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NFL found unity in its battle with Trump and racism

In unprecedented scenes on Sunday, over 200 players protest against the US president’s call for them to get fired. KADEEM SIMMONDS reports

THE NFL sent a clear message to United States president Donald Trump on Sunday that they will not be divided and defeated in the face of racism and ...

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Gale to defy doctors’ orders to play in final

Castleford star was told his season was over

AFTER initially being told his season was over, Castleford scrum-half Luke Gale said yesterday that he is ready to step back in to help his club reach a maiden Super League Grand Final.

The 29-year-old England international, who is ...

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Nascar team owners threaten to fire protesting drivers

PRESIDENT Donald Trump tweeted yesterday that he was proud of Nascar because no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the US national anthem on Sunday prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.

“So proud of Nascar and its supporters and fans. They won’t put ...

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Playing safe let-down

MARY CONWAY is taken by the theatrical breadth of the production but doubts the purpose its over simplistic narrative


National Theatre London SE1


JT ROGERS tackles a big theme with his new work Oslo, now at the National Theatre prior to the West End and ...

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A disturbing window onto Austria’s past

RUTH BECKERMANN’S films have never shied away from difficult questions.

For her haunting 1996 documentary East of War, she set up camp at the Wehrmachtsausstellung in Vienna — a touring exhibition of photographs depicting the atrocities committed by the Third Reich’s army ...

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Welcome return of Kersh’s post-war Soho blues

Prelude to a Certain Midnight

by Gerald Kersh

(London Books, £11.99)

THE WORKS of Gerald Kersh fell steeply out of favour and largely out of print after his death in 1968 but London Books are determined to provide him with some kind of rebirth.

This is the third ...

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McDonnell: Labour will end scandalous PFI

McDonnell pledges to bring rip-off private finance initiative contracts back in-house

A LABOUR government will end the private finance initiative (PFI) “scandal,” bringing all contracts and workers back into the public sector, John McDonnell announced yesterday.

The ...

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88% of schools still face massive cuts

Unions warn that Tories’ new funding plan isn’t enough

SCHOOLS across England face losing thousands of pounds from their annual budgets, affecting every primary and secondary school pupil, six unions warned yesterday.

They said that 88 per cent of state schools face real-terms ...

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Uber chief says sorry for firm’s ‘mistakes’

GMB protest calls for regulation of cab industry

TAXI drivers staged a protest in Brighton yesterday calling for better regulation of the sector, as the boss of transnational minicab fi rm Uber said it had made “mistakes.”

Last week Transport for London (TfL) refused to ...

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Diminished Merkel casts around for new coalition

Greens and liberal FDP sought as allies as far-right AfD takes shock third place

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel sought a new coalition with the Greens and freemarket liberal FDP yesterday after losing ground to the right in Sunday’s election.

Ms Merkel’s centre-right CDU ...

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Syria: SDF points finger at Russian jet bombers

Moscow denies attacks on US-backed fighters

US-BACKED forces in Syria accused Russia of bombing them yesterday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said its fighters were attacked by Russian jets and Syrian artillery across the Euphrates river from the eastern city of Deir ...

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Trump adds Chad and North Korea to travel ban list

DONALD TRUMP issued a new travel ban yesterday, imposing an indefinite ban on almost all travel to the United States from seven countries.

It follows the US president’s March executive order, which expired on Sunday, which itself followed a January ban which was largely blocked by ...

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Skinner’s right, we must invest

Evergreen Bolsover MP Dennis Skinner hit the nail on the head yesterday in telling delegates under media interrogation over how to fund Labour’s economic policies what to reply.

“When the private sector expands, where do you think they get the money from? They borrow it,” ...

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‘Do not despair, have hope and determination’

In part one of a two part Q&A, HARRY LESLIE SMITH talks to the Star about the deeply troubling times we find ourselves in

THE title of your book has a rather ominous warning for today’s Labour Party members. Why did you decide to write this now?

One of the main motivating ...

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‘They’ve got the money but we’ve got the power’

CHRIS WILLIAMSON talks to Ben Cowles about neoliberalism and its effects in Latin America

WHAT is there left to say about austerity? I can barely conjure up the energy to write about it. The hideousness of stripping vital funding away from everything a society needs to function is as ...

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The left is strong ever in the Labour party

But this new strength could provide ever more challenges for both the left and right wings of the party, writes CONRAD LANDIN

SHORTLY after Jeremy Corbyn swept away his rivals in the leadership election two years ago, one Labour left MP sidled over to me in Brighton, and chuckled: ...

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Glenn Backed Over Sampson’s Sacking

FA: Right procedures in place to prevent a similar issue

FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION chief executive Martin Glenn was given a vote of confidence by the board yesterday for his handling of Mark Sampson’s dismissal as England Women’s manager.

The board met at Wembley yesterday for ...

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Fifa see ‘common sense’ in poppy row with FA

SPORTS Minister Tracey Crouch welcomed yesterday Fifa’s decision to “apply some common sense” and back down on its ban of players wearing poppies in international matches.

Last year, all four home nations were fined by football’s world governing body for ignoring ...

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The secret state is the real threat to democracy

DAVE SMITH asks if anyone believes the anti-democratic political policing units will be impartial when Labour wins the next election

ANYONE attending tonight’s Labour Party fringe meeting on political policing is likely to leave angry after what they hear.

The Special ...

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The state is closing its ranks on spycops

The Establishment is doing its best to ensure none of the undercover cops are held to account, writes HELEN STEEL

IN 2011 I was one of eight women who began legal action against the police having discovered that our former long-term partners had actually been undercover policemen ...

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Magpies denied a point by Seagulls

Brighton hold on at home to claim victory against Benitez’s men

Brighton 1-0 Newcastle

TOMER HEMED’S hooked strike denied Newcastle the chance to move fourth in the Premier League as Brighton prevailed 1-0 at the Falmer Stadium last night.

Hemed’s second Premier ...

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