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Ikea in New Zealand: build-up falls flat with news of a shop in a few years' time

Ikea in New Zealand: build-up falls flat with news of a shop in a few years' time

Swedish furniture company’s long-awaited announcement revealed ... a long wait for a storeThe stage was set, a tentative announcement had been made, and the foreign minister was already claiming
From China to Russia, world is blanketed in white – in pictures

From China to Russia, world is blanketed in white – in pictures

Heavy snowfalls in Europe, Asia and the Middle East have left a world of white across thousands of kilometres Continue reading...
Who will pay for Donald Trump's border wall?

Who will pay for Donald Trump's border wall?

With the US government in partial shutdown, the president continues to demand funding for his Mexican border wall. Lauren Gambino, in Washington DC, and Bryan Mealer, in Texas, discuss how Trump’s
Craig McLachlan: actor charged with indecent assault by Victoria police

Craig McLachlan: actor charged with indecent assault by Victoria police

The Australian actor and former Neighbours star has been charged with multiple counts of indecent assaultActor Craig McLachlan will face court next month on 10 criminal charges, including indecent
US clothing company drops Chinese supplier over Xinjiang forced labour concerns

US clothing company drops Chinese supplier over Xinjiang forced labour concerns

China calls Badger Sportswear’s decision a ‘tragedy for its business’ based on incorrect informationA US sportswear company has stopped using a Chinese supplier following concerns it was using forced
What is going on in Brexit – and what might happen next?

What is going on in Brexit – and what might happen next?

Your no-frills primer to the UK’s departure from the European UnionConfused by the latest developments in the UK’s fraught departure from the European Union? Here’s your no-frills primer to what’s
Tearful Andy Murray says Australian Open could be last tournament

Tearful Andy Murray says Australian Open could be last tournament

• Murray unsure he will make it to Wimbledon • ‘The pain is too much. I don’t want to continue’ • In pictures: the highs and lows of Murray’s careerAndy Murray’s career is all but over. He expects his
Taiwan's Guidebook of Marine Debris – in pictures

Taiwan's Guidebook of Marine Debris – in pictures

The environmental education association Re-Think has launched The Guidebook of Marine Debris to highlight the 101 most commonly found plastic items washed up on Taiwan’s beaches. From Hello Kitty toys
California governor rebukes Trump agenda with immigrant healthcare and free college

California governor rebukes Trump agenda with immigrant healthcare and free college

Some are already speculating that Gavin Newsom may be the most progressive governor in state historyThe first budget proposal of California’s freshly sworn-in governor Gavin Newsom seeks to “make the
Ex-Nazi prison guard deported by US dies in Germany aged 95

Ex-Nazi prison guard deported by US dies in Germany aged 95

Jakiw Palij, who concealed his past from immigration agents in 1949, was stripped of his US citizenship and deported in AugustA former Nazi labour camp guard who was stripped of his US citizenship and
Mathias Cormann spent $37,000 on flights in one day to lobby for tax plan

Mathias Cormann spent $37,000 on flights in one day to lobby for tax plan

Finance minister booked defence jet for media duties in Canberra, a visit to Adelaide and then back to Perth in between Senate sittingsDan Tehan has defended the finance minister Mathias Cormann’s
No-deal Brexit would put thousands of UK jobs at risk, CBI to warn

No-deal Brexit would put thousands of UK jobs at risk, CBI to warn

Exclusive: Carolyn Fairbairn of industry body will urge MPs to put economy before politicsBrexit: what’s going on and what happens next? A no-deal Brexit would have profound economic consequences with
Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February

Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress in February

Former Trump lawyer says he accepted invitation from top Democrat and will offer ‘full and credible account of events’Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and aide Michael Cohen says he has accepted an
Renault finds no illegal payments to Carlos Ghosn in past two years

Renault finds no illegal payments to Carlos Ghosn in past two years

Investigation will now examine payments made to former Nissan chairman before 2017Renault has said it has so far found no evidence of illegal or fraudulent payments to Carlos Ghosn, despite the chief
Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: lawyer confirms police have issued warrant for DNA

Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: lawyer confirms police have issued warrant for DNA

Juventus star is subject to allegations from 2009Forward has denied claims he raped woman in hotel roomCristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has confirmed authorities in Las Vegas have issued a warrant to
Lawyers given just 36 hours to respond to Dutton's child sex offender register plan

Lawyers given just 36 hours to respond to Dutton's child sex offender register plan

Law Council president Arthur Moses says legal profession would be very troubled if proposal is rushed for political purposesThe government has allowed Australia’s peak legal body just 36 hours to
Maduro starts new Venezuela term by accusing US of imperialist 'world war'

Maduro starts new Venezuela term by accusing US of imperialist 'world war'

President Nicolás Maduro shrugged off a tempest of international condemnation to begin his second term in officeThe Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has castigated the European Union and accused
Mexican fishermen attack conservation vessel protecting vaquita porpoise

Mexican fishermen attack conservation vessel protecting vaquita porpoise

Two dozen boats douse Sea Shepherd vessel with gasolineAs few as 15 vaquita may remain in Gulf of CaliforniaThe Sea Shepherd environmental group has published video showing an attack by about two
Theresa May contacts union leaders for Brexit deal support from Labour

Theresa May contacts union leaders for Brexit deal support from Labour

Guarantees over workers’ rights offered, as prime minister eyes compromiseTheresa May has sparked hopes among senior Labour figures that she is laying the groundwork to compromise on her Brexit deal
Teenage Australian boy killed in Austrian avalanche while skiing with family

Teenage Australian boy killed in Austrian avalanche while skiing with family

Sixteen-year-old dies after he was swept away while skiiing at St Anton am ArlbergA 16-year-old Australian boy has been killed in an avalanche in Austria, local police said.Max Meyer was on a skiing