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Andrew McCabe says officials discussed removing Trump after Comey firing

Andrew McCabe says officials discussed removing Trump after Comey firing

Ex-acting FBI director said there were meetings to discuss whether president could be removed under 25th amendmentSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspectiveFormer acting FBI director
Alarm raised over bill allowing Sisi to rule Egypt until 2034

Alarm raised over bill allowing Sisi to rule Egypt until 2034

Proposals also include increased political control over the military and judiciaryEgypt’s president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has moved one step closer to staying in power until 2034 after parliament
Former Catalan vice-president tells trial he is political prisoner

Former Catalan vice-president tells trial he is political prisoner

Oriol Junqueras refuses to recognise Madrid court trying 12 people for independence bid The chief defendant in the trial of Catalan independence leaders declared himself a political prisoner as he
Skripal poisoning: UK team looks into possible Bulgarian case link

Skripal poisoning: UK team looks into possible Bulgarian case link

Bulgarian PM says UK team is on ground to investigate suspected poisoning of local arms dealerA team of British investigators is in Bulgaria looking into whether the 2015 suspected poisoning of a
New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

New drug raises hopes of reversing memory loss in old age

Toronto researchers believe the drug can also help those with depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s An experimental drug that bolsters ailing brain cells has raised hopes of a treatment for memory
The 'von' trap: Austrian battle over three noble letters

The 'von' trap: Austrian battle over three noble letters

Niklaus von Steiger is challenging the law that bans use of the aristocratic prefixIt is a furious battle over three small letters that Austria’s most famous musical family would surely approve of.A
Ryanair says air traffic control problems will disrupt summer flights

Ryanair says air traffic control problems will disrupt summer flights

Disruption due to strikes and staff shortages will be worse than last year, airline predictsRyanair has said air traffic control strikes and staff shortages will cause record levels of disruption to
Jussie Smollett says he was assaulted due to his criticisms of Trump

Jussie Smollett says he was assaulted due to his criticisms of Trump

Empire actor says he was ‘forever changed’ in his first interview since the alleged attack on 29 JanuaryJussie Smollett, the gay and black star of TV show Empire, has said that he believes he was
Dozens of Indian paramilitaries killed in Kashmir car bombing

Dozens of Indian paramilitaries killed in Kashmir car bombing

First suicide car bombing in disputed region in nearly 20 years leaves more than 30 deadDozens of Indian paramilitaries have been killed in the first suicide car bombing in the disputed region of
Pathologist gives evidence in Alesha MacPhail murder trial

Pathologist gives evidence in Alesha MacPhail murder trial

High court told the child was smothered to death after sustaining extensive injuriesSix-year-old Alesha MacPhail was smothered to death after sustaining catastrophic injuries, the pathologist who
Trump's unseemly haste shows World Bank must no longer be in thrall to US

Trump's unseemly haste shows World Bank must no longer be in thrall to US

The race to head the World Bank opened with the US candidate already known. Other countries must stand up and be countedWith characteristic lack of restraint, the Trump administration last week jumped
Journalist quits over blacklisting of story about 'Putin's chef'

Journalist quits over blacklisting of story about 'Putin's chef'

Darya Burlakova left Russian agency Tass after criticising Kremlin-linked catering firmA former editor at a Russian state media outlet has said she felt forced to resign after writing a report that
The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!

The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!

Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (1981)
Brexit: blow to May’s authority as MPs reject her motion by 303 votes to 258 - Politics live

Brexit: blow to May’s authority as MPs reject her motion by 303 votes to 258 - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the latest Commons debate and votes on what should happen next with BrexitFull story: May defeated after ERG Tories
DNA tests to establish if fertility doctor secretly fathered 200 children

DNA tests to establish if fertility doctor secretly fathered 200 children

Dutch court approves checks on Jan Karbaat, accused of fathering hundreds with own spermA group of 22 people have won the right to have their DNA checked against that of a Dutch fertility clinic
Mike Pence chides US allies at Warsaw summit on Iran

Mike Pence chides US allies at Warsaw summit on Iran

Vice-president tells event that EU mechanism to facilitate trade with Iran is ‘ill-advised’The US vice-president, Mike Pence, has sharply rebuked Washington’s European allies over their efforts to
Home Office apologises to man, 90, told to fly to US to renew visa

Home Office apologises to man, 90, told to fly to US to renew visa

Authorities refused spousal visa for over two years despite 25-year marriage to UK womanA 90-year-old man with serious physical and mental health issues who was informed he had to return to the US to
Parkland shooting one year on: powerful speeches from the survivors – video

Parkland shooting one year on: powerful speeches from the survivors – video

Seventeen people were killed on 14 February 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. After the tragedy Parkland students united and campaigned for change Continue
Where did all those 90s rollerblades end up? Nairobi

Where did all those 90s rollerblades end up? Nairobi

There’s a whole new craze in east Africa, fuelled by secondhand inline skates – and a desire to unitePhotos and story by Duncan MooreNairobi’s traffic congestion is notorious. Minibuses known as
Sweden investigates its Beijing ambassador over 'strange' meetings

Sweden investigates its Beijing ambassador over 'strange' meetings

Daughter of Swedish bookseller jailed in China says Anna Lindstedt set up meetings in StockholmSweden is investigating its ambassador to China after she was accused of orchestrating a bizarre series