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Rob Goldstone on Trump: 'I think he likes Russia because Russia liked him'

Rob Goldstone on Trump: 'I think he likes Russia because Russia liked him'

The pop publicist was catapulted into the spotlight by his email setting up the infamous Trump Tower meeting: ‘It’s a lot for a boy from Manchester’Donald Trump would drive over you to get to his gold
How one article capsized a New York literary institution

How one article capsized a New York literary institution

A controversial piece by Jian Ghomeshi in the New York Review of Books cost editor Ian Buruma his job and sparked a debate about free speechFor decades, the New York Review of Books has enjoyed a
Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Ben Fountain

Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Ben Fountain

The two writers sat down in Brooklyn, New York, to talk about Fountain’s new book Beautiful Country Burn Again and Trump, Hillary Clinton and the American psyche Continue reading...
Outdoor air purifiers and inside play: Delhi gears up for annual pollution fight

Outdoor air purifiers and inside play: Delhi gears up for annual pollution fight

Indian authorities are attempting to bring down air pollution in the capital after record levels in 2016Like clockwork, the approach of winter in Delhi brings steadily worsening pollution levels in
China warns US it will not be 'blackmailed' on trade

China warns US it will not be 'blackmailed' on trade

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi says the US-China relationship is at critical point after escalating punitive tariffs China has warned that its critical relationship with the United States could
Sulawesi tsunami devastates coast in Indonesia – in pictures

Sulawesi tsunami devastates coast in Indonesia – in pictures

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Sulawesi, in Indonesia, creating a 1.5-metre tsunami that has laid waste to the regional capital of Palu Continue reading...
Bob Jane, Australian motor racing legend and businessman, dies at 88

Bob Jane, Australian motor racing legend and businessman, dies at 88

Bob Jane T-Marts founder, who was inducted into the V8 Supercars Hall of Fame in 2000, was suffering from prostate cancerAustralian motor racing legend and businessman Bob Jane has died at the age of
Amal Clooney urges Aung San Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journalists

Amal Clooney urges Aung San Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journalists

Human rights lawyer calls on Myanmar’s Nobel peace laureate to step in to ‘correct an injustice’Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has appealed to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to pardon two
Marty Balin, musician and Jefferson Airplane co-founder, dies aged 76

Marty Balin, musician and Jefferson Airplane co-founder, dies aged 76

The guitarist and singer, who rose to fame with the psychedelic San Francisco rock group, died with his wife by his sideMarty Balin, a co-founder of the legendary rock band Jefferson Airplane whose
Woman accuses Washington state lawmaker of rape after seeing Ford testimony

Woman accuses Washington state lawmaker of rape after seeing Ford testimony

Republican state senator Joe Fain denies allegation of committing sexual assault 11 years agoA woman has accused a Washington state lawmaker of raping her 11 years ago, saying she was inspired to
Stairway to court: US judges order new Led Zeppelin plagiarism trial

Stairway to court: US judges order new Led Zeppelin plagiarism trial

Two years ago the band was cleared of stealing its Stairway to Heaven riff, but now a San Francisco court says jurors were misledA US appeals court has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led
The ABC show: high drama, swift action and 'bad Malcolm' in a starring role | Katharine Murphy

The ABC show: high drama, swift action and 'bad Malcolm' in a starring role | Katharine Murphy

The departures of Michelle Guthrie and Justin Milne – and Malcolm Turnbull – reveal unsettling truths about Australia’s public life Friends and foes of Australia’s former prime minister often refer
'County lines' drug gangs recruit excluded schoolchildren – report

'County lines' drug gangs recruit excluded schoolchildren – report

Home Office says difficult pupils in small towns across the UK are being targetedGangs have been specifically targeting children who have been excluded from school to groom them as drug dealers in
Kavanaugh: Trump orders FBI inquiry after Republicans vote to advance nomination

Kavanaugh: Trump orders FBI inquiry after Republicans vote to advance nomination

Move comes after Republican senator Jeff Flake threatened to oppose nomination without further examination of allegationsDonald Trump has directed the FBI to launch a supplemental investigation into
'Signatures of killings': archaeologists uncover legacy of frontier violence

'Signatures of killings': archaeologists uncover legacy of frontier violence

Nearly 200 native mounted police camp sites have been identified, and the history becomes more complex with each digArchaeologists from six universities are digging trenches across Queensland to find
Hedi Slimane rips up Celine's female design philosophy at Paris show

Hedi Slimane rips up Celine's female design philosophy at Paris show

Brutally slender, polished to perfection and a fastidious kind of after-dark decadence, the first show under Hedi Slimane’s tenure signals a new direction for the French fashion house At the most
The politics minute: more Democrats to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh

The politics minute: more Democrats to vote no on Brett Kavanaugh

In today’s politics news: drama around nominee tilts calculus; House adjourns until midterms; Manchin supports teachersGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs, and this is the Guardian’s new-look politics
Kavanaugh testimony 'an incredible moment' in US history, says Trump – video

Kavanaugh testimony 'an incredible moment' in US history, says Trump – video

The US president has offered his thoughts on news that the Senate has advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the supreme court. Trump also said Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony was 'very
Australia spent $320,000 fighting requests for urgent medical transfers of asylum seekers

Australia spent $320,000 fighting requests for urgent medical transfers of asylum seekers

Cost likely to be far higher this year, with a growing number of critically ill people seeking federal court interventionThe federal government spent more than $320,000 in legal costs last financial
Passing the baton: will young people take up the fight to save the planet?

Passing the baton: will young people take up the fight to save the planet?

Younger activists may not follow the same path as their elders but they are engaged and taking action in their own way Every generation of old codgers thinks its society’s youth are feckless layabouts