Press conference on Friday evening: Arrest warrant issued against Putin

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Good evening. The International Criminal Court has issued a war crimes arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin over alleged involvement in the kidnapping of children from Ukraine. We also have the latest news from France as a motion of no confidence has been passed against Emmanuel Macron’s government.

The ICC issues an arrest warrant against Putin for war crimes

Kiev has welcomed a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC). issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin about the “illegal deportation” of Ukrainian children.

“The world has received a signal that the Russian regime is criminal and its leadership and henchmen will be held accountable,” Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin said in a statement on social media. The Hague-based ICC said it had also issued an arrest warrant for Maria Lvova-Belova,

Russia’s presidential envoy for children’s rights on similar allegations. follow that News in our Ukraine live blog. Meanwhile, China’s President Xi Jinping will embark on a three-day trip to Moscow to apparently show his support for Putin.

Sophia Jan And James Killer report that the The alleged trip was officially confirmed by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

The Duke of Sussex argued he could not pay for private security until he got a job

The Duke of Sussex argued that he and his wife Meghan could not afford to pay for his own security until he could make his own moneycourt records have revealed.

Prince Harry emailed Sir Edward Young, the late Queen’s private secretary, in April 2020, saying he had “made it clear that we cannot afford private security until we are able to do something.” earn”.

The news was published in legal documents related to the Duke’s defamation lawsuit against the Mail on Sunday, based on a “false allegation” about his willingness to pay for his own police protection in the UK.

Our royal editor Victoria Ward has more about this story here.

Credit Suisse stock plummets on bank worries

Have shares in the crisis-ridden Credit Suisse down as much as 12 percent on Friday afternoon, as concerns remained about the lender’s future. Shares of the Zurich-listed bank led a broader decline in European markets as analysts continued to warn of a “crisis of confidence” in a turnaround plan put forward by bosses.

Credit Suisse was plunged into crisis this week as bets that the bank would default on its debt hit record highs. You can Find out about all the latest developments in our business live blog.

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World news: Emmanuel Macron faces no-confidence vote after pushing through ‘dangerous’ reforms

Members of the French opposition tabled a motion of no confidence in Emmanuel Macron’s government on Friday after it rammed a pension reform without a vote through Parliament, in a move they described as “dangerous to our democracy”. Henry Samuel reveals how The pension reform protests could topple Mr Macron’s government.

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Penelope Lively: “My superior life expectancy is due to favorable genes, sensible behavior and luck”

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Business news: One in three high earners unknowingly risks being sucked into the 45 percent tax

The research has shed light on the “ongoing confusion surrounding tax changes,” with two in five of those who will be in the 45 percent limit by April unaware of the threshold reduction announced in the fall. Charlotte Gifford got the whole story here.

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Sports news: Lewis Hamilton announces surprising separation from close confidants

Lewis Hamilton and his longtime performance coach and physical therapist Angela Cullen have announced their split after seven years together. Tom Cary got the whole story here.

Today’s Matt cartoon

Bank stock turbulence inspired Frosted‘s cartoon today. Click here to see it in more detail.

And you can find today’s political cartoon here.

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