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Federico Chiesa of Italy, far right, scores Italy's opening goal against Austria in their Euros round of 16 victory - Credit: Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

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How Roberto Mancini remade Italy into Euro 2020 challengers

Sometimes brooding, sometimes brilliant, sometimes bludgeoning, Roberto Mancini’s remoulded Italy face a Euros date with destiny against Belgium European football is never complete without Italy. Sometimes brooding, sometimes brilliant, sometimes bludgeoning, Roberto Mancini’s remoulded Azzurri will on Friday aim to make Roberto Martinez’s Golden Generation of Belgium suffer and perhaps be suffocated in Munich. The […]
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and former special advisor Dominic Cummings leave from the rear of Downing Street - Credit: AFP via Getty Images

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Dominic Cummings’ ‘pet project’ risks being a ‘side door to sleaze in science’

A new £800 million research agency – which was originally described as Dominic Cummings’ ‘pet project’ – risks being a “side door to sleaze in science”, the opposition has warned. Ministers want the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (Aria) to focus on “high-risk, high-reward” research to explore new ideas while having “strategic and cultural” independence and […]