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Barack Obama backs Hillary Clinton to guard his legacy

His own legacy on the line, US president Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation’s democracy and warning against the “deeply pessimistic vision” of Republican Donald Trump.

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Director ‘syphoned off’ €960k

A man who syphoned off nearly €1m from his business PayPal account to his own bank account has been disqualified by the High Court from acting as a company director for five years.