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MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms' owners

MPs prepared to force Channel Islands and Isle of Man to reveal firms' owners

Backbenchers behind tax haven vote want crown dependencies to also adopt measures MPs are prepared to look at ways of forcing the crown dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to
EU: data-harvesting tech firms are 'sweatshops of connected world'

EU: data-harvesting tech firms are 'sweatshops of connected world'

Data protection supervisor lambasts companies’ deluge of ‘take it or leave it’ privacy emails ahead of GDPR The European data protection supervisor has hit out at social media and tech firms over the
An open book: a photographer's love letter to city libraries – in pictures

An open book: a photographer's love letter to city libraries – in pictures

Swiss librarian and photographer Thomas Guignard captures the beauty, symmetry and intricate designs of libraries across the worldTo some they are a sanctuary, to others a place of silent boredom, but
Madeleine Sackler's films praised as she faces scrutiny over opioid-linked wealth

Madeleine Sackler's films praised as she faces scrutiny over opioid-linked wealth

Film-maker’s investigation of life behind bars called ‘reputation-washing’ amid questions over her family’s OxyContin fortuneMadeleine Sackler’s debut feature film and accompanying documentary won
Dutton's facial recognition scheme could target jaywalkers, lawyer warns

Dutton's facial recognition scheme could target jaywalkers, lawyer warns

Law Council president calls for safeguards to prevent disproportionate uses of the technology and warns against ‘creep towards broad social surveillance’ • Sign up to receive the top stories from
Netanyahu accuses Palestinian president of antisemitism

Netanyahu accuses Palestinian president of antisemitism

Abbas accused by US and Israel of stirring religious hatred in speech blaming Jewish role in banking for historical massacresBenjamin Netanyahu has accused the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, of
Lucy Gichuhi says sorry for posting fake news about African students

Lucy Gichuhi says sorry for posting fake news about African students

Facebook post gave incorrect number of scholarships offered by Australia – and enraged Pauline HansonA Liberal senator has apologised after posting on Facebook that “up to” 10,000 African students
Canada: First Nations group's 'marry out, get out' rule deemed unconstitutional

Canada: First Nations group's 'marry out, get out' rule deemed unconstitutional

Judge in Quebec strikes down controversial rule after plaintiffs said they had been harassed for marrying outside Mohawk communityWaneek Horn-Miller had just begun construction on a house for her
France and Australia can be heart of new Indo-Pacific axis, Macron says

France and Australia can be heart of new Indo-Pacific axis, Macron says

French president and Australia’s PM talk up rules-based order in region – and praise China’s rise • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon France and Australia can be the
Catholics warn against 'winner-takes-all' approach on marriage equality

Catholics warn against 'winner-takes-all' approach on marriage equality

Parliamentary inquiry into religious freedom told that laws should help people with differing views on marriage ‘live and let live’• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon
Kanye West on slavery: 'For 400 years? That sounds like a choice'

Kanye West on slavery: 'For 400 years? That sounds like a choice'

In a confrontation in the TMZ newsroom, the rapper talks about his view on slavery as well as reaffirming his support for Donald TrumpKanye West has said that 400 years of slavery is “a choice” in a
Radio-Dodo: the project offering Syrian refugee children bedtime balm

Radio-Dodo: the project offering Syrian refugee children bedtime balm

Canadian Brigitte Alepin’s brainchild is a bilingual radio station with stories, songs and segments to help Syria’s scattered kids get to sleep“Attention ladies and gentlemen, come closer! The circus
Queensbury shooting: man dies in north-west London incident

Queensbury shooting: man dies in north-west London incident

Second man in hospital with gunshot wound as police launch murder investigationA man has been shot dead outside a tube station in north-west London, Scotland Yard has said. The Metropolitan police
Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on
Excavations at Chile torture site offer new hope for relatives of disappeared

Excavations at Chile torture site offer new hope for relatives of disappeared

Colonia Dignidad was a secretive enclave run by an ex-Nazi paedophile where victims of the Pinochet regime were tortured, killed and buriedThe road to Villa Baviera winds 380km south from Chile’s
Protests in Paris, May 1968 – photographs then and now

Protests in Paris, May 1968 – photographs then and now

As Paris exploded in mass protests, words scrawled on the walls of the Sorbonne summed up the revolutionary zeal: “Run free, comrade, we’ve left the old world behind!” Fifty years on, May 1968 remains
Cruel Britannia takes its cue from Trump as a land where dreams die | John Vidal

Cruel Britannia takes its cue from Trump as a land where dreams die | John Vidal

The nightmare of suspicion and bureaucracy unleashed when Patrick Kamzitu applied for an eight-day visa reveals a UK becoming as hostile to visitors as Trump’s America The British immigration system

US band cancels Sunrise spot over stolen generations segment – video

Alaskan band Portugal. The Man have joined protests against Channel Seven’s Sunrise, pulling out of a scheduled appearance in response to a March panel segment that is under investigation for its
Wednesday briefing: Time to face 'max-fac', Brexiters warn PM

Wednesday briefing: Time to face 'max-fac', Brexiters warn PM

PM pressured to back ‘maximum facilitation’, not customs partnership … why inheritance tax is not working … and how baby wipes are killing our riversHello again – it’s Warren Murray bringing you the
Return to Tunis: why now is the time to visit this historic city

Return to Tunis: why now is the time to visit this historic city

Tourism is on the rise in Tunisia after the 2015 terror attacks, but international visitors remain in short supply in its capital, leaving its Roman ruins and key attractions largely emptyIt’s late