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Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines 'Angelic' mother pictured | A woman who was stabbed to death on a busy street has been identified by her family as a 43-year-old mother-of-two.Monday January 24 2022, 12.that the result of Germany’s position was to “undermine unity and encourage Vladimir Putin to a new attack on Ukraine”.Boris Johnson and world leaders including Joe Biden have agreed to take "swift retributive responses" if Russia invades Ukraine warning of "unprecedented sanctions".

Yasmin Chkaifi, who was known as Wafah, was the victim of a frenzied knife attack outside the entrance to a park in Maida Vale on Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and the attacker, named as Leon McCaskre, 41, died after being hit by a car. The prime minister said the intelligence around the situation was “gloomy” but that a Russian invasion was not inevitable. Read the latest. I’ve been on the phone and saw my own German counterpart, foreign minister [Annalena] Baerbock, and I can tell you that the Germans very much share our concerns, and are resolute and determined to respond swiftly, effectively and in a united way. The big story: PM could be quizzed by police on parties Two years ago, Boris Johnson became the first Prime Minister to deliver a landslide victory since Tony Blair. We need to make it very clear to the Kremlin, to Russia, that that would be a disastrous step. Now he may have another, more dubious honour also held by his predecessor. "The leaders stressed that diplomatic discussions with Russia remain the first priority, and welcomed talks that have already taken place between Russia and Nato allies.

Mr Johnson could be interviewed by detectives as part of the criminal investigation into "partygate", Scotland Yard has confirmed. I think it’s very important. “We need to show strength and not be in a position of a doctrine of appeasement, which seems to be how President Biden has worked his administration,” Ernst, a member of the Senate committee on armed services, told CNN. The Metropolitan Police Service has now launched its own inquiry into claims that illegal gatherings were held in Downing Street and Whitehall, during lockdown. Mr Blair was under investigation over cash for honours when he was interviewed by police in 2006 and Martin Evans has spoken to a police source who reveals why Mr Johnson "will not get the same treatment" as the former Labour leader. Mr Johnson has welcomed the investigation as an opportunity to "draw a line" under the debacle. Once an invasion happens, lives are lost. Read how he may avoid a criminal record if fined for a Covid rule breach. They resolved to continue co-ordinating closely on any such response.

In the autumn, Dame Cressida Dick's career was on the line. The Met Police Commissioner was facing demands for her resignation over a catalogue of blunders and crises that had befallen the force while under her watch. “The purpose of those sanctions is to deter Russian aggression. It is with some irony that Mr Johnson's future now rests on the outcome of the police investigation announced today by Dame Cressida. It can be no coincidence that keen observers of her noted that as she delivered her lengthy statement announcing the inquiry, she lacked her usual calm assurance. Here is her full statement setting out the reasons for the inquiry, in the latest twist in her eventful career.” Support for Blinken came from an unexpected quarter, his immediate predecessor as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, praising a “stronger statement” than that from Biden this week. But having surrounded Ukraine with forces from the north, east and south, Moscow is now citing the Western response as evidence that Russia is the target, not the instigator, of aggression.

Sue Gray delay? What does this mean, then, for Sue Gray's report into the Downing Street parties? The senior civil servant may still publish her findings in the next few days as the Met Police is not believed to object to this happening during its own inquiries. The Telegraph understands the probe could cover as many as eight of 17 events at which lockdown rules were allegedly broken, but the Metropolitan Police Commissioner refused to confirm the precise figure. Here is a timeline of all the government parties during lockdown and what Covid rules were in force at the time. Read more “It doesn’t take days of meetings and discussions with allies and friends to plan to execute a response commensurate with the activity the Russians take. Rees-Mogg 'honoured' Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he is "honoured" to be led by Mr Johnson as he attempted to defend the Prime Minister in the wake of police launching their investigation. The Leader of the House of Commons insisted Mr Johnson was the right man to take the Tories and the country forward in light of the successful vaccine rollout and the economic recovery seen since the pandemic..

