Eight new cities created in Queen’s honour

Eight new cities are being created for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with at least one in every UK nation – and on the Falkland Islands and Isle of Man. Milton…

Russia has turned Ukraine’s Donbas into ‘hell’, Zelenskyy says

Russia’s renewed offensive in Ukraine’s Donbas has destroyed the eastern region and turned it into “hell”, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, accusing Moscow of carrying out senseless bombardments. After failing…

Ukraine invasion could cause global food crisis, UN warns

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could soon cause a global food crisis that may last for years, the UN has warned. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war had worsened food insecurity…

Russia suffers series of military, economic, diplomatic defeats

Military, economic and diplomatic own goals marked the 12th week of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Russia’s retreat from Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, has now pushed Moscow’s forces back to their…

Venezuela government and opposition to renew talks amid humanitarian crisis

Venezuela’s government and opposition say they are ready to restart talks in Mexico aimed at resolving the country’s political crisis. Negotiations collapsed in October after an ally of President Nicolas…

Putin: Europe’s Russia sanctions tantamount to ‘economic suicide’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the oil sector was undergoing a “tectonic change”, but claimed Europe would be committing “economic suicide” with its sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine.…

Twitter boss hits back on Musk doubts over fake accounts

The head of Twitter has hit back after Elon Musk said his $44bn deal to buy the platform was “on hold” while he sought details about fake accounts. In a…

US says it conducted a successful hypersonic weapon test

The United States Air Force says it has conducted a successful test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound. The test was conducted on…

PM poised for protocol change ahead of crisis talks

The UK government is poised to introduce legislation that would allow ministers in London to override parts of the Brexit deal on Northern Ireland, a senior government source has said.…

N Korea deploys army to help fight COVID as Seoul offers aid

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the military to stabilise the distribution of COVID-19 medicines in Pyongyang, days after announcing a lockdown following the country’s first confirmed coronavirus…