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'Trust deficit': UK's top envoy to Australia on diplomacy in the WikiLeaks era

'Trust deficit': UK's top envoy to Australia on diplomacy in the WikiLeaks era

Britain’s outgoing high commissioner opens up about the challenges of the role in a more transparent age A couple of decades ago, when Menna Rawlings joined the foreign office after university, the
Bill Shorten makes pitch to be next PM at Labor national conference as anti-Adani protesters removed – live

Bill Shorten makes pitch to be next PM at Labor national conference as anti-Adani protesters removed – live

The Australian Labor party has gathered in Adelaide for its 48th annual conference. All the days events, live 12.44am GMT Tanya Plibersek says Bill Shorten has laid out his “pledge” and “plan for a
Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

Progress and problems as UN climate change talks end with a deal

Nations agree on implementing 2015 Paris agreement, but put trickiest issues on back burnerThe UN climate change talks ended late on Saturday night in Poland with a deal agreed on how to put the 2015
Senior Tories urge free vote on second referendum

Senior Tories urge free vote on second referendum

Cabinet ministers renew pleas for fresh approach after damaging week for PMTheresa May is being urged to give her MPs free rein to vote for a second referendum, with a new group of ministers poised to
Brexit deadlock ‘is blocking vital domestic policy reforms’

Brexit deadlock ‘is blocking vital domestic policy reforms’

Cross-party MPs issue joint warning of need to act to prevent the issue ‘sucking the life out of government’A powerful cross-party group of MPs today warns Theresa May that Brexit is “sucking the
Storm Deirdre batters Britain with gales and snow

Storm Deirdre batters Britain with gales and snow

Rare freezing rain adds to misery amid road closures and crashesFerociously bad weather brought by Storm Deirdre battered parts of the UK on Saturday with snow, gales and bursts of freezing
Court cites Dr Seuss's The Lorax in rebuke to US Forest Service

Court cites Dr Seuss's The Lorax in rebuke to US Forest Service

Federal court in Virginia says officials were trusted to ‘speak for the trees’ as it tosses out pipeline permitA federal court in the US has cited the classic Dr Seuss children’s book The Lorax as it
Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned | David Olusoga

Yes, I’m a trustee of English Heritage. And I want the Benin bronzes returned | David Olusoga

Black Britons are still supposed to keep out of the debate on the country’s colonial pastI think I was eight the first time I saw the Benin bronzes. I was taken to see them at the British Museum by my
Brexit: the darkest hour – cartoon

Brexit: the darkest hour – cartoon

The spectre of recession looms behind a no-deal Brexit Continue reading...
Three-year-old boy dies after being struck by car in Co Down

Three-year-old boy dies after being struck by car in Co Down

Toddler Kai Corkum had been hit by a vehicle on the Moville road in NewtownardsA three-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car in Co Down on Thursday.Kai Corkum, from the Ards area, died
Nicaragua police raid and ransack top journalist's offices

Nicaragua police raid and ransack top journalist's offices

Carlos Fernando Chamorro says Daniel Ortega’s ‘criminal dictatorship’ behind attackOne of Nicaragua’s most prominent journalists has accused the “criminal dictatorship” of the country’s president,
Mick Mulvaney calls Trump 'terrible human being' in 2016  – video

Mick Mulvaney calls Trump 'terrible human being' in 2016 – video

Video has emerged of the Republican congressman and new White House chief of staff expressing his disdain for Trump shortly before the November 2016 presidential election• Video shows Trump's next
Video shows Trump's next chief of staff calling him 'terrible human being'

Video shows Trump's next chief of staff calling him 'terrible human being'

Public remarks by Mick Mulvaney, to be acting chief of staff after John Kelly’s departure, came during 2016 campaignOne of Mick Mulvaney’s first tasks as acting chief of staff to Donald Trump will
Body of newborn baby found on Irish beach

Body of newborn baby found on Irish beach

Gardaí in Dublin have concerns about mother’s wellbeing and ask her to come forwardThe body of a newborn baby has been found on a beach in Ireland.The discovery was made shortly before 10am in
Fire at Chester zoo prompts evacuation of visitors - video

Fire at Chester zoo prompts evacuation of visitors - video

A large fire at Chester zoo led the attraction to evacuate visitors and move animals to safe places while the emergency services brought the situation under control No casualties after large fire
David Baddiel: ‘I’m unable, when I write a children’s book, not to have a bit of toilet stuff’

David Baddiel: ‘I’m unable, when I write a children’s book, not to have a bit of toilet stuff’

The TV comedian who helped bring us the football anthem Three Lions has become a prolific children’s author. How did it happen?David Baddiel is a comedian, TV presenter, screenwriter and author of
Fate of Obama's health law set to be decided by supreme court – again

Fate of Obama's health law set to be decided by supreme court – again

Democratic state attorneys pledge to appeal Texas judge’s decision to strike down Affordable Care ActThe future of the Affordable Care Act is once again set to be decided by the US supreme court, amid
Huawei affair reveals superpowers’ imperial rules of engagement

Huawei affair reveals superpowers’ imperial rules of engagement

Geopolitical and economic rivalry between China and the US – not a breach of Trump’s Iran sanctions – is what’s really behind Meng Wanzhou’s arrestBlame the British, as usual. In 1807, in the midst of
Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals

Embattled interior secretary Ryan Zinke steps down after series of scandals

Zinke has been accused of using his position for personal gain Trump: ‘I want to thank him for his service to our nation’Donald Trump’s embattled interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, is stepping down,
Police face first ‘super-complaint’ over immigration referrals

Police face first ‘super-complaint’ over immigration referrals

Handing over victims and witnesses to the Home Office undermines fight against crime, say Liberty and Southall Black Sisters.The first ever super-complaint to be lodged against the police will