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Read previewUK drones given to Ukraine have been used to take out more than $1.2 billion worth of Russian military gear, according to the UK's defense secretary, citing Ukrainian figures. "Our Ukrainian partners conservatively estimate that UK drones have destroyed over £1 billion worth of Russian hardware," Grant Shapps told a delegation of Ukrainian ministers at a defense forum in London on Monday, per The Telegraph. Related storiesHe also mentioned one-way attack drones that are "making their mark," and drones that guide artillery and missiles toward Russian targets. In March, the UK's Ministry of Defence announced it would deliver an additional 10,000 drones to Ukraine, as part of its latest $413 million military aid package. In February, Ukraine announced it was setting up a separate branch of its military focused purely on drone warfare.
Persons: , Grant Shapps, Shapps, DragonFire — Organizations: Service, Business, UK's Ministry of Defence, UK Ministry of Defence Locations: Ukraine, London, Russia, Crimea, Dnipro
Read previewEuropean countries are preparing to reveal plans for a $4.3 billion Iron Dome-style air and missile defense system, Poland's prime minister announced on Monday. The European Sky Shield Initiative, or ESSI, is conceived as a means to jointly procure ground-based interoperable air defense systems. There is no reason for Europe not to have its missile defense shield," Tusk said, per The Telegraph. Related storiesIsrael's Iron Dome has long been seen as one of the world's most advanced air defense systems, protecting the country's skies from rockets and other projectiles. AdvertisementWhile a direct hot-war attack by Russia on NATO Europe is not considered an immediate likelihood, many countries — particularly those that border Russia — are deeply alarmed.
Persons: , . Donald Tusk, Tusk, ESSI, Olaf Scholz, It's, Andrzej Duda Organizations: Service, AVN, European Council, Kyiv Post, Business, Sky Shield Initiative, Telegraph, NATO, Patriots, IRIS Locations: Kyiv, Israel, Europe, Russia, Iran, NATO Europe, Ukraine, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Turkey, Greece, German, ESSI
Indeed, when I Googled “Kristi Noem’s dog” this morning, it was one of the first pictures that popped up. It was on the “Puppy” subreddit where user “LukeWarm273” posted a photo of their dog “Blue” last year. “He’s a cutie,” one Reddit user responded. “Please join me in wishing Cricket (the dog Kristi Noem shot to death) a blessed journey to the land of beautiful puppy dog souls. The story shows a photo of Reddit user LukeWarm273's dog, Blue, next to Noem.
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download the appSign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. Read previewDonald Trump is unlikely to testify in his hush-money trial in Manhattan, despite previously saying he would, sources familiar with the matter told The Washington Post. Four unnamed people close to the former president told the paper that they were not expecting him to take the witness stand next week. Related storiesDespite this, Trump has previously insisted that he would "absolutely" testify in the trial. On Friday, a centrist Washington DC-based think tank, Third Way, released an ad dubbed "Coward," daring Trump to take the stand.
Persons: , Donald Trump, John Coffee, Trump, Stormy Daniels, Juan Merchan, Coward, Donald, Robert Mintz, Michael Cohen, Trump's, Todd Blanche, Cohen, Coffee, Blanche Organizations: Service, Washington Post, Business, Columbia Law School, Telegraph, Lawyers, Elmen, Washington DC, Post Locations: Manhattan, Washington
Read previewFilmmaker George Miller opened up about the on-set feud between "Mad Max: Fury Road" stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in an interview with The Telegraph. AdvertisementThe 79-year-old Academy Award-winning director, who has returned to the franchise to direct the prequel, "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga," added that he "saw their behavior as mirroring their characters, where they had to learn to co-operate to ensure mutual survival." Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015). Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. "You have to be obsessive about safety – physical safety, as the shoot goes on and fatigue sets in, but also psychological safety," he said.
Persons: , George Miller, Max, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hardy, Theron, Miller, Tom, Charlize, Kyle Buchanan's, Furiosa, Max Rockatansky, Mark Goellnicht, Goellnicht, Warner, Anya Taylor, Joy, Chris Hemsworth Organizations: Service, The Telegraph, Business, Warner Bros, Fury, Fair, Telegraph Locations: Australian
Read previewLiam Neeson and Sharon Stone said they want Kevin Spacey to return to Hollywood, seven years after Spacey was unofficially blacklisted when "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp accused him of sexual assault. Spacey has faced a number of sexual assault allegations in recent years. In October 2022, a New York jury found Spacey not liable for battery in the sexual assault lawsuit Rapp filed against him. AdvertisementSeparately, four men in London accused Spacey of sexual assault, and he faced nine sexual offense charges over incidents alleged to have taken place between 2001 and 2013. AdvertisementNeeson, Stone, and British TV star Stephen Fry have come forward to defend Spacey after the documentary "Spacey Unmasked" documentary was released in May.
