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Trump refuses to rule out Manafort pardon – live updates

Trump refuses to rule out Manafort pardon – live updates

President tells New York Post pardon was never discussed ‘but I wouldn’t take it off the table’Sign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 9.57pm GMT 9.42pm GMT This is a good map to compare
Pope Francis chuckles as boy climbs on stage and interrupts speech – video

Pope Francis chuckles as boy climbs on stage and interrupts speech – video

A boy broke through security, clambered on to the stage and pulled the sleeve of a Swiss guard on the podium metres from the pontiff while he was speaking in the Vatican audience hall. 'Leave him,
Norway: ex-minister charged with sexual abuse of asylum seekers

Norway: ex-minister charged with sexual abuse of asylum seekers

Svein Ludvigsen is accused of abusing three people in his home, hotels and a government officeA Norwegian former cabinet minister has been charged with sexually abusing three asylum seekers over a
Peter Seeley obituary

Peter Seeley obituary

My father, Peter Seeley, who has died aged 85, was lucky to have lived at all. Born in Coventry, he weighed in at under 3lb at birth. He was placed in one of the first mobile incubators (it was 1933)
At least 30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike in Helmand province

At least 30 Afghan civilians killed in US air strike in Helmand province

The latest casualties come from a surge in air operations aimed at driving the Taliban into talks At least 30 Afghan civilians have been killed in US air strikes in the Afghan province of Helmand,
Margaret Atwood announces The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

Margaret Atwood announces The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments

Sequel to the Canadian author’s bestselling feminist dystopia will be published around the world in September 2019Margaret Atwood has announced a sequel to her bestselling feminist dystopian novel The
Scientist in China defends human embryo gene editing

Scientist in China defends human embryo gene editing

He Jiankui uses Hong Kong summit to reply to critics of his Crispr-Cas9 trials altering baby DNA for HIV resistanceThe Chinese scientist who claims to have altered the DNA of twin girls before birth –
Ikea profits plunge as revamp takes toll

Ikea profits plunge as revamp takes toll

Overhaul at flat-pack furniture firm knocks 36% off pre-tax profits in year to 31 AugustIkea’s profits have fallen by more than a third as the world’s biggest furnishing retailer invests in improving
'There is no attempt to hide': Ivanka Trump defends use of private email

'There is no attempt to hide': Ivanka Trump defends use of private email

President’s daughter denies comparisons with Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server: ‘My emails have not been deleted’Ivanka Trump has defended her use of a personal email account for government
'We are desperate': economic crisis hits ordinary Iranians

'We are desperate': economic crisis hits ordinary Iranians

US sanctions ratchet up pressure on Tehran, yet there is no evidence of measures sparking an uprising Lamal Chinar smiles as she operates a fairground ride in the snow-capped Mount Tochal, north of
Putin and Poroshenko motives open to question in Kerch crisis | Simon Tisdall

Putin and Poroshenko motives open to question in Kerch crisis | Simon Tisdall

If the leaders are trying to boost their respective political fortunes, it’s a dangerous gameRussia’s deployment of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems in Crimea, announced on Wednesday, sounds
India has no plans to recover body of US missionary killed by tribe

India has no plans to recover body of US missionary killed by tribe

‘We have decided not to disturb the Sentinelese,’ says anthropologist involved in John Allen Chau caseIndian authorities say they have no plans to recover the body of John Allen Chau, an American
Putin shrugs off Trump’s threat to cancel G20 meeting over Kerch crisis

Putin shrugs off Trump’s threat to cancel G20 meeting over Kerch crisis

Russian leader says Ukraine’s Poroshenko is trying to bolster popularity with Black Sea ‘provocation’Kerch strait Q&A: what happened and why does it matter? Vladimir Putin has shrugged off Donald
UK significantly worse off under all Brexit scenarios – official forecast

UK significantly worse off under all Brexit scenarios – official forecast

Analysis produced by range of government departments suggests GDP could fall by 10.7%• Follow the latest politics news - live updatesThe UK would be significantly worse off under all possible Brexit
'His message will live on': your tributes to Harry Leslie Smith

'His message will live on': your tributes to Harry Leslie Smith

Readers share tributes to the second world war veteran and vocal anti-austerity campaigner and writer who has died aged 95 Gutted that we’ve lost Harry Leslie Smith. I have so much respect for that
Wednesday US briefing: Republican wins Mississippi's US Senate runoff

Wednesday US briefing: Republican wins Mississippi's US Senate runoff

Obama slams Trump legal troubles amid Manafort revelations ... Oshawa devastated by plans to close GM car plant ... Trump officials accused of using wildfires to weaken regulationsGood morning, I’m
Florida: seafood industry struggles to recover after Hurricane Michael

Florida: seafood industry struggles to recover after Hurricane Michael

Food production industries including oysters and Beluga caviar will not be fully operational for months, if not yearsIt has been six weeks since Hurricane Michael blew through north-western Florida
UK court rejects Turkish extradition request for media boss

UK court rejects Turkish extradition request for media boss

Judge refuses application on grounds that application was ‘politically motivated’A judge has thrown out an extradition request by the Turkish government for a dispossessed media proprietor to be sent
Philip Hammond says economy will be 'a little bit smaller' under all Brexit scenarios – video

Philip Hammond says economy will be 'a little bit smaller' under all Brexit scenarios – video

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the UK economy will be worse off under all Brexit scenarios. He said that ‘the economy will be in any of these scenarios a little bit smaller than it would have been
Dutch rail to pay compensation for transporting Jews to Nazi death camps

Dutch rail to pay compensation for transporting Jews to Nazi death camps

State-owned NS paid millions for operating trains that sent 102,000 people to their deathsThe Dutch state-owned rail company has said it will pay compensation to survivors and relatives of those