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Lyon burns for 3rd night in a row, as unrest and violence continues (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) - rt

Lyon burns for 3rd night in a row, as unrest and violence continues (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

At least five people were arrested, two cars incinerated, one police car damaged, as street furniture and public bins were also destroyed, in the third consecutive night of violence in the French city of Lyon.
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Teachers tell pupils ‘We Want You Back For Good’ in hilarious Take That parody - metro

Teachers tell pupils ‘We Want You Back For Good’ in hilarious Take That parody

'Whatever we said, whatever we did, we've been through it, we just want you back for good.'
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WATCH: Scientists image newborns’ lungs as they take their first breaths - rt

WATCH: Scientists image newborns’ lungs as they take their first breaths

A team of researchers has developed a new system to image newborn babies’ chests as they take their first breaths, in a breakthrough which could prevent unnecessary interventions, mitigate potential damage and save lives.
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China’s FM hails joint effort by Beijing and Moscow to fight ‘political virus’ and ensure global stability - rt

China’s FM hails joint effort by Beijing and Moscow to fight ‘political virus’ and ensure global stability

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has hailed Beijing-Moscow cooperation as playing a critical role in maintaining international stability, adding that the two nations were starting a new chapter in bilateral relations.
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Queen ‘will not watch’ Harry and Meghan’s ‘circus’ interview with Oprah - metro

Queen ‘will not watch’ Harry and Meghan’s ‘circus’ interview with Oprah

Harry and Meghan's much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey, which has fuelled tensions within the monarchy, will air in the US on Sunday night before being broadcast on ITV on Monday.
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‘Kurz must go’: Austrians lash out at govt as thousands of anti-lockdown demonstrators march through Vienna (VIDEO) - rt

‘Kurz must go’: Austrians lash out at govt as thousands of anti-lockdown demonstrators march through Vienna (VIDEO)

Thousands of protesters flooded Austria’s capital amid growing anger over the government’s remaining coronavirus restrictions. The rally resulted in scuffles and several arrests, according to reports.
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South Korean government investigates 7 deaths that followed Covid-19 vaccination with AstraZeneca

South Korean government investigates 7 deaths that followed Covid-19 vaccination with AstraZeneca's jab

South Korea finished its first week of rolling out long-awaited Covid-19 inoculations in the country with thousands of suspected adverse reactions to AstraZeneca's vaccine, seven of which resulted in deaths.
rt - 16 hours ago
Is there a more climate-friendly way to assess the state of our economies? - channel 4

Is there a more climate-friendly way to assess the state of our economies?

When we want to know how well economies are doing, there’s one measure that’s been used around the world for more than three quarters of a century – GDP. But in the face of looming climate catastrophe, is there a better way to assess the state of our economies? The United Nations is voting on…
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UK government faces increased pressure over one per cent pay rise offer to NHS staff - channel 4

UK government faces increased pressure over one per cent pay rise offer to NHS staff

The Government is coming under increasing pressure over NHS pay as more unions joined the calls for staff to be offered a bigger increase. NHS Providers, which represents NHS trusts in England, said the one per cent rise was a disappointment but ministers insist their recommendation is all the public finances can afford. Nurses say…
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Pope makes powerful plea for peaceful coexistence in historic meeting with top Shi’a cleric - channel 4

Pope makes powerful plea for peaceful coexistence in historic meeting with top Shi’a cleric

The Pope has held an historic meeting with Iraq’s top Shi’a cleric where he made a powerful appeal for peaceful coexistence. Pope Francis thanked the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for speaking up “in defence of the weakest and most persecuted” during some of the most turbulent times in Iraq’s history.
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More than 100 UK charities condemn aid cuts to Yemen - channel 4

More than 100 UK charities condemn aid cuts to Yemen

More than a hundred charities have written a joint letter to the Government condemning the decision to slash humanitarian aid to Yemen. They said it was a “misjudgement” to think the public was in favour of stepping away from helping those most in need. A leaked Foreign Office document seen by this programme suggests officials…
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Laurence Fox to run for London Mayor to fight ‘extreme political correctness’ - metro

Laurence Fox to run for London Mayor to fight ‘extreme political correctness’

The actor claims he will ‘offer a voice to those who are being dominated into silence’
metro - 18 hours ago
WATCH: Scientists unveil new rapid 3D organ printing method which is 10-50 times faster than current techniques - rt

WATCH: Scientists unveil new rapid 3D organ printing method which is 10-50 times faster than current techniques

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have unveiled their novel 3D printing method with an incredible video showcasing what could soon be the future of rapid, artificial organ manufacture.
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Venezuelan President Maduro gets first shot of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine - rt

Venezuelan President Maduro gets first shot of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is the latest world leader to take his first dose of Russia’s Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine, once maligned by the Western media, is gaining popularity in Europe too.
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WATCH massive fire consume Iran-Afghanistan border post - rt

