Japan tells citizens to take cover after North Korea launches ballistic missile

South Korea has echoed Japan’s anger at the latest launch, with Yoon Suk-yeol, the president, warning of a “resolute” response and convening an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.   “North Korea again launched an intermediate range ballistic missile of around 4,000 km over the Japanese archipelago”, he said. “Such reckless nuclear provocations will … Read more

time has come to take on European court interfering with migrant deportations

Suella Braverman will on Tuesday pledge to prevent human rights laws “interfering” with the UK’s ability to deport illegal migrants by introducing a new law barring anyone who crosses the Channel from claiming asylum in Britain.  The Home Secretary will accuse the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg of “mission creep” by “grossly expanding” … Read more

Nuclear weapons convoy sparks fears Putin could be preparing test to send ‘signal to the West’

These latest manoeuvres could signal an increasingly desperate Mr Putin’s willingness to escalate the war following a series of embarrassing defeats on the battlefield, including the loss of a key city in Donetsk and the most recent setbacks in the Kherson region. According to Pentagon officials, the US is considering how to respond to a … Read more

Bus driver who swerved in front of ‘annoying’ cyclist appeals against being sacked

A bus driver enraged by a cyclist in the middle of the road was sacked after swerving in front of the bike, an employment tribunal heard. Samir William allegedly became incensed because he felt the male cyclist had delayed the bus’s journey by pedalling in front of it. To bypass the cyclist, Mr William swerved … Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky hits back at Elon Musk after he tweets his ‘peace’ plan for Ukraine

Elon Musk has found himself embroiled in a row with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky after the billionaire suggested his own controversial peace plan to end the war with Russia. Mr Musk, the world’s richest person, proposed UN-supervised elections in four occupied regions that Moscow last week moved to annex after what it called referendums. The … Read more

Ramzan Kadyrov sends his teenage sons to fight for Vladimir Putin in Ukraine

“How are we supposed to liberate Zaporizhzhia – population 700,000 – when, if we’re being completely honest, we can’t say if the mobilisation is even going to help to turn the tide of the war? Things are not going so great right now.” Vladimir Solovyev, one of Russia’s most notorious propagandists who has made a … Read more

Royal Navy sends frigate to North Sea after Nord Stream ‘sabotage’

A Royal Navy frigate was on Monday night sent to the North Sea in a show of force after a suspected Russian attack on the Nord Stream pipeline. The Ministry of Defence said it was looking to reassure partners after the pipelines in the Nord Stream network burst in an act of suspected sabotage near … Read more

Liz Truss takes on Tory rebels in battle to rein in benefits

Mel Stride, the Tory Treasury committee chairman, told BBC Radio 4’s World at One that more mini-Budget U-turns may be needed. “It may be there will be even yet further requirements to unwind some of those positions,” he said. Esther McVey, the former work and pensions secretary, told a fringe event: “I have to say … Read more

Russia fires another general as Ukraine forces continue to advance across two fronts

A sudden Ukrainian attack along the western bank of the Dnipro river liberated several settlements and raised fears on Russian war bloggers about a collapse on the Kherson front. Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces in the north east of the country advanced several miles after the Russians failed to establish a new defensive line following the fall … Read more

France becoming ‘irrelevant’ in Ukraine war and must bump up military aid, expert says

France has so far given 18 Caesar self-propelled artillery units, which are now feted along the Ukrainian front-line. That represents one quarter of France’s entire mobile artillery and military chiefs had warned it couldn’t give more without leaving it vulnerable in other regions like the Sahel. However, up to 12 are due to be pledged, … Read more