Persons: , Liam Neeson, Sharon Stone, Kevin Spacey, Spacey, Anthony Rapp, Neeson, Rapp, Dan Wootton, who's, Harvey Weinstein, Stone, Stephen Fry, Vic, Kevin, Fry Organizations: Service, Hollywood, Telegraph, Business, Netflix, Old Locations: New York, London, Hollywood, British
This has given Russian forces the chance to make small but steady gains. It's one of 30 settlements that have seen heavy bombardment by Russian forces, Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov said on Monday. AdvertisementHolding on until Western aid comesMeanwhile, chronic delays in Western support has left Ukraine badly under-supplied in ammunition. Advertisement"This year represents a window of opportunity for Russia," military analyst Michael Kofman told the Times. "But if the Russian military is not able to turn these advantages into battlefield gains and generate momentum, there's a fair chance that this window will begin to close as we enter 2025."
Persons: , Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Zelenskyy's, Sergii Nykyforov, Nykyforov, EFE, King Felipe VI of Spain, Zelenskyy, Hamish de Bretton Gordon, Bretton Gordon, Vladimir Putin, George Barros, Chasiv Yar, Kyryo Budanov, Oleh Syniehubov, Ann Marie Dailey, Russia's, Emmanuel Macron's, de Bretton Gordon, Michael Kofman Organizations: Service, Business, Telegraph, British, Institute, Associated Press, New York Times, BBC, Kharkiv, RAND, Fleet, Russian, Politico, Times Locations: Ukraine, Russia, Spanish, Portugal, Ukrainian, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Chasiv Yar, Vovchansk, Russian, Ukraine's, prevarication, it's
CNN —Kevin Spacey is pushing back on the “rush to judgment” against him and is being backed by some big names as he seeks to reclaim his acting career. Sharon Stone and Liam Neeson issued statements of support for Spacey in a story by The Telegraph. Kevin Spacey in 2023. Wiktor Szymanowicz/Future Publishing/Getty ImagesThe timing of the interview comes after the release of “Kevin Spacey Unmasked,” a two-part docuseries that examines Spacey’s career and subsequent fall over the allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. There’s a proper channel to handle allegations against me and it’s not Channel 4,” Spacey wrote.
Persons: Kevin Spacey, Sharon Stone, Liam Neeson, Spacey, Kevin, ” Stone, ” Neeson, “ Kevin, , Anthony Rapp, Rapp, Ridley Scott, Christopher Plummer, , Wiktor, “ Kevin Spacey, ” Spacey, “ Spacey, Rapp . Spacey, , we’d, Organizations: CNN, The Telegraph, , Netflix, Publishing, Max, ” CNN, Old, ” Corporations Locations: London, New York
British lawyer Ramya Nagesh was accused of misconduct after falling asleep during a coroner's inquest. Nagesh was representing a nurse witness but nodded off and missed her client giving evidence. A tribunal cleared her of all professional misconduct charges after she cited medical issues. AdvertisementBritish barrister and sleepwalking expert, Ramya Nagesh, has been cleared of all professional misconduct charges by the Bar Standards Board after she fell asleep during an inquest. Nagesh had appeared remotely from a hotel room to represent her client, a nurse witness, at a coroner's inquest in December 2022.
Persons: Ramya Nagesh, Nagesh, Organizations: Service, Bar, The Telegraph, Business Locations: British
Lord's Cricket Ground, London CNN —At Lord’s Cricket Ground in the quiet, well-heeled streets of northwest London, different architectural eras collide together in a mishmash of mismatching styles representing the old and the new. And never is that collision between the old and new more evident than when Lord’s, the self-styled “home” of cricket and one of its most prestigious grounds, hosts the annual schoolboys fixture Eton vs. Harrow. CNN has contacted Eton and Harrow for comment but had not received a response at the time of publication. Spectators at Lord's Cricket Ground during the lunch interval in 1895 at the annual Eton vs. Harrow match. “We have to learn from the past, and the successes of the past too.”‘A turgid image of snobbery’The question of the Eton vs. Harrow match has become entangled in the wider conversations around cricket presently.
