Leaning tower in Bologna to be saved as city announces €4m repair project
Work to be carried out on Garisenda tower in new year after area around it was cordoned off due to collapse fears
I’m a Celebrity apologises for ‘accidental liking of offensive Instagram comment’
Now deleted comment contained ‘unacceptable language’ about the YouTuber Nella Rose
Datsalrightgino holds off rivals to win Coral Gold Cup at Newbury
Datsalrightgino, from Jamie Snowden’s stable in Lambourn, outstayed Mahler Mission after the final fence here on Saturday to win the Coral Gold Cup, the second-richest handicap chase of the season after the Grand National at Aintree in April. Mahler Mission was still going strongly when he took up the...
Conflict of interest hangs over England v Scotland Nations League showdown
Despite the old rivalry, a Lionesses win would give players from both sides a chance of representing Team GB at the Olympics
Germany is Ukraine’s new best friend. What a difference a war makes
Olaf Scholz, Germany’s safety-first chancellor, has been harshly criticised for foot-dragging on military assistance for Ukraine. As Russia’s invasion loomed, he was ridiculed for offering 5,000 helmets instead of heavy weapons. Early German doubts and prevarications delayed delivery of missiles and Leopard tanks. It got so bad that,...
On my radar: Waad al-Kateab’s cultural highlights
The Syrian film-maker on the food that tastes of home, the author she longs to have met and the game she wins by cheating
We don’t go to the movies for a history lesson, but shouldn’t Napoleon at least be entertaining?
To the laments of military historians about the accuracy of Ridley Scott’s film Napoleon, one could add some about the architecture. Christopher Wren’s Royal Naval College in Greenwich gets digitally spliced with classical architecture from France and Malta, so they all look as if they are in the same place, while Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire gets to represent both Paris and Moscow.
Fallen Leaves review – Aki Kaurismäki’s almost feelgood romance is a droll delight
Two lonely souls connect in a rain-lashed Helsinki in this unexpectedly uplifting drama from the Finnish master of melancholy
Harry Winks keeps Leicester flying with last-gasp winner against West Brom
Harry Winks scored a last-gasp winner as Leicester beat West Brom 2-1 in a dramatic finish to give their manager, Enzo Maresca, a winning first return to the Hawthorns. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s 72nd-minute header – his sixth goal of the season – put the Championship leaders ahead and the midfielder then set up Winks in the fourth minute of stoppage time after the Albion substitute Josh Maja appeared to have rescued a point.
Russia paying wives of soldiers in Ukraine not to stage protests, says UK
Some women also discredited online after Moscow protests last month, British defence ministry says
‘To hell with this place’: George Santos sharpens attacks after expulsion
Fabulist says he will file ethics complaints against ex-colleagues and accuses others of affairs and missing votes due to hangovers
Honduras: arrest warrant issued over murder of activist Berta Cáceres
Authorities in Honduras have issued an arrest warrant for the alleged mastermind in the case of the murdered Indigenous environmental leader Berta Cáceres. Cáceres was gunned down in her home in March 2016 in retaliation for leading a campaign to stop construction of an internationally financed hydroelectric dam.
Arsenal v Wolves, Brentford v Luton and more: Premier League clockwatch – live
Clockwatch: Can Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the table? Will Sheffield United leap Luton out of the relegation zone? Join Scott Murray
Heavy snow brings chaos to southern Germany as Munich suspends flights
Heavy snowfall has brought chaos to parts of southern Germany, with air and rail traffic blocked in the Bavarian state capital of Munich. After first suspending flights until noon on Saturday (1100 GMT), Munich airport later said it would remain closed until 6am on Sunday. A spokesperson said 760 flights...
Kevin McCloud: ‘We thought Grand Designs was going to be watched by one surveyor and his dog’
The TV presenter, 64, on his Footlights days, hatred of selfies, first embarrassing bike and the joys of just lying in his hammock
Cells of people living in greener areas age more slowly, research finds
Greener neighborhoods can slow ageing process of human cells but effects of environmental racism can erase any benefits
Young, bright, Palestinian: the three friends shot in Vermont
Tahseen Ali Ahmad, Kinnan Abdalhamid and Hisham Awartani, all 20, are childhood friends and ‘incredibly tight’ – especially now
One to Watch: Penelope Scott
Penelope Scott is the kind of artist who brings the end of the world even into her love songs. “Planets hit planets, it doesn’t matter,” she notes blithely on Time of My Life, reeling off various doomsday scenarios over a syrupy clarinet hook. A philosophy major who...
Why would Elon Musk want to deliberately destroy X? | Arwa Mahdawi
After an outburst this week, theories resurfaced about why he bought the platform. Is Musk just a narcissist who let his ego get in the way of sensible decisions?
Europe’s AI crackdown looks doomed to be felled by Silicon Valley lobbying power
Wednesday will be a fateful day in Brussels, a faraway city of which post-Brexit Britain knows little and cares less. It’s the day on which the EU’s AI proposals enter the final stages of a tortuous lawmaking process. The bill is a landmark (first in the world) attempt to seriously regulate artificial intelligence (AI) based on its capacity to cause harm and will soon be in the final phase of the legislative process – so-called “trilogues” – where the EU parliament, commission and council decide what should be in the bill, and therefore become part of EU law. Big day, high stakes, in other words.
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