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The wind in my hair: one woman’s struggle against the hijab

The wind in my hair: one woman’s struggle against the hijab

Masih Alinejad has paid a high price for letting her hair down. She’s been sentenced to prison, fled her native Iran and is unable to see her family. Here, she reveals why all she wants is to give
Five Star and the League: can Italy’s ‘odd couple’ last?

Five Star and the League: can Italy’s ‘odd couple’ last?

In the country’s prosperous north, there’s firm backing for League leader Matteo SalviniTo his many critics, Matteo Salvini, the leader of the far-right League, is a racist opportunist who is about to
New Italian government: little regard is paid to what voters really think | Roberto Saviano

New Italian government: little regard is paid to what voters really think | Roberto Saviano

Populist triumph is consequence of disdain shown by elite towards the people and their fearsItaly is like a house in which for years there have been leaks that nobody noticed, a house that could
Legal challenge says ‘right to rent’ rules discriminate against non-UK nationals

Legal challenge says ‘right to rent’ rules discriminate against non-UK nationals

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants argues that status checks make landlords favour those with British passportsPlans to force landlords across Britain to check the immigration status of
Tchaikovsky and the secret gay loves censors tried to hide

Tchaikovsky and the secret gay loves censors tried to hide

New volume includes once-hidden passages about the composer’s homosexualityThe words are tender and passionate, describing in raw detail the powerful emotions felt by one of the world’s best-loved
Trump lawyers to Mueller: Trump cannot be forced to testify – report

Trump lawyers to Mueller: Trump cannot be forced to testify – report

Private letter published by the New York Times also asserts the president’s absolute authority over all federal investigations Donald Trump’s lawyers sent a private 20-page letter to the special
Lysette Anthony welcomes start of Harvey Weinstein trial

Lysette Anthony welcomes start of Harvey Weinstein trial

‘It’s all we ever wanted,’ says Hollyoaks star, before calling for women to stand togetherLysette Anthony welcomed the beginning of legal proceedings against Harvey Weinstein as she sported a #MeToo
Replace May with Gove to sort out Brexit, Tory donor urges

Replace May with Gove to sort out Brexit, Tory donor urges

Government should be bolder in talks with Brussels, Leave campaign backer Crispin Odey claimsMichael Gove should be installed as the new Tory leader because Theresa May has shown that she cannot
Juncker: EU won’t ‘meddle’ in Italy’s affairs

Juncker: EU won’t ‘meddle’ in Italy’s affairs

Commission president says he wants to avoid mistakes of Greek crisis Jean-Claude Juncker has thrown the new government in Rome an olive branch, warning that Brussels and “German-speaking countries”
Niall Ferguson quits Stanford free speech role over leaked emails

Niall Ferguson quits Stanford free speech role over leaked emails

British historian resigns after urging ‘opposition research’ be done on a leftwing studentNiall Ferguson, the conservative British historian and political commentator, has resigned from a key position
'Robots can't beat us': Las Vegas casino workers prep for strike over automation

'Robots can't beat us': Las Vegas casino workers prep for strike over automation

Increasing automation has become a sticking point alongside other issues that could see workers bring city to a standstill At the Tipsy Robot in Las Vegas, a mechanical arm mixes cocktails that
MPs urged to back forced liberalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland

MPs urged to back forced liberalisation of abortion in Northern Ireland

Cross-party group of MPs has plan that would force May to actMPs are being canvassed to back a plan to force through measures liberalising abortion in Northern Ireland, it has emerged.A cross-party
Liverpool Lime Street station closes for major upgrade

Liverpool Lime Street station closes for major upgrade

Mainline passengers services to be diverted to Liverpool South Parkway for two months Rail journeys to Liverpool are to be severely disrupted for eight weeks as the city’s main station closes for a
Ragbag of tax and spending policies risks meltdown for Italy’s economy

Ragbag of tax and spending policies risks meltdown for Italy’s economy

As the Five Star Movement and the League step in, economists fear that a false step could send the deficit spirallingItaly’s new government has a loose collection of contradictory policies that, if
Missing Melania Trump barely makes news – things are getting weirder

Missing Melania Trump barely makes news – things are getting weirder

We’re so used to bizarre behavior from the Trump administration that a missing first lady barely registers as strangeThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of
Want to help children separated at the US-Mexico border? Here's how

Want to help children separated at the US-Mexico border? Here's how

The ACLU and the Women’s March have stepped up their efforts to stop Trump’s crackdown, and Indivisible launches its midterm planThe Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas
Jeremy Thorpe scandal: Norman Scott believes alleged hitman Andrew Newton is still alive - video

Jeremy Thorpe scandal: Norman Scott believes alleged hitman Andrew Newton is still alive - video

Norman Scott, the ex-lover of Jeremy Thorpe, says he doesn’t think anyone has tried hard enough to find Andrew Newton, the man allegedly hired to kill Scott. In a clip from a BBC Four documentary to
Trump says the US and North Korea are going to 'have a relationship' - video

Trump says the US and North Korea are going to 'have a relationship' - video

Donald Trump says the summit with Kim Jong-un will go ahead in Singapore on 12 June as planned, marking the start of negotiations between the US and North Korea. The US president seems to have
Egypt's Sisi is sworn in for a second term, amid crackdown on dissent

Egypt's Sisi is sworn in for a second term, amid crackdown on dissent

MPs gather for pompous ceremony that follows arrests targeting opponents and criticsThe Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has been sworn in for a second term, following a fresh round of arrests
Pedro Sánchez sworn in as Spain’s prime minister after no-confidence vote

Pedro Sánchez sworn in as Spain’s prime minister after no-confidence vote

Leader of socialist PSOE faces uphill battle with just 84 seats in 350-seat parliamentPedro Sánchez was sworn in as Spain’s new prime minister on Saturday, a day after the socialist leader overthrew