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Bulgarian fans chanted racist abuse and  and gave the Nazi salute during the European Championship defeat to England  at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia. Photograph: Nikolay Doychinov/AFP/Getty   Images

We’ve learned a lot about sports and society – and those who govern both – over the last few days. Holding a respect banner does not invoke respect.(...)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino:  ‘We still face challenges to tackle this problem in our sport, as we do in society.’ Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Fifa president Gianni Infantino has demanded “new, stronger and more effective ways to eradicate racism in football” in the wake of the abuse suffered(...)

 Bulgarian fans during the Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Bulgaria 0 England 6 Given the history and given the build-up, in which claim and counter-claim had flown, raising the temperature around this Euro (...)

A ‘Red Brigade’ tableaux at  Marble Arch in London at an opening ceremony to Extinction Rebellion’s  fortnight of environmental protest. Photograph: Tolga Akmen / AFP

Image of the week: Red mood The green movement has gone red. Extinction Rebellion events around the world often include a subset of white-painted pro(...)

 Aleksander Kurowski: he  worked for a decade as a cleaner and then in a laundry before  ending up in a homeless hostel.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Aleksander Kurowski (41), a Pole, spent 12 years working in Ireland before he fell ill in January last year, requiring emergency bowel surgery. His i(...)

Derek Scally in his neighbourhood in the Wilmersdorf area in western Berlin.

Keep a diary, Mae West once advised, and one day it will keep you. Sadly, the red copybook I used as a diary 20 years ago, and rediscovered recently, (...)

Horse chestnuts have been assessed as ‘vulnerable’ to extinction in Europe. Photograph: iStock

Horse chestnut trees, whose conkers have been collected and treasured by generations of children, are among scores of European trees at risk of extinc(...)

A file image from January this year showing Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College  announced as the  winner of the 2019 BT Young Scientist of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Skerries teenager who was crowned Ireland’s Young Scientist of the Year in January and went on to have an asteroid named in his honour in the US as (...)

A picture of Al Pacino as Scarface sits next to a hot tub in the Finglas home of Jason Boyle, which was part of a proceeds of crime case. Image: CAB.

A Dublin criminal had a picture of Tony Montana, the fictional drug trafficker played by Al Pacino in the film Scarface, beside his hot tub when the C(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov. Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow.  File photograph: Alastair Grant/AFP/Getty Images

Bulgaria has tried to defuse a potential row with Moscow after accusing the head of a pro-Kremlin organisation in Sofia of espionage and banning two p(...)

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