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Bullying claims at Oxford ‘medieval fiefdom’ take toll on reformist dean

Bullying claims at Oxford ‘medieval fiefdom’ take toll on reformist dean

The dean of Christ Church is facing a tribunal – but Martyn Percy says he doesn’t know what the charges are or who’s behind themIt is a quintessential institution of the establishment, producing 13
Emails reveal Arron Banks’ links to Steve Bannon in quest for campaign cash

Emails reveal Arron Banks’ links to Steve Bannon in quest for campaign cash

Businessman sought Trump strategist’s help to raise funds for Leave.EU in the USThe controversial businessman Arron Banks was keen to involve Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a
Best Australian political cartoons of the year – in pictures

Best Australian political cartoons of the year – in pictures

A new book has been released showcasing the year in politics as observed by Australia’s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists Continue reading...
At home and abroad, Emmanuel Macron ploughs lonely furrow

At home and abroad, Emmanuel Macron ploughs lonely furrow

French president’s progressive global ambitions come up against reality of nationalism and authoritarian regimesEmmanuel Macron’s domestic difficulties and plunging approval ratings present a sharp
Criminal intelligence agency warned it may seek to suppress parts of report on failed project

Criminal intelligence agency warned it may seek to suppress parts of report on failed project

ACIC was forced to abandon biometric identification project after huge delays and a reported cost blowoutAustralia’s criminal intelligence agency warned the auditor-general that it may seek to
Brussels tells Theresa May - delaying Brexit will cost UK £10bn

Brussels tells Theresa May - delaying Brexit will cost UK £10bn

EU says longer transition would lead to a bigger bill as PM prepares for critical weekTheresa May’s hopes of securing her Brexit deal were dealt a new blow on Saturday night as the EU warned the UK
‘It doesn’t make sense’: Europe puzzled by UK Brexit meltdown

‘It doesn’t make sense’: Europe puzzled by UK Brexit meltdown

Some commentators heaped praise on the PM but in the bars and cafes, ordinary citizens were just bewilderedAs Britain went into Brexit meltdown, French friends made the kind of comment usually
Florida sues drugstores Walgreens and CVS for alleged role in opioid crisis

Florida sues drugstores Walgreens and CVS for alleged role in opioid crisis

Companies added to state lawsuit against Purdue PharmaStores allegedly failed to stop ‘suspicious orders of opioids’Florida is suing the nation’s two largest drugstore chains, Walgreens and CVS,
France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal

France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal

President Macron and other member states fear Britain could gain advantage over them by undercutting EU environment lawsFrance is pushing the UK to incorporate future European climate change
Flying fists and pelted bottles – warring politicians shock Sri Lanka

Flying fists and pelted bottles – warring politicians shock Sri Lanka

As an unstable coalition falls apart, MPs are resisting the return of former strongman president Mahinda RajapaksaIn 1987 grenades ripped through Sri Lanka’s parliament, killing two people and
Argentina lacks technology to salvage submarine wreck

Argentina lacks technology to salvage submarine wreck

The vessel found 800 metres deep is beyond country’s reach, says defence ministerThe Argentine government has acknowledged that it lacks the proper technology to salvage the submarine that disappeared
Bringing Rajapaksa back to power would be ruin of Sri Lanka

Bringing Rajapaksa back to power would be ruin of Sri Lanka

Torture risk means UK Home Office asylum policy needs urgent reviewThe dangers of a return to power of Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot be overstated. When he was president, torture in Sri Lanka was routine.
Migrants fleeing Libya refuse to leave ship and be sent back to camps

Migrants fleeing Libya refuse to leave ship and be sent back to camps

A total of 81 people on the cargo ship, some from Sudan, say they are staying put Eighty-one migrants have refused to disembark from a merchant ship off the coast of Misrata in Libya, according to
'It's Macron's fault': parts of France in gridlock as thousands protest fuel tax hikes - video

'It's Macron's fault': parts of France in gridlock as thousands protest fuel tax hikes - video

A female protester has died after being hit by a motorist as demonstrators angry at fuel tax hikes gridlocked parts of France on Saturday. Police said 47 other protesters had also been injured, three
Chechnya: woman blows herself up at checkpoint in Grozny

Chechnya: woman blows herself up at checkpoint in Grozny

Nobody else killed or injured in attack on police in the Chechen capital in southern Russia A woman blew herself up on Saturday near a police checkpoint in the Chechen capital Grozny in southern
DUP and Northern Irish businesses at odds over May's Brexit deal

DUP and Northern Irish businesses at odds over May's Brexit deal

Ulster Farmers’ Union tells Arlene Foster no-deal Brexit would be disastrous for regionA row has erupted between the Democratic Unionist party and Northern Ireland business and farming interests after
CIA Khashoggi findings 'highly damaging' to Mohammed bin Salman

CIA Khashoggi findings 'highly damaging' to Mohammed bin Salman

Agency must have solid proof that Saudi prince ordered journalist’s killing, says official The CIA’s conclusion that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has
Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me

Florida official Brenda Snipes: racism 'probably' a factor in attacks against me

Snipes, 75, was condemned for sending results two minutes after 3pm deadline in the race between Rick Scott and Bill NelsonA top elections official in Florida who endured national humiliation after
Habitat loss threatens all our futures, world leaders warned

Habitat loss threatens all our futures, world leaders warned

Biodiversity experts say mass extinction of wildlife is as big a danger as climate changeAs a UN conference convenes to work out a new deal for protecting the planet’s biodiversity, the focus falls on
Out on the dark Gloucestershire hills on badger patrol as culling row returns…

Out on the dark Gloucestershire hills on badger patrol as culling row returns…

With the number of cattle infected with bovine TB still rising, farmers and campaigners remain divided on the causeThe beam from Lynn Sawyer’s head torch scans the dark trees on a Gloucestershire