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Ryanair strike: One in six flights cancelled in pilot walkout

Ryanair pilots are striking in five European countries, forcing the cancellation of a sixth of the firm’s flights during the holiday season peak. The 24-hour walk-out involves staff in Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. About 50,000 passengers are understood to have been told of cancellations on 400 flights. The action is the largest […]

NFL players protest during US national anthem in pre-season games

Several NFL players have protested during the US national anthem before pre-season games. Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and De’Vante Bausby raised a fist, as did San Francisco 49ers’ Marquise Goodwin and Miami Dolphins’ Robert Quinn, while his team-mates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled. The NFL says plans to fine players for anthem protests have […]

Argentina’s Senate rejects proposed bill to legalize abortion

(CNN)Argentina’s Senate voted against legalizing elective abortion in the early hours of Thursday morning, dashing the hopes of pro-abortion rights advocates in the predominantly Catholic country, homeland of Pope Francis. The Senate rejected the proposed bill 38 to 31, with two abstentions and one absentee. The bill, which fueled contentious debate, would have expanded abortion […]

Chelsea capture Kepa for world-record £72m fee

The club have found their replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who was sold to Real Madrid earlier in the day Chelsea have paid a reported world-record £72 million (€80m/$92m) to sign Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Club as a successor to Real Madrid-bound Thibaut Courtois. The new fee smashes the previous goalkeeper transfer record, set when Liverpool purchased Alisson […]

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