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Kwasi Kwarteng reportedly spoke of austerity cuts at champagne party on mini-budget day

Guests, which included hedge fund managers, allegedly congratulated the chancellor and told him to ‘double down’Kwasi Kwarteng reportedly attended a private champagne reception with hedge fund managers at the home of a Conservative donor on the same day he delivered his mini-budget.The chancellor is alleged to have given guests information about forthcoming government spending cuts during the event at the west London home of Andrew Law, a financier, on the evening of Friday 23 September. Continue reading...

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Russia Loses UN Aviation Council Seat After Ukraine Invasion

Russia failed to win enough votes for re-election to the United Nation's aviation agency's governing council on Saturday, in a boost for Western powers that wanted to hold Moscow accountable following...

At least 129 killed in stampede after soccer game in Indonesia, police say

Liga 1, Indonesia’s top soccer league, said “mass commotion” followed the game between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya.

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Humiliation for Vladimir Putin as Ukrainians liberate key city of Lyman

Military defeat in Donetsk comes hours after Moscow declared that the region was Russian territory ‘for ever’Russia-Ukraine war: latest developmentsRussia suffered a humiliating military defeat on Saturday when Ukrainian troops liberated the key eastern city of Lyman, with videos showing them raising a blue and yellow national flag and performing a victory dance.In a severe embarrassment for Vladimir Putin, Russia’s ministry of defence admitted its soldiers had retreated. They had been “withdrawn to more advantageous lines”, the ministry said, following their encirclement by Ukrainian forces. Continue reading...

Ministers warn of scammers posing as energy bill support scheme

No need to apply because £400 discount will ‘reach people automatically’, says Rees-Mogg A scam alert has been issued by ministers encouraging people not to fall foul of fraudulent messages asking them to provide bank details as the energy price guarantee comes into force.From 1 October, a limit on the price households pay for a unit of gas and electricity they use will mean a typical energy bill should be £2,500 a year. The first instalment of a £400 discount for households will also appear on bills. Continue reading...