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Belarus president fires prime minister after corruption scandal

Belarus president fires prime minister after corruption scandal

Andrei Kobyakov replaced by Sergei Rumas, formerly development bank head Belarus’s strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko has sacked his prime minister and other key members of government following a
Kofi Annan: a kind statesman and a gifted diplomat

Kofi Annan: a kind statesman and a gifted diplomat

As secretary general of the UN, he dared to ruffle feathers as he defended the body and its workKofi Annan’s decade-long tenure as UN secretary general was memorable for the multiple international
Italy mourns Genoa bridge collapse victims with state funeral - video

Italy mourns Genoa bridge collapse victims with state funeral - video

The archbishop of Genoa, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, led a state funeral service on Saturday for the victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse, as rescue workers continued to search for people still
Prosecutors urge prison time for ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos

Prosecutors urge prison time for ex-Trump adviser George Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos severely damaged Mueller investigation by lying repeatedly to FBI in 2017, prosecutors say in court filingFormer Trump adviser George Papadopoulos should spend at least some time in
People's Vote backers rally in Edinburgh for say in final Brexit deal

People's Vote backers rally in Edinburgh for say in final Brexit deal

Ex-Lib Dem leader Menzies Campbell, comedian Rory Bremner and broadcaster Gavin Esler among speakersCampaigners demanding a public vote on the final Brexit deal rallied in Edinburgh on Saturday to
New York governor Cuomo in hot water for saying America 'was never that great'

New York governor Cuomo in hot water for saying America 'was never that great'

Cuomo tries to walk back remark he admitted was ‘inartful’ and which drew fire from Republicans including TrumpThe New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who many believe is eyeing a White House run in 2020,
Suspect arrested after 63-year-old stabbed to death in Walworth, London

Suspect arrested after 63-year-old stabbed to death in Walworth, London

Victim pronounced dead at the scene and 67-year-old man arrested in Denmark Hill remains in custodyA man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 63-year-old man was stabbed to death in
Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues

Kerala floods: many thousands await rescue as downpour continues

Indian PM vows more aid and compensation for those hit by worst monsoon in 100 yearsMore than 350 people have died in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the worst flooding in nearly a century,
Kofi Annan's three key UN speeches - video

Kofi Annan's three key UN speeches - video

The former UN secretary general faced tough times during his tenure at the organisation – the war in Iraq, which he opposed, lingering questions on scandals, deteriorating ties with the George W Bush
Stolen tractor used to rip cash machine off Dorset shop wall

Stolen tractor used to rip cash machine off Dorset shop wall

Police say thieves caused significant structural damage and closed road for public safety Thieves in Dorset have brought new meaning to the phrase “hole in the wall” after stealing a tractor to rip a
UK has not 'woken up' to far-right threat, says ex-counter-terror chief

UK has not 'woken up' to far-right threat, says ex-counter-terror chief

Mark Rowley urges politicians and media not to underestimate threat of domestic extreme rightwing groupsThe UK has not “woken up” to the threat posed by the far right, the former head of the
Omarosa 'has video, emails and texts to support Trump claims'

Omarosa 'has video, emails and texts to support Trump claims'

Person close to former White House aide – who says Trump uses the N-word – says ‘treasure trove’ could be released at any timeOmarosa Manigault Newman does not just have tapes of conversations from
Elizabeth Warren's push to make capitalism accountable | The Resistance Now

Elizabeth Warren's push to make capitalism accountable | The Resistance Now

The Massachusetts senator has announced a bill to make US companies do more than make their rich shareholders richerThe Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas driving the
French teenagers swipe up for arts on Macron’s app

French teenagers swipe up for arts on Macron’s app

New electronic pass prompts debate on cultural snobberyIt’s like Tinder but for the arts, and with benefits. Your phone shows you a picture teasingly described as likely to “arouse desire” – of a
Sandhurst cadets allegedly waterboarded fellow recruit - report

Sandhurst cadets allegedly waterboarded fellow recruit - report

Commander of military academy confirms allegation is under investigationMilitary police are investigating allegations that two cadets waterboarded a fellow recruit at Sandhurst military
Muslim women call for more equality in running UK mosques

Muslim women call for more equality in running UK mosques

Activists challenge lack of prayer spaces and exclusion from management rolesMuslim women in Scotland are campaigning to be given more equal facilities for praying and to be involved in running
Kofi Annan is awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2001 - video

Kofi Annan is awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2001 - video

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general who has died at the age of 80 after a short illness, was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2001 for his humanitarian work and for helping revitalise the UN
I watched and wept in Genoa’s ruins. But we have no idea what will happen next | Matteo  Pucciarelli

I watched and wept in Genoa’s ruins. But we have no idea what will happen next | Matteo Pucciarelli

Once the symbol of a country on a path to prosperity, the Morandi bridge collapse is the first major challenge for the country’s populist coalitionAbout 40 minutes after the Morandi bridge collapsed I
Men's fixation on young women is another sign of masculinity in crisis | Arwa Mahdawi

Men's fixation on young women is another sign of masculinity in crisis | Arwa Mahdawi

A depressing new study about online dating indicates a problem that is reverberating across every aspect of our societyThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of
Kofi Annan - in pictures

Kofi Annan - in pictures

The Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh UN secretary general has died aged 80Appreciation: a kind statesman and a gifted diplomatKofi Annan’s three key UN speeches – video Continue reading...