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Spurs complete Richarlison signing

Tottenham have completed the £60million signing of Richarlison from Everton. The Brazil forward has signed a five-year deal at Spurs, moving to London after four years at Goodison Park. Richarlison has now become Tottenham’s fourth summer signing, following Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma into the north London club. Football managing director Fabio Paratici has wasted little time in handing Spurs boss Antonio Conte the kind of squad reinforcements […]

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UK fraud office closes four year probe into Chemring

A four-year probe into alleged bribery, corruption and money laundering at grenade and ammunition manufacturer Chemring and one of its subsidiaries by the UK fraud office has been closed without prosecution. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) opened its investigation into the activities of Chemring, its subsidiary Chemring Technology Solutions and associated persons in 2018 after the division handed its own report to the SFO. The firm – which is headquartered […]

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Englands good form continues ahead of the womens Euros

England concluded their Euros warm-up matches with another win as efforts from Alessia Russo, Georgia Stanway and substitutes Beth England and Jill Scott saw them defeat Switzerland 4-0 in Zurich. The Lionesses went in front via Russo’s 56th-minute header as the striker met Rachel Daly’s delivery. Stanway then doubled the lead with a penalty in the 74th minute, England nodded in two minutes later, and Scott subsequently made it four […]

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Several dead in Russian missile attack on residential building near Odesa

Russian missile attacks on residential buildings in a coastal town near the Ukrainian port city of Odesa have killed at least 18 people, including two children. Friday’s strikes come a day after Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island. Video of the pre-dawn assault showed the charred remains of buildings in the small town of Serhiivka, around 31 miles south-west of Odesa. “A terrorist country is killing our […]

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Ofcom considers longer and more frequent TV ad breaks

Ofcom has said it may extend the time and frequency allowed for advertising breaks on UK television as part of a review of broadcasting rules. The regulator said it would consider changing current advertising regulations amid market development including the increasing influence of online streaming services. UK broadcasters are facing growing competition from streaming giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ in terms of viewing figures and programme […]

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Climate Protesters in Australia Face Harsh New Penalties

MELBOURNE, Australia — When climate protesters took to the streets of Sydney this week, including blocking one of its busiest traffic tunnels for over an hour, they faced the fury of government officials who labeled them “professional pests” and warned that they’d see “the book being thrown at them.”The 24 people arrested during the protests this week face up to two years in jail and fines of up to $15,000 […]

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North Korea Suggests ‘Alien Things’ From the South Brought Covid

SEOUL — North Korea suggested on Friday that the coronavirus had entered the country on foreign objects from South Korea, saying that its first reported outbreak had begun in villages near the countries’ border after people there touched “alien things.”North Korea did not directly blame the outbreak on the South. But its State Emergency Epidemic Prevention Headquarters warned its people to “vigilantly deal with alien things” brought across the border […]

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Missile Strikes on Ukraine Kill at Least 17 Near Odesa

Overnight missile strikes on a residential tower and a recreational center in a coastal town southwest of the Black Sea port city of Odesa early Friday killed at least 17 and injured dozens of others, Ukrainian officials said.One of the missiles hit a nine-story residential tower in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, about 50 miles southwest of Odesa, killing 14 and injuring 30, according to Ukraine’s state emergency service and the regional military administration. […]

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‘Long Live the Theater’: Mariupol’s Drama Company to Perform Again

UZHHOROD, Ukraine — Dressed in black, the actors moved around a sparse rehearsal room preparing a new play — the story of a dissident Ukrainian who died in a Russian prison camp decades ago. As they took a break, they gathered in a circle with their arms around each other, laughing and chattering.Though the play is set in the 1980s, for these actors, the subject is close to heart, and […]

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‘Wearing a Piece of History’: Vintage Clothing Stores Find a Growing Market

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. This week’s issue is written by Manan Luthra, an intern with the Australia bureau.Until recently, I had never realized how drab my wardrobe is. I do a bit of acting in my spare time and was booked for a project that required me to source my own outfit. I didn’t think too […]

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