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French police issue almost 450 fines under street harassment law

French police issue almost 450 fines under street harassment law

Equalities minister says figure shows law is working since coming into effect in AugustFrench police have handed out almost 450 fines for sexual harassment since new legislation came into effect eight
Dutch queen planned deal with Nazis to help rescue Belgian king

Dutch queen planned deal with Nazis to help rescue Belgian king

Queen Wilhelmina tried to broker pact via Vatican for Leopold III, war diaries revealQueen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands sought to broker a deal via the Vatican in which senior Nazis at the end of the
Berlin police braced for violent May Day protests

Berlin police braced for violent May Day protests

Officers drafted into German capital with 20,000 activists to protest over gentrificationGerman police have said they are bracing themselves for violent protests in the capital on 1 May, a traditional
Northern Ireland prison bans book about Irish republicans

Northern Ireland prison bans book about Irish republicans

Maghaberry in County Antrim contains several republican paramilitariesA Northern Irish prison that holds some of the most dangerous republican paramilitary prisoners has banned a new academic book
Guaidó supporters take to Venezuela's streets in new bid to oust Maduro

Guaidó supporters take to Venezuela's streets in new bid to oust Maduro

Opposition leader’s video inspires hundreds to flock to Caracas airbase, amid reports of pro-opposition protests in multiple cities Follow for the latest updates as clashes erupt in VenezuelaUS
US briefing: Rosenstein resigns, Trump tax cuts and Japan's abdication

US briefing: Rosenstein resigns, Trump tax cuts and Japan's abdication

Tuesday’s top story: Deputy attorney general to step down from tenure tainted by Mueller controversy. Plus, how depression affects people in poor countriesSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing
Japanese emperor Akihito abdicates in historic ceremony – video

Japanese emperor Akihito abdicates in historic ceremony – video

Emperor becomes Japan's first monarch to give up the throne in two centuries. In a brief ceremony at the imperial palace in Tokyo, Akihito, 85, says his 30-year reign was a 'great blessing' and
Canada: extreme floods show climate threat as experts warn of further tumult

Canada: extreme floods show climate threat as experts warn of further tumult

Thousands evacuated from eastern Canada as Justin Trudeau admits urgent action necessary to improve climate preparednessNews footage showed people boating where they once walked, homes and cars filled
Hunt: Brexit customs union deal could cost key Tory votes

Hunt: Brexit customs union deal could cost key Tory votes

Plan could lose support of more Tory MPs than it gains from Labour, says foreign secretaryFollow the day’s political news - live A Brexit deal with Labour to enter a customs union could cost the
'Do what it takes': Nationals leader defends preference deals with One Nation

'Do what it takes': Nationals leader defends preference deals with One Nation

Michael McCormack raises eyebrows saying his party is ‘aligned with One Nation’ more than Labor or GreensThe Nationals leader, Michael McCormack, has unveiled a new statutory authority for water
Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block release of financial records

Trump sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to block release of financial records

President and his children oppose Democrat-controlled committees’ investigationsDonald Trump, three of his children and seven of his companies have filed a US federal lawsuit against Deutsche Bank and
New Zealand police arrest man  after device found in Christchurch

New Zealand police arrest man after device found in Christchurch

Bomb disposal team renders suspect package safe close to scene of mosque shootings New Zealand police say a man has been arrested after bomb disposal officers found a suspect explosive device at a
Militia and government forces battle in Tripoli – in pictures

Militia and government forces battle in Tripoli – in pictures

Fierce fighting for control of Libya’s capital that has already displaced tens of thousands of people threatens to create a greater humanitarian crisis, a senior UN official has warned Continue
Nauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo

Nauru contract standoff causes chaos and confusion as refugee services left in limbo

Island’s government extends Canstruct’s contract at 11th hour but not before asylum seekers were told to clear out A refusal by Nauru to agree to a contract extension until the 11th hour has caused
Eurozone strengthens as growth picks up and unemployment hits 10-year low - as it happened

Eurozone strengthens as growth picks up and unemployment hits 10-year low - as it happened

Eurozone economy grew by 0.4% in the last quarter, faster than expected, as Italy escaped its third recession in a decadeSummary: Eurozone growth impressesItaly: Recession is overEurozone unemployment
Killings of police and polio workers halt Pakistan vaccine drive

Killings of police and polio workers halt Pakistan vaccine drive

Deaths follow wave of rumours and a hoax video intended to derail final push to eradicate the diseaseA federal government campaign to vaccinate more than 40 million children under five against polio
Trump UN human rights snub will buoy repressive regimes, top Democrat warns

Trump UN human rights snub will buoy repressive regimes, top Democrat warns

Bob Menendez condemns administration in letter to PompeoState department has not responded to UN’s official complaintsThe Trump administration’s refusal to engage with UN human rights monitors risks
Workers barely benefited from Trump’s sweeping tax cut, investigation shows

Workers barely benefited from Trump’s sweeping tax cut, investigation shows

Big companies drove the 2017 Tax and Jobs Act, but did not commit to any specific wage hikes, the Center for Public Integrity foundBig companies drove Donald Trump’s tax cut law but refused to commit
Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries

Busting the myth that depression doesn't affect people in poor countries

For decades, many psychiatrists believed depression was a uniquely western phenomenon. But in the last few years, a new movement has turned this thinking on its head. By Tina RosenbergWhen Vikram
Sinking city: how Venice is managing Europe's worst tourism crisis

Sinking city: how Venice is managing Europe's worst tourism crisis

Venice’s booming tourism industry is threatening the city’s very survival. But grassroots initiatives are making a difference – and may even help other citiesFriday 15 March was a rare day in Venice: