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Putin’s TV attack dog says Boris is not ‘macho’ enough to declare war on Russia

The presenter known as ‘Putin’s mouthpiece’ said all Brits were cowards (Picture: Getty/East2West)One of Vladimir Putin’s favourite propagandists has taunted Boris Johnson to declare war on Russia while mocking him for having ‘no hint of macho’. Vladimir Solovyov, known as ‘Putin’s mouthpiece’ for faithfully towing the Kremlin line with his deranged prime-time rants on the Russia-1 state TV channel, let rip after the UK pledged another delivery of rocket systems to Ukraine. True to form, he began by falsely claiming that Mr Johnson ‘says he’ll deliver tanks [to Ukraine] in August’. The UK has donated a small number of armoured vehicles but there are no plans for British tanks to be sent to the warzone. Solovyov continued: ‘I’ve got a question: Why are you so timid, Boris? Go o

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Ousmane Dembele weighs up Chelsea move after Barcelona’s reduced offer

Ousmane Dembele has offers from Barcelona and Chelsea (AFP via Getty)Ousmane Dembele is set to make a final decision between joining Chelsea or staying at Barcelona, according to reports. The winger’s contract with the Spanish club expires in two days and he is yet to reach an agreement over a new deal. Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, held talks with Barcelona’s hierarchy on Monday but the Spanish club are still refusing to meet the 25-year-old’s salary demands. According to L’Equipe, Dembele has been offered a contract worth €6 million (£5.1m) a year, which is a drastic reduction on his current deal worth €11m (£9.5m) a year. The report claims that Dembele is now seriously considering a rival offer from Chelsea, who want to make the winger one of their first marquee signing...

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Gunmen kill 2 policemen, polio worker in northwest Pakistan

Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani police escorting a team of polio workers Tuesday during a door-to-door inoculation campaign in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold, killing two policemen and a polio worker, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in North Waziristan, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The attack came a day after the government launched another nationwide anti-polio campaign amid a spike in attacks. A passerby was also wounded, said Aziz Ullah, a local police official. The attackers fled the scene. Since April, Pakistan has registered 11 new polio cases — all in North Waziristan, where parents often refuse to inoculate children. The outbreak has been a blow to the Islamic nation’s efforts to eradicate the disease, ...

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‘Mr. Malcolm’s List’ review: A pleasant love story in the age of ‘Bridgerton’ — but tamer

Selina (Freida Pinto) tries to trick Jeremiah (Sope Dìrísù) into a proposal in “Mr. Malcolm’s List.”Bleecker Street In polite society, one must not confuse “Mr. Malcolm’s List” with “Bridgerton,” as the former is a feature film and the latter is a streaming series, and the former has a Julia Thistlewaite and the latter features a Lady Whistledown, and though they are both Regency romances featuring diverse casts and romantic intrigue, “Mr. Malcolm’s List” is a much tamer entry in the genre. You won’t hear anachronistic string renditions of “Wrecking Ball” and “Material Girl” in “Mr. Malcolm’s List,” and there’s no nudity, just a few chaste kissing scenes — but let’s not kid ourselves. We’re still in the world of upper-crust society in the 1810s, with “The Season” and all sorts of idl

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French interior minister apologises to Liverpool fans in climbdown over Champions League final fiasco

Gérald Darmanin is one of the most unpopular men in France, and was widely derided for his reaction to the UEFA Champions League final fiasco. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP via Getty Images)French interior minister Gérald Darmanin has delivered a low-key apology to Liverpool fans over the carnage which occurred at May’s UEFA Champions League final at the Stade de France, though supporters are unlikely to be satisfied after a month of mistruths from on the country’s most powerful government figures. Reds fans including women, children and the disabled were tear gassed, hit with riot shields by police forces and robbed by armed gangs of local youths at European football’s showpiece event, with a French senate investigation currently underway in order to ascertain the cause of the

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Departures under new Chelsea owners are concerning, believes Paul Merson

Todd Boehly is overseeing big changes at Chelsea this summer (Picture: AFP/Getty)After Petr Cech announced that he is leaving Chelsea, following the departures of Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia, Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes the upheaval in the club’s hierarchy is a cause for concern. It was confirmed on Monday that the club’s former goalkeeper will be leaving his role as Technical and Performance Advisor at the end of the month. Buck has stepped down as chairman and Granovskaia has left her position of director after being hugely influential under previous owner Roman Abramovich. New Blues owner Todd Boehly is working with manager Thomas Tuchel on transfer business this summer as they look to appoint a sporting director to fill some of the void left by the departures. ...

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Coastal showers will hitch a ride on the sea breeze this afternoon

Scattered showers with storms will develop along the sea breeze bringing wet weather from the sandy shores to our inland yards and gardens.  Showers are possible this morning along our beaches with better chances spreading west of I-95.  Temperatures remain near seasonal. Today:  Partly cloudy with showers, storms possible after noon through around 7 p.m., 30 - 40 percent.  Afternoon highs in the low 90s inland, 80s along our sandy shores.  Wind SE 5-15 mph.  Showers fade this evening with patchy fog late. Wednesday:  Partly cloudy with scattered showers, storms.  Wake up temperatures in the upper 60s to mid 70s.  Becoming cloudy with showers, storms developing after 2 p.m., 50-70 percent inland, 30-40 percent along our beaches.  Afternoon highs in the low 90s inland, upper 80s along the ...

