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Steve Scalise, No 2 House Republican, refuses to say election was not stolen

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The second-ranking House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election was not stolen, standing by Donald Trump’s lie that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House be...

Johnson refuses to say if he could live on basic universal credit pay

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Boris Johnson has defended the government’s plans to cut universal credit while refusing to say whether he could live on the basic payment it provides of £118 a week. Questioned by reporters during his trip to the US ...

Colombia’s 12-year-old eco-activist refuses to let death threats dim passion

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Ever since someone threatened to kill her 12-year-old son, Ana Maria Manzanares says life has felt like Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. In January, Francisco Vera was sent anonymous death threats on Twitter after ...

No 10 refuses to deny Johnson threatened to demote chancellor

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Boris Johnson has full confidence in Rishi Sunak, his spokesman has said, but he would not deny that the prime minister threatened to demote his chancellor. After reports of tensions, the No 10 spokesman said: “The pr...

Insurer refuses widow’s payout plea after husband took his own life

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The widow of a 49-year-old architect who unexpectedly took his own life has appealed to an insurance company to treat her family “fairly and with compassion” after it used its small print to decline her £338,000 life ...

Protestor who allegedly punched police horse at Sydney rally refuses Covid test in custody, court told

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An alleged Sydney anti-lockdown protester accused of punching a police horse called Tobruk will remain behind bars after refusing a Covid test that was a prerequiste for him to appear in court. Kristian Pulkownik, 33...

Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

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Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination. In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs ...

China refuses further inquiry into Covid-19 origins in Wuhan lab

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China’s government has refused to cooperate with the second stage of an international investigation into the origins of Covid-19, labelling a proposal to audit Chinese labs as “arrogance towards science”. Chinese heal...

Putin refuses to give guarantee Navalny will survive prison – video

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Vladimir Putin has refused to give any guarantee that the opposition leader Alexei Navalny will get out of prison alive, saying nobody imprisoned in Russia should be given exclusive treatment.In an extended and testy ...

‘Another scare story, like the swine flu’: Boris Johnson refuses to deny Cummings evidence – video

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Boris Johnson has refused to deny that he initially dismissed coronavirus as 'another scare story' in a prime minister’s questions dominated by claims made by his former chief adviser Dominic Cummings.The PMQs session...

Boris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’

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Boris Johnson has refused to deny that he initially dismissed coronavirus as “another scare story” and that he delayed a second lockdown because Covid was “only killing 80-year-olds”, in a prime minister’s questions d...

South Africa: ANC in power struggle after suspended top official refuses to go

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South Africa’s ruling African National Congress appears set for a bruising and noisy power struggle after one of its most powerful officials refused to accept suspension from the party. Ace Magashule, the ANC’s secret...

Tory sleaze row: No 10 refuses to deny Johnson argued for ‘let it rip’ approach before agreeing second Covid lockdown

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Latest updates: prime minister’s spokesperson repeatedly refuses to deny PM said he would rather ‘let rip’ Covid than close businesses

Unhappy Monday for Happy Mondays’ Bez after his horse refuses to race

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The Monday shops opened and brought some relief to lockdown Britain was far from a happy one for the Happy Mondays star Bez, whose venture into horse racing got off to the worst possible start when Mystic Moonshadow, ...

Boris Johnson refuses calls for summit on violence in Northern Ireland

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Boris Johnson’s government is resisting growing calls to hold a special crisis summit with Dublin to address rising tensions in Northern Ireland – amid growing international anxiety about a return to sectarian violenc...

New York senators urge Cuomo to resign after governor refuses to quit

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New York’s two US senators, Chuck Schumer, who is also the Senate majority leader, and Kirsten Gillibrand, joined national and state representatives late Friday afternoon in calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resigna...

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