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Two children among the dead, while another 14 people have been injured according to city officials in the Ukraine capital Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 463 of the invasion As we wait for more information from Kyiv to come in, heres a bit of context. The past week has marked the first time that Moscow has come in for a large-scale drone attack since it launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Nobody was injured in Tuesdays raid by more than 30 drones but they were
Federal prosecutors have obtained audio in which the former president acknowledged he retained a classified paper on Iran Federal prosecutors obtained audio recording of a summer 2021 meeting where Donald Trump suggested he should have declassified a military document about Iran he admitted retaining, according to people familiar with the criminal investigation into his retention of national security papers. The document at issue is understood to be classified as secret significant as the justi
With no power, water or internet across large areas, frustration is building in the US territory over what is seen as a slow response to the crisis One week after typhoon Mawar ripped through the US territory of Guam, most parts of the island were still without power, water, and internet, with residents frustrated by the governments slow response to the crisis. By Wednesday, power had been restored to just 28% of customers, according to officials. The Guam Power Authority said it had deployed cr
President says national security threats are increasing and urged greater oversight of artificial intelligence and data security Chinese leader Xi Jinping and top officials have called for greater state oversight of artificial intelligence as part of work to counter dangerous storms facing the country, state media reported. The president and other ruling Communist party officials agreed at a meeting of the National Security Commission to improve security governance of network data and artificial
Macron says negotiated peace might take priority over Putin war crimes trial; US announces $300m arms package but dont use on Russian soil See all our coverage of the war in Ukraine Continue reading...
Amazon UK Services received tax credit of 7.7m for investment in infrastructure under Rishi Sunaks super-deduction scheme Amazons main UK division has paid no corporation tax for the second year in a row after benefiting from tax credits on a chunk of its 1.6bn of investment in infrastructure, including robotic equipment at its warehouses. Amazon UK Services, which employs more than half of the groups UK workers, received a tax credit of 7.7m in the year to the end of December, according to acco
With youth unemployment at a record high, the problem of overeducated young people is acute With a masters degree in applied linguistics from one of Australias top universities, Ingrid Xie did not expect to end up working in a grocery store. But that was where she ended up after graduating from the University of Queensland in July last year. Xie did her undergraduate degree in China, studying English in the shade of palm trees at Hainan Tropical Ocean University. She went abroad for her masters
Aras Amiri, a British Council employee, was held in Evin prison with seven members of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation Aras Amiri has kept a low profile since she was released from Iranian detention two years ago, avoiding interview requests after returning to the UK. But now, the British Council employee, who spent three years in Tehrans notorious Evin prison, wants to speak. An injustice has compelled her: the detention of seven friends and environmentalists she left behind. Kept in so
Reduction follows CMA plans to grill executives about sustained higher margins but RAC says retailers should go further Supermarkets have cut more than 7p a litre from the price of diesel since the UKs competition watchdog warned it would question retail bosses about unnecessarily high forecourt prices, according to the RAC. The motoring group found that the average price of diesel fell by 7.44p a litre, from 151.02p two weeks ago to 143.58p this week, after the Competition and Markets Authority
Vote expected to be held at 8:30pm ET and if passed would move next to the Senate for quick approval to protect US from default The House is set to hold its final vote on raising the debt ceiling Wednesday, as leaders of both parties expressed confidence they will soon clear a major legislative hurdle with just days left before the US is expected to default. Arriving at the Capitol Wednesday morning, the House Republican speaker, Kevin McCarthy, told reporters that he felt good about the upcomin
French sports minister insists on neutrality at Roland Garros I would say it again, says Serbian world No 3 Novak Djokovic has insisted that he would not hesitate to opine on Kosovo and the clashes between Kosovo authorities and ethnic Serbs again, even as the backlash to his comments continues to grow. I dont mind saying that. I mean, I would say it again, Djokovic said. But I dont need to because you have my quotes if you want to reflect on that. Of course Im aware that a lot of people would d
