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‘It really woke parliament up’: King of Tonga criticises government handling of drugs crisis

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The king of Tonga has criticised the country’s parliament for what he says is a failure by the government to combat the country’s problems with drug addiction, in a move that has been welcomed by politicians and civil...

‘Treated like animals’: Julián Castro condemns Biden over humanitarian crisis at US border

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Julián Castro, the former US presidential candidate, has become the latest prominent Democrat to attack Joe Biden for his handling of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, lamenting his use of a contested Tr...

Supply chain crisis: Tories poised to U-turn on foreign worker visas

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Ministers are poised to agree an extraordinary post-Brexit U-turn that would allow foreign lorry drivers back into the UK to stave off shortages threatening fuel and food supplies. Boris Johnson ordered a rapid fix on...

Gas crisis, Covid and food shortages: Tories fear perfect winter storm

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A second winter of discontent could lie ahead, senior Tories fear, with people’s personal finances pushed to breaking point, the health service at risk of being overwhelmed and the threat of Covid restrictions returni...

C02 crisis makes a mockery of ‘global Britain’

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Reading your report, I find myself becoming ever more despondent at the inability of the UK to influence – let alone control – its own future (Why is the UK bailing out US CO2 supplier CF Fertilisers?, 22 September). ...

Bank of England warns energy crisis will push inflation above 4% this winter

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The Bank of England has warned surging household energy bills will drive inflation above 4% this winter, with persistent pressure on living costs expected to last through to the middle of next year despite a slowdown ...

The crisis manager: Angela Merkel’s double-edged European legacy

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It was Monday 13 July 2015 and dawn had broken when Angela Merkel said it was all over: Greece would be leaving the eurozone. After 15 hours of all-nightcrisis talks, it looked like disaster. Merkel gathered her paper...

Samantha Bee on climate crisis: ‘Every sewage worker should be paid $3bn a year’

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Late-night hosts joined forced for an initiative to educate viewers on the damage being wrought by the climate crisis, something that the Full Frontal host Samantha Bee said was “slowly making the planet uninhabitabl...

Climate crisis: fifth of London schools now susceptible to flooding

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A fifth of London’s schools are now susceptible to flooding and millions of people living in the capital are at “high risk” of suffering from the effects of the climate crisis, according to analysis from City Hall, as...

The global supply chain crisis could fuel a severe dose of stagflation

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How will the global economy and markets evolve over the next year? There are four scenarios that could follow the “mild stagflation” of the last few months. The recovery in the first half of 2021 has given way recentl...

‘This is a crisis’: Oakland records 100th homicide of 2021, outpacing last year

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Oakland, California, on Monday recorded its 100th homicide of 2021, a grim milestone that comes as cities across the US have seen gun violence rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Oakland police departme...

Essex art gallery endangered by funding crisis named museum of the year 2021

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A gallery that six years ago was placed in special funding measures because of concerns over its viability has been named winner of the world’s largest museum prize. The turnaround for Firstsite, in Colchester, is rem...

Biden vows to double aid to developing countries vulnerable to climate crisis

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Joe Biden has vowed to double the financial aid given to developing countries vulnerable to the worsening climate crisis as he warned the UN that the world is “fast approaching the point of no return” from global heat...

This energy price crisis could have been avoided

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Perhaps the simplest yet most effective measure that the government could take to minimise the impact of rising wholesale gas prices on the “fuel poor” would be to make illegal the inclusion of standing charges in dom...

Energy crisis forces EU ministers to face up to reliance on natural gas

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The UK is far from alone in its energy crisis. Across Europe, governments are acting to shield consumers from soaring bills, with nerves growing about the coming winter. EU energy ministers will meet this week at an A...

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