Russian soldiers who refuse to fight in Ukraine will face 10-year prison sentences under a new law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Putin launched the Ukraine "special military operation" on February 24, with Kremlin leaders hoping for a quick victory. However, Russian troops were met with a stronger-than-expected response from its Eastern European neighbor. Putin's military has faced a plethora of issues, including trouble recruiting motivated soldiers —allowing Ukraine in recent weeks to launch counteroffensives to take back occupied territory. Putin announced Wednesday that Russia would undergo a partial mobilization in which reserves will be called upon to fight in Ukraine as losses of troops and equipment continue to pile up . The announcement is seen as an escalation of the conflict, but has been met with protests in more than 38 cities in Russia—a rare indication of growing frustration with the war among the country's citizens. The … [Read more...] about Putin will imprison Russians refusing to fight in Ukraine for 10 years
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Labour party refuse to say if they'd reverse tax cuts says expert SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Shadow Justice Secretary Steve Reed was quizzed over the Labour party’s criticisms of Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget. The Chancellor outlined on Friday a detailed plan for economic growth which included a string of cuts to income and corporation tax. While the Labour party have condemned the Conservative’s plan to resolve the UK’s economic crisis, Mr Reed declined to comment on whether his party would reverse the reduction in income tax rates. Related articles 'Bold Budget is needed at this time of great crisis' ‘Brutal day’ as Pound plummets to below $1.09 Speaking on Sky News, the Labour … [Read more...] about Labour party refuses to declare if top-earner tax cut would be reversed under Keir Starmer
The Premier League club refusing to suspend a player arrested on suspicion of multiple rapes has been accused by a frontbench MP of putting female staff and supporters at risk. Jess Phillips, the Shadow Home Office Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding, denounced the team’s “horrible” decision not to axe the international pending the outcome of a police investigation. Phillips accused the club of hiding behind a “dangerous precedent” set by the High Court during the Sir Cliff Richard privacy case that all but blocked those arrested, even for serious crimes, from being named publicly. And, ahead of the imminent election of a new Prime Minister, she called for a change to the law to close the “loophole” that ruling created. Accusing the arrested player’s club of not having “acted in the best interests” of staff and supporters, she said: “You do have a responsibility as an employer – you just do. And to pretend otherwise is horrible.” 'It sends a dreadful message' … [Read more...] about Premier League club refusing to suspend footballer accused of rape ‘sending out dreadful message’
Iran today faces the prospect of a bloody Sunday after opposition supporters clashed violently with security forces yesterday at the start of a key religious ceremony that had been identified beforehand as a dangerous flashpoint. Amid ominous signs that political tensions were reaching breaking point, reformist websites reported that special forces fired teargas and attacked crowds gathered in some of Tehran's main thoroughfares to begin two days of commemorations for one of Shia Islam's holiest figures. The opposition website Rah-e Sabz reported confrontations in Enghelab, Haft-e Tir and Imam Hossein Squares. Unconfirmed accounts told of disturbances breaking out between Ferdowsi Square and Valiasr crossroads and between Choobi Bridge and Shahmirzadi Hosseinieh. Government forces were said to have smashed the windows of cars whose drivers honked their horns in support of the protest. Security forces chased protesters into the premises of the student news agency ISNA, off … [Read more...] about Iranians’ green revolution refuses to wither and die
A DISTRAUGHT wife is taking action against Airbnb over claims her husband died after a dip inside a contaminated hot tub. Sandra Bermingham, 54, is planning to sue the US -owned holiday home booking site for £1.2m after her husband Paul's death just days after they returned from holiday . Sandra, Paul and their two kids Darragh, 10, and Kate, 12, used the Airbnb website to book two weeks vacation in Gozo, Malta , in 2016. Their holiday home on the island had a spa pool which was mostly used by the children, MailOnline reports. Paul only hopped into the jacuzzi for a few seconds because the water was too cold. Sandra said: "Paul only went in the hot tub once on New Year's Eve and he was in the water for a matter of seconds. The bacteria is airborne and I believe he was infected soon after he checked in to the farmhouse." READ MORE WORLD NEWS 'I AM YOUR DEATH' Sick words of Russian who asked me if I wanted 'beautiful death' says … [Read more...] about My husband died after a dip in ‘contaminated Airbnb hot tub’ – it ruined our family but they refuse to accept blame
OPINION: The rights or wrongs of government agencies helping wealthy, foreign businessmen make New Zealand their first or second home became hotly debated after contrarian United States billionaire Peter Thiel was granted citizenship and investment subsidies in 2012 . But it took an Official Information Act request and the intervention of the Ombudsman to shed more light on Immigration New Zealand’s decision to grant Google senior vice president Urs Holzle an exemption to move here last year. Immigration issued a 12-month “critical workers” visa to Holzle on the recommendation of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, at a time when most people could not enter the country due to Covid-19 restrictions. Holzle’s seniority at Google may be best conveyed by the fact he was the internet giant’s sixth employee. READ MORE: Top Google exec backs $1.3 billion investment in NZ solar power Rod Drury and Sam Morgan help get $300m solar farm project over the line Genesis Energy plans … [Read more...] about Should NZTE have helped Google exec Urs Holzle invest in NZ solar power?
