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US President Joe Biden will warn Vladimir Putin of severe economic consequences should Russia go ahead with an invasion of Ukraine, a senior official said on Monday. Mr Biden and Mr Putin are to hold a video call on Tuesday as the US attempts to deter Russia from launching military action against Ukraine after Moscow deployed tens of thousands of troops to the country’s border. Mr Biden is said to have spoken to the UK, France and Germany ahead of the call, to discuss their “shared concern about the Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders and Russia’s increasingly harsh rhetoric” and support for deescalating tensions in the region.
Storm Barra brought rough seas to Douglas, the Isle of Man’s capital, on December 7, as the UK’s Met Office issued several yellow weather warnings across the country for wind, rain and snow.Wind gusts as high as 70 mph were recorded on the south coast of Ireland, the Irish meteorological service said.Video posted by @meraki_IoM captured the waves crashing against the promenade in Douglas. Credit: @meraki_IoM via Storyful
The most closely watched appointment was that of health minister, as Germany struggles to bring down its highest coronavirus infection rates of the pandemic so far. View on euronews
Several houses were burned in a fire in a residential area of Tokyo’s Koto-ku ward early in the morning on Monday, December 6, according to local news reports.Local media citing the Metropolitan Police Department reported a man, who appeared to be a resident, claimed that he had “ignited his house”.This footage filmed by Twitter user @mitsu616 shows smoke rising from nearby flames. Credit: @mitsu616 via Storyful
A "lethal cocktail" of police officer and social worker shortages, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, "allowed neglect to happen," the former West Midlands police and crime commissioner has said about the death of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. The six-year-old boy from Solihull, West Midlands, was abused, neglected and killed by his father, Thomas Hughes, and his stepmother, Emma Tustin.
The Longannet power station chimney, is due to come down later this week.
Banksy has offered to raise millions of pounds to boost a bid to transform a prison which once held Oscar Wilde into an arts centre. Campaigners hope the move will prevent the Grade-II listed HMP Reading from being sold to housing developers. The anonymous street artist hopes to transform the Berkshire prison into a "refuge for art" with a possible £10m from the sale of a stencil used for the artwork he painted on the side of the prison in March.
New advice issued on Monday stated that children in third class and above should not be excluded from lessons ‘in the first instance’.
Far-right French presidential candidate put in headlock by protester at rally. Éric Zemmour formally declared his candidacy on Tuesday, highlighting his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views
Grievously wounded during World War II, the Kansas lawmaker became a leading advocate for disability rights legislation
The Labour leader urged people who have not taken up the offer to ‘think again’ and get vaccinated.
Omicron Covid cases soared to 246 after a further 86 Covid variant cases were identified in the UK, according to the latest figures available. The UK Health Security Agency said18 of the cases are in Scotland which takes the total up to 48. It comes hours after Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab declared everyone will be able enjoy Christmas this year compared to last year while strict restrictions were in place.
A promising young motocross star is among three people who have been killed in an avalanche in central Austria, authorities have said. Nineteen-year-old Rene Hofer was part of a group of 11 skiers, eight of whom were hit by a roughly 200-metre (655-foot) wide slab of snow during a ski tour on Saturday in the Tweng area, in Salzburg province in Austria. Three members of the group were buried by the avalanche and another two were partly buried but able to free themselves, regional police said in a statement.
"Dominic Raab seemingly thinks he’s the justice secretary in Minority Report."
Winter showers swept parts of northern Maine overnight into Monday, December 6, as 3-7 inches of snow was expected to accumulate by the morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).NWS meteorologist James Sinko shared this footage of the conditions in Castle Hill, Aroostook County, in the early hours of Monday.Strong winds were expected from Monday afternoon into the night, with scattered power outages also possible, the NWS said. Credit: Meteorologist James Sinko via Storyful
A French dare devil crossed between Babilonia Hill and Urca Hill in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday on a bridge of webbing - known as a slackline. Nathan Paulin's stunt took place at an altitude of 80m (264ft) and covered a total distance of 500m (0.3 miles).
A rising motocross star was among three skiers killed in avalanche in central Austria, authorities said. The KTM team said 19-year-old Rene Hofer, a junior motocross world and European champion, was among the dead. The entire KTM family is deeply saddened by the terrible news that MX2 factory racer Rene Hofer, along with two of his friends, has passed away following a skiing incident in Austria.
Myanmar's military rulership "pardoned to two years" a four-year jail term it had given earlier in the day to ousted leader Aug San Suu Kyi. The reduction in the sentence came hours after criticism by the EU, the US, and the UN calling the sentencing "politically motivated" and a "blatant violation of human rights".Earlier on Monday, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell had issued a strong worded statement on behalf of the 27 member states, saying that Suu Kyi's sentence "represents another ste
It came after another clash between the two of them though, with Hamilton going into the back of Verstappen as Red Bull told their man to slow down and give the place back. Hamilton and Mercedes felt Verstappen caused the issue with his reckless driving, and the Brit was unimpressed with what he saw. “I really had to try and keep my cool out there, which was really difficult to do,” Hamilton said.
Remaining contestants will spend almost one more week in the castle