Persons: Lord’s, , Lord Byron, , Let’s, Jack Sparrow, Andrew Boyers, I’ve, ” Mark McCullen, Harry Wells, we’ve, ” Wells, Symons, we’re, Stephen Fry, ” Harrow, Tom Jenkins, ” Fry, ” Mark Nicholas Organizations: London CNN, Eton, Harrow, Marylebone Cricket Club, MCC, Oxford, Cambridge, CNN, England Women, Independent Commission, Equity, Cricket, Haymarket Theatre, Etonians, “ Pirates, CNN Sport, Wimbledon, Ascot, Thiele, Times, Harrow coasted Locations: London, Lord’s, Caribbean, Harrow
Saudi Arabia needs foreign businesses to help it realize its Neom megacity project. The BBC reported that Saudi officials were given a license to use lethal force to clear land. But underneath the image is a far darker reality, say campaigners, which could threaten the foreign cash and expertise Saudi Arabia needs to realize its ambitions. Though his decision took place in 2022, it was given new urgency by a whistleblower giving more detail on how Saudi officials may have acted. Amnesty International said businesses ought to be wary of doing deals in Saudi Arabia and called for UK officials to push for an independent investigation into the Neom land clearances.
Persons: , Malcolm Aw, Col Rabih Alenezi, Dana Ahmed, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal al, Neom Organizations: BBC, Saudi, Service, UN, Telegraph, Amnesty International, Amnesty, Politico, The Atlantic Council, Business Locations: Saudi Arabia, Saudi
Sanction-hit Russian airlines are getting plane parts delivered in hand luggage, per the Financial Times. Flight safety incidents involving Russian planes have shot up, according to estimates. AdvertisementPassengers are carrying plane parts in their luggage to get them to sanction-hit Russian airlines, according to the Financial Times. Russian airlines are obtaining plane parts through a vast network of small suppliers, many of which are based in the United Arab Emirates, the FT reported. Meanwhile, the number of flight safety incidents involving Russian planes has more than doubled, from 37 in 2022 to 81 in 2023, according to the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre.
Persons: , Turboshaft didn't, Timur Badr, Arwed Richter Organizations: Financial Times, Service, United Arab Emirates, Business, Jet Locations: Moscow, Ukraine, UAE, Russian, Russia
Inventor Samuel F. B. Morse spent summers at his Locust Grove Estate in New York's Hudson Valley. The 14,000-square-foot Italianate villa, built in 1852, has 45 rooms over six floors. AdvertisementWhen Samuel F. B. Morse wasn't creating Morse code, inventing the telegraph, or painting portraits, he was relaxing on the grounds of his Locust Grove Estate in upstate New York. Located about 80 miles outside New York City in Poughkeepsie, Locust Grove was built in 1852 on a bluff with views of the Hudson River below. The 14,000-square-foot Italianate villa has a total of 45 rooms over six floors.
Persons: Samuel F, Morse, Organizations: Service, Business Locations: New, Hudson Valley, New York, New York City, Poughkeepsie, Locust, Hudson
A UK couple confessed to multiple 'dine and dash' offenses, accruing over $1,400 in unpaid bills. 'Dine and dash' offenses are on the increase in the UK, a police official said. AdvertisementA couple from the UK admitted to committing several "dine and dash" offenses, running up unpaid bills worth more than $1,400, according to multiple reports. Bernard McDonagh, 41, and his 39-year-old wife Ann, of Port Talbot, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to failing to pay restaurant bills, the BBC reported. Between August last year and April, the couple ran up vast bills at four restaurants, as well as a Chinese takeout.
Persons: , Bernard McDonagh, Ann, Ciao, Bella Ciao, Shirley Xue, Donna Jones, MailOnline Organizations: Service, BBC, Fortune, Golden Fortune, Telegraph Locations: Port Talbot, Swansea
The company has sold 150 concert vacations since last year, according to The Telegraph. Russian music fans, however, appear to be so desperate to see their favorite artists that they are paying thousands to go on "concert vacations" abroad. A spokesperson for the operator told The Telegraph that it had sold 150 concert vacations since it launched its packages in the fall of last year. One of the packages — a five-day trip to see Ed Sheeran perform in Belgrade, Serbia, in August — costs around $1,123. "Western superstars don't perform in Moscow anymore," Jonny Tickle, a British man living in Moscow, wrote on X.
