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'Peace-loving' North Korea claims credit for thaw with US

'Peace-loving' North Korea claims credit for thaw with US

State media hits out at suggestions rapprochement on the peninsula is a result of sanctions and Donald Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaignNorth Korea has commented for the first time on the recent
Illinois primary election: anti-abortion Democrat wins close congressional fight

Illinois primary election: anti-abortion Democrat wins close congressional fight

Seven-term incumbent Dan Lipinski faced first serious challenge from progressive Marie Newman, who has refused to concedeIncumbent Democrat Dan Lipinski won a narrow victory after a fierce challenge
Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing 'to preserve dignity'

Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing 'to preserve dignity'

Order from education minister criticised as sexist, but government blames disruption caused by Cyclone GitaThe Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports
Labor senators go on attack over penalty rates – question time live

Labor senators go on attack over penalty rates – question time live

Welfare penalties for missed job interviews pass Senate in ‘streamlining’ package. All the day’s events, live 4.09am GMT Here is what Rex Patrick was asking Marise Payne about:Secret planning to shift
Commonwealth Games wifi service will mine visitors' Facebook data

Commonwealth Games wifi service will mine visitors' Facebook data

The data mining, which the Gold Coast council says is legal, will be used to market the city to touristsThe Gold Coast council will use a new city wifi service to harvest Facebook data from visitors
'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

Dozens of species have seen their numbers decline, in some cases by two-thirds, because insects they feed on have disappearedBird populations across the French countryside have fallen by a third over
'Christianity as default is gone': the rise of a non-Christian Europe

'Christianity as default is gone': the rise of a non-Christian Europe

Figures show a majority of young adults in 12 countries have no faith, with Czechs least religiousEurope’s march towards a post-Christian society has been starkly illustrated by research showing a
Australian charged in Cambodia with locking up three women

Australian charged in Cambodia with locking up three women

Cambodian police allege James Bernard King refused to let the women and two children leave the house, resulting in two-hour stand-off with policeAn Australian man in Cambodia has been arrested and
Yemen war: Senate rejects ending US support of Saudi-led campaign

Yemen war: Senate rejects ending US support of Saudi-led campaign

The 55-44 vote came after a rare attempt by Congress to claw back its war powers from the executive branchThe US Senate has rejected an effort to end support for the Saudi-led bombing campaign in
Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica CEO, suspended after data scandal

Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica CEO, suspended after data scandal

Man at centre of allegations about Facebook data breach is suspended pending full independent investigationAlexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the heart of the data-mining
Rocket attack kills 35 in Damascus shopping district

Rocket attack kills 35 in Damascus shopping district

Attack hits area full of shoppers before Mother’s Day, on same day 38 people die in eastern Ghouta A rocket has killed 35 people in a Damascus shopping district in one of the deadliest rebel attacks
Students take cover during Maryland school shooting – video

Students take cover during Maryland school shooting – video

The gunman who opened fire at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning has died after a school resource officer fired at him, a sheriff said. A male student, armed with a handgun, wounded a female
Trump faces double lawsuit threat from ex-Playboy model and Apprentice star

Trump faces double lawsuit threat from ex-Playboy model and Apprentice star

Judge rules Summer Zervos’ defamation lawsuit can go ahead, while Karen McDougal sues to be released from silence agreementDonald Trump was hit by a fresh wave of legal troubles on Tuesday involving
Trump congratulates Putin, saying he will meet him 'in the not too distant future' – video

Trump congratulates Putin, saying he will meet him 'in the not too distant future' – video

The US president, Donald Trump, has said he called to congratulate Vladimir Putin on his landslide victory in Sunday’s elections, breaking a taboo among western leaders in appearing to endorse the
Cambridge Analytica execs boast of role in getting Donald Trump elected

Cambridge Analytica execs boast of role in getting Donald Trump elected

Execs from firm at heart of Facebook data breach say they used ‘unattributable and untrackable’ ads, according to undercover exposeSenior executives from the firm at the heart of Facebook’s data
Macron launches drive to boost French language around world

Macron launches drive to boost French language around world

French president wants his native tongue to overtake English in Africa, increase its use online and loosen grip of English on BrusselsThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to spend hundreds of
Ireland’s border is a problem it can’t afford to leave unsolved | Charles Grant

Ireland’s border is a problem it can’t afford to leave unsolved | Charles Grant

The border issue could still wreck Brexit talks. But no-deal would damage Ireland almost as much as it would BritainAt this week’s summit of heads of government, the European Union and the United
The case for abolishing online anonymity | Letters

The case for abolishing online anonymity | Letters

The Guardian requires a name, address and phone number for all of its letter-writers, points out Dr Monica Threlfall. Nigel Gann, Michael Rundell and Martin Davidson air their thoughts on Cambridge
Pankaj Mishra’s position on patriarchy is puzzling | Letters

Pankaj Mishra’s position on patriarchy is puzzling | Letters

I was glad to see Pankaj Mishra turning his gaze on masculinity (Man trouble, Review, 17 March), since his work on the roots of current crises in Age of Anger is so insightful. But I was puzzled by
Texas explosions are work of 'serial bomber' whose tactics are evolving, police say

Texas explosions are work of 'serial bomber' whose tactics are evolving, police say

Police say a package explosion at a FedEx facility near San Antonio is the latest in a series of blasts tormenting central TexasA package destined for Austin exploded on a conveyor belt at a FedEx