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Who said it: Donald Trump or Buddy from Elf?

Who said it: Donald Trump or Buddy from Elf?

Take our Christmas quiz to work out if you can tell the difference between quotes from the US president and the character who loves to spread festive cheerI am somebody with a lot of heart.Donald
How about a tax on #auspol short-termism? Let's call it the Tony … | Katharine Murphy

How about a tax on #auspol short-termism? Let's call it the Tony … | Katharine Murphy

Instead of talking ourselves into a funk, we should end 2017 with a fun thought experimentIt’s been a grim year in federal politics. Anyone watching knows it. Voters surveyed for the last Guardian
North Koreans working overseas must return home under new UN sanctions

North Koreans working overseas must return home under new UN sanctions

UN security council unanimously approves measures, including lower limits on oil imports and a crackdown on smuggling, after latest ballistic missile launchThe UN security council has unanimously
Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

Juan Angel Napout and José Maria Marin both found guilty in New York Fifa corruption spanned decades and resulted in $150m in bribesTwo former South American football officials were found guilty on
Blue passports could send UK citizens to back of queue, EU officials say

Blue passports could send UK citizens to back of queue, EU officials say

Theresa May’s decision to change passport colour as expression of ‘independence and sovereignty’ could mean travel delaysEuropean officials have warned that Britain’s new blue passports could spell
Trump ends year in character – dodging questions and singing his own praises

Trump ends year in character – dodging questions and singing his own praises

The president decided to bring forward his signing of the Republican tax bill after watching TV – but had no time to face full scrutiny from the media in attendanceLast Christmas Barack Obama gave a
The Guardian view on Catalonia’s election: a mandate for compromise | Editorial

The Guardian view on Catalonia’s election: a mandate for compromise | Editorial

Both sides in the dispute about Catalan independence have behaved provocatively. The balanced outcome of this week’s vote presents an opportunity to do things differentlyCatalonia’s election result is
Two men injured after explosion at a house that propelled roof into road

Two men injured after explosion at a house that propelled roof into road

Images show the first floor and roof of the property in Leeds destroyed by the blast after reports of a ‘really loud bang’Two men have been injured after an explosion at a house, which sent its roof

Trump signs tax bill: 'I didn't want you folks to say that I wasn't keeping my promise' – video

President Trump says he was due to sign the tax bill into law in early January but decided to do so today after watching the morning news shows. ‘I didn’t want you folks to say that I wasn’t keeping
Typhoon fighter jets refuel mid-air from Theresa May's RAF Voyager

Typhoon fighter jets refuel mid-air from Theresa May's RAF Voyager

Exercise by jets monitoring UK airspace acts as subtle show of strength given PM’s tough words on Russian expansionism Two typhoon fighter jets that monitor British airspace for Russian incursions
'Ambulance of death' stretcher-bearer accused of killing patients in Italy

'Ambulance of death' stretcher-bearer accused of killing patients in Italy

Police in Sicily say Davide Garofalo injected air into veins of at least three elderly people to get €300 payoff from funeral parloursPolice in Sicily have arrested a stretcher-bearer suspected of
Moscow clash exposes Tory dilemma over Russian meddling claims

Moscow clash exposes Tory dilemma over Russian meddling claims

Natural instinct is to denounce Russia but party cannot suggest credibility of EU referendum result was tarnishedBoris Johnson’s efforts to stabilise UK relations with Russia have become an
US recognizes re-election of Honduras president despite fraud allegations

US recognizes re-election of Honduras president despite fraud allegations

State department congratulates Juan Orlando Hernández after month-long election standoff, as OAS and US politicians call for a new voteThe United States has recognized the re-election of Honduran
Mahmoud Abbas calls on France to step up as he rejects US as peace broker

Mahmoud Abbas calls on France to step up as he rejects US as peace broker

Palestinian president: ‘ The US has proven to be a dishonest mediator’Emmanuel Macron receives Abbas in wake of US policy shift on JerusalemThe Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has said that he
US ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as 'fake news'

US ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as 'fake news'

New ambassador Pete Hoekstra then denied saying he’d used the phrase in interview with Dutch TVThe US ambassador to the Netherlands faced an excruciating moment on television when he denied ever
Man charged with murder after woman killed in Aldi stabbing

Man charged with murder after woman killed in Aldi stabbing

Jodie Willsher, 30, was working in the supermarket in Skipton, North Yorkshire, when she was attacked by the manA man has been charged with murder after a supermarket employee was stabbed to death in
Failing our forests: in two years we’ve lost enough trees to cover Spain

Failing our forests: in two years we’ve lost enough trees to cover Spain

Fire. Oil palm. Cattle. Soy. Rubber. Wood. New data from Global Forest Watch shows that forest destruction is on the rise globally, in spite of a slate of pledges and commitments. Two years ago the
Catalan snap poll leaves both sides at loggerheads and digging in

Catalan snap poll leaves both sides at loggerheads and digging in

Competition for leadership of the independence and unionist movements will lead to ramped up rhetoric and old wounds inflamedThe Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, called elections in Catalonia in
The carriage belted out Christmas songs: readers' positive public transport tales

The carriage belted out Christmas songs: readers' positive public transport tales

We asked Guardian readers to share their own stories of community and connections after Elon Musk’s controversial comments on public transport ‘I met my wife on a train platform’: Twitter responds to
Unicorns and selfies at Stonehenge winter solstice – in pictures

Unicorns and selfies at Stonehenge winter solstice – in pictures

Hundreds of people and a unicorn gathered at the Wiltshire stone circle for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere Continue reading...