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Joe Biden made a “potentially World War Three-triggering blunder” by appearing to call for regime change in Russia, says The Spectator. In an ad-libbed moment at the end of a speech in Warsaw, the US president said Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”. Aides insist the slip doesn’t represent official American policy. Ukraine’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, has warned that Russia is trying to split the country “in two” like North and South Korea. Since Putin has failed to take Kyiv, says Budanov, he is rethinking his plan for a full occupation. Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage at last night’s Oscars, after the comedian made a joke about his wife’s hair loss. Smith apologised to the Academy and his fellow nominees when later collecting the award for Best Actor – or, as the New York Post calls it, “Best Smacktor”.