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Why Finland allied itself with Nazi Germany | Letter

Why Finland allied itself with Nazi Germany | Letter

It was not to prevent Soviet conquest but to win back territories lost to the USSR, writes Geoffrey RobertsZofia Nowinska (Letters, 16 February) writes that “the consequences of being conquered by
Police foil cocaine ring at Russian embassy in Buenos Aires

Police foil cocaine ring at Russian embassy in Buenos Aires

Ex-diplomatic official and police officer among those arrested after drugs found in luggageA former Russian diplomatic official and an Argentinian police officer are among those arrested in connection
Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort vows to fight 'untrue' charges as Gates cuts plea deal

Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort vows to fight 'untrue' charges as Gates cuts plea deal

Defiant Manafort says ‘I had hoped my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence’ Trump-Russia investigation: the key questions answeredFormer Donald
Chinese government takes over troubled insurance giant Anbang

Chinese government takes over troubled insurance giant Anbang

Chairman Wu Xiaohui prosecuted for economic crimesFirm recently held talks with company controlled by KushnersThe Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group, one of the
UN security council fails to agree on Syria ceasefire after second day of talks

UN security council fails to agree on Syria ceasefire after second day of talks

Negotiations follow appeal by Macron and Merkel urging Putin to stop blocking resolutionThe UN security council failed to agree after a second day of intensive talks on a proposed 30-day ceasefire
So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human

Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know? If you go to the painted caves of Spain and
The Upside: Homes for the homeless, equal pay - and a clean up in paradise

The Upside: Homes for the homeless, equal pay - and a clean up in paradise

Week two of our series examined solutions for community breakdown and the gender pay gapSome of the most significant challenges that we are interested in exploring in this series are community
Top UN official accused of sexual harassment stands down

Top UN official accused of sexual harassment stands down

Luiz Loures, UNAids deputy chief who was cleared of assaulting a colleague in a lift, will not seek to extend contractLuiz Loures, a UN assistant secretary general and the subject of a recent sexual
Ex-police spy berates Met for revealing her role in mink release

Ex-police spy berates Met for revealing her role in mink release

‘Christine Green’ took part in Animal Liberation Front raid during undercover work in 1990sA former police spy has said senior officers should hang their heads in shame for their “scandalous” conduct
'It feels wonderful': how a Mumbai slum became a riot of colour

'It feels wonderful': how a Mumbai slum became a riot of colour

Most saw the village of Asalpha as a sea of grubby hovels. One woman saw a blank canvas – and made her vision a realityWhen Dedeepya Reddy travelled to work on the Mumbai metro, her spirits would sink
Bali hopes to regain paradise island status with mass cleanup

Bali hopes to regain paradise island status with mass cleanup

Thousands will join the One Island One Voice cleanup of beaches, rivers and junglesOverwhelmed by tides of waste and decades of mass tourism, to some, the Indonesian island of Bali is a paradise long
Meet the British expat CEO of the firm behind the gun that brought tragedy to Florida

Meet the British expat CEO of the firm behind the gun that brought tragedy to Florida

James Debney is a member of the NRA’s Golden Ring of Freedom for donating over $1m to fight against gun controlAs CEO of America’s second-largest gun manufacturer, James Debney – whose company made
UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes

UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes

Interviews with hundreds of witnesses find ‘clear pattern of ethnic persecution’UN investigators say they have identified more than 40 South Sudanese military officers who may be responsible for war
French far right attack choice of mixed-race girl for Joan of Arc role

French far right attack choice of mixed-race girl for Joan of Arc role

Incitement to racial hatred inquiry launched into abuse over selection for Orléans festivalA French state prosecutor has opened an inquiry into incitement to racial hatred after the selection of a
Ivanka Trump gets red-carpet welcome for Winter Olympics visit

Ivanka Trump gets red-carpet welcome for Winter Olympics visit

US president’s daughter arrives in South Korea for talks and Games closing ceremonyIvanka Trump has received a red-carpet welcome on arrival in Seoul for a visit that will seek to reaffirm America’s
Donald Trump: give teachers who carry guns a bonus  – video

Donald Trump: give teachers who carry guns a bonus – video

The US president has called for 'highly adept' teachers to carry guns in response to the Florida school shooting, saying 'you won't have these shootings' if teaching staff are armed. Trump argues that
'He never went in': armed deputy did not confront Florida school shooter – video

'He never went in': armed deputy did not confront Florida school shooter – video

An armed officer at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida failed to enter the building and confront the shooter who killed 17 people. Deputy Scot Peterson took up a position outside and
The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam review – portrait of a mother goddess

The Wife’s Tale by Aida Edemariam review – portrait of a mother goddess

Edemariam deftly traces her grandmother’s life in Ethiopia, taking in Haile Selassie’s feudal reign and Marxist dictatorshipIn this elegant account, Aida Edemariam has sketched her grandmother’s life
Man held over London stabbing murders as police link attacks

Man held over London stabbing murders as police link attacks

18-year-old man arrested after two men were killed in Camden and another was injuredAn 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and grievous bodily harm as police said two killings and
Teen still in isolated cell after 10 months in Western Australia

Teen still in isolated cell after 10 months in Western Australia

18-year-old to be deported, despite moving to Australia from New Zealand aged 10 A teenager allegedly held in solitary confinement in a Western Australia detention centre is still in the unit more