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22 января, 21:10

Trump Roars, and Davos Shrugs

The crowd at the World Economic Forum used to be obsessed with Trump, but they've moved on.

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22 января, 21:00

Stress speeds up hair greying process, science confirms

Fight-or-flight response nerves pump out hormone that wipes out pigmentation cellsLord Byron put it down to sudden fears, which took their toll on men at night. For Wordsworth it was shocks of passion that swiftly turned hair white.But while hair cannot lose its colour in an instant – at least not without help from a bottle of bleach – scientists at Harvard University have shown how stress can, over time, speed up the greying process. Continue reading...

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22 января, 21:00

With Jofra Archer fit, what will work best for England at the Wanderers? | Vic Marks

Archer looks likely to return but a five-man seam attack and whether Dom Bess should be the one to make way are England’s decisions before Friday at the BullringThe Wanderers stadium, affectionately known as the Bullring and famous for massive stands, thin air and fast, bouncy pitches, welcomed five of England’s remaining 15 players: those who did not play at Port Elizabeth plus Jos Buttler, who had a taxing net before running some punishing shuttles around the outfield, another departure from one or two of his predecessors – Godfrey Evans, for example, probably prepared for a Test match differently.Jonny Bairstow, lumbered with dirt-tracker status for most of this tour, also had a challenging net. At the other end were Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes along with Matt Parkinson, the only bowler to offer a bit of light relief. The net wicket was only a few yards from the strip that will be used for the Test and the ball whistled through especially when Archer was bowling, although Woakes was also sharp and on target. Continue reading...

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22 января, 20:59

After Republican senators block new impeachment evidence, Trump boasts about what he’s withholding

Partisanship continues to play to the president's advantage.

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22 января, 20:55

Pierre Nkurunziza: Burundi leader to get $530,000 and luxury villa

MPs also backed a proposal for President Pierre Nkurunziza to become the country's "supreme leader".

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22 января, 20:49

Emmanuel Macron loses temper with Israeli security

President Macron angered as Israeli security enter Church of St Anne, which is considered French territory.

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22 января, 20:40

Lloyds, Halifax and RBS to charge overdraft rate of up to 49.9%

Rate is highest announced to date, as group responds to City watchdog ban on excessive feesMillions of Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers will be charged overdraft interest rates of up to 49.9% from April and those with a poor credit history are likely to pay the most.Lloyds Banking Group – which owns all three brands and has 22 million current account customers – is the biggest bank so far to overhaul its overdraft costs in response to a ban on excessive fees demanded last year by the City regulator. Continue reading...

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22 января, 20:38

Gabriel Martinelli shrugs off Arsenal’s shackles and lets hope fly again | Jonathan Liew

Such is the Brazilian’s swagger that his solo goal at Chelsea seemed predestined; he could be the perfect fit for Mikel Arteta“I’m not the Messiah!” “I say you are, Lord, and I should know – I’ve followed a few.” – Monty Python’s Life of BrianHas a goal ever looked so breathtakingly easy and ludicrously difficult all at once? As Gabriel Martinelli gathered the ball in his own half on Tuesday night, he found himself all on his own, 80 yards from goal, with N’Golo Kanté blocking his path. And yet within a few seconds the ball was rolling past Kepa Arrizabalaga into the Chelsea net, the 18-year-old Martinelli having simply run the length of the field in a very fast straight line, dumping perhaps the world’s best covering midfielder on his backside in the process. You know, as you do. Continue reading...

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22 января, 20:37

Sturgeon: focus on economic growth is ‘morally indefensible’

Scottish first minister says happiness should be a key measure of national successNicola Sturgeon has said it is “morally indefensible” to focus purely on growth as the measure of a nation’s success, arguing: “Some of the measures that create that growth in the short term are doing lasting and arguably irreversible damage to our planet in the longer term.”Speaking at an event on economic justice hosted by the IPPR Scotland thinktank, Scotland’s first minister described a growing awareness that national success could not be measured solely through GDP, the traditional measure of goods and services, which has been made more acute by the climate crisis. Continue reading...

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22 января, 20:33

Nine dead and four missing as storm Gloria batters Spain

High winds, heavy rain, snowfall and huge waves hit the eastern side of the countryNine people have died and four are missing after storm Gloria continued to batter eastern Spain with high winds, heavy rain, snowfall and huge waves.The storm, which had left 220,000 people in the Tarragona region without electricity on Tuesday, began to shift away on Wednesday, but some north-eastern and Balearic areas remained on orange alert. Continue reading...

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22 января, 20:33

Greek parliament elects country's first female president

MPs overwhelmingly back Katerina Sakellaropoulou’s appointment with PM hailing it as ‘a window to the future’A high court judge and ardent human rights advocate has been elected Greece’s first female president in a historic vote by parliament.Inaugurating a new era for one of Europe’s more traditional nations, MPs overwhelmingly endorsed the nomination of Katerina Sakellaropoulou as head of state. No woman has held the post in the nearly 200 years since Greece proclaimed independence. “Our country enters, with more optimism, into a new decade,” said the prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, after 261 deputies in the 300-seat House voted in favour of the French-educated jurist assuming the role. “This [vote] opens a window to the future.” Continue reading...

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22 января, 20:33

Sen. Paul: 45 Republicans ready to dismiss impeachment charges against Trump

The Kentucky senator, a close ally of Trump, told The Washington Post he opposes calling John Bolton as a witness, calling him a “disgruntled employee.”