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‘Shithole countries’? Words worthy of a racist-in-chief | Richard Wolffe

‘Shithole countries’? Words worthy of a racist-in-chief | Richard Wolffe

Donald Trump has made no secret of his bigotry. The sad truth is his comments about Haiti and Africa reflect the US’s historic racismDonald Trump knows a thing or two about “shitholes” – the label he
Controversial Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev: 'Dissident? I'm more of a clown'

Controversial Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev: 'Dissident? I'm more of a clown'

Leviathan director Zvyagintsev holds up a mirror to corruption and hard times in Russia – but it’s made him enemies of some powerful figures in the process. He talks about his new film, Loveless, and
Debunked: Trump reasons for cancelling London visit

Debunked: Trump reasons for cancelling London visit

The US president’s claims that he will not visit UK to open new embassy because of ‘bad Obama deal’ fail to add up Donald Trump’s “reason” for cancelling his trip to London to cut the ribbon at the
Cameroon’s heartbreaking struggles are a relic of British colonialism | Eliza Anyangwe

Cameroon’s heartbreaking struggles are a relic of British colonialism | Eliza Anyangwe

The southern Cameroonians’ right to self-determination was thwarted by British imperial arrogance. The violent, anti-democratic fallout continues today Last Friday, a man named Julius Ayuk Tabe was
Marriott apologises to China over Tibet and Taiwan error

Marriott apologises to China over Tibet and Taiwan error

Hotel chain is ordered to shut down its website for week after customer survey lists regions including Hong Kong and Macau as separate countriesThe Marriott International hotel chain has apologised
Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Europe’s first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?One year on from its launch, the world
The Queen on her coronation: heavy crown 'could break your neck' - video

The Queen on her coronation: heavy crown 'could break your neck' - video

In a rare insight into royal life, the Queen describes how 'unwieldy' the crown is as part of a new BBC documentary. The monarch reveals the trials and tribulations of being head of state in a BBC
Trump’s cut to funding for Palestinian refugees could lead to disaster | Mick Dumper

Trump’s cut to funding for Palestinian refugees could lead to disaster | Mick Dumper

Although a final decision is still pending, the loss of UN money would have a catastrophic affect on Middle East security in both the short and long termHaving survived the recent cabinet reshuffle
German coalition talks clear first hurdle after marathon session

German coalition talks clear first hurdle after marathon session

Angela Merkel’s CDU and centre-left Social Democrats have reportedly agreed compromises on wide-ranging issuesLeaders of Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union bloc and the
Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

Nottingham train station evacuated after large fire

Sixty firefighters tackling blaze that has spread to roof, with all rail services passing through station cancelledAbout 60 firefighters have been tackling a large fire at Nottingham station. The
Perth winery owner jailed for rape of young Japanese worker

Perth winery owner jailed for rape of young Japanese worker

Peter Raymond Costa, owner of Chidlow’s Well winery, jailed for six years after plying woman, 24, with alcohol and raping her A Perth winery owner has been jailed for six years for raping a young
Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors

Armed raid on nuclear workers' housing raises fears over Brazil's two reactors

Brazil is one of three Latin American countries with nuclear power. It also suffers from violent crime. Now a heavily armed gang has brought the two togetherFears over the security of Brazil’s two
Moody’s warns of ‘negative impact’ on universities after $2.2bn funding cut

Moody’s warns of ‘negative impact’ on universities after $2.2bn funding cut

Higher education institutions will have to review growth plans and sector’s credit profile could take a hit, ratings agency saysRatings agency Moody’s says the federal government’s $2.2bn cut to
IOC accused of 'backroom deals' with Russia over doping scandal

IOC accused of 'backroom deals' with Russia over doping scandal

Film-makers behind Olympic doping exposé say athletes may be allowed to take part as neutral competitorsThe film-makers behind the documentary which exposed Russia’s state-sponsored doping programme
Media to come under scrutiny in Manchester arena attack inquiry

Media to come under scrutiny in Manchester arena attack inquiry

Kerslake review of response to bombing will consider conduct of mainstream and social media after complaints from familiesAn inquiry into Manchester’s response to the arena bombing will examine the
Mme Deneuve, whatever happened to female solidarity in France? | Kim Willsher

Mme Deneuve, whatever happened to female solidarity in France? | Kim Willsher

The anti-#MeToo letter shows little has changed in French feminism since the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandalFeminism in France is as old as the revolution. It’s just not feminism as many of us know it.
How does Donald Trump's health compare with the average American?

How does Donald Trump's health compare with the average American?

As the president heads for his regular physical check-up on Friday, what clues are available to assess his fitness? An expert weighs inEvery so often, American presidents are expected to go to the
Mexicans aghast as man notorious for leading bungled case named as spy chief

Mexicans aghast as man notorious for leading bungled case named as spy chief

Alberto Bazbaz, an ally of the president, has been handed the top intelligence job despite leading a nine-day search for missing girl later found dead in her own bedMexicans have expressed incredulity
Food firm Princes linked to inquiry into worker abuses in Italy's tomato fields

Food firm Princes linked to inquiry into worker abuses in Italy's tomato fields

British company uses supplier currently under investigation for exploiting migrant workers who pick fruit sold in UK and European supermarketsThe British food company Princes has become the latest
South Sudanese-Australian man blames Turnbull and Dutton for 'racial attack' on family

South Sudanese-Australian man blames Turnbull and Dutton for 'racial attack' on family

Queensland police investigate after videos of a violent encounter are posted on Facebook with a post blaming politicians’ comments on ‘African gangs’Queensland police say they are investigating an