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Chris Robshaw demands proper off-season as players await details of new 11-month Premiership season

Harlequins flanker Chris Robshaw says a proper off-season is crucial to recover physically and mentally, as he and his England team-mates wait to be told details of the longer season proposed by the Premiership for the season after next. Several top players have commented unfavourably recently on the idea of the Premiership running from the start of September through to ...

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Home Office reverses decision to deport Palestinian-Syrian asylum seeker after family's pleas

The Government has performed an unexpected U-turn to allow a Palestinian-Syrian asylum seeker to remain in the UK after desperate appeals from his family. Home Office officials had threatened deport Yousef Hassan to Italy – the country where he first arrived in Europe after surviving the deadly boat crossing over the Mediterranean Sea. The 22-year-old was told he could be ...

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Sergio Garcia claims share of the lead after first round of Andalucia Valderrama Masters title defence

Tournament host Sergio Garcia claimed a share of the lead after the first round of his belated title defence in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Garcia, who won the last staging of the event in 2011, carded seven birdies and two bogeys in an opening 66 to finish five under par alongside Holland’s Joost Luiten. Fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal and England’s ...

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How Russia's election meddling could spell the end of an era for Facebook, Google and Twitter

<![CDATA[ <!–*/ */ /*–>*/ ]]> One consequence of a bitterly contested presidential election came into clearer focus this week: politicians aren’t letting Silicon Valley off the hook. Long accustomed to lauding technology companies as paragons of American creativity and entrepreneurship, legislators sifting through evidence of Russian election influence are turning their attention to how the freewheeling world of online speech ...

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Richard Spencer&apos;s first major speech since Charlottesville drowned out by chanting protesters

Protesters at the University of Florida have drowned out white supremacist Richard Spencer’s first major speech since the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. As Mr Spencer took the stage, most of the half-filled Phillips Centre theatre stood and chanted: “F*** you Spencer!” Many raised their fists in a Black Power salute. Mr Spencer started by welcoming the crowd ...

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Olivier Giroud scores fantastic winner as Arsenal&apos;s second-string see off 10-man Red Star Belgrade

Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner as a much-changed Arsenal side saw off 10-man Red Star Belgrade in their Europa League clash. Arsene Wenger made nine alterations from the team that lost at Watford on Saturday and it was an underwhelming display from his side until Giroud’s overhead kick settled the game in favour of the visitors. The 1-0 win ...

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Google, Facebook and Twitter targeted by new bill as senators seek to stop Russian election meddling

Senator John McCain and two Democratic senators have unveiled a bill that would force Facebook, Google and others to disclose who is purchasing online political advertising – a measure that could bring sweeping change in an industry that has fought against having to comply with rigorous regulations.  In the first legislative response to revelations that Russians used technology platforms to ...

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Trump administration admits it doesn&apos;t have &apos;all the accurate information&apos; on four US soldiers killed in Niger

Defence Secretary James Mattis said that the Pentagon does not “have all the accurate information yet” regarding the ambush in Niger that killed four US soldiers.  Mr Mattis spoke briefly to reporters during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart at the Pentagon and confirmed that an investigation is underway as happens whenever a soldier dies.  Staff Sergeants Bryan Black, Jeremiah ...

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White House confirms Trump told widow &apos;he knew what he was getting into&apos; before saying it was &apos;totally fabricated&apos;

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says that he coached Donald Trump on what to say to the widow of a US soldier killed in action, and told him to express to her that her husband had acted honourably in making the decision to accept a dangerous position as a soldier. Included in the advice was a phrase that ...

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Everton vs Lyon live: Where can I watch it, what channel, what time is kick off, team news, odds, preview

Ronald Koeman is confident he retains the support of Everton‘s board ahead of their crunch Europa League tie with Lyon. The Toffees boss met with members of the club’s hierarchy, including majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright, when they were at Everton’s training base last week. Moshiri and Kenwright were on site to assess a recent redevelopment at ...

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