Should the Sue Gray report be delayed during the Met investigation, it may give the Prime Minister a temporary reprieve but Rosa Prince warns the May elections are just around the corner. “We need to be unequivocal in diplomacy,” Pompeo said. Comment and analysis Around the world: UK to send troops if Russia invades The UK will contribute to Nato deployments if Russia invades, Boris Johnson told Parliament today, adding that Russia has a "gun to Ukraine's head". The Prime Minister added that the UK will not hesitate to "toughen our national sanctions" against Russia in response to "whatever President Putin may do". Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron insists that the EU has an "important" role to play in de-escalating tensions between Russia and the West over the possible invasion of Ukraine. Under Trump, he said, “we had respect for him and his power. He has called for dialogue with the Kremlin but Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says the EU's "unforgivable failure" is at the heart of the diplomatic travesty over Ukraine. One of the officials said up to 5,000 could be deployed, while a Nato diplomat said Washington was considering gradually transferring some troops stationed in western Europe to eastern Europe in the coming weeks.

Read how the crisis reached this point and what could be next. Tuesday interview 'I had a pert bum and nice, muscular thighs' Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson talks to Chris Harvey about men in tights and the band's first album for 19 years Read the full interview Sport briefing: 'Outdated' views - Outburst on Nadal First to cricket, where the racism furore in the county game has been reignited after the chairman of Middlesex expressed "outdated" stereotypes on why the sport is failing to nurture black and Asian talent. He was a KGB agent, for goodness sakes. Watch his stunning comments to a parliamentary committee that have been immediately likened with the career-ending words of former FA chairman Greg Clarke. In tennis, world No 14 Denis Shapovalov shocked the Australian Open with an extraordinary outburst, claiming that his quarter-final opponent Rafael Nadal and other members of the so-called "Big Three" receive preferential treatment. Read this guide to the Nadal rituals that really wind up his opponents, from short tugs to shoulder taps and water bottles.” Topics.

Elsewhere, Nick Kyrgios flirted with disaster in his latest crowd-pleasing doubles victory alongside close friend Thanasi Kokkinakis, when he smacked a loose ball away in such a dangerous manner that it cannoned into the body of a young boy. Watch the drama. Editor's choice Business briefing: 'Exceptionally cheap' British stocks British stocks are undervalued and offer a golden buying opportunity despite recent market turmoil, two of Wall Street's biggest banks have declared. Analysts at JP Morgan said London-listed companies look "exceptionally cheap", while their counterparts at Morgan Stanley said there is a "compelling case" for buying shares in FTSE firms. It comes as around £500bn has been wiped off the value of cryptocurrencies in the past month as investors have dumped digital assets.

The price of Bitcoin, the largest and oldest online token, has fallen 35pc in the past 30 days. It now trades at $33,300 (£25,000), around half its all-time high. The Treasury is also taking aim on "misleading" cryptocurrency adverts amid concerns that inexperienced investors are being lured into risky bets. Tonight starts now Burns Night | Held in honour of Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet, Burns Night is celebrated on the 18th century bard's birthday each year. The full ritual of the night involves whisky, haggis and poetry readings.

Those who partake are piped in and then The Selkirk Grace – the prayer of thanks attributed to Burns – is said before dinner. Here are the words for the prayer, the best recipes for a Burns Night supper and - if you fancy an evening out - the best events around the UK to celebrate. Three things for you And finally...

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Ukraine war would be a disaster, Johnson tells Russia Boris Johnson has warned President Putin that invading Ukraine would be a “disastrous step” as Nato sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe Note why Tigray_Genocide is ingored - bc Firefighters UN Securitry Council 've become Arsonists! Boris Johnson, UK, has warned President Putin, Russia, invading Ukraine would be a “disastrous step” as Nato sends ships and fighter jets to eastern Europe! LordRickettsP 👇🏿

US vows ‘swift, severe and united response’ if Russia invades UkraineSecretary of state Anthony Blinken rejects Republican calls for preemptive sanctions but says ‘massive consequences’ await US nonsense looks for war all the time. Britain should send in troops NOW Well let the US do what they want , just don't involve the UK ,we've caused enough trouble throughout the world already.

PM warns of 'unprecedented sanctions' in fresh talks if Russia invades UkraineThe UK prime minister spoke with US president Joe Biden and other world leaders about the Ukraine crisis and agreed 'swift retributive responses' if Russia invaded UK must stay out of this.

