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Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star turn fuels talk for 2020

Stacey Abrams on the ticket? Democrat's star turn fuels talk for 2020

Abrams’ rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union speech was a huge success – could she be a vice-presidential contender?On Tuesday night, the face of the Republican party was a wealthy 72-year-old white
'Grace Kelly seemed like an angel': Clive James and others on their first crushes

'Grace Kelly seemed like an angel': Clive James and others on their first crushes

With Valentine’s Day in view, the veteran author and more come clean about their crazy, stupid, teenage lovesGrace Kelly’s career began as a 10-year cluster of roles for US television, but we didn’t
Government cancels Brexit ferry contract with no-ship firm

Government cancels Brexit ferry contract with no-ship firm

Seaborne Freight had won £13.8m contract despite never having run Channel service A controversial no-deal Brexit ferry contract awarded to a firm with no ships has been cancelled by the Department for
Seven jailed for life over 2015 Tunis and Sousse terror attacks

Seven jailed for life over 2015 Tunis and Sousse terror attacks

Jihadists sentenced for shootings that killed 60 at Bardo Museum and tourist resort A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015
Siesta no more? Why Spanish sleeping habits are under strain

Siesta no more? Why Spanish sleeping habits are under strain

Spaniards eat later and stay up longer than their European neighbours because of the siesta. But now that’s under threatMidweek in Madrid on a summer’s evening, it’s 25C and at 10pm the bars, cafes
Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all

Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all

First it was breasts, then penises – now photographer Laura Dodsworth has taken portraits of 100 vulvas. She tells Liv Little why. Below: eight women’s stories Warning: adult contentTowards the end of
London police officer shoots man during group arrest

London police officer shoots man during group arrest

Officers were responding to call about men allegedly holding woman captive Police have shot a man while arresting a group for allegedly holding a woman captive, Scotland Yard has said.The man,
Emiliano Sala: missing pilot's family raise funds for search

Emiliano Sala: missing pilot's family raise funds for search

David Ibbotson, who was flying light aircraft that crashed in Channel, has not been foundThe family of the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala have set up a fundraising
Congo's election: a defeat for democracy, a disaster for the people

Congo's election: a defeat for democracy, a disaster for the people

In accepting the controversial outcome of DRC’s presidential election, the global community has failed the countryThe major players in the international community have accepted the outcome of
Barry Jenkins: ‘When you climb the ladder, you send it back down’

Barry Jenkins: ‘When you climb the ladder, you send it back down’

It’s a thrilling time to be in movies, says the Oscar-winning director of If Beale Street Could Talk. He talks to playwright Roy Williams about his sky-high hopes for the next generation“So, you saw
'Presidential harassment' may be Trump's easiest phrase to repurpose

'Presidential harassment' may be Trump's easiest phrase to repurpose

Following ‘fake news’ and ‘witch-hunt’, the president has a new favourite buzzword – and it can describe his own behaviour Donald Trump tore into a reporter who asked him about Democrat plans to
Families and lawyers call for end to deportations of long-term UK residents

Families and lawyers call for end to deportations of long-term UK residents

Relatives of people sent to Jamaica this week say policy of double punishment is unfairThe families and lawyers of people who were deported to Jamaica this week have called on the government to stop
The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last
Trump says Kim summit will be in Hanoi as envoy hails talks progress

Trump says Kim summit will be in Hanoi as envoy hails talks progress

US president will meet North Korea leader in Vietnamese capital this month amid hopes of breakthroughDonald Trump has said that US diplomats have had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean
India: more than three dozen die in bootleg liquor poisoning

India: more than three dozen die in bootleg liquor poisoning

Police arrest eight suspected bootleggers after victims in poor Indian villages drank alcohol containing toxic methanolThirty-nine people have died in northern India and more than two dozen others
Thailand: princess's bid for power is over after party withdraws support

Thailand: princess's bid for power is over after party withdraws support

Princess Ubolratana shocked the nation by announcing she would run for PM but party says it will comply with king’s order to block her bidThe bid for political power by Thailand’s Princess Ubolratana
‘Buy your wine now’: the Bordeaux vineyards bottling before Brexit

‘Buy your wine now’: the Bordeaux vineyards bottling before Brexit

Nobody knows if wine will still flow freely across the Channel if the UK crashes out without a deal They are bottling early this year at Château Bauduc. The shining, million-euro, steel-and-glass
'The Taliban took years of my life': the Afghan women living in the shadow of war

'The Taliban took years of my life': the Afghan women living in the shadow of war

Many women who lived under the Taliban’s misogynist rule are haunted by memories, especially as peace still feels elusiveHomeira Qaderi was ironing her headscarf for school when her father came to
'War on festivals': second New South Wales music event cancelled in a week

'War on festivals': second New South Wales music event cancelled in a week

Mountain Sounds festival called off by organisers a week before event was due to take place on central coastA New South Wales music festival has been cancelled just a week out from the event, and the
Goldman Sachs plans to cut bonuses as 1MDB scandal deepens

Goldman Sachs plans to cut bonuses as 1MDB scandal deepens

Investment bank might withhold cash from former boss Lloyd Blankfein over firm’s involvement in Malaysian affairGoldman Sachs’s decision to potentially cut bonuses for top executives over the 1MDB