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Desperate Putin revives Soviet ‘Mother Heroine’ for women who have 10 kids

The “Mother Heroine” award was an honorary title established in 1944, 22 years after the founding of the USSR. This continued to exist until the bloc itself fell in 1991. But the Kremlin leader has this week signed a decree to revive the title. Women who raise 10 or more children will now be awarded […]

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UK

Aldi staff make desperate plea to anyone who shops in stores

Louisa Brown led the appeal for workers to be treated with respect because supermarkets across the UK are “currently up against it” with high demand. Her post on Facebook group Aldi UK Shoppers received an overwhelming response, with other employees supporting her thoughts and shoppers sharing their concern. The long message read: “Yes, it’s silly season. Every […]

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Finance

Chinese economy ‘in desperate situation’

This article is an on-site version of our Disrupted Times newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox three times a week Good evening China today cut a key interest rate as new data confirmed the slowdown in the world’s second-biggest economy. The People’s Bank of China unexpectedly reduced the […]

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UK

Prince Harry’s latest speech seems ‘almost a desperate attempt to stay in the limelight’

Prince Harry will ‘miss the UK’ more and more says expert The Duke of Sussex took centre stage at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in July during a General Assembly plenary session marking Nelson Mandela International Day. Prince Harry was asked by the Mandela Foundation to deliver the keynote address during the event in New […]

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Finance

Ukraine war leaves Indian students stranded and desperate to finish degrees

Shishupal Rozen’s dream of becoming a doctor was blown apart on February 24 when Russia invaded Ukraine. The fourth-year medical student was training at Kharkiv’s largest university when Russia unleashed some of the war’s fiercest bombardment on Ukraine’s second city. Rozen took shelter from the barrage in the Studentska metro station, which reminded him of […]

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World

‘Going to try and freeze us’ Putin tipped for final gamble in desperate bid to win Ukraine

Professor Lucas warned Russia’s president could play his last card if he cannot take any more territory in Ukraine this winter. Prof Lucas claimed that if Vladimir Putin fails to break the Ukrainians and stop them from receiving military aid from the West, then he will try to “freeze the West out” as a way to try […]

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Celebrities

Jennifer Lopez’s first husband talks ‘jealousy’ amid desperate bid to ‘save’ marriage

J.Lo’s second husband was dancer and choreographer Cris Judd, to whom she was married for just nine months from 2001 to 2002. Jennifer and actor Ben hit it off on the set of Gigli in 2002, and the pair became engaged less than a year later and were famously dubbed “Bennifer”. The pair called off […]

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UK

Sturgeon mocked for ‘desperate’ bid to airbrush Brexit from Queen’s Platinum Jubilee book

Michelle Ballantyne, the Leader of Reform UK Scotland, also lambasted the country’s SNP Government for requesting references to England’s 1966 World Cup win also be removed the book, titled Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration. In a series of emails, the Scottish Government requested a total of 52 changes to be made to the text […]

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Putin desperate for war in Ukraine to end with ‘negotiated solution’ says old friend

The former politician, who has been condemned across Europe for his friendship with the Russian leader, has spoken out about the possibility of a ceasefire, over five months since the conflict began. He said that the recent agreements over grain exportation could be expanded into a full-blown peace arrangement. Mr Schröder told Stern magazine: “The […]

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Biden urged to deal hammer blow to desperate Putin as Russia struggles in Black Sea

Ukraine: Russia strikes Odesa port after agreeing grain deal Russian-American historian Dr Yuri Felshtinsky was speaking about the sudden illness of Putin’s former associate Anatoly Chubais on the Italian island of Sardinia, as well as the death of a Ukraine grain baron. In addition, the first ship to carry Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea since Russia […]