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Paul Conroy on Marie Colvin: 'Her curiosity overtook any sense of staying alive'

Paul Conroy on Marie Colvin: 'Her curiosity overtook any sense of staying alive'

Conroy, injured in the blast that killed Colvin in Syria, says his friend was far from fearless, but she was all the braver for itPaul Conroy is elated. When we meet, the news has just broken that a
'This is about saving capitalism': the Dutch historian who savaged Davos elite

'This is about saving capitalism': the Dutch historian who savaged Davos elite

Rutger Bregman never intended to take billionaires to task over tax at World Economic ForumRutger Bregman had not really intended to stick it to the global elite. He never meant to have a pop at the
Roger Stone case: judge 'considering gag order' against Trump adviser – as it happened

Roger Stone case: judge 'considering gag order' against Trump adviser – as it happened

Judge cautioned Stone against treating trial build-up ‘like book tour’ and said he should not argue his case ‘on the talkshow circuit’Sign up for the Guardian US morning briefing 1.20am GMT Thanks
India's jobs crisis casts shadow over Modi's re-election hopes

India's jobs crisis casts shadow over Modi's re-election hopes

PM promised ‘good days are coming’ but figures show unemployment at 45-year highIndia’s government has presented its final budget before this year’s national elections in the shadow of revelations
Why Mariah Carey was wrong to play Saudi Arabia | Owen Jones

Why Mariah Carey was wrong to play Saudi Arabia | Owen Jones

When pop stars are duped into performing in the Arab country, they merely help the regime’s propaganda machineAll I want for 2019 is for much-loved pop stars to stop being inadvertent propagandists
Brexit: visa-free travel plans spark Gibraltar 'colony' row

Brexit: visa-free travel plans spark Gibraltar 'colony' row

UK rejects description in footnote attached, on Spain’s insistence, to EU regulationA straightforward change in EU law guaranteeing visa-free travel for Britons in Europe after Brexit has sparked a
UK child migrants sent to Australia offered $36k compensation

UK child migrants sent to Australia offered $36k compensation

Exclusive: 130,000 children sent to ex-colonies up to 1970s under ‘misguided’ programmeChild migrants from Britain sent thousands of miles from home to Australia in what was described as a “misguided”
Leave. EU and Arron Banks insurance firm fined £120,000 for data breaches

Leave. EU and Arron Banks insurance firm fined £120,000 for data breaches

Information commissioner also launches data protection audit after Brexit violations The information commissioner has launched an audit into Leave.EU and the insurance company owned by the campaign’s
UK weather: snow and ice warnings amid travel chaos – live updates

UK weather: snow and ice warnings amid travel chaos – live updates

Follow live updates on the disruption in the UK after the Met Office issues a warming for continuing snowSnow to disrupt travel with warning for London and south-eastHow are you being affected?
US briefing: China talks, El Salvador elections and Super Bowl buildup

US briefing: China talks, El Salvador elections and Super Bowl buildup

Friday’s top story: Trump says he will meet Xi to agree ‘biggest deal ever’. Plus, why the US’s greatest terror threat is from native-born white menGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential
Sabine Weyand: the EU Brexit negotiator with a British sense of humour

Sabine Weyand: the EU Brexit negotiator with a British sense of humour

Weyand, who this week shot down UK hopes of reopening talks, has a reputation for being ‘direct, quick, with no bullshit’MPs voted this week to send Theresa May back to Brussels to restart Brexit
America's Kurdish allies risk being wiped out – by Nato | David Graeber

America's Kurdish allies risk being wiped out – by Nato | David Graeber

Turkey is seen as the Kurds’ mortal enemy but it uses German tanks and British helicopters: this is an international outrageRemember those plucky Kurdish forces who so heroically defended the Syrian
MoD accused of 'poor financial planning' over £7bn kit blackhole

MoD accused of 'poor financial planning' over £7bn kit blackhole

Public spending watchdog says armed forces’ equipment plan is incoherent and lacks credibilityThe Ministry of Defence has a funding blackhole of at least £7bn in plans for equipment for the armed
Students killed in walkway collapse at South African school, say officials

Students killed in walkway collapse at South African school, say officials

At least three dead and scores trapped at Hoërskool Driehoek school near JohannesburgAt least three students are dead after a walkway collapsed at a school outside Johannesburg, a South African
Revealed: FBI investigated civil rights group as 'terrorism' threat and viewed KKK as victims

Revealed: FBI investigated civil rights group as 'terrorism' threat and viewed KKK as victims

Bureau spied on California activists, citing potential ‘conspiracy’ against the ‘rights’ of neo-NazisThe FBI opened a “domestic terrorism” investigation into a civil rights group in California,
Scottish feminist group says transgender laws risk women's rights

Scottish feminist group says transgender laws risk women's rights

For Women Scotland says government is ‘sleepwalking’ towards erosion of rightsThe Scottish government risks sleepwalking towards a significant erosion of women’s rights, according to a group of
Queensland warned to prepare for 'dangerous' flooding as premier declares disaster

Queensland warned to prepare for 'dangerous' flooding as premier declares disaster

Bureau of Meteorology expecting rainfall totals of up to 400mm per day for multiple daysResidents in northern Queensland have been warned to prepare for more downpours and flooding over the weekend
US North Korea envoy says Trump is ready to 'end this war'

US North Korea envoy says Trump is ready to 'end this war'

Stephen Biegun says Kim Jong-un has committed to ‘destruction’ of plutonium and uranium sites ahead of talksThe US’s special envoy for North Korea has said Donald Trump was willing to offer diplomatic
Michaelia Cash to give evidence to court hearing over police raids on AWU

Michaelia Cash to give evidence to court hearing over police raids on AWU

AWU is taking federal court action against Registered Organisations Commission and challenging lawfulness of raidsSenator Michaelia Cash will give evidence during a court hearing over federal police
Hakeem al-Araibi: extradition proceedings against refugee begin amid Australian protests

Hakeem al-Araibi: extradition proceedings against refugee begin amid Australian protests

Thai authorities order al-Araibi to appear in court as refugee’s supporters say Fifa and IOC must threaten sanctionsThe extradition hearing for Hakeem al-Araibi has been forwarded to the Thai courts