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Kanye West forgery claims as petition to appear on NJ ballot as presidential candidate ‘has 600 defective signatures’

KANYE West’s petition to appear on the presidential ballot in New Jersey allegedly has more than 600 defective signatures, according to an election lawyer. The rapper, 43, on Monday submitted 1,327 signatures in the Garden State, which requires presidential candidates to get 800 signatures in order to appear on the ballot. ⚠️ Follow our US …

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Cold War 2.0 – is the coronavirus crisis a catalyst for the changing world order?

The last decade has seen the proliferation of voices pointing to strong and unavoidable shifts in the world order. Russia’s assertive moves in Ukraine, Syria or, more recently, Libya routinely make analysts apprehensive enough to point to the emergence of a ‘New Cold War’. This comparison, however, is rather exaggerated. Lacking the might of the …

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GM says it can pay off $16 billion loan if U.S. recovery continues

General Motors Co (GM.N) on Wednesday said if the U.S. economy continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and the auto industry does not experience any further production shutdowns, the No. 1 U.S. automaker should be able to generate enough cash to pay off a $16 billion loan by the end of the year, Trend …

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Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev targeted for week before Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

Anthony Joshua plans to KO Kubrat Pulev and then tell Tyson Fury : It’s over to you. The heavyweight rivals are on a collision course for next year after agreeing a two-fight deal in principle. But both are contracted to interim fights which have been significantly delayed by the coronavirus crisis. Joshua was due to …

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Transfer news LIVE: Sancho to Man United close; Chilwell demands Chelsea move, Havertz latest; Arsenal gossip

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s rolling transfer news and rumours live blog as the summer transfer speculation ramps up. The window is officially open following the completion (finally) of the delayed 2019-2020 Premier League season. Premier League clubs will now be busy reshaping their squad ahead of the new campaign, with the window scheduled to …

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps defends Spain quarantine U-turn as he arrives back in UK for 14-day isolation

TRANSPORT Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government’s quarantine U-turn on Spain as he arrived back in Britain for two weeks of self-isolation. He headed back after pressure to deal with the fallout from the sudden decision to impose quarantine restrictions on travellers returning from Spain at the weekend. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog …

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Every step the EU takes toward financial unity sows new seeds of its potential collapse

Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” is a play featuring two characters waiting for a character, Godot, who never arrives. As such, it is a useful metaphor for the goings-on of the European Union. Observers of the EU’s evolution in the capital of Brussels have witnessed a Godot-like experience of the promised arrival of the long-awaited …

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Von der Leyen keen to hire more black EU officials

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has pledged to hire more people from racial minorities after meeting anti-racist MEPs on Tuesday (28 July). Her institution had “not [been] able to create the [right] environment” to attract more diverse staff and “has to change”, she said, according to a press release by the European Parliament’s …

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Commission approves €123 million Polish scheme to support companies affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €123 million (PLN 545m) Polish scheme to support companies affected by  the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The support will take the form of: (i) a reduction of the annual fee due for the perpetual usufruct, and (ii) an exemption of the …

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Hard border closures ‘should be avoided’ within Europe – POLITICO

Vehicles travel from France to the Spanish border | Raymond Roig/AFP via Getty Images Clement Beaune said France was also looking at how to allow couples separated by pandemic measures to be reunited. By Rym Momtaz 7/29/20, 11:07 AM CET Updated 7/29/20, 11:10 AM CET PARIS — France will avoid blanket travel bans to European …

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