Twitter issues update on response to Euro 2020 final racist abuse

Support us and go ad-free Twitter removed more than 1,900 racist, abusive tweets in the wake of the Euro 2020 final, with the majority coming from accounts in the UK, the social media giant has said. Racism The platform said it identified and removed 1,622 tweets during the final and in the 24 hours after …
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Police arrest 11 over racist abuse of England players after Euro 2020 final

Support us and go ad-free Police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the Euro 2020 final against Italy have made 11 arrests so far. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were victims of abuse after they missed penalties in the shoot-out defeat at Wembley last month. The UK Football Policing Unit …
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“Landslide”: Michael Wolff on Trump’s Final Days in Office & Why He Still Rules the Republican Party

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Former President Donald Trump met with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday as McCarthy has yet to appoint Republicans to the congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6th riot by Trump supporters. For months Republicans have downplayed the insurrection, which …
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Security ‘shambles’ as fans storm Wembley before Euro 2020 final

Support us and go ad-free A fan who witnessed the storming of Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 final has said he was “gobsmacked by the lack of policing” at the stadium. TV presenter and England supporter Matthew Stadlen described security at the venue as an “absolute shambles” after dozens were able to fight their …
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Final chance for justice over Bloody Sunday murder hangs by a thread

Support us and go ad-free The Bloody Sunday murder trial, which the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) dropped last week, may not be over quite yet. A court ruling means that the brother of one Bloody Sunday victim can contest the decision to drop charges. The accused, known as Soldier F, was being tried for the …
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Heated NYC Mayoral Primary Race Enters Final Days; City Uses Ranked-Choice Voting for First Time

Early voting is underway in a historic New York City Democratic primary election for mayor, 35 City Council seats and several other key races. For the first time in almost a century, New Yorkers will use ranked-choice voting, which allows them to choose up to five candidates in order of preference in each race. In …
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Spycops accused of ‘misogyny and mission creep’ as woman’s ten year battle for justice reaches final stage

One of the women deceived into a relationship by a spycop has reached the final stage of her case against the police for abusing her human rights. 20 April saw the start of Kate Wilson’s hearing before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT). This is the last part of Wilson’s 10 year battle against the police …
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US Democrats plan to impeach Donald Trump during his final days in office

Democrats in Congress laid plans on Friday 8 January for the swift impeachment of Donald Trump. They’re demanding immediate action to ensure the “unhinged” president can’t add to the damage he has inflicted. And also to ensure that he can’t ignite nuclear war in his final days in office. On Wednesday 6 January, the violent …
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UK government make final Brexit deal preparations

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Welsh first minister offers PM ‘one final opportunity’ to issue travel ban

Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford is writing to Boris Johnson to offer him “one final opportunity” to restrict people from coronavirus hotspots in England from travelling into Wales. Ultimatum Drakeford said he would share evidence that travelling from areas with high prevalence of coronavirus (Covid-19) into areas with low prevalence contributes to the spread of …
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