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French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children dies aged 108

French Resistance hero who saved hundreds of Jewish children dies aged 108

Georges Loinger escaped from German camp and spent rest of the war helping children cross Swiss borderA French Resistance hero who used his ingenuity and athleticism to save the lives of hundreds of
UK needs to get its act together before Brexit vote, Juncker says

UK needs to get its act together before Brexit vote, Juncker says

It is not up to EU to resolve problems before MPs vote on May’s deal, London toldJean-Claude Juncker has told the UK to “get its act together” in the run-up to the delayed House of Commons vote on
Vladimir Putin sends new year greetings to Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin sends new year greetings to Donald Trump

Russian president tells US leader he is open to dialogue and pledges more aid to Syrian governmentVladimir Putin has told Donald Trump in a new year letter that Moscow is ready for dialogue on a
A new start: Esi Edugyan on meeting her grandmother on her only trip to Ghana

A new start: Esi Edugyan on meeting her grandmother on her only trip to Ghana

The Canadian author visited her parents’ homeland thinking she would find her home. She left feeling less Ghanaian than everI was 27 years old when I took my first and only trip to Ghana. My
Colombia says it has uncovered plot to assassinate PM Iván Duque

Colombia says it has uncovered plot to assassinate PM Iván Duque

Minister says security services believe Venezuelans were linked to plot to kill conservative leaderColombian authorities are investigating an alleged plot involving Venezuelans to assassinate the
Romania to take over EU presidency amid fears for rule of law

Romania to take over EU presidency amid fears for rule of law

Bucharest accused of seeking to reverse democratic reforms as it takes charge of rotating presidencyRomania’s government has been accused of seeking to turn the clock back on years of democratic
Congolese finally go to the polls amid fears over fraud

Congolese finally go to the polls amid fears over fraud

As survey puts surprise frontrunner ahead in DRC, many expect violence if government rigs the voteMillions of voters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are going to the polls to cast their
Dozens have been killed by the regime. But Sudan’s protesters march on

Dozens have been killed by the regime. But Sudan’s protesters march on

What began as a response to rising food prices has become a full-blown revolt against Omar al-Bashir’s ruleMarching at night, the demonstrators raised their hands in the air. “Peaceful, peaceful,”
Syria: Assad has decisively won his brutal battle

Syria: Assad has decisively won his brutal battle

Trump’s decision to pull US troops out leaves the opposition strandedThis year is ending on a note of triumph for the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Donald Trump has announced a rapid troop withdrawal
Beyond Syria: the Arab Spring’s aftermath

Beyond Syria: the Arab Spring’s aftermath

The outlook is bleak for key countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and LibyaJust over eight years ago, Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in a bitter one-man protest
Syrian White Helmets try to rebuild lives in Canadian exile

Syrian White Helmets try to rebuild lives in Canadian exile

Members of rescue organization that saved thousands resettle in Nova Scotia after evacuation via Israel and JordanUnder cover of darkness, Maysoon al-Masri and her husband began their march towards
How Nancy Pelosi signaled the end of Donald Trump's easy ride

How Nancy Pelosi signaled the end of Donald Trump's easy ride

In one deft performance the top Democrat in the House owned the president, having faced down Republicans scare tactics and attacks from her own sideNancy Pelosi was perched on the end of a sofa in the
2018’s most bizarre requests to diplomats: are there vampires in Poland?

2018’s most bizarre requests to diplomats: are there vampires in Poland?

Where can I get a veggie sausage in India? Foreign Office reveals the strangest pleas to British embassiesOne man in Delhi was desperate for vegetarian sausages and heard the embassy stocked supplies.
El Paso aid agencies overwhelmed as 1,600 migrants are cast on to streets

El Paso aid agencies overwhelmed as 1,600 migrants are cast on to streets

US authorities leave families to fend for themselves, a practice local bishop calls ‘inhumane and unconscionable’The US government has released more than 1,600 migrants on to the streets of El Paso,
Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

State-run chain of heritage properties converts to sustainable energy to set wider example to countrySpain’s state-owned chain of paradores, the grand hotels often housed in ancient castles and
Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times among titles affected by virus that hit shared systemsA cyber-attack has caused printing and delivery disruptions to major US
China: slowing economy and inequality force new priorities for rulers

China: slowing economy and inequality force new priorities for rulers

Leaders of world’s second-largest economy face some of their most difficult policy decisions in years in 2019To make ends meet, Xu Yuan, 33, has to share a bed with her best friend in Shanghai where
Sydney Opal Tower: crackdown on certifiers announced as three residents refuse to go

Sydney Opal Tower: crackdown on certifiers announced as three residents refuse to go

NSW government says it will introduce ‘name and shame register’ and tougher building industry legislationThree residents inside Sydney’s Opal Tower have refused to evacuate as the New South Wales
Serbia: thousands rally in fourth week of anti-government protests

Serbia: thousands rally in fourth week of anti-government protests

Marches put more pressure on President Aleksandar Vučić, who is accused of establishing autocratic ruleAround 25,000 protesters turned out for a fourth week of anti-government demonstrations in
Bangladesh PM Hasina wins thumping victory in elections opposition reject as 'farcical'

Bangladesh PM Hasina wins thumping victory in elections opposition reject as 'farcical'

At least 17 people killed, with claims ruling Awami League rigged country’s first contested election in a decadeBangladesh’s opposition has rejected the “farcical” results of national elections