Johnson: UK would send in troops if Ukraine invadedUK prepared to deploy soldiers to protect Nato allies should Russia invade Ukraine , PM Boris Johnson says All for home consumption. The UK is not mentioned on German news as being involved in discussions. One day we might learn to keep our noses out of other peoples affairs No no no keep out of that you keep to your party's

Ukraine taking UK claim of Russian invasion plot seriously, says adviserClaim greeted with some scepticism in Kyiv but aide says it fits ‘logical chain’, as EU ministers prepare to meet Hello, How are you? Do you need any kinds of logo design, for represent your brand? Please visit this link and Fulfill your requirements- I can make any kinds of (Logo, Business card, Flyer, Banner, poster) etc. graphicdesign logodesign businesscards 😂 oh come on, no one takes what the UK says seriously.

UK to withdraw embassy staff from Ukraine as US orders families to leaveBREAKING: The UK has begun withdrawing some of its staff from its Ukrainian embassy.

Evening briefing: Today's essential headlines 'Angelic' mother pictured | A woman who was stabbed to death on a busy street has been identified by her family as a 43-year-old mother-of-two.Monday January 24 2022, 12.that the result of Germany’s position was to “undermine unity and encourage Vladimir Putin to a new attack on Ukraine”.Boris Johnson and world leaders including Joe Biden have agreed to take "swift retributive responses" if Russia invades Ukraine warning of "unprecedented sanctions".

Yasmin Chkaifi, who was known as Wafah, was the victim of a frenzied knife attack outside the entrance to a park in Maida Vale on Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene, and the attacker, named as Leon McCaskre, 41, died after being hit by a car. The prime minister said the intelligence around the situation was “gloomy” but that a Russian invasion was not inevitable. Read the latest. I’ve been on the phone and saw my own German counterpart, foreign minister [Annalena] Baerbock, and I can tell you that the Germans very much share our concerns, and are resolute and determined to respond swiftly, effectively and in a united way. The big story: PM could be quizzed by police on parties Two years ago, Boris Johnson became the first Prime Minister to deliver a landslide victory since Tony Blair. We need to make it very clear to the Kremlin, to Russia, that that would be a disastrous step. Now he may have another, more dubious honour also held by his predecessor. "The leaders stressed that diplomatic discussions with Russia remain the first priority, and welcomed talks that have already taken place between Russia and Nato allies.

Mr Johnson could be interviewed by detectives as part of the criminal investigation into "partygate", Scotland Yard has confirmed. I think it’s very important. “We need to show strength and not be in a position of a doctrine of appeasement, which seems to be how President Biden has worked his administration,” Ernst, a member of the Senate committee on armed services, told CNN. The Metropolitan Police Service has now launched its own inquiry into claims that illegal gatherings were held in Downing Street and Whitehall, during lockdown. Mr Blair was under investigation over cash for honours when he was interviewed by police in 2006 and Martin Evans has spoken to a police source who reveals why Mr Johnson "will not get the same treatment" as the former Labour leader. Mr Johnson has welcomed the investigation as an opportunity to "draw a line" under the debacle. Once an invasion happens, lives are lost. Read how he may avoid a criminal record if fined for a Covid rule breach. They resolved to continue co-ordinating closely on any such response.

In the autumn, Dame Cressida Dick's career was on the line. The Met Police Commissioner was facing demands for her resignation over a catalogue of blunders and crises that had befallen the force while under her watch. “The purpose of those sanctions is to deter Russian aggression. It is with some irony that Mr Johnson's future now rests on the outcome of the police investigation announced today by Dame Cressida. It can be no coincidence that keen observers of her noted that as she delivered her lengthy statement announcing the inquiry, she lacked her usual calm assurance. Here is her full statement setting out the reasons for the inquiry, in the latest twist in her eventful career.” Support for Blinken came from an unexpected quarter, his immediate predecessor as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, praising a “stronger statement” than that from Biden this week. But having surrounded Ukraine with forces from the north, east and south, Moscow is now citing the Western response as evidence that Russia is the target, not the instigator, of aggression.

