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Compromise or cave-in? Democrats' deal to end shutdown sows division

Compromise or cave-in? Democrats' deal to end shutdown sows division

After Senate Democrats agree to measure promising to address Dreamers, progressives fear party has been too quick to concede Senate Democrats on Monday compromised on a short-term spending measure to
Snow falling on leaders: 'exceptional' winter weather delays VIP arrivals to Davos

Snow falling on leaders: 'exceptional' winter weather delays VIP arrivals to Davos

Heaviest snowfall for 20 years disrupts traffic, slips up business chiefs and threatens to block the landing of VIP helicoptersHeavy snowfall has hampered the arrival of world leaders, business
Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for US under resettlement deal

Second group of Manus Island refugees depart for US under resettlement deal

Fifty-eight men leave ‘hell that the Australian government made for us’ months after 54 refugees sent to USThe second group of refugees to be accepted for resettlement in the United States from
Jimmy Carr criticised for saying New Zealand city needs earthquake to look better

Jimmy Carr criticised for saying New Zealand city needs earthquake to look better

Comedian branded insensitive for tweet that Dunedin, the country’s oldest city, would benefit from a rebuildBritish comedian Jimmy Carr has caused offence in New Zealand by suggesting the country’s
Group accusing US border patrol of water sabotage sees member arrested

Group accusing US border patrol of water sabotage sees member arrested

Timing of arrest and charges for Scott Daniel Warren, a volunteer with No More Deaths, raises suspicionHours after a humanitarian group released videos showing border patrol agents kicking over water
Stormy reception for Mike Pence's speech to Knesset in Israel – video

Stormy reception for Mike Pence's speech to Knesset in Israel – video

The American vice-president, Mike Pence, said in a speech to the Israeli parliament that the US embassy in Israel would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019. Pence's speech was briefly disrupted by
Chelsea Manning says she attended far-right pro-Trump event 'to gather intel'

Chelsea Manning says she attended far-right pro-Trump event 'to gather intel'

Former whistleblower pictured at party thrown by conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, but she insists it was purely for intelligence gatheringChelsea Manning, the former whistleblower who is now
'I'm staying on,' insists Ukip leader Henry Bolton despite mass resignations – video

'I'm staying on,' insists Ukip leader Henry Bolton despite mass resignations – video

Henry Bolton has refused to quit as Ukip leader, despite mass resignations from the party’s senior team over his handling of recent events. Pressure on Bolton has intensified since Ukip’s national
Netflix valuation breaks $100bn for first time

Netflix valuation breaks $100bn for first time

Video streaming service announces it added 8.33m subscribers in final three months of 2017, including 6.36m internationallyNew subscribers drawn in by shows including Stranger Things, Bright and The
Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally, scientists warn

Canadian climate science faces crisis that may be felt globally, scientists warn

In a letter to Justin Trudeau, 250 scientists highlight their concern over the imminent end of a research program to better understand climate changeCanadian climate science is facing a looming crisis
Mark Butler: factions are destroying Labor's capacity to campaign

Mark Butler: factions are destroying Labor's capacity to campaign

Shadow minister cites ‘backroom buffoonery’ and says ALP is no longer a mass membership party Factional deals to determine preselections are “backroom buffoonery” that is holding the Labor party back,
Pakistani student kills school head in blasphemy law row

Pakistani student kills school head in blasphemy law row

Boy had argued with college principal after missing classes to attend protestsA Pakistani student shot and killed his school principal in a dispute that stemmed from the student missing classes to
Rupert Murdoch tells Facebook: pay 'trusted' publishers for their content

Rupert Murdoch tells Facebook: pay 'trusted' publishers for their content

Amid policy changes at social network, media mogul criticizes it for failing to ‘adequately reward’ publishers that add value and integrity Rupert Murdoch issued a new salvo in the row between
Peru passes law allowing roads through pristine Amazon rainforest

Peru passes law allowing roads through pristine Amazon rainforest

Pope warned on Friday of threat to Amazon and its peoplesNew roads in border areas could affect five indigenous reservesPeru has approved a law that would allow roads to be built in the most remote
'If black shoot them', former Kentucky acting police chief told recruit

'If black shoot them', former Kentucky acting police chief told recruit

Court documents described a pattern of ‘racist and threatening’ messages from the assistant chief Todd Shaw, who was fired in NovemberThe former acting chief of a Kentucky police department instructed
'In a few hours the government will reopen,' says Chuck Schumer in Senate speech – video

'In a few hours the government will reopen,' says Chuck Schumer in Senate speech – video

US senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until 8 February, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over
Morning mail: Democrats back deal to end shutdown

Morning mail: Democrats back deal to end shutdown

Weekday: US Senate votes for short-term spending bill to end deadlock. Plus: IMF says global growth to hit 3.9% but extreme weather poses risksGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the
Pennsylvania supreme court rejects GOP-drawn congressional districts

Pennsylvania supreme court rejects GOP-drawn congressional districts

Plaintiffs argued districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered as critics said they looked like Disney charactersThe Pennsylvania supreme court on Monday struck down the boundaries of the state’s
The 'hardass', the 'racist' and the 'crazy uncle': how the first Daca deal derailed

The 'hardass', the 'racist' and the 'crazy uncle': how the first Daca deal derailed

John Kelly and Stephen Miller were responsible for walking Trump back from a deal on Friday, renewing concerns about White House proxy powerPundits have labeled them the “hardass”, the “racist
Russia is biggest threat to UK since cold war, says head of British army

Russia is biggest threat to UK since cold war, says head of British army

Gen Sir Nick Carter gives stark warning of ‘complex and capable security challenge’ for Nato The chief of the general staff, Gen Sir Nicholas Carter, has described Russia as the biggest state-based