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28 Jun 6:12pm Poland election: Duda forced to second round, exit poll suggests
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Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, could face liberal Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential runoff The incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he would need to win without a second round of voting, an exit poll has suggested. The Ipsos exit poll suggested that Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 41.8% of the vote, with second place going to the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, with 30.4%.
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28 Jun 6:07pm Coronavirus live news: global Covid-19 death toll passes 500,000
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28 Jun 5:23pm Mississippi lawmakers clear path to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
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The state House voted to remove the current flag Sunday and senators will decide if a new design without the rebel symbol will be commissioned Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem condemned as racist.
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28 Jun 5:22pm Greens surge in French local elections but Anne Hidalgo holds Paris
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Socialist mayor retains capital, with Macron’s LREM losing out to the ecology party France was swept by a green wave on Sunday as ecology candidates won a number of major victories in the country’s local elections. Early results suggested the biggest winners of the delayed vote would be the green party, Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV) while the election delivered the predicted blow to Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party, which has failed to take root locally since it was founded four years ago.
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28 Jun 5:18pm Coronavirus live news: global Covid-19 death toll passes 500,000
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28 Jun 3:37pm Poland election: Duda forced to second round, exit poll suggests
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Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, could face liberal Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential run-off The incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he would need to win without a second round of voting, an exit poll has suggested. As polls closed at 9pm local time, the exit poll carried out by Ipsos suggested that Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 41.8% of the vote, with second place going to the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski, with 30.4%.
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28 Jun 3:32pm Coronavirus live news: confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 10m globally
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28 Jun 3:21pm Voters stay away from second round of French local elections
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Coronavirus hits turnout as early results show Anne Hidalgo remains as Paris mayor French voters stayed away from polling stations on Sunday in the second round of local elections, which had been postponed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Initial figures suggested a historic level of abstention, with only an estimated 40% of the 16.5 million eligible to vote turning out to choose the mayors and councillors whose decisions affect their daily lives.
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28 Jun 3:16pm Health secretary: ‘Window is closing’ to stop coronavirus as US cases pass 2.5m
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Alex Azar points to recent spike in infections, particularly in the south and says people have to ‘act responsibly’ in hot zones US health secretary Alex Azar has warned that “the window is closing” on the country’s chance to take action to effectively curb the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 2.5m. The Health and Human Services secretary pointed to a recent spike in infections, particularly in the south and said people have “to act responsibly” by social distancing and wearing face masks especially “in these hot zones”.
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28 Jun 2:31pm Home Office urged to investigate treatment of asylum seekers in Glasgow
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Scottish government makes call after stabbings at hotel housing asylum seekers during lockdown The Scottish government has told the Home Office it expects a “thorough investigation” into the treatment of asylum seekers in Glasgow during the coronavirus lockdown, after a Sudanese man stabbed six people including a police officer at a city centre hotel before being shot dead by police. The warning came as outreach agencies demanded immediate practical support for those asylum seekers worst affected by Friday’s events, and after claims emerged that staff at the Park Inn hotel
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28 Jun 1:30pm The Guardian view on Germany taking the EU presidency: good timing | Editorial
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Europe’s largest and most powerful nation can provide necessary leadership amid daunting challenges As Europe emerges from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, it faces challenges on an epic scale. In Italy and Spain, the spectre of spiralling, unsustainable debt jeopardises recovery in economies that were already fragile. In Brussels, there is
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28 Jun 1:26pm Coronavirus live news: confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 10m globally
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28 Jun 12:59pm Top Brazil newspaper in pro-democracy drive as unease grows about Bolsonaro
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Folha de São Paulo urges people who support campaign to protect country’s political future to wear yellow One of Brazil’s leading newspapers has launched a major pro-democracy campaign as unease grows about the threat many fear Jair Bolsonaro and his most militant supporters pose to the country’s political future. Unveiling the initiative on Sunday, the Folha de São Paulo
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28 Jun 12:40pm Hundreds of pride flags fill Spanish town after town hall one removed
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Villanueva de Algaidas reacts after complaints force council to take down its rainbow flag The 8-metre long rainbow flag flew from the town hall for less than 48 hours. But after a trio of complaints led to its removal, residents in the southern Spanish town of Villanueva de Algaidas responded swiftly, plastering the town’s bars, buildings and balconies with more than 500 rainbow flags of their own. Officials in the town of about 4,200 people had flown the flag at the town hall to mark pride month since 2018. This year was no exception, despite a recent supreme court ruling barring administrations in Spain from hanging unofficial flags on government buildings.
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28 Jun 12:08pm French Revolution: remains discovered in walls of Paris monument
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Experts believe up to 500 people guillotined in period may be buried in Chapelle Expiatoire Experts believe the remains of up to 500 people guillotined during the French Revolution may be buried in the walls of a listed monument in Paris. The discovery blows apart the accepted historical account, which suggests the bodies of famous
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28 Jun 10:00am Covid-19: risk of death in UK care homes 13 times higher than in Germany
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Exclusive: figures show Britain second only to Spain among major European countries
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28 Jun 9:52am Police cordon off part of street in Glasgow after man stabbed
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Officers say no wider threat to public following incident on Argyle Street in city centre Police have cordoned off part of a street in Glasgow city centre after a man was stabbed less than a mile from the scene of Friday’s knife attack at the Park Inn hotel, which left six people seriously injured and the alleged perpetrator shot dead by police. Police described the incident on Sunday afternoon as a targeted assault and said there was no wider threat to the public.
