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Theresa May could put off Queen's speech amid Brexit turmoil

Theresa May could put off Queen's speech amid Brexit turmoil

PM may avoid setting out new agenda despite parliament running out of businessTheresa May could put off the Queen’s speech until later this year, with government sources saying there were no immediate
Helium balloons blamed for hundreds of train delays

Helium balloons blamed for hundreds of train delays

Network Rail says balloons tangled in overhead wires cause £1m of disruption a yearRail passengers who have ridden out a year of disruption through timetable meltdowns, strikes and seasonal weather
EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035,
High court suspends Home Office policy limiting support for slavery victims

High court suspends Home Office policy limiting support for slavery victims

Judge rules that stopping access to safe housing, counselling and financial assistance after 45 days risks ‘irreparable harm’ A high court judge has suspended a Home Office policy that cuts off after
Most ancient type of molecule in universe detected in space

Most ancient type of molecule in universe detected in space

Helium hydride is thought to have played starring role in early universeThe most ancient type of molecule in our universe has been detected in space, scientists have revealed, backing up theories of
Researchers 'reboot' pig brains hours after animals died

Researchers 'reboot' pig brains hours after animals died

Scientists say ability to revive some brain functions will not change definition of deathThe brains of decapitated pigs can be partially revived several hours after the animal has died, researchers
Ketchup, handbags and consoles among US imports facing tariffs

Ketchup, handbags and consoles among US imports facing tariffs

EU threatens $20bn of tariffs in long-running battle over Boeing and Airbus subsidiesTomato ketchup, handbags and video game consoles are among the US imports facing EU tariffs, as the European bloc
Trump’s veto over Yemen is a scandalous abuse of presidential power | Simon Tisdall

Trump’s veto over Yemen is a scandalous abuse of presidential power | Simon Tisdall

The US could have distanced itself from a murderous war. Instead, Trump’s unholy alliance with the Saudis continuesExpected or not, Donald Trump’s veto of a bipartisan Congressional resolution to end
More than 300 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

More than 300 arrested at Extinction Rebellion protests in London

Police cells filling rapidly, with reports of people being taken to Luton, Brighton and EssexThere have been more than 300 arrests linked to the Extinction Rebellion protests across London and reports
Sudan secret police 'worked with UK' to arrest suspected human trafficker

Sudan secret police 'worked with UK' to arrest suspected human trafficker

Officials testify before Italian court in case of man who may be victim of mistaken identityA member of Sudan’s secret police has said he collaborated with the British National Crime Agency in order
Alan García: former Peru president dies after shooting himself before arrest

Alan García: former Peru president dies after shooting himself before arrest

García, who faced accusations of taking bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht during his presidency, shot himself at his homePeru’s former president Alan García has died after deliberately shooting
Leather and lace: how Stevie Nicks created a new musical language

Leather and lace: how Stevie Nicks created a new musical language

A career-spanning box set documents the Fleetwood Mac singer’s influence as a solo artist, starting with her 1981 debut Bella Donna and its beguilingly witchy, feminine energyThe original vinyl insert
Notre Dame Cathedral: before and after the devastating fire – video

Notre Dame Cathedral: before and after the devastating fire – video

Notre Dame Cathedral was '15 to 30 minutes' away from complete destruction as firefighters battled to stop flames reaching its Gothic bell towers, French authorities have said. The blaze destroyed the
EU tells Facebook's Nick Clegg to rethink ad rules for elections

EU tells Facebook's Nick Clegg to rethink ad rules for elections

Former British MEP is sent stern letter accusing Facebook of ignoring how EU law worksThe EU has told Facebook’s , Nick Clegg, to rethink some of the company’s rules aimed at protecting elections from
Salvini 'crossed red line' with refugee boat policy, says military

Salvini 'crossed red line' with refugee boat policy, says military

Italian deputy PM criticised over order to continue turning away migrants at portsItalian military officials have accused Matteo Salvini of “unprecedented interference” as tension mounts over the
Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador – report

Teenage girls most at risk amid rising sexual violence in El Salvador – report

Study reveals 31% increase in sexual attacks since 2017, with many related to gang cultureRates of sexual violence in El Salvador rose by a third last year, with the majority of cases involving
Barnsley v Fleetwood: man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offences

Barnsley v Fleetwood: man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated offences

• Arrest follows reports of incident involving Joey Barton and Daniel Stendel • Suspect remains in custody, South Yorkshire police confirmPolice have made an arrest over the incident in the Oakwell
Justice department discussed Mueller's findings with White House, report says – as it happened

Justice department discussed Mueller's findings with White House, report says – as it happened

Democrats condemn Barr’s handling of report’s release following news it will not come until after press conferenceSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.11am BST 1.46am BST The Wall
Climate activists chain themselves up outside Jeremy Corbyn's house

Climate activists chain themselves up outside Jeremy Corbyn's house

Trains also disrupted at Canary Wharf on third day of Extinction Rebellion protestsClimate activists have chained themselves up outside Jeremy Corbyn’s house in the latest escalation of the civil
Stolen Van Gogh works return to public display after 17 years

Stolen Van Gogh works return to public display after 17 years

Restored paintings go on view in Amsterdam, bringing story of infamous art heist to a closeSeventeen years after being snatched from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, two of the artist’s works have