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International - Today’s News

Russian banker helps Tories collect €6.6m in UK election funding

The Tories received 87% of donations over £7,500 in the week after 6 November,

'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery

The Israeli prime minister has called the allegations part of a witch-hunt.

Larry Donnelly: Sondland's impeachment testimony was explosive, but don't expect it to change the outcome for Trump

Is this week’s explosive impeachment testimony simply water that will drip smoothly off Trump’s back?

Republicans asked to stop promoting 'politically driven falsehoods' at Trump impeachment hearing

It was the final day of a week of explosive testimony at the impeachment inquiry.

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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Here's how Labour plans to spend £75bn in Britain's biggest ever post-war home construction push UK VOTE 19 This post contains videos

Here's how Labour plans to spend £75bn in Britain's biggest ever post-war home construction push

Jeremy Corbyn described the plans as ‘radical and ambitious’.

Explainer: Why has Prince Andrew stepped aside from public duties?

The Duke of York has withdrawn from official royal life for the foreseeable future.

Impeachment: Here's why Donald Trump might have had a bad day yesterday

It was the most dramatic day of the impeachment hearings into the US President’s involvement with Ukraine.

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges Scotland This post contains videos

Alex Salmond pleads not guilty to attempted rape and 11 sexual assault charges

One of the charges relates to the attempted rape of a woman in the official residence of the first minister of Scotland.

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Ken Starr, who led impeachment against Clinton, says yesterday was 'bombshell day' for Trump

The US ambassador to the EU said yesterday he worked with Ukraine at the “express direction” of Donald Trump.

Actor Jussie Smollett suing city of Chicago for 'malicious prosecution'

The Empire actor says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'

The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Lucan murder victim named, Democrats debate each other, and Prince Andrew in the UK papers.

Coldplay won't tour their new album until concerts become 'environmentally beneficial'

The band’s last tour grossed an estimated €450 million in ticket sales.

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Australian PM denies his climate policies caused bushfires as 'code red' issued

Drought, unseasonably hot, dry and windy conditions have fuelled the unprecedented blazes.

'What're you gonna do?' Democrats united on Trump, but divided by race, healthcare and drugs

The 10 Democratic candidates debated each other as impeachment hearings into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine rumbled on.

Johnson & Johnson found 'negligent' in pelvic mesh lawsuit in Australia

Lawyers for the women said the devices caused “incontinence, infection and chronic pain”.

International - Yesterday’s News

Extinction Rebellion hits out at co-founder after he calls Holocaust 'just another f**kery in human history'

In an interview, Roger Hallam compared the Holocaust to other historical massacres.

Top hat belonging to Adolf Hitler sells for €50,000 at auction amid international protests

Several items of Nazi memorabilia fetched hundreds of thousands of Euro at the auction.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

A HSE apology, a hunger strike and explosive testimony in the Trump impeachment probe had people talking today.

US ambassador to EU worked with Ukraine at 'express direction' of Donald Trump

Gordon Sondland said he worked with Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on the case.

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Spanish court orders Ryanair to cancel cabin bag fee

Ryanair was ordered to repay a woman €20.

Prince Andrew 'steps back' from royal duties for the 'foreseeable future'

The announcement follows a widespread criticism following his interview with the BBC on his connections with Jeffrey Epstein.

The numbers are looking good for Boris Johnson - but can we trust the opinion polls? Numbers Game This post contains videos

The numbers are looking good for Boris Johnson - but can we trust the opinion polls?

Love them or hate them it’s impossible to escape them.

Kevin De Bruyne labels Euro 2020 format a 'scandal'

Dutch boss Ronald Koeman says he is so perplexed that he might not bother showing up for the draw.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

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World's first legal challenge over police use of facial recognition tech to be taken to appeals court

Ed Bridges says his face was scanned while doing Christmas shopping in 2017 and at a protest in 2018.

Telecoms giant BT warns Prince Andrew must be dropped from awards scheme or it may pull funding

It joins a growing number of firms expressing unease at partnerships involving the Duke of York.

Businessman arrested over murder of Maltese journalist in 2017

Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb.

'Good, instant rebuttal': Tories defend re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

A Conservative Party Twitter account was renamed “factcheckUK” during yesterday’s debate.

From The42 Jose Mourinho announced as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur less than 24 hours after Pochettino departure Spurs

Jose Mourinho announced as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur less than 24 hours after Pochettino departure

Mourinho’s contract will run until the end of the 2022/2023 season.

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

25 migrants found alive in refrigerated container on boat going to Britain

The people found received medical attention at the port.

International - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Johnson v Corbyn: 6 key moments from the first televised UK election debate

Johnson rotated his arguments around Brexit, while Corbyn focused on wealth inequality and the future of the NHS.

Pregnant woman killed by dogs during hunt in French forest

The body of the 29-year-old woman was found on Saturday.

Leader ratings: How did you rate Johnson and Corbyn in tonight's ITV debate?

The hour-long face off was the first of many ahead of election day in three weeks.

Conservative Party criticised over 'misleading' re-brand of Twitter account to bogus factcheck page

The fake account ‘proved’ and ‘debunked’ several claims during the debate.

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Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

The National Broadband Plan, Verona Murphy and a report about teenage anxiety had people talking today.

From The42 Tottenham Hotspur confirm departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino Sacked

Tottenham Hotspur confirm departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino

The club released a statement this evening.

Students’ union passes motion to remove Prince Andrew as university chancellor

He was made chancellor of Huddersfield University in July 2015.

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