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Russia ‘weakened’ in Ukraine as Putin fail to mobilise Air Force

President Vladimir Putin’s reluctance to employ the Russian Air Force in combat in Ukraine has “weakened” Moscow’s invading forces. Russian troops in Ukraine are said to be suffering from an increasing crisis in the supply of both munitions and military personnel as the war drags on far longer than the Kremlin had first anticipated. The news […]

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Finance

State pensioners could see ‘purchasing power’ weakened with inflation

Many pensioners were gutted to discover the triple lock would be suspended this year. In a blow to pockets, the Government decided to temporarily scrap the triple lock this year following warped earnings data. It meant a double lock with an increase of 3.1 percent was implemented instead of the eight percent rise in line with inflation […]

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Home prices weakened in June, but were still much higher than a year ago, says S&P Case-Shiller

A “For Sale” sign outside a house in Albany, California, on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Home prices in June were 18% higher than during the same month last year, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. That’s a weaker pace than in May of this year, which […]

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Russia weakened as inspections at Zaporizhzhia spark hope for common sense within Kremlin

Former Secretary General of NATO Lord George Robertson reacted to Putin’s agreement to let international inspectors into Zaporizhzhia nuclear plat amid fears of radioactivity releases and said the move might suggest that common sense has now reached the Kremlin. Despite acknowledging that it is “difficult to trust anything that Russians say”, he assessed that Putin’s […]

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Ukraine has seriously weakened Russian army – Latvian defense ministry

During the ongoing war, Ukraine has weakened the Russian army to such an extent that the latter could launch a new offensive no earlier than in two years. The opinion was expressed by Latvia’s Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks, Ukrinform reports citing Delfi. The minister stressed the need to reform the State Defense Service, which […]

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California federal judge throws out Trump-era changes that weakened Endangered Species Act

A Mexican gray wolf leaves cover at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro County, N.M. Jim Clark | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP A California federal judge on Tuesday threw out Trump-era changes to the landmark Endangered Species Act, voiding regulations that made it harder to protect wildlife from the effects of human development […]

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Finance

MPs warn against financial rules being weakened ‘inappropriately’

MPs have warned the UK government against putting “undue pressure” on regulators to “inappropriately weaken” standards for banks, insurers and other financial services firms. The call by the Treasury select committee is an indication of its concerns about the risks of a post-Brexit shift to light touch financial regulation. It comes as regulators continue the […]

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Science

Weakened Boris Johnson abandons Carrie-inspired green push in favour of UK self-sufficiency

Boris Johnson is prepared to ditch green policies inspired by his environmental activist wife Carrie in the wake of the cost-of-living crisis. Less than a year ago the PM hosted the UN Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow and urged the world to do a deal to reduce the impact of climate change. He has also […]

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Weakened Johnson scrapes through after damaging confidence vote

Boris Johnson on Monday night survived a bruising confidence vote, but his victory by 211 to 148 in a ballot of Tory MPs left him badly damaged and exposed the scale of the division and animosity in his party. The result means that 41 per cent of Johnson’s MPs wanted to oust the prime minister. […]

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Putin ‘stalled’ in key city as ‘weakened’ troops rebuffed by Western drones

Western countries have poured funding and weapons into the Ukrainian armed forces, including UAVs, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Over the weekend, footage emerged of a drone attacking a Russian transport helicopter on the Ukrainian Snake Island. The Ukrainian Operational Command South, publishing the video, wrote: “We cannot stop doing this. “We are driving the enemy […]