Tag Archives: Europe

The fascist movement that has brought Mussolini back to the mainstream

The long read: Italys CasaPound has been central to normalising fascism again in the country of its birth. Now theyre trying to enter parliament On the night of 27 December 2003, five men broke into a huge, empty office complex in Rome, just south of the city’s main railway station, Roma Termini. A few days earlier, the men had put …

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Trump now claims he was ‘very strong’ with Putin on election meddling

After clashing statements on who was responsible, president claims he told Russian leader: We cant have this Donald Trump now says he holds the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, personally responsible for his country’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, further walking back a statement on Monday that drew bipartisan condemnation. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday evening, the US president …

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Sun terraces and lawns: Dutch residents transform parking spaces

Project in The Hague has divided streets and revealed a deeply-held attachment to cars It seems a straightforward offer: swap your resident’s parking permit for a bit of greenery in the freed-up space, a lawn, a sun terrace or somewhere for the children to play. However, if any further proof was needed of the west’s destructive love affair with the …

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Ukraine’s presidential rivals trade insults in raucous stadium debate

Polls suggest comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is due to score an overwhelming victory in Sundays vote A noisy, boisterous standoff in a cavernous stadium. A police cordon separating the two rival fan sections, rock music pumping and insults flying. It had the feeling of a boxing grudge match, but instead it was the final act of Ukraine’s chaotic, unpredictable election campaign. …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of a UFC show highlights a troubling link between the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov walked into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s fights. Dressed in beige jeans and a white t-shirt with a matching jacket, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded by …

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‘A stupid idea’: apparel house apologises for Irish misdemeanour mob designs

Craic Clothing takes wander off sale after Team Hutch and Team Kinahan branding was criticized by celebrating deadly feud An online clothing company has been forced to pull a range of T-shirts and hoodies that “celebrated” the two Irish crime gangs involved in the biggest discord in the country’s history. Craic Clothing has apologised for its motifs labelled with the …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of a UFC show spotlights a troubling is connected with the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov moved into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s combats. Garmented in beige jeans and a white-hot t-shirt with a pairing case, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of a UFC show foreground a troubling link between the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov sauntered into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s combats. Dressed in beige jeans and a grey t-shirt with a coinciding casing, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded by …

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Why the UFC’s ‘sportswashing’ of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front sequence of a UFC show highlights a troubling link between the Chechen strongman and the MMA promotion On Saturday 15 September, Ramzan Kadyrov sauntered into Moscow’s Olimpiyskiy Stadium to watch the evening’s campaigns. Dressed in beige jeans and a lily-white t-shirt with a according jacket, the notorious Chechen strongman was surrounded by …

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Sun terraces and lawns: Dutch inhabitants change parking space

Project in The Hague has segmented streets and divulged a deeply-held attachment to cars It seems a straightforward offer: swap your resident’s parking permit for a bit of greenery in the freed-up space, a lawn, a sun terrace or somewhere for most children to performance. However, if any further proof was necessary of the west’s destructive love affair with the …

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