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Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help

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The Northern Ireland conundrum over Brexit was always insoluble. As John Major and Tony Blair pointed out in the referendum campaign, if the UK left the single market and customs union there had to be a border somewhe...

Colin Powell honored by presidents and dignitaries at memorial in Washington

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Colin Powell, who rose from a humble background to serve as America’s secretary of state, was honored at Washington’s National Cathedral on Friday, following his death last month at the age of 84. The funeral service ...

Plaque honouring Windrush campaigner unveiled at Enoch Powell office

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A memorial plaque honouring campaigner Paulette Wilson has been unveiled on the Wolverhampton building that used to house Enoch Powell’s constituency office, as part of a commemoration ceremony to mark Windrush Day. W...

Why the Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell must go

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The US president, Joe Biden, faces a critical decision: whom to appoint as chair of the Federal Reserve – arguably the most powerful position in the global economy. The wrong choice can have grave consequences. Under ...

Alice Powell wins W Series season opener to continue fairytale comeback

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Alice Powell won the opening race in the second season of the all-female W Series at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. The British driver put in a dominant performance from pole to flag in the first race the championship ...

Jerome Powell appointed for second term as chair of US Federal Reserve

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Jerome Powell’s handling of the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic has won the chair of the Federal Reserve the backing of the White House for a second term running the world’s most important central bank. De...

The lesson we failed to learn from 9/11: peace is impossible if we don’t talk to our enemies

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The fall of Kabul 20 years after 9/11 represents not just the failure of the western strategy in Afghanistan but a wider failure of our overall strategy in tackling the terrorism that gave rise to the attacks in New Y...

Revealed: how Sidney Powell could be disbarred for lying in court for Trump

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Sidney Powell, the former lawyer for Donald Trump who filed lawsuits across America for the former president, hoping to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, has on several occasions represented to f...

Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, dies at 84 of Covid complications

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Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complications from Covid-19 aged 84, it was announced on Monday. Powell, a re...

Sidney Powell filed false incorporation papers for non-profit, grand jury finds

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A federal grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell has uncovered evidence that Powell filed false incorporation papers with the state of Texas for a non-profit she heads, Defending the Rep...

Colin Powell discusses the most important element of leadership in 2011 speech – video

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Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complications from Covid-19 aged 84, it was announced on Monday. After his tim...

Colin Powell obituary

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Colin Powell, who has died aged 84 from complications of Covid-19, rose higher in public office than any previous black American, the youngest chair of the joint chiefs of staff. Then, when the second Bush administrat...

Joe Biden leads tributes to ‘dear friend’ and ‘patriot’ Colin Powell

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Tributes poured in for former Republican secretary of state Colin Powell after the announcement of his death on Monday morning at the age of 84. Leading praise from the US and around the world, Joe Biden hailed “a dea...

Colin Powell, former US secretary of state, dies aged 84 – video obituary

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Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, has died at the age of 84 from Covid complications. Powell was a retired four-star general who served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff in the early 1990s, b...

How Hope Powell became a football legend: ‘I’m not afraid of anybody’

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When Hope Powell reminisces about the childhood that she spent scurrying across the streets of south London, she thinks of football. Perhaps that is no surprise: over the past 40 years, it has given her a career of fi...

Politics aside, Colin Powell was a Black man in America

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Perhaps the most revealing analogy for blackness can be found in the first section of the standard obituary. Most of these life synopses follow a straightforward template, with the first paragraph spelling out the bar...