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How the Drudge Report ushered in the age of Trump

How the Drudge Report ushered in the age of Trump

Twenty years ago, Matt Drudge’s reports on the Lewinsky affair nearly brought down Bill Clinton. He was seen as the wellspring of a new, hyper-aggressive American conservatism – but has he been
Paris on flood alert as Seine reaches highest level in over a century  – video

Paris on flood alert as Seine reaches highest level in over a century – video

Paris is on flooding alert as the river Seine continues to rise. Parisians have been warned to stay away from the river. Surrounding roads have been flooded and disruption to the city’s transport
'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

'We fight with each other over water': rivers run dry in Mozambique – in pictures

In the absence of basic sanitation, life in rural Mozambique during the dry season involves a relentless cycle of arduous journeys to collect water unfit for drinking. The struggle for survival, which
Never mind Brexit, or even Europe. The future is Eurasian | Bruno Macaes

Never mind Brexit, or even Europe. The future is Eurasian | Bruno Macaes

In this new age, the notion that Europeans are special – that a wall separates them from Asia – is quickly being exposed as a pious fictionEurope is disappearing. Not because – as you often hear – we
Jury in Finsbury Park van attack trial hears how driver was tackled

Jury in Finsbury Park van attack trial hears how driver was tackled

Witness in trial of man accused of attack near mosque feared it was London Bridge-style raidThe trial of a man accused of carrying out a van attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park last year has heard how
Protectionism is not the answer, Angela Merkel warns US

Protectionism is not the answer, Angela Merkel warns US

German chancellor uses Davos speech to protest against sanctions on imports from ChinaGermany’s chancellor Angela Merkel has sent out a strong warning to Donald Trump about the dangers of
12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in 'Botox' row

12 camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest in 'Botox' row

Twelve animals disqualified from country’s annual show after receiving injections to improve their poutTwelve camels have been disqualified from Saudi Arabia’s annual camel beauty contest after
Paris on flooding alert as rising Seine causes travel disruption

Paris on flooding alert as rising Seine causes travel disruption

Part of the Louvre museum is closed as the river is forecast to reach 6.1 metres by Saturday – three times its normal heightParisians have been warned to stay away from the river Seine as it continues
Man admits strangling daughter, aged 7, with dressing gown cord

Man admits strangling daughter, aged 7, with dressing gown cord

Antiques dealer Robert Peters allegedly attacked Sophia, who later died, at £1m London homeA prominent antiques dealer has admitted strangling his seven-year-old daughter with a dressing gown
'People will sign anything': how legal odds are stacked against the evicted

'People will sign anything': how legal odds are stacked against the evicted

Evicted tenants in the US often struggle to get an attorney, leaving them at a disadvantage against lawyered-up landlords Since being evicted from her apartment in New York’s Bronx neighborhood in
Remote Amazon tribe hit by mercury crisis, leaked report says

Remote Amazon tribe hit by mercury crisis, leaked report says

Peru’s Health Ministry found shocking contamination among the Nahua, but hasn’t published its full reportAn indigenous people living in one of the remotest parts of the Peruvian Amazon has been struck
Presidents Club being disbanded after charity dinner sexual harassment scandal - Politics live

Presidents Club being disbanded after charity dinner sexual harassment scandal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including calls for Nadhim Zahawi to step down for not reporting what happened at dinnerDavid Meller, organiser of all-male gala
Gunfire follows car bomb explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan – video

Gunfire follows car bomb explosion in Jalalabad, Afghanistan – video

The aftermath of a bomb blast outside the Save the Children office in the eastern city of Jalalabad. A government spokesman said 11 people were being treated in hospital for their
New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle uses bike racks to block rough sleepers

New anti-homeless architecture: Seattle uses bike racks to block rough sleepers

Police cleared a homeless camp before the transport department filled the pavement with unneeded bike racks – a clear case of hostile architecture which does not address the problem, say
Asic accuses banks' financial advisers of working against customers' interests

Asic accuses banks' financial advisers of working against customers' interests

Watchdog says advice frequently risked leaving customers in worse financial positionThe financial advice arms of Australia’s biggest banks have come under fire again, with the corporate watchdog
Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Non-GMO and fast-growing, a high-yield bean variety is helping South Sudanese refugees feed their families and cultivate new livelihoodsSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda are being given
Wednesday briefing: Children face no escape from poverty trap

Wednesday briefing: Children face no escape from poverty trap

Benefit freeze is major factor in emerging poverty crisis, says report … Shadow over Phil Neville’s England women’s role … Cape Town running out of waterGood morning. I’m Martin Farrer and these are
French parliament passes law giving citizens the 'right to make mistakes'

French parliament passes law giving citizens the 'right to make mistakes'

Legislation will mean errors allowed in dealings with government but they will be ‘limited to the first mistake’French lawmakers have voted for a flagship article in a new law which will give citizens
Sydney train strike: workers vote to go ahead with 24-hour stoppage on Monday

Sydney train strike: workers vote to go ahead with 24-hour stoppage on Monday

State government launches legal bid to halt industrial action after less than 6% of workers vote to call it offSydney train workers have voted to go ahead with a 24-hour strike on Monday.In a decision
Isis claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Isis claims attack on Save the Children office in Afghanistan

At least six people killed in attack that began with suicide car bomb in JalalabadGunmen stormed the offices of Save the Children in Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing at least six people and wounding 27