British Prime Minister Liz Truss was forced on Monday into a humiliating U-turn after less than a month in power, reversing a cut to the highest rate of income tax that helped spark turmoil in financial markets and a rebellion in her party.
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The stinging setback for came after Vladimir Putin proclaimed the annexation of four regions covering nearly a fifth of Ukraine, an area that includes the key town of Lyman. Kyiv and the West have condemned the proclamation as an illegitimate farce.
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Truss's decision to attend Thursday's meeting gives Britain an opportunity to shape a new European forum from the inside.
- WorldTaiwan launches English language TV channel to give it more international punch
Taiwan launched its first English-language news, lifestyle and entertainment television channel on Monday to give it a bigger voice internationally at a time China when is squeezing the island's footprint and seeking to assert sovereignty.