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UK weather: Arctic blast to deliver weekend of two halves

UK weather: Arctic blast to deliver weekend of two halves

Strong northerly winds, snow and ice forecast to affect large parts of countryA large swathe of the UK is to be hit by an Arctic blast, bringing strong winds, snow and ice in a chilly end to the
Telegraph apologises and pays damages to Melania Trump

Telegraph apologises and pays damages to Melania Trump

British newspaper pulls article peppered with false claims about US first lady from its siteThe Daily Telegraph has paid “substantial damages” to Melania Trump and apologised “unreservedly” to the US
Will corruption, cuts and protest produce a new Arab spring?

Will corruption, cuts and protest produce a new Arab spring?

In Sudan, Egypt and beyond, unrest is growing and hardline dictators are ill-equipped to respondSudan missed out on the Arab spring, but that may be changing. Protests against Omar al-Bashir, the
Why creating the perfect cup of coffee really is rocket science

Why creating the perfect cup of coffee really is rocket science

Dubai pair plan to blast beans into space in their quest for a flawless roastAs a rival to the Millennium Falcon or the Starship Enterprise, a proposed spacecraft from entrepreneurs Anders Cavallini
Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038

Germany agrees to end reliance on coal stations by 2038

Fossil fuels provide nearly 40% of country’s power as tensions rise on phaseout timetableGermany has agreed to end its reliance on polluting coal power stations by 2038, in a long-awaited decision
US diplomat convicted over Iran-Contra appointed special envoy for Venezuela

US diplomat convicted over Iran-Contra appointed special envoy for Venezuela

Elliott Abrams, who was linked to failed coup against Chávez, to join Pompeo to urge security council to recognize Guaidó as headThe thick eyebrows were familiar from another era, even if the crown
Women swear sometimes – let's get the hell over it

Women swear sometimes – let's get the hell over it

‘Prominent woman says curse word’ has become a news genre unto itself – just ask Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Rashida TlaibI’m going to let you in on a shocking secret: sometimes women swear. Here’s
Can selling its homes for the price of an espresso save this Sicilian town?

Can selling its homes for the price of an espresso save this Sicilian town?

Buyers flocked to Sambuca last week when it put empty houses on sale at €1 each in a bid to reverse decline. We joined the queue…Darkness falls on the small town of Sambuca di Sicilia, where the
Ireland dismisses suggestion it should quit EU and join UK

Ireland dismisses suggestion it should quit EU and join UK

BBC’s John Humphrys criticised for putting ‘Brexit solution’ to Irish minister Ireland has dismissed the suggestion that the best solution to the Brexit impasse might be for the country to quit the EU
Sex, ska and Malcolm X: MI6’s covert 1960s mission to woo West Indians

Sex, ska and Malcolm X: MI6’s covert 1960s mission to woo West Indians

Intelligence service secretly funded Flamingo magazine to fight communist threatEven by the demanding standards of the 1960s, Flamingo was considered a groundbreaking magazine. Mixing glamour, sex
US asks world to ‘pick a side’ on Venezuela as UK calls for fair elections

US asks world to ‘pick a side’ on Venezuela as UK calls for fair elections

Mike Pompeo urged countries to disconnect from Maduro’s government financially as Britain issued eight-day ultimatum Britain has issued the embattled Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, a stark
Zali Steggall to challenge Tony Abbott for Warringah seat

Zali Steggall to challenge Tony Abbott for Warringah seat

Olympics ski champion turned barrister has support of several grassroots groups in her bid to oust the ex-prime ministerThe former Olympic skier Zali Steggall is to run against Tony Abbott as an
Scientists are working on a pill for loneliness

Scientists are working on a pill for loneliness

Modern life has led to greater isolation, which can fuel an array of disorders. If there are medications for social pains like depression and anxiety, why not loneliness?Loneliness is part of the
Key EU medicines regulator closes London office with loss of 900 jobs

Key EU medicines regulator closes London office with loss of 900 jobs

European Medicines Agency heads for Amsterdam 63 days before BrexitThe European Medicines Agency, one of the biggest EU regulators and one of the first casualties of Brexit, has closed its doors in
Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open final to seal back-to-back grand slams

Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open final to seal back-to-back grand slams

Osaka beats Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2) 5-7 6-4Japanese player follows victory at US Open with Australia winThis time the tears were of joy. Tennis already had a star in Naomi Osaka; now it has a superstar.
End of shutdown: workers left with debts, bad credit and shattered trust

End of shutdown: workers left with debts, bad credit and shattered trust

The blase attitude of Trump administration officials is a world away from the experience of federal employees – who fear a repeat in three weeks’ timeEven as he announced an end to the longest
Naomi Osaka v Petra Kvitova: Australian Open women's final – live!

Naomi Osaka v Petra Kvitova: Australian Open women's final – live!

Updates from the final on Rod Laver Arena from 8am GMTBuy a Guardian classic photograph: Serena WilliamsEmail James or tweet @piercy360 with your thoughts 9.38am GMT After a near flawless set of
Michel Legrand, Oscar-winning composer, dies aged 86

Michel Legrand, Oscar-winning composer, dies aged 86

French composer won three Academy Awards, including for The Windmills of Your Mind The French composer Michel Legrand, who won three Oscars during a career spanning more than half a century, has died
Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian: 'Dating is caught up in ego, power and control'

Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian: 'Dating is caught up in ego, power and control'

Her short story was read by millions online – then things got weird. The writer talks about viral fame, power games and her new collection of twisted talesKristen Roupenian’s short story Cat Person
Davos 2019: 10 things we learned at the World Economic Forum

Davos 2019: 10 things we learned at the World Economic Forum

WEF lacked buzz without Donald Trump as unease over Brexit and global recession dominated the summit The first big international gathering of the year is the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum