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EU rebuked for €36bn refugee pushback gambit

EU rebuked for €36bn refugee pushback gambit

Bloc hikes funds for Africa by 20% but reports highlight rights breaches and lack of accountabilityThe European Union is to increase its spending in Africa by more than 20% over the next seven years

Rachel Maddow breaks down during report on 'tender age' shelters – video

The MSNBC host struggles to get through a segment on her nightly show, describing babies being forcibly removed from their parents and taken to shelters under Trump's hardline immigration laws. Maddow
Democrats heckle Trump: 'Mr President, don't you have kids?' – video

Democrats heckle Trump: 'Mr President, don't you have kids?' – video

As Trump walked out of the closed-door meeting in the Capitol basement, he was confronted by about six House Democrats, who shouted 'stop separating our families!' Continue reading...
Facebook campaign to help separated children seeks $1,500 but gets $7.5m

Facebook campaign to help separated children seeks $1,500 but gets $7.5m

Texas-based campaign to provide legal advice to families becomes Facebook’s largest ever single fundraiserA campaign to reunite families separated at the US border due to Trump’s immigration policies,
The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats – podcast

The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats – podcast

When disaster struck his community in remote Chin state, Dr SaSa rushed to help – and found himself trying to treat 400 people a day Growing up in an isolated village in western Myanmar was tough,
Nikki Haley: US will lead on human rights outside 'misnamed' UN council – video

Nikki Haley: US will lead on human rights outside 'misnamed' UN council – video

US ambassador Nikki Haley says America is withdrawing from the UN human rights council, saying abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council. Haley claims the council continues to
Canada becomes second country to legalise cannabis use

Canada becomes second country to legalise cannabis use

Cannabis Act passes, with the legislation expected to take effect in a few monthsCanada is to become the second country in the world to fully legalise marijuana, after the senate approved legislation
US forces preparing for North Korea to hand over war dead

US forces preparing for North Korea to hand over war dead

US military in South Korea expect to receive remains of unknown number of missing US or allied service members US forces in South Korea are preparing for the North Koreans to turn over the remains of
New British army chief urges shift towards tech-driven warfare

New British army chief urges shift towards tech-driven warfare

Gen Mark Carleton-Smith will say in first speech that army must ‘place big bets’ on techBritish forces must shift their focus to include confronting adversaries in the virtual world as well as on the
US quits UN human rights council – 'a cesspool of political bias'

US quits UN human rights council – 'a cesspool of political bias'

Nikki Haley says council is ‘protector of human rights abusers’ that targets Israel in particular and ignores atrocities elsewhereThe US is withdrawing from the United Nations human rights council,
Trump drives Australian trust in US to all-time low

Trump drives Australian trust in US to all-time low

Despite fears, support for the American alliance has held firm, Lowy Institute poll findsAustralians’ trust in the US to “act responsibly in the world” has plummeted to its lowest level yet, according
Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions

Trump campaign manager calls on president to fire Jeff Sessions

Brad Parscale made the statement on Twitter while criticizing Robert Mueller’s investigationDonald Trump’s campaign manager has called on the president to fire his attorney general, Jeff Sessions.Brad
Labour to propose Bank of England remit to boost productivity

Labour to propose Bank of England remit to boost productivity

John McDonnell will call for major changes to UK’s financial system based on broad reviewThe Bank of England could be given a mandate to boost productivity growth under a Labour government as part of
'We thought we'd never get out': a refugee from Manus starts life in the US

'We thought we'd never get out': a refugee from Manus starts life in the US

Abdull Grafar Ghulami was suddenly taken to Kentucky from Manus Island as part of the Australia-US refugee deal. Now he is forging a new life, despite the weight of the past and four lost years It is
'Minor explosion' reported at Southgate tube station in north London

'Minor explosion' reported at Southgate tube station in north London

Five injured after incident at Underground station, not thought to be terrorism relatedFive people have been hurt after an explosion at an Underground station in north London, emergency services have
'Essentially summer camps': how the right is defending family separations

'Essentially summer camps': how the right is defending family separations

As a chorus of condemnation builds, defenders are finding unusual ways to back a policy that seems indefensibleOn Monday, the conservative news site Drudge Report filled its famous, all-caps lead
Far-right Italy minister vows 'action' to expel thousands of Roma

Far-right Italy minister vows 'action' to expel thousands of Roma

Matteo Salvini shrugs off critics who say policy reminiscent of fascist pastMatteo Salvini vowed to turn “words into action” in his drive to root out and expel thousands of nomadic Roma from Italy as
Hungary steps up anti-immigration stance with plans for NGO tax

Hungary steps up anti-immigration stance with plans for NGO tax

Government also resubmits bill to criminalise those deemed to be helping illegal immigrationThe Hungarian government has stepped up its anti-immigration measures with plans to introduce a 25% tax on
Europe’s progressives must unite to prevent a far-right takeover | Natalie Nougayrède

Europe’s progressives must unite to prevent a far-right takeover | Natalie Nougayrède

EU liberal values face a direct threat from populist nationalist forces. The democratic-minded have a clear choice to make The battle lines are now drawn for Europe’s ultimate test: the May 2019
'Pushing for civil war': fears riots could turn into widespread conflict in PNG

'Pushing for civil war': fears riots could turn into widespread conflict in PNG

Calls for prime minister Peter O’Neill to visit restive Southern Highlands province, amid anger over election resultRiots that erupted last week in Papua New Guinea could turn into a full-scale