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What evil plots is the snow hatching? | Brief letters

What evil plots is the snow hatching? | Brief letters

Special light in St Ives | Antoinette Sandbach | Fidei defensor | Weather | Roger PlentyThe special light in St Ives is not a media illusion (Letters, 15 December). The town is situated on a
Many of Trump's comments 'racially charged', says ex-White House staffer Omarosa

Many of Trump's comments 'racially charged', says ex-White House staffer Omarosa

Manigault-Newman says she doesn’t consider the president a racist Ex-Apprentice contestant criticises lack of diversity in Trump administrationMany of Donald Trump’s comments have been “racially
Canada's spy agency settles lawsuit over alleged racist and homophobic bullying

Canada's spy agency settles lawsuit over alleged racist and homophobic bullying

Details of the settlement were kept confidential after five employees claimed ‘discriminatory behavior has become the accepted culture’ at the agencyCanada’s spy service has settled a C$35m lawsuit
Anna Soubry receives messages calling for her to be hanged as a traitor

Anna Soubry receives messages calling for her to be hanged as a traitor

One of 11 Conservative MPs who defied government whips over Brexit says she is worried for her staff who see abusive messages firstAnna Soubry, one of the 11 Conservative MPs who defied government
Trump judicial nominee can't answer basic legal questions at hearing – video

Trump judicial nominee can't answer basic legal questions at hearing – video

US senator John Kennedy asked one of Trump's district court judge nominees, Matthew Petersen, a series of questions on basic law, and he was unable to answer them. Concerns have been raised over the
Morecambe MP stirs row after doubting poverty claims by local schools

Morecambe MP stirs row after doubting poverty claims by local schools

Conservative MP David Morris questions stories of rickets and hungry children, saying claims are from schools ‘with links to leftwing group Momentum’A row is brewing between a Conservative MP and some
German girl imprisoned for Isis role has fleeting family reunion

German girl imprisoned for Isis role has fleeting family reunion

Linda Wenzel, 17, who married Islamic State fighter, meets mother and sister while awaiting trial in Baghdad A German schoolgirl who joined the Islamic State terrorist group and married one of its
Former housemaster at top private school jailed for abusing pupils

Former housemaster at top private school jailed for abusing pupils

Peter Webb, 74, sentenced to four years in prison for abusing boys at Christ’s Hospital school in Horsham in 1970s and 80sA former housemaster at a top private school has been jailed for four years
Mexican senate votes to keep troops in police role despite outcry from rights groups

Mexican senate votes to keep troops in police role despite outcry from rights groups

Lawmakers push through ‘interior security law’ amid heavy securityMexico experienced most murderous year on record in 2017Mexico’s senate has approved controversial legislation enshrining the role of
Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years

Lost species of bee-mimicking moth rediscovered after 130 years

The rare oriental blue clearwing, that disguises itself as a bee, was spotted in the Malaysian rainforest A moth that disguises itself as a bee and was previously only identified by a single damaged
Driver arrested after Mercedes ends up wedged upright in London street

Driver arrested after Mercedes ends up wedged upright in London street

Police arrest driver, who was unharmed, on suspicion of drink-driving after vehicle crashed through railings in central LondonA man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a Mercedes
Madrid offers sun and sanctuary to businesses escaping Brexit

Madrid offers sun and sanctuary to businesses escaping Brexit

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, there is acknowledgement that some of the City of London’s losses could be this city’s gainsBarely had the results of the EU referendum sunk in when a doctored
First vulnerable child refugee arrives in UK from Greece under Dubs scheme

First vulnerable child refugee arrives in UK from Greece under Dubs scheme

Boy was living in squalid Greek camp for more than a year since British government pledged to bring over hundreds of childrenThe first vulnerable child refugee stranded in Greece who qualifies for
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on 19 May

Kensington Palace confirms the royal wedding date for the prince and his American fiancee, the same day as the FA Cup finalPrince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry on Saturday 19 May, Kensington
Charlottesville: man accused of driving into crowd faces first-degree murder charge

Charlottesville: man accused of driving into crowd faces first-degree murder charge

Prosecutors are seeking to upgrade a second-degree murder charge against James Alex Fields in the collision that killed one person and injured dozensThe man accused of driving into a crowd protesting
China waste clampdown could create UK cardboard recycling chaos, say industry experts

China waste clampdown could create UK cardboard recycling chaos, say industry experts

New Chinese restrictions on imported waste could see millions of tonnes of cardboard being sent back, as the UK struggles to prepare for rapid rule changesImminent restrictions by the Chinese on
Haitian mothers seek support from UN soldiers for ‘peacekeeper babies’

Haitian mothers seek support from UN soldiers for ‘peacekeeper babies’

Women who claim they were sexually exploited by UN soldiers file lawsuit claiming paternity and maintenance paymentsThe mothers of Haiti’s “peacekeeper babies” have filed the first legal action
Britain First deputy leader released on bail

Britain First deputy leader released on bail

Jayda Fransen of far-right group appeared in court charged by police in Northern Ireland over alleged conduct in BelfastThe deputy leader of far-right group Britain First has been released on bail
Ex-minister's harsh jail sentence sends shockwaves through Russian elite

Ex-minister's harsh jail sentence sends shockwaves through Russian elite

Former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev sentenced to eight years in prison and fined $2.2m for soliciting bribeA Moscow court has sentenced a former Russian economy minister to eight years in a
Mike Pence's Holy Land visit in disarray after Jerusalem recognition

Mike Pence's Holy Land visit in disarray after Jerusalem recognition

Tour was intended to draw attention to plight of Christians in Middle East, but many are now refusing to meet himThe lights are already illuminated on Bethlehem’s huge Christmas tree in Manger Square.