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Australia demands end to ‘unjustified trade strikes’ after China ends diplomatic freeze

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The Australian foreign affairs minister, Penny Wong, has vowed to take every opportunity to demand the Chinese government scrap “unjustified trade strikes” after Beijing ended a diplomatic freeze lasting more than two...

Liz Truss announces full asset freeze against Russia’s biggest bank

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The UK will impose a full asset freeze on Russia’s largest bank and end all imports of oil and coal by the end of the year, the foreign secretary, Liz Truss, has said. Sanctions will also be imposed on eight more olig...

Victory of Putin ally Orbán in Hungary may trigger freeze on EU funding

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Vladimir Putin has congratulated Hungary’s strongman leader, Viktor Orbán, on his decisive election victory, amid signs that European Union authorities will launch a sanctions process against Budapest that is intended...

‘A freeze frame death in front of the world’: the police killing of Sean Downes at the height of the Troubles

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It is the photograph that is lodged in my memory, never to be erased, no matter how many years go by. It is in black and white. Grainy. In the foreground, there are the heads of a dozen or so people, crouching but loo...

Senior teachers will endure long pay freeze under DfE plans, study finds

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Experienced teachers and school leaders in England will continue to endure a decade-long pay freeze if the government’s plans for teacher salaries are adopted, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS sa...

Like the prime minister, I have had a public brain freeze. The fear never leaves you

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The first time it happened to me I was staring at a blank wall. It was nearly 30 years ago now and I was presenting a new live programme called Working Lunch on BBC Two, my first on-screen gig. After each of the first...

People able to freeze embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years

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People who want to start a family will be able to freeze their eggs, sperm and embryos for up to 55 years in an overhaul of fertility rules intended to help prospective parents. The existing 10-year limit on the lengt...

Frankfurt freeze as ‘lame ducks’ threaten to derail top-four charge

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If there’s one thing more difficult than keeping a stiff upper lip in the case of things going wrong, it is doing so with the addition of often well-intentioned but deeply unhelpful onlookers asking you if you realise...