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Ecuador's ex-president Rafael Correa requests asylum in Belgium

Ecuador's ex-president Rafael Correa requests asylum in Belgium

Ecuadoran judge demanded Correa return to face charges related to 2012 kidnapping of an opponentEcuador’s former president Rafael Correa, who is wanted in his homeland on suspicion of kidnapping, has
Jeff Sessions protests: thousands march after Trump fires attorney general – as it happened

Jeff Sessions protests: thousands march after Trump fires attorney general – as it happened

More than 900 demonstrations against Sessions’ firing held nationwide What’s next for the Trump-Russia inquiry now Sessions has been fired? 2.10am GMT We’re ending our live coverage for now, thanks
'McMafia' case: woman who spent £16m at Harrods granted bail

'McMafia' case: woman who spent £16m at Harrods granted bail

Zamira Hajiyeva is facing extradition to Azerbaijan from UK on embezzlement chargesA woman who spent £16m in Harrods and is subject to the UK’s first McMafia-style “dirty money” investigation has been
UK economic growth tipped to be slowest in Europe next year

UK economic growth tipped to be slowest in Europe next year

European commission says UK will join Italy at foot of growth league even with a soft BrexitThe UK will sink to the bottom of the European economic growth league next year to join Italy as the
Tanzania: men arrested for 'gay marriage' face anal examinations

Tanzania: men arrested for 'gay marriage' face anal examinations

Ten detained on island of Zanzibar to undergo test campaigners call tortureTen men arrested for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar are to face a
Mueller investigation: what will happen to it under Matt Whitaker?

Mueller investigation: what will happen to it under Matt Whitaker?

The forced resignation of Jeff Sessions has raised questions about the future of the investigation under the acting attorney generalThe forced resignation of Jeff Sessions as US attorney general has
Empire 2.0: the fantasy that's fuelling Tory divisions on Brexit

Empire 2.0: the fantasy that's fuelling Tory divisions on Brexit

Goal to renew Commonwealth ties may explain willingness to risk toppling May governmentTo understand the Conservatives in the House of Commons who would rather topple their government than allow it to
Kidnapped students in Cameroon reunited with their parents

Kidnapped students in Cameroon reunited with their parents

Pupils put under ‘school arrest’ by government after release from kidnapping allowed to go homeDozens of students who were freed from kidnappers only to be put under effective “school arrest” by the
Acting attorney general says judges should have a 'biblical view of justice' – archive video

Acting attorney general says judges should have a 'biblical view of justice' – archive video

Matthew Whitaker, now acting attorney general after the president fired Jeff Sessions, said of prospective federal judges, 'are they people of faith? Do they have a biblical view of justice? Which I
Loneliness study finds one in five Australians rarely or never have someone to talk to

Loneliness study finds one in five Australians rarely or never have someone to talk to

Research finds 27.6% of people say they feel lonely at least three days every weekMore than one-fifth of Australians rarely or never feel they have someone to talk to or turn to for help, and more
Oil trading firms with ties to UK named in Brazil's Car Wash corruption scandal

Oil trading firms with ties to UK named in Brazil's Car Wash corruption scandal

Vitol, Glencore and Trafigura feature in report by campaign group Global WitnessThree global oil trading companies with strong ties to the UK face being dragged into Brazil’s “Car Wash” investigation,
Venezuela: about 3m have fled political and economic crisis since 2015, UN says

Venezuela: about 3m have fled political and economic crisis since 2015, UN says

Exodus driven by violence, hyperinflation and food and medicine shortage amounts to about one in 12 of the country’s populationThe exodus of Venezuelans fleeing economic and political crisis in their
Police accuse Netanyahu relative and confidants of bribery

Police accuse Netanyahu relative and confidants of bribery

Pressure grows on prime minister as police find sufficient evidence to charge his personal lawyerIsraeli police have accused members of Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner circle, including a relative and a
'The violence is unbearable': medics in Yemen plead for help

'The violence is unbearable': medics in Yemen plead for help

Hodeidah hospitals struggle to treat people hurt in airstrikes as well as hungry childrenAid agencies and medical staff on the ground in Hodeidah have begged the international community to intervene
A short history of Donald Trump’s clashes with CNN’s Jim Acosta – video

A short history of Donald Trump’s clashes with CNN’s Jim Acosta – video

The confrontation between Donald Trump and the CNN journalist Jim Acosta this week was not the first time the two have gone head-to-head. Acosta has been a prominent figure in press briefings since
Jeff Sessions: House Democrats vow to investigate attorney general's firing

Jeff Sessions: House Democrats vow to investigate attorney general's firing

Congressman Jerrold Nadler: ‘People will be held accountable’Democrats say Mueller’s Russia inquiry must be protectedDemocrats in the House of Representatives have vowed to investigate Donald Trump’s
Anger as influential economist has UK residency bid rejected

Anger as influential economist has UK residency bid rejected

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, who has lived in UK for 20 years, says application refused and Italian passport kept by Home OfficeThe London-based international economist Mariana Mazzucato has said her
Empire Cinemas rejects first world war short film by Bible Society

Empire Cinemas rejects first world war short film by Bible Society

UK chain is refusing to show three-minute film about the comfort soldiers found in BibleA cinema chain has rejected a short film highlighting the comfort some first world war soldiers found in the
Croatian man breaks his leg vandalising anti-fascist monument

Croatian man breaks his leg vandalising anti-fascist monument

Man to have surgery after toppling statue of leader of resistance to pro-Nazi regime during second world warA 65-year-old man who repeatedly shoved a Croatian anti-fascist monument in an effort to
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme court justice in hospital after fall at office

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme court justice in hospital after fall at office

Ginsburg fractured three ribs during fall on WednesdaySupreme court justice, appointed by Clinton, is 85Follow live updates on US politicsThe supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been taken