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Netanyahu demands live TV showdown with his accusers

Netanyahu demands live TV showdown with his accusers

‘I have nothing to lose’, says Israeli prime minister implicated in three corruption cases as elections loom Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has used a nationally broadcast address to
Worcestershire cricketer raped sleeping woman, court hears

Worcestershire cricketer raped sleeping woman, court hears

Alex Hepburn is alleged to have attacked woman after helping set up WhatsApp sex conquest ‘game’A professional cricketer raped a sleeping woman after helping to set up a sexual conquest “game” with
John Bolton expected to hold tense talks with Turkey over Syria policy

John Bolton expected to hold tense talks with Turkey over Syria policy

Bolton, Joseph Dunford and Mike Pompeo are due to begin a tour of Arab capitals on Tuesday to reassure allies and clarify policyThe US national security adviser, John Bolton, is expected to hold tense
Canada: indigenous anti-pipeline protesters call police presence ‘act of war’

Canada: indigenous anti-pipeline protesters call police presence ‘act of war’

Police officers deployed near checkpoint where protesters have gathered to block the construction of a natural gas pipelineIndigenous protesters in Canada have called a growing police presence near
Cyntoia Brown: sex trafficking victim in prison for murder granted full clemency

Cyntoia Brown: sex trafficking victim in prison for murder granted full clemency

Tennessee governor says 30-year-old can be released in August Brown has received support from celebrities such as Rihanna The Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam, has granted clemency to a woman serving a
City firms prepare to shift £800bn out of UK as Brexit looms

City firms prepare to shift £800bn out of UK as Brexit looms

Twenty companies have announced plans for no-deal scenario but true number could be higher Financial services firms are preparing to move £800bn of assets out of Britain to Europe as part of Brexit
The Guardian view on Ethiopia: change is welcome, but must be secured | Editorial

The Guardian view on Ethiopia: change is welcome, but must be secured | Editorial

Though Abiy Ahmed’s record to date is impressive, the developments he has set in train need a proper political roadmap and institutional backingEthiopians could be forgiven for their scepticism when
A former hunger striker writes: help give Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hope | Letters

A former hunger striker writes: help give Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hope | Letters

Fifty-five years ago, I was part of a hunger strike in apartheid South Africa, writes Beverley NaidooThe news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe intends to go on hunger strike, to protest against denial
A tip for Brits at the US border | Letters

A tip for Brits at the US border | Letters

Fly with Aer Lingus via Dublin, recommends Roy BoffyThe answer to Emma Brockes’s problem with the notoriously hostile US immigration “service” (Journal, 7 January) is to fly with Aer Lingus via Dublin
Playa del Carmen: seven men dead after shooting at bar in Mexican resort

Playa del Carmen: seven men dead after shooting at bar in Mexican resort

Attack occurred late Sunday in a low-income section relatively far from the beachside tourist zone, police saidSeven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico’s Caribbean coast
MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ chants

MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ chants

Letter to Met police comes after Speaker expresses concern about protesters targeting MPs outside parliament Dozens of MPs have written to the UK’s most senior police officer to raise concerns about
Kim in Beijing for Xi meeting as second Trump summit looms

Kim in Beijing for Xi meeting as second Trump summit looms

Visit comes amid reports of second meeting between North Korean leader and US presidentNorth Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, has arrived in Beijing at the invitation of Xi Jinping, seemingly to coordinate
Kevin Spacey appears in court in Nantucket on indecent assault charge

Kevin Spacey appears in court in Nantucket on indecent assault charge

Actor will face a maximum of five years in prison if convictedGroping incident allegedly took place at bar in 2016At a minutes-long arraignment on the ritzy Massachusetts island of Nantucket on
Italian government rift over fate of 49 people stuck on rescue ships

Italian government rift over fate of 49 people stuck on rescue ships

Matteo Salvini and coalition partner Luigi Di Maio appear at odds as standoff continuesA rift has opened within Italy’s populist coalition government over the fate of 49 people who remain stranded at
Evo Morales attacks 'white supremacist ideology' in clash with Bolsonaro ally

Evo Morales attacks 'white supremacist ideology' in clash with Bolsonaro ally

Bolivia’s president stands up for indigenous rights Feud with Rodrigo Amorim reveals new political battleground Bolivia’s leftist president Evo Morales has clashed with an ally of Brazil’s new
GetUp's 'hard right' hitlist for federal election revealed

GetUp's 'hard right' hitlist for federal election revealed

Public asked to nominate which conservative Coalition MPs are ‘the worst’ to help GetUp prioritise targetsGetUp is asking the public to nominate which conservative Coalition MPs are “the worst of a
Canadian men detained in China unaware of what charges they may face

Canadian men detained in China unaware of what charges they may face

Ottawa is demanding release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor as legislators say they have reiterated concerns to Chinese officialsTwo Canadian men detained in China have still not been told what
Ten years after the first war on Gaza, Israel still plans endless brute force | Avi Shlaim

Ten years after the first war on Gaza, Israel still plans endless brute force | Avi Shlaim

Operation Cast Lead killed 1,417 people. Chillingly, the generals call their repeated bombardments ‘mowing the lawn’This month marks the 10th anniversary of the first major military assault on the 2
There's still time to give to our appeal and help end injustices like Windrush | Katharine Viner

There's still time to give to our appeal and help end injustices like Windrush | Katharine Viner

Guardian and Observer readers have shown their solidarity with the Windrush generation by donating £920,000 to our charity appeal, which closes ThursdayPlease donate to our appeal hereOur charity
French author, 50, says women over 50 are too old to love

French author, 50, says women over 50 are too old to love

Yann Moix, a prize-winning novelist, says women of same age are ‘invisible’ to himA popular French author and television presenter has caused outrage after claiming he was “incapable” of loving a