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'Merit over politics' as women's World Cup heads Down Under

'Merit over politics' as women's World Cup heads Down Under

Football lovers in Australia and New Zealand offered rare praise for FIFA's transparency Friday after the southern hemisphere neighbours were chosen to host the 2023 women's World Cup.The decision, announced in the early hours of the morning in the newly ano

UK PM Johnson backs key aide over lockdown breach claims

UK PM Johnson backs key aide over lockdown breach claims

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday defied pressure from within his own party and backed top aide Dominic Cummings over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown rules.Cummings has been a highly divisive figure in British politics since mastermin

Bolsonaro bets big on 'right-wing' drug against virus

Bolsonaro bets big on 'right-wing' drug against virus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro neatly sums up how thoroughly politics has hijacked the debate over using malaria drugs against the new coronavirus: "Right-wingers take chloroquine."The far-right leader made the remark Tuesday, a day before his government

Pandemic politics costing lives in Brazil

Pandemic politics costing lives in Brazil

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro keeps saying coronavirus fears are overblown. Other officials at the federal, state and local levels insist the danger is all too real.Brazil is torn by a deep political divide over how to respond to the pandemic, and it is t