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Manchester United keep cool in St Étienne cauldron to seal their place in Europa League last-16

Sir Alex Ferguson was in the foyer an hour before the game and briefly, as he joked about the British writers consuming all the French food, it seemed like those old times before he put the barricades up. He disappeared into the lift to discover more about the extent to which his team are climbing back on their feet. Henrikh ...

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German city councillors are trying to pressure a vegetarian festival to serve meat

The organisers of a vegetarian street festival in Germany have been ordered to serve locally made meat sausages by city councillors.   Environmental group UmweltHaus organised the event to mark Earth Day on 23 April, but caused a stir when it announced it would only serve meat-free food. The decision prompted a heated debate at the Kassel city council, in the Hesse region. ...

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Valencia vs Real Madrid: Five things we learned as Zinedine Zidane's men are left stunned by the Oranges

Real Madrid were left stunned at the Mestalla Stadium as a defiant and plucky Valencia side held on for a 2-1 victory against Zinedine Zidane’s men. The visitors found themselves trailing in the opening 10 minutes as goals from Simeone Zaza and Fabian Orellana handed Vora’s side an unexpected lead. Real fought back, clawing one back through Cristiano Ronaldo’s late first-half ...

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Federal Reserve signals another interest rate hike 'fairly soon'

Federal Reserve officials expressed confidence they can raise interest rates gradually, while a hike “fairly soon” might be appropriate to avoid the risk of an overheated economy, minutes of Federal Open Market Committee’s latest meeting showed. “Many participants expressed the view that it might be appropriate to raise the federal funds rate again fairly soon if incoming information on the ...

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US 'nuclear sniffer' plane deployed in Europe amid mysterious spike in radiation

A ‘nuclear sniffer’ plane has been sent to monitor radioactivity levels in Europe following the detection of mysterious spikes of radiation across the continent. The US military plane, called the WC-135 Constant Phoenix, landed at an air base in Surrey, a spokesperson at RAF Mildenhall confirmed to The Independent. It is now on its way towards Norway and the Barents Sea north of Russia in ...

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Town hall fury: If the Republicans think this is bad wait until Trump voters turn on them too

Quaintly, they are called surgeries in Britain, those days when Parliament is dark and members return home to ask constituents what ails them, bandages and salve in hand. In America, naturally, they are bigger affairs – town halls, they call them – but the purpose is the same. It’s a time to listen and reassure; to give voters the sense they will ...

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British Isis suicide bomber 'did not receive £1m from UK government', family says

The family of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee reportedly killed in an Islamic State suicide bomb attack in Iraq has denied he received £1 million compensation from the British government. Jamal al-Harith, from Manchester, was identified by family members from a photograph issued by Isis showing him at the wheel of a truck packed with explosives which he was said ...

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Brit Awards 2017: David Bowie wins best British male solo artist

David Bowie has been named best British male solo artist at this year’s Brit Awards. The trailblazing singer died just over a year ago and his 25th and final studio album, Blackstar, was released on 8 January 2016. Actor Michael C Hall, who starred in the musical Lazarus, which was written and composed by Bowie and Enda Walsh, accepted the ...

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Why only upper-crust British TV dramas like The Crown and Downtown Abbey become hits in America

Back in 1982 at the 54th Academy Awards, Chariots of Fire screenwriter, the late Colin Welland, proclaimed that, ‘The British are coming’. As we know, it didn’t quite work out the way Welland hoped, as the following nine years saw a dearth of global box office hits for the UK film industry, compounded by David Puttnam’s short-lived 14 month stint ...

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Former Liverpool vicar admits £100,000 Liverpool diocese thefts

A former Anglican vicar has admitted a string of thefts totalling more than £100,000 from his diocese. Rev Michael John Fry, 57, of Aigburth Vale, Liverpool pleaded guilty to eight offences over eight years ending on 1 January 2014. The sums he stole began with £1,751 between December 2005 and January 2007, increasing to £20,049 between December 2011 and January ...

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