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Lydia West’s year in TV: ‘It’s a Sin got me into HIV and Aids activism’

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Lydia West, 28, made her debut in Russell T Davies’s Years and Years in 2019, and worked with him again in 2021 on the hit series It’s a Sin for Channel 4. She will star in the BBC drama Inside Man later in 2022, with...

West’s weapons are seeing action in Ukraine – but it is unlikely to be enough

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Step by step the Ukrainian soldiers advance and position themselves in the woods, their weaponry all too visible from their shoulders. If there was any doubt about whether western arms were getting into the hands of U...

Russian rouble crashes as the west’s sanctions make their mark

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Good morning. The rouble crashed more than 40% after trading began today amid unprecedented international sanctions against Russia’s financial system over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s central bank mo...

The west’s focus on imminent invasion in Ukraine may backfire – and bolster Putin

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Warnings from the US that Russian troops are poised to strike at Ukraine are growing more urgent and strident. There can be little doubt of the US’s conviction that Ukraine is at imminent risk, and the number of natio...

Ukraine: west’s fears of imminent attack not shared in Kyiv

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Britain’s politicians and intelligence chiefs have stepped up warnings about the likelihood of a Russian invasion of Ukraine over the past week, yet it is not clear, despite a drumbeat of activity, that a military att...

Is it good to talk? A history of the west’s summits with Russia

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So high have the stakes been set by Russia over the future security architecture of Europe, and so imminent is the threat of war in Ukraine, that the three separate meetings arranged between Russia and the west this w...

It’s tempting to blame the US west’s wildfires on arson. The truth is more complex

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As California endures another grueling wildfire season, the charges against two alleged arsonists this summer attracted widespread attention. Alexandra Souverneva, a former doctoral student and yoga teacher, made tabl...

Why the American west’s ‘wildfire season’ is a thing of the past – visualized

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It’s only October, and 2021 has already been a horrendous year for wildfires in the American west. The Dixie fire leveled the town of Greenville. The Caldor fire forced the evacuation of tens of thousands in Lake Taho...

The west’s nation-building fantasy is to blame for the mess in Afghanistan

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Britain’s MPs this week uttered one long howl of anguish over Afghanistan. Their immediate targets were Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, politicians who just happened to be on the watch when Kabul’s pack of cards collapse...

‘This is a full-circle moment’: inside Kanye West’s Donda listening party

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The circular ring of screens at the top of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta went dark at 9.42pm on Thursday. The crowd released a brief, approving cheer at the sign of progress, only to realise that the show had s...

Shooting stars: Carinthia West’s views of the 70s to go on show in Bath

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When you need to transport half the Rolling Stones and a pregnant woman from an all-night party in Malibu beach, what do you use? Neil Young’s hearse of course. The rock’n’roll story of the birth of Ronnie and Krissy ...