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Britain is facing a “winter of disconnect”, says Metro, as the National Grid warns of rolling three-hour blackouts “if the gas supply crisis in Europe escalates”. Liz Truss has rejected a proposed £15m public information campaign to encourage people to save energy, says The Times, as she is “ideologically opposed” to telling people what to do. The world is facing its highest risk of nuclear “Armageddon” since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, according to Joe Biden. Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser yesterday, the US president said that Vladimir Putin was “not joking” about using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Two Russians have sailed 300 miles from their homeland to an Alaskan island to avoid the military draft. The pair charted a small boat across choppy waters to St Lawrence Island, between Russia and North America in the Bering Sea, to claim asylum.