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Julian Assange faces US extradition after arrest at Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange faces US extradition after arrest at Ecuadorian embassy

WikiLeaks founder’s removal from London embassy brings seven-year diplomatic stalemate to an endJulian Assange is facing extradition to the United States and up to five years in prison after he was
It's Morrison, or bust for Coalition, as Labor bets on mood for change in 2019 election | Katharine Murphy

It's Morrison, or bust for Coalition, as Labor bets on mood for change in 2019 election | Katharine Murphy

Scott Morrison went for solemnity as he called the 2019 election, and Bill Shorten went to the suburbs. LiterallyAs election campaign openings go, Thursday’s was strangely subdued. Scott Morrison went
South Korean court rules abortion ban must be lifted

South Korean court rules abortion ban must be lifted

Historic decision sparks celebrations in Seoul following decades of campaigning A court in South Korea has ruled that the country’s decades-old ban on abortion must be lifted, in a historic decision
Pompeo flounders on why annexation is good for the Golan but not for Crimea

Pompeo flounders on why annexation is good for the Golan but not for Crimea

Trump’s decision to recognise Israeli sovereignty over territory it seized from Syria sets a troubling precedent, experts fearUnder intense questioning about why the Israeli annexation of the Golan
Ultranationalism in Ukraine – a photo essay

Ultranationalism in Ukraine – a photo essay

The growing presence of far-right groups in Ukraine leaves the west in a quandary. The ultranationalists have played a key role in fighting Russia-backed separatist rebels and are now challenging
Trump tax returns: Mnuchin says Treasury will not comply with release deadline

Trump tax returns: Mnuchin says Treasury will not comply with release deadline

In his letter, the treasury secretary cited concerns over ‘an abuse of authority’ by Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard NealThe US Treasury Department will not comply with a deadline set by
The most serious threat to emerging economies is a US recession | Barry Eichengreen

The most serious threat to emerging economies is a US recession | Barry Eichengreen

Recent respite for China, on which other emerging markets are highly leveraged, could be short-livedSuddenly it seems that emerging-market economies have gained a respite. Capital flows to these
Women are suffering silently in Pakistan – is #MeToo the answer?

Women are suffering silently in Pakistan – is #MeToo the answer?

Inclusiveness and an appreciation of cultural nuances are key to changing attitudes in a society where harassment is the normWhen I was in seventh grade in Pakistan, a classmate tapped my best
Theresa May tells MPs to use Easter recess to consider their 'national duty' to resolve Brexit crisis – live news

Theresa May tells MPs to use Easter recess to consider their 'national duty' to resolve Brexit crisis – live news

After marathon Brexit talks, EU leaders have offered delay, with Donald Tusk warning Britain: ‘Please do not waste this time’Full story – Theresa May agrees to October BrexitMay stands by pledge to
Thursday briefing: Brexit could haunt UK until Halloween

Thursday briefing: Brexit could haunt UK until Halloween

Europe sets 31 October deadline but May still wants out by June … vehicle emissions push up children’s asthma … and China’s high-tech war on UighursGood morning, this is Alison Rourke welcoming you to
Geoffrey Rush defamation case: actor set to win millions from News Corp

Geoffrey Rush defamation case: actor set to win millions from News Corp

Judge finds Murdoch-owned Daily Telegraph in Sydney engaged in ‘recklessly irresponsible’ journalism over sexual harassment allegationsNews Corp has been ordered to pay more than $850,000 – with the
Sudan's army to make statement as anti-Bashir protesters celebrate

Sudan's army to make statement as anti-Bashir protesters celebrate

Evidence mounts that army is ousting president, as Khartoum demonstration enters sixth dayThe Sudanese army has said it will make an “important statement” on Thursday, amid mounting evidence that it
China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

China’s hi-tech war on its Muslim minority

Smartphones and the internet gave the Uighurs a sense of their own identity – but now the Chinese state is using technology to strip them of it. By Darren BylerIn mid-2017, Alim, a Uighur man in his
McMeatless? Petition urges McDonald's to add vegetarian option

McMeatless? Petition urges McDonald's to add vegetarian option

More than 160,000 sign after Burger King introduces vegetarian ‘Impossible Whopper’More than 160,000 people are petitioning McDonald’s to add a vegetarian protein option to its menu across the US –
Geoffrey Rush wins at least $850,000 in defamation trial against News Corp's Daily Telegraph – live

Geoffrey Rush wins at least $850,000 in defamation trial against News Corp's Daily Telegraph – live

Justice Michael Wigney hands down his verdict after actor sued Sydney’s Daily Telegraph over allegations of sexual harassment. Follow all today’s developments• The background to the Geoffrey Rush case
Australian PM calls election, with leaders luring voters with dream of a 'fair go'

Australian PM calls election, with leaders luring voters with dream of a 'fair go'

Ruling Coalition trailing in polls as battlegrounds form around the economy, climate change and immigrationAustralians will head to the polls on 18 May, the prime minister Scott Morrison has
Kim Jong-un vows to deliver 'serious blow' over sanctions

Kim Jong-un vows to deliver 'serious blow' over sanctions

North Korean leader says ‘hostile forces’ are determined to bring country to its knees Kim Jong-un has vowed to deliver a “serious blow” to hostile countries he accused of using sanctions to bring the
Ocasio-Cortez condemns college Republicans' email calling her a domestic terrorist

Ocasio-Cortez condemns college Republicans' email calling her a domestic terrorist

New York congresswoman says ‘uncalled for’ rhetoric puts her and colleagues in dangerA fundraising email sent by a college Republican group branding the US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a
India election 2019: marathon vote begins to decide Modi's fate

India election 2019: marathon vote begins to decide Modi's fate

Six weeks of voting begin with many viewing it as referendum on prime ministerThe world’s largest ever election has started in India, with voters in 20 states casting their ballots in the first phase
Theresa May agrees to October Brexit as Tusk warns UK: 'don't waste this time'

Theresa May agrees to October Brexit as Tusk warns UK: 'don't waste this time'

UK also has option to leave in June if PM can secure Commons support for dealFollow all the latest developments - liveBritain will remain as a member state of the EU until 31 October, with the option