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Bilderberg 2018: new tech helps oil the wheels of the global elite

Bilderberg 2018: new tech helps oil the wheels of the global elite

Secretive meeting in Turin embraces AI and Silicon Valley with globalisation under threatThis year’s Bilderberg conference has begun in Turin, and as well as billionaires and bank bosses the attendees
Kate Spade's husband talks of her struggle with depression

Kate Spade's husband talks of her struggle with depression

Designer had long history of anxiety and depression before suicide, says Andy SpadeThe husband of Kate Spade, the American designer who died on Tuesday, has released a statement that addressed his
Red Cross pulls foreign staff out of Yemen

Red Cross pulls foreign staff out of Yemen

Organisation accuses fighting parties of using it as a pawn in four-year civil war The International Committee of the Red Cross is removing 71 of its international staff from Yemen, citing a series of
Mandela's relatives to visit prisoners as part of Edinburgh book festival

Mandela's relatives to visit prisoners as part of Edinburgh book festival

Zindzi Mandela and her grandchildren will hold private reading at Shotts prisonThree relatives of Nelson Mandela, including his youngest daughter, Zindzi, are to visit Scottish inmates and their
Putin suggests #MeToo movement is a media conspiracy

Putin suggests #MeToo movement is a media conspiracy

Russian president questions allegations made decades after harassment took placeVladimir Putin has spoken out against the #MeToo movement that has shaken powerful institutions around the world by
Dutch queen's sister Inés Zorreguieta found dead at home in Buenos Aires

Dutch queen's sister Inés Zorreguieta found dead at home in Buenos Aires

Inés Zorreguieta, 33, was a psychologist who worked for the Argentinian governmentThe youngest sister of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been found dead in her apartment in Bueno Aires.Inés
Why Macron’s joke about sausage diplomacy cuts the mustard | Oliver Miles

Why Macron’s joke about sausage diplomacy cuts the mustard | Oliver Miles

The French president’s remark about Donald Trump may not be original, but it contains more than a soupçon of truthI was disappointed to find that the French president’s remark this week, comparing a
US gig economy: data shows 16m people in 'contingent or alternative' work

US gig economy: data shows 16m people in 'contingent or alternative' work

Government data shows scale of freelance or temporary economy as American workers try to navigate changing work environment How big is the “gig economy”? On Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Putin demands Russian consular access to Yulia Skripal

Putin demands Russian consular access to Yulia Skripal

Moscow wants role in investigation into poisoning of former spy and his daughterVladimir Putin has demanded that Russian officials be given consular access to Yulia Skripal and that Russian law
Arizona police investigate video of officers punching man

Arizona police investigate video of officers punching man

Surveillance video shows three officers hitting a man who does not appear to be armedA lawyer for an Arizona man whose beating by police was caught on camera says the Mesa police department officers
Video shows Arizona police beating an unarmed man

Video shows Arizona police beating an unarmed man

Surveillance footage from an apartment building in Arizona captures police beating up an unarmed man while he was looking at his phone. Robert Johnson was attacked by police who were called to the
Tories' Michael Howard confronts Israel over Gaza protesters' deaths

Tories' Michael Howard confronts Israel over Gaza protesters' deaths

Benjamin Netanyahu replies to peer’s query over killings of Palestinians saying protesters are ‘hired or Hamas’The former Tory party leader Michael Howard yesterday confronted Benjamin Netanyahu, the
Fire brigade faces police inquiry over Grenfell 'stay put' order

Fire brigade faces police inquiry over Grenfell 'stay put' order

Detectives investigate whether advice as tower block blazed broke health and safety lawLondon fire brigade (LFB) and its senior officers are facing a police investigation over the “stay put” policy
All eyes on Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya hosts Egypt in World Cup

All eyes on Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya hosts Egypt in World Cup

Chechen leader is step closer to political goal of being Putin’s link to Middle East with arrival of Egyptian teamThe Tunisians were first to visit, followed by the Iranians, and then the Saudis. But
Carson's housing plan would raise rents for poor by 20%, analysis shows

Carson's housing plan would raise rents for poor by 20%, analysis shows

Housing department says proposal, which would affect 4m low-income households, will ‘give poor people a way out of poverty’Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward
'I don’t know where my family is': Cameroon's refugees flee brutality

'I don’t know where my family is': Cameroon's refugees flee brutality

Ruthless violence between francophone state forces and English-speaking separatists has forced tens of thousands of Cameroonians into Nigeria, splintering families and leaving many people sleeping
The G7 minus one: Trump packs wrecking ball for Canada summit

The G7 minus one: Trump packs wrecking ball for Canada summit

Trudeau and EU and Japanese allies stymied in trade tussle where ‘everyone loses’ The Québécois police have been erecting high steel fences this week, braced for the demonstrators who normally flock
Nicaragua's Sandinista stronghold is a city 'at war' with the president

Nicaragua's Sandinista stronghold is a city 'at war' with the president

Daniel Ortega makes yearly pilgrimages to Masaya. But in the cradle of Sandinismo, residents demand his exitThe graffiti that covers signs and billboards on the road to the cradle of Sandinismo offer
The pipeline is surely in some people's best interest. But it's not what's best for Canada | David Suzuki

The pipeline is surely in some people's best interest. But it's not what's best for Canada | David Suzuki

There’s a lot of fear around abandoning an industry that has been an economic driver for decades – yet the rest of the world is moving onToday, I will gratefully accept an honorary degree from the