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LONDON (Reuters) -Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion. The British foreign ministry declined to provide evidence to back its accusations, which came at a time of high tensions between Russia and the West over Russia's massing of troops near its border with Ukraine. Moscow has insisted it has no plans to invade.
The reality personality was handed a 16-week suspended sentence for drink-driving in December.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has cancelled her wedding after the nation imposed fresh restrictions to slow the spread of Omicron.The nation has been placed under the highest level of Covid restrictions which include mandatory mask-wearing in shops and on public transport.
A British lawmaker's claim that she was sacked from a ministerial job partly because of her Muslim faith should be properly investigated if she makes a formal complaint, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday. Nusrat Ghani, who lost her job as a junior transport minister in February 2020, told the Sunday Times that she was told by a "whip" - an enforcer of parliamentary discipline - that her "Muslimness" had been raised as an issue in her sacking. "We have absolutely zero tolerance for any discrimination, and any Islamophobia, in the Conservative Party," Raab told Sky News on Sunday.
A group of lab monkeys who escaped from a lorry crash in the US state of Pennsylvania have now been found after an urgent hunt by the authorities. Several of the monkeys had escaped when a lorry carrying a trailer of 100 of them crashed on Friday. The spokeswoman, Kristen Nordlund, said three of the monkeys were dead after being “humanely” euthanised, but did not elaborate on why they were euthanised or how the other monkeys came to be found.
By its end in 1987, the once mighty A-Team was a shadow of its former self.
Complaints about GPs have almost tripled in a year, with the “vast majority” of concerns relating to difficulties accessing appointments, the NHS watchdog said.
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The Bat Out Of Hell singer’s death was described as ‘our loss, Heaven’s gain’.
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Pope Francis on Sunday called for an international day of "prayer for peace" on January 26 to stop the Ukraine crisis from worsening, saying the tensions were threatening the security of Europe and risking vast repercussions. Francis announced the prayer day and made the appeal for dialogue to defuse the crisis during his weekly address and blessing to pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square. Top U.S. and Russian diplomats failed https://www.reuters.com/world/top-diplomats-us-russia-meet-geneva-soaring-ukraine-tensions-2022-01-21 on Friday to make a major breakthrough in talks to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, although they agreed to keep talking.
Nusrat Ghani said she was told by a Tory whip her faith was ‘making colleagues uncomfortable’ after she lost her ministerial job.
The legal battle comes in the week relations between the Government and the BBC were strained over the licence fee.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-cha will this week make the first visit by a Thai leader to Saudi Arabia in more than 30 years following decades of diplomatic tension sparked by a jewel theft from a Saudi palace.
Christian Wakeford said ex-education secretary warned funding for new local school could be pulled if he voted against the Government.
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Yemeni rescue workers searched through rubble for survivors Sunday, two days after an attack on a prison killed at least 70 people, as an aid group said the Saudi-led coalition has "no way to deny" it hit the facility in an air strike.
Liz Truss has said the Russian plotting showed the lengths to which the Kremlin was prepared to go to undermine the government in Kyiv.
A British man who died in Thailand following an alleged assault has been named as Marcus Evans. The 49-year-old, from Berrow, Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset, was killed in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Kanchanaburi Province in the west of the country. Thai Police were called to a house - thought to belong to the victim's girlfriend - and found Mr Evans lying face down, with knife wounds to his neck.