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Sajid Javid dismisses speculation of snap general election in June

Sajid Javid dismisses speculation of snap general election in June

Home secretary says ‘last thing we want is an election, the people will never forgive us’Sajid Javid has said “the last thing we want is a general election”, emphasising that the government is still
Chakrabarti defends Jeremy Corbyn's Venezuela remarks

Chakrabarti defends Jeremy Corbyn's Venezuela remarks

Shadow attorney general says Labour leader is ‘lifelong human rights defender’The shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, has defended Jeremy Corbyn after the Labour leader was criticised for
Local council's guilty verdict turns up heat on Czech PM Babiš

Local council's guilty verdict turns up heat on Czech PM Babiš

Billionaire is breaking conflict of interest rules by owning media outlets, council findsThe billionaire prime minister of the Czech Republic faces an unlikely political threat after his local council
Belgian kids march against climate change – why don't ours, ask Dutch

Belgian kids march against climate change – why don't ours, ask Dutch

Some put lack of action down to fundamental differences between the two countriesIt started with a solo protest outside Sweden’s parliament by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and has snowballed across the
'It could be any of us': Arizona patient's sexual assault reveals lack of protection

'It could be any of us': Arizona patient's sexual assault reveals lack of protection

State disabilities council asks for tougher laws, protection for victims and public reporting of investigationsCarolyn Tillman loves her job. Many would consider it thankless. And it is true that most
How armed leftwing and rightwing groups united against racism

How armed leftwing and rightwing groups united against racism

A far-right group’s racist flyers led to dialogue among pro-gun groups in the Pacific north-west. But their alliance may be fragileRenewed far-right activism in the US Pacific north-west has led to an
RTE's Resistance shines nuanced light on Irish war of independence

RTE's Resistance shines nuanced light on Irish war of independence

Five-part drama concludes on Sunday and will be available to UK audiences in MarchIRA gunmen queasy about violence, a British soldier with a conscience, strong female characters and some nasty nuns –
Libby Squire: mother thanks those involved in search for Hull student

Libby Squire: mother thanks those involved in search for Hull student

Concerns growing for welfare of 21-year-old, who has not been seen since ThursdayThe mother of the missing student Libby Squire has thanked students who have helped look for her daughter, as concerns
Man arrested at Heathrow airport for 'threatening behaviour'

Man arrested at Heathrow airport for 'threatening behaviour'

Armed police called to T3 after initial reports of man seen in possession of a knifeA man has been arrested by armed police on suspicion of threatening behaviour at Heathrow airport.A Metropolitan
Tens of thousands protest in Venezuela to urge Nicolás Maduro to resign - video

Tens of thousands protest in Venezuela to urge Nicolás Maduro to resign - video

Opposition supporters held a nationwide protest on Saturday in a bid to keep up the pressure on president Nicolás Maduro after the international community widely recognised self-proclaimed interim
Voices in action: the Hollywood actors taking a stand against abuse

Voices in action: the Hollywood actors taking a stand against abuse

What if Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers had known they were not alone? A new, anonymous platform lets victims report abuse – and get their stories heardOn 9 January 2018 the American actors Jessica
How to change the minds of climate deniers

How to change the minds of climate deniers

Recent polls have found the number of people who believe climate change is real has jumped. What convinced them?For some people, the awakening comes in science class.In the Reddit thread titled
Leave Brigitte Macron alone. We French need to lay off our first ladies | Agnès Poirier

Leave Brigitte Macron alone. We French need to lay off our first ladies | Agnès Poirier

France has long loved the idea of a powerful woman pulling the strings of the presidentIt’s almost a ritual. In France, it takes only a few months after the election of a new president for essays,
'You will have an emotional reboot': the ultimate guide to stress at every age

'You will have an emotional reboot': the ultimate guide to stress at every age

Every life stage brings its own pressures, from worrying about exams to juggling the needs of family. Here are the best coping tactics for each generationTriggers “Children are really the canaries in
Rosamund Pike: 'You never regret saying yes!'

Rosamund Pike: 'You never regret saying yes!'

From Bond girl to Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike’s versatility has seen her star in some massive blockbusters. Here, she talks about Syria, sleeping under the stars, and the perils of social media…Rosamund
Instagram: beware of bad influencers…

Instagram: beware of bad influencers…

The picture-sharing site and its ilk are full of celebs peddling products and not being open about what they get in return. Will regulation help?The sun-drenched beaches of Exuma gleamed as brightly
Yang Hengjun: lawyers denied access to Australian held in China

Yang Hengjun: lawyers denied access to Australian held in China

Authorities say Chinese-born writer refused to see legal team but secretive process means claim can not be verifiedTwo lawyers hired by the wife of an Australian detained in Beijing for suspected
Dam collapse: the desperate search at Brazil's 'ground zero'

Dam collapse: the desperate search at Brazil's 'ground zero'

More than 220 remain missing after an avalanche of liquid mining waste swept through the countryside of Minas GeraisHelicopters clattered overhead as teams of men and sniffer dogs picked their way
Labor MPs considering complaint against Liberals' Tim Wilson

Labor MPs considering complaint against Liberals' Tim Wilson

Economics committee chair accused of using inquiry to marshal opposition to ALP policyLabor members of parliament’s standing committee on economics are considering lodging a complaint with the Speaker
A new antitrust frontier – the issue closing partisan divides in the name of policing big tech

A new antitrust frontier – the issue closing partisan divides in the name of policing big tech

The left and the right are united in the pursuit of greater accountability and transparency from Silicon Valley’s power players The new head of a congressional antitrust panel has vowed to take on big