The monarch will increase public engagements to "where the focus is"
The former head of women police in a southern Afghanistan province was seriously wounded and her husband — also a police officer — was killed Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen, provincial officials said. Omer Zwak, spokesman for Helmand's provincial governor, said unidentified gunmen opened fire on the couple in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah.
Education secretary said teachers were among public sector workers set to face "pay restraint".
China’s foreign minister warned the Biden administration on Sunday to roll back former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of showing support for Taiwan, the island democracy Beijing claims as its own territory. The Chinese claim to Taiwan, which split with the mainland in 1949, is an “insurmountable red line,” Wang Yi said at a news conference during the annual meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature.
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Afghans dread the ‘danger hours’ as fragile gains of 20 years slip away. As the deadline for US withdrawal looms, the Taliban are seizing their chance and the death toll rises daily
The boy died after he was rescued alongside a 34-year-old woman and 14-year-old boy from the flat in Greenwich.
Amanda Spielman said children are ‘adaptable and flexible’ around things like mask-wearing and testing
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool are “too big” to sacrifice the rest of their Premier League campaign to focus on the Champions League - even if it represents their best chance of salvaging a poor season. Winning the Champions League would offer a route back into next season’s elite tournament but there is still a long way to go on that front even though they hold a 2-0 lead heading into next week’s last-16 second leg against RB Leipzig.
Morgan has criticised the duke and duchess of Sussex multiple times in recent weeks
NHS England calls up people aged 56-59 for Covid vaccine. Matt Hancock urges everyone eligible to book after eight in 10 people in England aged 65-69 took up offer
Two-hour special will air on Sunday 7 March
La finale di Sanremo 2021, che ha visto trionfare i Maneskin seguiti da Fedez-Michielin ed Ermal Meta, ha fatto registrare un ascolto medio di 10.715.000 spettatori con il 53,5% di share. La media dell'ultima serata dell'edizione 2020 era stata di 11.477.000 spettatori con il 60,6% di share. In termini di ascolto medio, ieri sera gli Amarello hanno fatto però meglio del festival di Claudio Baglioni del 2019 (che ebbe un ascolto medio in finale di 10.622.000 e si chiuse all'1.34). In termini di share, invece la media di ieri è la peggiore degli ultimi cinque anni, visto che a fare peggio fu la finale del festival di Conti del 2016 con il 52,52% di share. La prima parte della finale è stata vista da 13.203.000 spettatori, pari al 49,9% di share: l'anno scorso era stata seguita da 13.638.000 spettatori con il 56,8% di share. La seconda parte del Festival 2021 (rilevata nei dati di oggi fino all'1.59 di notte) è stata invece seguita da 7.730.000 spettatori con il 62,5% di share: l'anno scorso la seconda parte era invece stata vista da 8.969.000 spettatori con il 68,8% di share.
Strong on rhetoric, weak on substance – so much for the ‘vision’ of Global BritainThe evangelists in government claim that a new era of greatness in trade and influence is on its way. But the evidence of disaster is piling up
Adesanya showed his peers how it is done, even in a losing effort.
(Bloomberg) -- The rally in oil prices has all but expunged any likelihood that Saudi Aramco will fail to meet its $75 billion dividend payout next year, according to Bank of America Corp.Far from missing the payment, the company may even boost it in 2022 as it increases production and benchmark crude prices head back toward $70 a barrel, the bank said.Aramco’s pledge to pay an annual $75 billion to shareholders during its first five years as a publicly traded company was thrown into doubt last year as oil tumbled amid the Covid-19 pandemic, prompting the company to slash spending and increase borrowing. It also put an additional strain on Saudi Arabia’s finances. The government, which owns 98% of Aramco after selling shares in a December 2019 initial public offering, has depended on the dividend to help plug its budget deficit.“Aramco would be well-placed to implement its higher dividend distribution guidance given during the IPO and even increase dividends beyond its minimum $75 billion pledge,” Bank of America analysts including Houston-based Doug Leggate and Karen Kostanian in Moscow said in a report. “Aramco is one of the few companies globally that can substantially boost output without committing additional capex.”Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest crude exporter, is benefiting as oil rebounds from last year’s slump amid OPEC+ production limits and signs of a global economic recovery. Brent, a benchmark for more than half the world’s oil, jumped 4.9% last week to $69.36 a barrel as of Friday, its highest close in almost two years.The potential for higher dividend payouts is already priced into Aramco’s stock, according to Bank of America, which left its target for the shares unchanged at 35 riyals. The shares rose as much as 2.3% to 36 riyals in Riyadh on Sunday. They have gained 2% this year.The bank’s report was published on Thursday, before a decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and partners like Russia to continue with its policy of supply restraints, which gave a further boost to prices.Saudi Arabia also said last week it would delay by an extra month plans to start returning 1 million barrels a day to the market, which gave a further boost to prices.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Broadcaster shared a tribute to his sister on social media