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Pyongyang calling: North and South Korean leaders get hotline as stage set for summit

Pyongyang calling: North and South Korean leaders get hotline as stage set for summit

Officials prepare for greeting on live TV between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, the first such event in more than a decade A hotline between the leaders of North and South Korea went live on Friday, a
'We are truly sorry': Eta apologises for four decades of deadly violence

'We are truly sorry': Eta apologises for four decades of deadly violence

Basque separatist group bears ‘direct responsibility’ for deaths of at least 800 people in name of nationhood struggleThe Basque terrorist group Eta, which killed more than 800 people during its
Haunted by ghosts of its dictatorship, Paraguay set to pivot back to the right in election

Haunted by ghosts of its dictatorship, Paraguay set to pivot back to the right in election

The military regime of Alfredo Stroessner jailed, tortured and ‘disappeared’ opponents. Now the son of Stroessner’s private secretary is likely to become presidentFifty-eight years later, when Rogelio
Victoria demands new detailed analysis on Neg after Coag meeting

Victoria demands new detailed analysis on Neg after Coag meeting

Meeting on Friday between energy ministers almost derailed by disagreement over how Energy Security Board should proceed• Sign up to receive the top stories every morning The Victorian energy minister
Jacinda Ardern quotes Māori proverb during Commonwealth toast - video

Jacinda Ardern quotes Māori proverb during Commonwealth toast - video

New Zealand prime minister proposes a toast to the future of the Commonwealth at a dinner hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace. In it she said the group of nations was uniquely placed to offer a
Westpac held back details from rival about dodgy financial adviser

Westpac held back details from rival about dodgy financial adviser

Bank admits to inquiry that it took months for it to report the planner’s breaches to Asic • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonWestpac has admitted it failed to tell a
Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

Growing pains: how Oregon wound up with way more pot than it can smoke

The state’s glut of marijuana – over 1m lb of unsold pot – is in many ways the result of an industry still finding its feet Trey Willison, a cannabis farmer in Eugene, first started worrying last May
US grain ships diverted at sea hours after China imposes grain tariff

US grain ships diverted at sea hours after China imposes grain tariff

Five ships carrying tonnes of sorghum change course after Beijing imposes rule requiring 178% depositShips laden with more than 1.2m tonnes of US sorghum bound for China may have no where to go amid
London 'pollution pods' let you sample the smog in Beijing and Delhi

London 'pollution pods' let you sample the smog in Beijing and Delhi

New installation at Somerset House in London lets visitors experience the air of some pollution hotspots – plus a pristine Norwegian islandNew Delhi: the suffocating smell of old cars and industry.
'Congo needs another voice': bloggers talk art, sex and football in DRC | Peter Beaumont

'Congo needs another voice': bloggers talk art, sex and football in DRC | Peter Beaumont

Index on Censorship honours a young collective sharing their experiences on social media of life in a land plagued by violence, corruption and povertyIn the midst of the Democratic Republic of the
Chingford fire: woman dies in blaze at block of flats

Chingford fire: woman dies in blaze at block of flats

More than 70 firefighters fought the blaze in north-east London early on Friday morning A woman has died after a fire broke out at a block of flats in north-east London. More than 70 firefighters were
Despite Trump rhetoric, US withdrawal from Syria likely to be messy

Despite Trump rhetoric, US withdrawal from Syria likely to be messy

President’s goals – defeating Isis and deterring chemical weapons use – could both prove elusiveDonald Trump remains determined to take US troops out of Syria “as rapidly as possible” despite his
Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by bringing her baby to Senate floor vote – video

Senator Tammy Duckworth makes history by bringing her baby to Senate floor vote – video

A little history was made in Washington on Thursday – little in the form of a newborn who became the first baby to appear on the floor of the US Senate during a vote. A swaddled 11-day-old Maile Pearl
Saudi Arabia's first cinema in over 35 years opens with Black Panther

Saudi Arabia's first cinema in over 35 years opens with Black Panther

Private screening of blockbuster follows lifting of cinema ban in ongoing modernisation drive by reformist crown prince Saudi Arabia has unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private
Time 100 list: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern praised as 'political prodigy'

Time 100 list: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern praised as 'political prodigy'

Ardern breaking boundaries ‘in a world that too often tells women to stay small, keep quiet’, says Sheryl Sandberg on list of most influential peopleNew Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has
Brexit divorce bill will surpass £39bn, warns Whitehall watchdog

Brexit divorce bill will surpass £39bn, warns Whitehall watchdog

Extra £3bn budget payout and $2.9bn overseas aid fund will raise May’s estimate says NAOThe cost of the Brexit divorce bill for the UK could be billions higher than the £35bn-£39bn figure put forward
Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team to help end Russia investigation

Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team to help end Russia investigation

The former mayor of New York says he sees his new job as negotiating an end to Robert Mueller’s special investigation Rudy Giuliani, the pugnacious former mayor of New York, has joined Donald Trump’s
Banking royal commission: all you need to know – so far

Banking royal commission: all you need to know – so far

The inquiry into banks and financial services firms has revealed malpractice that in some cases has ruined livesSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The banking royal
French MPs force vegetarian food producers to mince their words

French MPs force vegetarian food producers to mince their words

Makers of ‘vegetarian sausages’ and similar items will no longer be able to use meat-related terms after new rulingFrench MPs have voted to ban producers of vegetarian meat substitutes from using
Morning mail: Crunch time for Frydenberg's energy pitch

Morning mail: Crunch time for Frydenberg's energy pitch

Friday: The national energy guarantee will be thrashed out in Melbourne. Plus: Facebook moves Australian users outside reach of European privacy lawGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you