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Michelle Obama topples David Walliams to secure Christmas No 1

Michelle Obama topples David Walliams to secure Christmas No 1

The former first lady’s memoir Becoming sold 92,000 copies last week – well ahead of Walliams, who was the bestselling author for the previous two years Michelle Obama has unseated David Walliams as
Trump Foundation to shut down after lawsuit exposes ‘pattern of illegality’

Trump Foundation to shut down after lawsuit exposes ‘pattern of illegality’

New York attorney general says charity functioned ‘as little more than a checkbook to serve Trump’s business and political interests’ Follow today’s politics news liveDonald Trump has agreed to shut
Briton arrested in Bali over cannabis oil 'could face 15 years in jail'

Briton arrested in Bali over cannabis oil 'could face 15 years in jail'

Pip Holmes, 45, says he ‘foolishly crossed the line’ by using the oil for his arthritisA British man who was arrested in Bali for possession of cannabis oil says he is now living a “terrible
Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history | Letters

Inspiring suffragist forgotten by history | Letters

Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy was described by Emmeline Pankhurst as the ‘brains behind the suffragette movement’, writes Susan Munro. Plus Sylvia Edwards on the new statue of Emmeline PankhurstI was on
Russia, Turkey and Iran reach agreement on Syria committee

Russia, Turkey and Iran reach agreement on Syria committee

UN says Moscow rejected five names its envoy wanted included in proposed panelThe three self-appointed guarantors of the Syrian peace process – Russia, Turkey and Iran – have spurned efforts by the UN
Tattersall's club: men-only venue to announce whether women allowed to join

Tattersall's club: men-only venue to announce whether women allowed to join

President Stuart Fraser says a yes vote will restore club ‘to a busy social space’In years gone by, the leather armchairs at the Tattersall’s club in Brisbane were seats of power. Decisions and deals
Colombia: six killed at site of notorious 1990s massacre as violence returns

Colombia: six killed at site of notorious 1990s massacre as violence returns

Latest atrocity at Mapiripán may be linked to drug traffickingFormer guerrillas and paramilitaries operate in areaSix people have been killed in a remote Colombian town notorious as the site of one of
Hungary’s opposition plans more protests after ‘slave law’ passes

Hungary’s opposition plans more protests after ‘slave law’ passes

Opposition parties collaborate on joint strategy to put pressure on PM Viktor OrbánHungary’s beleaguered political opposition has vowed to keep up the pressure on the country’s far-right prime
Senior Tory suggests he would vote with Labour in no confidence motion to block no-deal Brexit – Politics live

Senior Tory suggests he would vote with Labour in no confidence motion to block no-deal Brexit – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including ministers discussing planning for a no-deal BrexitFull report: No-deal Brexit plans put 3,500 troops on standbyNo 10
Sarah Sanders dodges Trump Foundation questions while attacking FBI over Flynn – live

Sarah Sanders dodges Trump Foundation questions while attacking FBI over Flynn – live

Press secretary said in briefing she is ‘not aware’ of anything that would indicate Flynn had committed treasonHelp us reach our $1m goal. Make a year-end contribution Get the new US morning briefing.
Greek police accused of beating migrants trying to enter from Turkey

Greek police accused of beating migrants trying to enter from Turkey

Human Rights Watch releases footage showing men with scars from alleged ‘pushbacks’Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released footage of men bearing prominent scars on their backs as it accused Greek
Carmakers criticise 'unrealistic' EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

Carmakers criticise 'unrealistic' EU plan to slash vehicle emissions

Anger over intended 37.5% cut for new cars but environmental groups say it is not enoughAn EU agreement to cut emissions from cars by over a third by 2030 has faced opposition from Europe’s car
2018 in 100 seconds: how the Guardian's global coverage changed the story – video

2018 in 100 seconds: how the Guardian's global coverage changed the story – video

The support of our readers has made it possible for us to expose the Windrush scandal, the data breach that threatened to bring down Facebook, to cover the legalisation of abortion in Ireland, the
Tottenham fan banned for hurling banana at Arsenal's Aubameyang

Tottenham fan banned for hurling banana at Arsenal's Aubameyang

Magistrate also fines Averof Panteli £500, saying his actions had ‘racial element’A Tottenham fan who threw a banana skin at the Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been handed a four-year
Ivan Rogers’ Brexit bombshell, digested | Martha Gill

Ivan Rogers’ Brexit bombshell, digested | Martha Gill

The lecture by the former UK ambassador to the EU was full of home truths about the failure of our political classWhen Britain’s ambassador to the EU quit in 2017, he urged staff to fight “ill-founded
Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts

Pompeii will evacuate people to Sardinia by boat if Vesuvius erupts

Plan comes 2,000 years after notorious eruption and amid increasing seismic activityAlmost 2,000 years after the most notorious volcanic eruption in human history, authorities in Pompeii have
Sheku Bayoh: calls for inquiry after new CCTV of arrest emerges

Sheku Bayoh: calls for inquiry after new CCTV of arrest emerges

BBC Scotland airs footage that appears to contradict police version of events before deathScottish ministers are facing fresh demands for an inquiry into deaths in custody after new doubts emerged
Michael Flynn sentencing delayed to allow more time for Mueller cooperation

Michael Flynn sentencing delayed to allow more time for Mueller cooperation

Judge agrees to Flynn’s request and hearing set for 13 March‘Arguably, you sold your country out’ – judge’s stinging rebukeMichael Flynn sentencing – live updatesThe sentencing of Donald Trump’s
David Schwimmer lookalike fails to attend court on theft charge

David Schwimmer lookalike fails to attend court on theft charge

Blackpool judge issues arrest warrant for Abdulah Husseni, who resembles Friends actor A suspected thief whose image went viral because he resembles the Friends actor David Schwimmer has absconded
UK couple who named baby after Hitler jailed for terror group membership

UK couple who named baby after Hitler jailed for terror group membership

Adam Thomas and Claudia Patatas guilty of membership of far-right National Action A neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son in honour of Hitler have been jailed for membership of a terrorist