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Poland violated EU laws by logging in Białowieża forest, court rules

Poland violated EU laws by logging in Białowieża forest, court rules

Judge dismisses claims by Polish government that logging was necessary to protect ancient forest from outbreak of bark beetlesThe EU’s highest court has ruled that Poland’s logging in the
Philippines sends in riot police to lock down 'cesspool' Boracay

Philippines sends in riot police to lock down 'cesspool' Boracay

‘Crowd dispersal unit’ among measures to keep out tourists during six-month shutdownThe Philippines is to deploy hundreds of riot police to the holiday island Boracay to keep out tourists and head off
Chemical weapons experts press for access to Syria attack site

Chemical weapons experts press for access to Syria attack site

Questions asked about how Russia was able to take sympathetic journalists to Douma while international inspectors have been waylaid on safety groundsInternational chemical weapons inspectors were due
Abe hopes Trump meeting will bring Japan in from diplomatic cold

Abe hopes Trump meeting will bring Japan in from diplomatic cold

Japan’s PM wants assurance his country won’t be overlooked in any North Korea dealBesieged by cronyism scandals that have prompted speculation he will be out of office by early summer, Japan’s prime
'Tonight I'm going to die': the Iraqi women targeted by rapists

'Tonight I'm going to die': the Iraqi women targeted by rapists

Amnesty reports that women suspected of Isis links face sexual violence in IDP camps, amid claims they are being denied aidIraqi women suspected of family links to Islamic State extremists are facing
How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein

How to get rich quick in Silicon Valley | Corey Pein

Corey Pein took his half-baked startup idea to America’s hottest billionaire factory – and found a wasteland of techie hustlers and con menThe most desirable career of the 21st century, with numerous
'Shameful day in Washington': five years after gun reform failed, is change coming?

'Shameful day in Washington': five years after gun reform failed, is change coming?

After Sandy Hook, gun reform collapsed in Congress. Today, the momentum is with young activists: ‘These kids are the ones we’ve been waiting for’Hours after a gunman shot and killed 20 children and
Cardinal George Pell targeted to punish Catholic church, defence lawyer says

Cardinal George Pell targeted to punish Catholic church, defence lawyer says

Robert Richter says historic sexual abuse allegations against Pell invented by ‘thwarted’ people to punish the churchCardinal George Pell has been targeted with historic sexual abuse allegations in an
Peta Credlin boasted about admonishing Josh Frydenberg. How is that OK? | Katharine Murphy

Peta Credlin boasted about admonishing Josh Frydenberg. How is that OK? | Katharine Murphy

It isn’t new for media folk to blur the lines between bystander and bit player – but it is corrosiveRight now the energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, is trying to do something serious, something voters
'Endless nightmare': British stepfather of murdered New Zealand girl could be deported

'Endless nightmare': British stepfather of murdered New Zealand girl could be deported

Mark Middleton has lived in NZ for 56 years but faces the prospect of deportation over his immigration statusA British man whose stepdaughter was murdered in New Zealand could be deported by the
London stabbing: man killed in Forest Gate

London stabbing: man killed in Forest Gate

Case adds to more than 50 murder investigations opened by Metropolitan police so far in 2018Police are investigating another fatal stabbing in the capital after the death of a man in east London.
Syria shoots down missiles attacking airbase, state TV claims

Syria shoots down missiles attacking airbase, state TV claims

Media says Shayrat base near Homs targeted, as Israel does not confirm or deny involvementSyrian air defences have responded to a missile attack over Homs that targeted Shayrat airbase, Syrian state
Judge rejects Trump and Cohen's bid to view seized papers before prosecutors

Judge rejects Trump and Cohen's bid to view seized papers before prosecutors

Judge says independent lawyer may be able to check documents for any shielded by attorney-client privilegeA request for Donald Trump and his legal fixer Michael Cohen to be allowed to vet the
Explosion heard before 'suspicious' Brisbane house fire that left three dead

Explosion heard before 'suspicious' Brisbane house fire that left three dead

Neighbours say they smelled fuel and heard a cry for help at Everton Hills property where bodies of two women and a man were foundNeighbours have reported smelling fuel and hearing a woman’s cries for
Canada to pull diplomats' families from Cuba embassy amid mysterious illness

Canada to pull diplomats' families from Cuba embassy amid mysterious illness

Senior Canada official cites fears of new kind of brain injury Ten Canadian personnel have been found to have symptomsCanada will remove families of diplomats posted at its embassy in Cuba as the
White House describes James Comey's book as poor PR stunt – video

White House describes James Comey's book as poor PR stunt – video

The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, has hit back against former FBI director James Comey whose revealing memoir, A Higher Loyalty, will be released on Tuesday. She says Comey will 'be
Sean Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen's mystery third client

Sean Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen's mystery third client

Fox News host says he might have handed Cohen ‘10 bucks’ but that none of his discussions ‘involved a matter between me and a third party’Donald Trump’s legal fixer Michael Cohen has also been
Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

New York Times and New Yorker share public service prize Rapper becomes first non-classical or jazz musician to win awardThe most famous names of American journalism were honoured on Monday with
Weatherwatch: April can still be fickle and extremely wet

Weatherwatch: April can still be fickle and extremely wet

The first year of the new millennium saw the wettest April on record across much of the UKWe tend to think of April as being one of the less extreme months, weather wise. And usually it is: a mixture
Syria strikes: Theresa May says Britain could not wait for UN approval

Syria strikes: Theresa May says Britain could not wait for UN approval

Theresa May told MPs that waiting for UN authority to take action over chemical weapons attacks in Syria “would mean a Russian veto on our foreign policy”.Speaking to the House of Commons after