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US criticised for rolling out Covid boosters without human trials

Health experts have warned that the US decision to roll out new Covid boosters without clinical testing on humans risks denting public trust and increasing hesitancy about vaccines. The Joe Biden administration is using the bivalent boosters, which contain the original Covid strain and the genetic code of the Omicron sub-variants BA4 and BA5, to […]

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World

Russian oil boss Ravil Maganov who criticised war in Ukraine dies ‘after falling from hospital window’

The chairman of Russia’s second largest oil producer has died after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, according to reports in the country. Ravil Maganov, who was also vice president at Lukoil, had openly criticised the war in Ukraine. The 67-year-old was chair of the company’s board which called for the “soonest termination of […]

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Entertainment

Tom Cruise criticised by George Clooney over furious rant – ‘Not my style’

Tom Cruise appeared on Channel 5 TV screens earlier this week in the 2017 reboot of The Mummy franchise. But just after he wrapped shooting of that movie, he began working on his Mission: Impossible series again. And back in 2020, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to take hold of the planet, Cruise […]

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Finance

SFO head criticised for failings that denied defendant fair trial

The director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office was partially responsible for failings that deprived a defendant of the right to a fair trial, according to an independent review of the agency’s conduct of one of its biggest corruption cases. The long-awaited report criticised Lisa Osofsky for allowing a suspect’s “fixer” to become involved in […]

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Sports

Chelsea transfer policy criticised as former star fires ‘experience’ warning

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Barcelona are attempting to accelerate talks for the Spanish international. “Barcelona and Chelsea are in direct contact with new round of talks now scheduled to discuss about Cesar Azpilicueta,” Romano tweeted. “Barca want to speed up the negotiation. Azpi, waiting for club’s agreement as Barca contract proposal is […]

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UK

Meghan Markle and Harry criticised by journalist for ‘preaching’ at UN

Mr Markle, Meghan’s father, celebrated his 78th birthday today. Daily Mail Diary Editor Richard Eden took to Twitter to slam the couple for “preaching” at the UN instead of visiting Meghan’s father. He said: “Happy birthday to Thomas Markle, who celebrates his 78th birthday today. “Wouldn’t it be kind if Meghan took Prince Harry and […]

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UK

Norway criticised for ‘energy politics’

Energy politics in anyway is in breach of Norway’s international agreements and obligations, says State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy Amund Vik. Norway is reporting record profits as the Nordic nation increases exports of oil and gas to countries cut-off from Russian supplies. Mr Vik said changing the demand is needed before […]

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Science

Choice of new French environment minister heavily criticised

Christophe Béchu, the new Minister for Ecological transition in the new French government unveiled on Monday (4 July), is being heavily criticised for his lack of expertise on the matter and his socially conservative views. French Prime minister Elisabeth Borne unveiled her new government in a long-awaited move after several ministers had lost their electoral […]

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Finance

Keir Starmer criticised for ruling out UK return to EU

Sir Keir Starmer was criticised by Europhile politicians on Monday after the Labour leader ruled out any future return of the UK to the European Union single market or customs union. Starmer used a speech on Monday evening to denounce the “mess” created by Brexit and its aftermath and set out a five-point plan to […]

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Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger confesses what Brian Jones ‘really criticised me for’

As The Rolling Stones’ fame took off, the band tried out new ideas to stand out more, such as successfully writing their own music with hits like Satisfaction. However, there was one aspect that Brian Jones was dead against, feeling it went against the original masculine bad boy image of the band he felt was his. Speaking […]