Tag Archives: The Independant

The Walking Dead season 8 exclusive: Lennie James on episode 1 'Mercy'

The Walking Dead has returned for an eighth season with an episode – its 100th ever – that evened the playing field in the battle between Rick Grimes and Negan. We spoke with actor Lennie James, who stars in the show as Morgan Jones, about the episode’s events including Rick’s climactic speech and Gregory’s betrayal – as well as the one thing ...

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USA and Syria become only two countries not in Paris Agreement after Nicaragua signs deal

Nicaragua has reportedly signed the Paris climate change agreement, leaving Syria and the US as the only two nations yet to add their names to the pact. The government said the 2015 deal – which aims to reduce greenhouse gases to try and prevent a global temperature rise of more than two degrees – represented “the only international instrument that offers the conditions ...

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Bill O'Reilly leaks three private letters from Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson amid sexual harassment claims

Bill O’Reilly has released personal letters he received from former Fox anchors Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson. Mr O’Reilly leaked the letters after Ms Kelly said she sent an email to her former bosses at Fox News complaining about the behaviour of Mr O’Reilly toward women. Mr O’Reilly asserts that in the more than 20 years he worked at Fox ...

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John Besh: Celebrity chef quits restaurant empire after sexual harassment claims

A celebrity chef has stepped down from the helm of his restaurant empire amid allegations of sexual harassment. John Besh quit his post as chief executive of the Besh Restaurant Group after more than 20 women said they had been sexually harassed while working either at head office or at one of his restaurants. A former employee said he “continued ...

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What my first experience of NFL says about the future of the sport in the UK

For the NFL newcomer, the first sharp intake of breath comes when you walk through the “tailgate”, the dedicated fan park where spectators gather before the game. On the face of things, it’s fairly standard fare: the usual rip-off food stalls, numerous bars serving the fizzy water Americans so generously describe as beer, a big screen showing the pre-game build-up, ...

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Mark Cuban says he is thinking of running against Donald Trump in 2020

Mark Cuban is “seriously considering” running against Donald Trump should the latter decide to seek a second term as US President in 2020. Mr Cuban, who sold video portal business Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999 and is worth an estimated $3.3bn (£2.5bn), said he could challenge Mr Trump for the Republican nomination.  While describing himself as “fiercely independent”, he told ...

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Jeff Sessions says he's going to take down the brutal MS-13 gang 'like Al Capone'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Department of Justice’s  organized crime task force will destroy the MS-13 gang “just like we took Al Capone off the streets.” Mr Sessions offered the comparison between the gang and the Prohibition-era mobster during a speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Philadelphia, telling law enforcement officials there that he had ...

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What does Shinzo Abe's election win mean for Japan?

After his decisive election victory, Japan’s Shinzo Abe pledged on Monday to tackle what he called the country’s two national crises. The first – North Korea’s nuclear threat – overshadowed the election campaign and won support from Mr Abe from conservative Japanese who approved of his hard line on the hermit state. Fresh from his victory, Mr Abe said he ...

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Weinstein Company faces civil rights investigation amid sexual assault fallout

The federal government has launched a civil rights investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s movie production company following a series of sexual assault allegations. Amid a barrage of allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment leveled at the 65-year-old movie, mogul, the office of New York state’s most senior prosector said it had launched a civil rights investigation.  The move by New ...

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David Moss leaves Huddersfield Town after five months as Head of Football Operations

Huddersfield Town have quietly announced that Head of Football Operations David Moss has left his role at the club. The Yorkshireman replaced Stuart Webber in the role in June after a seven-year stint at Celtic. Since then, he has overseen a jubilant atmosphere, sky-rocketing ambitions and unlikely success at the Terriers. The 48-year-old was also the first to mention Steve Mounié ...

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