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Russian forces suffer heavy losses in failed river crossing, say Ukrainian and British officials
World

Russian forces suffer heavy losses in failed river crossing, say Ukrainian and British officials

Britain's Defense Ministry said Russia lost 'significant armored maneuver elements' of at least one battalion tactical group in the attack.

Britain and France urge allies to keep pressure on Russia's Vladimir Putin
World

Britain and France urge allies to keep pressure on Russia's Vladimir Putin

Western countries have supplied Ukraine with weapons, including artillery, anti-aircraft missiles, anti-tank weapons and other powerful materials, but Kyiv has been pushing allies for more support

UK ministerial ethics advisor clears Rishi Sunak of meddling with wife's tax status
World

UK ministerial ethics advisor clears Rishi Sunak of meddling with wife's tax status

The probe also covered further revelations around Sunak having a Green Card two years after being appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK Cabinet

Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow bans entry to British PM Boris Johnson
World

Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow bans entry to British PM Boris Johnson

The step was taken as a response to London's unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally, creating conditions for restricting our country and strangling the domestic economy, the foreign ministry said

Russia offers deep discounts on crude oil to India: What does it means for New Delhi?
World

Russia offers deep discounts on crude oil to India: What does it means for New Delhi?

According to data compiled by commodities research group Kpler, India did not import any oil from Russia in January and February but March and April contracts have already touched six million barrels for the Urals grade oil

People across UK get hit by high energy costs and the prices may still increase
World

People across UK get hit by high energy costs and the prices may still increase

In the UK, economists warn of the biggest drop in living standards since the mid-1950s, fueled by rocketing energy costs, food prices and preplanned tax increases

Explained: War destablises the 'neutral' in sports; Wimbledon contemplates snapping ties with Russian players
Sports

Explained: War destablises the 'neutral' in sports; Wimbledon contemplates snapping ties with Russian players

Daniil Medvedev, ranked second in the world by ATP, has removed the Russian flag from all social media profiles and says that he wishes for world peace to reign.

UK finance minister Rishi Sunak questioned over Infosys presence in Moscow
World

UK finance minister Rishi Sunak questioned over Infosys presence in Moscow

An Infosys statement said the multinational software services major supports and advocates for peace between Russia and Ukraine.

Israel grapples with fate of dozens of Jewish-Russian oligarchs, as Western nations step up sanctions
World

Israel grapples with fate of dozens of Jewish-Russian oligarchs, as Western nations step up sanctions

Israel, which has emerged as an unlikely mediator between Ukraine and Russia, has not joined the sanctions imposed by the US, Britain, European Union and others

From Germany to China, how Russia-Ukraine conflict is forcing the world to ramp up defence budgets
World

From Germany to China, how Russia-Ukraine conflict is forcing the world to ramp up defence budgets

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted many countries to hike their defence budgets. Will this lead to more aggressive posturing or help in maintaining peace is yet to be decided

‘Used mattresses, carpets, rugs’: Sri Lanka returns illegally imported waste to Britain
World

‘Used mattresses, carpets, rugs’: Sri Lanka returns illegally imported waste to Britain

The waste from Britain arrived in Sri Lanka between 2017 and 2019. The 45 containers loaded onto a ship at a Colombo port on Monday were the final batch of 263 containers holding around 3,000 tonnes of waste

As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world
World

As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world

The debate on hijabs, which has been fuelled after students in Karnataka alleged they weren't allowed in class owing to their dress code, has been ongoing with many European nations imposing full or partial bans on face veils

Partygate: Rishi Sunak admits attending Downing Street lockdown party
World

Partygate: Rishi Sunak admits attending Downing Street lockdown party

The Chancellor of Exchequer acknowledged that the scandal surrounding parties during lockdown at Downing Street had damaged the public's trust in the government

Four of Boris Johnson’s top aides resign due to 'Partygate' scandal
World

Four of Boris Johnson’s top aides resign due to 'Partygate' scandal

Britain's Policy chief Munira Mirza, chief of staff Dan Rosenfield, principal private secretary Martin Reynolds, and communications director Jack Doyle all left their posts within hours of each other on Thursday

France officially bans LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’: What you need to know
World

France officially bans LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’: What you need to know

France joined US, Germany, Canada and other countries as it passed a law criminalising the use of the discredited practice to attempt to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay people

Moscow plans on installing pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, alleges Britain
World

Moscow plans on installing pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, alleges Britain

London said it had seen evidence that several former Ukrainian politicians had maintained links with Russian intelligence services

Jeremy Irons on starring in Netflix film Munich: The Edge of War — 'I love reappraisals of history'
Entertainment

Jeremy Irons on starring in Netflix film Munich: The Edge of War — 'I love reappraisals of history'

After reflecting on his own history and the sources of his contentment, Jeremy Irons has, in recent years, chosen to work less, and revel more in immediate pleasures. “I act to live. I don’t live to act,” he said.

'Should have sent everyone back inside': Boris Johnson apologises for attending party during lockdown
World

'Should have sent everyone back inside': Boris Johnson apologises for attending party during lockdown

Johnson acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that he was at the May 2020 garden party at his Downing Street office

UK crosses grim COVID-19 milestone after recording 150,000 deaths since the pandemic hit in 2020
World

UK crosses grim COVID-19 milestone after recording 150,000 deaths since the pandemic hit in 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has renewed his appeal for people to get vaccinated and thanked the National Health Service for its life-saving efforts.

'Thanks for free publicity': Chinese spoof of James Bond draws rare response from MI6 chief
World

'Thanks for free publicity': Chinese spoof of James Bond draws rare response from MI6 chief

MI6 head Richard Moore previously said adapting to China's rise was the spy service's "single greatest priority" and warned of Chinese "debt traps, data exposure and vulnerability to political coercion"