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Hammond abolishes PFI contracts for new infrastructure projects

Hammond abolishes PFI contracts for new infrastructure projects

Controversial funding model has been heavily criticised following high-profile disasters Controversial PFI and PF2 contracts, under which private companies provide public services and infrastructure,
Turnbull warns Morrison over Israel embassy move after Indonesia meeting

Turnbull warns Morrison over Israel embassy move after Indonesia meeting

Former PM says if embassy moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem there would be a ‘very negative reaction in Indonesia’The former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned his successor against moving the
Car industry shares rally after reports of China vehicle tax cut

Car industry shares rally after reports of China vehicle tax cut

Financial stocks also boosted by HSBC results as FTSE 100 enjoys best day for weeksShares in carmakers were boosted on Monday by a report that China is considering cutting vehicle sales tax to boost
Three-quarters of Venice flooded by exceptional high tide

Three-quarters of Venice flooded by exceptional high tide

Strong winds push water into historic Italian lagoon city in worst flooding in a decade Venice has been inundated by an exceptional high tide which put three-quarters of the lagoon city under water.
Donald Trump's rhetoric has stoked antisemitism and hatred, experts warn

Donald Trump's rhetoric has stoked antisemitism and hatred, experts warn

The president’s tone has come under scrutiny after the Pittsburgh massacre of 11 Jews and ‘does not discourage people from acting out their terrifying views’ Donald Trump has fuelled a climate of
Philip Hammond delivers tax cut bonanza to higher earners

Philip Hammond delivers tax cut bonanza to higher earners

Those earning £50,000 will reap benefits from budget’s income tax cuts, to the tune of £860 a yearIf you are earning £50,000 a year, the chancellor has just handed you a £860 income tax cut – or six
Pittsburgh shooting suspect appears in court over attack that left 11 dead

Pittsburgh shooting suspect appears in court over attack that left 11 dead

Robert Bowers, 46, faces 29 federal counts over weekend attackJeff Sessions says Bowers could face death penalty if convictedA man accused of killing 11 Jewish worshippers in a Pittsburgh synagogue
The Guardian view on Angela Merkel’s departure: the lesson of Hesse | Editorial

The Guardian view on Angela Merkel’s departure: the lesson of Hesse | Editorial

The German leader’s authority is increasingly fragile. She will struggle to leave office at the time of her choosing in 2021Angela Merkel has often been prematurely written off in the past. But the
Hammond says end of austerity is in sight as he boosts spending

Hammond says end of austerity is in sight as he boosts spending

Increases for universal credit, defence and schools in budget alongside digital services taxPhilip Hammond claimed that “austerity is coming to an end” as he took advantage of better-than-expected tax
Twilight of Merkel era is already closely watched in EU

Twilight of Merkel era is already closely watched in EU

German chancellor’s struggles showed to rest of Europe that her authority is ebbing awayWhen Angela Merkel announced she would not seek another term as German chancellor, for Brussels it was more like
'We will not be silenced': Bolsonaro opponents pledge widespread protests

'We will not be silenced': Bolsonaro opponents pledge widespread protests

Following Brazil’s election of a far-right president, leaders on the left have planned demonstrations across the countryOpponents of Brazil’s newly elected far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, have
Richard Di Natale labels Australian arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'contemptible'

Richard Di Natale labels Australian arms sales to Saudi Arabia 'contemptible'

Greens leader criticises government’s handling of Saudi Arabia, including the response to Jamal Khashoggi’s killing Richard Di Natale has criticised the Morrison government’s response to the killing
Merkel's long goodbye will be severe test for troubled continent

Merkel's long goodbye will be severe test for troubled continent

Europe’s political stability is at greater risk than at any time since second world warWhen Angela Merkel first came into office in 2005, George W Bush was in the White House, Tony Blair was British
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha obituary

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha obituary

Thai businessman and popular owner of Leicester City FC who oversaw the club’s greatest successesIn 2010, when Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who has died aged 60 in a helicopter crash, took over the
Trump joy over Bolsonaro suggests new rightwing axis in Americas and beyond

Trump joy over Bolsonaro suggests new rightwing axis in Americas and beyond

US president says he will ‘work closely together’ with Brazil’s new hard-right leader while world’s far-right politicians share delightWhat will a Bolsonaro government look like? A new axis in the
Hex appeal: how Netflix's Sabrina taps into the rising feminist passion for witches

Hex appeal: how Netflix's Sabrina taps into the rising feminist passion for witches

Feminists have long celebrated witches as symbols of untamed, angry, joyous and immortal female energy. Now the remake of the 90s teen drama is using the symbol to dramatic effectChilling Adventures
Jair Bolsonaro's provocative views in six clips – video

Jair Bolsonaro's provocative views in six clips – video

Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has become known for making offensive and controversial declarations. The far-right, pro-gun, pro-torture populist built his campaign around pledges to crush
Carole King on songwriting in the age of Trump: 'I am the honest opposition'

Carole King on songwriting in the age of Trump: 'I am the honest opposition'

The songwriter has been drawn out of semi-retirement, rewriting her song One to try to persuade voters to ‘take us away from the terrible direction America is going in’ At her home in rural Idaho,
Origin of chocolate shifts 1,400 miles and 1,500 years

Origin of chocolate shifts 1,400 miles and 1,500 years

Cacao was in use in South America centuries before its exploitation by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, experts sayThe key ingredient of chocolate was being used in South America centuries
Angela Merkel’s successor could be bad news for a post-Brexit Europe | Alan Posener

Angela Merkel’s successor could be bad news for a post-Brexit Europe | Alan Posener

Whoever takes over her role will have to cope with Germany’s slide to the right – which might mean a deal with the AfDOver the past three years I’ve received many calls from the British media asking