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Russian museum discovers secret order to destroy Gulag data

Russian museum discovers secret order to destroy Gulag data

Papers reveal that ministers ordered erasure of prisoner files in 2014, say archivists A museum studying Soviet prison camps has discovered a secret Russian order from 2014 instructing officials to

'Russia should be in this meeting,' Trump says ahead of G7 summit – video

Donald Trump says that Russia, which was suspended from the former G8 after its annexation of Crimea, should be reinstated. Speaking before the G7 summit in Canada, the US president said: 'We should
Jean-Pierre Bemba's war crimes conviction overturned

Jean-Pierre Bemba's war crimes conviction overturned

International criminal court also acquits former warlord of crimes against humanityThe former Congolese vice-president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, has had his convictions for war crimes and crimes against
Michael Wolff reveals deal to write Fire and Fury sequel

Michael Wolff reveals deal to write Fire and Fury sequel

Journalist and author working on ‘untitled, unscheduled, unfocused’ follow-up to bestselling White House tell-allMichael Wolff is set to write a sequel to his bestselling White House tell-all book
Grenfell inquiry: mayor calls for move to venue nearer tower

Grenfell inquiry: mayor calls for move to venue nearer tower

Sadiq Khan raises concerns over survivors’ difficulties in attending hearings in HolbornThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called for the Grenfell inquiry to be moved closer to the homes of the
Gena Turgel, Holocaust survivor known as Bride of Belsen, dies

Gena Turgel, Holocaust survivor known as Bride of Belsen, dies

Tributes paid to 95-year-old ‘shining light’ who tended to a dying Anne Frank and survived Nazi death campsA Holocaust survivor who became known as the Bride of Belsen after she married a British
Covering Brexit from Brussels: 'It's like a high-stakes poker game'

Covering Brexit from Brussels: 'It's like a high-stakes poker game'

The Guardian’s Brussels bureau chief explains how the last 18 months have looked from the heart of European politicsBetween the Guardian’s offices in Brussels, two floors above the Old Hack pub on one
Queen had cataract surgery last month, palace confirms

Queen had cataract surgery last month, palace confirms

Monarch was treated as a day patient at King Edward VII’s hospital in LondonThe Queen has undergone eye surgery to remove a cataract. The 92-year-old monarch underwent the successful procedure in
Effa Okupa obituary

Effa Okupa obituary

My friend Effa Okupa, who has died aged 82, was a professor of law whose speciality was African customary law, especially of matrilineal tribes.She was a visiting professor at the University of

Lula in jail to keep him out of election | Letters

Prof David Treece and others protest at the imprisonment of the former Brazilian presidentThursday marked two months since the former president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was sent to
Donald Trump calls for G7 to readmit Russia ahead of summit

Donald Trump calls for G7 to readmit Russia ahead of summit

US leader says suspension should be reversed, sparking fresh rift with alliesDonald Trump has called for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 club of world leaders, opening up a new rift with US allies
Bollywood film draws flak for female masturbation scene

Bollywood film draws flak for female masturbation scene

Veere Di Wedding also shows women having casual sex, swearing and smokingA hit Bollywood film described as India’s answer to Sex and the City is causing controversy for its depiction of women
FCA's rule change to lure Saudi Aramco prompts criticism

FCA's rule change to lure Saudi Aramco prompts criticism

Businesses object as regulator paves way for London to host oil giant’s flotationThe City regulator has changed its listing rules, in a move that boosts London’s chances of hosting the $2tn (£1.5tn)
Spain's El País newspaper appoints first female editor

Spain's El País newspaper appoints first female editor

Soledad Gallego-Díaz joined the paper shortly after its founding in 1976The Spanish newspaper El País has appointed its first female editor in its 42-year history at the end of a week that has also
Former FBI agent Ali Soufan: ‘Isis is not over – it will take a different shape’

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan: ‘Isis is not over – it will take a different shape’

He spent eight years in counter-terrorism before his objection to the US’s use of torture led to his departure. Now, he says, the west must learn from its mistakes: ‘If we don’t, we will suffer for
UN accuses Libyan linked to EU-funded coastguard of people trafficking

UN accuses Libyan linked to EU-funded coastguard of people trafficking

Libyans associated with Italy’s deal to reduce migration also among six placed under sanctionsThe UN has imposed sanctions for people trafficking on Libyans closely associated with the country’s
Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn't need one

Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn't need one

President says he’s ‘thinking about that very seriously’, seemingly unaware that supreme court overturned Ali’s conviction in 1971Donald Trump said on Friday that he may grant a posthumous pardon to
Vatican document hints at new debate over married clergy

Vatican document hints at new debate over married clergy

Bishops urged to consider how to broaden church’s reach in the AmazonThe Vatican has subtly suggested it is open to a new debate on whether married men and women can serve in official ministries,
Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

Anthony Bourdain, TV chef and travel host, found dead aged 61

CNN, which aired Bourdain’s show Parts Unknown, confirmed his death and said it was suicideAnthony Bourdain made food writing muscular and kinetic A life in pictures The girlfriend of TV chef Anthony
Mother of shot Gaza medic: ‘She thought the white coat would protect her’

Mother of shot Gaza medic: ‘She thought the white coat would protect her’

Volunteer medics fear white-coat strategy is not working after death of Razan al-NajjarGaza’s medics have fine-tuned tactics on how to work in the line of fire without being shot by Israeli