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California becomes first state to require women on company boards

California becomes first state to require women on company boards

Critics have said the policy will be difficult to implement, but Jerry Brown says ‘many are not getting the message’California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to
'My White House will do what senators want,' says Trump of Kavanaugh – video

'My White House will do what senators want,' says Trump of Kavanaugh – video

Donald Trump backed his supreme court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, as the FBI continued to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against him. The president said he supported a 'comprehensive'
German police arrest six on suspicion of belonging to far-right terror group

German police arrest six on suspicion of belonging to far-right terror group

Men allegedly formed Revolution Chemnitz group with aim of subverting democratic stateGerman police have arrested six men on suspicion of belonging to a far-right terrorist group that attacked
Donald Trump ends Nafta dispute with a 'wonderful new trade deal' – video

Donald Trump ends Nafta dispute with a 'wonderful new trade deal' – video

The US and Canada have reached a new trade deal, along with Mexico, to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). It ends a months-long dispute between the world’s largest economy and
Trump hails 'wonderful new trade deal' with Mexico and Canada

Trump hails 'wonderful new trade deal' with Mexico and Canada

11th-hour agreement ends months of dispute between the US and its closest neighboursThe US, Canada and Mexico have reached a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), ending
The Guardian view on the Vatican and China: an ideological struggle | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Vatican and China: an ideological struggle | Editorial

Since the death of Mao, religion has revived immensely in China. But who is to be the master of the growing churches?Every power in the world must now come to terms with China’s rise to superpower
Venezuela: nearly 2m people have fled country since 2015, UN says

Venezuela: nearly 2m people have fled country since 2015, UN says

UN refugee agency chief called for a ‘non-political and humanitarian’ response to the exodusNearly two million people have fled Venezuela’s economic and political crisis since 2015, according to the
Brussels rejects Theresa May's plea to break Brexit deadlock

Brussels rejects Theresa May's plea to break Brexit deadlock

EU response comes as Jean-Claude Juncker claims people in UK are only now finding out about scale of Brexit problemsEU diplomats have rejected Theresa May’s conference pitch that Brussels must move
Prince Andrew – why the duke has turned wedding planner

Prince Andrew – why the duke has turned wedding planner

After the BBC’s refusal to show his daughter Princess Eugenie’s ceremony, the prince convinced ITV to broadcast it – and made sure it would be bigger than Meghan and Prince Harry’sName: Prince Andrew,
Chelsea Manning says life in the US is like being in prison

Chelsea Manning says life in the US is like being in prison

Whistleblower highlights surveillance and policing in her first UK public appearanceChelsea Manning has compared life in the US to her time in prison because of surveillance systems, cameras and the
German energy secretary backs forest clearance to build coal mine

German energy secretary backs forest clearance to build coal mine

Thomas Bareiß says use of polluting fuel at RWE plant is needed to keep the lights onControversial plans to chop down a German forest to build a vast coal mine should proceed because Germany needs the
Landlocked Bolivia's request for Chile to discuss ocean access rejected by UN

Landlocked Bolivia's request for Chile to discuss ocean access rejected by UN

International court of justice says it will not order Chile to negotiate on granting Pacific Ocean access to Bolivia Related: Bolivia's landlocked sailors pine for the high seas The United Nations’
IMF chief warns of economic slowdown on back of trade disputes

IMF chief warns of economic slowdown on back of trade disputes

Christine Lagarde drops hint that fund will cut global growth forecast next weekThe head of the International Monetary Fund has sounded the alarm over the global economy, warning of an economic
Sigur Rós drummer quits band following rape allegations

Sigur Rós drummer quits band following rape allegations

Orri Páll Dýrason accused of sexually assaulting fan while she was asleepOrri Páll Dýrason, drummer with Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, has resigned amid rape allegations made against him.Meghan
Woman jailed after confessing to 2004 Sunderland murder

Woman jailed after confessing to 2004 Sunderland murder

Karen Tunmore came forward in July; victim Scott Pritchard’s father spent 16 months in jailA woman has been jailed for the murder of a 19-year-old man in Sunderland 14 years ago, a case that had been
Tanushree Dutta's Bollywood sexual harassment case back in spotlight

Tanushree Dutta's Bollywood sexual harassment case back in spotlight

A decade after former Miss India walked off a set alleging sexual harassment, Bollywood is now paying attention Tanushree Dutta was sheltering inside her trailer on the set of a Bollywood music video.
Indonesia's twin disasters: a visual guide to the devastation

Indonesia's twin disasters: a visual guide to the devastation

A 14-day state of emergency has been declared in Indonesia as the country reels from an earthquake and tsunami A 7.5-magnitude earthquakeA major earthquake and tsunami hit the island of Sulawesi on
'Pin the blame on a remainer': Twitter reacts to May's Brexit Festival plan

'Pin the blame on a remainer': Twitter reacts to May's Brexit Festival plan

Social media users demonstrate scale of the task ahead if the event is truly to reunite UKIt’s fair to say that Theresa May’s announcement that the government is proposing to hold a Festival of Brexit
Trump supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI investigation but backs Kavanaugh

Trump supports ‘comprehensive’ FBI investigation but backs Kavanaugh

President spoke glowingly of the nominee on Monday but said he has an ‘open mind’ should the FBI find something disqualifyingDonald Trump on Monday firmly backed his supreme court nominee, Brett
Tory conference delegate ‘slapped by Chinese TV reporter’

Tory conference delegate ‘slapped by Chinese TV reporter’

Alleged assault happened during Hong Kong fringe event at Birmingham conferenceA woman believed to be a reporter for Chinese state media is being held by police after allegedly slapping a delegate in