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Tipoffs welcome: the mystery of the blunted Hershey's Kisses

Tipoffs welcome: the mystery of the blunted Hershey's Kisses

Company investigates after bakers complain lopped-off tops are ruining their festive snacksBakers in the US have been complaining that something is amiss with Hershey’s Kisses.The dollop-shaped
Jim Mattis's resignation letter to Donald Trump – in full

Jim Mattis's resignation letter to Donald Trump – in full

The secretary of defense has resigned and will step down from the role at the end of FebruaryJim Mattis has resigned as US defense secretary, issuing a resignation letter that pulled no punches.Mattis
Matt Whitaker will not recuse himself from Mueller investigation – reports

Matt Whitaker will not recuse himself from Mueller investigation – reports

Acting attorney general had been under pressure to do so, on the basis of his criticism of Mueller on cable TV and in printActing attorney general Matt Whitaker has decided not to recuse himself from
Defense secretary James Mattis resigns and points to differences with Trump

Defense secretary James Mattis resigns and points to differences with Trump

Mattis becomes latest high-profile Trump official to departDecision comes a day after Trump announces Syria pullout James Mattis has resigned as US defence secretary, pointing to differences with
Boris Johnson cleared over burqa comments

Boris Johnson cleared over burqa comments

Former foreign secretary was ‘respectful and tolerant’, according to independent panelBoris Johnson has been cleared of breaking the Conservative party’s code of conduct over his comments about veiled
Morning mail: Border Force 'bullying', Gatwick shutdown, gravy day

Morning mail: Border Force 'bullying', Gatwick shutdown, gravy day

Friday: Review finds ‘alarming levels’ of harassment. Plus: passenger misery as drones close London’s GatwickGood morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on
Tens of thousands of passengers stranded by Gatwick airport drones

Tens of thousands of passengers stranded by Gatwick airport drones

About 800 flights affecting 110,000 people cancelled as military called in to help hunt for perpetratorLatest Gatwick airport developments - live updates If a trained eagle can’t stop them, what
Trump 'will not sign' bill to avoid shutdown, says Paul Ryan – video

Trump 'will not sign' bill to avoid shutdown, says Paul Ryan – video

House speaker Paul Ryan has said Donald Trump will not sign a bill to keep the federal government running and bring an end to talks of a potential shutdown. Ryan said the president was worried about
Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal could reverberate for years

Donald Trump's Syria withdrawal could reverberate for years

When US president declared war over he upended consensus to see off threats of Iran and IsisAs Islamic State crumbled over the past two years, US generals and spies gradually turned their attention to
Labour and Tory MPs strengthen efforts to prevent no-deal Brexit

Labour and Tory MPs strengthen efforts to prevent no-deal Brexit

MPs table amendment to finance bill that would prevent cliff-edge BrexitSenior Labour and Conservative MPs are to ramp up efforts to block any possibility of a no-deal Brexit ahead of the vote on
Risks of 'domino effect' of tipping points greater than thought, study says

Risks of 'domino effect' of tipping points greater than thought, study says

Scientists warn policymakers not to ignore links, and stress that ‘every action counts’Policymakers have severely underestimated the risks of ecological tipping points, according to a study that shows
Marine life worse off inside 'protected' areas, analysis reveals

Marine life worse off inside 'protected' areas, analysis reveals

Findings expose ‘big lie’ behind European marine conservation, scientists sayDestructive trawling is more intense inside official marine sanctuaries, while endangered fish are more common outside
Canada spawns its own yellow vest protests – with extra rightwing populism

Canada spawns its own yellow vest protests – with extra rightwing populism

An ailing domestic oil market has contributed to the nascent movement which draws inspiration from France’s gilets jaunesAmid growing concerns over Canada’s ailing domestic oil market, protests have
The complex issue of big game trophy hunting | Letters

The complex issue of big game trophy hunting | Letters

Responses to a call for a ban on the importing of hunting trophies to the UK, made in the Guardian by a dozens of public figures, from parliamentarians such as Jeremy Corbyn to wildlife campaigners
US stock markets drop amid interest rates hike and looming shutdown

US stock markets drop amid interest rates hike and looming shutdown

Disappointing results spooked investors as US stock markets dropped again, with indexes languishing at 15-month lowsUS stock markets joined a global sell-off on Thursday after news that the Federal
Saudi and US resistance delays UN resolution on Yemen ceasefire

Saudi and US resistance delays UN resolution on Yemen ceasefire

UK presses nations to compromise by backing ceasefire deal agreed last weekSaudi Arabian and US resistance has forced the UK to delay plans to table a UN security council resolution on Yemen, raising
US and UK accuse China of sustained hacking campaign

US and UK accuse China of sustained hacking campaign

‘The tentacles of the campaign are vast,’ UK official says, as two Chinese nationals charged in USThe US and UK have taken the unprecedented step of accusing hackers linked to the Chinese government
North Korea says it will not denuclearize unless US removes 'threat'

North Korea says it will not denuclearize unless US removes 'threat'

Statement from North Korea accused Washington of twisting agreement and driving post-summit talks into an impasseNorth Korea has said it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the
Electricity prices forecast to fall 2.1% in two years due to wind and solar

Electricity prices forecast to fall 2.1% in two years due to wind and solar

Lower wholesale prices will give typical household a saving of $55 a year in next two years, Australian Energy Market Commission saysIncreased wind and solar generation will help drive power prices
Charity censured for use of semi-clad woman in refugee crisis campaign

Charity censured for use of semi-clad woman in refugee crisis campaign

Amnesty Netherlands under fire as Dutch branch of Médecins Sans Frontières also criticised over use of makeup to imitate EbolaTwo leading international charities have been criticised for using