Sevillas empire just will not fall, not even to the Romans. After three long, exhausting hours, the match that seemed to never end, just like their extraordinary dominance of this competition, came down to a single kick. Or so it seemed: instead, at midnight in Budapest it came down to two of them. Gonzalo Montiel, the man who scored the penalty that won his country the World Cup was entrusted with taking the penalty that would win his club their seventh, yes seventh, Europa League. This time he
The blaze, which began near Inverness in Scotland, is still not out after four days and its cause is unknown Firefighters have spent four days battling a wildfire in the Scottish Highlands that officials believe is on its way to becoming the largest by area on record in the UK and which has been photographed from space. The fire broke out at Cannich near Inverness on Sunday and has grown to an area measuring roughly 8km by 8km (24 square miles). Two firefighters were injured on Tuesday after bei
Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter with eight survivors also recovered from water A 17-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl have died and a man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after an incident on Bournemouth beach, Dorset police have said. Police responded to the beach near Bournemouth pier after receiving a call for assistance at 4:32pm. Emergency responders recovered 10 people from the water, including the man in his 40s who investigators later arrested in connection with
47-year-old actor, who allegedly drugged womens drinks, faces up to 30 years in prison after jury finds him guilty Danny Masterson, the actor best known for his role in That 70s Show, was found guilty of two counts of rape on Wednesday in a Los Angeles retrial in which the Church of Scientology played a central role. The jury of seven women and five men reached the verdict after deliberating for seven days spread over two weeks. They could not reach a verdict on the third count, that alleged Mas
The shipment comes with a warning that the weaponry should not be used to attack within Russia The United States has announced a new $300m arms package for Ukraine, including air defense systems and tens of millions of rounds of ammunition but warned Kyiv that US weaponry should not be used to attack within Russia. We have been very clear with the Ukrainians privately weve certainly been clear publicly that we do not support attacks inside Russia. We do not enable and we do not encourage atta
Lionesses manager in talks over when her squad will convene Tournament begins on 20 July in Australia and New Zealand Sarina Wiegman is caught in a club v country tussle after naming her World Cup squad, with the England manager fearing her plans to get the players together in less than three weeks could be blocked. Wiegman wants to begin preparations on 19 June and said clubs had been alerted to this in November. But the European Club Association is understood to be united behind a deal it reac
As official figures show public spending on system has quadrupled under Tories, PM to attend border security meeting in Moldova Public spending on the asylum system has quadrupled under Conservative-led governments, according to official figures, as Rishi Sunak prepares to discuss ways of reducing the number of people seeking asylum with other European leaders. Labour has unearthed figures that show the amount spent on the asylum system has increased from 550m in 2012 to 2.1bn in 2021. Continue
The actor will briefly return as Samantha Jones in one scene of the second season of the comedy spin-off Kim Cattrall is reportedly returning to play the role of Samantha in one scene of Sex and the City spin-off And Just Like That. According to Variety , the actor shot her dialogue without speaking to or seeing the rest of the cast. Cattrall has spoken of tension between herself and star Sarah Jessica Parker and was not included in the first season of the new series. Continue reading...
LA county district attorneys office will not proceed with charges due to complexity of the relationship between accuser and actor Actor Armie Hammer will not face any charges in the sexual assault case brought against him in 2021. The star of The Social Network was accused of rape and physically abusive behaviour by a woman with whom he had been in an on-and-off relationship for four years. Continue reading...
The director of This is Englands take on a novel about an 18th-century counterfeiting gang is funny, moving, shocking and totally compelling. He has effortlessly reinvented a whole genre Benjamin Myers 2017 novel The Gallows Pole told the true-life tale of the 18th-century gang of coin clippers led by King David Hartley, whose illegal work and attendant violence came to dominate Cragg Vale in West Yorkshire. It had formerly been the home of a thriving cottage textiles industry, but the advent of
Italian vows to continue on journey with key appointments Radrizzani was expected to sell stake after buying Sampdoria The Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani, has apologised to the clubs fans following relegation from the Premier League. In a personal statement posted on Twitter, Radrizzani admitted the board of directors had made mistakes and hoped to make some key appointments in different areas of the club but made no mention of a possible change of ownership at Leeds. Continue reading...
