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Brexit: May faces tough weekend in Brussels before domestic storm

Brexit: May faces tough weekend in Brussels before domestic storm

Intense work to seal deal with EU will precede harder task of convincing MPs to back it Theresa May will fly to Brussels on Saturday to seal her Brexit deal with EU leaders, but the real hard work
House Democrats will investigate Trump's response to Khashoggi murder

House Democrats will investigate Trump's response to Khashoggi murder

Incoming intelligence committee head Adam Schiff plans ‘deep dive’ into US-Saudi Arabia ties, report saysDemocrats on the US House intelligence committee will investigate Donald Trump’s response to
Police watchdog to oversee review into blunders that led to girl's alleged sexual assault

Police watchdog to oversee review into blunders that led to girl's alleged sexual assault

Anthony Sampieri was on parole in NSW when he allegedly sexually assaulted a seven-year-old child in Sydney’s southThe New South Wales police watchdog says it will “closely oversee” an internal police
Banksy works worth £12m impounded in Belgium after legal row

Banksy works worth £12m impounded in Belgium after legal row

Brussels exhibition was closed by bailiffs after a dispute over ownership of the street artIt had been advertised as “Banksy unauthorised”, a retrospective of 58 of the street artist’s most famous
Climate change 'will inflict substantial damages on US lives'

Climate change 'will inflict substantial damages on US lives'

US National Climate Assessment details climate change impactCurrent response to crisis is insufficient, authors say Climate change is already harming Americans’ lives with “substantial damages” set to
Hopes grow for release of UK academic jailed for life in UAE

Hopes grow for release of UK academic jailed for life in UAE

UAE says pardon for Matthew Hedges will be considered in context of close UK relations and could happen next weekOptimism that Matthew Hedges, the British academic jailed for life in the United Arab
Matthew Hedges' wife: 'My heart broke into a million pieces'

Matthew Hedges' wife: 'My heart broke into a million pieces'

Daniela Tejada speaks of the desperate six months she has spent trying to free her British husband from jail in UAE Two days after her husband was sentenced to life in prison, Daniela Tejada shrugs
Vegan Wool: could renaming a West Country village reduce cruelty to sheep?

Vegan Wool: could renaming a West Country village reduce cruelty to sheep?

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked Wool parish council to rename its village Vegan Wool to help its cause. But the locals aren’t all on boardName: Vegan Wool.Appearance: Traditional
Theresa May prepares to face biggest threat to date: the Tory party

Theresa May prepares to face biggest threat to date: the Tory party

Commons vote on Brexit deal is shaping up to be defining moment of May’s No 10 tenureTheresa May will go to Brussels this weekend in the sure knowledge that by far the biggest battle she faces is with
John Hodgson obituary

John Hodgson obituary

My father, John Hodgson, who has died aged 81, was an agricultural ecologist whose research improved the management of grasslands around the world.His work took him from the Grassland Research
Royal wedding and Trump visit rack up £9m in policing costs

Royal wedding and Trump visit rack up £9m in policing costs

Thames Valley police ask for Home Office help after covering major events in 2018 Policing costs for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle and the visit of Donald Trump cost
Spanish PM threatens to snub Brexit summit over future of Gibraltar

Spanish PM threatens to snub Brexit summit over future of Gibraltar

UK accused of acting ‘under darkness of night’ to include Rock in territorial scope of dealThe Spanish prime minister threatened on Friday to snub the weekend Brexit summit unless he received a public
Sapphic sensation: the rise of the lesbian story on and off screen

Sapphic sensation: the rise of the lesbian story on and off screen

Creation and authentic depiction of same-sex relationships on film and TV goes mainstream The latest TV show to make waves online and ripples around office water coolers, Julia Davis’s Sally4Ever,
British arms trade feeds war in Yemen | Letters

British arms trade feeds war in Yemen | Letters

Britain sells arms to Saudi Arabia, a state that is playing such a disastrously central role in Yemen’s civil war, writes Alec BurtIt was interesting to read of the welcome conviction of three people
California wildfires: rains hamper searchers as ash turns to paste

California wildfires: rains hamper searchers as ash turns to paste

More than 800 volunteers search for human remains, with 560 people still unaccounted for in Camp fireVolunteers searching for human remains in the wake of the wildfire that destroyed the California
Influential Syrian activist Raed Fares gunned down in Idlib

Influential Syrian activist Raed Fares gunned down in Idlib

Man who helped make ‘the conscience of the revolution’ killed along with colleague Hamoud JneedOne of Syria’s most prominent activists, known for eye-catching protest banners and influential “Radio
Met police driving cars into thieves on mopeds in crime crackdown

Met police driving cars into thieves on mopeds in crime crackdown

Tougher tactics have led to 44% fall in thefts involving mopeds in LondonPolice in London say tough tactics used against suspected violent thieves on mopeds, including chasing them and knocking them
France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ leave Macron feeling decidedly off-colour

France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ leave Macron feeling decidedly off-colour

Fuel tax protest has widened into outburst at inequality and against ruling political classAnti-government protesters who barricaded roads and fuel depots across France this week are to stage fresh
There’s no justice in the UAE – I learned that in a Dubai prison | David Haigh

There’s no justice in the UAE – I learned that in a Dubai prison | David Haigh

The case of the British academic Matthew Hedges, like mine, shows the British government must take a much harder lineIn criticising the British government for not doing enough to help her husband, the
Hedges case may signal UAE kickback against western criticism

Hedges case may signal UAE kickback against western criticism

Jailing of British student comes as strong political ties are tested amid regional conflict It is barely 47 years old, not quite the size of Scotland, and buys nearly £250bn of British-made weapons in