A shaky-looking Vladimir Putin praised his 'dear friend' President Xi Jinping while he gripped the arms of his chair during the Chinese leader's visit to Moscow today. Putin appeared to be trembling and clutching his seat as he welcomed Xi to the Kremlin today (main) in a sign that the 70-year-old's health is continuing to deteriorate. The Russian despot said he was willing to discuss Beijing's plan to end the war in Ukraine - a move that has been met with scepticism in Kyiv and the West, with world leaders questioning the real motive behind Beijing's plan for peace. 'We are always open to negotiations,' Putin told Xi during the visit, which came mere days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the Russian despot over war crimes in Ukraine. 'We will certainly discuss all these issues, including your initiatives which we treat with respect, of course.' China has not offered any concrete proposals to end the war other than a 12-point 'peace plan' which included calling for an end to Western sanctions, negotiations that would see Ukraine ceding territory, a NATO pull-back from its eastern borders and reconstruction efforts that are likely to benefit Chinese contractors. And despite its calls for peace, Beijing has continued to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Russia and parroted the Kremlin's talking points about NATO expansionism. Indeed, Xi cosied up to Putin today and stroked the Russian leader's ego by saying he was 'convinced' the despot enjoyed the Russian people's support ahead of a presidential election scheduled for next year.?
Is the end of crippling train strikes FINALLY in sight? Relief for commuters as RMT members at Network Rail vote to accept new pay offer with hopes further walkouts are now a step closer to being cancelled
In a turnout of nearly 90 per cent, members voted by 76 per cent to 24 per cent in favour, signalling an end to the bitter row, which led to a series of strikes in recent months. The union said the deal includes an uplift on salaries of between 14.4 per cent for the lowest paid grades to 9.2 per cent for the highest paid, increased backpay, a no compulsory redundancy agreement until January 2025 and rail travel benefits. RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: 'Strike action and the inspiring solidarity and determination of members has secured new money and a new offer which has been clearly accepted by our members and that dispute is now over.'
History teacher, 46, who met William and Kate during an official visit is banned from the classroom after sending 'aggressively sexual' text messages to male grammar school pupil
Lidl is embroiled in 'flag-washing' row after being accused of altering the New Zealand flag on lamb to make Union Jack 'more prominent'
Why is the one-time darling of the High Street struggling? John Lewis shoppers say lack of staff on shop floors, poor product choice and declining customer service are turning them off as department store giant warns of job cuts
I'm a psychologist - these are my 7 tips for being happy at work
Mother, 32, died in childbirth after doctor's advice she should not have a natural birth was 'lost', inquest hears
Star Wars and Harry Potter actor dies aged 56: Father-of-three Paul Grant who played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi passes away suddenly after a long battle with drugs and alcohol
The human cost of wealthy Brits' cocaine obsession: Haunting roll call of young lives lost thanks to UK's 'Deliveroo-style coke culture' as MPs warn demand for 'dinner party drugs' delivered to the doorstep could see YOUR child dragged into gangs
Girls who stabbed 12-year-old German child to death in woods could be locked away in psychiatric ward and sued for compensation by victim's family - but cannot be prosecuted
Bitter parking dispute ends up in court: Moment pensioner, 81, attacked woman neighbour after being asked to move her Audi from communal grass verge in their leafy cul-de-sac
A video captured the moment an 81-year-old woman attacked her neighbour in a petty row over parking on a communal grass verge in their well-heeled cul-de-sac. Eunice Day (bottom left) was caught on video storming over to neighbour Suzanne Webb's (bottom right) house in Ferndown, Dorset, before reaching over her potted geranium plant to assault her. A court heard that 81-year-old Day had upset her new neighbours soon after moving into her rented bungalow by leaving her Audi (top left, circled) on a patch of grass next to it. She kept it there for several weeks, preventing a small group of community-minded homeowners from cutting the grass. Day was asked to move her car by Mrs Webb, but replied that she could 'park wherever I like'. Day was said to have escalated the feud by deliberately blocking a private footpath leading to the five detached homes at the end of the cul-de-sac with her wheelie bin. She was also claimed to have sat outside on her mobility scooter in an attempt to intimidate her neighbours. Matters came to a head after the five residents complained to Day's letting agent about her behaviour. It led Day to 'aggressively' pound on Mrs Webb's front door to have it out with her. The victim videoed Day through her open kitchen window (top right). The footage shows Day reaching over Mrs Webb's window box and smacking the phone out of her hand.?
