looms

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Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in Congress would ban PFAS “forever chemicals” in US food packaging and significantly reduce exposure to the highly toxic compounds, supporters say, but its passage is far f...

‘Incredibly worried’: end of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of work

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It’s the lifeline that’s kept nearly 2 million people in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT on a steady weekly income during Covid lockdowns. Since June, the government’s Covid-19 disaster payments – paid at either...

China’s Evergrande crisis: clock ticking as crucial debt default deadline looms

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The rescue of embattled Chinese property company Evergrande appears to have stalled, leaving the developer on the brink of default and threatening to unleash contagion through the country’s giant real estate sector, h...

Tunisia’s president names new government as fiscal crisis looms

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Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, has appointed a new government by decree, 11 weeks after he ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament to assume near total control. The prime minister, Najla Bouden, appointed...

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