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EU leaders have agreed to ban more than two-thirds of Russian oil imports. The move cuts a “huge source of financing” for Moscow’s “war machine”, tweeted European Council chief Charles Michel. Since the invasion of Ukraine, the bloc’s 27 member states have paid Russia a whopping €30bn for crude oil supplies. The half-term holiday exodus has sent UK airports into meltdown, says Metro. Staff shortages and cancelled flights at airports including Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol have forced families to sleep on terminal floors and queue for up to eight hours. “Wish we weren’t here.” For the first time in 28 years, Britain is home to more than 1,000 corgis. The Queen’s favourite dogs were classified as vulnerable in 2014 but have since made a triumphant comeback, partly thanks to their supporting role in The Crown.