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Rishi Sunak urged to speak out by Tory peer as Islamophobia row deepens | Rishi Sunak
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Rishi Sunak urged to speak out by Tory peer as Islamophobia row deepens | Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak has been urged to break his silence over a mounting Islamophobia row as senior Conservatives criticised the “dangerous” rhetoric of the party’s former deputy chair.Lee Anderson, the MP for Ashfield, lost the Conservative party whip on Saturday after refusing to apologise for saying Islamists had “got control of” Sadiq Khan. Anderson claimed on GB News that the London mayor had “given our capital city away to his mates”.The remarks have led to calls for the prime minister to explicitly denounce anti-Muslim bigotry and act to tackle it internally.Sayeeda Warsi, the Tory peer who was a cabinet minister in David Cameron’s government, said Sunak needed to “find the language” to “call Islamophobia Islamophobia”.“What is it about the prime minister that he can’t even call out anti-...
Stan Bowles’ chaotic lifestyle could not disguise his brilliance on the pitch | Soccer
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Stan Bowles’ chaotic lifestyle could not disguise his brilliance on the pitch | Soccer

A veteran Fleet Street football writer once shared a story about running into Stan Bowles in a Nottingham betting shop shortly after his move in 1979 to Forest. Bowles was disconsolate, but not because he had backed another loser.“What’s up, Stan?” the reporter asked.“This manager,” Bowles replied, and proceeded to tell a story about Brian Clough.The first time Bowles had sat down in the Forest dressing room, Clough had fixed him with a stare and said: “You. What’s your name?”“What do you mean, what’s my name?” Bowles replied.“What’s your fucking name,” Clough persisted.“I’m Stan Bowles. You’ve just signed me from QPR.”Clough considered the response and said: “I want you to get the ball and give it to that fat fellah over there [pointing to the great John Robertson].” According to the o...
Bolsonaro pide una amnistía para quienes participaron del intento de golpe de Estado
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Bolsonaro pide una amnistía para quienes participaron del intento de golpe de Estado

El bolsonarismo está vivo y coleando. Miles de ultraderechistas ocuparon la avenida Paulista, en el corazón del principal distrito económico y demográfico de Brasil, para vivar a Jair Bolsonaro. Desde el escenario, el expresidente rechazó haber promovido un golpe de Estado el 8 de enero de 2023, dijo que es objeto de persecución política y judicial y, a su vez, reclamó una amnistía para las personas que se encuentran bajo proceso por atacar la sede de los tres poderes de la República. Los únicos que deberían ser castigados, añadió, son los que provocaron destrozos.La demostración de fuerza en Sao Paulo tuvo lugar pocos días después de que Bolsonaro fuera identificado como la cabeza de una "organización criminal" que buscó impedir primero el triunfo electoral de Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva...
European roundup: Ramos rescues late draw for PSG against Rennes | European club football
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European roundup: Ramos rescues late draw for PSG against Rennes | European club football

Kylian Mbappé was kept quiet as the Ligue 1 leaders, Paris Saint-Germain, needed a penalty from the substitute Gonçalo Ramos seven minutes into stoppage time to scrape a 1-1 home draw with Rennes on Sunday.It was Mbappé’s first game since he announced he is leaving PSG at the end of the season and the crowd did not jeer him at Parc des Princes.Ramos came on for 21-goal league top scorer Mbappé midway through the second half, and scored from the spot after a video review ruled that the goalkeeper Steve Mandanda had fouled him. That decision came after another video review overturned a penalty and ruled that Ramos had not been fouled in the 84th minute.Mandanda made two fine saves for Rennes, who scored through Amine Gouiri’s excellent solo goal in the 33rd minute. The lively forward ran ...
Michigan governor says not voting for Biden over Gaza war ‘supports second Trump term’ | Michigan
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Michigan governor says not voting for Biden over Gaza war ‘supports second Trump term’ | Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan governor, pushed back on calls to not vote for Joe Biden over his handling of the Israel-Gaza conflict, saying on Sunday that could help Trump get re-elected.“It’s important not to lose sight of the fact that any vote that’s not cast for Joe Biden supports a second Trump term,” she said on Sunday during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union. “A second Trump term would be devastating. Not just on fundamental rights, not just on our democracy here at home, but also when it comes to foreign policy. This was a man who promoted a Muslim ban.”Whitmer, who is a co-chair of Biden’s 2024 campaign, also said she wasn’t sure what to expect when it came to the protest vote.Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat who is the only Palestinian-American serving in Congress, urged Dem...
Chelsea v Liverpool: Carabao Cup final – live | Carabao Cup
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Chelsea v Liverpool: Carabao Cup final – live | Carabao Cup

