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Rudy Giuliani says 'Spygate' is a PR strategy – video

Donald Trump’s lawyer tells CNN he has used the controversial claims to sway public opinion against the Robert Mueller investigation. Continue reading...
Korea's other summit: K-pop album tops US charts for first time

Korea's other summit: K-pop album tops US charts for first time

Love Yourself: Tear by band BTS reaches No 1 on Billboard chart, promoted by loyal fans known as the ‘army’A Korean pop group has topped the album sales charts in the US for the first time, a
Jacqui Lambie's replacement senator, Steve Martin, joins National party

Jacqui Lambie's replacement senator, Steve Martin, joins National party

Surprise move improves Coalition’s Senate numbers, easing crossbench negotiation pressure • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonJacqui Lambie’s replacement in the Senate,
New Zealand's Five Eyes membership called into question over 'China links'

New Zealand's Five Eyes membership called into question over 'China links'

US analyst says both major political parties have links to China’s Communist party amid fears over the growing influence of BeijingThe New Zealand government’s relationship with China has come under
'Spider-Man' of Paris climbs four storeys to rescue dangling boy

'Spider-Man' of Paris climbs four storeys to rescue dangling boy

Footage shows Mamoudou Gassama, a Malian immigrant, climbing up to a fourth-floor balcony to bring the child to safetyA young man has been hailed a hero after he scaled the facade of a building to
Colombia elections: rightwinger and former guerrilla head for presidential runoff

Colombia elections: rightwinger and former guerrilla head for presidential runoff

Iván Duque, a fierce critic of the peace accord, will face-off against former mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro in second roundColombians have failed to elect a president outright, setting the stage for a
Labor increases Newspoll lead over Coalition 52% to 48%

Labor increases Newspoll lead over Coalition 52% to 48%

Survey shows fall in popularity for Bill Shorten and majority support for company tax cutsLabor has increased its lead against the Coalition in Newspoll to 52% to 48% in two-party-preferred terms,
Floods close the M5 in Midlands – but Britain still set for sunny bank holiday

Floods close the M5 in Midlands – but Britain still set for sunny bank holiday

Traffic chaos as Birmingham sees a month’s rain in an hour on Sunday, but south-east could see year-high of 29.1C on MondayParts of Britain could enjoy the hottest day of the year so far on Monday as
Ivanka Trump photo with son sparks backlash over border separations

Ivanka Trump photo with son sparks backlash over border separations

President’s daughter tweets picture of cuddle with young sonTrump policy leads to reports of children taken from parentsAn online backlash greeted Ivanka Trump on Sunday, after the president’s
New elections loom in Italy amid calls for Mattarella to be impeached

New elections loom in Italy amid calls for Mattarella to be impeached

PM-in-waiting Giuseppe Conte quits, and M5S/Lega coalition fails, as president refuses to accept Eurosceptic as finance ministerA standoff over Italy’s future in the eurozone has forced the
Former president George HW Bush admitted to hospital in Maine

Former president George HW Bush admitted to hospital in Maine

93-year-old experiences low blood pressure and fatigueSpokesman says Bush ‘not in any discomfort’Former president George HW Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood
Richest taxpayers get $12.7bn windfall from Coalition plan, thinktank says

Richest taxpayers get $12.7bn windfall from Coalition plan, thinktank says

Australia Institute modelling shows top 20% of taxpayers get 80% of benefit of final two stagesThe final stages of the Turnbull government’s plan to dramatically flatten Australia’s income tax scales
'Life is precious': Donegal quietly defiant after voting no in referendum

'Life is precious': Donegal quietly defiant after voting no in referendum

County was only constituency in Ireland to vote against repealing eighth amendmentIn Donegal town on Sunday, it was not immediately apparent that Ireland had just held one of the most significant
Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

Rudy Giuliani admits 'Spygate' is Trump PR tactic against Robert Mueller

President’s lawyer gives meandering Sunday show interviews‘It’s for public opinion’, he says of claims of campaign informantFormer New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that his repeated
Islamic State 'kills four Russian soldiers in Syria'

Islamic State 'kills four Russian soldiers in Syria'

Russian defence ministry says ‘terrorists’ wounded five others in Deir ez-ZorA clash with “terrorists” in eastern Syria resulted in the deaths of four Russian soldiers, Russia’s defence ministry said
Thousands from far right and Berlin's techno scene face off in rival rallies

Thousands from far right and Berlin's techno scene face off in rival rallies

German police deployed to keep anti-immigration AfD group and counter-protesters apart and avoid clashesThousands of demonstrators for and against the far right have faced off in mass rival rallies in
Missing schoolgirl believed to have gone to Poland, says Met

Missing schoolgirl believed to have gone to Poland, says Met

Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, thought to have travelled to where her mother livesA missing schoolgirl who left the UK on the Eurotunnel train is believed to have gone to Poland where her mother
China protests 'provocation' after two US ships sail near disputed islands

China protests 'provocation' after two US ships sail near disputed islands

Chinese ships and aircraft sent to warn US ships to leave Move comes as White House seeks co-operation on North KoreaTwo US warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China on Sunday, two
How famous men toppled by #MeToo plot their comeback

How famous men toppled by #MeToo plot their comeback

Charlie Rose, Mario Batali and others celebrities are planning to rehabilitate their reputations after a range of accusationsAmerica’s entertainment industry has been left reeling from the #MeToo