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‘I regret my actions’ says McGregor outside NY court

Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor “regrets” being involved in a brawl at a UFC media event which left several other mixed martial arts fighters injured. The 29-year-old appeared briefly before a New York court yesterday morning in relation to the incident at the Barclays Centre in the city on April 5. The …

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European defence budget to be ring-fenced for EU firms

The European Union (EU) plans to restrict participation in joint-defence projects to companies based in the bloc, setting up potential tensions with the US and post-Brexit Britain over research-and- development contracts. A proposal due today for a €13bn European Defence Fund will stipulate that, as a general rule, only companies …

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Legal & General targets climate change laggards

Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has said it will take action against companies that are not addressing the risks of climate change. LGIM, one of the biggest investment funds in Europe, said it would exclude offending firms from its Future World index fund. Where those firms featured in its …

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Pomegranate contamination kills woman in Australia

An Australian woman has died after contracting hepatitis A from a packet of frozen pomegranate. The 64-year-old died in South Australia last week in a “rare and tragic” case, state health authorities said. Local officials issued a warning about the Australian-owned Creative Gourmet product in April. It has been linked …

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Putin says Russia not aiming to divide EU

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is not trying to split the European Union. His remarks come ahead of a visit to Austria, his first trip to a Western European country in nearly a year. He told Austria’s ORF station he wanted a “united and prosperous” EU, calling the …

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