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MPs to vote on cut to UK foreign aid budget

MPs to vote on cut to UK foreign aid budget

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image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe UK gives much of its humanitarian aid to Yemen, with projects similar to this one run by a Kuwaiti charityBoris Johnson has defended the government's decision to cut foreign aid, saying this is needed during the "economic hurricane" caused by Covid.MPs are voting on whether to reverse the reduction on development…
Covid: Bus and train firms must decide whether to require masks

Covid: Bus and train firms must decide whether to require masks

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image copyrightGetty ImagesThe government has said bus and train companies must decide whether passengers have to wear face coverings on their services from Monday, when Covid rules are relaxed in England.Face masks have been mandatory on public transport for the past year to reduce the spread of the virus.But those rules will be replaced with…
Cuba protests: Arrests after thousands rally against government

Cuba protests: Arrests after thousands rally against government

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media captionThousands took to the streets in protest over the government's handling of coronavirus and the economyDozens of people have been arrested in Cuba after thousands joined the biggest protests for decades against the island's Communist government, media and opposition sources say.Unauthorised public gatherings are illegal in Cuba and protests are rare.Images on social media…
Euro 2020 final: ‘I was due this’, says Italy manager Roberto Mancini

Euro 2020 final: ‘I was due this’, says Italy manager Roberto Mancini

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Italy manager Roberto Mancini said "I was due this" after his side beat England on penalties to win Euro 2020.Mancini failed to win a major trophy as a player with the Azzurri, finishing third at Italia 90 and runner-up at the Under-21 European Championship in 1986."I was very fortunate to play in a great side…
England’s Euro 2020: ‘They brought us joy that my generation have never felt’

England’s Euro 2020: ‘They brought us joy that my generation have never felt’

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The pain of another penalty shootout defeat was overwhelming as England lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final - but in the midst of disappointment, there was a feeling of hope and an inkling that this was just the start of a new chapter. It was the same as has so often been the…
Euro 2020: Italy fans ecstatic after England defeated in Wembley final

Euro 2020: Italy fans ecstatic after England defeated in Wembley final

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image copyrightEPAimage captionThe Italian team arrived home on Monday morningItalian football fans have been celebrating across the country after their football team defeated England 3-2 on penalties in the Euro 2020 final in London.The team were given a hero's welcome as they arrived back in Rome on Monday.Crowds cheered as Captain Giorgio Chiellini held up…
Racist abuse of England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka condemned by FA

Racist abuse of England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka condemned by...

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Racist abuse of England players is 'unforgivable' - SouthgateEngland manager Gareth Southgate said the racist abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy was "unforgivable".Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Football Association also condemned it.All three players missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout loss and…
The Papers: ‘Lions did us proud’ and ‘curse strikes again’

The Papers: ‘Lions did us proud’ and ‘curse strikes again’

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By BBC NewsStaffMost of Monday's papers choose the image of England's manager Gareth Southgate comforting 19-year-old Bukayo Saka after the Arsenal star missed the penalty that sealed England's defeat in the Euros final. "Penalties, it had to be penalties," bemoans the Daily Mail. The Times suggests it was "the cruellest of Hollywood twists" - that…