WATCH massive fire consume Iran-Afghanistan border post

A customs office on Iran’s border with Afghanistan went up in flames, sending torrents of black smoke into the desert sky. The blaze, which was captured on video, is believed to have started at a fuel reservoir.
rt - 21 hours ago
China sets goal of sending 12 astronauts to space by 2023, opening of space station by 2022 - rt

China sets goal of sending 12 astronauts to space by 2023, opening of space station by 2022

Hot on the heels of its recent successes reaching the Red Planet, China’s space agency has announced the lofty goal of executing 11 launch missions and sending a dozen astronauts to space within the next two years.
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Saudi Arabia to lift most Covid-19 restrictions on Sunday – state media - rt

Saudi Arabia to lift most Covid-19 restrictions on Sunday – state media

Restaurants, shopping centers, and gyms will reopen in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a major easing of coronavirus restrictions by the Gulf nation, a government source told state-run SPA news agency.
rt - 23 hours ago
Hunt for woman who spat at bus passenger in row over mask - metro

Hunt for woman who spat at bus passenger in row over mask

Another bus passenger asked her to put a mask on and she spat at him.
metro - 1 day ago
EU to seek AstraZeneca doses from US amid Covid-19 vaccine supply shortfalls – media - rt

EU to seek AstraZeneca doses from US amid Covid-19 vaccine supply shortfalls – media

The European Union will reportedly ask Washington to allow the export of millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine as Brussels struggles with supply shortages.
rt - 1 day ago
Blind trust in social media perpetuates, and resurrects, conspiracy theories says new study - rt

Blind trust in social media perpetuates, and resurrects, conspiracy theories says new study

People with a higher degree of trust in information on social media are more likely to not only believe new conspiracy theories, but to resurrect old, repeatedly debunked ones as well, according to the latest research.
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Trump Isn’t Through With the GOP Just Yet

Trump Isn’t Through With the GOP Just Yet

vice - 1 month ago

Contrary to popular belief, even among his allies, it looks like former President Trump will continue to dominate the conservative movementand the Republican Partyfor the foreseeable future. 

On Monday, the same day an article of impeachment for his alleged role in inciting the Capitol riot was delivered to the Senate, Trump officially opened the “Office of the Former President” in Palm Beach, Florida.

The new office will be "responsible for managing President Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearances and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump administration through advocacy, organizing and public activism,” according to a statement. 

The news of Trump’s “office” was quickly met with derision and mockery from Twitter. But Republicans still very much like Trump, with an NBC News poll after the Capitol riot showing that his job approval among Republicans was 87%.  

In short, Trump’s not leaving politics anytime soon. And in recent days, the former president has aggressively shut down the idea that he’s going to start a new party rather than stick with Republicans. 

“The president wanted me to know, as well as a handful of others, that the president is a Republican, he is not starting a third party and that anything he would do politically in the future would be as a Republican,” North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer said Sunday in an interview with Politico, which reported that former White House political director Brian Jack spent the weekend calling GOP senators to reassure them Trump wouldn’t start a third party. 

On Monday, Trump officially jumped into 2022 with an endorsement of his former press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is running for governor of Arkansas as a Republican. He has also urged primary challenges against Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a conservative Republican who Trump endorsed in 2018, after Kemp declined to intervene in the certification of President Joe Biden as the winner of Georgia’s electoral votes.

Further distancing himself from third party rumors, the Trump campaign filed a disavowal notice with the FEC on Monday against the newly registered Patriot Party, and Trump spokesperson Jason Miller told Axios the campaign had “nothing to do with” another group, the MAGA Patriot Party. 

In an email to VICE News, MAGA Patriot Party treasurer James Davis said that his group wasn’t affiliated with Trump despite saying so in its FEC filings. 

“We listed his committee on our filing so we can do fundraising for his campaign if he runs in 2024,” Davis said. “We are not accepting funding or donations for that committee unless he accepts us, but we wanted to make sure that he knew our group was behind him.” 

While 10 House Republicans voted along with the Democrats to impeach Trump following the Capitol riot earlier this month, so far there’s no indication that 17 GOP senators will join them to convict Trump, which would bar him from running for office in the future. 

Sen. Mitt Romney, himself a former Republican presidential candidate, said Sunday that Trump’s conduct was impeachable, but several GOP senators who didn’t support the objection to Biden’s Electoral College victory last month have criticized the impeachment push. 

“The first chance I get to vote to end this trial, I’ll do it because I think it’s really bad for America,” Sen. Marco Rubio said in a Sunday interview on Fox News. 

Some senators are going so far as to try to kill the impeachment trial before it even starts. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Tuesday that he would force a vote on the constitutionality of impeaching a former president. 

“I think there will be enough support on it to show there’s no chance they can impeach the president,” Paul told reporters Tuesday, according to Politico. “If 34 people support my resolution that this is an unconstitutional proceeding, it shows they don’t have the votes and we’re basically wasting our time.”

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