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Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

Swaziland king renames country Kingdom of eSwatini

King Mswati III declares name change 50 years after independence from British ruleThe king of Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, has announced that his country has changed its name to the
Grubs up: Carrefour offers Spanish shoppers insect-based snacks

Grubs up: Carrefour offers Spanish shoppers insect-based snacks

Supermarket chain’s new range includes spicy chilli buffalo worms and smoked cricketsDespite being a country that guards its culinary traditions more jealously than most - the recipe for the perfect
Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub should lose licence, says AfD

Berlin’s famous Berghain nightclub should lose licence, says AfD

German rightwing populist party says club’s continuous opening hours ‘provoke’ drug useBerlin’s most famous nightclub, Berghain, should be stripped of its trading licence, according to a formal
Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Michael Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed and Fusion GPS

Cases concerned claims about Cohen in Steele dossierTrump lawyer denied he visited Prague to help 2016 campaignMichael Cohen, Donald Trump’s embattled legal fixer, has dropped libel lawsuits against
Hottest April day in almost 70 years sparks marathon warning

Hottest April day in almost 70 years sparks marathon warning

Temperature tops 28C in UK as forecasters predict warmest London marathon on recordParts of the UK experienced the warmest April day in almost 70 years with temperatures in central London reaching 28C
Don't scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US

Don't scrap Iran deal, MPs from UK, France and Germany urge US

Joint statement published in Guardian calls for rethink before 12 May deadline set by TrumpAn open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal More than 500 parliamentarians from
Civil servants union boss hits back at Rudd over Windrush blame

Civil servants union boss hits back at Rudd over Windrush blame

Criticism of Home Office staff is attempt to deflect from Theresa May’s hostile policies, says FDA chief Amber Rudd’s implied criticism of her own Home Office staff for the Windrush scandal is an
Choc horror: four-fingered KitKat set to lose protected EU status

Choc horror: four-fingered KitKat set to lose protected EU status

Chocolate bar not well enough known in all member states for shape to merit trademark status, European court of justice toldThe shape of the four-finger KitKat bar is set to lose its EU-wide protected
‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

Canada recently passed an amendment to end inequality, but a lack of timeline means a colonial-era act still holds back indigenous women As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her
Kim Jong-un's wife makes first public appearance as first lady – video

Kim Jong-un's wife makes first public appearance as first lady – video

Ri Sol-ju, the wife of North Korea's leader, made her first public appearance as first lady last weekend at a ballet performance by a visiting Chinese troupe. Kim Jong-un's decision to give his wife
Filthy lucre: scavenging grime and sewage for gold on Mumbai's streets | Puja Changoiwala

Filthy lucre: scavenging grime and sewage for gold on Mumbai's streets | Puja Changoiwala

Along the narrow alleys of one of India’s largest bullion markets, men and women scrape a living scouring the dust and even the drains for specks of the precious metal When most of Mumbai is fast
An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and  Delphine O

An open letter to the US Congress: don’t let Trump rip up the Iran deal | Richard Bacon, Omid Nouripour and Delphine O

It was a major breakthrough, drastically reducing the risk of a nuclear arms race. Abandoning it now will do lasting damage • Signed by parliamentarians from Britain, Germany and FranceFor more than
North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

North Korea wants total denuclearisation, says Seoul

South Korea’s president says Pyongyang has not attached any conditions such as US troop withdrawalNorth Korea has expressed a desire for the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula without
Basel in the spotlight: the city that learned to love LSD

Basel in the spotlight: the city that learned to love LSD

‘Bicycle Day’ on 19 April is the 75th anniversary of the day Albert Hofmann accidentally discovered LSD, changing his perceptions – and the city’s futureSeventy-five years ago, the Swiss chemist
A mother's audio diary reflects on the killing of her son by police

A mother's audio diary reflects on the killing of her son by police

A mother grieves, fights and heals after her son, Tony Robinson Jr, is killed by police in 2015. Listen to her storyAndrea Irwin’s audio diary begins with her reflections on the night of 5 March 2015,
Trump of the tropics: the 'dangerous' candidate leading Brazil's presidential race

Trump of the tropics: the 'dangerous' candidate leading Brazil's presidential race

Jair Bolsonaro has openly cheered dictatorship and publicly insulted women. Now he’s deploying Trump-like tactics in his race for the presidencyJair Bolsonaro’s disciples had packed the arrivals hall
May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

Comments from ex-civil service chief Sir Bob Kerslake increase pressure on PM as row over Windrush-era citizens continuesThe hostile immigration environment Theresa May set out to create when she was
Westpac advice cost couple dream retirement, banking royal commission hears

Westpac advice cost couple dream retirement, banking royal commission hears

Bank admits advice was poor after customer reveals she and her husband were ‘led up the garden path’ and ended up losing their home • A recent history of Australia’s banking scandalsWestpac admits a
How Europe's 'breakthrough' privacy law takes on Facebook and Google

How Europe's 'breakthrough' privacy law takes on Facebook and Google

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation is forcing big changes at tech’s biggest firms – even if the US isn’t likely to follow suitDespite the political theatre of Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional
Last caribou in lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'

Last caribou in lower 48 US states all but extinct: 'The herd is functionally lost'

Experts fear only three of South Selkirk herd, which moves from Canada into Idaho and Washington, survived winter – all femaleThe last remaining herd of caribou to roam the contiguous United States is