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The Guardian view on Beijing’s Winter Games: a very political contest

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Sometimes it takes a single dazzling athletic feat to ignite the Olympic spirit. China’s Winter Games may yet capture the imagination of the world’s spectators. The Tokyo Olympics, though unpopular in Japan due to fea...

Nieu-Seeland: Ardern’s decision to drop regular interview gives fuel to political foes

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New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has cancelled one of her highest-profile regular media appearances, surprising commentators and fuelling criticism that she is dodging tough questions. Newstalk ZB’s morni...

Brexit is nie die oorsaak van die Belfast-onluste nie - maar dit benadeel politieke versoening

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Politici in Noord-Ierland deel by sekere geleenthede iets met die koninklike familie: 'n verhoogde gevoel van die krag van die simboliese handeling. Hierdie geskenk vir simboliek was Maandag bewys, as Ierse republikeine ...

Political gestures can be inspiring. But let’s not mistake them for victory

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The first anniversary of the global Black Lives Matter (NOG NIE) protests was widely noted a few months ago, with acres of coverage and analysis asking: wat verander het? Not much at all, appeared to be the broad conclusi...

Czech PM to step down and signal end to political uncertainty

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The Czech Republic’s ailing president has signalled an end to prolonged political uncertainty in the country by saying he will accept the resignation of its prime minister, Andrej Babiš, following a general election d...

Labour’s main union backer says it will cut political funding

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Labour’s biggest funder, Unite, will cut political donations to the party and divert the money to other leftwing causes, the union’s new general secretary, Sharon Graham, gewaarsku het. In a move that could blow a hole i...

Cubans choose exile to escape post-protest political crackdown

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Last July, Rafael decided to get a provocative tattoo: a faded Cuban flag across his calf above the words “Patria y Vida”, or Fatherland and Life – the title of an anti-government anthem that went viral on the Caribbe...

The Guardian view on political trust: voters put store by it, the PM does not

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The departure of Matt Hancock from the cabinet is not the end of the matter. It may only be the beginning. Boris Johnson swiftly appointed former chancellor Sajid Javid to replace Mr Hancock, who resigned a day after ...

Political crisis in Samoa as prime minister-elect locked out of parliament to prevent swearing in

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In dramatic scenes in the Pacific country of Samoa, the government has refused to convene parliament and allow a transition of power, locking the prime minister-elect and her supporters out of the parliament building....

Britain’s long consumer binge is ending – and the political fallout will be huge

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One of the main promises of modern capitalism – of modern life, really – is that you will always be able to buy more and better stuff. It’s not true, natuurlik. Capitalism takes away as well as provides. And for poore...

Hardline Tories could try to ‘destroy’ BBC for political motives, say opposition parties

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Opposition parties have expressed concern that hardline anti-BBC Conservatives could use the fallout from the discredited interview with Diana, Princess of Wales to try to “destroy” the corporation for political motiv...

Our political consensus is built on lies and fear

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George Monbiot’s claim that “our system of organised lying has created an entire class of politicians, officials, media commentators, cultural leaders, academics and intellectuals who nod along with” capitalist orthod...

The Guardian view on madhouse economics: Tories bet it makes political sense Editorial

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The centrepiece of the government’s economic strategy is to bring the rest of Britain level with London and south-east England in terms of wealth and opportunity. The public remains concerned about regional and income...

Why the Ukrainian war is also a domestic political issue for Biden

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The visit of the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, to Kyiv at the head of a congressional delegation this week was a reminder that in Washington the Ukraine war is not just an issue of national security but is an increasin...

Turkey’s leaders accused of ‘playing political games’ over Covid response

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On a boiling hot day in Istanbul last July, hundreds of thousands of people gathered outside the Hagia Sophia to celebrate President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s declaration that the historic building the modern state’s sec...

Compulsory romance lessons among proposals at China’s political conference

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“Romance and marriage lessons” in schools, using the social credit system to penalise people who abandon their pets, and ending compulsory English lessons are among the proposals made on the sidelines of China’s most ...

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