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A Spy Story: Sergei Skripal Was a Little Fish. He Had a Big Enemy.

“He missed Russia,” said Ross Cassidy, a burly former submariner who became one of his closest friends. Lisa Carey, another neighbor, observed the Russian on his daily rounds, walking to the Bargain Stop in his tracksuit to buy scratch tickets. Read more…


England v Spain: Nations League – live! | Football

Peter Taylor, the one-time England manager, is fighting for survival at the foot of the National League with Dagenham & Redbridge. The reaction to the latest stop in the 65-year-old’s itinerant career has been consistent. Wow! And also, why? This Read more…


England to Allow Women to Take Early Abortion Pill at Home

LONDON — The British government announced on Saturday that women in England would legally be allowed to take an abortion pill at home for the first time, following in the footsteps of decisions by Scotland and Wales. Under the new Read more…


As Austerity Helps Bankrupt an English County, Even Conservatives Mutiny

NORTHAMPTON, England — It was a seething, stomping protest in this ordinarily genteel medieval town: Throngs of residents, whistling and booing, swarmed the county hall. “Criminals!” they shouted. They held up banners that read: “Tory councilors wanted for crimes against Read more…


World Cup 2018: Final buildup as England battle Belgium for bronze | Football

5.21am BST05:21 Sheesh, I haven’t even got my feet under the desk, and I’m almost welling up. If a picture tells a thousand words than this photo essay is worth a few Tolstoys in itself. So do yourself a big Read more…


World Cup 2018: countdown begins to final weekend in Russia – live! | Football

Highlights – Batshuayi ricochet, Spain for 30 mins in the first half vs Portugal, second Korean goal v Germany, Russian women in the crowd, England banishing their shoot-out hoodoo, Roy Keane, Brian Kerr, George Hamilton, Ally McCoist, Mbappe’s burst vs Read more…


Mind the gap: Southgate’s challenge now is bridging promise and triumph | Barney Ronay | Football

Southgate you’re the one. England’s single greatest upgrade at this World Cup: they have a manager who sweated the small stuff that makes the big stuff. The great skill of Gareth Southgate has been to manage the details around this Read more…


World Cup 2018 semi-final: Croatia v England – live! | Football

♫ ♬ ♪ It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming … ♪ ♫ ♬ … well, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves: there are still 180 minutes minimum of nerve-shredding, fingernail-bothering, brow-furrowing, edge-of-seat-teetering, stomach-churning, hand-wringing, throat-shredding, palm-sticking, Read more…


World Cup 2018: France into the final plus Croatia v England buildup – live! | Football

6.29am BST06:29 And another! “I prefer to lose with this Belgium than win with this France.” Eden Hazard has been at it too, telling Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad: “But they do defend strongly and are very efficient. We have not Read more…


World Cup 2018: buildup to France v Belgium, plus England latest – live! | Football

6.02am BST06:02 In the interim, if you’re just waking up across continental Europe, there’s been a few interesting world football transfer developments with both Manchester City and Barcelona making some early splashes: He’s a busy lad, that Pep Guardiola, who Read more…