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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
No-deal Brexit: Plan to maintain medicine supplies 'could cost £2bn'

No-deal Brexit: Plan to maintain medicine supplies 'could cost £2bn'

Campaign group Best for Britain warns of cost to health secretary’s stockpiling strategyThe health secretary’s plan to set aside six weeks’ worth of vital medicines to avoid supply disruptions in the
Study finds extreme CEO-worker pay disparity at taxpayer-supported companies

Study finds extreme CEO-worker pay disparity at taxpayer-supported companies

The top 50 government contractors paid their CEO more than 25 times the median worker’s paySome of the most extreme examples of the gap between executive and median worker pay occurs at companies
Australian universities to set up campuses in Indonesia under new free trade deal

Australian universities to set up campuses in Indonesia under new free trade deal

Treaty is expected to be ratified by Indonesian parliament next year, but nationalist opposition could present ‘serious obstacles’ Australian universities are expected to get the green light to start
US may resume war games as North Korea negotiations stall

US may resume war games as North Korea negotiations stall

Restarting drills with South Korea likely to infuriate regime, which has in the past responded with threats of forceThe US secretary of defence, Jame Mattis, has suggested the US and South Korea could
The EU is too white – and Brexit is likely to make it worse

The EU is too white – and Brexit is likely to make it worse

All 28 European commissioners are white and only three of the 751 MEPs are blackIt was just another meeting in the European parliament, says Ida Scott*. “There were five people in the room and the
Iranian activist jailed over hijab protests goes on hunger strike

Iranian activist jailed over hijab protests goes on hunger strike

Farhad Meysami accused of having badges saying he was against the compulsory hijab Human rights activists in Iran have said they are worried about a man on hunger strike who was reportedly jailed for
Sydney dam levels plummeting as desalination plant stalls

Sydney dam levels plummeting as desalination plant stalls

Warragamba Dam in decline but private plant may not be fully operational for another year A multimillion dollar desalination plant built to address water shortages in Sydney a decade ago may not be
Indigenous suicide in custody: 'How have lives just slipped away?'

Indigenous suicide in custody: 'How have lives just slipped away?'

Guardian Australia has uncovered 20 suicides since 2008. Each death should have been prevented Megan Williams was in her last year at school when the findings of the royal commission into Aboriginal
Cate Blanchett tells of atrocities against Rohingya children – video

Cate Blanchett tells of atrocities against Rohingya children – video

Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett describes to a UN security council meeting in New York 'gut-wrenching' accounts from Myanmar of Rohingya people being tortured, raped and killed in front of their