Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

‘Please tell me he hasn’t gone to hospital’: Morrison the bulldozer knocks over child while playing soccer | Australian election 2022

Scott Morrison has lived up to his self-applied moniker of “bulldozer” by crashing into a young child while playing football on the campaign trail in Tasmania. The prime minister had the mid-match collision with...

Liz Truss suggests Tory response to cost of living crisis should be tax cuts, not windfall levy on energy firms – UK politics live | Politics

EU being ‘overzealous’ with checks under Northern Ireland protocol, says Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves, the shadow chancellor, told Times Radio this morning that she thought the EU was being “overzealous” in the checks it...

Sweden and Finland formally apply to join Nato | Nato

Sweden and Finland have formally submitted their applications to join Nato, in one of the biggest geopolitical consequences to date of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, personally accepted the...

Japanese man blows town’s Covid relief fund after it appeared in his account | Japan

A Japanese man who was mistakenly sent ¥46.3m (£287,000/US$358,000) in Covid-19 relief funds has admitted he gambled away the entire amount in the space of a fortnight. The 24-year-old, who has not been named,...

Russia-Ukraine war latest news: first war crimes trial to begin in Kyiv amid fears for Azovstal soldiers – live | Russia

Evacuation of soldiers from the Azovstal steelworks Ukrainian servicemen sitting in a bus as they are being evacuated from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol Photograph: Alessandro Guerra/EPA For weeks, hundreds of troops...

Pennsylvania and North Carolina primaries test Trump’s hold on Republican party | Republicans

Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday nominated Donald Trump’s choice for governor, an election denier who was outside the Capitol on 6 January, but were divided over his candidate for Senate in a consequential round of...

Alleged racial abuse from Super Rugby crowd overshadows upcoming Culture Round | Super Rugby

Wellington Hurricanes loose forward Du’Plessis Kirifi complained of alleged racial abuse from the crowd at Sydney’s Leichhardt Oval during Saturday’s Super Rugby clash against the New South Wales Waratahs. The 25-year-old, whose father is...

PM dismisses need for more measures to limit Covid deaths, suggests Australians dying with, not of, the virus | Australian election 2022

Scott Morrison brushed off the need for further measures to curtail Australia’s ongoing high rates of Covid-19 transmission and deaths, and suggested many Australians are dying with, not of, Covid. Morrison told reporters on...

Public sector cuts worth $3.3bn would not result in job losses, David Littleproud claims | Australian election 2022

Nationals frontbencher David Littleproud has claimed that spending cuts imposed across the public sector to deliver $3.3bn in savings to pay for the Morrison government’s election commitments will not result in job losses. Littleproud...