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Japan urges Europe to speak out against China’s military expansion

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Japan has urged European countries to speak out against China’s aggression, warning that the international community must bolster deterrence efforts against Beijing’s military and territorial expansion amid a growing ...

UK psychiatry chief urges funds to tackle mental health backlog

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The “catastrophic” impact of the pandemic on mental health could wipe out years of progress unless there is a significant injection of cash, the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists has said. Psychiatrists ...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe campaign urges sanctions against 10 Iranians

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The campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe will mark her 2,000th day in detention in Iran this week by demanding that the British Foreign Office urgently impose sanctions on 10 Iranians most directly involved in I...

‘Do it for our kids’: Ardern urges people to get Covid vaccine as New Zealand reports 13 cases

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Jacinda Ardern has implored people to get vaccinated “for our kids”, as New Zealand reported 13 new cases of coronavirus in the community, including a truck driver who travelled outside Auckland as an essential worker...

Nicola Sturgeon urges SNP to resist Brexit arguments against independence

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Westminster will use the damage inflicted by Brexit to argue that Scottish independence is unworkable, Nicola Sturgeon has said, calling on her party activists to “resist [this] with all we’ve got”. In her address to ...

Pope urges Hungary to ‘extend its arms to everyone’ in veiled Orbán critique

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Pope Francis has urged Hungary to “extend its arms towards everyone” in an apparent veiled critique of Viktor Orbán’s anti-migrant policies, as the pontiff began a four-day visit to central Europe in his first big int...

Labour urges Rishi Sunak to scrap planned cut to universal credit

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Labour is warning that Rishi Sunak will be personally responsible for the largest benefit cut in the history of the welfare state, if the £20-a-week reduction in universal credit goes ahead next month. The shadow work...

Merkel urges Germans to back her party’s choice of successor

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Angela Merkel has used what is likely to be her last speech in the German parliament to make her most impassioned intervention in the electoral race so far, urging the public to vote for her party’s beleaguered candid...

Former minister urges police investigation into ‘honorary’ CBE for Saudi businessman

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Allegations that a wealthy Saudi businessman was offered help to secure an honour and British citizenship after donating to Prince Charles’s charities have been reported to the police and should be the subject of an i...

Marcus Rashford urges government to keep £20 universal credit top-up

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The footballer Marcus Rashford has urged the government to end threats to social security payments and focus instead on practical measures to address what he called the pandemic of child hunger affecting the UK. Rashf...

Gareth Southgate urges England to avoid ‘swanning around’ after Euros run

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Gareth Southgate has called for focus and humility when England visit Hungary in World Cup qualifying on Thursday night, telling his team not to start “swanning around” after their exploits at Euro 2020. England’s man...

China urges nations to ‘actively guide’ Taliban government

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China’s top diplomat has urged the international community to engage with Afghanistan’s new Taliban government and “guide it actively”, in a phone call with the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, according to the ...

Minister ‘urges firms to invest in UK-based workers’ in HGV driver shortage

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Employers have reportedly been told to invest in UK-based workers rather than relying on labour from abroad as businesses contend with a shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers. Supermarkets and suppliers are st...

Pakistan’s national security adviser urges west to engage with Taliban

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The west has embarrassed itself by refusing to listen to Pakistan about the lack of popular support for Afghanistan’s ousted government led by Ashraf Ghani, and needs to help Afghans by engaging with the Taliban to en...

Cornwall tourist board urges people not to visit after Covid surge

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Tourist chiefs have urged people not to visit Cornwall unless they have pre-booked and to test themselves for Covid-19 before, during and after their stay as the county records a rise in cases. Visitors have flocked t...

‘Get it today’: Biden urges Americans to get Pfizer vaccine after FDA approval – video

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President Biden urged Americans to come forward to receive the Pfizer vaccine after it received FDA approval. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to finish its licensing process for the drug as soon as...

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