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Rudy Giuliani denies having an alcohol problem in interview
Rudy Giuliani denies having an alcohol problem in interview
Ed Sheeran has announced his return to the live stage with a series of stadium concerts throughout 2022, dubbed the Mathematics Tour. Running from April to September, the chart-topping singer-songwriter will play shows across the UK, Ireland, central Europe and Scandinavia, including a three-night run at London’s Wembley Stadium. Last week, Sheeran said he would be taking his daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran - who was born last summer - and his wife, Cherry, on tour.
Jean-Michel Blanquer has asked the headteachers to "reinforce vigilance" against online harassment and insults.View on euronews
The Dutch defense minister has resigned, a day after parliament passed a motion of censure against her for her handling of chaotic evacuations from Kabul of translators who worked for Dutch forces in Afghanistan
Jair Bolsonaro plans to flout New York vaccine rules at UN meeting. Brazil’s president claims he has not received a Covid-19 vaccine – but his immunization records have been locked away for 100 years
Troops drafted in to help out Scottish ambulance service. Government calls for military assistance as service faces ‘unprecedented’ pressure
The latest estimates from the ONS show this is down from the previous week.
Ten months after the defeat of Armenian forces against Azerbaijan in the war for control of the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia is seeing its border regions come under threat from Baku. According to Yerevan, hundreds of Azerbaijani soldiers have entered Armenian territory since mid-May 2021, particularly in the Syunik and Gegharkunik border provinces. The situation is sparking concern and even panic in Armenia, particularly in villages close to the frontier, where incidents are frequent. Our team on the ground reports.
The traffic light system and testing protocols are said to be under review.
Gay volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who was forced to quit his job at a Christian school because of his sexuality, has told Ellen DeGeneres why he had to speak out.
Writing and publishing non-fiction: An intensive practical workshop with Simon Garfield. Simon Garfield, one of the UK’s most successful writers of non-fiction and winner of the Somerset Maugham prize, offers this unmissable opportunity to learn how to structure, write and sell a non-fiction idea Online workshopDates: Wednesday 8 December 2021 Times: 10am-4pm (GMT)
Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country's women's ministry with those for the Taliban's moral police on Friday, as female former employees of the department said they had been locked out of the building. A sign for the building was covered by a replacement in a mixture of Dari and Arabic, reading "Ministries of Prayer and Guidance and the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice" on Friday, according to photographs and Reuters witnesses. When the Taliban, who seized control of Afghanistan last month last amid the chaos following the withdrawal of U.S. troops, were last in power from 1996-2001 girls were not allowed to attend school and women were banned from work and education.
‘A forgotten disaster’: earthquake-hit Haitians left to fend for themselves. With rural areas of the country left to suffer, aid workers fear funds are drying up as global compassion fatigue sets in
Michel-Ange Flori's lawyer, Béranger Tourné, said after the ruling that "the right to caricature has been violated".View on euronews
Dutch are world’s tallest people – but they’re shrinking, study showsPoorer diet may explain why the lofty lowlanders are at least 1cm shorter than the previous generation Tall story: participants being measured in Utrecht in 2019 during an attempt to break the world record for the largest group of tall people. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has criticised climate protesters as “dangerous and counterproductive” after they blocked the M25 for the third time in a week. Forty-eight people were arrested on Friday after Insulate Britain eco warriors brought the motorway to a halt. Mr Shapps said on Twitter: “We all agree that climate change must be tackled, but this sort of behaviour achieves nothing, puts drivers at risk and INCREASES pollution.”
Sadiq Khan has accused the Government of changing voting laws to “make it easier” for the Conservatives to win local elections. The Government announced on Wednesday that future mayoral elections in England, including the London mayoral election, will be decided using the first past the post voting system whereby the winner is decided by a simple majority. Currently, London’s mayor is elected through a more proportional system where voters pick a first and second preference choice.
A partnership that fights for homeless people to secure accommodation for treatment after leaving hospital has been shortlisted for the London Homelessness Awards. The partnership project began in January 2020 and has since provided crucial support to homeless patients who once discharged from the hospital have no place to go.
While audiences will perhaps recognise Melanie Laurent from her breakout Hollywood role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds or more recently from Netflix's big budget action movie Six Underground, she's probably less well known as a director. The film, which is adapted from a book, is set in 19th century France, where women deemed as "difficult" or "hysterical" are committed to a strict neurology clinic - leading to many of them suffering from mental illnesses that they didn't have before they arrived. It's a study of female relationships, sanity and misogyny and Laurent told Sky News' Backstage Podcast that despite being set in another century, the themes remain relevant now.
Experts predict that transatlantic travel may not reopen until November or December 2021
THE CLIMATE COLUMN: Back in 1982, at the world’s first climate summit, they launched the Rio Earth Pledge – where people pledged to only heat and light the rooms they were in. It’s time to reinstate it, writes Donnachadh McCarthy