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Global investors rattled as all-out trade war moves step closer

Global investors rattled as all-out trade war moves step closer

Beijing vows countermeasures if Trump administration acts on latest threat of tariffsGlobal investors have been rattled after a threat by the Trump administration to impose 10% duties on $200bn
Indian politician charged with rape of girl who tried to set herself alight

Indian politician charged with rape of girl who tried to set herself alight

Kuldeep Singh Sengar charged with raping teenager who tried to set fire to herself after police did not act on her complaint Indian federal investigators have charged a politician from the country’s
No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

Researchers say it is time to drop the idea that modern humans originated from a single population in a single location The origins of our species have long been traced to east Africa, where the
Nato summit: world leaders gather in Brussels – in pictures

Nato summit: world leaders gather in Brussels – in pictures

Donald Trump and Theresa May pose with other world leaders for traditional ‘family’ photographs at Nato’s Brussels headquarters Continue reading...
Boris Johnson has gone, but his vow to free my wife must be fulfilled | Richard Ratcliffe

Boris Johnson has gone, but his vow to free my wife must be fulfilled | Richard Ratcliffe

Jeremy Hunt inherits a promise to ‘leave no stone unturned’ to help Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, jailed in Iran. I hope he keeps itWhen Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary on Monday, I was at my
Buddhist group leader steps down over sexual assault claims

Buddhist group leader steps down over sexual assault claims

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of global Shambhala community, steps down while claims are investigatedThe head of one of the west’s largest Buddhist groups has stepped down while allegations of
East Libyan general hands back control of oil ports

East Libyan general hands back control of oil ports

Khalifa Haftar ends row that shut down oil industry, ceding ports to national corporationThe east Libyan strongman Gen Khalifa Haftar has handed back control of the oil ports under his authority to
Croatia-England is more than football. It’s a symbol of political hope | Srećko Horvat

Croatia-England is more than football. It’s a symbol of political hope | Srećko Horvat

Progressive politics has lost its way, both in my country and the UK. Can tonight’s match rekindle the spirit of community?The Croatian team that meet England in the semi-finals of the World Cup
Thai hospital releases video of rescued boys chatting in beds

Thai hospital releases video of rescued boys chatting in beds

Footage shows boys waving to family members while recovering in an isolation ward A collective gasp rippled through a crowded room of reporters on Wednesday when a projector set up by the staff of
Sri Lanka to begin hanging drug dealers to 'replicate success of Philippines'

Sri Lanka to begin hanging drug dealers to 'replicate success of Philippines'

Government says executions will resume after moratorium of almost 50 years, citing Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugsSri Lanka will begin hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half-century moratorium on
West Midlands police officer disciplined for comments caught on camera

West Midlands police officer disciplined for comments caught on camera

Officer was filmed telling a black man: ‘You’d be the first one I’d shoot if I had a gun’A West Midlands police officer has been given a final written warning after he was filmed telling a black man:
Risky contraceptive methods some women are forced to use – in pictures

Risky contraceptive methods some women are forced to use – in pictures

From applying vinegar to jumping up and down after sex, millions of women without access to modern forms of family planning have to resort to archaic, often dangerous methodsPhotos and testimonies by
Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year

Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year

ACLU calls revelation ‘horrific’ and blames administration’s poor execution of family separation policyThe Department of Justice told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have mistakenly separated a
Germany and Russia gas links: Trump is not only one to ask questions

Germany and Russia gas links: Trump is not only one to ask questions

Politicians and energy experts say Nord Stream 2 will make Europe reliant on Russian gasDonald Trump may have used typically emotive – if premeditated – language from the outset at the Nato summit in
German neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe sentenced to life for NSU murders

German neo-Nazi Beate Zschäpe sentenced to life for NSU murders

Victims’ relatives question intelligence services’ failure to stop group for 13 years One of the longest and most expensive trials in German postwar history has ended with a life sentence for the sole
Novichok victim Charlie Rowley speaks to police

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley speaks to police

Met officers say they have had ‘brief’ conversation with nerve agent victim in hospitalPolice have spoken to the novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley as they try to find the source of the nerve
Meet the people bringing Japanese video games to life in English

Meet the people bringing Japanese video games to life in English

Tokyo-based translation firm 8-4’s mission is to reduce cultural gaps between countries, and infuse games with local personality On the second floor of an unassuming office building in Shibuya, Tokyo,
Anthony Albanese says Labor will focus on relieving ‘immense pressure’ on cities

Anthony Albanese says Labor will focus on relieving ‘immense pressure’ on cities

Shadow cities minister says Labor will overhaul Turnbull’s city deals initiative to protect against ‘political whim’Anthony Albanese says Labor will overhaul Malcolm Turnbull’s city deals initiative
Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at Nato summit

Angela Merkel hits back at Donald Trump at Nato summit

Germany makes independent decisions, chancellor says in response to claim it is controlled by RussiaAngela Merkel has pushed back against Donald Trump’s extraordinary tirade against Germany on the
Thai cave rescue: water pumps failed just after last boy escaped

Thai cave rescue: water pumps failed just after last boy escaped

In the first detailed account of the mission to be published, rescuers say they heard screaming and a scramble for dry groundThe rescue operation to free the last of the 12 boys and their football