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Libya's oil chief calls for national force to guard petroleum installations

Libya's oil chief calls for national force to guard petroleum installations

Mustafa Sanalla says specialist unit needed to end repeated seizures of oil assets by militiasThe head of Libya’s national oil company has said he wants to set up a national force armed with
Mike Ashley sets sights on struggling furniture retailer Sofa.com

Mike Ashley sets sights on struggling furniture retailer Sofa.com

Sports Direct founder engaged in bidding battle with stock market-listed ScS GroupMike Ashley could be about to make the leap from sportswear to sofa retailing with yet another takeover deal, this
Huawei indictments: sanctions busting, industrial espionage and a stolen robot

Huawei indictments: sanctions busting, industrial espionage and a stolen robot

Indictments packed with emails and transactions allegedly showing how technology giant carried out criminal conspiraciesThe twin criminal indictments against Huawei unveiled by US authorities on
'El Chapo' defense lasts 30 minutes and calls just one witness

'El Chapo' defense lasts 30 minutes and calls just one witness

Prosecution case against accused Mexican drug lord had lasted 11 weeksAfter a prosecution that spanned 11 weeks and had its share of bombshells, the defense case at the US trial of the alleged Mexican
Polar vortex blasts US with life-threatening cold

Polar vortex blasts US with life-threatening cold

Warming shelters open in midwest as Chicago area sees temperatures drop to -50F (-46C), with snow possible in southern statesPolar vortex: how cold will it be?A blast of arctic-chilled air from the
Intelligence chief contradicts Trump on North Korea and Iran

Intelligence chief contradicts Trump on North Korea and Iran

In a statement to the Senate, Daniel Coats said North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear weaponsThe head of US intelligence has said that North Korea is “unlikely to give up” its nuclear weapons
The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel | Letter

The BBC should press for Eurovision to be moved from Israel | Letter

On 8 February, the BBC will screen You Decide, to ‘deliver the UK the artist it deserves to fly the flag out in Tel Aviv in May’. For any artist of conscience, this would be a dubious honour, say 50
French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

French sailor, 73, wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede spent 212 days alone at seaGolden Globe race involves navigation with sextants and paper mapsA 73-year-old French sailor has won an unusual, around-the-world yacht race after
British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

British cultural figures urge BBC to boycott Eurovision in Israel

Vivienne Westwood, Mike Leigh and Julie Christie are among those calling for coverage to be cancelled, citing human rights violations British cultural figures including Vivienne Westwood, Peter
Venezuela court freezes Juan Guaidó's bank accounts and imposes travel ban

Venezuela court freezes Juan Guaidó's bank accounts and imposes travel ban

Crisis deepens as attorney general orders investigation into Guaidó for alleged role in ‘crimes that threaten the constitutional order’Venezuela’s supreme court has imposed a travel ban and financial
GCHQ spy centre falls foul of law – over environmental permit

GCHQ spy centre falls foul of law – over environmental permit

UK’s surveillance centre’s data store has backup generators that are being used unlawfullyThe UK government’s internet surveillance centre, GCHQ, may be aware of many things, but the need for an
Howard Schultz called 'billionaire elite' by heckler in New York – video

Howard Schultz called 'billionaire elite' by heckler in New York – video

A day after the former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz said he might run independently for US president, a heckler at a book launch in Manhattan shouted at him: 'Don't help elect Trump.' Schultz has
Church of England plan for welcoming trans people under fire

Church of England plan for welcoming trans people under fire

More than 2,000 clergy and lay members sign letter asking bishops to withdraw guidanceMore than 2,000 clergy and lay members of the Church of England have signed a letter calling on bishops to
Toronto serial killer pleads guilty to eight counts of murder

Toronto serial killer pleads guilty to eight counts of murder

Bruce McArthur was charged with killing eight men, after police found remains in large planters at a property where he workedA former landscaper accused of sexually assaulting, killing and
Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid facing possible subpoenas over Fyre Festival

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid facing possible subpoenas over Fyre Festival

Subpoenas for financial information likely include Jenner and firms representing 25 models who starred in promotional videoSupermodels including Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk and Emily
Polar vortex: how cold will it be and what should the midwest expect?

Polar vortex: how cold will it be and what should the midwest expect?

Though the region is familiar with bitter winters, record low temperatures may be threatening, forecasters warnRecord low temperatures are descending on the American midwest. The region is long
State of the Union: Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrats' response – as it happened

State of the Union: Stacey Abrams to deliver Democrats' response – as it happened

Abrams is being recruited to run for Senate in 2020 Roger Stone pleads not guilty to charges in Trump-Russia investigationSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 1.58am GMT Shutting down
Belfast murder of Ian Ogle 'not in the name of loyalism', says UVF

Belfast murder of Ian Ogle 'not in the name of loyalism', says UVF

Paramilitary group that has been blamed for murder says it is ‘seeking answers’ over killingThe Ulster Volunteer Force has condemned the murder of a Northern Ireland loyalist that has been blamed on
Meet the 'cleanfluencers', the online gurus who like things nice and tidy

Meet the 'cleanfluencers', the online gurus who like things nice and tidy

Marie Kondo may be the biggest name in decluttering, but Instagram is awash with cleaning experts with millions of followersIt may not be spring yet, but everybody’s cleaning. Or, at the very least,
Let's not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss's remarks | Jonathan Jones

Let's not lose our marbles over the British Museum boss's remarks | Jonathan Jones

Hartwig Fischer said that removing the Parthenon marbles from Greece was a ‘creative act’ – but there is a logic to this provocative view that shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand The British Museum has