Sue Gray delay? What does this mean, then, for Sue Gray's report into the Downing Street parties? The senior civil servant may still publish her findings in the next few days as the Met Police is not believed to object to this happening during its own inquiries. The Telegraph understands the probe could cover as many as eight of 17 events at which lockdown rules were allegedly broken, but the Metropolitan Police Commissioner refused to confirm the precise figure. Here is a timeline of all the government parties during lockdown and what Covid rules were in force at the time. Read more “It doesn’t take days of meetings and discussions with allies and friends to plan to execute a response commensurate with the activity the Russians take. Rees-Mogg 'honoured' Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he is "honoured" to be led by Mr Johnson as he attempted to defend the Prime Minister in the wake of police launching their investigation. The Leader of the House of Commons insisted Mr Johnson was the right man to take the Tories and the country forward in light of the successful vaccine rollout and the economic recovery seen since the pandemic..

Should the Sue Gray report be delayed during the Met investigation, it may give the Prime Minister a temporary reprieve but Rosa Prince warns the May elections are just around the corner. “We need to be unequivocal in diplomacy,” Pompeo said. Comment and analysis Around the world: UK to send troops if Russia invades The UK will contribute to Nato deployments if Russia invades, Boris Johnson told Parliament today, adding that Russia has a "gun to Ukraine's head". The Prime Minister added that the UK will not hesitate to "toughen our national sanctions" against Russia in response to "whatever President Putin may do". Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron insists that the EU has an "important" role to play in de-escalating tensions between Russia and the West over the possible invasion of Ukraine. Under Trump, he said, “we had respect for him and his power. He has called for dialogue with the Kremlin but Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says the EU's "unforgivable failure" is at the heart of the diplomatic travesty over Ukraine. One of the officials said up to 5,000 could be deployed, while a Nato diplomat said Washington was considering gradually transferring some troops stationed in western Europe to eastern Europe in the coming weeks.

Read how the crisis reached this point and what could be next. Tuesday interview 'I had a pert bum and nice, muscular thighs' Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson talks to Chris Harvey about men in tights and the band's first album for 19 years Read the full interview Sport briefing: 'Outdated' views - Outburst on Nadal First to cricket, where the racism furore in the county game has been reignited after the chairman of Middlesex expressed "outdated" stereotypes on why the sport is failing to nurture black and Asian talent. He was a KGB agent, for goodness sakes. Watch his stunning comments to a parliamentary committee that have been immediately likened with the career-ending words of former FA chairman Greg Clarke. In tennis, world No 14 Denis Shapovalov shocked the Australian Open with an extraordinary outburst, claiming that his quarter-final opponent Rafael Nadal and other members of the so-called "Big Three" receive preferential treatment. Read this guide to the Nadal rituals that really wind up his opponents, from short tugs to shoulder taps and water bottles.” Topics.

Elsewhere, Nick Kyrgios flirted with disaster in his latest crowd-pleasing doubles victory alongside close friend Thanasi Kokkinakis, when he smacked a loose ball away in such a dangerous manner that it cannoned into the body of a young boy. Watch the drama. Editor's choice Business briefing: 'Exceptionally cheap' British stocks British stocks are undervalued and offer a golden buying opportunity despite recent market turmoil, two of Wall Street's biggest banks have declared. Analysts at JP Morgan said London-listed companies look "exceptionally cheap", while their counterparts at Morgan Stanley said there is a "compelling case" for buying shares in FTSE firms. It comes as around £500bn has been wiped off the value of cryptocurrencies in the past month as investors have dumped digital assets.

The price of Bitcoin, the largest and oldest online token, has fallen 35pc in the past 30 days. It now trades at $33,300 (£25,000), around half its all-time high. The Treasury is also taking aim on "misleading" cryptocurrency adverts amid concerns that inexperienced investors are being lured into risky bets. Tonight starts now Burns Night | Held in honour of Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet, Burns Night is celebrated on the 18th century bard's birthday each year. The full ritual of the night involves whisky, haggis and poetry readings.

Those who partake are piped in and then The Selkirk Grace – the prayer of thanks attributed to Burns – is said before dinner. Here are the words for the prayer, the best recipes for a Burns Night supper and - if you fancy an evening out - the best events around the UK to celebrate. Three things for you And finally...

for this evening's downtime Man Utd's £44m problem | Anthony Martial is undergoing a medical with Spanish side Sevilla ahead of a six-month loan move from Manchester United. James Ducker charts how he went from the club's great 'gift' to a puzzle no manager could solve. If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. .