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Westminster refurbishments mean two famous pubs could close. Where will MPs drink then?

Westminster refurbishments mean two famous pubs could close. Where will MPs drink then?

Two of their traditional drinking haunts could be lost, so where can voters go to rub shoulders with their elected representatives?Two infamous politicos’ pubs – St Stephens Tavern and the Red Lion –
Nicolae Ceausescu memorabilia auction – in pictures

Nicolae Ceausescu memorabilia auction – in pictures

A Romanian auction house is selling memorabilia belonging to former Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu to mark what would have been his 100th birthday. Among the 250 items going under the hammer are
Dr Ai-lene Chan: 'You can’t do nothing, having seen what you’ve seen'

Dr Ai-lene Chan: 'You can’t do nothing, having seen what you’ve seen'

What does it take to help others with little expectation of reward? Our new series The altruists focuses on those who do just this, starting with a Brisbane GP moved to help refugees on Christmas
Plea for criminals who were victims of child sexual abuse to access redress scheme

Plea for criminals who were victims of child sexual abuse to access redress scheme

A man abused at Victorian institutions implores Turnbull, saying ‘after this happened my life spiralled out of control completely’A man repeatedly abused as a child at the Turana Boys’ Home and at a
So, how did conservatives like the State of the Union?

So, how did conservatives like the State of the Union?

Even Donald Trump’s more extreme supporters did not seem to mind that he sounded almost like a traditional RepublicanThose expecting that Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address would be
Austria to dissolve Nazi songbook fraternity linked to Freedom party

Austria to dissolve Nazi songbook fraternity linked to Freedom party

Move follows discovery of lyrics mocking Holocaust and celebrating Nazi atrocitiesAustria is taking steps to dissolve a student fraternity with links to the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ), the junior
Theresa May holds off backing China's £900bn Silk Road strategy

Theresa May holds off backing China's £900bn Silk Road strategy

PM says UK is ‘natural partner’ but fails to sign off on Xi Jinping’s personal projectTheresa May has sidestepped a Chinese push for a formal endorsement of its $900bn Silk Road strategy, suggesting
Las Vegas shooting: 'person of interest' says he sold ammunition to shooter

Las Vegas shooting: 'person of interest' says he sold ammunition to shooter

Douglas Haig named as ‘person of interest’ in court documentsArizona gun dealer says he met Stephen Paddock only onceAn Arizona man named in court documents as a “person of interest” during the
Joe Kennedy's State of the Union response: Trump ushered era of divisiveness and hatred

Joe Kennedy's State of the Union response: Trump ushered era of divisiveness and hatred

‘Many have spent the past year anxious, angry, afraid,’ said Kennedy, a third-term congressman from MassachusettsJoe Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, delivered the official
Second Brexit analysis leak shows harm of tighter migration rules

Second Brexit analysis leak shows harm of tighter migration rules

Leak comes after government decides to release leaked Brexit report to MPsThe government is to release a leaked Brexit analysis that shows the UK economy would be significantly worse off in every
Police question IRA informer 'Stakeknife' over UVF murder

Police question IRA informer 'Stakeknife' over UVF murder

Alleged double agent Freddie Scappaticci suspected of John Bingham killing, sources say A Belfast man accused of being Britain’s most important agent inside the IRA is being questioned about the
Ryanair makes pledge to become 'plastic free' on all flights by 2023

Ryanair makes pledge to become 'plastic free' on all flights by 2023

Airline vows to eliminate use of nonrecyclable plastics on aircraft and at head offices and basesRyanair has pledged to become “plastic free” in the next five years, with the airline set to trumpet
'Assassination attempt' at home of senior opposition leader in Kenya

'Assassination attempt' at home of senior opposition leader in Kenya

Kalonzo Musyoka, a former vice-president, says gunshots fired and grenade detonated outside residence hours after opposition rallyA senior opposition leader in Kenya has said unknown gunmen tried to
Moments of protest during Trump's State of the Union address – video

Moments of protest during Trump's State of the Union address – video

While Republicans responded to Trump's speech with ecstatic applause, Democrats used the opportunity to protest. The minority leader Nancy Pelosi wore black in solidarity with #MeToo and members of
Finsbury Park attack accused blames man called ‘Dave’ in ‘absurd’ defence, jury told

Finsbury Park attack accused blames man called ‘Dave’ in ‘absurd’ defence, jury told

Darren Osborne says man named Dave jumped into driver’s seat and drove into pedestriansThe defence of a man accused of launching a terror attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park – that another man jumped
Inclusion on Forbes rich list 'now seen as toxic' by Russians

Inclusion on Forbes rich list 'now seen as toxic' by Russians

Magazine says entry no longer cause for celebration after US uses it to compile ‘Putin list’ Wealthy Russians now view inclusion on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people as toxic, rather than
'This is over': Puigdemont's Catalan independence doubts caught on camera

'This is over': Puigdemont's Catalan independence doubts caught on camera

Ousted president’s private messages caught on TV cameras reveal admission of defeat The ousted Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has admitted privately that his attempt to secure regional
Gun-smuggling case puts spotlight on library straddling US-Canada border

Gun-smuggling case puts spotlight on library straddling US-Canada border

A cross-border meeting place for divided families was the site of a plot to bring dozens of firearms from Vermont to QuebecIt was built deliberately to straddle the frontier between the two countries
Forests fall, animals die, desert looms: Uganda's burning problem – in pictures

Forests fall, animals die, desert looms: Uganda's burning problem – in pictures

Charcoal is an integral part of everyday life in Uganda, where most people rely on some form of wood fuel to cook or boil water. For many, the sale of trees also provides a valuable income. Yet this
Hong Kong votes to ban domestic ivory sales

Hong Kong votes to ban domestic ivory sales

Lawmakers overwhelmingly vote for the bill to abolish trade by 2021, which will shut down a massive ivory market and throw a ‘lifeline’ to elephantsHong Kong has voted to ban ivory sales in a landmark