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Brussels rejects Italy's claim bridge collapse linked to EU spending rules

Brussels rejects Italy's claim bridge collapse linked to EU spending rules

European commission rebuffs minister’s jibe, saying it has backed infrastructure outlayBrussels has dismissed claims by Italy’s populist government that EU spending rules prevented the country from
The many times Donald Trump has attacked the media – video

The many times Donald Trump has attacked the media – video

The US president has always had a problem with the media – or, as he calls it, 'fake news' – which he expresses in verbal attacks at press conferences, rallies and on Twitter. Despite concerns raised
UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre

UK playwrights condemn bombing of Gaza theatre

Caryl Churchill and National Theatre director bemoan ‘devastating loss’ after Israeli strikeLeading playwrights and directors in Britain have severely criticised the bombing of a major cultural centre
Denied visa after abuse: 'They told me I was going in two hours'

Denied visa after abuse: 'They told me I was going in two hours'

Home Office tried to deport woman on information given by abusive ex-husbandAbuse victims increasingly denied right to stay in UKAisha was 17 when she got engaged to a British national in Pakistan.
Abuse victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK

Abuse victims increasingly denied right to stay in UK

Refusal rate doubles for spousal visa holders who have suffered domestic violenceCase study: ‘They told me I was going in two hours’ The refusal rate for people applying to stay in the UK after
Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76

Aretha Franklin, 'the queen of soul', dies aged 76

Regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time, Aretha Franklin has died of advanced pancreatic cancer Aretha Franklin dies aged 76: live reaction A voice that gave America its heart and soul The
Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash'

Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion 'hogwash'

White House revokes former CIA chief’s security clearanceBrennan says Trump’s decision ‘politically motivated’John Brennan has called Donald Trump’s repeated denials that his campaign colluded with
'The sound of children screaming keeps replaying': a Red Cross nurse in Yemen

'The sound of children screaming keeps replaying': a Red Cross nurse in Yemen

Marta Rivas Blanco shares her account of the day a bus carrying children was attacked in Yemen A week ago, 40 children and 11 adults were killed in an attack on a bus carrying children in Yemen. Many
Man jailed for making hoax bomb threat to avoid missing flight

Man jailed for making hoax bomb threat to avoid missing flight

Jacob Meir Abdellak called police telling them there was a bomb threat at Gatwick airportA man has been jailed for making a hoax bomb threat in an attempt to delay his flight because he was late.Jacob
Doctor who worked for the Queen killed while cycling in London

Doctor who worked for the Queen killed while cycling in London

Homeopathic physician Peter Fisher, 67, was involved in a collision with a truckA doctor who worked for the Queen has been killed in a traffic collision in London.Peter Fisher, 67, was riding his
US drug overdose deaths rose to record 72,000 last year, data reveals

US drug overdose deaths rose to record 72,000 last year, data reveals

CDC figures show drug epidemic – fueled by rise in fentanyl – has become more deadly than gun violence and car accidentsDrug overdoses killed more than 72,000 people in the United States last year – a
Every one of Madonna's 78 singles – ranked!

Every one of Madonna's 78 singles – ranked!

To honour the best-selling female artist of all time on her 60th birthday, we’ve rated all her full single releases78. Hanky Panky (1990)Even creators of brilliant pop can go wrong. Telling us there’s
There’s no need for New Zealand-style xenophobia to curb UK house prices | Guy Shrubsole

There’s no need for New Zealand-style xenophobia to curb UK house prices | Guy Shrubsole

To get to the root of our housing crisis let’s look closer to home rather than scapegoating foreign ownersNew Zealand’s ban on the foreign ownership of land and property has generated headlines around
Bridges across Europe are in a dangerous state, warn experts

Bridges across Europe are in a dangerous state, warn experts

Collapse in Genoa shows how key tunnels and crossings are reaching the end of their lifeFears have risen about the condition of infrastructure across Europe after the deadly collapse of a stretch of a
'She insulted my manhood': murder underlines Turkey's LGBT backlash

'She insulted my manhood': murder underlines Turkey's LGBT backlash

In a country where anti-gay violence is often excused as unjust provocation, a fatal shooting has raised fresh fearsSimge Avcı loved practical jokes, says her roommate Bahar, recalling how her friend
Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster follower denied right to wear colander in ID photosThe Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church
Mali’s president wins second term in country plagued by violence

Mali’s president wins second term in country plagued by violence

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta takes 67% of vote in runoff, but disillusioned voters stay awayMali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, has won a second term after taking 67% of the vote in a runoff
Yemen school bus bombing 'one of 50 strikes on civilian vehicles this year'

Yemen school bus bombing 'one of 50 strikes on civilian vehicles this year'

Human Rights Watch says Saudi monitoring body set up to investigate civilian casualties fails to find fault in most casesThe bombing of a bus full of schoolchildren last week was just one of more than
I'm tired of restaurants making us eat against the clock | Jay Rayner

I'm tired of restaurants making us eat against the clock | Jay Rayner

Three courses, coffee and a good chat with friends squeezed into 90 minutes? That’s not my idea of a relaxing night outHow long does it take you to eat your dinner? By which I mean a proper dinner:
At least 46 people overdose on synthetic cannabis at Connecticut park

At least 46 people overdose on synthetic cannabis at Connecticut park

Medics on alert after bad batch of K2 blamed for vomiting and breathing problemsAt least 46 people have overdosed at or near a park that runs alongside Yale University from a suspected bad batch of K2