High-flying lawyer whose burnout led to anxiety and weight loss shares the three simple exercises you need to do when you're stressed
Vaccine makers say they're 'standing ready' for human bird flu pandemic: Moderna, GSK and Sanofi all prepare to roll out H5N1 shots as fears mount about zoonotic spillover
Nicola Sturgeon admits blundering over trans rights meltdown as she dismisses SNP's woes as 'growing pains' in interview on ITV's Loose Women - and says she WON'T be going on Strictly Come Dancing or I'm A Celeb after quitting
In an interview on ITV's Loose Women, Nicola Sturgeon said she took responsibility for failing to generate a 'rational debate' about her government's abortive gender identity overhaul. But she insisted the shambles - which saw Westminster step in to block the move amid fury that a trans rapist had been sent to a women's prison - was not the reason she resigned. Ms Sturgeon also stressed she will not be going on Strictly Come Dancing or I'm A Celeb now she is stepping down from frontline politics. Ms Sturgeon has been kicking off her last week in office with a series of interviews and a speech in London, 400 miles from chaos enveloping the SNP at Holyrood over how her successor is chosen.
The party's over! Nicola Sturgeon gives speech on her farewell tour TODAY as the SNP goes into total meltdown over race to replace outgoing First Minister - with new chief admitting it is a 'tremendous mess'
Mother's Day tragedy as two schoolgirls, 16 and 13, are killed in horror car crash with four more in hospital - as police arrest man
Trump will pose for a mugshot, be fingerprinted and held in custody until a deal is negotiated if he surrenders in Stormy Daniels case TOMORROW: What to expect if ex-President is indicted on charges that carry up to four years in prison
I'll be dammed! Beavers are being reintroduced in LONDON - and you'll be able to go see them on 'beaver safaris'
Body was found in woodland near US home of missing rugby league star Bryn Hargreaves where he left the shower running before vanishing last year - after player's mental health struggles during Covid following collapse of his marriage
EXCLUSIVE: A body was discovered near missing former rugby league star Bryn Hargreaves' (right) house in the United States nearly a month ago, MailOnline has learned. The ex-St Helens player, 37, was reported missing 14 months ago after he did not turn up for work last January, sparking a major police hunt in West Virginia (top inset). At the time of his disappearance, Bryn was working as a gas and oil pipe safety inspector and was living alone following his divorce from Amy Lombardo (pictured together left) two years previously. His family said he had become 'isolated' during the Covid lockdown and suggested he might move back to the UK, but on the last time they spoke to him on January 3 last year 'he seemed fine'. Yesterday his brother Gareth confirmed Bryn's death with a post (bottom inset) on Facebook saying: 'RIP Bryn Hargreaves. With incredible sadness I can confirm after 14 months we have finally found Bryn.
TikTok is accused of mishandling sexual harassment allegations against senior London boss who 'tried to touch and kiss young female staff and influencers and asked one for oral sex'
Private firm that provides accommodation for asylum seekers has seen profits TREBLE to ?6.3m: Home Office data reveals nearly 400 hotels being used for 51,000 arrivals costs taxpayers more than ?6m a day
Guests criticised me for having my own daughters at my wedding ceremony when I'd said it would be a child-free celebration
The lazy guide to getting fit: Experts reveal the bare minimum you can get away with - and still get results
Fury at new 'Nazi' jibe at Suella Braverman as left-wing Twitter trolls photoshop image of Home Secretary laughing in Rwanda during migrant visit into picture of Auschwitz concentration camp
An image of the Home Secretary laughing in Kigali was edited into an image of the Auschwitz concentration camp by trolls opposed to the plan. The image was shared on Twitter by figures including noisy parliamentary protester Steve Bray, attracting criticism of the analogy days after the row over Gary Lineker's tweets denouncing the rhetoric around migrants. Mr Bray, a former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate, responded to criticism by defending the creator of the image. 'I have indeed deleted the Tweet! The Holocaust started with the vilification of groups of people: Jews, Romany Gypsies, travelers, the disabled, mentally ill & immigrants,' he said. 'We haven't got back there...yet! But the seeds are being sown! Good people don't stand back and allow it!'
