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'He was larger than life': tributes pour in for football legend Jack Charlton (Sat, 11 Jul 2020)
World Cup winner and former Ireland manager dies aged 85 ‘He changed everything about Irish football,’ says Ray Houghton Tributes to Jack Charlton have poured in from across the world of football after the World Cup winner and former Republic of Ireland manager died aged 85 on Friday. During his time in charge of Ireland, Charlton led the team to two World Cups and a European Championship, earning him legendary status in the country. The former defender was already a hero in England, having won the 1966 World Cup. Continue reading...
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Trump's commutation of ally Roger Stone's sentence sparks outrage (Sat, 11 Jul 2020)
Mitt Romney calls move ‘unprecedented, historic corruption’ Analyst: ‘It’s a disgraceful, dark day for American democracy’ Outrage is growing among opponents of Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and notorious Republican fixer Roger Stone despite the US attorney general having declared Stone’s conviction “righteous”. Criticism on Saturday came from both sides of the political aisle. Continue reading...
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Belgium tells citizens not to travel to Leicester amid new lockdown (Sat, 11 Jul 2020)
Arrivals from the east Midlands city will have to quarantine for two weeks Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Belgian government has placed Leicester on its “red zone” list, requiring all new arrivals who have recently visited the city to go into quarantine for two weeks. The east Midlands city has joined a handful of others in Spain and Portugal – as well as Finland, Ireland and Malta and Norway – on a list of places the Belgian government has banned its citizens travelling to for non-essential purposes. Continue reading...
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