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The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis'

The Hague says claims of war crimes by UK troops have 'reasonable basis'

International criminal court to press ahead with investigating allegations that British forces mistreated detainees in IraqThe chief prosecutor at the international criminal court in The Hague, Fatou
Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins

Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins

Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he wants a dialogue on the drug war that has cost the country an estimated 200,000 lives over the last decadeA leading Mexican presidential candidate has been accused
Syrian refugee rescued from tiny dinghy off Libyan coast

Syrian refugee rescued from tiny dinghy off Libyan coast

Rescue ship chief reports that man who worked as a nurse fled because he feared he could be killed by Islamist militiasA Syrian refugee has been saved at sea after he set out solo in a tiny rubber
UN political chief to visit North Korea in landmark trip as tensions rise

UN political chief to visit North Korea in landmark trip as tensions rise

Jeffrey Feltman will meet foreign minister and other diplomats in highest-level UN visit to country in more than six yearsThe United Nations’ political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week,
Trump travel ban: supreme court allows enforcement as appeals proceed

Trump travel ban: supreme court allows enforcement as appeals proceed

Justices say the ban on residents of countries traveling to the US can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courtsThe US supreme court ruled on Monday that a
Dual citizenship: MPs' declarations made public – as it happened

Dual citizenship: MPs' declarations made public – as it happened

Malcolm Turnbull announces new foreign interference laws but Labor demands inquiry into their impact. Follow the action live 7.32am GMT The House is going to continue with the marriage equality
John Anderson, 10-term congressman who ran for president, dies at 95

John Anderson, 10-term congressman who ran for president, dies at 95

The Illinois Republican, who ran as an independent against Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, felt the two-party system ‘was broken’, his daughter saysThe former Illinois congressman John Anderson, who
Brexiter Tories back DUP position on Irish border issue

Brexiter Tories back DUP position on Irish border issue

Theresa May faces internal party struggle, as Iain Duncan Smith and Jacob Rees-Mogg insist that Conservatives are aligned with DUP over border dilemmaBrexit-backing Conservative MPs have lined up to
Former congresswoman Corrine Brown sentenced to five years for fraud

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown sentenced to five years for fraud

Democrat used charity for poor students as personal slush fundBrown, 71, was trailblazer for African Americans in FloridaCorrine Brown, once a powerful Florida Democrat and US representative, was
Trump slashes size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah

Trump slashes size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase national monuments in Utah

President signs two proclamations slashing protections for Utah monuments, representing a triumph for fossil fuel industries, ranchers and RepublicansDonald Trump was widely condemned on Monday for
Morning mail: ABC radio current affairs programs slashed

Morning mail: ABC radio current affairs programs slashed

Tuesday: PM and The World Today are to be cut in half in the ABC’s plans to appeal to a younger audience. Plus: no Brexit deal yetGood morning, this is Mike Ticher, standing in for Eleanor Ainge Roy,
Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him

Hunter dies in Germany after wild boar he was trying to shoot attacked him

Man, 50, was on boar hunt near north-eastern town of GreifswaldHe encountered animal in reeds after firing shot, witnesses sayPolice in Germany say a hunter has died after being attacked by a wild
Schumer and Pelosi accept Trump invitation to discuss spending deal

Schumer and Pelosi accept Trump invitation to discuss spending deal

Senate and House Democratic leaders to attend meeting on ThursdayTalks aim to prevent government shutdown before Friday deadlineThe top two Democrats in Congress said on Monday say they had accepted a
The Guardian view on the Brexit talks: no veto for the DUP | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Brexit talks: no veto for the DUP | Editorial

Britain, Ireland and the EU had agreed a form of words. The Democratic Unionist party may be playing to its gallery but it cannot be permitted to override the wishes of the people of these islandsThe
Home Office’s shameful treatment of long-settled UK residents | Letters

Home Office’s shameful treatment of long-settled UK residents | Letters

Sheila Hale on the case of Anthony Bryan and her own experience of difficulties at the passport office; David Quinn on the dog whistle of an otherwise pointless persecution; Mary Ann Hooper on her
Pope shines as Trump fails test of leadership on migrants and refugees | Letter

Pope shines as Trump fails test of leadership on migrants and refugees | Letter

The pope has called our response to the plight faced by displaced people ‘a test of our humanity’. It is a test other leaders must not fail, says Chris Bain of CafodDonald Trump’s decision to withdraw
Ali Abdullah Saleh obituary

Ali Abdullah Saleh obituary

President of Yemen for 34 years whose refusal to leave the political stage plunged his country into further turmoilAli Abdullah Saleh, who has been killed aged 75, held power in Yemen for almost 34
Letter: Hugh Kearney obituary

Letter: Hugh Kearney obituary

In 1978 the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was one of the venues visited by an exhibition, The Treasures of Early Irish Art, that included the glorious Book of Kells, containing
Australia's citizenship saga uncovers 'gut-wrenching' stories for Indigenous MPs

Australia's citizenship saga uncovers 'gut-wrenching' stories for Indigenous MPs

Some politicians unable to prove where family was born because government never registered births or recognised them as citizensRequiring Indigenous politicians to prove their Australian citizenship
Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Police have killed dozens of children in Philippines war on drugs, Amnesty says

Rights group urges International Criminal Court to open investigation into crimes against humanity committed over past 18 months in brutal state crackdownPolice have killed dozens of children in the