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Trump plays down US-China trade war concerns: ‘When you’re $500bn down you can’t lose’

Trump plays down US-China trade war concerns: ‘When you’re $500bn down you can’t lose’

After China proposed tit-for-tat import taxes and stock markets fell, there are fears Trump’s aggressive tariffs could cause a slowdown Fears that Donald Trump is embroiling America in a global trade
Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users' data

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users' data

Company reveals up to 87m people may have been affectedLarger figure buried in penultimate paragraph of blogpostThe Facebook data of up to 87 million people – – may have been improperly shared with
France plans to reduce MPs by a third before next election

France plans to reduce MPs by a third before next election

Proposals include electing 15% of lawmakers via a proportional representation systemFrance is to cut the number of members of parliament by 30% and ensure 15% of lawmakers will be elected via a
Russia seeks to discredit UK with special meeting of UN security council

Russia seeks to discredit UK with special meeting of UN security council

Moscow move follows blunders by Boris Johnson and Foreign Office over Skripal poisoningAn emboldened Russia will on Thursday attempt to discredit Britain’s international reputation at the UN after a
Dogged determination: the pets who forget their disabilities – in pictures

Dogged determination: the pets who forget their disabilities – in pictures

For her book Perfect Imperfection, the Australian pet photographer Alex Cearns set out to capture the personalities of animals who adapt to their damaged or different bodies without complaint. ‘They
Winnie Mandela still divides opinion | Letters

Winnie Mandela still divides opinion | Letters

Will her life of anti-establishment activism come to be as misrepresented as Martin Luther King’s has been?Afua Hirsch (If Winnie had been white, critics would call her a hero, 4 April) concludes that
Prince Philip 'in good spirits' after hip replacement operation

Prince Philip 'in good spirits' after hip replacement operation

Duke of Edinburgh likely to remain in hospital for several days after successful procedureThe Duke of Edinburgh has undergone a successful hip replacement operation and is comfortable and in good
White House clarification only adds to confusion over Syria withdrawal

White House clarification only adds to confusion over Syria withdrawal

White House says fight against Isis is ‘coming to rapid end’, but US still committed to Syria presence, despite Trump insistence on withdrawalThe White House on Wednesday said the US fight against the
BBC admits treehouse scene from Human Planet series was faked

BBC admits treehouse scene from Human Planet series was faked

Scenes of Papua New Guinea tribe building very high homes staged for programme makersThe BBC has admitted that a scene from a television documentary series showing tribal people living high up in
YouTube shooting suspect was angry site stopped paying her, father says

YouTube shooting suspect was angry site stopped paying her, father says

Father of Nasim Najafi Aghdam says he reported his daughter missing before the attack, and warned police she may be heading to YouTubeThe woman who allegedly opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in a
Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack - Politics live

Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenAfternoon summary 6.01pm BST Russia has lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on it attempt top
Martin Luther King remembered across US: 'The pain just won't go away' – live

Martin Luther King remembered across US: 'The pain just won't go away' – live

Guardian journalists report live from events to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death, held to remember his message of equality‘I Have A Dream’: students from King’s former
Trump tariffs: China retaliates with new levies on US products

Trump tariffs: China retaliates with new levies on US products

Trade war intensifies as Beijing targets $12bn soybean imports produced in Trump heartlandChina has raised the stakes in the escalating trade showdown with the US, unveiling tariffs on a targeted list
French government stands firm as strikes bring more railway chaos

French government stands firm as strikes bring more railway chaos

Workers walk out for second day over Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul state rail network Millions of French commuters faced a second day of transport chaos on Wednesday as rail workers continued
Anti-Isis alliance in doubt after Trump vow to pull US troops from Syria

Anti-Isis alliance in doubt after Trump vow to pull US troops from Syria

Troubled partnership against Isis shows signs of cracking after surprise announcement The possible withdrawal of US troops from Syria has raised alarm among officials involved in the war against
Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions

Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions

Boris Johnson under pressure to explain whether position has changed after tweet blaming Moscow is deletedBoris Johnson is facing embarrassing questions over his claims that Russia had produced the
Cambridge Analytica used violent video to try to influence Nigerian election

Cambridge Analytica used violent video to try to influence Nigerian election

Whistleblower says firm directed AggregateIQ to target voters with Islamophobic video in 2015Cambridge Analytica sought to influence the Nigerian presidential election in 2015 by using graphically
Russia must cooperate with chemical weapons watchdog, says EU

Russia must cooperate with chemical weapons watchdog, says EU

Moscow told to provide full disclosure to investigation into Salisbury spy poisoningRussia must start cooperating with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ investigation into the
Man Booker prize reverses nationality decision on Taiwanese author

Man Booker prize reverses nationality decision on Taiwanese author

The literary prize announces that it will no longer list authors by nationality, but by country or territory, after drawing criticism when it bowed to pressure from ChinaThe Man Booker International
Israeli authorities block airport ads urging women to refuse to give up seats

Israeli authorities block airport ads urging women to refuse to give up seats

Campaign reminds passengers of their right to stay put if ultra-Orthodox men refuse to sit next to themIsrael’s airports authority has refused to display adverts informing female passengers that it is