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Tory and SNP anger as speaker allows Labour’s amendment on Gaza ceasefire vote – UK politics live

Move will help Keir Starmer head off threatened rebellion from his MPsNew 20mph limits are helping cut speeds and will save lives, the Welsh government has insisted. PA Media says:Drivers are travelling on average 4mph slower on main roads in Wales since the rollout of a new lower speed limit for built-up areas, data collected by Transport for Wales...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 16:58
Europe live: Ursula von der Leyen rejects cooperation with extremist parties

European Commission president says she will never work with parties such as AfD or National Rally, no matter how big a vote they secure in European electionsCampaign Corner: SlovakiaAs the campaign kicks off for the June European elections, more parties are presenting their candidates.We believe that this is an attempt to take over the agricultural...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 16:58
Academics win claim against Oxford University over ‘sham contracts’

Rebecca Abrams and Alice Jolly claimed they were denied important workplace rights for 15 yearsTwo academics who sued Oxford University for employing them on “sham contracts” as gig economy workers, have won their claim for employee status in a ruling which could have implications for other higher education workers on precarious contracts.Rebecca Abrams...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 16:58
Russia-Ukraine war: head of Germany’s far-right AfD condemns ‘theatrics’ over Navalny’s death

Timo Chrupulla says it is ‘unbearable’ the extent to which Putin has been blamed, with similar comments from Italian deputy PM Matteo SalviniThe Republican senator Lindsey Graham, a key ally of Donald Trump, has been added to a list of “terrorists and extremists” kept by Russia’s state financial monitoring agency.Tass, the state-run news agency, first...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 16:58
Informant’s connection to Russian intelligence tangles House GOP’s push to impeach Biden – live

Republicans’ impeachment efforts dealt major blow after federal prosecutors charged ex-FBI informant Alexander Smirnov, who had made claims against the BidensFederal prosecutors revealed the connection between Russian intelligence and the former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov yesterday, when they argued that Smirnov should be detained while he awaited...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 16:58
UN agency pauses Gaza food aid deliveries after looting and gunfire

World Food Programme reports ‘hunger and desperation’ and says Gaza is ‘hanging by a thread’Middle East crisis – live updatesAn effort by the United Nations to deliver critical food aid to northern Gaza has been paused due to a breakdown in public order amid acute “hunger and desperation” across the battered territory.The UN’s World Food Programme was...

Wed Feb 21, 2024 16:58

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