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Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws

Netherlands coffee shop case highlights 'paradox' of cannabis laws

At its peak, 200kg of cannabis was regularly stored at the Checkpoint cafe, even though the law says licensed shops are only meant to keep 500g on siteWith 3,000 customers a day, a restaurant, ample
NBC fires Today show host Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior

NBC fires Today show host Matt Lauer for inappropriate sexual behavior

NBC News received detailed complaint from a colleagueNetwork has ‘reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident’NBC News has fired the Today show host Matt Lauer – one of the best-paid
Inequality ... in a photograph

Inequality ... in a photograph

In 2004, photographer Tuca Vieira captured the image of the Paraisópolis favela next to its wealthy neighbour, Morumbi, that came to symbolise the gap between São Paulo’s rich and poor. He gives us
A dog of war and same-sex shoes: Wednesday's top photos

A dog of war and same-sex shoes: Wednesday's top photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
Brexit divorce bill: how much is it and what is it for?

Brexit divorce bill: how much is it and what is it for?

The UK has conceded to EU demands to honour its financial liabilities, but who decides what they are and when does the UK have to pay up?How much could Britain pay?Is it £44bn, £50bn or even £90bn?
Teatro Oficina: the tycoon v the theatre

Teatro Oficina: the tycoon v the theatre

Dreamed up by architect Lina Bo Bardi, Teatro Oficina’s experimental, drug-fuelled theatre was a hallmark of Brazil’s counterculture in the 60s and 70s. Now it risks being a casualty of São Paulo’s
Elena Ferrante is writing again, publisher says

Elena Ferrante is writing again, publisher says

New work is understood to be a novel separate from TV screenplay writer is working on for adaptation of Neapolitan seriesElena Ferrante is back. And she’s busy.It has been just over a year since the
Brexit caseworkers ‘will need to make 100 residency decisions a day’

Brexit caseworkers ‘will need to make 100 residency decisions a day’

Watchdog warns of Home Office overload as extra staff taken on to register 3 million EU nationals before BrexitThe number of staff the Home Office intends to recruit to register the 3 million EU
Controversial monk and Dalai Lama aide replaced amid corruption accusations

Controversial monk and Dalai Lama aide replaced amid corruption accusations

Prominent Buddhists are welcoming the apparent downfall of Tenzin Dhonden, accused of abusing his position as gatekeeper to the Buddhist leaderProminent Buddhists in North America are welcoming the
Young people aren’t Stalinists – they just wonder what some rules might look like | Richard Godwin

Young people aren’t Stalinists – they just wonder what some rules might look like | Richard Godwin

To claim that having any qualms about feral capitalism leads straight to the gulag is disingenuous, dangerous and just a bit dimA spectre is haunting Britain: the spectre of Stalinism. I don’t know if
Moment UN war crimes defendant claims to drink poison – video

Moment UN war crimes defendant claims to drink poison – video

Former Bosnian Croat commander Slobodan Praljak drinks from a small bottle moments after judges confirmed his 20-year sentence. The hearing was quickly suspended as Praljak’s lawyer shouted: 'My
Theresa May condemns Trump's retweets of UK far-right leader’s anti-Muslim videos

Theresa May condemns Trump's retweets of UK far-right leader’s anti-Muslim videos

Prime minister’s spokesperson says president was wrong to share tweets from Jayda Fransen, who faces harassment charges Donald Trump retweeted a handful of anti-Muslim videos posted by the deputy
Watchdog to investigate Grenfell complaint over police helicopters

Watchdog to investigate Grenfell complaint over police helicopters

IPCC will manage investigation into claims helicopters may have fanned flames and caused residents to wait for rescueAn investigation has been set up into the use of police helicopters at the scene of
Brexit divorce bill deal within days, says EU's chief negotiator Barnier

Brexit divorce bill deal within days, says EU's chief negotiator Barnier

Michel Barnier denies reports that divorce bill has been agreed as diplomats in Brussels prepare to scrutinise UK proposalMichel Barnier, the European chief Brexit negotiator, has said he expects to
India's communications regulator endorses net neutrality

India's communications regulator endorses net neutrality

Telecom regulator of world’s second largest internet market says it opposes ‘discriminatory treatment’ of internet trafficIndia’s communications regulator has endorsed net neutrality for the world’s
Meet Clandestina, the Cuban brand speaking to a new generation

Meet Clandestina, the Cuban brand speaking to a new generation

One innovative designer has found a way around both the regime and the US embargo and become the first Cuban clothing company to ship anywhere in the worldWhen Havana-based designer Idania del Río
London suburbs set for housing boom as Sadiq Khan relaxes rules

London suburbs set for housing boom as Sadiq Khan relaxes rules

Mayor plans to build more than 250,000 new homes in capital’s 13 outer suburbs, more than double the current rate London’s suburbs are braced for a wave of construction after the mayor, Sadiq Khan,
Bitcoin price soars above $11,000 as central bankers seek to calm fears

Bitcoin price soars above $11,000 as central bankers seek to calm fears

Bank of England and Federal Reserve officials play down cryptocurrency is too small to threaten world economy amid warnings of bubble Bitcoin topped $11,000 on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after
Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in UN courtroom

Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in UN courtroom

Former commander Slobodan Praljak drank from bottle moments after judges upheld 20-year sentence in The Hague A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison while standing in
Meet mayor João Doria – São Paulo's slick, polarising answer to Trump

Meet mayor João Doria – São Paulo's slick, polarising answer to Trump

He’s a son of privilege who hosted The Apprentice, courted the populist vote and attacks his critics on social media. Now in power, he’s overseeing cutbacks and privatisation. Is he destined for