US sounds alarm over Russian cash in London

Ukraine sanctions won’t work because ‘Putin’s money is in Knightsbridge’, say diplomats

American officials fear that they will be unable to impose effective sanctions on President Putin if Russia invades Ukraine because of years of British tolerance of suspect money flooding into London. Diplomatic sources told The Times that US State Department officials had expressed “dismay and...American officials fear that they will be unable to impose effective sanctions on President Putin if Russia invades Ukraine because of years of British tolerance of suspect money flooding into London. Diplomatic sources told The Times that US State Department officials had expressed “dismay and...American officials fear that they will be unable to impose effective sanctions on President Putin if Russia invades Ukraine...

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Johnson may delay national insurance rise to secure survival

Boris Johnson is “wobbling” over plans to increase national insurance after Tory MPs warned that the rise must be delayed as a condition of their support. The prime minister refused yesterday to commit himself to the 1.25 percentage point increase for employers and employees from April. It is the seventh time in four days that he has...Boris Johnson is “wobbling” over plans to increase national insurance after Tory MPs warned that the rise must be delayed as a condition of their support. The prime minister refused yesterday to commit himself to the 1.25 percentage point increase for employers and employees from April. It is the seventh time in four days that he has...Boris Johnson is “wobbling” over plans to increase national insurance after Tory MPs warned that the rise must be delayed as a...

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University puts trigger warning on Harry Potter

A university has issued a trigger warning to students reading JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book, claiming it could lead “difficult conversations about gender, race, sexuality, class, and identity”. The English department at the University of Chester put out the alert for its “Approaches to Literature” module...A university has issued a trigger warning to students reading JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter...A university has issued a trigger warning to students reading JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter...

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Ukraine ‘must act like Churchill to face Putin’

Former president speaks to The Times as crisis deepens

When he was president, Petro Poroshenko led Ukraine through the worst of its war years with Russia. Now, after being charged with high treason by his successor’s government, he faces the prospect of watching from a prison cell if Russian troops invade his country. The case against him risks splitting Ukraine. Yet he has called on his countrymen to unite in a spirit of...When he was president, Petro Poroshenko led Ukraine through the worst of its war years with Russia.When he was president, Petro Poroshenko led Ukraine through the worst of its war years with Russia.

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North Korea named chair of UN disarmament conference

North Korea is to chair a UN disarmament conference, assuming the role after years spent steadily expanding its...North Korea is to chair a UN disarmament conference, assuming the role after years spent steadily expanding its nuclear programme and flouting UN resolutions with ballistic missile tests. Its forthcoming presidency of the Conference on Disarmament was announced even as Pyongyang conducted a series of missile...North Korea is to chair a UN disarmament conference, assuming the role after years spent steadily expanding its nuclear...

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Johnson is now held hostage by his own MPs

Such is the PM’s weakness that backbenchers can demand almost anything of him but there’s no pleasing all of them

Apple defies supply woes to achieve record sales

Robust demand for the latest iPhone propelled Apple’s quarterly sales and profit to record levels even as the technology group grappled with supply chain issues during the key holiday trading period. The company surpassed expectations on Wall Street last night as it revealed that revenue in China...Robust demand for the latest iPhone propelled Apple’s quarterly sales and profit to record levels even as the technology group grappled with supply chain issues during the key holiday trading period. The company surpassed expectations on Wall Street last night as it revealed that revenue in China...Robust demand for the latest iPhone propelled Apple’s quarterly sales and profit to record levels even as the technology group...

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Klarna valuation drove £117m Jupiter payout

The unprecedented £117 million payday for Jupiter Asset Management and two of its star stockpickers for running a listed investment fund was partly due to a higher-than-normal valuation placed on Klarna. Chrysalis Investments used a less conservative methodology to value Klarna than other shareholders in the “buy now, pay later” credit...The unprecedented £117 million payday for Jupiter Asset Management and two of its star stockpickers for running a listed investment fund was partly due to a higher-than-normal valuation placed on Klarna. Chrysalis Investments used a less conservative methodology to value Klarna than other shareholders in the “buy now, pay later” credit...The unprecedented £117 million payday for Jupiter Asset Management and two of its star stockpickers for running a listed...

