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Sheryl Sandberg to leave Facebook after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg to leave Facebook after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook’s parent company Meta, has announced that she is leaving the business after 14 years. Ms Sandberg announced her departure in a Facebook post, saying she hoped to focus on her foundation and philanthropic work in the future. Her departure comes as Meta faces a slowdown in advertising sales…

‘A game of survival’: Ukraine prepare for final World Cup push in Wales

‘A game of survival’: Ukraine prepare for final World Cup push in Wales

Along sections of Ukraine’s frontline, more trivial concerns could take hold for an hour or two. When Taras Stepanenko checked his phone after anchoring the midfield masterfully at Hampden Park, one of the first in more than 100 messages was from a close friend who has been serving in the army since Russia invaded. The soldiers…

Ukraine war: How long can the Western consensus hold?

Ukraine war: How long can the Western consensus hold?

With Russian forces making slow, grinding progress in the eastern Donbas region and military experts speaking of a long war of attrition, have cracks started to appear in the West’s support for Ukraine? As he directs the fighting from the gleaming white halls of the Kremlin, what does Vladimir Putin make of the swirling Western…

Robert Englund: ‘My own reflection gives me nightmares’

Robert Englund: ‘My own reflection gives me nightmares’

The actor best known as Freddy Krueger answers your burning questions on auditioning for Star Wars, becoming addicted to Tipping Point – and why he’s definitely not a shape-shifting lizard Did filming A Nightmare on Elm Street give you nightmares? Mrblancmange On part one, I didn’t have my movie star trailer; I had a little tiny honeywagon about…

Trump says Clinton lawyer acquittal fuels 2024 election ambitions

Trump says Clinton lawyer acquittal fuels 2024 election ambitions

Donald Trump will “fight even harder” on the road to a possible White House run in 2024 because of the acquittal of a lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign on a charge of lying to the FBI. “If anything, it makes me want to fight even harder,” the former president told Fox News Digital. “If we don’t win, our…

GB News chairman has history of dismissing threat of climate crisis

GB News chairman has history of dismissing threat of climate crisis

The new chairman of GB News has a history of sharing articles that dismiss the threat of climate breakdown, it can be revealed, sharpening concerns about the TV channel’s role as a platform for advocates of the continued burning of fossil fuels. Alan McCormick, a co-founder of Legatum Group, a Dubai-based investment firm and one of the…

Partygate: Met says over 100 fines now issued for lockdown breaches

Partygate: Met says over 100 fines now issued for lockdown breaches

More than 100 fixed-penalty notices have now been handed out for breaches of lockdown rules in Downing Street and Whitehall, the Metropolitan police has announced. The force previously said it had issued more than 50 such fines, but it had not updated the public on the progress of its investigation in recent weeks while the local election…

Finland expected to announce bid to join Nato

Finland expected to announce bid to join Nato

Finland is expected to announce its intention to join Nato on Thursday with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials have said, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance. Nato allies expect Finland and Sweden to be granted membership quickly, five diplomats and officials told Reuters, paving the way…

Tom Hiddleston: Why we all need monsters and myths

Tom Hiddleston: Why we all need monsters and myths

Tom Hiddleston says it “felt very wild” playing the pastor of a village terrified by a mythical sea creature, in Apple TV’s The Essex Serpent. Set in Victorian coastal Essex and London, the series is based on Sarah Perry’s award-winning book, and co-stars Homeland’s Claire Danes. Hiddleston’s character, Will Ransome, tries to quell locals’ fears, telling them…

United States passes one million Covid deaths

United States passes one million Covid deaths

The US has passed more than one million Covid-related deaths, says the White House. President Joe Biden is ordering that flags be flown at half-staff to mark the milestone. It’s the highest official total in the world – although the World Health Organization believes the true death toll may be much higher elsewhere. The US…