A 69-year-old Florida dealer is set to go to federal prison after a scheme involving the sale of fake artwork A south Florida art dealer was sentenced on Tuesday to two years and three months in federal prison in connection with a scheme involving the sale of fake Andy Warhol paintings. Daniel Elie Bouaziz, 69, was sentenced in Fort Pierce federal court, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in February to a single count of money laundering, while prosecutors agreed to drop 16 other coun
Norrie and Pouille demand technology use after contentious call Briton completed 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win to book third round spot Cameron Norrie and Lucas Pouille have both called for tennis to embrace video replay technology in matches after a contentious point during Norries 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 second round victory against Pouille at the French Open. During the third set of their contest on Court Suzanne Lenglen the umpire, Eva Asderaki, failed to notice the ball had bounced twice after a sweet drop volle
Park has long been a target of activists who have sought to shut it down over the lack of care given to its captive animals A theme park in Canada is facing charges for its handling of black bears in captivity, placing fresh scrutiny on a park that animal rights activists have long sought to shut down. Ontarios ministry of the solicitor general said on Wednesday it had laid the charges against Marineland, an amusement park on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The province said the park had fai
Chocolate maker appoints mission guardians with power to veto changes to ethical strategy The ethical confectionery company Tonys Chocolonely has introduced a golden share mechanism to prevent shareholders from weakening its sustainability commitments in future. In an unusual move, the Dutch company, which makes colourfully wrapped chunky chocolate bars stocked in UK supermarkets, has created a new governance structure with golden shares that carry the power to veto changes to its ethical strate
Croatia midfielder expected to switch to Etihad Stadium Manchester United likeliest destination for Mason Mount Manchester City have opened talks with Chelsea over a deal for Mateo Kovacic. Pep Guardiola wants more depth in central midfield and Kovacic, who has a year on his contract, is expected to join the Premier League champions. Chelsea are set for a heavy clearout and are also expected to lose Mason Mount, with Manchester United increasingly regarded as the midfielders likeliest destinatio
Her experience seemed to make the former captain and Manchester City centre-half the ideal replacement for the injured Leah Williamson Sarina Wiegmans decision to omit Steph Houghton from Englands World Cup squad has prompted little surprise but an awful lot of dissension. It is the sort of contentious, high-stakes selection call that sometimes ends up coming back to bite managers on the backside. Wiegmans closest allies will interpret it as another piece of characteristic sound judgment on the
Vice-chancellors urge review of tuition fees in light of caps on overseas students and rising costs Vice-chancellors are warning the current funding model for UK higher education is broken and have urged the government to review the system of tuition fees, which have been capped at about 9,000 for more than a decade. They have made clear that limits to overseas students announced last week on top of rising costs caused by inflation posed a serious risk to universities which would require more fu
National Eating Disorder Association has also been under criticism for firing four employees in March who formed a union The National Eating Disorder Association (Neda) has taken down an artificial intelligence chatbot, Tessa, after reports that the chatbot was providing harmful advice. Neda has been under criticism over the last few months after it fired four employees in March who worked for its helpline and had formed a union. The helpline allowed people to call, text or message volunteers wh
Developer hit by higher interest rates and 2022s mini-budget but online retailer buoyed by stronger sales at M&S The property developer British Land is being relegated from the UKs blue-chip share index, ending a 21-year run in the FTSE 100 after its value was hit by rising interest rates and the disruption caused by last autumns mini-budget. The online supermarket and retail technology group Ocado has clung on to its prized spot in the ranking, however, despite a sharp fall in its value since t
Teaching unions and charities argue first review of statutory guidance since 2020 is politically motivated An expert panel will be set up to review sex education in Englands schools, with updated guidance due in September to ensure that no disturbing or inappropriate content will make its way to students. This review will take place over the concerns of teaching unions and more than 50 organisations and charities , who fear the move is politically motivated. Continue reading...
Ciner Group announces plans for 10% flotation of shares in WE Soda that may be big enough to propel company into FTSE 100 The family of a Turkish billionaire, who owns a football stadium named after the countrys recently re-elected authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, could be in line for 650m by floating an industrial company in London. The family of Turgay Ciner, 67, who has built up an estimated $1.6bn (1.3bn) empire spanning mining, chemicals, shipping, media and football, controls
Infants, toddlers and older children died from fever or lack of food while trapped in deteriorating conditions At least 60 infants, toddlers and older children have perished over the past six weeks while trapped in harrowing conditions in an orphanage in Sudans capital as fighting raged outside. Most died from lack of food and from fever. Twenty-six died in two days over the weekend. Continue reading...
Weekend train services to be severely reduced across England as dispute over pay and conditions continues A fresh wave of train strikes has led to rail services in parts of England grinding to a halt, with planned industrial action on Friday and Saturday set to affect hundreds of thousands of people travelling to sporting events and concerts. More than 12,000 members of Aslef, the drivers union, began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday as part of the long-running dispute between the unions and the go
Rapper and producer says company undermined joint venture by marketing key products Ciroc and DeLeon as Black brands The US rapper, producer and entrepreneur Sean Combs has sued the spirits giant Diageo, accusing the British multinational of racism, and of deliberately undermining a joint-venture spirits brand. In a court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for Combs say Diageo and its executives have put their feet on the neck of Mr Combs brands, choking off production, distribution and sales of Combs
Updates from the 8pm BST kick-off in Budapest Football Daily: Perfect records on line in final Get in touch: contact Barry via email or Twitter Anthony Taylor leads a largely British team of match officials for tonights final, with Germanys Bastian Dankert helping out Stuart Attwell and Chris Kavanagh behind the squinting windows of the VAR bunker. Referee: Anthony Taylor Assistant referees: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn Fourth official: Michael Oliver VAR: Stuart Attwell. Continue reading...