Americans believe British people sound smarter because of their habit of saying 'right' instead of 'ok' - which makes them sound like they understand more than they do
The snack that's GOOD for your heart, according to doctors
'Hit back and stand up for yourself': Eamonn Holmes discusses being bullied in school and encourages children to 'punch first' - after WAG praised daughter for attacking her tormentor
'It tastes like regret!' Roman Kemp accidentally eats ?10k prize Creme Egg as followers point out his hilarious mistake
World's happiest countries revealed: Finland tops global league table for SIXTH year in a row, while Britain falls two places and the US jumps up one
The nation, which is home to 5.5million people, has held the title, granted by the?World Happiness Report, for six years running. Meanwhile, scientists concluded that self-reported satisfaction remained 'remarkably resilient' worldwide between 2020 and 2022 - despite the pandemic. However, cheerfulness fell slightly in the UK, with the nation falling two places, while the US jumped up one place in the annual UN-sponsored index.
NHS union members want to REJECT peace pay deal and 'are willing to strike again' in pursuit of original inflation-busting demands
Fuel retailers are cheating drivers of diesel cars: Operators are pocketing far greater margins from diesel than petrol, latest figures show
BBC apologises for 'mistake' after R4 Today presenter Amol Rajan failed to wear a seatbelt while being filmed in the back of a taxi for documentary
I'm a dating coach and these are the 4 reasons a man will ghost you before coming back
'I dreaded falling in love - but I knew this would be my last': Rupert Murdoch, 92, reveals he is ENGAGED to Ann Lesley Smith, 66, less than a year after divorcing fourth wife Jerry Hall
The media baron shared the news in an interview with one of his own publications - the New York Post - this morning, revealing that he popped the question to Smith, 66, with an?Asscher-cut diamond solitaire ring, which he 'personally selected'. Murdoch, who has been married four times previously, admitted that he was 'nervous' about popping the question yet again, confessing that he had 'dreaded falling in love' - but said that he is confident his marriage to Smith will be his 'last'. 'I was very nervous,' he shared. 'I dreaded falling in love - but I knew this would be my last. It better be. I'm happy.'
Credit Suisse takeover sparks markets rollercoaster with FTSE sliding more than 1% before clawing back ground - as Bank of England insists financial sector is 'safe and sound' after UBS buys stricken rival
Central banks try to steady the ship as global markets slide including Nikkei and FTSE and Credit Suisse shares plunge by 60.5% after UBS buys embattled bank for $3.2billion
Gino D'Acampo QUITS ITV's Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip after three series but insists he?'didn't want to argue with my two friends over contracts'
Gino D'Acampo has revealed he has quit his popular ITV?show?Gordon, Gino and Fred: Road Trip after three series. The chef, 46, revealed in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday that he leaving due to a row over 'complicated' contacts. The show saw the Italian TV favourite travel the globe with fellow foodies Gordon Ramsay?and Fred Sirieix as they explore the local cuisine.?
Met Police officer harassed ex-partner by calling the bed she used to sleep in 'wh**eish' and claiming most people the Prophet Mohammed saw in hell were women, court hears
Killer who murdered his 15-year-old niece and refused to reveal her body could kill again if released, parole board says
WAR IN UKRAINE
Putin's sham exposed: Moment fearless woman shouts 'It's all lies, it's all for show' at Russian leader during his visit to occupied Mariupol
A fearless Ukrainian woman defiantly shouted 'It's all lies, it's all for show' at Vladimir Putin during his visit to the occupied city of Mariupol. Video shows the brave Mariupol resident heckling the Russian leader as he put on a staged show of meeting supposedly grateful Ukrainian civilians in Mariupol. In the footage, which was posted on the Kremlin's website, the woman can be heard shouting, 'It's all lies, it's all for show' in a move that would have seen her face the wrath of Putin's security forces if they found her. The woman's heckling,?which appears to have come from a nearby building, prompts Putin's security guards to begin frantically looking around to identify where the woman's voice came from. However, the security officials are unable to identify the brave Ukrainian woman.
