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May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure

May faces tougher transition stance from EU amid Norway pressure

Exclusive: Norwegian officials tell Brussels they may seek radical rethink of their terms if UK has access to single market for key sectorsTheresa May has been hit with a double Brexit blow as the EU
Tyler Barriss, accused of making hoax call, regrets death of 'swatting' victim

Tyler Barriss, accused of making hoax call, regrets death of 'swatting' victim

Andrew Finch shot dead on his doorstep by armed policeBarriss: ‘I feel a little remorse for what happened’Tyler Barriss, the California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that resulted in a
Morning mail: Paradise Papers reveal 'packages' to avoid tax

Morning mail: Paradise Papers reveal 'packages' to avoid tax

Tuesday: ATO says papers show the huge expansion of networks devoted to offshore schemes. Plus: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan diesGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main
Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

Creative thought has a pattern of its own, brain activity scans reveal

People who are flexible, original thinkers show signature forms of connectivity in their brains, study showsDonatella Versace finds it in the conflict of ideas, Jack White under pressure of deadlines.
Brexit Britain will have to get used to life as a ‘third country’ | Rafael Behr

Brexit Britain will have to get used to life as a ‘third country’ | Rafael Behr

The government can avoid being ripped off by the EU, but the best deal the UK can hope for is to be first among outsidersOnce upon a time there was a creature called Brussels that ate national
US actor Steven Seagal denies new sexual assault allegation

US actor Steven Seagal denies new sexual assault allegation

British actor Rachel Grant says he pulled down her top and exposed himself at an auditionThe actor and producer Steven Seagal has denied the latest in a series of sexual assault allegations made
Congolese government in rent arrears for London embassy

Congolese government in rent arrears for London embassy

Owners of building on Great Portland Street reveal rent issue during successful legal action to remove human rights activistsThe Congolese government is facing legal action for failing to pay rent on
Brexit is hampering UK productivity, says Bank policymaker

Brexit is hampering UK productivity, says Bank policymaker

Silvana Tenreyro, a member of the bank’s monetary policy committee, said firms will delay investment due to uncertaintyThe uncertainty caused by Brexit is deterring companies from investing and
Girl's claim that man cut hijab with scissors is disputed by Canadian police

Girl's claim that man cut hijab with scissors is disputed by Canadian police

Toronto police say assault on Khawlah Noman that hit headlines worldwide did not happenToronto police have disputed an 11-year-old girl’s claim that her hijab was cut by a man wielding scissors as she
The growing case for Kurdish statehood | Letters

The growing case for Kurdish statehood | Letters

Baghdad has closed Kurdistan’s airports to international flights, a ban that has just been extended despite its impact on commerce and medical treatment for all Kurds, writes Jack Lopresti MPYour
Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

The Canadian author’s defence of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct sparked online ireCanadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the
London law firm accused over role in South Africa scandal

London law firm accused over role in South Africa scandal

Lord Hain says report by Hogan Lovell into ‘money laundering’ at tax agency was a whitewashCity law firm Hogan Lovells has been accused of helping enable the Gupta brothers’ “state capture”, and
Andy Henderson obituary

Andy Henderson obituary

My friend Andy Henderson, who has died of cancer aged 65, was a career diplomat who spent 45 years at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.Andy was born in Cheltenham. His parents, Pat and Jim
Bride Cosgrove obituary

Bride Cosgrove obituary

My mother, Bride Cosgrove, who has died aged 98, was a nurse, doctor’s wife and mother of 15 who grew up and lived in Ireland and Northern Ireland.Bride, known as Bee, was born in Rathdrum, County
Game developer Quantic Dream accused of 'toxic' and 'sexist' working environment

Game developer Quantic Dream accused of 'toxic' and 'sexist' working environment

The two French studio heads behind supernatural adventure Beyond: Two Souls face accusations of inappropriate behaviour towards staffFrench video game studio Quantic Dream has been accused of
Council officials face investigation over Bijan Ebrahimi case

Council officials face investigation over Bijan Ebrahimi case

There has been disquiet that no Bristol council officials have been disciplined after refugee was murdered by a vigilanteCouncil officials will face an investigation over failings in the case of an
Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies aged 46

Death of Irish singer, whose band sold more than 40m records, is being treated as ‘unexplained’Update: Dolores O’Riordan death not suspicious, say police Comment: An anguished 90s icon whose voice
Teach five-year-olds about dangers of knife crime, says police chief

Teach five-year-olds about dangers of knife crime, says police chief

Exclusive: Met’s head of knife crime says children increasingly exposed to violence on social mediaChildren as young as five should be taught about the dangers of knife crime, a police chief has said,
Christian group rejects gay student – then sues university for discrimination

Christian group rejects gay student – then sues university for discrimination

University of Iowa revoked Business Leaders in Christ’s registrationLeadership applicant turned down for not rejecting homosexualityThe University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with Business
Paradise Papers revealed 'commoditisation' of tax avoidance

Paradise Papers revealed 'commoditisation' of tax avoidance

Australian Taxation Office says investigation of data leak has identified 731 individuals and 344 corporate entities so far The Paradise Papers have helped to reveal a global industry of tax avoidance