Persons: Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, , Snoop, Sheeran, Jonny Tickle, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Adele, Tickle, Guy Berryman, hadn't, Coldplay, Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Elzy, Vakarchuk Organizations: The, Service, Express, The Telegraph, Scorpions, Ukraine, Europa, Coldplay, Russian Express Locations: Russian, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Zagreb, Croatia, Dubai, Belgrade, Serbia, Moscow, British, Dua, Munich, Budapest, Vienna, Ukrainian, Brussels
AstraZeneca has started to pull its Covid-19 vaccine from global markets because of low demand, the pharmaceutical giant said. The move was not related to any concerns about the shot’s side effects, the company said. Since the vaccine was approved in Britain in December 2020, over three billion doses have been supplied globally. The company said that it had decided to voluntarily withdraw all licenses to market its Covid vaccine. In March, AstraZeneca requested that the vaccine be withdrawn from most European countries.
Organizations: AstraZeneca, Oxford University, European Commission Locations: Britain
Read previewRussia has all but stopped transporting military equipment via a strategic Crimean bridge, Ukrainian analysts say, based on satellite imagery. In an examination of Maxar satellite images by open-source intelligence agency Molfar, analysts said that between February and mid-April, they saw no Russian freight trains carrying military equipment on the Kerch Bridge. It also said it saw no trains carrying military equipment on the bridge between May and September 2023. Built in 2018 following President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea, the bridge is considered an illegal construction by Ukraine. AdvertisementA potent symbolAn explosion causes fire at the Kerch bridge in the Kerch Strait, Crimea on October 08, 2022.
Persons: , Molfar, Vasyl Malyuk, Vladimir Putin's, Kyrylo Budanov, Artem Starosiek, Vera Katkova, Starosiek, Putin, Oleksii Neizhpapa, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Inna Sovsun, Sovsun, Artem Organizations: Service, Business, Ukraine's Security Service, The Telegraph, Anadolu Agency, Getty Locations: Russia, Kerch, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia's Rostov, Ukrainian
Read previewKevin Spacey has addressed new allegations of sexual assault brought to light in a documentary set to air in the UK. In a 98-minute interview with British journalist Dan Wootton, posted to X on Friday, Spacey commented on the claims made in the documentary. For others, including claims by actors Ruari Cannon and Danny De Lillo, who have waived their anonymity to give interviews about their experiences with Spacey to publications this weekend, Spacey denied any wrongdoing. A representative for Spacey did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider sent outside regular working hours. AdvertisementThe following year, a London court found Spacey not guilty on nine charges, including sexual assault, which were alleged to have been committed between 2001 and 2013 against four men.
Persons: , Kevin Spacey, Spacey, Ryan, Dan Wootton, who's, “ I’ve, , Oscar, — Dan Wootton, it's, Ruari Cannon, Danny De Lillo, Melinda Sue Gordon, Lillo, Cannon, Anthony Rapp Organizations: Service, Hollywood, Business, Channel, ID, British, London's Old, Business Insider Locations: British, @danwootton, New York, London
One critic described it as "one of the worst films of the decade ." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian film critic, said the film was "amiable and funny." Richard Roeper, the Chicago Sun Times entertainment columnist, wrote that the film was "one of the worst films of the decade so far." William Bibbiani, a critic for The Wrap, began his review with: "Jerry Seinfeld's new comedy 'Unfrosted' is an impressive film. Tim Robey, The Telegraph film critic, described his viewing experience as "trapped in a writers' room full of stale air."
Persons: Drew Tarver, Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney, Andy Daly, Isaiah Lamb, John P, Johnson, Peter Bradshaw, Richard Roeper, William Bibbiani, Jerry Seinfeld's, It's, it's, Tim Robey Organizations: Netflix, Guardian, Chicago Sun Times, The Telegraph
Read previewParamount's CEO Bob Bakish was ousted on Monday night, putting the entertainment giant one step closer to accepting a merger deal. The would-be buyer, film studio Skydance Media, is owned by David Ellison, son of billionaire Oracle founder Larry. An investor in Skydance since 2020, RedBird is the media company's largest shareholder other than the Ellison family. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. "I think it's my biggest competitive advantage that I don't get emotionally attached," Cardinale told Business Insider in 2022.
