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Welcome to your early morning news briefing from The Telegraph – a round-up of the top stories we are covering today. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.
A trade minister has been sacked by Liz Truss over allegations of sexual misconduct at a late night bar at the Conservative Party conference.
Conor Burns, the MP for Bournemouth West, also had the Tory whip removed as the Conservative Party started to investigate claims of inappropriate behaviour. Read the full story.
Britain’s foreign aid budget is being targeted for new cuts as part of Liz Truss’s push to find savings across Whitehall.
Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, had vowed to return spending on overseas aid to 0.7 per cent of GDP by 2024 as part of his plan to bring down debt. Read the full story.
Suella Braverman will ask France to stop twice as many Channel migrants before they leave the beach as they hammer out a new deal to tackle the crisis.
The Home Secretary believes the proportion of migrants halted by the French before they reach the sea needs to rise from 40 or 50 per cent to 80 or 90 per cent if they are to break the people smugglers’ business model by making it uneconomic. Read the full story.
At least three people have died in an explosion at a service station in Ireland.
Irish police confirmed the three fatalities as search efforts continued at the site of the blast in Creeslough, Co Donegal for others feared missing following the devastating blast on Friday afternoon. Read the full story.
Emmanuel Macron on Friday rebuked Joe Biden after the US president warned of potential impending “nuclear Armageddon”.
National security officials in Washington scrambled to reassure US allies, and the American people, that Mr Biden’s comments were not sparked by any new intelligence that Vladimir Putin was preparing to use a nuclear weapon in Ukraine. Read the full story.
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