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Donald Trump denies knowing of Russia meeting and attacks Michael Cohen

Donald Trump denies knowing of Russia meeting and attacks Michael Cohen

President issues volley of tweets after explosive CNN reportTrump attacks former lawyer’s use of Clinton-linked counselDonald Trump responded on Friday to bombshell reports that his former lawyer
'Does he think we are idiots?' – La France périphérique sours on Macron

'Does he think we are idiots?' – La France périphérique sours on Macron

President’s handling of Benalla scandal met with anger and disappointment outside ParisThe tricolour was still flying in the villages around the commuter belt town of Joigny in celebration of France’s
Pyongyang's stunning subway stations – in pictures

Pyongyang's stunning subway stations – in pictures

With its marble mosaics, crystal chandeliers and gilded statues, the Pyongyang metro system can feel more like a series of palatial ballrooms than a subwayPhotographs are from Oliver Wainwright’s
Italian minister takes aim at same-sex couples who seek surrogacy abroad

Italian minister takes aim at same-sex couples who seek surrogacy abroad

Far-right League’s Lorenzo Fontana says they should not be recognised as legal guardiansItaly’s families minister has said same-sex couples who have children via surrogacy abroad should not be
UN 'running out of cash' and facing urgent cuts, warns chief

UN 'running out of cash' and facing urgent cuts, warns chief

Letter sent to member states by António Guterres reveals $139m deficit in core budgetAntónio Guterres, the UN secretary general, has warned that the organisation is facing an unprecedented shortage of
Trump and Brexit: how can the US and UK media tackle a culture of lies?

Trump and Brexit: how can the US and UK media tackle a culture of lies?

Journalism is how we hold leaders to account between elections. But its power is facing an existential threatThis is a story of two media cultures struggling to cope with the political rise of brazen
Baby rescued after Laos dam collapse - video

Baby rescued after Laos dam collapse - video

Emergency services in Laos rescue mothers and children from devastating flooding in Attapeu province. The families had been trapped in their village since Monday. Water levels rose 11.5 metres in some
Zimbabwe opposition leader: 'We will have a new president … it will be me'

Zimbabwe opposition leader: 'We will have a new president … it will be me'

Nelson Chamisa says country will plunge into ‘unprecedented chaos’ if party is denied victory in Monday’s electionNelson Chamisa steps down from the podium. The crowd is still cheering. Promises have

Six tonnes of tobacco seized from illegal crops in Northern Territory - video

This bust on the sophisticated, 7-hectare crop outside Katherine brought together agencies including the Australian Tax Office and Australian Border Force and netted 6 tonnes of tobacco leaves worth
Michael Cohen 'says Trump knew about Russia meeting in advance'

Michael Cohen 'says Trump knew about Russia meeting in advance'

Reports contradict president’s insistence he was unaware of June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer has claimed the US president knew in advance of a June 2016 meeting
Super Saturday byelection guide – five seats go to the polls

Super Saturday byelection guide – five seats go to the polls

Guide to the five byelections being held on 28 July 2018. This page will be updated to show live results as they come in Continue reading...
UK heatwave: Britain facing thunderstorms and travel woes – as it happened

UK heatwave: Britain facing thunderstorms and travel woes – as it happened

Concerns over health as sweltering heat set to continue despite storm forecastsThunderstorms may cloud blood moonShare your heatwave photos, videos and stories with us 5.55pm BST The Guardian is now
Imran Khan addresses vote rigging allegations in Pakistan election victory – video

Imran Khan addresses vote rigging allegations in Pakistan election victory – video

The former international cricket star Imran Khan has declared victory in Pakistan’s general election, hailing what he described as “the fairest” vote in the country’s history, despite widespread
Can artists save St Petersburg's crumbling palaces?

Can artists save St Petersburg's crumbling palaces?

Creative businesses and artistic collectives have breathed life back into St Petersburg’s historic buildings – and, they hope, some of its cultural gloryDowntown Saint Petersburg is street after

US Korean war dead returned on 65th anniversary – video

US soldiers carry the remains of fellow service personnel killed in the Korean war. They were transported by an aircraft that landed Osan air base on Friday in South Korea. The repatriation of some of
'Fake news' becomes tool of repression after Egypt passes new law

'Fake news' becomes tool of repression after Egypt passes new law

‘Broadcasting false rumours’ criminalised as government imprisons journalists and bloggers to stifle dissentWhen officers from Egypt’s National Security Agency came crashing into Amal Fathy and
Synthetic cannabis deaths spike in New Zealand, igniting legalisation debate

Synthetic cannabis deaths spike in New Zealand, igniting legalisation debate

Medics say they are called to dozens of overdoses from drug that is cheaper and more addictive than natural productThe number of fatal overdoses from synthetic cannabis use has soared in New Zealand,
‘Even monks get impatient’: Buddhist priest sorry for anger at tourist reviews

‘Even monks get impatient’: Buddhist priest sorry for anger at tourist reviews

Daniel Kimura hit the news this week with his withering comebacks to tourists complaining that food at a temple guesthouse was not up to scratchA Buddhist priest whose grumpy responses to negative
Nigerians forced out by Boko Haram return to ruins and continuing risk

Nigerians forced out by Boko Haram return to ruins and continuing risk

Thousands of people who fled insurgency have been persuaded to return despite ongoing attacks and a lack of reconstructionWhen Boko Haram realised that they were about to be routed from Bama, a town
Sweida province: Isis knocked on doors then slaughtered families

Sweida province: Isis knocked on doors then slaughtered families

In villages militants left one survivor per family to witness their brutality, while in Sweida city suicide bombers enteredKaram Monther’s mother placed the ammunition box in her youngest son’s car,