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Doubted at home, bypassed abroad: is Merkel’s reign nearing a frustrated end?

Doubted at home, bypassed abroad: is Merkel’s reign nearing a frustrated end?

As the row in her coalition deepens over migration, a once dominant figure is starting to look forlornFor nearly 14 years as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel has defined and personified Europe’s
Colombia votes in election that could become fresh poll on Farc deal

Colombia votes in election that could become fresh poll on Farc deal

Key decider in presidential runoff will be who can win votes that went to centrists defeated in first roundColombia goes to the polls on Sunday to choose the country’s first president since a historic
Britons’ fake claims of holiday illness fall as hotels fight back

Britons’ fake claims of holiday illness fall as hotels fight back

Threat to all-inclusive deals in Spain and Turkey recedes as industry curbs multimillion-pound fraudAn epidemic of false food-poisoning claims that has cost hoteliers hundreds of millions of pounds
'Never': senior Liberals in damage control after party vote to privatise ABC

'Never': senior Liberals in damage control after party vote to privatise ABC

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg rush to deny that selling off ABC is party policyThe government is in damage control after the Liberal party peak council voted overwhelmingly to privatise the
Thai king signs royal family's $30bn fortune over to himself

Thai king signs royal family's $30bn fortune over to himself

King Maha Vajiralongkorn formally inherits assets including the Siam Commercial Bank after death of his father The vast wealth of Thailand’s royal family has formally turned over its assets with more
Woman swallowed by giant python in Indonesia

Woman swallowed by giant python in Indonesia

Seven-metre snake found during search for woman who had gone to do some gardeningAn Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she
Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album Everything is Love

Beyoncé and Jay-Z release surprise album Everything is Love

Singer announces nine-track collaboration with her husband, released on TidalBeyoncé and Jay-Z have released their debut full-length collaboration album. Billed as the Carters, the couple premiered
Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

Greek PM survives no-confidence vote in parliament

The motion against Alexis Tsipras set the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighbouring MacedoniaThe prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, survived a no-confidence motion in
Tent-like shelter for immigrant minors shows flawed policy, Republican says

Tent-like shelter for immigrant minors shows flawed policy, Republican says

Congressman Will Hurd tours West Texas shelter for boys2,000 children separated from parents in six weeksA Republican congressman from Texas who toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who
A win against England would put Arab spring in Tunisia's step

A win against England would put Arab spring in Tunisia's step

National side to play in the World Cup for first time since jasmine revolutionTaher Lwati sat outside a toyshop on one of the quiet avenues that crisscross central Tunis, soaking up the warm evening
Arron Banks, Brexit and the Russia connection

Arron Banks, Brexit and the Russia connection

An 18-month investigation leads to a trail of new evidence showing the ‘bad boys of Brexit’ had closer links to Russia and its ambassador than they have disclosed Leave.EU faces new questions over
Harry rotters: Warner Bros cracks down on Potter fan festivals in US

Harry rotters: Warner Bros cracks down on Potter fan festivals in US

Studio says unauthorized commercial activity needs to be halted but fans liken move to Dementors sucking the joy out of funWarner Bros is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the
Liverpool community launderette honours the Saint of the Slums

Liverpool community launderette honours the Saint of the Slums

City co-op pays homage to Kitty Wilkinson, who opened the UK’s first public washhouseShe is the only woman whose achievements are deemed worthy of a statue in Liverpool’s St George’s Hall. Her sleeves
US expected to quit UN human rights panel over perceived anti-Israel bias

US expected to quit UN human rights panel over perceived anti-Israel bias

Sources say attempts at reform have failed to satisfy US, which claims the council is stacked with opponents of IsraelTalks over how to reform the United Nations human rights council have failed to
World Cup 2018: Peru 0-1 Denmark – as it happened

World Cup 2018: Peru 0-1 Denmark – as it happened

Yussuf Poulsen scored the winner as Denmark took all three points against luckless, valiant but ultimately profligate PeruRead Stuart James’s match report from Saransk 7.06pm BST 7.04pm BST Related:
How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information | John Naughton

How China censors the net: by making sure there’s too much information | John Naughton

A new book shows how the republic’s government has adapted to the challenge of a networked ageOne of the axioms of the early internet was an observation made by John Gilmore, a libertarian geek who
Kansas police duo shot dead by prisoner on journey between court and jail

Kansas police duo shot dead by prisoner on journey between court and jail

Officials said inmate may have used one of officers’ own guns to shoot Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer during a struggleTwo Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while
Diversity fan zone blocked from opening in St Petersburg

Diversity fan zone blocked from opening in St Petersburg

‘Safe space’ to celebrate minorities in football shuttered in city known for hard line on LGBT activismA “safe space” meant to celebrate diversity in football on the sidelines of the World Cup has
Eight injured in Moscow after taxi mounts pavement

Eight injured in Moscow after taxi mounts pavement

Security footage shows taxi striking pedestrians, including World Cup fans, in incident near Red SquareA man driving a taxi struck pedestrians on a crowded Moscow street on Saturday, injuring eight
Isis claims deadly suicide bombing as Afghans celebrate Taliban ceasefire

Isis claims deadly suicide bombing as Afghans celebrate Taliban ceasefire

At least 25 people killed in Nangarhar province as country marks first truce in 17 yearsAt least 25 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan as elsewhere across the country