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Spot extortion scams on LGBTQ+ dating apps

It’s Pride Month and maybe you’re trying to meet someone on an LGBTQ+ dating app. The FTC is hearing about scams targeting people on LGBTQ+ dating apps, like Grindr and Feeld. And they aren’t your typical I-love-you, please-send-money romance scams. They’re extortion scams. They usually work something like this: a scammer poses as a potential romantic partner on an LGBTQ+ dating app, chats with you, quickly sends explicit photos, and asks for similar photos in return. If you send photos, the blackmail begins. They threaten to share your conversation and photos with your friends, family, or employer unless you pay — usually by gift card. Other scammers threaten people who are “closeted” or not yet fully “out” as LGBTQ+. They may pressure you to pay up or be outed, claiming they’ll “ruin y...

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New Florida laws: From big budget to strawberry shortcake

Nearly 150 laws that Florida legislators passed this year are set to hit the books Friday. The new laws range from a record $109.9 billion budget to naming a state dessert. Some of the measures face legal challenges, such as a bill that would prevent abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy and a bill that would restrict how race-related concepts are taught in schools and workplace training. In all, lawmakers sent 280 bills to Gov. Ron DeSantis. Of that total, 149 that were signed or were awaiting signatures Monday had July 1 effective dates. Seventy-five took effect immediately when signed. Others are slated to take effect Oct. 1, Jan. 1 or at other times. As of the end of last week, DeSantis had vetoed 11 measures passed this year. Here are some of the bills that will become law Friday: Bud

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Don’t get burned: Fireworks safety is critical for 4th of July celebrations

Many people are starting to stock up on fireworks for the Fourth of July. While it can be a fun way to celebrate, it’s important to keep safety in mind so no one gets hurt. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burns and eye injuries. You can help us prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths. How? By working with a national, state, or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community. Follow these safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission when using fireworks: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers. Always have an adult...

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First Dates star Merlin Griffiths shares photo from hospital bed after ‘complications’ with bowel cancer

Merlin Griffiths has kept fans updated on his health ordeal (Picture: Channel 4 / Instagram @merlinfdc4)First Dates star Merlin Griffiths has revealed he is back in hospital after suffering a setback in his fight against bowel cancer.  The 47-year-old, who works in the restaurant on the popular Channel 4 series, announced he had been diagnosed with the disease in September last year. He recently underwent surgery to have a tumour removed and was said to be keeping ‘positive’.  On Tuesday, Merlin shared an update with his Instagram followers and wrote: ‘Oh… Squibwibble. #complications.’  The post included a photo of himself laying in a hospital bed with a face mask on and a bandage on his hand.  Merlin was inundated with well wishes from his followers, including chef and food ...

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Savvy mum who transformed kitchen for £57 shares five hacks for updating homes on a budget

She has some money-saving ideas (Picture: Roxanne Morris/ScS)The rising cost of living is on our minds at the moment. So anything we can do on a budget is welcome – whether it’s grocery shopping, buying second-hand clothes, or reducing our monthly outgoings.  The same also goes for interior design and household updates.  And a savvy mum from Birmingham has shared how you can change your home’s design on a budget. Roxanne Morris transformed her kitchen for just £57 – giving it a new lease of life, without breaking the bank. She also turned her attention to the rest of her house, which she updated while keeping costs down. The 32-year-old has shared her five top tips for how you can update your own home on a budget. Plan, plan, plan Cost – free  Make sure you’re p

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James Argent ‘confident’ to date after shedding 14 stone: ‘I feel ready to take care of someone else’

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video James Argent revealed he feels ‘ready’ to step back into the dating scene after losing weight. The former Towie star, 34, has noticeably slimmed down over the past year after having gastric sleeve surgery which resulted in him dropping 14 stone, and adopting a strict fitness and healthy eating regime.  During Tuesday’s instalment of Lorraine, the 62-year-old presenter probed the TV personality over his love life after he shared how his physical transformation has affected his confidence. ‘I think I’ve finally come to a point where I truly am confident,’ he said. ‘I know it sounds cliché but they say, you can’t love anyone until you love

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Everything you need to know about Chris Pratt’s new Prime Video drama The Terminal List, including UK release date, trailer, and book

The Terminal List is coming soon to Prime Video! (Picture: Prime)The Terminal List starring Chris Pratt is an explosive psychological thriller set to arrive on Prime Video in just a matter of days. The gripping new drama follows Navy Seal James Reece (Pratt) who is struggling with his mental health after his entire platoon is ambushed during a high-stakes operation. With a fast-paced, action-packed plot and a star-studded ensemble cast, which includes Constance Wu and Taylor Kitsch, this show is sure to keep us all on tenterhooks. Here’s everything you need to know about The Terminal List, including its release date, the synopsis, and the trailer. When will The Terminal List be released in the UK? All eight episodes of The Terminal List will premiere on Friday, July 1 on Ama

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Monkeypox mutating 12 times faster than expected, experts warn

More than 3,500 cases of monkeypox have been detected across the world so far (Picture: Reuters)Monkeypox may be mutating at an abnormally fast rate, experts have warned. The virus has replicated up to 12 times faster than expected since 2018, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found. The study, which is pending official publication, looked at 15 samples of the monkeypox virus. The NIH team restructured the genetic information of the virus to detect the number of changes it had undergone since the strain entered into circulation. While the virus is spread by physical touch, contaminated surfaces or very close bodily contact, this research means it could also spread in ways which do not follow its normal pattern. More than 3,500 cases have been dete...

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