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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
University of East Anglia Professor Alastair Grant has projected the reproduction rate of the new variant based on UKHSA figures.
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
Events in No 10 a year ago have come back to haunt Boris Johnson
An increase in cycle lanes during the coronavirus pandemic contributed to London becoming the world’s most congested city, according to new analysis. Traffic information supplier Inrix told the PA news agency that segregated spaces for cycling were one of the reasons drivers in the capital will lose an average of 148 hours stuck in jams across the whole of 2021.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted Covid guidelines were "followed at all times" during the alleged Christmas party held at Downing Street last year.
The United Kingdom saw a record rise in the number of deaths caused by alcohol misuse last year, which public health officials said was linked to the wider social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 8,974 people died of alcohol-specific causes in 2020, 18.6% more than in 2019 and the largest increase since records began in 2001, Britain's Office for National Statistics said. Previous data from health authorities in England had shown a 21% rise in deaths from alcoholic liver disease last year, when COVID-19 lockdowns closed pubs but led to many heavy drinkers consuming more alcohol at home.
Kim Petras has opened up about being seen as a “joke” in her home country of Germany, and dismissed by the US music industry.
The five young people are being recognised for making a difference.
Police said one person was arrested early on December 8 after setting fire to a Christmas tree in front of the Fox News building on Sixth Avenue in New York.Video shows crews disassembling the scorched tree on Wednesday morning. The fire was reported after midnight.The NYPD said investigators couldn’t confirm whether an incendiary device was used to start the fire. Credit: Angelina Fay via Storyful
‘Lockdown loneliness’ linked to higher anxiety among 20 to 24-year-olds.
Remaining contestants will spend almost one more week in the castle
Zemmour suffered a wrist injury as he tried to fend off a man who lunged from the crowd
Voters in an extremely liberal Seattle district are deciding whether they want to keep socialist Kshama Sawant on the City Council
Boris Johnson has said there will ‘effectively be a diplomatic boycott’ of the Beijing Games.
Boris Johnson is expected to face questions over whether he has told the truth about an alleged lockdown-busting Christmas party in No 10 after leaked footage showed his aides joking about a festive gathering.
Archaeologists have found the “best physical evidence for a crucifixion in the Roman world” at a Cambridgeshire housing estate.
Federal court judge notes ‘just because a case involves a national figure does not mean it is of national importance’
Mass tourism had brought the archipelago, immortalised by the Leonardo Dicaprio movie ‘The Beach’, to the brink of ecological catastrophe. Now Thailand hopes to make Phi Phi the standard-bearer for a new, more sustainable model of tourism as the country reopens to visitors after the long Covid-19 shutdown.