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Diageo speeds up buybacks after toasting big sales rise

The drinks group behind Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky and Captain Morgan rum is to speed up its £4.5 billion programme to return cash to shareholders after forecast-beating half-year results. Diageo reported a 15.8 per cent rise in net sales to £8 billion in the six months to the end of December, up 20 per cent on a...The drinks group behind Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky and Captain Morgan rum is to speed up its...The drinks group behind Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky and Captain Morgan rum is to speed up its...

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Dr Martens’ shares in a spot of bovver

Too big for its boots. That was always the risk with the price tag for the Dr Martens float: a £3.7 billion valuation....Too big for its boots. That was always the risk with the price tag for the Dr Martens float: a...Too big for its boots. That was always the risk with the price tag for the Dr Martens float: a...

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I don’t like to boast but, well, it’s better than pretending not to care

Congratulations! After a load of hard work, a number of interviews and buckets of anxiety, you have the promotion...Congratulations! After a load of hard work, a number of interviews and buckets of anxiety...Congratulations! After a load of hard work, a number of interviews and buckets of anxiety...

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New scrum law to be trialled in Six Nations

‘Brake foot’ introduced to reduce injury risk

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World Rugby is trialling a new law during the Six Nations to address a scrummaging technique that has left hookers suffering degenerative neck injuries and fearing paralysis. An investigation by The Times in October revealed that elite male hookers are having to cope with an estimated 1,000...World Rugby is trialling a new law during the Six Nations to address a scrummaging technique that has left hookers suffering degenerative neck injuries and fearing paralysis. An investigation by The Times in October revealed that elite male hookers are having to cope with an estimated 1,000...World Rugby is trialling a new law during the Six Nations to address a scrummaging technique that has left hookers suffering...

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Lampard, Pereira and Ferguson get final chance to stake claim to Everton job

Everton will hold final interviews with Frank Lampard, Vítor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson as they reassess their candidates to become the club’s new manager. The board will offer those on the shortlist one last chance to show why they should succeed Rafa Benítez and try to lead the club away from the relegation zone. The joint administrator...Everton will hold final interviews with Frank Lampard, Vítor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson as they reassess their candidates to become the club’s new manager. The board will offer those on the shortlist one last chance to show why they should succeed Rafa Benítez and try to lead the club away from the relegation zone. The joint administrator...Everton will hold final interviews with Frank Lampard, Vítor Pereira and Duncan Ferguson as they reassess their candidates to...

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Lack of true inside centres leave England with familiar problem

The loss of Owen Farrell through injury, his first absence from the Six Nations since 2015, means that Eddie Jones must earn his corn as a selector over the next two months. Replacing Farrell as captain will be the easy part for the England head coach, with Courtney Lawes or Tom Curry ready to step up. Filling his...The loss of Owen Farrell through injury, his first absence from the Six Nations since 2015, means...The loss of Owen Farrell through injury, his first absence from the Six Nations since 2015, means...

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Ten steps to scoring the perfect penalty

Seeing rich men such as Moshiri setting fire to so much money has become part of the theatre

A few months ago, EastEnders dropped to its lowest viewing figures since the show was launched in 1985. Entertainment...A few months ago, EastEnders dropped to its lowest viewing figures since the show was launched in...A few months ago, EastEnders dropped to its lowest viewing figures since the show was launched in...

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Winning isn’t everything – unless you’re France

If you haven’t seen The Alpinist, watch it. The film’s subject Marc-André Leclerc is a climber, the objects...If you haven’t seen The Alpinist, watch it. The film’s subject Marc-André Leclerc is a...If you haven’t seen The Alpinist, watch it. The film’s subject Marc-André Leclerc is a...

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