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28 Jun 9:27am Coronavirus live news: confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 10m globally
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28 Jun 8:26am Six arrests in France over theft of Banksy artwork from Bataclan
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Mural to victims of 2015 Paris attacks was found in Italy after its removal from outside theatre Police have arrested six people in France over the
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28 Jun 7:24am Coronavirus live news: confirmed Covid-19 cases exceed 10m globally
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28 Jun 7:05am Man dies in shooting at Louisville protest over Breonna Taylor killing
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Video posted on social media appears to show man opening fire in Jefferson Square Park as people run for cover US authorities are investigating a fatal shooting on Saturday night at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was shot in her home by police. Reports of shots fired at Jefferson Square Park were made around 9pm, Louisville metro police said, and Jefferson county sheriff’s department officers performed life-saving measures on a man who died at the scene. Another shooting victim across the street at the Hall of Justice was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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28 Jun 5:54am Voting begins in Poland presidential election as race tightens
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Conservative incumbent Andrzej Duda faces main challenge from liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski Voting is under way in Poland’s presidential election, with the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, up against a field of challengers including the liberal mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski. Duda, who campaigned on a
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28 Jun 5:23am Updated Coronavirus live news: US cases pass 2.5m as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne
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28 Jun 5:00am Bannon aims to make a comeback in circle of Trump influencers ahead of election
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Trump fired him in 2017, but recently Bannon praised his former boss on Fox News and Trump is rumored to have spoken positively of him in return As an election approaches, Steve Bannon and his allies are trying to return the former chief White House strategist to media circles known to influence the president’s thinking. An investment banker who became chairman of Breitbart News and led Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, Bannon has extensive links to
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28 Jun 4:02am Black teenager on London charity cycle ride injured during ‘aggressive’ arrest
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Calls for investigation after 13-year-old and his father are wrongly detained by officers investigating stabbing
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28 Jun 4:00am ‘A travesty’: North Carolina grapples with reopening as Covid-19 cases surge
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North Carolina remains in the second phase of its reopening plan after hitting a new high in hospitalizations, but industry groups want restrictions eased Major – the photogenic life-sized bronze bull statue that presides over a square near the center of downtown Durham, North Carolina – hasn’t had much company in recent weeks. With the number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state all trending upwards, many businesses up and down Main Street remain closed, while others operate in a limited capacity. Some storefronts have been boarded up following recent Black Lives Matter protests, with the plywood covered in graffiti art. “People were crying before the teargas,” one read.
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28 Jun 3:53am Everyone loses from Netanyahu’s territorial ambitions
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The land grab in the West Bank will damage the region, the international community and Israel itself It was always about land. Arabs possessed it, Jews claimed it. Both believed they were in the right. Since the 1930s, when the flight from fascism in Europe trebled the Jewish population of Palestine to 33%, this elemental, foundational struggle has intensified inexorably – with Israelis gaining ground time after time. Now Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister and co-leader of a powerful 74% Jewish majority state, wants
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28 Jun 3:47am German far right infiltrates green groups with call to protect the land
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Extremists exploit rural nostalgia and farmers’ anger at globalisation to smuggle in ideology The poster advertising the evening of debate and organic canapés in Halle’s university district looked familiar to environmentally conscious Germans: a rugged pair of hands, cupping fertile brown soil, underneath the slogan “Farms instead of agricultural factories”, written in a font mimicking that of a popular biodynamic food brand. The only hint the event wasn’t organised by sandal-wearing good-lifers but a local group of far-right nationalists was in the subtitle: “Let’s chase the globalists off our acres!”
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28 Jun 2:40am Far-right thugs exploit Black Lives Matter movement, warns UK anti-extremism chief
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Home Office commissioner Sara Khan reveals surge in online hate material since death of George Floyd The Black Lives Matter movement has been aggressively exploited by the UK’s far right, which has recruited and radicalised people on the back of its success, the government’s chief adviser on extremism has warned. Sara Khan, Britain’s first counter-extremism commissioner, said far-right activists had used the death of George Floyd and
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28 Jun 2:12am Only 13% of UK working parents want to go back to ‘the old normal’
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Survey shows people want to continue with more fulfilling and family-friendly work environments
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28 Jun 1:56am Global report: worldwide Covid-19 cases near 10m as US again hits record daily rise
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Global milestone expected on Sunday; lockdowns reintroduced in some countries; NZ quarantine system ‘under stress’
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28 Jun 1:53am Calls for national care service as crisis leaves homes in critical state
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Government urged to seize chance of reform, amid closure fears and claims NHS left some homes to fend for themselves
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28 Jun 1:00am Growing hostility may force Israel to pause annexation plan
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Calls for sanctions are intensifying as the cabinet meets and Netanyahu awaits US approval The Israeli cabinet will meet on Sunday to finalise plans to annex parts of the West Bank amid growing international opposition and calls for sanctions to be imposed if the proposal is implemented.
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27 Jun 10:49pm Coalition plays down reports of permanent $75 rise in jobseeker payment
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Social services minister says any talk of permanent change in unemployment payment will be for after coronavirus
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27 Jun 10:29pm Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australia considers new lockdown in Melbourne
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27 Jun 9:20pm The rise of disinformation during coronavirus – Australian politics live podcast
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Katharine Murphy speaks with Jack Wallace and Tom Uren, analysts from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, about their recent investigation into online disinformation, and China’s increasing employment of it since the outbreak of Covid-19. What are the differences between disinformation peddled by China and the US governments, and what role has it played in Australian politics?
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27 Jun 9:20pm Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australian state of Victoria steps up efforts to fight outbreak
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27 Jun 7:03pm Coronavirus: Egypt loosens lockdown despite surging infections as India passes 500,000 cases – as it happened
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US records highest daily new infections; Brazil records nearly 47,000 new cases; Covid cases with unknown source rise in Melbourne. Follow the latest
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