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Hard-won UN debate sees US at odds with partners over Iran

Hard-won UN debate sees US at odds with partners over Iran

America accused of ‘preposterous bullying’ by Iran as heated discussion lays bare deep rifts over Middle East’s future The US successfully fought off a Russian-led attempt on Friday to block a UN
Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress

Brazil seethes as man jailed for sexual abuse of teenager joins congress

Role for Nelson Nahim, sentenced for submitting 15-year-old to prostitution, is just latest political scandal: ‘Congress will always be capable of getting worse’Just when it seemed that Brazil’s
EU antifraud office finds 'irregularities' in payments allegedly obtained by Czech PM

EU antifraud office finds 'irregularities' in payments allegedly obtained by Czech PM

Secret report by the EU’s antifraud office calls on Brussels to take ‘appropriate measures’ over a farm and hotel owned by Andrej Babiš’s AgrofertThe EU’s antifraud office has found “irregularities”
John Worboys: alleged victims ready to bring fresh prosecutions, lawyer says

John Worboys: alleged victims ready to bring fresh prosecutions, lawyer says

Women who were denied criminal trial but succeeded in civil case against serial sex offender are ‘devastated’ at his releaseAlleged victims of the serial sex offender John Worboys are ready to bring
Book revelations put new focus on Donald Trump's mental health

Book revelations put new focus on Donald Trump's mental health

Yale psychiatric professor who briefed members of Congress last month tells the Guardian ‘the danger has become imminent’Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House review – tell-all burns allThe
'There's a lot of repenting': why Australian prisoners are converting to Islam

'There's a lot of repenting': why Australian prisoners are converting to Islam

Experts say prison conversions can be a positive force, giving inmates hope, structure and a pathway to rehabilitation. It’s when harsh conditions and segregation are introduced that radicalisation
Delving deeper into the Peterloo massacre | Letters

Delving deeper into the Peterloo massacre | Letters

Readers add their knowledge to the record of the 1819 massacre in ManchesterIt was most welcome to see your Long read on the Peterloo massacre (4 January), a timely call to prepare due commemoration
Lorde’s artistic right to cancel gig in Tel Aviv | Letters

Lorde’s artistic right to cancel gig in Tel Aviv | Letters

More than a hundred well-known writers, actors, directors and musicians pledge their support for the singer Lorde, who has decided not to perform in IsraelWe write in support of Lorde, who made public
Reduce waste, recycle more, and stop the burning | Letters

Reduce waste, recycle more, and stop the burning | Letters

Jenny Jones says the UK must respond proactively to news that China has banned imports of millions of tons of plastic wasteThis could be the year we start burning more of our waste than recycling it
Former Christ's Hospital teacher jailed for sexually abusing pupils

Former Christ's Hospital teacher jailed for sexually abusing pupils

Peter Burr admitted nine counts of indecent assault on boys aged 11 to 14 between 1969 and 1973A former top private school teacher has been jailed for sexually abusing four of his pupils. Peter Burr
Michael Wolff's explosive book on Trump: the key revelations

Michael Wolff's explosive book on Trump: the key revelations

Tell-all offers insider’s view of White House amid infighting, scrutinising the president’s inner circle, his intellect and his hairWolff defends book and says of Trump: ‘To quote Bannon: he’s lost
Essex woman dies after waiting nearly four hours for ambulance

Essex woman dies after waiting nearly four hours for ambulance

Emergency services arrived at 81-year-old’s home three hours and 45 minutes after she called 999 complaining of chest painsAn 81-year-old woman was found dead in her house after waiting almost four
Stock market extends surge despite slowing US job growth

Stock market extends surge despite slowing US job growth

Economy adds 148,000 jobs in December with jobless rate steady at 4.1%Pace of hiring has slowed and wages continue to lag behind growthWall Street has shrugged off slowing growth in US jobs, extending
California's marijuana muddle – video explainer

California's marijuana muddle – video explainer

On 1 January, California became the latest state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana in licensed stores. But three days later, the attorney general issued new guidance calling on states to
Take it from me, a Buddhist monk: cleaning is good for you | Shoukei Matsumoto

Take it from me, a Buddhist monk: cleaning is good for you | Shoukei Matsumoto

The routines of sweeping, polishing and tidying have spiritual meaning, and you don’t have to be religious to benefit from themMental health counsellors often recommend that clients clean their home

Donald Trump has 'lost it', says Michael Wolff – video

Author of Fire and Fury quotes Steve Bannon, stating that Donald Trump ‘has lost it’. Speaking to Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Today programme, Wolff said the president’s staff had all said Trump was
Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch

Moscow-led church in Ukraine refuses to bury boy from Kiev branch

Death of a baby crushed by a man jumping from apartment block exposes religious divide in the Orthodox Christian countryThe death of a baby crushed by a drunk man who committed suicide by jumping out
Arts minister places UK export bar on £26.2m Francesco Guardi painting

Arts minister places UK export bar on £26.2m Francesco Guardi painting

Huge painting of Rialto Bridge was sold at auction last summer to an overseas buyer but committee says it would be ‘regrettable loss’ for the UKA huge painting of Venice’s Grand Canal by Francesco
Pakistan accuses US of treating it like 'whipping boy' as terror row grows

Pakistan accuses US of treating it like 'whipping boy' as terror row grows

Foreign minister says two countries have no alliance after Washington suspends almost $1bn in security assistancePakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with
Once more, Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female | Sif Sigmarsdóttir

Once more, Iceland has shown it is the best place in the world to be female | Sif Sigmarsdóttir

My country has just taken a huge step forward in legally enforcing equal pay for men and women. When will the UK dare to follow suit?On 24 October 1975, the women of Iceland refused to show up for