Monday evening news briefing: Latest Telegraph news headlines

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The Government faces a series of industrial disputes with NHS staff – including nurses, who are striking again tomorrow, and 999 call handlers, who will walk out for the first time in 30 years on Wednesday – as wages fail to keep pace with high inflation. 

On a visit to London’s King’s College hospital today, Steve Barclay was rebuked by the mother of a three-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. 

Watch video of Sarah Pinnington-Auld confronting the health secretary about the conditions facing nurses. These are all the dates for planned NHS industrial action.

Moment’s silence for Mbappe

The celebrations were wild. Players and staff danced on tables, leapt into bins, cavorted with a $10 million dollar cheque and held a “moment of silence” for Kylian Mbappe after Argentina’s victory. 

Footage from inside the dressing room, filmed by current and former players, shows how the World Cup winners swigged Champagne, drenched manager Lionel Scaloni and compared forward Papu Gomez to David Beckham in the aftermath of their thrilling win. 

A 19-minute video posted on social media showed the scenes in the Argentina dressing room at the Lusail stadium. 

On the French side, Emmanuel Macron repeatedly attempted to console players – leading to widespread contempt. Alan Tyers says the president’s “brass neck” shows why politicians should stay out of football.

‘The greatest sporting event’

Argentina’s victory entered the pantheon as one of the greatest ever sporting events. After perhaps the wildest 120 minutes in football ever, Telegraph readers were not shy in expressing their views. 

And, with Sunday’s clash still fresh in their minds, we asked 16 Telegraph Sport writers to select one sporting moment that they believe is the best they have witnessed. 

From Marcus Armytage to Scyld Berry, their selections are not limited to football. After reading them, have your say here.

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World news: Russia announces military drills

Vladimir Putin headed to Minsk today to meet one of his few remaining allies, fuelling fears he will push Belarus to join a new attack on Ukraine. In his first visit to Belarus in three years, the Russian president is being accompanied by his defence and foreign ministers in an apparent attempt to secure Alexander Lukashenko’s support for new steps in the ongoing Russian invasion. Russia correspondent Nataliya Vasilyeva says his trip came as Russian warships set off to take part in joint naval drills with China. Meanwhile, Moscow claims to have shot down four US-made anti-radiation missiles over the Belgorod region which borders Ukraine.

Monday interview: ‘Living in fear doesn’t do justice to the friends I’ve lost to cancer’

Lauren Mahon, who is now cancer-free, tells Rosamund Dean about how the help she received from Macmillan Cancer Support was invaluable during the darkest times, which included the loss of her friends Rachael Bland and Deborah James. Read the interview

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