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Summer Super Raffle: Win more than 100 amazing prizes | UK | news

For those dreaming of a getaway, we’re giving away an amazing £1,000 holiday for next year; a weekend break worth £500 and two 3-piece luggage sets. If you’re planning on being more practical, we’ve also got £50 worth of supermarket vouchers for twenty lucky readers and an iPhone 13 or an iPad – with two …

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G7 relaunches funding program for developing countries under new name | G7

The G7 has been forced to relaunch its vehicle to provide infrastructure funds to poor and developing countries only a year after a largely similar scheme was unveiled at the G7 conference in Cornwall last July under the label Build Back a Better World. The fund was relaunched at the start of the G7 in …

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Beijing chief says city to ‘maintain zero-COVID policy for next five years’ – before time reference removed | world news

Beijing said the city would persist with its zero-COVID policies “over the next five years”, although it was quickly removed reference to a time period in the announcement. Beijing Daily, a state run newspaper, quoted Cai Qi, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary of Beijingas saying that the city “will maintain its pandemic control policy …

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Alarm in Beijing after announcement of zero-Covid policy may last five years | China

Authorities in Beijing have sparked confusion and alarm after announcing the strict zero-Covid policy could be in place for the next five years, including mass mandatory testing and travel restrictions. The notice, published on Monday afternoon, was attributed to Cai Qi, the Beijing secretary of the Chinese Communist party. The original text said: “In the …

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EY valued NSO Group at $2.3bn months before emergency bailout

EY, the Big Four accounting firm, valued the secretive Israeli spyware company NSO Group at $2.3bn just months before it needed emergency funding in a cash crunch and its equity was deemed worthless. The EY valuation, more than twice what NSO had been valued at two years earlier, was made by analysts in the firm’s …

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british muslim travel agencies in uproar over saudi hajj changes | hajj

British Muslim travel companies have said they face going out of business, with travelers potentially losing thousands of pounds, after Saudi Arabia launched a new system for applying for the hajj pilgrimage. The Saudi government announced this month that pilgrims from Europe, the US and Australia could no longer book through travel agencies and would …

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Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police blocked hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and delayed dozens after local authorities banned the march from going ahead again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal Avenue but in recent years the government led …

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Millennials were woke enough…but the next generation is much worse

If I was asked on a quiz show to come up with a single word that captured the dynamics of history, I would say “backlash”. Admittedly, I’m not the first to notice that the pendulum swings its way through time. Philosophers like Hegel and Foucault, with their “dialectics” of history, got there quite a while …

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