Poland will be forced to 'enter the war' if Ukraine fails to defend itself against Russia, Warsaw's ambassador to France warns
'Look carefully to the sky': Russia's ranting ex-president Medvedev threatens to target the Hague with hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles after ICC issued warrant for Putin's arrest
Who WERE the yacht-sailing Nord Stream saboteurs? A 'Ukrainian commando' and 'government-trained divers' are suspected of blowing up Putin's gas pipeline in secret mission from tiny boat, says CHRIS PLEASANCE
Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky urges allies to ensure 'evil' Russia is held to account for 'every act of terror' as justice ministers meet in London after issuing of arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin
Putin is accused of sending a DOUBLE to Mariupol: Ukraine says Putin's CHIN is a giveaway after Russian leader's visit to occupied territory
Vladimir Putin was mocked by Ukraine today for allegedly sending a lookalike to war-ravaged Mariupol in a high security visit. Kyiv official Anton Gerashchenko posted three images of Putin's chin (pictured) and questioned whether they belonged to the same man. He taunted: 'What's up with your chin, Putin?' The Interior Minister advisor posted: 'Looks like lately his make-up artists (i.e. for the recent trips of the bunker man to the occupied Crimea and Mariupol) had to work with quite a low-quality copy, not even a double but its copy. I wonder which one of them was real?'
Flasher, 51, who exposed himself to teenage girls and performed sex act in view of them is spared jail - after his lawyer said the harm he caused was 'relatively modest'
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Lake District getaway where David Beckham's son Romeo and his girlfriend Mia Regan stayed at Christmas is ordered to move luxury ?390-a-weekend cabin after it was built 'in the wrong place'
Neil 'Razor' Ruddock claims his penis has TRIPLED in size after undergoing gastric surgery last year
BBC Breakfast presenter Nina Warhurst, 42, discovers she's pregnant with her third child after experiencing months of strange symptoms including acne and migraines
BBC Breakfast's Nina Warhurst has announced she is pregnant with her third child. The presenter, 42, revealed that after months of 'vomiting and migraines' she discovered she was expecting with her husband Ted. She shared a beaming snap of herself in a skin-tight black dress, showing off her growing baby bump in the BBC studio.
Happy Mother's Day! Shocking moment women brawl on the street outside Liverpool nightclub
Shocking footage shows the moment a group of women appear to have a brawl in the street outside a Liverpool nightclub on Mother's Day. The video, seen by thousands on social media, shows a bunch of women fighting on Jamaica Street, in the Baltic Triangle, outside Camp and Furnace nightclub. The video, thought to be filmed yesterday, starts with the group arguing before one woman stumbles and falls backwards. Savage screams can be heard throughout before one woman bellows 'get off me.'
Kim Jong Un's daughter is already hugely unpopular in North Korea aged nine because of her weight: Starving citizens resent Kim Ju Ae because she is 'plump like the moon'
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Feminist teacher, 57, wins battle to overturn police 'hate incident' recorded against her after being accused of 'transphobia' over social media posts
Female charity worker whose male bosses called her a 'stupid b***h' and told to 'obey' after she refused to 'hug and kiss' her manager wins ?70,000 payout after suing care company
Only people with a 'high IQ' can spot the odd letter in this fiendishly tricky brain teaser in 21 seconds
This fiendishly tricky brain teaser from JagranJosh will force you to put your?logical reasoning skills to the test. They say only those with high IQs are able to solve the puzzle within 21 seconds - are you among them? Hidden among rows and columns of the letter 'Y' is one single rogue 'X'. Can you use your powers of observation to spot it?
'Changed my life!' This TikTok viral sleep spray formulated with melatonin and lavender and chamomile oils has helped millions sleep better - and it's less than $6
Clean up on a GREAT deal! This popular Bissell vacuum with over 62,000 five-star ratings offers three functions in one - and it costs just $33.95!?