Persons: , Bob Bakish, David Ellison, Larry, RedBird, Ellison, Gerry Cardinale, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Shell, Skydance, " Cardinale, Goldman, Jon Winkelried, Gerry, Axel Springer Organizations: Service, Skydance Media, RedBird Capital Partners, Business, New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, NFL, AC Milan, Paramount, KKR, Sony, TPG Locations: Skydance, RedBird
Jeff Zucker’s bid for Tory titan-hood has come to an end. The media executive on Tuesday formally abandoned his attempt to take the reins of London’s Daily Telegraph, bailing out after British political and news leaders balked at Mr. Zucker’s reliance on Emirati financiers to bankroll the effort. Mr. Zucker’s venture company, RedBird IMI, had sought government approval to complete a debt-for-equity deal that would hand it control of The Telegraph and its sister magazine, The Spectator. Because of the withdrawal, other prospective owners may now attempt to purchase the publications. “Our ownership would have seen the strongest editorial protections ever put forward for a U.K. newspaper, along with much-needed investment,” a RedBird IMI spokesperson said in a statement.
Persons: Jeff Zucker’s, , Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan Organizations: London’s Daily Telegraph, Mr, RedBird IMI, The Telegraph, The, IMI, The Spectator, RedBird, Media Investments, United Locations: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Philippine Coast Guard shared video footage on Tuesday of the incident. "During the patrol, the Philippine vessels encountered dangerous maneuvers and obstruction from four China Coast Guard vessels and six Chinese Maritime Militia vessels," Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Jay Tarriela said. MOMENTS AGO: It appears like this China Coast Guard ship is not done yet as it blasted BRP Datu Bangkaw with water cannon. Scarborough Shoal, which has a constant Chinese Coast Guard presence, but the Philippines continues to press its claims to this area. A recent one in March saw a Chinese water cannon destroy a Philippine ship's windows and injure four sailors.
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While the US dithered over aid, Ukraine had a robust argument for prosecuting the war pretty much as it pleased. "Taking out a particular refinery is not going to immediately undermine Russia's war effort," said Dailey, the RAND strategist. "But consistently putting pressure on Russia's oil sector would have a significant impact on Russia's ability to fight this war." AdvertisementVakulenko, in his article, also noted that that strikes on Russian oil refineries have "little impact on Russian export earnings." Later, Ukraine said that its attacks had reduced Russian oil production and processing by 12%.
Persons: , Ann Marie Dailey, Rafael Loss, Joe Biden's, Marina Miron, Dailey, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Olga Tokariuk, Tokariuk, Donald Trump, Miron, Whittling, Celeste Wallander, Lloyd Austin, Sergey Vakulenko, There's, Sir Tony Radakin, Biden, James Patton Rogers, Patton Rogers Organizations: Service, White, Telegraph, Business, RAND Corporation, European Council, Foreign Relations, Washington Post, Department of, King's College, London's, House, Carnegie, RAND, Financial, Cornell Brooks Tech Policy Institute, Ukraine Locations: Ukraine, Krasnodar, King's College London, Russia
It follows Ukraine's urgent plea to NATO for more air defense systems. AdvertisementIt comes after German defense minister Boris Pistorius hit out at Spain and Greece for not having sent their Patriot systems to Ukraine. Spain has decided not to send any of its launchers for the Patriot system to Ukraine, however, the El Pais report said. It currently has three Patriot systems, all purchased from Germany in 2004 and 2014, the report added. "However, from the very beginning, we stated that we cannot give out defense systems that are crucial for our deterrence capabilities," he added.
Persons: , El, Boris Pistorius, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Putin, Zelenskyy, El Pais, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Olaf Scholz, Scholz Organizations: NATO, Service, EU, Spanish Ministry of Defense, Business, Patriot, Telegraph, Patriots, El Locations: Spain, Ukraine, El Pais, Spanish, Turkish, Syrian, Greece, Germany, Soviet, Ukrainian
Horses running loose in central London, police say
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Reuters —A number of horses are loose in central London, with the army called in to help locate them, police in the British capital said on Wednesday. Footage posted by social media users showed a saddled white horse covered in blood running through the street alongside a black one. “We are aware of a number of horses that are currently loose in central London and are working with colleagues, including the Army, to locate them,” the Westminster branch of London’s police said on X. ET) to reports of a person being thrown from a horse on Buckingham Palace Road in central London, a spokesperson for the service said. The Telegraph newspaper reported that five cavalry horses had run loose while exercising at Horse Guards Parade, the ceremonial parade ground in Westminster, close to Buckingham Palace and the Whitehall government district.
Organizations: Reuters, Army, London Ambulance Service, City of London Police, Telegraph, Horse Guards Locations: London, Westminster, Buckingham, City, Whitehall
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