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Music industry after #MeToo: arts figures push to combat sexism and abuse

Music industry after #MeToo: arts figures push to combat sexism and abuse

Men Against Gender Injustice Collective hosting Brisbane event to encourage men to confront their role in sexismAfter 25 years in the music business, Leanne de Souza has seen plenty of “men at their
Spaniard convicted for 1977 killing of five leftist lawyers arrested in Brazil

Spaniard convicted for 1977 killing of five leftist lawyers arrested in Brazil

Carlos García Juliá was arrested as he was walking down a street, official said, and Spain is expected to request extraditionA Spanish man convicted for the 1977 killing of five leftist lawyers in a
Brazil: 14 killed in shootout during attempted bank robbery

Brazil: 14 killed in shootout during attempted bank robbery

Two children were among the dead after a firefight between police and criminal group in north-eastern BrazilAt least 14 people, including two children, were killed on Friday when a shootout broke out
Who is Heather Nauert? The new UN ambassador with little experience

Who is Heather Nauert? The new UN ambassador with little experience

The state department spokesperson is a former Fox anchor with no background in policymaking or negotiatingDonald Trump’s appointment of Heather Nauert – the state department spokeswoman and a former
John Kelly interviewed by Mueller's team and expected to quit – report

John Kelly interviewed by Mueller's team and expected to quit – report

Chief of staff answered questions related to potential obstruction of justice, CNN reported, and is not on speaking terms with TrumpFollow today’s US politics news liveJohn Kelly, the White House
Death in prison of man with Asperger's 'raises serious concerns'

Death in prison of man with Asperger's 'raises serious concerns'

Nicky Reilly was found hanged in 2016 after being jailed for a botched Exeter bomb attack A coroner has expressed concern over the care given in prison to a man serving a sentence for a botched
Huawei pledges $2bn in effort to allay UK security concerns

Huawei pledges $2bn in effort to allay UK security concerns

The Chinese telecoms firm’s promised investment follows the arrest of CFO in CanadaThe Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is to spend $2bn (£1.5bn) in an effort to alleviate British security services’
EU support for austerity opens door to far right, Corbyn says

EU support for austerity opens door to far right, Corbyn says

Failed neoliberal policies have caused hardship, Labour leader tells European socialists Jeremy Corbyn has told an audience of European socialists that EU support for austerity has caused hardship for
Fox News attack dog Tucker Carlson turns on Trump: 'I don't think he's capable'

Fox News attack dog Tucker Carlson turns on Trump: 'I don't think he's capable'

The Fox News commentator delivered a verdict on the Trump administration’s first two years in an interview with Die Weltwoche – and he’s not pleasedIn what is shaping up to be one of the lowest weeks
Hotel apologises for 'dummy body' tribute to UK couple's dead son

Hotel apologises for 'dummy body' tribute to UK couple's dead son

Jamaican resort laid model of Alex Stephens on bed during visit to mark son’s birthday The travel company TUI has refunded a couple for their holiday after hotel staff at a Jamaican resort left an
'It was a great honour': Merkel receives standing ovation after farewell speech – video

'It was a great honour': Merkel receives standing ovation after farewell speech – video

German chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party marked her 18 years as its leader with a lengthy standing ovation on Friday. Speaking at a convention in Hamburg, Merkel said she was overwhelmed by a
Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin to take leave of absence

Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin to take leave of absence

Board says it has been made aware of ‘further serious allegations’ that it will be investigatingTed Baker founder Ray Kelvin is taking a leave of absence from the fashion company after the board said
Trump confirms attorney general and UN ambassador nominations - video

Trump confirms attorney general and UN ambassador nominations - video

Donald Trump confirmed he will nominate William Barr for attorney general and Heather Nauert as US ambassador to the UN. Barr has already served as attorney general during George WH Bush's
After years in jail without trial or hope, Syria’s hunger strikers fight for justice

After years in jail without trial or hope, Syria’s hunger strikers fight for justice

Political prisoners forgotten by the world protest on behalf of hundreds of thousands detained or ‘disappeared’In the shaky mobile phone video, around a dozen men with grim faces stand in silence,
Pressure grows on UN official accused of encouraging 'harassment and abuse'

Pressure grows on UN official accused of encouraging 'harassment and abuse'

Inquiry urges leadership change amid claims UNAids chief Michel Sidibé has presided over culture of favouritism and bullyingA culture of favouritism that tolerated harassment and bullying has been
US military: one of two crew recovered off Japan after mid-air collision is dead

US military: one of two crew recovered off Japan after mid-air collision is dead

Other recovered man in fair condition but five others missingFighter jet collided with refueling aircraftOne of two crew members recovered after two US warplanes collided and crashed off Japan’s coast
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as CDU leader

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as CDU leader

Winner of party vote tipped to become Germany’s next chancellor and Europe’s most powerful politicianAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a staunchly Catholic conservative career politician, has been elected
Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson

Revealed: the hidden global network behind Tommy Robinson

Guardian investigation shows how cash, legal support and millions of tweets underpin anti-Islam activist - but Facebook removes his ‘donate’ buttonThe British far-right activist Tommy Robinson is
No 10 hits back as pro-Brexit aides threaten to quit over backstop

No 10 hits back as pro-Brexit aides threaten to quit over backstop

Downing Street says rejecting May’s deal will drive UK into permanent customs union Brexiters who reject Theresa May’s deal will drive the UK towards a permanent customs union with the EU, Downing
Gilets jaunes: police use teargas to clear Paris protesters

Gilets jaunes: police use teargas to clear Paris protesters

Police make 400 ‘preventative arrests’ as streets cordoned off in anticipation of more violence • Paris on lockdown for gilet jaunes protests - live updatesFrench security forces sealed off areas of