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Captured US veteran told mom captors were ‘anxious’ to start release talks

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An Alabama army veteran who was captured in Ukraine while voluntarily helping the country fight Russian invaders spoke with his mother on Tuesday and said his captors were “anxious to begin negotiations for his releas...

EU countries reach climate crisis deal after late-night talks

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EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat the climate crisis in the early hours of Wednesday, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil-fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens f...

North Korea accuses US of building an ‘Asian Nato’ ahead of security talks

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North Korea has accused the US and its allies of launching a “sinister” attempt to form an “Asian Nato” to contain the regime, hours before Joe Biden and his Japanese and South Korean counterparts meet for security ta...

PM says EU trade talks stalled over perception of Australia as ‘handbrake’ on climate action

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Negotiations for a “critical” trade deal with the EU have stalled over perceptions Australia isn’t “fair dinkum” on climate change action and due to a fractured relationship with France, Anthony Albanese said. The pri...

Boris Johnson backs plans to close ticket offices as fresh rail strike talks loom

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Talks were set to resume on Monday between the RMT and rail bosses, with the union’s national executive committee mulling further strike dates as the prime minister backed plans to close ticket offices. Services start...

Boris Johnson and Prince Charles to hold Rwanda talks

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Boris Johnson will have a potentially awkward meeting with the Prince of Wales in Rwanda after the heir to the throne criticised the government’s policy of sending asylum seekers to the east African state. The talks w...

Boris Johnson and Prince Charles to hold Rwanda talks

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Boris Johnson will have a potentially awkward meeting with the Prince of Wales in Rwanda after the heir to the throne criticised the government’s policy of sending asylum seekers to the east African state. The talks w...

Biggest UK rail strikes in decades to go ahead after last-ditch talks fail

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The biggest rail strikes in three decades will start on Tuesday after late talks failed to break the impasse, with the RMT union leadership warning that industrial action will “run as long as it needs to run”. Most tr...

Rail strikes: anger as UK government refuses to join last-ditch talks

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The government is facing growing anger over its refusal to join last-ditch talks to avert the biggest rail strike for three decades, with millions of people facing a week of cancelled trains and union leaders saying i...

UN climate talks end in stalemate and ‘hypocrisy’ allegation

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European governments have been accused of seeking to exploit the fossil fuel reserves of the developing world, while failing to help them tackle the climate crisis. Campaigners made the charge as the latest round of U...

Australia assures visiting US officials on nuclear safety as Aukus talks continue

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Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine taskforce has assured visiting US officials about its commitment to the highest safety standards, as the new Albanese government faces the task of putting the Aukus deal into prac...

Egypt says climate finance must be top of agenda at Cop27 talks

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Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises mad...

Sajid Javid in crisis talks over HRT shortages

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The UK’s acute shortage of hormone replacement therapy products for menopausal women has prompted the health secretary to call a meeting with industry representatives and the government’s new HRT supply tsar to discus...

MPs criticise ‘top-down’ approach to UK-US trade talks

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Britain’s trade talks with the US are moving ahead with only “minimal” input from workers, small businesses and thinktanks, according to MPs who accused the UK trade secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, of shielding her d...

Jemen: two-month ceasefire begins with hopes for peace talks

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A UN-brokered two-month ceasefire in Yemen was broadly holding on its first full day with oil shipments reaching the port of Hodeida, including some ships that have been barred from entering for 88 dae. The ceasefire...

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