Spanish athletes investigated for doping could have their identities protected after Spain's High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the national anti-doping agency, ruling information on doping should be classified as health data. The country's anti-doping agency, AEPSAD, was found to have breached data protection by Spain's data protection agency when it published the name of an athlete in an investigation into taking banned substances.
A Polish judge critical of the ruling nationalists' judiciary reforms refused to appear for questioning at a prosecutor's office on Wednesday, the latest twist in a case that has come to symbolise the conflict between the government and some judges. Poland has been embroiled in a long-running dispute with the European Union over the rule of law, and the removal of Judge Igor Tuleya's immunity from prosecution in November by a disciplinary chamber the bloc says is not independent underlined the rift. He is facing disciplinary proceedings over allowing media access to a 2017 court hearing at which he ruled on a sensitive case regarding the lawfulness of a parliamentary vote on the budget criticised for not having opposition politicians present.
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is set to get broad parliamentary backing for 32 billion euros of extra spending for the COVID-hit economy, lawmakers said, after he narrowly survived this week's attempt by a junior coalition partner to unseat him. The stimulus package approved by the cabinet last week, due to be voted on in both houses of parliament late on Wednesday, will win support from across the political spectrum, government and opposition party sources said. The money will be used to help the hard-pressed national health service, fund grants to businesses forced to close due to coronavirus lockdowns, finance company furlough schemes and provide cover for a postponement of tax payment deadlines.
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U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Ford pickup truck tailgate recall didn't fix the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has 11 complaints that a recall of power tailgates on 300,000 Super Duty pickups failed to rectify the issue. The agency says it also has received reports from Ford about unintended tailgate openings after the recall repairs were made.
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Trump Heights, Trump Square, Trump train terminal: Israel isn't shy about honouring Donald Trump, who is widely admired among Israelis for his staunch support of their country. But in the Palestinian territories, no U.S. president was openly reviled as much as Trump, or depicted in such unflattering terms in portraits and effigies across the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank. In four years, Trump overturned decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Four former senior aides of Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, are prepared to give evidence in court over whether she intended a letter she sent to her father to become public, London's High Court has been told. Meghan, 39, the wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers after its Mail on Sunday tabloid printed extracts of the handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. She has asked a judge to rule in her favour without need for a potential embarrassing trial, with her lawyers telling the High Court on Tuesday that publishing the "intrinsically private, personal and sensitive letter" was a plain breach of her privacy to which there was no viable defence.
Sokratis has not played for Arsenal this season after being left out of their Premier League and Europa League squads. The 32-year-old, who joined the London club from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in 2018, played 69 games in all competitions for Arsenal and helped them win the FA Cup last season.
The attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month was traumatic for people across the country who watched the events unfold on TV and social media. But for homeless communities in Washington D.C., it played out where they live - and raised concerns about what was to come with Wednesday's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. "Some clients had demonstrators literally walking through their living rooms," said Ceymone Dyce, director of homeless services at Pathways to Housing DC, a nonprofit.
The Dutch government on Wednesday proposed the first nationwide curfew since World War Two and a ban on flights from South Africa and Britain in its toughest moves yet to limit the spread of new coronavirus mutations in the Netherlands. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the curfew must be approved by parliament, which is set to debate measures against the coronavirus on Thursday. The flight ban, which Rutte said also will apply to all South American countries, will begin on Saturday.
The incoming administration of U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden should take steps to settle the immigration status of Mexicans working in the United States, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday. "We have been proposing that our countrymen who have been working for years should be regularized, contributing to the development of that great nation," Lopez Obrador told reporters in his regular daily news conference. The Mexican president said such a move should complement plans to support poor Central American nations and southern Mexico, areas which send many migrants to the United States.
Donald Trump wanted a hero's send off Wednesday and the ceremony arranged for him at an Air Force Base outside Washington looked just like one. But one thing was missing: the big crowd he loves.
'While I feel really disappointed with the injury, I feel lucky in the fact that I do not miss more of the season hopefully'
Tom Holland (“Cherry”) and Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) sat down for a virtual chat for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios. For more, click here. In “Cherry,” Tom Holland transforms into a war veteran-turnedbank robber, broken by PTSD and drug addiction. The role is intentional counter-programming from Holland’s heroic Peter […]
“I promise you a masterpiece,” tweeted “The Notorious” Conor McGregor just three short weeks before his rematch with Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier at UFC 257, taking place Jan. 23. McGregor is never short on bravado — and he has the skills to back up every verbal jab. So when he promises a masterpiece, fans know […]
It’s been more than 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell and hundreds of millions of people threw off the yoke of Russian Soviet communism, but the issues of freedom and democracy have lost none of their relevance, while phrases such as “Russian influence,” “the resistance” and “the wall” are fraught with new meanings and […]
Some British hospitals resemble a "war zone" due to the influx of coronavirus patients in the country's latest wave of the disease, the government's chief scientific adviser said on Wednesday.
Kacey Read’s period pains have left her vomiting and even unconscious.