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Will Macron enforce his 'red line' over Syria chemical attack?

Will Macron enforce his 'red line' over Syria chemical attack?

French president last year vowed airstrikes if pro-Assad forces clearly used chemical weapons “Will Macron start his first war?” asked the Le Parisien newspaper as France studies how to react to the
Russian whistleblower's UK inquest to continue

Russian whistleblower's UK inquest to continue

Alexander Perepilichnyy collapsed and died while jogging near his home in Surrey in 2012A UK-based Russian whistleblower refused to return to his home country to deal with his debts because he was
What could the US target in Syria and how is Russia likely to react?

What could the US target in Syria and how is Russia likely to react?

The response to a 2017 chemical attack was largely symbolic; this time it could be more comprehensiveAfter the 2017 Khan Sheikhoun attack, Donald Trump ordered a strike on the airfield that launched
Trump decries 'attack on our country' after FBI raids his lawyer's office

Trump decries 'attack on our country' after FBI raids his lawyer's office

Agents seize records and communication between Michael Cohen and president, prompting extraordinary scene at White House Donald Trump declared an “attack on our country in a true sense” was under way
Tributes to intruder killed at house in London torn down

Tributes to intruder killed at house in London torn down

Shrine placed near Hither Green home where Henry Vincent died during suspected burglaryTributes to an intruder who died after a struggle during a botched burglary at a house in south London have been
Orbán: election victory gives us mandate to pass 'Stop Soros' laws

Orbán: election victory gives us mandate to pass 'Stop Soros' laws

Hungarian leader says package of bills targeting civil society will be pushed through parliament Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has promised to push through a controversial piece of
UK interest rates should be raised without delay, says Bank's McCafferty - as it happened

UK interest rates should be raised without delay, says Bank's McCafferty - as it happened

Chinese president promises to lower import tariffs, easing fears of trade war 2.45pm BST Stock markets are moving higher after a speech by China’s president Xi at the Boao Forum defused some of the
Retaliation in Syria: what are May's options?

Retaliation in Syria: what are May's options?

PM probably has the right to commit UK to support any US action without a Commons vote – but only in a non-combat roleTheresa May does not currently have a parliamentary mandate to participate in a
Six Virunga park rangers killed in DRC wildlife sanctuary

Six Virunga park rangers killed in DRC wildlife sanctuary

Latest ambush worst attack to date at home to world’s largest population of mountain gorillasFive rangers and a driver have been killed in an ambush in Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of
Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia's cities really stack up

Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia's cities really stack up

Magazines may gush about the ‘liveability’ of Australian cities, but new data shows big disparities in transport, rents and healthAustralian Cities Week: how you can get involvedWith five cities in
Video emerges of cheering as Israeli sniper shoots Palestinian

Video emerges of cheering as Israeli sniper shoots Palestinian

Israel’s military says incident in Gaza Strip will be ‘thoroughly investigated’Footage has emerged of an Israeli sniper shooting a seemingly unarmed and motionless Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip,
Whitlam dismissal: historian appeals decision to keep Queen's letters secret

Whitlam dismissal: historian appeals decision to keep Queen's letters secret

Jenny Hocking says correspondence between Queen and John Kerr must be released Monash University professor Jenny Hocking has lodged an appeal to the full bench of the federal court against the
UK could ban livestock exports for slaughter after Brexit, says Gove

UK could ban livestock exports for slaughter after Brexit, says Gove

Environment secretary proposes increasing welfare standards as he launches consultation on banThe UK could impose a ban on the export of live animals for slaughter after Brexit, according to Michael
Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue

Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue

With Australia’s live music scene struggling to survive, Brisbane’s promoters are using open and alcohol-free gigs to attract younger music lovers. Will it work?It’s Good Friday in Brisbane and most
US and Russia trade barbs at UN over Syria chemical attack – video

US and Russia trade barbs at UN over Syria chemical attack – video

US and Russian representatives at the UN swapped heated words during a session of the security council on Monday in response to a chemical attack in Syria. Vassily Nebenzia, Moscow's permanent
Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

Carolina Reaper appears to have narrowed the arteries in the competitive eater’s brain, causing a series of thunderclap headachesA man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with
Boomburbs: Sydney's urban sprawl seen from above – in pictures

Boomburbs: Sydney's urban sprawl seen from above – in pictures

When Andrew Merry exhibited his hypnotic aerial images of Sydney’s new suburbia in 2006 many people could not believe they were taken in Australia. A decade on, he looks back on the seriesAustralian
Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research

Publication will highlight pioneering work of scientists searching for cures to diseases like HIV and malaria and solutions to climate changeA new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked
Trump vows quick and 'forceful' response to Syria chemical attack – video

Trump vows quick and 'forceful' response to Syria chemical attack – video

US president Donald Trump promises action in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, appearing to suggest a potential military response. Speaking at a meeting with military leaders
Trump says Syria decision imminent as Russia warns of 'grave repercussions'

Trump says Syria decision imminent as Russia warns of 'grave repercussions'

US president meets generals as tensions between US and Russia escalate at a UN security council session over Douma gas attack The US and Russia moved closer to direct confrontation over Syria on