Leadership has taken important steps but culture is unlikely to change if people believe they run risk in calling out misconduct The voice of business has spoken. The messaging, however, is mixed. After a period of turmoil and soul searching, during which most of its work was suspended, the Confederation of British Industry has outlined plans for an overhaul of its culture and governance. Its members will be asked to give their verdict in a confidence vote, for which polling has already opened.
Sothebys has assembled nearly 400 items from the holdings of the star couple showing a relationship of intense passion You, too, can have a piece of Newmans own everything. Nearly 400 items from the personal holdings of the legendary actor Paul Newman and his wife and former co-star Joanne Woodward are on offer at Sothebys latest celebrity estate sale. Continue reading...
The Lionesses head coach has gone for a blend of youth and experience as the European champions head to Australia and New Zealand Continue reading...
The fog of war is thick in Ukraine, but certain strategic and moral truths remain crystal clear Vladimir Putin has never been honest with the Russian people about the war in Ukraine. He lied about the scale of the invasion and the reasons for it. The deception is sustained with propaganda and repression . Outlawing the truth has kept the reality of war mostly out of sight, which is a condition of public acquiescence. That doesnt mean that millions would rise up against their government if confro
Jon Rahm called for likes of Garca to be allowed to play in Rome McIlroy: I dont think any of those guys should be part of team Rory McIlroy has reiterated his opposition to LIV Golf players being allowed to represent Europe in the Ryder Cup. The world No 2 Jon Rahm believes the likes of Sergio Garca, with whom he formed a successful partnership in 2021, should be able to compete in Rome and said he was sad that politics have gotten in the way of the biennial event. Continue reading...
When the economy doesnt work in the way that theory suggests, its time to junk the theory The whisper that the government was considering price caps on food , now the biggest driver of inflation, has produced the inevitable backlash. Out scuttled mini-me Thatcherites and big business PRs waving shrouds. Ministers admitted only to looking into the idea of voluntary controls. But the last 15 years have shown that state intervention is considered economic heresy until it becomes politically neces
Ex-civil servant alleges he was arrested to protect Kim Darroch, former UK diplomat in Washington A former civil servant has accused the government of an attempt to cover up crimes by the former British ambassador to the US, who he claims leaked intelligence to his lover. Andrew Hale-Byrne is suing the foreign secretary, James Cleverly, and the international trade secretary, Kemi Badenoch, alleging that he was arrested in order to divert attention from Sir Kim Darroch, the former UK ambassador t
Ben Houchen dismisses accusations of corruption and and wrongdoing made by Labour MP for Middlesbrough Andy McDonald A Conservative metro mayor has called a Labour MP a liar and a coward as the feuding over a huge regeneration project became increasingly acrimonious. Ben Houchen, the mayor of Tees Valley, made the claims against the MP for Middlesbrough, Andy McDonald, during a combative radio interview on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Number of clubs providing spaces has dropped in last five years Pledge made in 2015 to meet a nationally recognised standard The Premier League has been accused of failing to live up to a promise to guarantee match access to wheelchair-using fans. The charity Level Playing Field, which campaigns for the rights of disabled sports fans, says the number of Premier League clubs providing suitable wheelchair user spaces has fallen over the past five years, despite a pledge in 2015 that all clubs woul
Frontman Mike Kerr launched a wave of memes with his petulant festival rant and revealed the sense of entitlement created by a culture that prized rock above pop The Succession finale revelled in the nuanced pleasures of the self-own. Overplay your hand and youre good as dead; grease the pole too fervently and youll find yourself stuck at the top with only one, fateful way down. But as far as the weekend in schadenfreude goes, series creator Jesse Armstrong had strong competition from British r
No 5 seed beaten 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 in second-round match Monfils comes through marathon but faces Rune next As Caroline Garcia made her final stand on Wednesday morning inside Court Philippe-Chatrier against Anna Blinkova, her effort was undeniable. Each time she faced a match point, the fifth seed brushed it aside to keep herself alive. In two Blinkova service games deep in the final set, Garcia saved seven match points as chants of Caro, Caro! pierced the air. In the end, it did not matter. Blinko
Chief executive Carolyn McCall says there has been a lot of inaccuracy in reporting of This Morning controversy ITV has instructed a barrister to carry out an external review of the facts after Phillip Schofields departure from This Morning . In a letter seen by the PA news agency, the ITV chief executive, Carolyn McCall, said: You will have seen the significant media coverage concerning Phillip Schofield. As you would expect we take the matter extremely seriously and have reviewed our own recor