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Malta 'fuelling Libya instability' by failing to tackle oil smuggling

Malta 'fuelling Libya instability' by failing to tackle oil smuggling

International observers warn illicit practice is costing Libyan authorities nearly $1bn a yearMaltese authorities are failing to rein in illegal fuel smuggling, turning the island into a haven for
Abortion question divides rural Ireland as referendum looms

Abortion question divides rural Ireland as referendum looms

Roscommon was only constituency to vote against same-sex marriage – and may buck the trend againThere are far more than three billboards outside Roscommon, and their opposing messages indicate an
Paris calls on Macron to act over squalid migrant camps

Paris calls on Macron to act over squalid migrant camps

President urged to provide shelter for thousands living in ‘catastrophic’ conditions Paris city politicians have called on the government to provide shelter for more than 2,000 migrants and refugees
US charges former CIA agent with conspiring to commit espionage for China

US charges former CIA agent with conspiring to commit espionage for China

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who allegedly lied about travel to China, faces life in prison if convictedA former CIA operative, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, has been charged with conspiring to commit espionage on
Firm tied to Russian oligarch gave Michael Cohen $500,000, says Stormy Daniels' lawyer

Firm tied to Russian oligarch gave Michael Cohen $500,000, says Stormy Daniels' lawyer

Michael Avenatti makes extraordinary allegation that Cohen received cash from company affiliated with billionaire linked to Vladimir PutinDonald Trump’s attorney and legal fixer, Michael Cohen, was
Use excess wind and solar power to produce hydrogen – report

Use excess wind and solar power to produce hydrogen – report

With more electricity often generated than needed the excess could be utilised to generate the green power sourceGreen energy would be boosted if excess electricity from wind and solar farms was used
UK accused of flouting human rights in 'racialised' war on gangs

UK accused of flouting human rights in 'racialised' war on gangs

Amnesty International claims gangs matrix used by Met police stigmatises black menThe Conservative government triggered a “racialised” war on gangs that has stigmatised black youngsters and left
South Georgia declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation

South Georgia declared rat-free after centuries of rodent devastation

World’s biggest project to kill off invasive species to protect native wildlife is hailed a successThe world’s biggest project to eradicate a dangerous invasive species has been declared a success, as
Investigative journalist shot and injured in Montenegro

Investigative journalist shot and injured in Montenegro

Olivera Lakić wounded outside her home in the country’s second attack on a journalist in a monthAn investigative reporter who covers crime and corruption in Montenegro has been shot and injured in an
Federal budget and dual citizenship: four MPs quit after high court ruling – as it happened

Federal budget and dual citizenship: four MPs quit after high court ruling – as it happened

Labor grills government over tax plan, while reeling over resignations sparked by Katy Gallagher being ruled ineligible. Follow all the day’s events, liveSign up to receive the latest news in
Federal budget: Labor to support tax cuts for low and middle-income earners

Federal budget: Labor to support tax cuts for low and middle-income earners

Coalition brings forward legislation for its federal budget 2018 centrepiece as Katy Gallagher awaits citizenship verdictLabor has signalled it will support tax cuts for low and middle-income earners
Google touts 'digital wellbeing' tools to help users disengage from phones

Google touts 'digital wellbeing' tools to help users disengage from phones

As firms face scrutiny over habit-forming technologies, Google unveils system to show users how much time they spend on their devicesGoogle has unveiled a range of tools focused on “digital
Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus

Syria says it has downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus

Reports of explosions shortly after Trump announces US plans to break with Iran nuclear dealSyrian air defences downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus, state media reported, after explosions were
Canada: Trudeau government cools on asylum seekers as numbers from US rise

Canada: Trudeau government cools on asylum seekers as numbers from US rise

Canada warns making it across border is ‘no free ticket’ as officials try to tone down welcoming image they have cultivatedThe Canadian government has sharpened its tone towards asylum seekers,
Argentina seeks IMF loan to rescue peso from downward slide

Argentina seeks IMF loan to rescue peso from downward slide

President Macri says it would help country ‘avoid a crisis like the ones we have faced before’Argentina has appealed to the International Monetary Fund for an emergency credit package in an effort to
Iran vows to stick with deal after 'pesky' Trump's departure

Iran vows to stick with deal after 'pesky' Trump's departure

Hassan Rouhani committed to nuclear deal with UK, France, Germany, Russia and ChinaDonald Trump’s decision to break with the landmark nuclear deal with Iran was met with defiance in Tehran, where the
Iran deal: Trump breaks with European allies over 'horrible, one-sided' nuclear agreement

Iran deal: Trump breaks with European allies over 'horrible, one-sided' nuclear agreement

President says he will impose ‘highest level of economic sanctions’ on Iran as Tehran vows: ‘We won’t allow Trump to win’Donald Trump has announced he will impose “the highest level of economic
Mike Pompeo on his way to North Korea to prepare summit, Trump says

Mike Pompeo on his way to North Korea to prepare summit, Trump says

President says secretary of state will prepare for Kim Jong-un meeting‘The location is picked. The time and date. Everything is picked’Donald Trump has announced that Washington’s chief diplomat, Mike
Google's robot assistant now makes eerily lifelike phone calls for you

Google's robot assistant now makes eerily lifelike phone calls for you

Google Duplex contacts hair salon and restaurant in demo, adding ‘er’ and ‘mmm-hmm’ so listeners think it’s humanGoogle’s virtual assistant can now make phone calls on your behalf to schedule
Doug Ford supporters at Ontario debate revealed to be paid actors

Doug Ford supporters at Ontario debate revealed to be paid actors

Decision blamed on local candidate: ‘It will not happen again’Ford leads polls for premier of Canada’s most populous provinceDoug Ford – the frontrunner in the race to become premier of Canada’s most