Man United star Alejandro Garnacho hastily deletes an Instagram post - and photoshops out a key detail that's unlikely to impress his strict boss - but not before it's spotted by eagle-eyed fans
Alejandro Garnacho moved swiftly to remove an Instagram post, before promptly re-posting, as the Manchester United star watched the club's FA Cup win over Fulham. The Argentinian teenager is currently sidelined after picking up an ankle injury in United's goalless draw with Southampton earlier this month, and was in a watching brief from home for Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final. Before kick-off, Garnacho posted an image to his Instagram stories showing his set-up to watch his teammates try to book another trip to Wembley. However, along with the big screen TV and match mementoes on show appeared to be an item he wished to hide lying on the sofa. The post remained live on Garnacho's feed for a number of minutes, before hastily being taken down.
Two men are arrested for manslaughter over death of DPD driver 'who collapsed after being robbed in street while delivering a parcel'
Can I top up my state pension AFTER I retire - and will it make financial sense for me to do so? Steve Webb replies
I have bought the extra year of NI contributions DWP said I could, but I am struggling to work out whether I should buy earlier years as well given I am already claiming a company pension.
Blow for Rishi Sunak as DUP says it will vote AGAINST Northern Ireland Brexit deal on Wednesday - with Tory Eurosceptics preparing to revolt over PM's plan
Labour councillor mother of Eleanor Williams is taken to court and sued after 'refusing to return ?21,000' donated by well-wishers before her daughter was jailed over Asian grooming gang rape lies
'Love you and love our family': Demi Moore wishes ex Bruce Willis a happy 68th birthday with sweet clip of their entire family singing to him
Demi Moore?took to social media to wish her ex-husband,?Bruce Willis,?a happy 68th birthday on Sunday. The 60-year-old actress shared a video of their entire family gathered around the Die Hard star and singing happy birthday to him before presenting him with a candlelit apple pie, while he was heard speaking for the first time since his dementia diagnosis. The former couple share three daughters -?Rumer, 34;?Scout, 31; and?Tallulah, 29 - who also joined in on the celebration with their partners and shared touching tributes on Instagram.?
Let's stop this silent killer: High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, yet millions of us don't know we have it
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Is Meghan's favourite accessory the new 'it bag'? Stylist reveals why 'bland' designs are increasing in demand
Queen of the high street! Kate shows her love of affordable style as she dresses Prince George in ?30 trainers, Princess Charlotte in a ?17 playsuit and Prince Louis in ?40 Trotters shorts for Mother's Day photo
Cameron Diaz, 50, likely WON'T ever do another movie after Jamie Foxx film that has been rocked by on-set conflict including the sacking of four crew members have been sacked - because she 'hates the drama' of Hollywood
Cameron likely won't return to Hollywood for another film - after a friend revealed the star has been struggling with super long work days that tear her apart from her husband Benji Madden (seen right) and their three-year-old daughter, Raddix. The 50-year-old officially retired from her Hollywood career in 2018, before being lured back by her close friend Jamie, 55, to star alongside him in action comedy Back In Action (left). But her comeback project was thrown into turmoil earlier this month, when it was reported that Jamie 'had an absolute meltdown' on the UK set of the movie, which led to the firing of three people.
Family of Scots schoolgirl, 12, who has been missing nearly a week are 'worried sick' after she boarded a train headed for Glasgow six days ago - as police search for child
Passport Office strike 2023: How will the five-week walkout impact your travel plans?
Princess Diana's niece Lady Amelia kicks off her South Africa wedding celebrations with a glamorous pool party - but will her father Earl Spencer attend after missing her sister Kitty's wedding?
Lady Amelia Spencer (right) kicked off her wedding celebrations with a glamorous pool party in Cape Town over the weekend. Princess Diana's niece, 30, and her fiancé Greg Mallett (left), 30, hosted a welcome party for their guests at a luxury villa overlooking the ocean. For the occasion, the bride-to-be looked suitably stylish in a silk halterneck white gown while her partner of 11 years was smart in a white shirt and blue suit trousers.? But while Amelia's twin sister Eliza featured in pictures on social media, their father Earl Spencer (inset), 58, did not appear to be in any of the shots. Princess Diana's younger brother did not attend his eldest daughter Lady Kitty's wedding to?retail millionaire Michael Lewis in July 2021 - prompting rumours of a rift between the father-of-seven and his daughters from his first marriage.