A Meta executive has defended suicidal content being posted on social media claiming it helps people to “share feelings and express themselves”, the Molly Russell inquest has heard. Molly, from Harrow, north-west London, was 14 when she ended her life in November 2017 . In the months before her death she had browsed, liked and saved thousands of disturbing and dark images on social media platforms, including Instagram and Pinterest. Her inquest at North London Coroner’s Court has already seen a senior executive from Pinterest fly from the US to issue an apology for Molly being able to view graphic self-harm and suicide imagery on the platform. However, Elizabeth Lagone, head of health and wellbeing at Meta, Instagram’s parent company formerly known as Facebook, gave evidence for the first time on Friday and defended suicidal posts remaining on the platform, describing them as “cries for help” and denying claims that depressed children were “just guinea pigs” in Instagram’s … [Read more...] about ‘Suicide content helps users express themselves’ Meta executive tells Molly Russell inquest
PH The face of the rapist-killer Hussein K (left) in a photo taken just 7 days before the murder SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Hussein K., just 17, has been linked by his DNA to the murder of Maria Ladenburger , 19, a beautiful medical student whose father is a senior legal adviser to the European Commission in Brussels. Miss Ladenburger worked in her spare time in the ancient university city of Freiburg helping out the migrants in various shelters and homes. But in October, as she cycled home after a party, she was ambushed, raped and drowned in a river. Related articles Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered by Afghan migrant German state broadcaster REFUSES to run migrant murder The killing … [Read more...] about PICTURED: The Afghan migrant accused of killing daughter of top EU official in Germany
Meghan Markle likes 'control of the narrative' says royal expert SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Meghan Markle wanted to be "rejected" by the Royal Family from "day one" it has been claimed. In an extract from his new book, Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown - published in The Times - Royal author Valentine Low claimed that by the time Meghan and Harry gave the bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview, all the help that the Palace afforded them had been forgotten. The book is set to be released in full October 6. Related articles Harry 'put in his place' by Queen after Meghan tiara row Andrew spotted on solo horse ride as Duke faces uncertain future During the interview, claims Mr Low, … [Read more...] about Meghan ‘wanted to be rejected’ by Royal Family ‘from day one’, bombshell book claims
Dear Bel, My now husband and I had a three-month affair in early 2020 when he was engaged with a two-year-old daughter. I’d been through a divorce, an abusive relationship, then a brief relationship with an alcoholic and, when we met, Bob and I felt instant attraction. We talked for hours; he was so kind and caring. I’d never had an affair before, but had the selfish view that I’d met the man for me —which I’m ashamed to admit. Bob told me his relationship was toxic, with separate beds and interests and arguments. I said I wouldn’t be ‘the other woman’, so he must choose. Bob worried about not seeing his daughter if they split. But he insisted he just wanted to be together and when Covid hit we shared my home. It was hard for his parents, as he had been with his previous partner for eight years and they were used to having their grandchild to stay. I became pregnant in April 2020 —unplanned but we were happy, albeit terrified of what people would think. I’d already … [Read more...] about BEL MOONEY: Why can’t my in-laws forgive me for being the other woman?