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Channel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi Kurdistan

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Were they driven to the freezing shores of Europe by desperation, or did several thousand Kurds instead make the dangerous journey in search of opportunity? As officials in Iraqi Kurdistan grapple with what is driving...

The Unlikely Murderer review – an irresistible, Zodiac-lite Scandi thriller

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Who killed Olof Palme? The Swedish prime minister was shot dead in a Stockholm street in February 1986, and for decades the identity of his killer remained a mystery. Even last year, when the case was finally official...

The Unlikely Murderer to Space Titans: the seven best shows to stream this week

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Netflix, from Friday 5 NovemberStable, stoical Sweden seems an unlikely place for a political assassination. But in 1986, the shooting of prime minister Olof Palme sparked one of the biggest police investigations in ...

Interest rate rise unlikely before Christmas, says Bank policymaker

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An interest rate rise before Christmas is unlikely despite rising energy prices and supply shortages that are expected to push inflation towards 5%, according to the Bank of England policymaker Silvana Tenreyro. Setti...

Energy crisis: more Treasury support for firms unlikely, suggests Kwarteng

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The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has suggested struggling energy and manufacturing companies will not get much more support from the Treasury, saying he was liaising with the chancellor but did not expect billi...

Brexit made an unlikely hero of Angela Merkel for Britain’s remainers

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Angela Merkel is used to being unimpressed by British prime ministers. She was appalled by David Cameron’s casual surrender of influence in Europe, all to placate fringe elements in his party. She was stunned, on firs...

Johnson hails lifting of US travel ban but says trade deal progress unlikely

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Boris Johnson hailed Joe Biden’s decision to lift the US travel ban on Monday as he prepared to head to the White House, but said progress on a post-Brexit trade deal was unlikely, because the president has “a lot of ...

Bidders’ enthusiasm for Morrisons unlikely to be dampened by results

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Morrisons’ rollercoaster ride continues this week as the Bradford-based supermarket updates the market, and its suitors, on how business is doing. A bid battle for the Yorkshire grocer between two US-based private equ...

Dominic Raab: UK intelligence said Kabul ‘unlikely’ to fall this year

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Dominic Raab has said the central assessment of the UK government was that Kabul was “unlikely” to fall in 2021. The UK foreign secretary also disclosed he had overseen high-level talks between the UK and Pakistan to ...

Further Covid lockdowns in UK are now unlikely, says Neil Ferguson

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Prof Neil Ferguson, the epidemiologist whose initial modelling helped shape Britain’s coronavirus response, has said future lockdowns are unlikely to be needed to control the spread of the disease in the UK. However, ...

Coronavirus live news: more lockdowns ‘unlikely’ to be needed, says UK expert; Australia has record day of cases

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Latest updates: Neil Ferguson’s claim comes as number of people in hospitals in England with virus falls; Australia suffers worst Covid day this year

UK Covid live: Raab says it is ‘very unlikely’ people from US or EU will fake double-jab certification

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Latest updates: foreign secretary says European countries and the US are both areas of ‘high trust’

Israel’s unlikely coalition: is this the end for Netanyahu?

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Israel has a new coalition government made up of eight very different parties. But having ousted Benjamin Netanyahu, can it hold together? How to listen to podcasts: everythi...

US unlikely to meet Biden’s Fourth of July vaccine goal

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The US is unlikely to meet Joe Biden’s target of getting at least 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July holiday, as a top expert warned on Wednesday that those reluctant to take the shot...

David Squires on … the unlikely Marxist takeover of English football

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Our cartoonist on the booing of England players taking a knee, radical leftist positions and Harry Maguire’s ankle Tue 8 Jun 2021 07.41 EDT

‘I’m that candlestick!’: Mae Martin on their unlikely cultural icons

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People often ask me about “queer representation” in media and why it is important. I am a queer person and, like other minority groups, I’ve been so excited to see more queer characters and stories being told in recen...