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Barack and Michelle Obama to make films for Netflix

Barack and Michelle Obama to make films for Netflix

Former US president and first lady will develop ideas for films and documentariesBarack and Michelle Obama have signed a deal with Netflix to produce films and documentaries for the TV streaming
Iran told: comply with US demands or face 'strongest sanctions in history'

Iran told: comply with US demands or face 'strongest sanctions in history'

Mike Pompeo threatens Tehran with additional measures and warns: ‘The Iranian regime should know this is just the beginning’Mike Pompeo has threatened Iran with the “strongest sanctions in history” if
Trump attacks former CIA director ahead of Haspel's swearing-in

Trump attacks former CIA director ahead of Haspel's swearing-in

Trump suggested John Brennan was to blame for Robert Mueller’s investigation, referencing remarks from Fox & FriendsDonald Trump praised the new CIA director, Gina Haspel, at her swearing-in
Toxic mushrooms in Iran kill 11 people and poison more than 800

Toxic mushrooms in Iran kill 11 people and poison more than 800

Up to 10 provinces, mostly in west of country, affected by mass fungi poisoningAt least 11 people have reportedly died in Iran after eating toxic mushrooms. Emergency services in up to 10 provinces,
FTSE 100 hits record high as markets digest US-China tariff truce

FTSE 100 hits record high as markets digest US-China tariff truce

Pound falls 0.4% against the dollar, boosting overseas earners in the UK’s leading indexThe FTSE 100 soared to a new record on Monday after news of a truce in the contentious trade dispute between the
Venezuela: Maduro hails election win but world leaders threaten sanctions

Venezuela: Maduro hails election win but world leaders threaten sanctions

President faces flurry of condemnation over Sunday’s vote as Boris Johnson says ‘we may have to tighten the economic screw’The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, faced a barrage of international
Is Abramovich at last paying the price for being too close to Putin?

Is Abramovich at last paying the price for being too close to Putin?

Chelsea’s owner is vulnerable to UK retaliation because of his proximity to Russian presidentThere is a compelling, two-word explanation for why Roman Abramovich is apparently having difficulties
Is Roman Abramovich's rule at Chelsea nearing its end?

Is Roman Abramovich's rule at Chelsea nearing its end?

Russian oligarch has become a sporadic visitor to the club into which he has poured more than £1bn since 2003Roman Abramovich’s absence as Chelsea defeated Manchester United to claim the FA Cup, and
Google sued for 'clandestine tracking' of 4.4m UK iPhone users' browsing data

Google sued for 'clandestine tracking' of 4.4m UK iPhone users' browsing data

Collective action seeking up to £3.2bn for claims Google bypassed privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browserGoogle is being sued in the high court for as much as £3.2bn for the alleged “clandestine
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'told to expect another conviction'

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'told to expect another conviction'

Husband reports comments by judge after British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran appears in courtNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman serving a five-year jail sentence in Tehran, has
Further arrests of Saudi women's rights activists in escalating crackdown

Further arrests of Saudi women's rights activists in escalating crackdown

Ten leading campaigners reportedly held as media denounce women as ‘traitors’ for supporting end to ban on female driversAt least 10 prominent Saudi activists, mostly women’s rights campaigners, have
Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Sweden distributes 'be prepared for war' leaflet to all 4.8m homes

Defence pamphlet shows how population can prepare in event of attack and contribute to country’s ‘total defence’The Swedish government has begun sending all 4.8m of the country’s households a public
Sheffield's lord mayor might be a 'zaddy' but he's serious about change | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Sheffield's lord mayor might be a 'zaddy' but he's serious about change | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

Suave and sexy Magid Magid knows how to utilise humour in the internet age of celebrity, but by being himself he can inspire others The new lord mayor of Sheffield, Magid Magid, announced his tenure
Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter

Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter

For the first time, a permanent member of our solar system has been found to have originated elsewhereA permanent visitor from interstellar space has been found in our solar system, astronomers
Elon Musk announces $78,000 high-performance version of Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk announces $78,000 high-performance version of Tesla Model 3

New faster dual-motor AWD variants added to lineup as firm continues battle to ramp up production of ‘mass market’ TeslaElon Musk has announced two new versions of the Model 3, including a
Malaria rates soar in Venezuela – a nation that had nearly wiped it out

Malaria rates soar in Venezuela – a nation that had nearly wiped it out

Shocking reversal for country once lauded for nearly wiping out the disease, reflecting wider problems in failing healthcare systemVenezuela is facing an escalating malaria crisis, even as the
Russian broadcaster RT faces three new Ofcom investigations

Russian broadcaster RT faces three new Ofcom investigations

Latest alleged broadcasting code breaches mean channel has 11 cases pending against itOfcom has opened three new investigations into the Kremlin-backed news channel RT for potential breaches of the
'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left

'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': rise of the religious left

From healthcare to tax and immigration, Rev William Barber and the Poor People’s Campaign want to mobilise faith-based votersIn his prayer at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem last week, a
Isles of Scilly helicopter service resumes amid row over 'spoiling tactics'

Isles of Scilly helicopter service resumes amid row over 'spoiling tactics'

Six years after the last scheduled chopper landed in St Mary’s, the Guardian was on board the controversial new serviceWith a roar of engines and a thump of blades, the helicopter rose above Land’s
Adventure tourists, where's your respect for remote tribes? | Elliott Oakley

Adventure tourists, where's your respect for remote tribes? | Elliott Oakley

A cash-free quest for ‘authentic’ culture ignores the needs of indigenous people, for whom no money may mean no healthcare or educationEvery night during a 600-mile kayak trip, adventurer Pip Stewart