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Matteo Salvini sues black MEP for defamation in racism row

Matteo Salvini sues black MEP for defamation in racism row

Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister in 2013, subject of legal action by interior ministerCécile Kyenge, an MEP who had bananas thrown at her and was likened to an orangutan during her time as
World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty

World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty

Syrian war and population growth in parts of Africa hit drive to improve poverty rates The war in Syria and a population surge in sub-Saharan Africa have undermined efforts to reduce the number of
'People will die': Obama official's warning as Trump slashes refugee numbers

'People will die': Obama official's warning as Trump slashes refugee numbers

Bob Carey, who oversaw refugee resettlement under Obama, says Trump administration’s new limit will have dire consequencesA former senior government official who oversaw refugee resettlement under
Nobel panel's '19th member' appears in Swedish court on rape charges

Nobel panel's '19th member' appears in Swedish court on rape charges

Sexual abuse claims against Jean-Claude Arnault led to deferral of literature prizeThe Frenchman at the centre of sexual abuse and financial misconduct allegations that forced the postponement of this
Walk the Lijnbaan: decline and rebirth on Europe’s first pedestrianised street

Walk the Lijnbaan: decline and rebirth on Europe’s first pedestrianised street

Out of the ashes of postwar Rotterdam, the Lijnbaan rose as a ‘living room for the city’ – a revolutionary concept inspiring imitations from Warsaw to StevenageA decade after the historic centre of
'Both sides need to compromise' on Brexit, says EU summit host– Politics live

'Both sides need to compromise' on Brexit, says EU summit host– Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including EU leaders arriving at Salzburg for the start of their informal summitTheresa May’s Brexit plan ‘will need to be
Parallel lives: matching portraits from South and North Korea – in pictures

Parallel lives: matching portraits from South and North Korea – in pictures

As South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, visits Pyongyang for the third summit with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, take a look at the photographer Ed Jones’s comparative portraits from the two
A year after Hurricane Harvey, some cleanup workers are still unpaid

A year after Hurricane Harvey, some cleanup workers are still unpaid

Amid a recovery marred by labor abuses, activists are trying to start a dialogue about the treatment of workers in HoustonOne year on from Hurricane Harvey – and as the true scale of the mess left by
Man, 25, fatally stabbed in north London

Man, 25, fatally stabbed in north London

Stabbing in Tufnell Park comes as Sadiq Khan launches violence reduction unitA murder investigation has been launched after a 25-year-old man was fatally stabbed in north London.Police and paramedics
North Korea still taking baby steps with Kim's missile site offer

North Korea still taking baby steps with Kim's missile site offer

Analysts disappointed by lack of progress on denuclearisation after concession from Kim Jong-unKim Jong-un’s offer to dismantle key missile test sites represents only a “very small step forward”,
The artist trying to change Rio's violent police force from within

The artist trying to change Rio's violent police force from within

Police brutality is rife in the Brazilian city, but a new project wants officers to see themselves in a different light In the city and wider state of Rio de Janeiro, stories of police brutality
Peter Dutton risks no confidence motion after report finds he misled parliament

Peter Dutton risks no confidence motion after report finds he misled parliament

Home affairs minister dismisses Labor-Greens majority Senate report over au pair saga as ‘political’ The Greens and Labor will attempt to move a motion of no confidence in the home affairs minister,
'Manual scavenging': death toll of Indian sewer cleaners revealed

'Manual scavenging': death toll of Indian sewer cleaners revealed

Eleven Indians have died this month while cleaning sewers or septic tanks without adequate safety gearAt least one Indian worker has died while cleaning sewers or septic tanks every five days since
'One of the wettest we've ever seen, from the standpoint of water': Trump on Florence – video

'One of the wettest we've ever seen, from the standpoint of water': Trump on Florence – video

Donald Trump has praised the Hurricane Florence relief efforts in a video posted to his Twitter account. The US president said it was a 'tough hurricane' and 'one of the wettest we've ever seen, from
Theresa May hits back at Barnier's criticism of Chequers proposals

Theresa May hits back at Barnier's criticism of Chequers proposals

UK prime minister says EU negotiator is making unacceptable demandsTheresa May has launched an attack in the German media on criticisms tabled by Michel Barnier of her Chequers proposals, claiming the
'A very meaningful outcome': North Korea agrees to scrap missile test sites – video

'A very meaningful outcome': North Korea agrees to scrap missile test sites – video

North Korea has agreed to 'permanently' abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the US takes reciprocal action, South
No-deal Brexit to fuel £1,500 rise in cost of EU car in UK, says motor trade

No-deal Brexit to fuel £1,500 rise in cost of EU car in UK, says motor trade

Industry body warns tariffs would add £5bn to cost of 2.7m vehicles, with average price rising as much as £2,700 in EUThe average cost of a car from an EU country could rise by £1,500 in the event of
Storm Ali: two killed as 100mph winds lash UK and Ireland

Storm Ali: two killed as 100mph winds lash UK and Ireland

Woman in Galway and man in County Down die during first named storm of seasonTwo people have died and several others have required hospital treatment as Storm Ali swept across the north of Ireland,
Peru's president in high-stakes gamble to push through anti-corruption reforms

Peru's president in high-stakes gamble to push through anti-corruption reforms

Martín Vizcarra dares opposition-dominated congress to back his stalled measures or face fresh electionsPeru’s president has launched a high-stakes gamble to push through stalled anti-corruption
Handshakes and high hopes: the inter-Korean summit – in pictures

Handshakes and high hopes: the inter-Korean summit – in pictures

The leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, have met at a historic summit in Pyongyang Continue reading...