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# Backtrack

This year
Polish president backtracks on new 'anti-Russian influence' law after widespread criticism
Poland – a neighbour and staunch ally of Ukraine, which is battling Russia’s invasion – set up the committee to investigate citizens who may have succumbed to Russian influence.
Last year
Truss sacks Kwarteng and makes another mini-budget u-turn in bid to save her premiership
Truss has appointed Jeremy Hunt as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer.
All time
Bryson DeChambeau expresses regret over 'very unprofessional' driver rant
The big-hitting American endured a rollercoaster one-over-par first round at The Open yesterday.
Paul Pogba’s agent backtracks over Man United exit claims
Mino Raiola has insisted he was just giving an opinion about the midfielder when he said his time at Old Trafford was ‘over’.
Plans to change branding of PSNI scrapped following online backlash
The proposed branding included the use of the term Police Service NI rather than PSNI.
Brexit Party MEP admits she worked for parent company of Cambridge Analytica
When initially interviewed by Channel 4 News, she denied involvement with Cambridge Analytica.
Semenya invited to compete in Rabat after initially being denied entry
Rabat race organisers have given Caster Semenya the green light to compete on Sunday after initially snubbing the South African.
Vicky Phelan apologises to Leo Varadkar after referring to him as 'a gay man' during criticism
Phelan made the comments in an interview with The Irish Times.
Donald Trump is now sounding a lot keener on some parts of Obamacare
The US president-elect says he’ll try to keep some of it.
Facebook apologises for banning "undesirable" photo of plus-size woman
It blocked an ad on the basis that the photo “depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”.
Tomás O Sé apologises for Dublin 'scumbag' claim
The Kerry legend backtracked on social media for his remarks on national radio.
Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS
Clinton was speaking on the day of Reagan’s funeral.
After repeatedly ruling them out, Enda now says Fine Gael will talk to Fianna Fáil
The Taoiseach said all the options for forming a government are difficult after a ‘bruising’ election for his party.
U-turn! Liverpool owners apologise for 'distress' caused & freeze ticket prices for next two years
Fenway Sports Group have reversed their plans for implementing new ticketing structure after well-publicised fan protest.
Kiwi building boss in Irish 'racism' storm apologises if comments were 'misinterpreted'
Blaming poor work on contractors, he had said some may have “gone back to Ireland”.
Hartlepool rule out signing convicted rapist Ched Evans
New boss Ronnie Moore had seemingly opened the door to an deal yesterday.
Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege
The company’s surge pricing model increases rates in the city by up to four times their usual cost.
Turkish PM backtracks on his threat to ban Facebook and YouTube
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that the government was considering shutting down Facebook and youTube in a bid to prevent secretly wiretapped recordings from being leaked.
Golf channel pundit: It was 'a mistake' to call Tiger a cheat
Brandel Chamblee compared Woods’ behaviour to his own cheating in a primary school maths test.
Hungary likely to back down in EU legal dispute
Viktor Orban has given indications that he will bow to EU pressure and undo constitutional changes which go against EU law.
Instalment plan for Dublin bin services welcomed
Greyhound Recycling’s change of heart comes following a number of complaints to local councillors from unhappy residents.