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Trump asks Ben Carson to say prayer before cabinet meeting – video

Trump asks Ben Carson to say prayer before cabinet meeting – video

Donald Trump asks Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development, to say a prayer ahead of his cabinet meeting, telling reporters to stay and listen adding, 'You need the prayer more than I
Justin Trudeau broke conflict of interest rules with stay at Aga Khan's island

Justin Trudeau broke conflict of interest rules with stay at Aga Khan's island

Ethics watchdog finds vacation on private islands contravened rule on giftsHospitality accepted during ongoing dealings with the Aga KhanThe Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, contravened some
Building regulations experts who weren’t heard before the Grenfell Tower fire | Letters

Building regulations experts who weren’t heard before the Grenfell Tower fire | Letters

Peter Kent on the illogical introduction of competition into building control, and Green party peer Jenny Jones on the failure to learn lessons from Lakanal HouseThe report by Judith Hackitt (Building
Police made 'appalling' errors in using internet data to target suspects

Police made 'appalling' errors in using internet data to target suspects

Serious errors in obtaining search warrants led to innocent people being targeted in sexual offences investigations, report saysPolice have made serious errors getting search warrants for suspected
Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote

General assembly to vote on rejecting US recognition of city as Israeli capitalTrump: ‘We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer’Donald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars
Alaska’s Arctic national wildlife refuge now has a $1bn price tag on it | Kim Heacox

Alaska’s Arctic national wildlife refuge now has a $1bn price tag on it | Kim Heacox

Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski believes this refuge could generate vast sums of money once it’s opened to oil leasing. That would be a tragedy Years ago, camping in Alaska’s Arctic national wildlife
Scotland bans use of wild animals in travelling circuses

Scotland bans use of wild animals in travelling circuses

Animal welfare groups welcome decision of Scottish parliament and call on Westminster to follow suit Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban the use of wild animals in travelling
Eurostar set for busiest December on record

Eurostar set for busiest December on record

Visitors from mainland Europe expected to take advantage of favourable exchange rate and do Christmas shopping in London Eurostar is expecting its busiest December on record as visitors from mainland
Hedge funds fail to stop 'billion dollar brain' City analyst's deportation

Hedge funds fail to stop 'billion dollar brain' City analyst's deportation

The firms Corbiere and Trenchant Ltd have expressed concern that Ke Xu could use stolen computer codes worth more than £30 million if sent overseasHedge fund managers have failed to prevent the
Canadian couple forced to spend first Christmas apart after 69 years

Canadian couple forced to spend first Christmas apart after 69 years

Herbert and Audrey Goodine will be separated during the festive season after authorities ruled that they must live in separate care homesFor decades, Herbert and Audrey Goodine have celebrated
European court rules champagne sorbet can keep the sparkling name

European court rules champagne sorbet can keep the sparkling name

ECJ says Aldi product, which is no longer for sale, did not take undue advantage of wine’s EU protected designation of originCrack open the bubbly: the European court of justice has ruled that if a
Police watchdog investigates death of student in custody

Police watchdog investigates death of student in custody

IPCC looks into death of Nuno Cardoso, a law student who was arrested and restrained by Thames Valley police shortly before his deathThe police watchdog has launched an investigation into the death of
Breakthrough for genetic hearing loss as gene editing prevents deafness in mice

Breakthrough for genetic hearing loss as gene editing prevents deafness in mice

Prospect of a new class of therapies that could transform future treatment of genetic hearing loss, at the root of nearly half of all cases of deafnessDeafness has been prevented in mice using gene
Republicans celebrate with Trump after House passes tax bill – again

Republicans celebrate with Trump after House passes tax bill – again

Lawmakers celebrated their legislative victory and heaped praise on Donald Trump after passing a $1.5tn tax cut which permanently slashes corporate ratesView an experimental story on this topic
Sweden plans change in law to require explicit consent before sexual contact

Sweden plans change in law to require explicit consent before sexual contact

Under proposed legislation rape could be proved if accuser had not given verbal agreement or clearly demonstrated desire to engage in sexual activitySweden is moving closer to making changes to its
Snowy Hydro 2.0 is viable but will cost billions more than predicted, study says

Snowy Hydro 2.0 is viable but will cost billions more than predicted, study says

Malcolm Turnbull’s spokesman praises move as a ‘nation-building project’ after report shows it to be financially feasibleA feasibility study into the proposed expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme has
Florida judge halts deportation of 92 Somalis shackled on plane for 48 hours

Florida judge halts deportation of 92 Somalis shackled on plane for 48 hours

Judge’s order came after lawyers filed class action lawsuit against US government that alleged the Somalian immigrants were held in ‘inhumane conditions’A Florida judge has halted the deportation of
Charlie Dunn's stepfather jailed after water park death

Charlie Dunn's stepfather jailed after water park death

Paul Smith, 36, sentenced to more than seven years over drowning of five-year-old and threatening to bomb home of witnessThe stepfather of a small child who drowned at a water park has been jailed for
New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise

New year rail strikes to pile on misery days after fares rise

Workers at six train operating companies to stage series of 24-hour strikes in January amid bitter dispute over role of guardsRailway workers are to hold a series of 24-hour rail strikes that threaten
French businessman Bernard Tapie to face trial for embezzlement

French businessman Bernard Tapie to face trial for embezzlement

Controversial former minister to be tried alongside current head of telecoms company Orange over €400m payout during Sarkozy administrationBernard Tapie, the French businessman and former Socialist