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EU moves to bring in whistleblower protection law

EU moves to bring in whistleblower protection law

Proponents say tax avoidance and emissions scandals show need for special legal statusEmployees who blow the whistle on corporate tax avoidance or cheating on product standards would be entitled to
Heavy storm drenches Boston and causes flash floods in New York

Heavy storm drenches Boston and causes flash floods in New York

Boston Marathon takes place in wet, bone-chilling conditionsFlood waters pour into New York subway stationsRunners in the Boston marathon battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds on Monday as wild
Canada: Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans in spite of protests

Canada: Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans in spite of protests

PM says he is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to fund controversial expansion opponents say will have serious environmental consequencesJustin Trudeau has said Canada’s government is prepared to use
Theresa May on Syria airstrikes: 'We have not done this because Trump asked us to' - Politics live

Theresa May on Syria airstrikes: 'We have not done this because Trump asked us to' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Commons statement about the Syria airstrikesMay reverses government position on Windrush immigration
Our son died because of 'arrogant' doctors, family tells inquest

Our son died because of 'arrogant' doctors, family tells inquest

Despite warnings, Oliver McGowan, 18, who had epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism, was given antipsychotic medication The family of a talented teenage athlete with “mild” disabilities has claimed he
Bitcoin tools could make finance system safer, says IMF boss

Bitcoin tools could make finance system safer, says IMF boss

Christine Lagarde believes revisiting crypto-assets could ‘harness gains and avoid pitfalls’The advance of bitcoin and other digital currencies could make the global financial system safer despite the
Jeremy Corbyn attacks Theresa May over Syria strikes – video

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Theresa May over Syria strikes – video

Jeremy Corbyn tells the House of Commons that Theresa May is accountable to the UK parliament, 'not the whims of the US president'.The prime minister defended her decision to join military strikes in
Russian investigative journalist dies after falling from balcony

Russian investigative journalist dies after falling from balcony

Maksim Borodin was known for reports on private military firm and prison investigationsA Russian investigative journalist who confirmed the deaths of Russian mercenaries in Syria has died after
Bruce McArthur: suspected serial killer charged with eighth murder

Bruce McArthur: suspected serial killer charged with eighth murder

Kirushna Kumar Kanagaratnam believed to have been killed in 2015Sri Lankan living in Toronto suburbs had not been reported missingPolice in Toronto have charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur
Brazilian activists occupy apartment at centre of Lula corruption case

Brazilian activists occupy apartment at centre of Lula corruption case

Ex-president in jail for allegedly corruptly acquiring the property‘If it’s Lula’s the people can stay. If not, then why is he in jail?’Leftwing housing activists in Brazil have occupied the
Trump lashes out at Comey after explosive interview

Trump lashes out at Comey after explosive interview

He ‘committed many crimes!’ Trump writes on Twitter the morning after the former FBI director said Trump was ‘morally unfit’ for officeDonald Trump lashed out at James Comey on Monday again following
Facebook ad feature claims to predict user's future behaviour

Facebook ad feature claims to predict user's future behaviour

Social network criticised over feature that targets users who are likely to switch to an advertiser’s rival’s productFacebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be
How half a million hens were saved from battery farm hell – video

How half a million hens were saved from battery farm hell – video

There's a growing trend in the UK for re-homing chickens, with tens of thousands finding new homes across the country every year. Many of the hens ​come from farms where they share cages with up to
Korean Air suspends executive over 'water rage' at meeting

Korean Air suspends executive over 'water rage' at meeting

After ‘nut rage’ scandal, another daughter of airline’s chairman is accused of abusing powerThe airline Korean Air has suspended one of its chairman’s daughters from her marketing role after an
The Hague bans cannabis smoking in city centre in Dutch first

The Hague bans cannabis smoking in city centre in Dutch first

Move prompted by numerous complaints from both residents and visitors, says mayor’s officeThe Hague has become the first Dutch city to ban the smoking of cannabis around its city centre, central
Migrant-rescue boat Open Arms released by Italian authorities

Migrant-rescue boat Open Arms released by Italian authorities

Prosecutors still looking into whether captain and mission coordinator should face trialItalian authorities have released a migrant-rescue boat that has been impounded for almost a month but are still
Dutch island wants its rabbits to breed like …

Dutch island wants its rabbits to breed like …

Biodiversity concerns prompt emergency plan to use ferrets to round up the few rabbits leftIt is not a pastime for which rabbits usually require much encouragement. But a mystery depletion in numbers
Monday's best photos: protests around the world and tulips in China

Monday's best photos: protests around the world and tulips in China

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the globe, including pro-Assad demonstrations in Damascus, end of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the
Seven inmates brutally killed with knives in South Carolina prison unrest

Seven inmates brutally killed with knives in South Carolina prison unrest

Inmates killed with homemade knives and 17 others injured during seven hours of fighting in a maximum-security prison in BishopvilleSeven inmates in a maximum-security prison in South Carolina were
Prizewinning images of Africa, from grasshoppers to street life – in pictures

Prizewinning images of Africa, from grasshoppers to street life – in pictures

The only global prize for contemporary African photography reveals it shortlist for 2018, bringing together artists from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola and Morocco as well as Europe and the US, and