North Korea nuclear crisis: US seeks tough UN approach

The US envoy to the UN has urged the Security Council to take the “strongest possible measures” against North Korea after its latest nuclear test. “The time has come to exhaust all diplomatic means before it is too late,” Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the council in New York. The US will circulate a new draft Security Council resolution, hoping for a vote next Monday. South Korea is set to scrap a warhead weight limit on its own missiles. President Moon Jae-in agreed in a phone call with…

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Tata Steel jobs: David Cameron says there are ‘no guarantees’ on steel crisis

David Cameron says the government is “doing everything it can” to save thousands of steel jobs – but warned there were “no guarantees of success”. Speaking after chairing crisis talks on Tata Steel’s decision to sell its UK business, the PM said nationalisation was not the answer but the government was “not ruling anything out”. Ministers are under pressure to secure the future of the threatened plants. Labour criticised their handling of the crisis, telling them to “get a grip”. Tata Steel’s UK business – which directly employs 15,000 workers…

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Super Tuesday: crisis for Republican party as Trump heads for victory

Under fire over his immigration policy and slowness to denounce the Ku Klux Klan, Donald Trump still goes into crucial primaries as clear frontrunner Donald Trump tells a campaign rally at Valdosta State University in Georgia: ‘My whole life has been money.’ Photograph: Philip Sears/Reuters Donald Trump appears poised for sweeping victories on “Super Tuesday” that would effectively anoint him the Republicans’ presumptive nominee, leaving the polarised party in the throes of an existential crisis. Republican primaries or caucuses will take place in 12 states, with the New York billionaire…

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One celebrated head’s 12-point manifesto to rescue the teaching profession from crisis

Trust in teachers, respect for teachers, Ofsted reform, league table abolition, pay rises and seven more targets… Surely the question on the lips of every individual who is passionate about education is this: “How do we break this cycle of negativity which is engulfing our profession?” Of course, this is no easy matter. However, I offer 12 points which, if addressed, could transform teaching. Let’s get the trust back. Why don’t people believe that generally teachers know what they are talking about? Let’s ditch the negatives and instead celebrate the calibre of…

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