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Black women far less likely than white men to pass driving tests

Black women far less likely than white men to pass driving tests

Exclusive: equality groups say ‘depressing’ figures reveal racial bias being applied in practical examinations • Revealed: the stark evidence of everyday racial bias in BritainWomen and people of
Liberal party changes rules to require two-thirds majority to unseat sitting PM

Liberal party changes rules to require two-thirds majority to unseat sitting PM

Scott Morrison said Australians were sick of ‘coup culture’ and announced new rules to make unseating a leader more difficultThe Liberal party has moved to disrupt the cycle of leadership instability
Coalition revises energy 'big stick' policy following backbench objections

Coalition revises energy 'big stick' policy following backbench objections

Some MPs have argued breaking up private companies offends core liberal values The Morrison government is revising key components of its much vaunted “big stick” divestiture power in the wake of
Canada pension fund investment into US detention firm larger than reported

Canada pension fund investment into US detention firm larger than reported

CPPIB holds $6.1m in investments in Geo Group, a firm that runs US detention facilities under Trump’s immigration crackdownA controversial investment by one of Canada’s biggest pension funds in a
Milo Yiannopoulos 'more than $2m in debt', Australian promoters' documents show

Milo Yiannopoulos 'more than $2m in debt', Australian promoters' documents show

Cache details deterioration in relationship between far right activist and his former Gold Coast-based promotersThe far right activist Milo Yiannopoulos was more than $2m in debt during 2018,
Home Office under fire over Commonwealth deportations

Home Office under fire over Commonwealth deportations

Pressure grows after revelation little attempt made to inform deportees of Windrush taskforce Pressure is building on the Home Office over its failure to find 49 people deported to Commonwealth
Qatar pulls out of Opec to focus on gas production

Qatar pulls out of Opec to focus on gas production

Country to leave cartel in January 2019, but will take part in this week’s meetingQatar is to pull out of Opec after nearly 60 years of membership of the oil cartel, but will attend a meeting this
‘Grubby smear’: Scott Morrison rejects link to leak of confidential police submission

‘Grubby smear’: Scott Morrison rejects link to leak of confidential police submission

Prime minister asked by Labor if he or his office played any role in the leaking of a confidential AFP report on encryption lawsLabor has blasted Scott Morrison, suggesting he played a role in leaking
'Their ideas had no place here': how Crete kicked out Golden Dawn

'Their ideas had no place here': how Crete kicked out Golden Dawn

Teachers and activists in Heraklion explain how they drove the ultra-nationalist, far-right Greek party from the islandWashing hangs from the balconies of an unassuming apartment block on Irodotou
Opec summit: cut expected to balance price fall and global slowdown

Opec summit: cut expected to balance price fall and global slowdown

Experts say cartel, which meets this week, could cut by 500,000 barrels a day to reflect forecasts for a slowing global economyOpec meetings are never simply about turning on and off the taps of the
Climate adaptation proves the bee's knees for fishermen in Madagascar

Climate adaptation proves the bee's knees for fishermen in Madagascar

In Kivalo, where cyclones, overfishing and rising seas threaten livelihoods, beekeeping offers an unlikely alternative to fishingArriving in the village of Kivalo in south-west Madagascar after a boat
Trade war truce: markets jump as Trump says China will halt new car tariffs

Trade war truce: markets jump as Trump says China will halt new car tariffs

Wall Street rallies sharply, with Dow Jones Industrial Average adding more than 300 pointsGlobal stock markets rallied on Monday after the US and China agreed a 90-day truce in their trade war at a
No houses or cars, please: China calls for end to expensive, 'vulgar' wedding gifts

No houses or cars, please: China calls for end to expensive, 'vulgar' wedding gifts

Chinese government takes aim at ‘vulgar wedding practices’ like lavish ceremonies and crippling bride pricesThe Chinese government has taken aim at the wedding industrial complex, calling for a
Rocky road up to red deer stronghold - Country diary, 9 December 1968

Rocky road up to red deer stronghold - Country diary, 9 December 1968

9 December 1968 The way to the top of the crag is a rockfall, almost a rock-ladder and today it was slippery and dangerous with dampLake District It is over two years since I was up on the ridge of
How to spot a populist

How to spot a populist

The p-word is much misunderstood. It’s as old as democracy, and has perhaps never been as popular as it is today. So who are the key protagonists?That’s a vexed question. Populism is usually described
My name is Nish Kumar – so please stop calling me Nish Patel

My name is Nish Kumar – so please stop calling me Nish Patel

In a post-Brexit age, I’ve got a zero tolerance policy on unconscious bias – especially when I’m paying youI honestly don’t know why this has happened, but in the last couple of weeks people have been
Children die as foreign powers circle over Yemen's shattered land

Children die as foreign powers circle over Yemen's shattered land

Despite horrifying statistics of death and starvation, regional players and their backers are using a ceasefire as a bargaining chipMore than three years into Yemen’s war, the horrifying statistics
Trump's Enemies review: president's pitbulls come out brawling and bawling

Trump's Enemies review: president's pitbulls come out brawling and bawling

Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are snarling Trump ultras, determined to boost their belligerent ex-boss Autumn can be the cruellest season. On election day, a coalition of suburbanites, college
Lars von Trier on filmmaking and fear: ‘Sometimes, alcohol is the only thing that will help’

Lars von Trier on filmmaking and fear: ‘Sometimes, alcohol is the only thing that will help’

His new film, the typically shocking The House That Jack Built, is supposed to be the director’s big comeback. But his demons seem to have the upper handLars von Trier has a new film coming out and,
Auchenflower standoff: two men holed up in Brisbane suburb after shot fired at police

Auchenflower standoff: two men holed up in Brisbane suburb after shot fired at police

Emergency declared and nearby streets, including Coronation Drive, closed by Queensland policeTwo armed men who allegedly fired a shot at police are in a standoff with officers in a building in the