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Trump still doesn't understand why 'you're fired' can't work like it did on TV | Richard Wolffe

Trump still doesn't understand why 'you're fired' can't work like it did on TV | Richard Wolffe

News that Trump ordered the firing of Mueller shows he thinks he can utter his catchphrase and people just disappear Donald Trump has a problem with reality. To be specific, he has a problem
IMF chief warns Trump's tax cuts could destabilise global economy

IMF chief warns Trump's tax cuts could destabilise global economy

Reforms may threaten recovery and lead to bigger US budget deficit, says Christine Lagarde Donald Trump’s huge tax cuts are a threat to the stability of the global economy, the managing director of
Billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, Canada police say

Billionaires Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, Canada police say

Toronto police say pharmaceutical billionaires found dead in their Toronto home last month were part of a targeted killingPolice in Canada have said they believe pharmaceutical billionaires Barry and
Thousands of Turkish Cypriots demonstrate against Ankara

Thousands of Turkish Cypriots demonstrate against Ankara

Tensions have grown since a Turkish Cypriot newspaper was attacked by hardline nationalistsThousands of Turkish Cypriots chanting “we want our country back” have taken to the streets of Nicosia
John Worboys' release put on hold after victims launch legal challenge

John Worboys' release put on hold after victims launch legal challenge

Case brought by two victims hoping for judicial review of decision to release black-cab rapistThe release of John Worboys, the black-cab rapist, has been put on hold after a high court battle to keep
Joshua Boyle, former Taliban hostage, to have more psychiatric tests

Joshua Boyle, former Taliban hostage, to have more psychiatric tests

Boyle, who has been charged with sexual assault, misleading police and making death threats, faces four additional chargesA Canadian former hostage who has been charged with sexual assault, misleading
Trump administration set to admit far fewer refugees than plan allows for

Trump administration set to admit far fewer refugees than plan allows for

International Rescue Committee says 21,292 refugees will be admitted to the US this year, far below administration’s 45,000 limitThe Trump administration is on pace to resettle fewer than half of its
Deal with France 'could bring hundreds more child refugees to UK'

Deal with France 'could bring hundreds more child refugees to UK'

Charities hope agreements at last week’s summit will mean many more children are transferredCharities working to bring unaccompanied refugee children to safety are optimistic that agreements signed by
Ethiopia 'pardons 2,000 prisoners' jailed over Oromo protests

Ethiopia 'pardons 2,000 prisoners' jailed over Oromo protests

Hundreds have died in the protests and successive waves of repression since 2015More than 2,000 prisoners jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped Ethiopia between 2015 and 2016 have been
FBI agent fatally shot a kidnap victim during raid in Houston, authorities say

FBI agent fatally shot a kidnap victim during raid in Houston, authorities say

‘The system failed. Whether it was accidental or not, the man is not going home to his family,’ the Conroe police chief saidAn FBI agent fatally shot the victim of a kidnapping during a raid early
Donald Trump woos business but attacks media at Davos

Donald Trump woos business but attacks media at Davos

President declares US open for business as he accuses media for being nasty, mean and fake Donald Trump has taken his battle with the media on to the global stage by using a speech in Davos declaring
Princess Eugenie’s wedding news fails to excite | Brief letters

Princess Eugenie’s wedding news fails to excite | Brief letters

Mark E Smith | Carillon films | Another royal wedding | Geordie accent | Universal credit | Caring investorsOne of my most thrilling moments as a teenager in the late 1970s was the surprise of finding
How did France, gastronomic capital of the world, sink to brawls over Nutella? | Nigel Kendall

How did France, gastronomic capital of the world, sink to brawls over Nutella? | Nigel Kendall

Fighting in the aisles over discounted chocolate spread reveals France’s dirty secret: it’s in love with fast foodIn the French city of Lyon, hundreds of the world’s finest chefs gathered on 26
Fox News host Sean Hannity makes U-turn in Trump-Mueller report – video

Fox News host Sean Hannity makes U-turn in Trump-Mueller report – video

Sean Hannity performs an abrupt volte-face live on air after scoffing at a report that the US president tried to fire the special counsel last June. 'The New York Times is trying to distract you,' the
Girl killed herself after sending accidental message, inquest hears

Girl killed herself after sending accidental message, inquest hears

Charlotte Guy, 17, from Wigan, mistakenly told on-off boyfriend she had slept with someone elseA 17-year-old girl killed herself after she accidentally sent a Snapchat message to her on-off boyfriend
Moscow police raid cinema showing The Death of Stalin

Moscow police raid cinema showing The Death of Stalin

Officers question staff at Pioner cinema, which defied ban on screenings of dark comedyArmed Russian police have raided an arthouse cinema in Moscow that defied a government ban on the screening of
Trump is booed at Davos as he takes swipe at media – video

Trump is booed at Davos as he takes swipe at media – video

The US president uses an address at Davos to attack the 'mean and vicious' media, prompting boos and hisses from the audience. The founder of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, was also booed
Paris zoo shut after 50 baboons escape

Paris zoo shut after 50 baboons escape

Visitors to Paris Zoological Park evacuated as workers try to lure animals back to enclosuresThe Paris Zoological Park has been evacuated and closed after dozens of baboons escaped their enclosure.As
Boy, 15, jailed over Leeds car crash that killed five people

Boy, 15, jailed over Leeds car crash that killed five people

Court told 15-year-old fled the scene after stolen Renault Clio he was driving collided with treeA 15-year-old boy who killed five passengers, including three children, when he crashed a stolen car
'Gunfire used against passengers' as migrant boat sinks off Yemen

'Gunfire used against passengers' as migrant boat sinks off Yemen

At least 30 people drown as boat capsizes amid reports of gunfire used against those on boardAt least 30 people drowned when their migrant boat capsized off war-torn Yemen this week, the UN has said,