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True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse

True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse True-Crime Podcast Puts Spotlight on Irish Coach Accused of Abuse Since then, numerous Irish pedophiles have faced successful prosecution on even older charges, based mainly on victim testimony. In the late 1990s, the Irish police investigated other child sex assault allegations against Mr. Gibney, but public prosecutors declined to press …

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Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks

Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks

Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks Partner of Norwegian Ex-Minister Is Sentenced for Staging Attacks OSLO — A Norwegian court on Friday sentenced the partner of a former minister to 20 months in prison after she was found guilty of endangering the country’s democracy by making up threats and vandalizing her own house and car in an …

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How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief By the late 1990s, most of the Nazi art experts who helped loot European Jews were either dead or living quiet lives under the radar. Not so Bruno Lohse, who served as the art agent to …

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In Defense of Television, Soccer’s All-Purpose Villain

In Defense of Television, Soccer's All-Purpose Villain

In Defense of Television, Soccer’s All-Purpose Villain In Defense of Television, Soccer’s All-Purpose Villain We have been here before. Back in the spring, during the first wave of the pandemic, British lawmakers seized eagerly on the idea that the Premier League’s millionaire stars should all take a pay cut, as many of their clubs were requesting. Matt Hancock, the health …

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice.

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice.

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice. Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Has a Black Hero. In Denmark, a White Actor Dubs the Voice. COPENHAGEN — Like most of their counterparts around the world, Danish film critics initially greeted “Soul,” Pixar’s first animated feature to focus on Black characters and African-American culture, with rapture, hailing its …

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Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves

Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves

Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves Germany’s Buchenwald Memorial Urges Visitors to Respect Graves The memorial at the former Buchenwald concentration camp in central Germany stepped up security this week after some visitors went sledding on graves, the latest example of violations that have happened at former Nazi camps in recent years. The episode at Buchenwald, where tens …

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A Step Toward the Post-Merkel World: Her Party Picks a New Leader

A Step Toward the Post-Merkel World: Her Party Picks a New Leader

A Step Toward the Post-Merkel World: Her Party Picks a New Leader A Step Toward the Post-Merkel World: Her Party Picks a New Leader BERLIN — Germany took its first step into a new world on Saturday, choosing the next leader of Angela Merkel’s conservative party ahead of fall elections that will decide who succeeds her as chancellor. In normal …

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Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules

Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules

Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules Insurers Must Pay Businesses for Pandemic Claims, British Court Rules LONDON — One day last March, as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to sweep across Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain, Daniel Duckett was forced to shut the doors of his Belfast bakery and cafe, the Lazy Claire Patisserie. …

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Merkel’s Party, the Largest in Germany, to Choose New Leader

Merkel’s Party, the Largest in Germany, to Choose New Leader

Merkel’s Party, the Largest in Germany, to Choose New Leader Merkel’s Party, the Largest in Germany, to Choose New Leader BERLIN — Germany’s largest political party will choose a new leader on Saturday, with the winner well positioned to succeed Angela Merkel as the next chancellor of Europe’s leading economy. Regardless of the result, it will signal a new chapter …

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David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86

David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86

David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86 David Barclay, Reclusive British Business Mogul, Dies at 86 “Farewell with respect and admiration to Sir David Barclay,” Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, who had twice worked for The Telegraph, as a Brussels correspondent and as a political columnist, said on Twitter. The newspaper was founded as The Daily Telegraph and …

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