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Joe Biden has asked Congress for another $33bn in aid to support Ukraine, more than double the $13.6bn the US provided last month. It’s a sign, says the FT, that “Washington is preparing for a long and intensifying conflict”. Britain is also upping its engagement: some 8,000 UK troops are being sent to eastern European countries, one of the largest deployments since the Cold War. The premier of the British Virgin Islands has been arrested in a sting operation at Miami airport for alleged money laundering and drug smuggling. Andrew Fahie was caught by undercover agents who were posing as members of a Mexican cartel. Sleep boffins reckon seven hours of shut eye a night, not eight, is the “sweet spot” for the middle-aged and older, says The Sun. Any more or less, according to a study of half a million people between 38 and 73, is bad for your brain.