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Thursday briefing: Johnson vows to battle on after bruising day. PM suffers defection and demands to quit … Biden marks first year in office … and lessons from the man who has read every Marvel comic
A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of several cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. View on euronews
André Leon Talley, the towering former creative director and editor at large of Vogue magazine, has died
A 23st office worker who has shed 8st 10lb in 16 months after being horrified by his size in a friend's video vows to "shout about it from the rooftops" to encourage plus-sized men to talk about their weight rather than "suffering in silence". On target to lose 10st by his 41st birthday in August and one of just four males in his 50-strong Slimming World group, Richard Griffiths, who says he was "born fat", feels men's refusal to discuss their weight means they are less supported when it comes to losing it.
BERLIN (Reuters) -Western countries insisted on Thursday they would be unified in responding strongly to any Russian assault on Ukraine, shifting into damage control after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested divisions about how to react to a "minor incursion". Russia has massed tens of thousands of troops on its borders with Ukraine, and Western states fear Moscow is planning a new assault on a country it invaded in 2014. Russia denies it is planning an attack, but says it could take unspecified military action if a list of demands are not met, including a promise from NATO never to admit Kyiv as a member.
NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York state's attorney general has accused Donald Trump's family business of repeatedly misrepresenting the value of its assets to obtain financial benefits, citing what it said was significant new evidence of possible fraud. The accusations by Attorney General Letitia James mark a substantial escalation of her civil probe into the Republican former U.S. president's business, the Trump Organization, and the roles of his adult children. They are part of her effort to force Donald Trump and his children Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump to comply with her subpoenas to testify under oath, which the family has asked a judge to block https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/donald-trump-jr-ivanka-trump-subpoenaed-new-york-probe-2022-01-03.
The eruption of a Tonga volcano sent "violent" waves across the Pacific and caused a boat loading oil about 6,600 miles away to topple, spilling thousands of barrels into Peruvian waters. Dozens of fishermen have protested outside Peru's main oil refinery, La Pampilla, which processes around 117,000 barrels a day and is managed by Spanish company Repsol. An Italian-flagged ship was loading the oil into La Pampilla when strong waves moved the boat and caused it to spill its cargo into the ocean.
Aldi has narrowly beaten its discount rival Lidl to be named the cheapest supermarket of the year, according to an annual survey by Which?
Nearly 10,000 Chinese overseas nationals have been forced to return to China after coercive means outside the justice system were used by the government, a new report has claimed. Spain-based rights group Safeguard Defenders said the figure for what they call "involuntary returns" could just be the "tip of the iceberg". The report states that China president Xi Jinping's government has been aggressively pursuing its overseas nationals as it targets people wanted as part of its anti-corruption drive.
Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a woman while she worked at a Los Angeles furniture store last week
LGBT+ veterans whose lives were “shattered” by the pre-2000 military ban will be invited to share their stories as part of a new government review.
The lane in Harrow, London, is only marginally longer than a double decker bus.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said on Tuesday that the Serbian government would not make any decisions without consulting the local communities first.View on euronews
France's parliament on Thursday denounced a "genocide" by China against its Uyghur Muslim population, in a resolution that risks straining ties between Paris and Beijing two weeks before the Winter Olympics. The non-binding resolution, adopted with 169 votes in favour and just one against, was proposed by the opposition Socialists in the lower house of parliament but also backed by President Emmanuel Macron's Republic on the Move (LREM) party.It reads that the National Assembly "officially recog
Occupy Wall St, Greta Thunberg, Parkland shooting and George Floyd murder also shaped Generation Z, author tells Andrew Buncombe
The long and now desperate fight to save Derby County is bogged down in legal and financial wranglings that are threatening to take one of England's oldest clubs out of existence. "It's a total mess," he told Sky News. "Had Derby FC not been there for me when I needed them most at that time, I don't know where I would be now."
Keir Starmer welcomes defected Tory MP Christian Wakeford to Labour
Nigeria and Egypt claimed the last-16 places from Group D on Wednesday night with wins over Guinea Bissau and Sudan respectively. The two powerhouses were always expected to progress to the knockout stages of the 24-team tournament but it was always a question of who would achieved primacy.Nigeria answered the poser with an opening day 1-0 win over Egypt. Augustine Eguavoen's men followed that triumph wiith a 3-1 romp past Sudan on 15 January. And at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, they became
Video captured the moment a doctor removed a 15cm long leech that lived for a month in a five-year-old boy's nose in Nghe An, Vietnam. According to the doctor, the boy's father took him to the hospital with a swollen and bleeding nose. The doctor then used an endoscope to examine the boy's nasal canal and was surprised to see a large leech clinging to the nasal tube, causing the boy's nose to swell and bleed. The doctor quickly used forceps to remove the leech, which was around 15cm long, from the boy's nose. The boy said that one month ago, he went to the forest to pick fruit and drink spring water. This may have been the cause of the leech getting into the boy's nose. The doctor advised the boy's family not to use unboiled water sources, including spring water, because organisms living in spring water can be transferred to the body. The video was filmed with the patient's permission.
Benedict XVI, accused of failing to act in German sex abuse cases, was the first pope to resign since the Middle Ages after presiding over a papacy beset by Church infighting and outcry over paedophilia.