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We don’t need to prove criminal intent to prosecute Donald Trump

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On 8 March, a jury took three hours to render a guilty verdict against Guy Reffitt, a January 6 insurrectionist. Donald Trump could not have been pleased. DC is where Trump would be tried for any crimes relating to hi...

Time for Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from election cases – his wife’s texts prove it

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Ginni Thomas is a rightwing firebrand, married to the supreme court justice Clarence Thomas. She is also wedded to the lie that Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election. In a recently revealed 10 November 2020 e...

Ryanair forces South Africans to do Afrikaans test to prove nationality

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Ryanair is facing accusations of racial discrimination after forcing South Africans to take a test in Afrikaans before boarding flights home from the UK and Europe. The budget airline, which claimed the “simple questi...

Channel 4 privatisation proposal: ‘This could prove irreversible’

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When the government decided to abandon its most recent attempt to privatise Channel 4 the rationale given was that the broadcaster was a “precious public asset”, a view backed up with the promise that it would “contin...

Trump thought he would get away with it. The US Capitol attack hearings prove that’s not true

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One of the worst things about the Trump presidency was the frequent sense that the man could do or say anything and, Alice in Wonderland-style, the sheer lunacy of it would never break through. “I could,” said Trump i...

10 Quick Questions: glued to Australia’s Covid-19 press conferences? Prove it

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Australians the country over have adopted a dark and destructive pastime. It may be vital to our very survival, but overindulge and you will find yourself a nervous wreck, rocking back and forth, or – even worse – fal...

Australia should rejoin UN climate fund to prove commitment to Pacific neighbours, thinktank argues

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Australia must move on from a “crisis mentality” as it seeks to reset its relationship with Pacific island countries, including by rejoining a key UN climate fund, a thinktank says. Australia must do more than simply ...

Joke theft is as old as comedy itself – and not easy to prove

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The most notable thing about the plagiarism row raging between Kae Kurd and Darius Davies is that it’s heading for the courts. Joke theft is as old as comedy, the rancorous underbelly to an industry that presents itse...

Could the fake electors scheme prove to be Trump campaign’s Achilles’ heel?

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The House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack made the case at its fourth hearing on Tuesday that the Trump 2020 campaign tried to obstruct Joe Biden’s election win through a potentially illega...

Jeff Bezos’s date with Boris Johnson didn’t prove all that taxing

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“Look, you can fake it everywhere else, maybe try it in Los Angeles, but they’ll eat you alive in New York.” That’s a piece of advice Jennifer Arcuri says she once gave Boris Johnson. It doesn’t seem like he took it b...

UK watchdog’s action against Facebook over Giphy prove it has teeth

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Big tech has two faces. One face presents a new form of company: inclusive, socially liberal, very much with the zeitgeist, supporting the Democrats rather than the Republicans, and different from anything that has go...

Fears of pandemic exodus from England’s cities prove unfounded

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When Covid hit in 2020, it was a nerve-racking time for many urban developers. As gardens – or the countryside – seemed ever more important for locked-down house hunters, some wondered if their half-finished city apar...

Zelenskiy urges west to ‘prove humanity wins’ with tougher sanctions on Russia – video

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged the international community on Monday to boycott Russian exports and to stop supplying products to Russia. Ukraine's president said: 'If they do not want to comply with civilised rules, they ...

Will Biden’s handling of the Ukraine crisis prove popular with US voters?

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Joe Biden came into the White House vowing to restore American leadership on the world stage. But the tumultuous end to the war in Afghanistan last year shook Americans’ confidence in their new commander-in-chief, rai...