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Zelensky in surprise visit to UK – first since Russia invasion

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky will make his first visit to the UK since Russia’s invasion of his country today, Downing Street has said. The surprise visit will see the war leader meet King Charles III, Rishi Sunak and address MPs in parliament on Wednesday. The prime minister also announced plans to train Ukrainian fighter jet pilots as part of a ...

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Harry and Meghan to be questioned in defamation case

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be questioned as part of a US defamation case brought by Meghan’s half-sister. This comes after a motion to stop depositions in the civil case from taking place was dismissed by a judge. Samantha Markle is suing Meghan for “defamation and injurious falsehoods” following the royal couple’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021. ...

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Terminally ill Frank Field cheered as he swears oath to King in Lords

A terminally ill peer was cheered as he made his first appearance in the House of Lords for almost two years. Frank Field, 80, arrived in the chamber in a wheelchair and was pushed to the despatch box so he could pledge allegiance to the King. The former minister, known as Lord Field of Birkenhead, waved to colleagues who then ...

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Boris Johnson: Putin threatened to lob missile at me

Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson has claimed President Vladimir Putin threatened to target him with a missile attack before ordering Russian forces into Ukraine. The apparent threat — denied by the Kremlin — came in a telephone call just ahead of the February 24 invasion, according to a BBC documentary to be broadcast on Monday. Johnson and other Western ...

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UK PM Sunak fires Conservative Party chairman after tax probe

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired Conservative Party Chair Nadhim Zahawi after an independent investigation into his tax affairs found a ‘serious breach’ of the ministerial code. “Following the completion of the Independent Adviser’s investigation – the findings of which he has shared with us both – it is clear that there has been a serious breach of the ...

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Rishi Sunak fined for not wearing seatbelt in back of car

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been fined for not wearing a seatbelt in a moving car while filming a social media video. Lancashire Police said it had issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of a fixed penalty. No 10 said Mr Sunak “fully accepts this was a mistake and has apologised”, adding that he would ...

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UK police ‘looking into’ video of Sunak sans seatbelt

British police will be “looking into” a video in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak can be seen riding in a car without a seatbelt — an “error of judgment” for which he has apologised, according to Downing Street. In Thursday’s video, produced for distribution on Sunak’s social media channels, the seatbeltless Conservative leader speaks from the back seat of a ...

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Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’ sells 3.2M copies in 1st week

Prince Harry’s “Spare” sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and will likely rank among the bestselling memoirs of all time. Penguin Random House announced Thursday that Prince Harry’s headline-making memoir sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. alone. It’s a number comparable to first week sales for blockbusters such as former President Barack ...

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Girl, 7, injured in shooting near UK church

A seven-year-old girl has suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting close to a central London church. Police responded at 13:31 GMT to reports shots were fired from a moving vehicle, as a remembrance service took place at St Aloysius Church in Euston. The Met Police said another girl, aged 12, and four women, aged 21, 41, 48 and 54, were ...

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UK hospitals even worse than Ukraine, says British doctor

A British doctor has cautioned that hospitals in the UK are so overcrowded that the conditions in the UK’s National Health Services (NHS) are even worse in nations with poor medical infrastructure like war-torn Ukraine, Hindustan Times reported. Dr Paul Ransom works part-time with the UK hospital and also carries out humanitarian work overseas. In a letter to UK Newspaper ...

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