Argentina vs France, Neymar congratulates Messi after winning the World Cup

The Brazilian star Neymar da Silva congratulated his colleague in Paris Saint-Germain, the French Argentine star, Lionel Messi, after winning the 2022 World Cup title, at the expense of France with a penalty shootout, 4-2, after the end of the original and extra time with a positive draw 3-3, in the meeting that brought them… Continue reading Argentina vs France, Neymar congratulates Messi after winning the World Cup

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Ukraine says it struck a hotel where members of Russia’s Wagner security force had gathered.

A Ukrainian rocket attack on a hotel in the east of the country killed members of the Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary force whose leader has close ties to President Vladimir V. Putin, regional Ukrainian military authorities have said. The exiled head of the Ukrainian regional administration in Luhansk Province, Serhiy Haidai, said in a… Continue reading Ukraine says it struck a hotel where members of Russia’s Wagner security force had gathered.

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Calls for reform of EU lobbying rules grow amid corruption scandal

Calls to reform lobbying rules for European Union institutions are growing as Brussels reels from a corruption scandal involving the European Parliament. Greek MEP Eva Kaili, a vice president of the parliament, is among four charged amid the investigation into suspected influence peddling involving a Gulf country.  Belgian media have linked the probe to World Cup hosts… Continue reading Calls for reform of EU lobbying rules grow amid corruption scandal

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The E.U. imposes fresh sanctions on Iranians over supplying drones to Russia.

The European Union condemned Iran’s military partnership with Russia on Monday as a gross violation of international law and announced new sanctions against eight Iranian individuals and entities over their role in supplying drones Moscow has used to attack Ukrainian civilians and infrastructure. Iranian-made drones have been used “indiscriminately by Russia against Ukrainian civilian population… Continue reading The E.U. imposes fresh sanctions on Iranians over supplying drones to Russia.

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Inside Garbatella, the left-wing district where Giorgia Meloni grew up

Stepping into Rome’s Garbatella district is almost like stepping back in time. The architecture and the buildings are more or less unchanged from 1920 when the neighbourhood sprung out to house workers who came to the Italian capital for jobs in the nearby industrial Ostiense area. And, more than a century later, it also remains a… Continue reading Inside Garbatella, the left-wing district where Giorgia Meloni grew up

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Trump special counsel Jack Smith subpoenas Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

The special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump has subpoenaed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who the 45th president asked to “find” enough votes to allow him to win the Peach State in the 2020 election.​ The subpoena from Jack Smith was dated Friday and received by Raffensperger’s office on Monday. Attorney General Merrick… Continue reading Trump special counsel Jack Smith subpoenas Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

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Ashley Bickerton, Unflinchingly Honest About His Work and Illness

Conversations with Ashley often veered into humor. “I need levity. If you ask me my politics I wouldn’t say Democrat, I’d say George Carlin.” As his caregiver fed him French fries he grinned and said, “The neocolonial lifestyle.” His speech was punctuated with tongue clicks and um-ahs. He fastidiously chose his words. Though wheelchair-bound, he… Continue reading Ashley Bickerton, Unflinchingly Honest About His Work and Illness

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Who is Eva Kaili, the MEP at the centre of the corruption scandal?

Eva Kaili is the name on everyone’s lips in Brussels. The Greek Member of the European Parliament was arrested on Friday by Belgian police as part of a “major investigation” and has been charged with “participation in a criminal organisation, money laundering and corruption.” Kaili is suspected of illicit lobbying in favour of a Persian… Continue reading Who is Eva Kaili, the MEP at the centre of the corruption scandal?

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Fifth ‘Twitter files’ release details Trump’s last hours on platform as employees fumed

The fifth installment in the bombshell “Twitter Files” revealed Monday that staffers inside the social media giant pushed for former President Donald Trump to be barred from the social media platform, ostensibly for good. Trump was banned from Twitter on Jan. 8, 2021, two days after a mob of his supporters breached the Capitol building… Continue reading Fifth ‘Twitter files’ release details Trump’s last hours on platform as employees fumed

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Putin won’t hold a news conference that has been a December tradition.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will not hold his marathon December news conference this year, breaking with an annual tradition that dates back to the early years of his presidency. It would be the first time in a decade that Mr. Putin did not hold the event in December. Dmitri S. Peskov, Mr. Putin’s… Continue reading Putin won’t hold a news conference that has been a December tradition.

