Israel protests: thousands rally for fifth week against government’s legal reforms
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by Agence France-Presse
3h ago
Protests were held in 20 cities across Israel, with demonstrators also decrying proposed settlement expansion in the West Bank Thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv for the fifth consecutive week to demonstrate against controversial legal reforms touted by Benjamin Netanyahu’s rightwing government. Crowds carrying blue and white Israeli flags filled the city’s central Kaplan Street on Saturday, with signs labelling the new government a “threat to world peace ..read more
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Hong Kong 47: trial of dozens in pro-democracy movement set to begin under national security laws
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by Helen Davidson in Taipei and Verna Yu
3h ago
Group of legislators, activists and community workers are accused of holding unofficial pre-election primaries that authorities say constitutes subversion One of the most significant national security trials in the Chinese government’s crackdown on Hong Kong will begin on Monday, two years after many of the city’s most prominent government critics were first brought into custody. The case concerns the Hong Kong 47 – a group of pro-democracy legislators, politicians, activists and community workers who have been charged with conspiracy to subvert state power under the national security law ..read more
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We’ve avoided recession for now, but the outlook is one of perma-gloom
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by Phillip Inman
5h ago
December’s GDP was boosted by us all cranking up the heating. Actual economic growth has not looked so weak in decades A glance back at 2022 will show that the economy held up better than some forecasters expected. The Bank of England was among many to expect the second half of last year to see the start of a recession that would stretch into 2023. As it is, it now expects that, when they are published on Friday, official figures for gross domestic product (GDP) in the last three months of 2022 will show this was narrowly avoided ..read more
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Grant Shapps tells Ofgem to toughen up over prepayment meter scandal
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by PA Media
5h ago
Business secretary accuses energy market regulator of ‘having the wool pulled over their eyes’ by suppliers The business secretary has told the energy market regulator to toughen up on suppliers in the wake of the prepayment meter scandal. Grant Shapps accused Ofgem of “having the wool pulled over their eyes” by taking at face value what the energy company bosses were telling them and not listening to customers ..read more
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Knit Picks: wrap up in picture perfect woolies – in pictures
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by Fashion editor Jo Jones, Photographer Jon Gorrigan
5h ago
Rainbow stripes, neon squares, bold designs… Spring’s brightest woollens are wonders to behold ..read more
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Chelsea’s gamble on young guns looks like another shot in the dark by US owners | Jonathan Wilson
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by Jonathan Wilson
5h ago
Huge spree on Fernández, Mudryk, Nkunku and Madueke raises more questions about the coherence of Boehly’s plans Amortisation over a long-term deal. Heavily incentivised contracts. A couple of relatively quiet windows before Roman Abramovich was forced to sell the club. There’s been a lot written over the past few months about how Chelsea can afford a spree that will hit £620m when the Christopher Nkunku deal happens next June. But perhaps the bigger question is why? What on earth are they doing? Structure the deals as cleverly as you like, that money still has to be paid at some point. Chelsea ..read more
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Clue to rising sea levels lies in DNA of 4m-year-old octopus, scientists say
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by Graham Readfearn
6h ago
Genes of Turquet’s octopus hold memories of melting of previous Antarctic ice sheet, raising fears of what another thawing could bring Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Deep in the DNA of an Antarctic octopus, scientists may have uncovered a major clue about the future fate of the continent’s ice sheet – raising fears global heating could soon set off runaway melting. Climate scientists have been struggling to work out if the ice sheet collapsed completely during the most recent “interglacial ..read more
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Victim of Met police sex predator says she wants him to spend 40 years in jail
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by PA Media
6h ago
First victim of David Carrick to reveal identity says she has waived her anonymity to encourage others to come forward The first victim of sex predator police officer David Carrick to reveal her identity has said that she wants him to spend the next 40 years behind bars. Darciane Nunes Da Silva, 43, waived her anonymity in an interview with the Sunday People as she believes that there are more victims of the former Metropolitan police officer who have yet to come forward ..read more
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Marjorie Taylor Greene faces backlash for saying her salary is ‘too low’
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by Maya Yang
6h ago
Extremist Republican who makes $174,000 annually according to public records says ‘I’ve lost money since I’ve gotten here’ The far-right US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing backlash after complaining that her elected position’s salary is “too low”. Earlier this week, the Republican representative from Georgia appeared on journalist Glenn Greenwald’s podcast and expressed concern about her congressional salary, which according to public records is $174,000 annually ..read more
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Atlético’s Correa scores from bench as VAR awards goal after he is taken off
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by Reuters and Guardian sport
6h ago
Forward is replaced before goal is given in 1-1 draw with Getafe Lionel Messi caps PSG comeback, Roma up to third in Serie A The Atlético Madrid winger Ángel Correa achieved the rare feat of being awarded a goal while on the substitutes’ bench as Diego Simeone’s side drew 1-1 with Getafe. After the hosts missed a number of chances to take a first-half lead at the Metropolitano, Correa fired home on the rebound in the 60th minute – but saw the assistant’s flag raised. The Argentinian was promptly substituted by Simeone only for the referee, Antonio Mateu Lahoz, to award the goal following a l ..read more
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