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The EU is expected to give Poland’s rightwing government until September to reverse a controversial set of laws that give the country’s politicians control over its supreme court. The Polish senate defied international condemnation early...

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It is a quirk of the women’s game – one that does not reflect well on domestic cricket – that England’s left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, having spent four seasons playing for Middlesex before returning to...

UK sidelined as Europe looks beyond Brexit in aerospace

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain risks losing clout in the aerospace industry, one of its largest skilled employers, due to concerns over its departure from the European Union, a corporate overhaul at Airbus and a new...

Turkey is acting like former Communist East Germany, Schaeuble says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted on Friday as comparing Turkey with the former communist East German state and saying Berlin might have to tell Germans travelling there that they did so...

Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival

An acclaimed Iranian illustrator has been denied a visa to attend the Edinburgh international book festival amid growing criticism of the UK’s handling of Iranian visas. Ehsan Abdollahi, described by the festival’s director as a...

CNN gave 3 times more coverage to Trump-Putin talk than Obama hot mic gaffe,...

CNN gave three times more coverage to the alleged ‘secret meeting’ between President Trump and Vladimir Putin at a G-20 dinner than former President Barack Obama's infamous hot mic gaffe with Russia's former president in...

Nasa needs you: space agency to crowdsource origami designs for shield

If you know your crane from your bishop’s mitre, Nasa needs you. The space agency is launching a challenge to crowdsource origami-inspired ideas for a foldable radiation shield to protect spacecraft and astronauts on voyages...

Going global: how Besiktas are aiming to become the Turkish Chelsea

Five years ago it looked like the Istanbul big three – Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas – were about to become two. Besiktas were struggling with £250m of debt, 142 lawsuits and a suspension from Uefa...

Watch Jason Aldean rock out with a four-year-old girl at Charlotte concert

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Chris Christie catches ball, gives it to young Mets fan, is booed anyway

A week after Chris Christie was called a “bum” during his stint as a sports radio host, the New Jersey governor’s guest role at a baseball game ended in similarly dismal circumstances. Christie attended the...

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