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Watch live: Roberta Metsola addresses Parliament corruption scandal

Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, is to address what is perhaps the gravest corruption scandal to hit the hemicycle in recent years. Metsola will comment on the ongoing scandal during her opening speech of December’s plenary at 17.00 CET. The speech will be broadcast live in the video player above. Eva Kaili,… Continue reading Watch live: Roberta Metsola addresses Parliament corruption scandal

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Florida judge formally dismisses Trump’s Mar-a-Lago special master bid

A South Florida federal judge officially dismissed former President Donald Trump’s request for a third party to scrutinize documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago resort in August after an appeals court found she lacked jurisdiction in the case earlier this month. US District Judge Aileen Cannon ordered the matter closed in a one-page order filed Monday,… Continue reading Florida judge formally dismisses Trump’s Mar-a-Lago special master bid

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Breaking with tradition, Putin won’t hold his annual December news conference.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will not hold his marathon December news conference this year, breaking with an annual tradition that dates back to the early years of his presidency. Dmitri S. Peskov, Mr. Putin’s spokesman, told reporters during a daily briefing on Monday that the event would not take place, although he held… Continue reading Breaking with tradition, Putin won’t hold his annual December news conference.

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NH hiker who fell to his death off cliff while taking pics identified

A New Hampshire hiker who plunged 300 feet to his death while snapping photographs with his wife on a mountain has been identified as a beloved, deaf railroad engineer. Joe “Eggy” Eggleston, 59, and his wife, Kelley, 57, were on the summit of Mount Willard in Crawford Notch on Saturday morning when tragedy struck, the… Continue reading NH hiker who fell to his death off cliff while taking pics identified

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Snow disrupts travel in the UK as cold snap grips northern Europe

Freezing weather in northern Europe is causing severe travel disruption in some countries including the UK, with several London airports forced to close their runways and cancel many flights on Sunday night and into Monday morning. At Heathrow, the capital’s largest airport, departure boards showed several flights cancelled to European destinations on Monday morning, the… Continue reading Snow disrupts travel in the UK as cold snap grips northern Europe

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Free ride: DC unveils bold plan to boost public transit

The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare for the District of Columbia and other major cities that public transit was a lifeline for essential workers and that even modest fares could be a burden to them. So the nation’s capital is introducing a groundbreaking plan: It will begin offering free bus fares to residents next summer. Other cities, including… Continue reading Free ride: DC unveils bold plan to boost public transit

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Biden Is Bringing Africa’s Leaders to Washington, Hoping to Impress

NAIROBI, Kenya — In Russia, Africa’s leaders were feted at a seaside resort where military aircraft for sale were parked outside the summit hall. In China, they dined with President Xi Jinping, some of them one-on-one, and received promises of investments worth $60 billion. In Turkey, they won support for a permanent seat on the… Continue reading Biden Is Bringing Africa’s Leaders to Washington, Hoping to Impress

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‘A disgrace’ for Europe: MEPs dismayed by Qatar corruption scandal

The arrest and charging of four people in connection with an anti-corruption investigation involving members of the European Parliament and a Gulf state, said to be Qatar, could shake Brussels to its core. Some MEPs, including vice-president Eva Kaili, have been accused of accepting large sums of money from a Gulf country reported to be… Continue reading ‘A disgrace’ for Europe: MEPs dismayed by Qatar corruption scandal

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China to drop travel tracing as it relaxes ‘zero-COVID’

BEIJING — China will drop a travel tracing requirement as part of an uncertain exit from its strict “zero-COVID” policies that have elicited widespread dissatisfaction. At midnight on Monday, the smart phone app will cease to function, meaning residents’ travels will not be traced and recorded, potentially reducing the likelihood they will be forced into… Continue reading China to drop travel tracing as it relaxes ‘zero-COVID’

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