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German city removes gold Erdoğan statue after violent clashes

German city removes gold Erdoğan statue after violent clashes

Controversial effigy of Turkish PM was part of Wiesbaden art BiennaleThe German city of Wiesbaden has removed a large gold statue of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after it sparked clashes
Faces of Flint: the story of a modern American city

Faces of Flint: the story of a modern American city

Photographer Zackary Canepari arrived in Flint in 2012, before a scandal about tainted water brought the city to international attention. For six years he has documented a place of struggle, and
Compromise is a lost art in Australian politics, Senate president Scott Ryan says

Compromise is a lost art in Australian politics, Senate president Scott Ryan says

Liberal Senator says resolving difficult issues by compromise does not equal ‘abandoning the base’ The Senate president, Scott Ryan, has lamented the lost art of compromise in Australian politics,
Morrison gets a lifeline as Cathy McGowan rules out supporting no confidence motion

Morrison gets a lifeline as Cathy McGowan rules out supporting no confidence motion

MP says ‘now is not the time for further disruption’ as Wentworth byelection loomsThe Victorian independent MP Cathy McGowan says she won’t support a no confidence motion against the government while
Barnier 'failing to make himself available for Brexit talks'

Barnier 'failing to make himself available for Brexit talks'

EU negotiator allegedly keeps turning down requests to meet Dominic Raab due to diary constraintsDominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, has expressed his frustration to EU officials over Michel Barnier’s
Nigel Farage portrait fails to attract buyers at art show

Nigel Farage portrait fails to attract buyers at art show

David Griffiths painting of ‘Mr Brexit’ unsold, while Jacob Rees-Mogg work fetches £450A portrait of the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage failed to attract a single bid at one of Britain’s most
Muhammad cartoon contest in Netherlands sparks Pakistan protests

Muhammad cartoon contest in Netherlands sparks Pakistan protests

Islamist leader says ‘only jihad’ is sufficient to punish ‘blasphemous’ Wilders stuntHundreds of Islamists are planning to march on Islamabad to demand Imran Khan’s new government sever diplomatic
US officials get far more cash for foreign travel expenses than EU, UN or UK

US officials get far more cash for foreign travel expenses than EU, UN or UK

The US government’s overseas allowances are sometimes twice as generous as those of other countries and institutions, the Center for Public Integrity findsScott Pruitt, the former Environmental
Dutton says donation did not influence au pair visa decision

Dutton says donation did not influence au pair visa decision

Questions also linger over the minister’s eligibility to sit in parliament due to his family’s childcare interests Failed Liberal leadership challenger Peter Dutton is under increasing pressure for
Greek PM seeks to claim centre ground with cabinet shake-up

Greek PM seeks to claim centre ground with cabinet shake-up

Alexis Tsipras brings in younger ministers to refresh government in run-up to crucial electionsThe Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has attempted to revive his flagging government with an array
Australian politics needs women like Julia Banks – but it is hostile territory

Australian politics needs women like Julia Banks – but it is hostile territory

Liberal’s departure needs to be a wake-up call: voters’ despair must turn to hope before the system itself becomes obsolete “The story of my journey is that I am an ordinary person and not someone who
Elon Musk doubles down on 'pedo' claims against UK cave diver

Elon Musk doubles down on 'pedo' claims against UK cave diver

Tesla boss criticised for calling Vernon Unsworth, who helped free Thai cave boys, a ‘pedo’Elon Musk appears to have doubled down on his claim that a British explorer who was instrumental in freeing a
How Spanish flu helped create Sweden's modern welfare state

How Spanish flu helped create Sweden's modern welfare state

The 1918 pandemic ravaged the remote city of Östersund. But its legacy is a city – and country – well-equipped to deal with 21st century challengesOn 15 September 1918, a 12-year-old boy named Karl
Houses claimed by the canal: life on Egypt's climate change frontline | Ruth Michaelson

Houses claimed by the canal: life on Egypt's climate change frontline | Ruth Michaelson

In Alexandria’s ‘Little Venice’, a poor fishing community faces the demolition of its homes and loss of its livelihood thanks to rising seas – and a local government keen to clear its slumsOn the
Pensions: don't cash out of defined benefits, warns regulator

Pensions: don't cash out of defined benefits, warns regulator

Funds offering big buyouts risk their stability while departing members face uncertain incomePension schemes are being warned they may be being too generous when offering cash lump sums to people
Calls intensify for government to act on Indigenous deaths in custody

Calls intensify for government to act on Indigenous deaths in custody

Labor, Greens and legal services urge Coalition to do more to reverse systemic failuresDeaths Inside: search the databaseLabor and the Greens have called on the government to do more about deaths in
Wednesday briefing: Back off, Boris – May 'in for the long term'

Wednesday briefing: Back off, Boris – May 'in for the long term'

‘I was pleased he was foreign secretary for the period he was foreign secretary’ … scallop war flares off Normandy … and the teen social media refuseniks Hello, Warren Murray with your Wednesday news
Martha McSally beats Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward to win Arizona Republican primary

Martha McSally beats Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward to win Arizona Republican primary

Republicans are trying to defend the seat vacated by Jeff Flake, whose persistent criticism of Trump made him unpopular with conservatives Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Republican establishment
Carmakers’ gaming of emissions tests ‘costing drivers billions’

Carmakers’ gaming of emissions tests ‘costing drivers billions’

Exclusive: On-the-road fuel efficiency is far lower than in lab tests, pushing up costs and CO2 emissions, research showsDrivers in Europe have paid €150bn more on fuel than they would have if their
Is citizenship of the country you are born in an absurd privilege? | Arwa Mahdawi

Is citizenship of the country you are born in an absurd privilege? | Arwa Mahdawi

Canada and the US are debating their policy. Perhaps it is ridiculous that 10 million people in the world are stateless while so many of us take our citizenship for grantedShould you automatically