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Coronavirus live: UK booster shot rollout for vulnerable a ‘chaotic failure’; Covid pass now mandatory for all workers in Italy

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The programme giving booster shots to immunocompromised is floundering, UK charities warn; Italy’s strict vaccine mandate is expected to bring fresh protests and staff shortages

Charities say Covid booster rollout for immunosuppressed is ‘chaotic failure’

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The programme of giving third Covid vaccinations to people with compromised immune systems has been a “chaotic failure”, charities have said, with fewer than half of those eligible contacted about a third jab before a...

Covid report reveals failure after failure by Tories

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In recent months, ministers – when challenged over their handling of the Covid pandemic – have switched the conversation to their success in the vaccination programme and the number of deaths and serious illnesses thi...

Coronavirus live: UK Covid response a ‘public health failure’, inquiry finds, Thailand set to welcome back tourists

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Britain’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic led to more deaths, Commons inquiry finds; Thailand to drop mandatory quarantine for UK and US visitors

Alex Morgan rips ‘systemic failure’ that led to NWSL sexual misconduct scandal

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Orlando Pride and United States forward Alex Morgan has called for the National Women’s Soccer League to end the “systemic failure” that enabled a decade of alleged sexual misconduct harassment of players by a number ...

Mark Drakeford attacks Westminster ‘failure’ over fuel crisis

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The Welsh first minister has launched a strong attack on the UK government, claiming that a combination of ideology, incompetence and malevolence had resulted in the fuel crisis and is leaving the most vulnerable peop...

US Afghanistan withdrawal a ‘logistical success but strategic failure’, Milley says

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The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the evacuation of Kabul was “a logistical success but a strategic failure,” the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff has told the Senate. Gen Mark Milley gave the stark assessment ...

Climate crisis: history will judge failure to act, Johnson says at UN

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Boris Johnson has warned the world’s rich countries that “history will judge”, if they fail to act now to tackle the climate crisis, as US climate envoy John Kerry suggested President Biden was poised to commit more f...

Manchester United’s latest failure looks less a blip than part of a pattern

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With about 10 minutes to go at the Wankdorf Stadion, there was sudden uproar on the Manchester United bench. The referee, François Letexier, had failed to spot a foul on Paul Pogba and on the touchline Ole Gunnar Sols...

Was Afghanistan Britain’s worst failure since Suez? It’s a comforting fiction

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The withdrawal from Afghanistan and the country’s subsequent collapse to the Taliban is Britain’s “biggest foreign policy failure since Suez” according to Tom Tugendhat, chair of the Commons foreign affairs committee ...

Greece’s deadly wildfires were sparked by 30 years of political failure

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After the second world war, Greece’s countryside experienced two debilitating human surges – an exodus of villagers, then a most peculiar human invasion of its fringes. These two surges, aided by a weak state and abet...

Brexit is a failure: but, to remainers’ frustration, it’s not a spectacular one

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Britain was not expelled from the European Union, although some of the dismay at the consequences of Brexit would make more sense in that scenario. Customs checks at the border are likened to a blockade. Rules that ap...

Elizabeth Day: ‘A lot of people were yearning to talk about failure’

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Author and broadcaster Elizabeth Day, 42, was raised in Belfast and later became an award-winning journalist, including a nine-year stint at the Observer. In 2018 she launched the podcast How to Fail, which has topped...

Tories rebuke Boris Johnson over ‘catastrophic’ Afghanistan failure

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Boris Johnson has faced anger from MPs about the UK’s failure to prepare for the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, as he made the case that Britain could not have stayed in the country “without American might”. The pri...

Arteta’s Arsenal already on back foot after bruising first night failure

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Mikel Arteta smouldered and in front of him, Arsenal wilted. A comprehensive defeat to exuberant newcomers, a clutch of experienced players absent and others simply missing in action: this was the stuff nightmare star...

Disruption as Tower Bridge stuck open after ‘technical failure’

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A technical fault has left Tower Bridge stuck open, causing major rush-hour traffic problems in the capital with pedestrians and vehicles unable to cross. The London landmark, one of several bridges over the River Tha...

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