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Icelandic PM’s future in doubt despite winning election majority

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The Icelandic prime minister’s left-right coalition government is poised to win a clear majority in the country’s general election, despite Katrín Jakobsdóttir herself losing ground in the vote. The coalition has brou...

Lib Dems can take away Boris Johnson’s majority, says Ed Davey

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The Liberal Democrat leader, Ed Davey, says his party can deprive Boris Johnson of a majority at the next election because many Tories feel the prime minister has taken them for granted. Speaking before his conference...

Majority of UK’s small energy suppliers could be left to collapse this winter

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The majority of the UK’s small energy suppliers could be left to collapse this winter, the Guardian understands, as the government’s crisis talks focus on protecting households rather than bailing out struggling compa...

Macquarie wades back into UK with majority stake in Southern Water

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The Australian investment bank Macquarie has returned to the UK water industry – four and a half years after leaving Thames Water saddled with debt – buying a majority stake in Southern Water for more than £1bn. The i...

Small majority believe there is still time to avert climate disaster – survey

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A small majority of people believe there is still time to make a difference and slow global heating, a survey of consumer attitudes in 16 countries reveals. People aged 55 and over believe most strongly that their beh...

Ex-Senate majority leader Harry Reid on UFOs: ‘We’re at the infancy of it’

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Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid may be retired from Congress, but he still has ideas on how lawmakers should study unidentified flying objects, or UFOs. A report detailing US military encounters with UFOs ...

How a majority Black school in Detroit shook up the world of lacrosse

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Few things in sports are purer than youth athletes celebrating a hard-earned win. The athletes are not famous, and millions of dollars are not on the line. The purest, most unbridled victory celebration in Detroit hig...

Ethnic minorities ‘doing better than white majority’ in many areas, says race commission chair – live

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Tony Sewell, who chaired commission, brushes aside suggestions he was hired because he previously said there was no institutional racism

Ruth Davidson urges Scots to vote Tory to stop SNP majority

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The Scottish Tories could deny the Scottish National party a majority at Holyrood, Ruth Davidson has insisted. Davidson said that the SNP winning an overall majority’s in May’s Scottish parliament election was no long...

Majority think Covid has increased UK social inequality, survey shows

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Over half of the public believes the coronavirus outbreak has driven greater social inequality in the UK over the past few months, according to a study by the government’s independent advisers. The Social Mobility Com...

Jay-Z sells majority stake in Tidal music streaming service to Jack Dorsey’s Square

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Square, the mobile payments firm run by Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder, has acquired a majority stake in Jay-Z’s Tidal audio and video music streaming service in a $297m deal. Under the terms of the deal, Tidal’s sup...