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Tuesday US briefing: Trump exaggerated importance of Saudi arms sales

Tuesday US briefing: Trump exaggerated importance of Saudi arms sales

Pentagon to draw down border troops after ‘political stunt’ ... Ivanka Trump used personal email for government business ... Rain forces California fire refugees to flee makeshift campGood morning,
May will finalise Brexit deal in Brussels on Wednesday, says Spain

May will finalise Brexit deal in Brussels on Wednesday, says Spain

Prime minister to discuss future framework with EC president Jean-Claude JunckerTheresa May is to travel to Brussels on Wednesday evening to finalise the Brexit deal in a meeting with the European
Viking city: excavation reveals urban pioneers not violent raiders

Viking city: excavation reveals urban pioneers not violent raiders

Excavations in Ribe, Denmark show that Viking culture was based on sophisticated production and trade. Is their brutal reputation unfair?In an extraordinary moment captured on film this summer, the
New York City subway and bus services have entered 'death spiral', experts say

New York City subway and bus services have entered 'death spiral', experts say

MTA officials warned they may have to drastically cut service or increase fares as deficits are expected to hit nearly $1bn by 2022New York City’s subway and bus service is already in crisis. It could
Jacob Rees-Mogg urges 'patience' over no-confidence vote in May - Politics live

Jacob Rees-Mogg urges 'patience' over no-confidence vote in May - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 10.54am GMT Here are the key quotes from Jacob Rees-Mogg on the Tory leadership. Asked why the necessary 48 letters to force a
Indonesia: dead whale had 1,000 pieces of plastic in stomach

Indonesia: dead whale had 1,000 pieces of plastic in stomach

Sperm whale washed up in Sulawesi had flip-flops, bottles, bags and 115 drinking cups in its stomachA dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its
Yemen: Hodeidah sees 'worst fighting yet' despite UN ceasefire calls

Yemen: Hodeidah sees 'worst fighting yet' despite UN ceasefire calls

Lull in hostilities ends as street fighting breaks out and Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Houthi rebels Vicious fighting described by residents as the worst so far has flared up in Yemen’s
Carlos Ghosn no longer able to lead Renault, says French minister

Carlos Ghosn no longer able to lead Renault, says French minister

Car executive, who is also chairman of Nissan, arrested in Japan over alleged misconductFrance’s finance minister has said Carlos Ghosn cannot remain in charge of Renault, after the leading figure in
Second baby dies in Queensland, a day after nine-month-old found on beach

Second baby dies in Queensland, a day after nine-month-old found on beach

Baby girl dies in Queensland Children’s hospital, as locals say they had contacted authorities about homeless family of first girlA day after a baby girl was found dead on a Queensland beach, a
Bitcoin price plunges below $4,500 mark in new 2018 low

Bitcoin price plunges below $4,500 mark in new 2018 low

Cryptocurrency’s value has slumped by more than a quarter in less than a weekThe price of bitcoin continued to plunge on Tuesday as it fell another 7% to $4,387, taking its losses to almost 30% in the
Twitter CEO upsets Hindu nationalists during India visit

Twitter CEO upsets Hindu nationalists during India visit

Jack Dorsey accused of hate speech after posing with sign criticising country’s caste systemTwitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, has upset Hindu nationalists and some members of the Brahmin caste
Trump inflated importance of Saudi arms sales to US job market, report says

Trump inflated importance of Saudi arms sales to US job market, report says

Saudi Arabia needs the US far more than the other way round, report argues amid crisis over murder of Jamal KhashoggiUS arms sales to Saudi Arabia give Washington extensive leverage on Riyadh, while
Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence praised by prison governor on eve of release

Bali Nine's Renae Lawrence praised by prison governor on eve of release

Made Suwendra says Lawrence contributed to prison life and it was ‘time for her to be freed’The governor of Bangli Prison, in a mountainous area of eastern Bali, has praised Australian Bali Nine drug
The cocooned high-rises of Hong Kong – in pictures

The cocooned high-rises of Hong Kong – in pictures

For over two decades photographer Peter Steinhauer documented the bamboo scaffolding and bright, tightly wrapped shapes of Hong Kong’s construction sites. His collection, Cocoons, is available from
Stigma pushes disabled children into 'dangerous' Kenyan orphanages

Stigma pushes disabled children into 'dangerous' Kenyan orphanages

Report reveals widespread neglect in institutions across the country, yet fierce discrimination means such children may be at risk of being killed if they remain in their communities Behind the gates
We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

We have a duty to help the children of Palestine | Letters

On the UN’s Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – teachers and lecturers urge the UK government to lobby for the release of child prisoners and an end to the mistreatment of children detained under
Catalonia train crash: one dead in landslide derailment

Catalonia train crash: one dead in landslide derailment

Train came off tracks between Terrassa and Manresa, towns north-west of BarcelonaOne person has died and 44 have been injured after a commuter train came off the tracks outside Barcelona.The
‘I just want to break down’: the California wildfire victims living in a parking lot – video

‘I just want to break down’: the California wildfire victims living in a parking lot – video

Hundreds of families who lost their homes in the devastating Northern California wildfires stay in tents and cars at makeshift camps in shopping centre car parks. One young family is living with two
Sisto Malaspina funeral: Melbourne celebrates life of 'one of the greats'

Sisto Malaspina funeral: Melbourne celebrates life of 'one of the greats'

Italian migrant and Bourke Street attack victim remembered as someone who made ‘everybody feel special’ Golden light poured through the arch windows at St Patrick’s Cathedral as thousands of
For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end | Polly Toynbee

For hard-right revolutionaries, Brexit is cover for a different end | Polly Toynbee

A group of extremists within the Tory party would welcome the havoc unleashed by ‘no deal’ to advance their causeThe vultures circle a wounded prime minister, who is attacked by the hordes of