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Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’

Facebook bans ‘Roger Stone disinformation network’

Image copyright Reuters Facebook has removed a disinformation network it says was linked to "Roger Stone and his associates".Mr Stone was a long-time political strategist and is an ally of US President Donald Trump. He was convicted of lying to Congress in 2019.He has denied involvement with the misinformation network.Facebook also said it had identified…
Micheál Martin: Irish PM ‘concerned about GB-Ireland travel’

Micheál Martin: Irish PM ‘concerned about GB-Ireland travel’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIrish PM has "issues" with travel from Great Britain Taoiseach (Irish PM) Micheál Martin has expressed concerns about travellers coming into the Republic of Ireland from Great Britain. It comes as quarantine rules have ended for people arriving in the UK from more than 50 countries.Irish authorities…
Coronavirus: Why politics means success or failure in South America

Coronavirus: Why politics means success or failure in South America

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Despite political divisions and an economic crisis Argentina has kept cases comparatively low South America is the new epicentre of the global coronavirus pandemic, but the region's leaders have responded to the crisis very differently. A great deal has been said about poverty in this part of the world,…
Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

Image copyright @MALALA Image caption Malala Yousafzai said her current plans were 'Netflix, reading and sleep' Human rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has expressed her "joy and gratitude" after finishing her final exams at Oxford University. The 22-year-old, who survived a shot to the head by Taliban soldiers, studied politics, philosophy, and economics.Tweeting earlier, she said:…
Coronavirus: Mick Mulvaney praises Northern Ireland’s tackling of Covid-19

Coronavirus: Mick Mulvaney praises Northern Ireland’s tackling of Covid-19

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mick Mulvaney said the executive should use its experience of tackling coronavirus to get through its current problems The White House's special envoy to Northern Ireland has praised the NI Executive's handling of Covid-19.Mick Mulvaney said politicians should use that experience to help it through its current tensions.The executive has…
Serbia election: Vote in EU candidate state scorned as sham

Serbia election: Vote in EU candidate state scorned as sham

Image copyright AFP Image caption Protest group Don't Let Belgrade Drown placed a giant inflatable duck outside parliament The disruption from coronavirus is not the only thing Serbia's parliamentary election has in common with the restart of the English Premier League. An outcome that is beyond serious doubt is the other. But while Liverpool FC…
Poland’s clash of values in presidential election

Poland’s clash of values in presidential election

Image copyright EPA/Getty Images Image caption Andrzej Duda (L) faces a strong challenge from Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski Poles vote on Sunday in a presidential ballot that could place significant curbs on the power of their nationalist government.President Andrzej Duda is an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and if he loses,…
Croatian women show the middle finger to abortion remarks

Croatian women show the middle finger to abortion remarks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Former President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic joined other women in using the gesture Croatian politicians were left in no doubt about the strength of feeling on the subject of abortion in the country, after remarks in pre-election debates prompted a backlash visualised by perhaps the most defiant gestures of all -…
Climate change: Sport heading for a fall as temperatures rise

Climate change: Sport heading for a fall as temperatures rise

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Football in England at all levels is expected to experience more flooding in the future Global sport faces major disruption from climate change in coming decades, according to a new analysis.By 2050, it's estimated that almost one in four English football league grounds can expect flooding every year. But…
Brazil corruption: Police arrest ex-aide to Jair Bolsonaro’s son Flavio

Brazil corruption: Police arrest ex-aide to Jair Bolsonaro’s son Flavio

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Bolsonaro was elected on an anti-corruption platform A former aide to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption.Fabrício Queiroz is suspected of being part of a scheme to embezzle the salaries of phantom employees in the Rio de Janeiro…

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