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Pound tumbles as UK markets suffer Brexit deal volatility

Pound tumbles as UK markets suffer Brexit deal volatility

Sterling drops to about $1.27 against the dollar and falls by 1.8% against the euroFollow the latest Brexit news and reaction – live updatesBritain’s financial regulator has been in contact with City
Macedonia's fugitive former PM seeks asylum in Hungary

Macedonia's fugitive former PM seeks asylum in Hungary

Granting Nikola Gruevski’s request could further strain relations with BrusselsHungarian authorities are considering an asylum request from Nikola Gruevski, the fugitive former prime minister of
'Having a child is a distraction from your own mortality': Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins on their IVF film

'Having a child is a distraction from your own mortality': Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins on their IVF film

Hahn stars in Jenkins’ new comedy about a couple struggling with infertility. They talk about whether feminism is to blame for encouraging women to wait before reproducing – and why their film
Indonesia jails teacher who documented sexual harassment

Indonesia jails teacher who documented sexual harassment

Baiq Nuril Maknun is convicted of spreading indecent material after recording exchange with headteacherAn Indonesian woman has been sentenced to six months in jail after she documented sexual
Former Sarkozy minister cleared of rape and sexual assault

Former Sarkozy minister cleared of rape and sexual assault

Mayor of Draveil Georges Tron was resigned from cabinet post in 2011 following allegationsA former French minister accused of the rape and sexual assault of two women at the town hall where he is
Prince William tells tech leaders: do more to counter cyberbullying

Prince William tells tech leaders: do more to counter cyberbullying

Duke of Cambridge accuses social media firms of being on the back foot over challengesThe Duke of Cambridge has called on the world’s leading social media companies to “reject the false choice of
FDA announces sweeping anti-smoking measures to target teen vaping

FDA announces sweeping anti-smoking measures to target teen vaping

Sale of sweet-flavored e-cigarettes to be severely restrictedMore than 20% of all US high school students use e-cigaretteThe US Food and Drug Administration has announced sweeping new restrictions on
Ramzan Kadyrov toasts his Instagram return with ode to pistol

Ramzan Kadyrov toasts his Instagram return with ode to pistol

Chechen leader temporarily regains beloved social media account due to mistakeThe Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, this week regained control of his verified Instagram account long enough to post an
Facebook threatens democracy, says Soros-backed foundation

Facebook threatens democracy, says Soros-backed foundation

Open Society Foundations hits out after reports firm tried to discredit critics as agents of philanthropistOpen Society Foundations has hit out at Facebook as “reprehensible” after a PR agency hired
Florida elections still too close to call as Senate race goes to hand recount – live

Florida elections still too close to call as Senate race goes to hand recount – live

Republican Rick Scott declares victory despite new recountTrump to make rare visit to California to survey Camp Fire damageSign up for the morning US briefing 10.22pm GMT Acting attorney general Matt
'A race to save lives': calls for action after deaths of homeless Indians in UK

'A race to save lives': calls for action after deaths of homeless Indians in UK

Charities press for Windrush-style taskforce to help those who want to return homeStuck in a bureaucratic limbo that left him unable to return home to India but also unable to work or access services
The 20 best Marvel films – ranked!

The 20 best Marvel films – ranked!

Following the death of Stan Lee – comic-book titan and prolific creator – we examine the screen adaptations of some of Marvel’s greatest characters. Excelsior!No list of Marvel films – or of any films
Alexei Navalny: arrests in Russia politically motivated, ECHR rules

Alexei Navalny: arrests in Russia politically motivated, ECHR rules

Arrests of opposition leader between 2012 and 2014 aimed at ‘suppressing political pluralism’ said rulingRussia’s repeated arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny are politically motivated, the
John Kerry: US 'cannot afford truculent child president'

John Kerry: US 'cannot afford truculent child president'

Former US secretary of state criticises Trump’s failure to attend Armistice Day ceremony America cannot afford “a truculent child president” if it is to fulfil its global leadership role, the former
Uber losses top $1bn in run-up to IPO

Uber losses top $1bn in run-up to IPO

Growth in bookings continues to slow as pressure builds to improve financial performanceUber has posted a loss of more than $1bn (£780m) in its latest quarter as growth in bookings continued to slow
Beyoncé cuts ties with Sir Philip Green and buys out Ivy Park share

Beyoncé cuts ties with Sir Philip Green and buys out Ivy Park share

British tycoon is subject of harassment and bullying claims, which he deniesBeyoncé has cut her ties with Sir Philip Green, the Topshop tycoon who is battling claims of harassment and bullying.The
Are you reflected in the new US Congress?

Are you reflected in the new US Congress?

The 2018 midterm elections saw a record number of women elected and many historic firsts. But do the new members of Congress reflect you and the US population? Continue reading...
Saudis shield crown prince as death penalty sought over Khashoggi murder

Saudis shield crown prince as death penalty sought over Khashoggi murder

Saudi prosecutor recommends death penalty for five suspects over killing of journalistSaudi Arabia says it will pursue the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the
Curious cats bring fame to Japanese museum that won't let them in

Curious cats bring fame to Japanese museum that won't let them in

Plucky pair have been trying to enter Onomichi gallery for two years, to no availTwo cats that have spent the past two years trying to enter an art museum in western Japan – only to be politely turned
Trial of Russian stage director seen as test for artistic freedom

Trial of Russian stage director seen as test for artistic freedom

Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prisonKirill Serebrennikov entered court this week in a black T-shirt bearing a message for Russia, a quote from Nikolai