Key eventsShow key events onlyPlease turn on JavaScript to use this feature89 min: Chelsea substitution Mykhailo Mudryk replaces Nicolas Jackson, who had a pretty good game up front. Nkunku will move to centre-forward.Email link88 min Danns gets involved straight away with a speculative save that is comfortably saved by Petrovic.Email link87 min: Triple substitution for Liverpool Kostas Tsimikas, James McConnell and Jayden Danns replace Andy Robertson, Alexis Mac Allister and the disappointing Cody Gakpo.Email link86 min: Another chance for Gallagher! This time he sweeps over from the edge of the area after another fast break. Nowhere near as good as the first opportunity, though still half decent.Email linkUpdated at 11.51 EST86 min: Brilliant save by Kelleher! That’s a save of which A...
Red Sea battle expands with EU stepping up its efforts against Houthis
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Red Sea battle expands with EU stepping up its efforts against Houthis

The battle for the freedom of navigation in the Red Sea has expanded with the entrance of a European Commission naval defense effort in the past week, and more U.S. and allied strikes against Houthi land targets over the weekend, but to date, combined military efforts have not deterred rebel attacks.On Saturday evening, United States Central Command reported that the USS Mason shot down one antiship ballistic missile launched into the Gulf of Aden from Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. Central Command said the missile was likely targeting the U.S.-flagged, owned, and operated chemical/oil tanker, MV Torm Thor. The ship was not damaged and there were no injuries. Defense officials tell CNBC as of February 21, there have been at least 59 attacks on commercial shipping inter...
Musk y la red X, a favor del tándem Putin-Trump
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Musk y la red X, a favor del tándem Putin-Trump

Se trata de una conexión que, desde hace algunos meses, está siendo objeto de infinitos memes y bromas. Elon Musk, el hombre más rico del mundo, fundador de multinacionales como Tesla Inc, del sector de la automoción, o Space X, en el ámbito del espacio y los satélites de comunicación, es percibido ya como un proxie, (representante) de Vladímir Putin y los intereses de Rusia, además de alienarse públicamente, de cara a las elecciones presidenciales de noviembre en EEUU, con el candidato republicano Donald Trump, a su vez con opiniones sobre la guerra de Ucrania muy parecidas a las del Kremlin. Semejante vínculo carecería de importancia y relevancia si no fuera porque Musk es, a su vez, el propietario de la red social X, antigua Twitter, donde muchos expertos coinciden en identificar, de...
Top Wall Street analysts pick these dividend stocks for enhanced returns
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Top Wall Street analysts pick these dividend stocks for enhanced returns

Investors looking to enhance their portfolio returns can opt for a combination of growth and dividend stocks.Choosing the right dividend stock by analyzing multiple factors can be complex for investors. However, recommendations from analysts can help inform investors' research and guide them toward lucrative dividend stocks from companies with strong fundamentals.Here are three attractive dividend stocks, according to Wall Street's top experts on TipRanks, a platform that ranks analysts based on their past performance.Coca-ColaThis week's first dividend pick is beverage giant Coca-Cola (KO). Earlier this month, the company reported fourth-quarter revenue that surpassed expectations and earnings that were in line with analysts' estimates. Higher prices helped Coca-Cola offset the weaknes...