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Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna

Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna

The Canadian culture warrior is coming to town. Prepare for new right platitudesI’ve only ever been on one of those team-building exercises favoured by large management consultancies and firms that
UK nuclear warhead plant warned: ‘Improve safety or shut down’

UK nuclear warhead plant warned: ‘Improve safety or shut down’

Office for Nuclear Regulation orders immediate changes at Atomic Weapons Establishment in BerkshireSafety fears may halt the assembly of Britain’s nuclear warheads unless sweeping improvements are
Trump declares California wildfires a 'major disaster'

Trump declares California wildfires a 'major disaster'

White House approves federal aid as Mendocino fires are estimated to be two-thirds the size of greater Los AngelesThe US president, Donald Trump, has approved declaring the California wildfires a
Jacinda Ardern back at New Zealand's helm with newborn in tow

Jacinda Ardern back at New Zealand's helm with newborn in tow

PM returns to Wellington, ready to lead country again while turning official residence into a baby-friendly home New Zealand’s prime minister has returned to the capital as she prepares to jump back
Tony Abbott says Shorten's republic plebiscite plan is 'completely toxic'

Tony Abbott says Shorten's republic plebiscite plan is 'completely toxic'

Former PM warns holding a vote before a referendum ‘would be an exercise in constitutional vandalism’Tony Abbott has blasted Bill Shorten’s two-step plan to make Australia a republic, warning it would

Explosion goes off during speech by Venezuelan president – video

The Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, is speaking during an official event for the National Guard in Caracas, with his wife, Celia Flores, standing next to him, when an explosion is heard. In
Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro survives apparent assassination attempt

Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro survives apparent assassination attempt

President blames Colombia after apparent drone attack during speech in Caracas • Who’s behind Venezuela ‘drone attack’?Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has survived an apparent assassination
Orson Welles: actor, director… painter?

Orson Welles: actor, director… painter?

The great film-maker was also a fine artist. His rarely seen images feature in a film by lifelong fan Mark Cousins, who tells here of finding treasures that reveal a whole new Citizen Welles • Click
Garma festival: Noel Pearson warns against treaty before constitutional deal

Garma festival: Noel Pearson warns against treaty before constitutional deal

Indigenous lawyer says people must not accept the word of the prime minister when he said it ‘can’t be done’Noel Pearson has warned against pursuing treaty before a constitutionally enshrined
Portland far-right rally: police charge counterprotesters with batons drawn

Portland far-right rally: police charge counterprotesters with batons drawn

Police in riot gear use stun grenades and pepper spray on leftwing groups protesting against Patriot Prayer marchersA rally by right wing group Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon culminated in a
Patrick Stewart to reprise role as Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard

Patrick Stewart to reprise role as Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard

Actor will play Picard in series chronicling his adventures after Next Generation Patrick Stewart is to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new series of Star Trek. The character, who featured in
Russia appoints Steven Seagal special envoy for humanitarian work

Russia appoints Steven Seagal special envoy for humanitarian work

Actor granted Russian citizenship in 2016 will ‘facilitate relations’ with USRussia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States.The
NHS told: give trans patients equal access to fertility service

NHS told: give trans patients equal access to fertility service

Human rights watchdog threatens legal action and is backed by equality groupsThe NHS must offer transgender patients awaiting transitioning treatment access to fertility services or it risks breaking
Boat loving Italian MP resigns after 'media lynching' over attendance record

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after 'media lynching' over attendance record

Five Star Movement’s Andrea Mura rejects criticism that sailing distracted him from jobAn Italian sailing champion turned MP – who justified frequent parliamentary absences by saying he could do
'Red Shirts' scandal could rip through Victorian Labor's election plans

'Red Shirts' scandal could rip through Victorian Labor's election plans

The Andrews government holds power by one seat and will be hoping the police investigation won’t cut through to the publicAt the crack of dawn on Thursday morning, police raided the homes of 17 former
Melania Trump praises LeBron James in statement after husband insults him

Melania Trump praises LeBron James in statement after husband insults him

Shortly after Donald Trump mocked NBA star, first lady says she would visit his school and Michael Jordan joins chorus of supportThe US first lady, Melania Trump, said she would be open to visiting
Mnangagwa talks of unity as opposition hides from army

Mnangagwa talks of unity as opposition hides from army

Activists report injuries after soldiers move through suburbs of capital Harare beating supporters of Zanu-PF rivalsHundreds of opposition activists in Zimbabwe are in hiding from an army-led
Portugal’s skies turn orange as desert air sends temperature soaring

Portugal’s skies turn orange as desert air sends temperature soaring

Heatwave affecting parts of southern Europe reaches new intensity, with temperatures rising to 45CMarcelino Raimundo, 68, has seen many summers in Amareleja, the small Portuguese town that is
Tom Watson: Labour faces ‘eternal shame’ over antisemitism

Tom Watson: Labour faces ‘eternal shame’ over antisemitism

Deputy leader demands Jeremy Corbyn acts immediately to halt damaging arguments within the partyLabour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, says that the party will “disappear into a vortex of eternal shame
Brazil's Worker's party names jailed Lula as presidential candidate

Brazil's Worker's party names jailed Lula as presidential candidate

The former president is currently serving a 12-year sentence for corruption, which he says is politically motivatedThe Workers’ party in Brazil named jailed former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva