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UK can reach net zero but time is running out, says climate crisis chief

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Britain can get to net zero but time is short, says the head of the UK’s Climate Change Committee. “We know enough now to say, confidently, that we can get to net zero and that’s not just a slogan,” Chris Stark, the c...

Spanx chief gives all employees first-class plane tickets and $10,000

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The chief executive and founder of the shapewear company Spanx has surprised employees with two first-class plane tickets and $10,000 each. Speaking at a party last Thursday to mark the company’s new $1.2bn valuation...

Under the radar: the Australian intelligence chief in the shadows of the Aukus deal

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It was late April when one of Australia’s top intelligence chiefs arrived in Washington for important talks with key officials in the relatively new Biden administration. Andrew Shearer, a longtime foreign policy hawk...

As a chief constable, I’ve seen enough: it’s time to end the ‘war on drugs’

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When I first met Andy, I got the sense that he hadn’t been born at all but rather quarried out of a mountainside: a big man with a warm smile who, as we spoke, was injecting medical-grade heroin into a line in his low...

Smuggling Australian rock lobsters into China a national security threat, Hong Kong customs chief says

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Rampant smuggling of Australian rock lobsters into mainland China is a national security threat, Hong Kong’s new customs chief said Thursday as she vowed to crack down on the trade. Lobsters are one of a number of pro...

IAEA chief: Aukus could set precedent for pursuit of nuclear submarines

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The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog has said other states could follow Australia’s example and seek to build nuclear-powered submarines, raising serious proliferation and legal concerns. Rafael Grossi, the director ...

Cressida Dick: no formal investigation into Met police chief

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The mayor of London has decided Cressida Dick should not face a formal investigation into an official finding that she obstructed an inquiry into police corruption. In June, Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner,...

UN chief urges airlines and shipping firms to do more to cut emissions

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Airlines and shipping companies have failed to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, and must step up with fresh commitments on the climate crisis as the world prepares to meet for a crunch climate summit, the UN secret...

Miami police chief to be fired after only six months on the job

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Miami officials have decided to fire the city’s new police chief just six months after appointing him, after he was lambasted by city commissioners he accused of meddling in the police department and internal affairs ...

Russia and neighbours are source of most ransomware, says UK cyber chief

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Cybercriminals from Russia and neighbouring states are behind the majority of online extortion conducted against businesses and other organisations in Britain, according to the chief of the UK’s cybersecurity agency. ...

UK’s ‘strictest’ headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh made social mobility chief

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The headteacher of a school dubbed the strictest in Britain who has attacked “woke culture” has been appointed as the government’s new Social Mobility Commissioner. Katharine Birbalsingh rose to prominence at the Tory...

Getting flu with Covid doubles risk of death, says UK health chief

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People who catch flu and Covid at the same time this winter are twice as likely to die than those who only have coronavirus, according to the UK Health Security Agency chief executive, Dr Jenny Harries. The former dep...

Covid live news: UK faces uncertain winter – health chief; Australia planning to allow international travel

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Follow all the latest on the coronavirus pandemic from the UK and around the world

Bank of England chief economist warns high inflation rates may persist in 2022

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The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned high rates of inflation could last longer than expected, due to severe supply shortages and rising household energy bills. Huw Pill, who replaced Andy Haldane at Th...

Global vaccine rollout vital to securing deal for nature, warns UN biodiversity chief

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Governments hoping for a global agreement to halt biodiversity loss must put more effort into access to Covid-19 vaccines for developing countries, the UN’s biodiversity chief has warned. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, execu...

Cressida Dick must be held accountable over Couzens case, says ex-Met chief

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Cressida Dick must be held accountable for an “appalling series of blunders” that allowed the killer of Sarah Everard to serve as a police officer, a former head of the Metropolitan police has said. John Stevens said ...

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