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Lisbon's bad week: police brutality reveals Portugal's urban reality

Lisbon's bad week: police brutality reveals Portugal's urban reality

A viral video of police violence has brought national attention to the long-ghettoised community in Bairro da JamaicaFrom time to time, cars of curious people drive slowly though Bairro da Jamaica,
Italy falls into recession as eurozone economy struggles - business live

Italy falls into recession as eurozone economy struggles - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Italy stumbles back into recession Latest: Italy is in recession againItalian economy shrank by 0.2% last quarterEurozone only grew by
Firearms charges against Abu Hamza's son dropped

Firearms charges against Abu Hamza's son dropped

CPS announces case against Imran Mostafa Kamel of London has been discontinuedFirearms charges against the son of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza have been dropped, prosecutors said.Imran Mostafa
Thursday US briefing: polar vortex, Facebook and the religious right

Thursday US briefing: polar vortex, Facebook and the religious right

Top story: at least eight dead across midwest as Chicago nears record low temperatures. Plus, Amazon’s military ambitionsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories.
Church service stops after 96 days as asylum family pardoned

Church service stops after 96 days as asylum family pardoned

Netherlands grants amnesty for family relying on medieval law to shield them in Hague church A church service that has been performed continuously for 96 days has come to an end after the Dutch
Tell us about the issues men face today

Tell us about the issues men face today

From mental health to relationships, we’d like to hear from men of all ages about what they are really thinking The debate around modern-day masculinity has intensified in the wake of the #MeToo
Venezuela's Guaidó urging west to keep up pressure, says Hunt

Venezuela's Guaidó urging west to keep up pressure, says Hunt

UK foreign secretary speaks to Maduro challenger before EU ministers discuss sanctionsThe Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has directly urged the west to keep up the pressure to bring about
Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal

Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal

Foreign secretary says article 50 extension may be necessary if deal agreed close to deadlineFollow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogThe foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has admitted article
Boston fashion show takes on gun violence – in pictures

Boston fashion show takes on gun violence – in pictures

The dozens of models who took part in the Battle of the Brands fashion show in Boston, Massachusetts, shared a common thread: all had lost relatives to gun violence Continue reading...
Manchester: three arrests after explosives and drugs found in van

Manchester: three arrests after explosives and drugs found in van

Armed police stop vehicle in Newton Heath as part of organised crime investigationThree people have been arrested after explosives, a firearm and a “significant” amount of drugs were found in a van in
From books to bullets: inside Amazon's push to 'defend' America

From books to bullets: inside Amazon's push to 'defend' America

Jeff Bezos’s company hosts top secret CIA data and powers the US immigration case management system. Now it’s poised to take on a $10bn Pentagon projectFirst it sold books. Then it added gadgetry,
Behrouz Boochani: detained asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

Behrouz Boochani: detained asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

Guardian writer on Manus Island wins $125,000 after sweeping non-fiction prize and Victorian prize for literatureThe winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony.His
Women in Zimbabwe demand action over alleged army rapes

Women in Zimbabwe demand action over alleged army rapes

Activists don black clothes in protest after widespread reports of sexual violence by security forces Women in Zimbabwe donned black clothes and shunned makeup to protest against sexual violence by
Britons living in EU call on May to secure healthcare for pensioners

Britons living in EU call on May to secure healthcare for pensioners

Campaigners are concerned UK nationals may need insurance to remain in some countriesCampaigners for British nationals settled in the EU have called on Theresa May to guarantee health cover payments
Tokyo 2020 organisers cut crowds at sailing events over tsunami risk

Tokyo 2020 organisers cut crowds at sailing events over tsunami risk

Olympic authorities reduce crowd size to make evacuations easier The organisers of next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo have decided to cut the number of spectators for the sailing events by a third so
Former archbishop under investigation for failing to report all child abuse allegations

Former archbishop under investigation for failing to report all child abuse allegations

Roger Herft’s conduct while bishop of Newcastle was scrutinised by royal commissionOne of the Anglican church’s most senior figures, the former archbishop of Perth Roger Herft, is under internal
Thursday briefing: At least they're talking – Corbyn and May discuss Brexit

Thursday briefing: At least they're talking – Corbyn and May discuss Brexit

Labour leader pushes customs union … Asbo-style orders for knife offenders announced … and from penny pincher to our most trusted public figureHello, it’s Warren Murray keeping you duly informed this
Spike in deaths of Oxford rough sleepers rocks community

Spike in deaths of Oxford rough sleepers rocks community

Friends cite lack of support in university town for those with mental health and addiction problemsA spate of deaths has rocked the homeless community in Oxford, sparking warnings that a lack of
The backstop isn’t just about trade. Is that so hard to understand, Britain? | Dearbhail McDonald

The backstop isn’t just about trade. Is that so hard to understand, Britain? | Dearbhail McDonald

The Good Friday agreement allows people to identify as Irish, British or both. We’re being forced, once again, to choose sides One of my earliest childhood memories is of a circling red light
New York subway: new demand for accessibility after young mother's death

New York subway: new demand for accessibility after young mother's death

Just a quarter of stations in the nation’s largest transit system are accessible, leaving wheelchair users and parents with small kids struggling New Yorkers have stepped up their criticism of the